March 19, 2018

The cabins
are coming!

At the top of our list of new facilities was the construction of
four new self-contained cabins for all-seasons guests...

Perspective drawing of the new cabins

Our architect was given simple instructions - the cabins had to be well integrated into the bush landscape, they had to be warm in winter and cool in summer, and they had to be self-contained.

South elevation of the new cabins

Using modern materials such as Modwood decking and Scyon Axon cladding, a technologically advanced construction with a comfortable "weatherboard holiday house" feel is being created.

West elevation of the new cabins

4 separate trussed gabled roofs singularly identify each space and provide protection for private patio areas, each with mains LPG and all powered by 14kW solar panels on the rear skillion.

Current progress as at 1 March 2018

The plan is to have them finished by Easter - only 4 weeks away when this photo was taken. Will we succeed? we will keep our progress posted on this page...

Current progress as at 23 March 2018

The plan is in chaos! The builder has walked off the job with one week to go! (Get stuffed Darren Clifford!). We are cancelling Easter bookings, and working around the clock ourselves and with new contractors. We can't possibly make it!

Inside - Current progress as at 23 March 2018

This is what the cabins look like inside on the 22nd of March, 2018. We are spending a lot of time on the phone organising trades!

Inside - Current progress as at 25 March 2018

The new trades have arrived! It is all go here, with Jason Moy (Carpenter and head man), Chris Coutts (tiling), and Mike from Craig Adams HGM all on the job - along with our Frank, the Germans and Steff and Andrew. Its going to be closxe, but we just might make it...

Inside - Current progress as at 27 March 2018

The gyprock is up, tiling half done and cabinets going in.

Inside - Current progress as at 28 March 2018

We made Easter! Not completely done - but useable! Here are the legends that did it!

Inside - Current progress as at 28 March 2018

We kept the customers happy for Easter.

Inside - Current progress as at 11 April 2018

Then we went back to work to finish everything off. By the 11th of April, we were finished and it was time to relax!

Inside - Current progress as at 11 April 2018

4 units from framing to completed in 20 business days - hows that?

March 19, 2018

Enter the
Solar

Installing solar panels on shed roof

In January we contracted with Ultimate Solar to install a 3-phase 130kW battery-ready solar system. This is big enough to power the whole park and will provide us with energy security for the foreseeable future. Ultimate Solar finished on time, but we are still witing for Origin Energy to install the new meter before we can turn it on...

March 24, 2018

New bathroom block
installed and ready

New toilet block arrives

Some people were complaining that it took too long to walk to our immaculate amenities building - so we have provided another one right in the middle of the powered sites and tents!

March 25, 2018

Glamping Bell tents
Now on platforms

In the winter the ground can get pretty wet and cold and so we have raised the bell tents off the ground on their own solid platforms. Nice one, frank!

March 25, 2018

Now thats
sumping different!

Last year the park was underwater. This year will be different! We have constructed a network of underground sumps and pumps to remove all surface water permanently. In addition we have laid 200 tons of 40mm screened limestone rock to completely flood-proof the driveways. You can never get stuck here again!

March 19, 2018

Too small?
Not any more

We started with 8 x 15amp caravan type powered sites. Now we have 28 x 15amp sites! Plus another 12 with 10amp available. Each mushroom has a light sensored LED, 4 RCD'd sockets, 4 taps and is lockable. Good job Marcus Devereaux and Frank Crabbe!

March 19, 2018

Borders, rope, fence lines,
straight lines!

We have cleared 200m of ancient fence lines and redone them with our nautical theme. We have created borders around important areas and improved the grass cover over 80% of the powered sites area. All in all, we have spent $150,000 on the grounds and you can see the improvements. Well done Frank!