Our review of Ashley Gardens Tourist Park, Braybrook, VIC.
18 November 2013
Dates of Stay
10 – 18 November 2013 (second stay)
Will We Return
Powered site: $45
Ensuite powered site: $55
Family villa: $170
Budget family: $120
Camper cabin: $80
Holiday cabin: $130
Spa unit: $150
Deluxe studio: $150
1br Deluxe villa: $150
2br Deluxe villa: $165
3br Deluxe villa: $205
Value for money: Good. The park is in close proximity to Melbourne CBD and all major tourist attractions. Major shopping centres are close by, including a Woolworths right next door. The park is kept spotless clean and most sites are on concrete or bitumen.
9:00 – 5:00pm (longer in summer months)
After Hours Check-in
Speak to the managers if you think you might arrive late.
Friendliness: Very friendly
Responsiveness to complaints: We had no complaints.
Helpfulness: Very helpful. Happy to answer questions about the area and assist with storage of our caravan.
Amenities are closed between 10:00 – 11:00am each day for cleaning.
After Hours Manager
The park is quite large in size. It has over 200 camping sites (covering powered grass to slab to ensuite sites) as well as numerous budget cabins right up to 3-bedroom deluxe villas.
The park is quite spread out and there is no feeling of being cramped in at all.
Drive Through Sites
The park has bitumen and concrete roadways, with most sites being the same. Some sites are grassed. Even with all the rain there was no sign of dirt or mud. There are trees and maintained gardens throughout.
The park is well-lit at night, and amenities are handy to all sites.
There are undercover BBQ facilities.
Shower and Toilet Facilities
Adequate to cope with number of people: Yes
Proximity to sites: The park is spread out so there is a little bit of a walk depending on where your site is, but nothing out of the ordinary or excessive
Cleanliness: Very clean
Condition: Very good
Water pressure: Good
Adequate hot water: Yes
Disabled facilities: Yes
Family bathrooms: Yes
Doggy bath: No
On-site laundry with iron and ironing board
Swimming Pool – Yes
Tennis Court – Yes
Mini golf – No
Gym – No
Sauna – Yes
Kids Club – No
Activities for Kids – No
Games Room – Yes
While there are no formal activities for kids, they can make use of the TV and Video room, Games Room, Playground and pool.
The park is set right on a main road, so depending on where your site is located you may experience some road noise, but in saying that, we had no issues with traffic noise and the convenience of location was superb. The park itself was very busy but exceptionally quiet.
The park has plenty of trees for shade and grassy lawns, so even in the busiest of periods you do not feel cramped in. Grassed gardens and amenity blocks break up the sites also. All sites are level.
Depending on what you need, it is suitable for both short and long-term stopovers. It’s located convenient to everything around the heart of Melbourne. We have stayed here for a number of weeks in total so far.
The park is located on a main road. Depending on where your site is within the park, you may experience some traffic noise. The park itself has only bitumen or concrete roads, all of which are in great condition. Speed bumps are located throughout the park and clearly marked.
Being only 9km from Melbourne CBD, it is within driving distance of all major attractions, including sporting, theatre, historical, shopping and the boat to Tasmania.
129 Ashley Street, Braybrook VIC 3019
Phone: (03) 9318 6866
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