K9 Friendly Camping!
The Reflections Holiday Park group has put out the welcome mat for pets at 29 dog-friendly caravan parks. Operations manager Cameron Tynan believes now is the perfect time for them to enjoy a change of scenery after so many have had restricted movements due to COVID.
'If you tailor your music playlist for the road trip I'm sure Elvis Presley’s Hound Dog would get everyone, pups included, in the mood for a holiday,' he said.
His group is sending a shout-out to the thousands of people who pampered their pooches with a Reflections holiday last year and says pups are in need of some time out too. Mr Tynan said 11,844 bookings with dogs were made at Reflections parks last year compared to 14,703 in 2020. This suggested that after many months at home, they were badly in need of a holiday with their humans.
'Now is a perfect time for a change of scenery after so many have had restricted movements due to the pandemic,' Mr Tynan said. 'We have dog-friendly holiday parks throughout regional NSW, with many located on the coast or near spectacular walking trails that are perfect for our guests who want to get outdoors and explore the countryside with their favourite canine companion. 'Our country parks based on inland dams are also particularly popular with families with dogs ... the vast reserves and opportunities to have fun in the water make them a dog’s paradise.' Reflections holiday parks says it offers spacious camping and powered sites as well as dog-friendly cabins. Some also offer warm-water hydro baths, biodegradable doggy bags and waiting poles, to make for a better dog-friendly holiday experience.
The 29 dog-friendly Reflections Holiday Parks are: * NSW Far North Coast: Ferry Reserve, Ballina, Shaws Bay, Lennox Head and Evans Head.
* NSW Mid North Coast: Barrington Coast - Hawks Nest, Jimmys Beach, Tuncurry. * Greater Port Macquarie: Bonny Hills, North Haven. * NSW Coffs Coast: Urunga, Mylestom, Coffs Harbour, Moonee Beach, Corindi Beach, Red Rock.
* Nambucca Valley: Nambucca Heads, Scotts Head. * NSW South Coast: Bermagui, Eden, Pambula. * Central West NSW: Cudgegong River, Lake Burrendong, Mookerawa Waters, Grabine Lakeside, Wyangala Waters.
* New England NSW: Copeton Waters, Lake Keepit. * Upper Hunter NSW: Lake Glenbawn. Mr Tynan said dogs are part of many families and it is important for Reflections to provide options so that the whole family could enjoy a holiday escape.
Formed in 2013 to consolidate the operations of 28 coastal and 9 inland holiday parks and reserves on Crown Land throughout NSW, the group incorporated 3 holiday park brands – North Coast Holiday Parks, South Coast Holiday Parks and Inland Waters Holiday Parks – under the Crown Holiday Parks banner. Rebranded to Reflections Holiday Parks in February 2018, the group has brought all parks under the one banner. The group says it reinvests surplus funds across all its holiday and community parks, so visitors and regional communities can keep enjoying these pristine locations, and says its vision is to inspire all who visit.