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Thriving caravan park has plans to expand
Thriving caravan park has plans to expand

Expansion is on the agenda for Bridgetown Caravan Park under new owners Stef Quin and her partner Nathan Meade.

Ms Quin said the park, which has six onsite vans and three cabins plus 50 powered sites and 20 unpowered, is often at capacity during peak holiday periods.

These include the Blues at Bridgetown festival and over Christmas and Easter holidays and long weekends.

At peak times, it can accommodate more than 500 people a night.

“We could have booked it out many times more than we have, especially in the peak season, ” Ms Quin said.

The plan is to add three or four more cabins in coming years and to buy land from the adjoining bowling club which has become an overflow camping area.

She and Mr Meade bought the park a year ago from Brad and Sue Dowling, excited by its location.

"For us it was a really good location, with easy access from the highway and nicely located in nature by the river and close to town.

“It’s also central to Nannup, Boyup Brook, Busselton, Bunbury and Pemberton.”

A bonus is the park is close to Balingup, Mr Meade’s home town, and where the couple has been based since the birth of their son Zane.

Originally from Germany, Ms Quin met her partner while backpacking along the coast at another caravan park he was managing.

Day-to-day management of the park is now in the hands of Vonny Tozer and Keith Partington.

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