Thursday, December 7, 2023

Mount Pleasant caravan park set to open

The Barossa Council is unveiling a new destination for holiday makers in the Barossa following a $2.4 million redevelopment of Mount Pleasant Caravan Park.

The official opening on Saturday, August 12th will feature a range of off-road caravan, 4WD and outdoor adventure displays and an appearance by Adelady and Hello SA.

The upgrade of accommodation and facilities at Talunga Park includes six cabins, a new camp kitchen, 24 new powered caravan sites and visitor amenities, making it the perfect base to explore eco-tourism attractions in the Barossa.

Mayor, Bim Lange said the expansion of Park facilities has come at the right time.

“Along with wine tourism, we know there’s a growing interest in recreation and outdoor adventure experiences, and Mount Pleasant is perfectly situated to explore the region’s walking and cycling trails and on-water activities at our reservoirs,” he said.

“The Park provides affordable options for visitors seeking nature-based experiences, offering contemporary, high-quality facilities in a tranquil, open space setting.

“And because Talunga Park is a popular venue for major events and equestrian activities, we expect these expanded accommodation options will boost visitation and deliver economic benefits for local businesses, service providers and tourism operators.”

An initiative of Council’s The Big Project, the Park redevelopment has been co-funded by the Government of South Australia’s Local Government Infrastructure Partnership Program.

It comes on the back of positive figures for regional tourism in 2022.

“Visitors are looking to experience the region in lots of different ways, and the Barossa offers great diversity,” said Council’s Manager Tourism Services, Jo Seabrook.

“We know that following Covid, consumers are really wanting to get back to nature and explore new and unique experiences. Nature and natural beauty is high on the agenda, together with quality food and wine.”

The community is invited to attend the official opening on August 12th between 11am and 1pm.

For more information visit Barossa.sa.gov.au/events.

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