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Reviewed 25 March 2015

We stoped here on our way home to wa, we had toured the Eyre peninsula for 5 weeks and left this place until last as we wanted to see talia caves,and they are very near by, we wish we had gone here first we would have stayed longer, it was brilliantly set up for Bush camping and we loved it ,we are self safitiant in our caravan ,take your own tucker and stuff but there's a toilet , but take your own loo paper and dont expect a gold plated toilet seat, it beats a shovel and digging an hole, after all its the ausie bush and they have a shower block too, we will go again and next time we will take a few more suplys,but there is a little town port kenny nearby for stuff , all in all for us a couple of semi mad nomads it's brilliant, and one more thing, its beautiful at night under the stars and the very carming quite, brilliance all the way

Date of stay: March 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank E5908HUsue
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

We stayed in the Piccidilly Cottage for 2 nights. The cottage was older style but had everything we needed. It was an easy trip into Venus Bay for supplies, and also to Bairds Bay to swim with dolphins and seals, which was wonderful. The scenery around the coast is spectacular.

Room tip: There is no mobile reception
Date of stay: February 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank wombie03
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Reviewed 28 January 2015

Did you know South Australia is the driest state in the driest continent? Water is therefore an extremely valuable source and the owners of Coodlie Park are fully aware of this. Not only did they build this truly Australian accommodation experience on ecological principles, such as using green energy, using collected rain water only and doing extensive recycling but they have found a creative and unique way to keep the water usage low and efficient.

If you stay in the campsite, then you get to experience the newly developed and handcrafted bucket showers. The walls of the whole building are made up of former wooden boards used for regional oyster leasing. The bucket shower is filled by yourself with collected rainwater that is warmed up, you fill in the water in you own bucket shower and can control the flow. Have a quick shower. It certainly is enough I even had water left. Why not make it competition who uses water the most economically? A refreshing approach to tackling the wasteful attitude I often find in hostel guests. Well done!

If you are not too keen on sleeping the proper Australian way (i.e. in swags underneath a canopy of stars - but in little huts on stilts), you also have the option to stay in the YHA building with kitchen, laundry and TV or in private cottages surrounded by barley fields and gumtrees with the iconic Australian water mill in the background. Again, everything is made up of recycled material and looks really cool with the typical corrugated sheet iron and recycled wood, plus awesome road signs etc. Really rustic and very outback. A nice touch. Oh, and you might be interested to know that you can also have a WWOOFing stay here. The people I ran into loved it.

Room tip: If you like the outdoors and wildlife, you should try out the campsite. For people who like comfort and don't like to walk too much from kitchen to bathroom and so on, the private cottages are really nice.
Date of stay: January 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Thank thetravelonthebrain
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

I will start by saying that we would stay here again but would like to add some comments;
We did the camping experience as we had a camper trailer, we stayed for 7 nights, we probably should have parked in a different area of the park as we parked in one of the bays and it was extremely dusty (it is the Eyre Peninsular and not much rain happening so bound to be dusty).
There was one toilet and due to not much rain the water for the toilet did run out which was to be expected as they have tourist groups staying there. When I first used the toilet it was disgusting and I had to clean it before using it - I guess a tour group had just been through. On the fourth day onwards we had to share the toilet with about 60 blow flies. Possibly to help the toilet water situation they could also have a 'long drop' toilet.
The shower was fairly new and was a work in progress but I really liked the method used. You filled up a bucket (the water came out at a lovely temperature), you then filled the bucket in the shower, hoist the bucket up, tie it down and turn the shower on and you have a lovely 3min shower which if done correctly is more than enough water. There were a couple of problems - it is a communal shower and at this stage the flimsy curtains blow all over the place so there is no privacy unless someone holds the curtain for you - (they are going to change the curtains but I suggested in the meantime to have tying points at the bottom of the curtains so they won't blow).
Also, if you are allergic to bees it proves difficult as the bees are in the cubicle and at the tap where you get the water - unfortunately this would be difficult to fix but maybe by putting mesh around the top openings of the building it may assist.
Unfortunately the owners weren't there when we arrived but there was a lovely couple who look after the place in their absence so only got to meet one of the owners later in the week, so really didn't get the show around just basically park where you want and told there is a beach but it's over there and is a bit of a goat track down to it so never ended up going to that beach.
All in all, as I first stated, we would stay again as it is 'bush camping' with the bonus of shower and toilet and a communal kitchen (beware of the bees though).

Room tip: Prior to setting up camp, look around the area first to find a suitable camping site.
Date of stay: December 2014
Trip type: Travelled with friends
1  Thank Lesley R
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Reviewed 25 November 2014

My wife and I stayed there recently but unfortunately had to leave early but in the short time we were there Hassie could not have been more helpful. The cabin was good, the peace was terrific and the wildlife was different, we would recommend to anybody.

Date of stay: November 2014
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Charlie F
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