Tourists and residents keep park ticking over

South Western Times
Leschenault Caravan Park managers Donna Hartley and Tom Voysey.
Camera IconLeschenault Caravan Park managers Donna Hartley and Tom Voysey. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Regional travel restrictions have seen tourism operators and accommodation providers struggle as travellers are forced to stay put over the Easter holidays.

Yet it is the same border restrictions that have helped soften the blow for the Leschenault Caravan Park which has not hit the brakes just yet.

Park manager Tom Voysey said the mandatory lockdown forced travellers who were already in the region to stay.

“The ban hasn’t affected us too much,” Mr Voysey said.

“Close to 98 per cent of the park is filled with permanent residents and we also have nine powered sites. Of those powered sites, four are filled with travellers that are unable to go back home, so we are pretty lucky.”

Mr Voysey said typically this time of year was their busiest.

“Usually we fill up over the Easter school holidays, but obviously given the circumstances that isn’t the case this year,” he said.

“That being said, I have been the manager here for just over a year and we have seen this business boom with the help of review websites like Wiki Camps.

“We just have to be optimistic, we still have the Christmas break to look forward to and hopefully this is all over by then.”

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