Bell Park Caravan Park
67 Pattison Street
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* * * IMPORTANT NOTE * * *
During 2016 our beautiful park was temporarily crippled
by major upgrades to the underground electrical system. It was unavoidable
and in order for Bell Park to keep operating, three temporary generators
were brought in. As it transpired, these generators were of a playful disposition,
though their idea of fun was not ours!
In the meantime, the new infrastructure required trenches to be dug all over the park and for a while it was chaos. Today, however, the generators and the trenches are long gone and new grass is growing everywhere.
So, come on back to a Bell Park which is better than ever!
As you crest the hill, Emu Park lies spread before you.
A pretty, clean and friendly
village with the Coral Sea and the offshore islands providing a backdrop.
This web site was created to serve three purposes.
Patrons' Pagefor the park regulars. An opportunity to keep in touch and up to date.
Early morning over Bell Park Caravan Park: Green, leafy, spacious, friendly, affordable and right on the beach.
At Bell Park we can accommodate everything from the largest fifth wheelers
to the smallest tent. Our grassy sites have good water pressure, reliable
power and sullage disposal. Do we have a 'dump point'? Yes, in fact we have
You can relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the park or you may prefer golf, fishing, lawn bowling, tennis, swimming, boating, walking, sunbathing, crafts, indoor bowls, t'ai chi, mah-jong or just sitting around and chatting. Each winter we host many enthusiastic lawn bowlers who play at the adjacent bowling club. There is a heated outdoor swimming pool close to the park but the beach is even closer.
The picture (right) was taken halfway along the path to the beach. That's how close we are to the ocean yet protected from strong winds by a strip of beautiful, dense foliage.
A belt of dense foliage protects Bell Park from strong winds.
Our new shopping complex with IGA, a new Degani's café/restaurant
and plenty of parking space.
From the caravan park the shops are a five minute walk through leafy Bell Park.
The Degani licensed café/restaurant is a very welcome
addition to Emu Park's facilities. It is clean and bright
with alfresco dining if desired. The staff are friendly and helpful and both the food and coffee are excellent.
Emu Park Historical, Railway and Maritime Museum.
Fuel is available from the garage in the village centre. Eat-in or take-away food is available from several outlets including the local pub, two bakeries, a pizza shop, fish and chip shops and Deganis café/restaurant. Each Friday evening the nearby bowling club puts on mouth-watering meals.
Trev, the proprietor of Emu Park's
hardware store, is in the spirit.
The centre precinct of a wonderfully imaginative project.To the left of the picture, a boardwalk has been constructed which winds along the rocks to that famous icon, the Singing Ship (featured in the next section). As of 2015 the boardwalk terminates at a viewing platform. However, the plan is to extend it further to Fisherman's Beach.
When you align the horizon in the image with the real horizon
you are faced with a scene
of boats landing troops who are storming up the dunes towards you, rifles at the ready.
Emu Park's salute to Captain James Cook.The Singing Ship was designed to 'sing' as the wind blew across its vertical pipes. It succeeded a bit too well and, from its vantage point on the hill, could be heard over a wide area on a breezy day. The Council eventually had it muted. Kele Park, where the 'Ship' is located, is well worth a visit and the hill gives spectacular views along the coast.
One view from the Singing Ship; some of the offshore islands.
At the foot of the hill is a boat ramp with parking for
cars and boat trailers. Offshore are several
islands including Great Keppel Island which can also be visited by ferry from nearby Rosslyn Bay.
The slope below the Singing Ship gives a view across Fisherman's
And from the hills opposite, looking back ...
... the Singing Ship is visible on the headland to the right,
the boat ramp is in the centre, more offshore islands
are just visible on the horizon. Bell Park Caravan Park is hidden amongst the trees.
From up on the hill near the "Singing Ship" you can look down
at Fisherman's Beach and see people swimming, boating and fishing, the blue
water set off by the dark green hills beyond.
This bay is Bell Park Caravan Park's 'back yard'. The beach is only metres from the park via a short path through the foliage-covered dunes. At night, as you lie in bed, you can hear the sound of the waves breaking onto the sand. You awake in the morning to the song of the many birds in the park - 83 varieties at last count. What a way to greet the day!
And day after day of blue skies and sunshine, it's just too much!
Before the year 2000 you would have stood a reasonable chance of seeing an emu around Emu Park but not today. There may still be some in nearby bushland but nobody has seen one for some time. The road signs are still in place, more as a precaution than anything else. Unfortunately those signs will probably be the nearest thing to an emu you'll see in Emu Park, but . . . you just never know.
UPDATE AUGUST 15th 2015.An emu was seen on the verge of Kinka Beach Road about 6½ km north of Bell Park. There are still some around.
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