March 4-7, 2019
Taking a couple of days to catch up on laundry and grocery shopping we headed for the O.C.Ling memorial Caravan Park at Turners Beach. This park is on council land but is owned and managed by the Lions Club with a resident caretaker, Alan, who does a great job of keeping the park clean and tidy. Mostly permanent cabins and vans the park has room for a half dozen tourist vans at any one time and at a price ($23/night) much cheaper than the parks in Ulverstone just a few kilometres away.
The beach is accessed direct from the park with a walkway over the dunes and gives a great view along the North Coast; to the East the coastline curves round past Devonport and to the West past Burnie towards Stanley and The Nut.
Ulverstone is a thriving town with most of what you need with it’s distinctive three columned clock tower at the end of Reibey Street, the main shopping street in the town centre.
The Zig Zag Gardens path leads to a view across the town from the Western side, and a further drive to the top of the newest housing development gives an even greater panorama across the town and inland.