We have not got a scratch in our tourist area, Debbie Smith, Manager of Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park Lennox Head, NSW
There is more good news from Midge Point and Travellers Rest Caravan Camping Park Caravan Park, Queensland
too. They are back up and running after being hit by cyclonic winds about two and half months ago.
GoSee spoke with Karen Dineen, Principal and Managing Director of Dineen Tourism Management today.
Karen says: we have had some damage to Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park Annuals section at the west side but nothing to speak of in the tourist area at the eastern end. The main thing is that no-one was hurt and we were lucky that our Annuals section experienced low occupancy the day the tornado hit.
In the attached Google map the annuals are in the far left side of the pic the white parts are annuals vans and annexes.
The tornado came up Ian St, Lennox Head straight through the annuals and out into the lake The entrance area where the pointer is was untouched and it missed the house, office , tourist villas and tourist cabins
Google satellite view of Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park Lennox Head
Debbie Smith said the cleanup has already started and the tourist side of the caravan park's accommodation is fine. There is plenty of room for motor homes.
Earlier Karen Dineen said:
There were people camping in tents in the tourist area at the time of the tornado and they experienced no damage.
Thetornado just made a path straight through the town and the western end of the park, she said.
Debbie Smith this morning that power is back on to the office.The Big4 Holiday Park is situated on a freshwater tea tree lake adjacent to Seven Mile Beach, renowned amongst surfing enthusiasts for its world famous right hand point break.
The park is only a short drive from Ballina and Byron Bay and within easy walking distance to the al fresco dining and boutique specialty shops of Lennox Head village. Adjacent to the park there are picturesque barbecue settings and water activities on the lake, including windsurfing, canoeing and sailing.
Lake Ainsworth offers an ideal coastal holiday. The caravan park offers ensuite cabins as well as grassy powered and unpowered sites. It also boasts four large amenities blocks and acres of space for the kids to run around.
The caravan park won a silver Gumnut Award in 2009 CTIA Awards was also accredited with the Eco Friendly Green Star in 2009. The GPS is South 28deg.47.10, East 153deg 35.33.
Travellers Rest Caravan Camping Park Queensland
Robyn of Travellers Rest Caravan and Camping Park, Queensland said today that cyclone winds which hit tranquil Midge Point have had a benefit.
The Top Tourist Park is much more open and airy and visitors can see to the ocean now, she told GoSee.
Travellers Rest Caravan and Camping Park, Queensland is located on absolute tropical beach front midway between Mackay and Airlie Beach on the shores of Repulse Bay on the Whitsundays.
Set on 60 hectares of semi-tropical forest, Travellers Rest Caravan and Camping Park is only a short walk from the beach. Pets are allowed with site bookings only. Ample powered and unpowered sites are available for caravanners and campers. Disabled facilities are available.
The caravan park offers access to great fishing, swimming, boating and other watersports, magnificent Scenery, bushwalking and birdwatching. There is a golf course nearby and fresh air, peace and quiet are free.
From the south turn right at Bloomsbury and travel 18kms. From the north turn left at Laguna Quays sign and travel 15kms to the tranquil village of Midge Point. Travellers Rest Caravan and Camping Park, Queensland GPS is South 20deg.39.11, east 148deg 43.7.
Suzanne Vagne of Ballina Headlands Leisure Park said today that the Top Tourist chain member park was fine. Fortunately for us Lennox Head is 4 km north, and we had no ill effects from the devastating tornado that hit a strip of the town.
Thanks to those who rang to check on us. The roads are all open and we are trading as usual. GPS: South 28deg 49.25
East 153deg 36.3
Cabins Ballina Headlands Leisure Park
Campsites Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park