Magnesium pool a hit at award-winning Oasis Tourist Park

Since taking the reins in 2019, owner Ben Reichstein has never seen the Oasis Tourist Park so busy in September. Though in many ways, he’s not surprised.

Despite the COVID interruptions, the young family continued to invest in and work at renewing their gorgeous pet-friendly tourist park, 20 minutes from Darwin.

And the results are stunning.

Magnesium Pool

Indeed, earlier this year, Oasis Tourist Park installed a new camp kitchen, three undercover barbecue areas and 14 cabins including two with disability accessibility. But the pièce de résistance? Replacing the fibreglass salt water pool with a heated magnesium pool.

“We wanted to use the space better, maximise it. So we have placed seating all around it. We wanted to capture the environment [in the redesign]. We put a turtle and a crocodile statue in the garden and rock feature to make it unique,” says Ben.

Guests can lounge about and enjoy the pool for longer periods of the year as it is temperature controlled. And the magnesium has been a real hit: “Our guests are saying they’re sleeping better, their hair feels nicer. It’s been really well received.”

Brainstorming together

Planning is a communal effort, says Ben. There are lots of discussions, bouncing ideas and brainstorming amongst family members and guests.

“My parents are business people. Sometimes we have very different points of view. We have robust discussions but so far we’ve managed to get things right.”

Indeed, Oasis Tourist Park received a Brolga at the Northern Territory Tourism Awards.

In addition to the new pool precinct and communal dining facilities, Oasis Tourist Park planted up gardens around the campsites for privacy and installed infrastructure so that guests living with limited mobility can enjoy the park.

Easier access and events

Although pleased with their most recent renovations, the family has more plans underway.

“We are going to build an undercover stage area where we can host fundraisers for charity. And also install more concrete pathways to improve disability access around the park. 

“There’s always room for improvement. We keep wanting to be better,” Ben explains.

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