Three themed glamping tents, a dog play area and cinema nights signal a new direction for the popular Myrtle Park caravan facility at Targa, in Tasmania’s South East.
Jessica Jackson implemented the changes after winning the commercial lease for the 30-year-old council-owned riverside stay, taking over the property on Australia Day 2019.
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Patrons will continue to enjoy unpowered river-fronted sites, a simple camp kitchen, cricket pitches and a playground at just $7.50 per person, per night, for up to two weeks. But can expect improved laundry facilities and solar-powered hand dryers in the coming months in a bid to increase camper comfort and reduce waste.
The site is popular with swimmers, anglers and water-sports enthusiasts, with kayakers and stand-up paddle-boarders taking to the waters.
While St Patrick’s river’s banks and an onsite hall allow for family activities and events. Already, Jessica has introduced a mothers’ day tea and Easter activities at the Myrtle Park facility.
“We are having a dance in June and a bonfire night. I am also hoping to organising a heritage festival down the track,” Jessica explains.
Suitable for two adult guests, the American-made bell tents feature locally-built futon beds and stunning custom wood fireplaces from New Zealand.
“We have had a couple of mothers and daughters staying together.”
Guests can choose from three different themes: Bohemian Hideaway, Cottage Garden and the Rustic Retreat.
“A friend of mine owns one; it was in my original submission to council.”
Families with young kids also have the option to enjoy hassle-free camping under canvas thanks to ready-to-camp all weather tents.
Jessica also opened up a former agistment for fitter fur babies keen to navigate riding obstacles.
Locals reportedly thrilled with Jessica’s vision, showering the newcomer with pies.