Sandalwood Van & Leisure Park

Caravan Park - New South Wales


Sandalwood Park is located 1 km north of Wardell, a village in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Wardell is situated on the Richmond River and the Pacific Highway between the towns of Broadwater and Ballina. It is approximately 724 kms north of Sydney and 200 kms south of Brisbane.

Wardell was known in the 1850's as Blackwall , the cedar-getters settlement which was established as a river port on the Richmond River. The river was an important transport route for the region for the first 100 years after settlement. It developed into an important sawmilling centre for the timber industry and later for the milling of sugar cane. Wardell is known for its landmark liftspan bridge which was built to replace the ferries and barges used to transport Australian red cedar and sugarcane in the 1800s.

Today Wardell has a homemade pie shop and cafe,post office,pub, petrol station, public wharf and boat ramp. The river and its estuaries abound with marine wildlife and are used for recreational fishing and water sports.

Sandalwood Van & Leisure Park is a relaxing , peaceful, pet friendly travellers park set on 21 acres of gardens and pasture with plenty of shady trees. We're situated 12 kms south of Ballina just off the Pacific Highway. It's only a short 1km stroll to the historic river village of Wardell which has a wharf and boat ramp, and a five minute drive to pet friendly Patches Beach. Sandalwood offers studio cabins, spacious, level powered sites, shady camping sites , a swimming pool, and clean well presented amenities.

Very clean quiet park all you need bush setting, large sites, owners very friendly and helpful better than any in Balina.

This little park qualifies as one of those 'hidden gems' that you sometimes hear about but never seem to visit yourself. The flat grassy sites are separated by luxuriant shrubs and trees, which attract all manner of bird life. Peaceful and relaxing are two words that quickly come to mind. Older style but very clean amenities complete the picture.

Very friendly, pleasant park. Clean facilities. One night stopover on homework journey.

We paid $29 for a powered site for two adults. The friendly owner showed us to our site. The park is all on flat, well grassed ground. The van sites were spacious with privacy plantings in between. We had a step-out onto a paved square. The gardens were attractive and well maintained. The facilities were large, clean and convenient. The laundry had washers and driers for $4. The park is 1.7km from the pub in town.

Just phoned to ask about availability and asked about 10% CMCA discount but told they no longer offer any discount $29.00 pwr/water.
Powered Site $30.00
Per site, per night (2 adults)
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  • Address

    978 Pimlico Road
    Wardell, New South Wales, 2477
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  • Coordinates & Contact Details

    -28.941344, 153.472398
    02 6683 4221
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    Ballina, New South Wales
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