It is in Bell Block and just 10 minutes from downtown New Plymouth so its handy too.
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Just as the first Covid lockdown came on last year, Kevin and Lynda’s Tamarillo crop and others like it, were devastated by a bug that badly damaged their crop. A real tragedy. They had several neighbours who also got struck by the same bad luck.
Not to be outdone and being clever Motor homers themselves, they turned their small farm into a lovely big Motorhome and Caravan Park over property and it is a huge success!
Keeping the big shelter belts that surrounded their Tamarillos, they’ve added a nice new Happy Hour facility with an outside deck.
While I was there, there were a few windy days but being surrounded by the shelter belts, you wouldn’t have known!!
I was originally only going to stay a night but there is such a great atmosphere and a sense of community that I ended up being there for 5 days! There are 8 powered sites and some hard stand parking, but it is so sheltered.
Kevin and Lynda are both very good musicians and several of the people who stay there regularly are too.
On the day I arrived, they had a small concert for an hour or two with their semi-trailer in the next paddock, fantastic. Kevin has setup it up with a neat sound system and what looks like a bit of a “Green room” at the end of the stage. Suzy T as she’s known, was on the keyboards and vocals. She’s a great singer and was staying in her Caravan just across from me.
Between where I was parked next to the Happy Hour Pavilion and the Stage, there was a huge row of shelterbelt trees but in one corner, there was a neatly cut out doorway through the trees… very clever.
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Kevin also helped me sort out a small problem I had with a missing screw in my under-engine cover which was hanging down. All done in a few minutes!
A fantastic group of people encouraged by great hosts. Thanks again for having me.