TOP RATINGS AWARD FOR SNOWY RIVER HOLIDAY PARK AT DALGETY
The Snowy River Holiday Park at Dalgety has been awarded the coveted 4 Star rating by Australia’s only independent accommodation rating scheme run by the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC).
The scheme uses ‘star’ symbols which are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards. The ATIC is a non-profit organisation representing the State tourism industry associations. ATIC also operates the Australian Tourism Awards and Accreditation Programs.
Since Sue and Colin Fabish took over the Snowy River Holiday Park four years ago, the couple have introduced some significant changes and improvements which have progressively taken the park’s official accommodation rating from 2 Star in 2014 to the high 4 Star rating awarded recently.
For more than 50 years, the Star Ratings Scheme has been recognised as a standard of excellence across Australia.
The world’s biggest travel site, Trip Advisor, is another to recognise the holiday park’s increase in popularity. Favourable guest comments have Trip Advisor awarding the holiday park a 5:5 rating.
Sue and Colin attribute their success to a lot of hard work and a five-year building plan and budgeted marketing strategy. The emphasis was on families and offering them an affordable holiday at a fantastic location.
The marketing focused on the town of Dalgety and its history, the adjoining Snowy River and platypus viewing. Also, the prime location and how easily anyone staying at the holiday park could see the whole region’s attractions. The Park became pet friendly and the variety of pets accompanying families and guests has amazed Sue and Colin - dogs, cats, goats, and horses to ferrets, birds and even a lizard.
Prior to buying the holiday park, the couple had travelled extensively throughout Australia with a hard floor camper trailer and found inspiration as well as ideas from staying at other holiday and caravan parks and also what worked and didn’t work for guests and travelers.
The park’s building plan led to the addition of a camp kitchen, refurbishment of the amenities block, providing all weather coverage of the BBQ area, constructing decking and patios to the cabins, and upgrading and improving the gardens.
Sue and Colin have completed their five year plan in three years and have decided it is time to ‘put their feet up’ and have listed their beloved Snowy River Holiday Park for sale.
“We’re hoping to attract a family with young children so we can boost the numbers at the Dalgety School,” said Sue and Colin Fabish.
“We have thoroughly enjoyed the holiday park and have made long term friends with lots of families coming on a regular basis. We are hoping to buy a house or land in the Dalgety area which we can make our retirement home, after a holiday of course.”