Installed in September 2010, Broken Hill Tourist Park (BHTP) now offer 6 Superior 'home away from home' style cabins. With the final touches being made to the surrounds by our outdoor team, Brendon, Dustin and Brett, completion is expected by years end.
In addition the park has seen the upgrade of the outdoor entertaining area with the installation of large brand new BBQ'S within the past 12 months. Watch this space for further projects in the pipe line.
In line with our commitment to community and training and development of staff In May of 2011, Broken Hill Tourist Park became part of a school based initiative to provide year 11 to 12 students work placement learning as part of their HSC. Broken Hill Tourist Park welcomed Megan Bock to the team.
Starting from ground up, as we all have, Megan has been busy learning all aspects of running a busy park, whilst completing her theory based modules to compliment her work based practical training of the Certificate II, Caravan Park Operations School-Based Traineeship.
The traineeship offers hands on training in real life workplaces giving students great life and work skills to take into the workplace. Broken Hill Tourist Park team leaders stated 'As the traineeship progresses it's great to Megan gaining confidence in both customer relations and workplace and occupational health safety procedures. Her ability to communicate and work in a team environment are skills Megan will carry through life" It' feels good to be able to contribute.
Encouraged by the success of the traineeship, Broken Hill Tourist Park looks forward to offering further traineeships to the youth of Broken Hill.
The McIvors quickly recognised that guests arriving in Broken Hill were not aware of all the region had to offer, nor allowed enough time to experience Broken Hill and the region. It was a familiar comment by many guests "I wish I new there was so much to see I would have planned longer stay in Broken Hill"... "This is our second time back, we did not have chance to see everything"... "People really need to know what there is to see!" and so the McIvors created a Top Ten Things List to See and Do In Broken Hill.
They have been busy attending a number of Caravan and camping shows throughout the past 18 months promoting Broken Hill, Silverton and the region as a tourist destination and increasing awareness of the unique experience of the accessible outback. March through to October is the parks busy period and many are now coming and staying until late October and early November.
In March 2011, Discover Downunder presenters Tim Smith and Brooke Hanson visited the Silver City and Gol Gol as part of a Top Tourist Parks Australia initiative to promote regional centres.