Esk Caravan Park

SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCThe caravan park itself is rather nice, not sure its worth the 4 star rating we have seen but it is pleasant enough. The setting is great set at the foot of the granite hills to the east of Esk. There is a fabulous camp kitchen, communal area in the middle of the camp with several BBQ,s and even 2 pizza ovens . The seating is school hall style which does not lend itself to mixing with other campers. There is a very small home style pool which is heated . The negative that I have that would make me not want to return is the sites are on coarse gravel which in the wet sticks to your shoes and gets everywhere, including the van.
The managers are very friendly and after you have settled pay a visit to check everything is OK. We had good TV and Telstra reception.
Esk itself is a cute town in between the Wivenhoe (10 ks south )and Somerset Dams ( 15ks north ). There is a small surpermarket, and 2 pubs in Esk, a newsagent , bakery ( terrible pies) and coffee shop. A large antique shop dominates the town but the contents only so so. Overall Esk is not the most exciting place to visit, OK for an overnight stop perhaps. Note that Dogs are not allowed anywhere near the waterfront at either dam, at Sommerset they even had a ranger checking cars.
So I would give the park a 6/10 and Esk a 3/10, cute enough but no reason to stay more than a day.