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Tamworth Round Up 2020 accommodation
« on: February 23, 2020, 11:34:27 AM »
As with past Round Ups our base, aka Moke Central, will be Austin Tourist Park in Tamworth. Austin is located at 581 Armidale Road (New England Highway), Tamworth. It's a few kilometres on the Armidale side of Tamworth.

The Austin website can be found at www.austintouristpark.com.au, but please book by phoning them on (02)6766 2380 as all cabins have been blocked from the website to ensure that Round Up attendees get preference. You will also need to speak to them personally to get the discounted rate - let them know you're with the Mokers!

They cater well to kids with a pool and lots of grassed areas, but also have cabins tucked away a bit for those who want it quieter. They do have a section that allows dogs within reason - must be kept under control etc. Please note that the dog friendly section is for campers and caravanners only - no provision for dogs if you're staying in the cabins. Check with them before making firm plans as this section of the park is virtually on the edge of the section we have commandeered, so it would be quite convenient for those who like to travel with their dog(s). There is plenty of room for car trailers too, for those who want to tow the Moke.

Of course, there is no obligation to stay at the park, but we personally think that it's the best way to get the full experience from the event. If you are staying there, you are in the heart of the action with everyone else. All attendees stayed there last time and we don't recall hearing anything but praise for the accommodation. They looked after us extremely well and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone. However, if you would really prefer to stay elsewhere, Tamworth is a large country town with many motels, hotels, B&B's etc available to suit all tastes and budgets (so long as you don't want a view overlooking the beach).

This will be the sixth time we have run the event since the inaugural 2010 Round Up and Austin Tourist Park have hosted it every time. In the spirit of mutual appreciation, they have again looked after us with a discount package for Mokers, which we suspect may have been especially difficult for them this year in light of the ongoing drought having a detrimental effect on tourism in Tamworth and especially recently when even the massive Tamworth Country Music Festival took quite a hit in January to their usual attendance figures due to the drought in conjunction with the unbelievable bushfire crisis this summer.

Anyway, in true Aussie country spirit, they are still doing their best to get on with it and have put a package together with a pretty generous discount for those booking 5 nights or more, which I'll detail in the following post.

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Re: Tamworth Round Up 2020 accommodation
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2020, 02:17:11 PM »
ACCOMMODATION RATES FOR ROUND UP 2020


« Last Edit: February 23, 2020, 02:19:31 PM by KMC »

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Re: Tamworth Round Up 2020 accommodation
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2020, 02:26:23 PM »
The rates to stay at Moke Central (aka Austin Tourist Park) are shown in KMC's post above. Please note the generous discounts which apply to those booking five nights or more!!

Austin Tourist Park is the recommended accommodation venue to make sure you're amongst the action. They have reserved all cabins for us up until 1/10/2020, but it is strongly advised to get in early, especially if you want a cabin. They have plenty (over 20) but a lot do book up pretty quickly early on, and there are quite a few different sizes and comfort levels available, but obviously only a few of each type. So to ensure you get the size/style/budget you're after, it's best to ring them sooner rather than later.

Other conditions are as follows:

Deposits
There will be a request for two deposits of 40% to be paid. The first is payable within 45 days of the booking being made, and the second to be paid by September 30th 2020.

This 80% can also be paid in weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments – no amount smaller than $25 will be accepted – provided the full deposit is paid by September 30th 2020. They can also pay off the full amount if they do wish to use these.

Online Bookings
Their online booking system for the dates 20th October 2020 to 25th October has stopped all cabin bookings through it. For the special rate or to make bookings during that time, you will need to ring the park – 02 67662380 – to make a booking.


Austin will allow non-Moke bookings from October 1st 2020 to fill any cabins that haven’t been booked, so please get in early

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Re: Tamworth Round Up 2020 accommodation
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2020, 08:44:20 PM »
Just a reminder now that things are starting to calm down, it might be a good time to get on with booking some accommodation if you're planning on coming to Tamworth in October.

All of the deals and conditions listed in our earlier posts still apply.

Most importantly, please don't book online. Phone the park on (02) 6766 2380

Also, if you're at the point of booking accommodation, you should also have registered for the event, which can be done very easily online https://www.mokeroundup.com.au/registration.html  Registration may not seem that important, but it really helps us with our planning.

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Re: Tamworth Round Up 2020 accommodation
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2020, 10:03:04 PM »
Some good news amongst all of the uncertainty and confusion at the moment.

Austin Tourist Park (Moke Central) have advised that they have waived any requirement for deposits or progress payments on all accommodation at their park due to the uncertainty of whether the Round Up goes ahead, along with the possibility that some may not be able to attend when the time comes due to COVID restrictions.

That said, we are still doing all we can to make sure Round Up 2020 goes ahead and very close to making a decision. It will have to be decided one way or another very soon, but we still have a couple of glitches to iron out to ensure that we we can run the event safely and without backlash.

Thanks to all who have provided feedback so far, and to those who haven't done so yet, it's not too late.


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Re: Tamworth Round Up 2020 accommodation
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2020, 09:33:18 AM »
For those of who have registered to attend, and have not booked accommodation :

Austin have all the cabins held for Mokers, and there are about 6 still vacant for the Round Up (a mix of size and type). If you are planning on staying in a cabin and haven't booked, please do so today or tomorrow as Austin will release these cabins to the public on Tuesday  29 September. 

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