In December 2013, the Domansky family, following the urge for a tree-change, moved from Melbourne to own and manage the green oasis nestled just north of Swan Hill that is Hilltop Resort. After all, trading life in the suburbs close to the CBD for the open plains alongside the River Murray just makes sense, doesn’t it? And what would be better than living in a holiday location on a country resort?
Roman and Jenni and their three daughters are very excited to be breathing fresh new life into Hilltop Resort, and bring with them lots of enthusiasm and ideas for the future. ‘Home cooked’ cafe style meals will soon be available weekend nights and our $10 Sunday Roast lunch has already become popular with people staying at Hilltop! Join us Wednesday nights for a free sausage sizzle during Happy Hour!
Bookings are already picking up! ‘Grey nomads’ are very welcome: Hilltop Resort prides itself on being a friendly, quiet and roomy caravan park!
First on the list of much-needed renovations was the large Function Centre, with its spacious commercial kitchen and cool room. The Domansky’s are keen to see it used once again for weddings, conferences, conventions and group events. This is now completed. Ask us about private function bookings.
We’re just finished working on the guest laundromat. We will be installing library shelving and filling the shelves with books. Please feel free to take a book and leave it at the next place you stop at.
Keep an eye on the grounds too: Jenni’s city friends, while enjoying a brief respite in the country, are helping out to renovate the three playgrounds and to establish new play areas for the children. It wasn’t long before the mini-train the Wombat Express got a fresh coat of paint, a little bit of mechanical TLC and was once again regularly chuffing along the tracks around the animal enclosure. Free for our guests!
UPDATE: The Wombat Express is now closed until further notice while we work our way through The Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator (ONRSR) railway requirements. Our little train is not classed as an amusement train simply by the width of it’s rails. We’ll sort it all out and look for a way to bring the Wombat Express ‘back on track’
Our gratitude and special thanks go to Peter Clarke and Andrew Kennedy for their sensational pictures.