NICE SURPRISE: Owners of Kingaroy Holiday Park Helen and Russell Kirk have enjoyed a busier than expected holiday season.
NICE SURPRISE: Owners of Kingaroy Holiday Park Helen and Russell Kirk have enjoyed a busier than expected holiday season. Claudia Williams

Holiday period busier than expected

THERE have been more guests at the Kingaroy Holiday Park throughout the festive season than the park's new owners Helen and Russell Kirk expected.

"We thought it might be quiet but there were a few people around,” Mr Kirk said.

"We had a few people and there were people coming and going all the time and the people that have come have stayed a few days.

"We know the heat plays a factor so if it would have been quiet it wouldn't have been a surprise

The couple bought the caravan park in June 2017 but Kingaroy is not foreign to them, having grown up in Gayndah.

They have spent the past 12 years living in Laidley in the Lockyer Valley.

While they have not operated a caravan park before their experience of owning two motels has been beneficial to maintaining the cabins.

"Instead of motels they are now cabins and they are much the same,” Mr Kirk said.

They are starting renovations on the park at the end of January with a full renovation of the south amenities block before moving onto other areas of the park.

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