30 Jan 2018
WATCH: Lesley thinks Discovery Parks - Woodman Point is the most wonderful place on earth.
Assistant Park Manager Lesley March tells us why she loves working at Discovery Parks – Woodman Point, which she calls the most wonderful place on earth.
I’ve been at this particular park for… four years. It’s the most wonderful place on earth. It’s lovely. We’re situated on a nature reserve and we have lots of fauna and flora here. It’s a little space of countryside very close to Fremantle.
We’ve been here twice. My husband and I started working at caravan parks here 10 years ago, then we went up to Newman, and we worked at a park at Albury–Wodonga (now Lake Hume) and Roxby Downs.
We did various things in between... we basically did an around Australia holiday for four years in a Coromal van. It helps with assisting guests. We’ve done it so we know what it’s like.
We’re very close to Fremantle. It’s a 10-minute drive and has a lot to offer. There’s a lot of nice places to eat there, from fish and chips on the wharf to fine dining. There’s also Adventure World and Rottnest Island. The [Rottnest Express] ferry leaves from Fremantle several times a day. We also have Penguin Island at Rockingham. Lots of people go and do the tour. There’s plenty of shopping as well.
Accommodation options are… grass sites and paved sites for campers, and varying types of cabins starting from single bedroom motel rooms to apartments sleeping six.
This land… is owned by National Parks and Wildlife. Discovery lease it. There’s a little pathway where you can head to the beach. It’s good for kids because the waves aren’t big.
Keep your eyes out for the… tuart trees. The kids love the oldest one. They climb all over it. They’re rare in this area. You also find them at Margaret River.
Activity-wise, within the park… we have pedal carts, a jumping pillow, playground, a swimming pool, and a blow-up screen. It’s very free for children to ride their bikes around and have a great time.
The thing I love most about the job is… meeting people and helping people. I like being useful and love working in this environment at this park.
When I go on holidays… I go to Adelaide. All my extended family are in South Australia so we go a couple of times a year. We stay at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront. We have family in Tintinara, Murray Bridge, Cudlee Creek, Clarence Gardens, Coonalpyn and Stirling.
People return regularly. They come and stay and on the day they depart they book their next stay. They come often and love it.
The biggest challenge is… meeting all the needs of people these days because expectations are higher. It’s about how you deal with it and handle it.
This interview was published in G’DAY Magazine.