Roz Woods has been holidaying at Brooms Head for 45 years and continues the practice with her grandchildren Chantelle, Bailey, Mason and Ryley. Photo Debrah Novak
Roz Woods has been holidaying at Brooms Head for 45 years and continues the practice with her grandchildren Chantelle, Bailey, Mason and Ryley. Photo Debrah Novak

45 years of family holidays

BROOMS Head is the kind of place where families build up dynasties holidaying at the one spot.

For Roz Woods and her family from Townsend, it's a matter of pride that they have returned to the one spot for the past 45 years.

But when you consider its advantages, it should come as no surprise.

"We can watch the kids playing in the lagoon at low tide from the camp and we have views over the ocean as well," Roz said.

When the family started coming to the Brooms Head Caravan Park in the late 1960s, it was only for a fortnight, but as the family grew so did their stay.

"From December 22 to January 24, that's what we book each year at site B22," she said.

"We have four kids and they take it in turns to come and stay with us.

"The kids are all attached to it; they wouldn't miss it.

"And as long as we can keep getting up from a camping bed, we'll be coming here too."

Roz said Brooms Head had just about everything you needed for a great holiday.

"You have the lagoon and the beach, so there's swimming in the flat water, snorkelling, fishing and the surf," she said.

But camping has certainly changed over the years, although her family likes to keep it pretty traditional.

"Just about all the unpowered sites now have solar panels, so nearly everyone brings their TVs," she said.

"It's something we've never done. We like to have a month away from the TV.

"We read, play board games and entertain ourselves the way we used to."

Roz said people had been coming to Brooms Head for a lot longer than 45 years.

"I was talking to a lady the other day about this and she said she'd been coming here every summer for the past 73 years," she said.

"If I'm still ticking, I'll make it to that as well."



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