Wynndean Holiday Resort

15 The Esplanade, Ocean Grove, Vic, 3226

1950's till Today - Wynndean - Ocean Grove

Forming the Esplanade

Forming the Esplanade

Towards the end of the 1950's the rate of emigration slowed and Wynndean reverted back to the Holiday Resort role and saw the expansion of sites and cabins to 400 during the early 1960's.

The residence on the beach frontage was built during 1962.

The additional 330 sites developed during the 60's included 85 cabins built with permits and many with brick en-suite facilities connected to septic tanks. Most of the "caravans" were either bond-wood or rooms on wheels, and had solid annexes attached and roofed over.   The two roomed cabins remained in use until 1995 when they were demolished and removed to enable the sale of the blocks they occupied adjacent the Surf Beach complex. 

Beach Parking in Wynndean

In 1968 sons John and Roger returned to work in the business and Wynndean Holiday Resorts Pty. Ltd. was established.  Wynndean became the first sewered property in Ocean Grove and during the next 10 years all the facilities and amenities were completely rebuilt and all the sites connected to the sewer mains. 

Some 200 old caravans were replaced with modern aluminum vans, and the built annexes replaced with prefabricated aluminum annexes.   Approx. 5000 metres of fencing was built and power, water and telephone cable reticulated throughout the park area.   Son Greg returned to the business in 1972. Sites located randomly amongst the native trees

 
1960’s residence

1960’s residence

150 permanent units built during the 50’s

The original 65 bungalows were demolished and replaced with sites during the late 70's and early 80's.

Currently the Park has some 250 sites with most of the sites occupied by holiday caravans which remain on site throughout the year with the owners using them throughout the year. 

Wynndean is a rather unique Caravan Park with the sites located randomly amongst the native trees - Jacks direction to early campers was that if they could fit their van in without disturbing the trees then it was a site!

Jack said fit vans in without disturbing the trees, it was a site!
Current Day units, nestled amongst trees
 
Wynndean is certainly one of the oldest Caravan Parks in Victoria and has had a profound influence on the growth of Ocean Grove - Not only through the many new Australian families", that have made the town their home but by the hundreds of families - who have holidayed in Wynndean and subsequently adopted the Grove as their home.

cfa warnings

Country Fire Authority - Victoria, Australia - Total Fire Ban & Fire Danger Ratings - Central Forecast

Country Fire Authority - Victoria, Australia - Total Fire Ban & Fire Danger Ratings - Central Forecast.
  • Today, Tue, 26 Sep 2017

    Total Fire Ban Status
    Today, Tue, 26 Sep 2017is currently not a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central fire district.

    Fire Danger Ratings

    No Forecast

    Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
    Restrictions may apply

  • Tomorrow, Wed, 27 Sep 2017

    Total Fire Ban Status
    Tomorrow, Wed, 27 Sep 2017is currently not a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central fire district.

    Fire Danger Ratings

    No Forecast

    Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
    Restrictions may apply

  • Thu, 28 Sep 2017

    Total Fire Ban Status
    Thu, 28 Sep 2017is currently not a day of Total Fire Ban in the Central fire district.

    Fire Danger Ratings

    No Forecast

    Displays when Total Fire Ban in force
    Restrictions may apply