Brisbane’s Most Iconic Caravan Park Closes Its Doors

One of Brisbane’s most iconic caravan parks has closed its doors, once accommodating carnival operators for The Ekka but now the park is selling up.

The Newmarket Gardens Caravan Park had been operational in the heart of Brisbane for over 60 years, opening in 1957.

“The caravan park welcomed thousands of holiday goers to Brisbane and was a landmark many travelers loved visiting. It wasn’t an easy decision to close the park, but the owners say it is time,” said Lee Hames, Chief Operating Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

The decision to close the park was considered for a long period of time, but ultimately the owners have decided to move onto the next chapter of their lives.

The grounds were used by operators of Brisbane’s yearly Ekka Show, who have supported the park right from its beginnings.

The current custodians decided to keep the doors open for one last Ekka this year to support the Ekka one last time however unfortunately due to COVID, the Ekka did not go ahead as planned.

“It is sad to see the park close, but we are honoured to be assisting the current custodians move forward into the next chapter of their lives,” continued Mr. Hames.

There are many cabins available, caravans and a golf cart, ride on mower, plus much more on offer through Lloyds Auctions. The cabins are fitted with an assortment of 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom and 6 bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and are all in great condition and ready to be used by the new custodians.

You can view the iconic caravan park cabins here or visit for more information.

Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)


Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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