YEPPOON’S SPECIAL TREAT: Ruby Caravan owner Rachael Pilcherwillson says business has been great while parked up near Ross Creek each day.
YEPPOON’S SPECIAL TREAT: Ruby Caravan owner Rachael Pilcherwillson says business has been great while parked up near Ross Creek each day. Amy Haydock

Caravan cafe works a treat at Capricorn Coast sites

WITH her office not far from the mouth of Ross Creek and overlooking Fig Tree Creek Park, it's no wonder Rachael Pilcherwillson loves her job.

Owner and operator of the unique and sweetly stylish Ruby Caravan, the mum-of-two parks up at her beautiful location each morning to serve delicious coffee and cakes to locals and tourists alike.

"It's a pretty nice office," she laughed.

But Rachael said the best part of her job since starting in January was chatting with people from all over.

"It's been fantastic. I've had the most amazing response," Rachael said.

"We get a lot of tourists here and a lot of mums and their babies who come to the park to catch up and have a coffee, which is beautiful because I don't think this park gets utilised enough. So I think (the caravan's) brought a sense of fun and community back here."

Rachael, 45, last year sold a homeware store in Yeppoon after seven years and she was looking for a new business venture for the area.

"Hospitality's in the blood and I can't sit still," she laughed.

"But I love talking to people, so it's a beautiful combination of the two.

"I think people in Yeppoon think they don't deserve something special but they're equally entitled to things that people get living in big cities."

People from all over the world have experienced the Ruby Caravan, which has already featured in a vintage caravan magazine.

"She's also hired out for private functions, markets and school fetes," Rachael said.

Find RUBY

Ruby Caravan is open daily from Monday to Friday from 6am to noon at Fig Tree Creek park.

For more information, find her on Facebook under Ruby Caravan.



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