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Discovery Holiday Park, Whyalla

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From main highway to Port Augusta turn left into Broadbent Road, which is a continuation of the Lincoln Hwy or Playford Avenue (local name). Keep going along Broadbent until you pass the soccer field on the right and look for the sign; the entry road is beside the field.Ph: 08 8645 7474 or 1800 352 966. Discovery Parks member and Top Tourist member. Dogs allowed.

Report By: Navarra(25)
Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 4.5
Great staff. Water views from site. Stay 4 nights for $100. Amenities not too close to our site. Will stay longer next time. Very friendly town.

Report By: Peter & Lee(159)
Date of Stay: April 2018 Rating: 3.5
Busy park at the end of the Easter period. Mostly suitable for families during school holidays or fisherman when families have left. Drive thru sites at the back of the park were grassy & sloping but a long way from amenities. Water front sites were gravel/sand & level & closer to amenities & not suitable if wind is forecast.. Some sites had concrete slabs but slabs were for the van, not the annex.
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $35 for 2A PN, powered, peak season. Paid $31.50, reduced for Top parks discount. Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, dump point, secure entry, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC gas BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Excellent playground, in good condition. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Dog friendly, even in busy periods.
Parking:- Only a single check in lane. Easy to block access if not considerate of others
Local Information:- Hummock Hill lookout worth a visit

Report By: Peter W(60)
Date of Stay: April 2017 Rating: 3
Mostly cabins. Van sites along the water front and some at the rear of the park. Sites grass/gravel. Large with room for annex and car. You walk out your door on to the beach. Staff helpful, a bbq for $12 per head on Tuesday night. Amenities are old but reasonably clean. Plenty of hot water and good water pressure. Dump point also. Small playground for kids and a pedal hire car keeps them entertained. TV reception good.

Report By: BJ(39)
Date of Stay: November 2015 Rating: 3
To be fair it is a family oriented park, but our stay spoilt by inconsiderate parents and very noisy kids.
Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money $35 for 2A PN, off-peak season. Paid $100, reduced for 4 night special. Amenities are close to only some sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good camp kitchen, dump point, secure entry, no wireless internet available., you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Noisy, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Basic playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Good position on foreshore.
Disliked:- Stay ruined by lots of very noisy children constantly riding round in 3 wheel carts screaming most of the day ! Families with small children in cabins behind site feeding seagulls at 6-30am Saturday and Sunday morning ! not happy Jan ! left one day early because of this. Shame as it could be a great park.
Local Information:- Nice walk along beach to Beach cafe, great food and coffee .

Report By: GeeNEmm(138)
Date of Stay: December 2014 Rating: 2.5
Different prices for gravel/grass/waterfront sites in this park. $30.60 2A P/N after TT discount for a gravel, non waterfront site which was the cheapest-although with the wind that was blowing we got definitely had the best option. Strange site set ups, with some concrete slabs positioned so that vans need to be parked on them-otherwise no way to negotiate van onto site. Great looking grassy sites seem to be set up for this. Our site was sufficient for van, annex over slab and car park by the side. Site next to us had to park their car on slab. So?? Reception staff very friendly and good tourist info provided. Boom gate secure entry ($20 refundable deposit required for card), although nothing stops direct pedestrian access from beach. 2 amenities blocks were older style, functional and of average cleanliness. Soap, paper towels provided, good water pressure and adequate hot water. There were a lot of cabins in this park that were occupied by workers and these people used the amenities also. This made for a noisy 5am wakeup and quite the volume of people using the amenities which was very obvious after the morning rush. Dump point. Good tv, Optus and Telstra reception. Good for an overnighter to check out Whyalla.

Report By: Toto(62)
Date of Stay: September 2014 Rating: 2.5
We requested a drive through site and were placed on a sloping hill making it would difficult to level the van front to back. This area is a long way from the nearest amenity block too. Not a good experience considering we paid $33.00 after the top tourist discount. The sites overlooking the water looked nice but very windblown. Amenities were clean and staff reasonable.

Report By: 2Dogs(5)
Date of Stay: August 2014 Rating: 2.5
Stayed 2 night. Office staff OK but not overly friendly. Park was expensive at $38 night with amenities tired but clean Amenities were cleaned at 0815 which was a peak period. Good Telstra connections and a reasonable site on the foreshore. No sullage available on site. .Numerous grassy sites and sites were a good size suitable for larger rigs. Laundry machines were pretty disgusting and clothes came out quite dirty. We approached management who were not interested but did say 'sorry about that'. Park reasonably well lit at night and was quiet . Overall we were not impressed as we have stayed in better parks for less money.. .

Report By: Sundowners(24)
Date of Stay: August 2014 Rating: 4
This park is in a great location, right on the Gulf and set well off the road which means it's very quiet. It cost $30.60/ night after chain discount. A refundable charge of $20 was applied for use of boom gate card. As a previous contributor wrote caravans owners were directed to the gravel sites when most of the lawn sites were left vacant. These gravel sites are very gently sloping but it does not cause a problem. There are 2 amenities blocks. The one near the gravel sites is in good condition and was clean during our stay. The camp kitchen and laundry are close to the bottom amenities block and too far away to be useful for those at the back of the park. There are, however, clothes lines near the top amenities block. Overall a nicely kept, large park with plenty of accommodation types.

Report By: Thompsons(107)
Date of Stay: August 2014 Rating: 3
Friendly staff. Good value for money. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, paper towels/dryer provided, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate large motorhomes and 5th wheelers, annex slabs to some sites, shade to some sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, disabled facilities, dump point, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanents. Clean UC BBQs. Good playground, in good condition. No pool. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Beachfront sites.