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Reports by:- TeePee

Qld, Bowen, BIG4 Bowen Coast Coast Beachfront Holiday Park

Date of Stay: April 2015 Rating: 4.5
This is a beautifully maintained park which is right on the waterfront of Queens Bay . Very friendly and helpful staff. The Amenities are modern, in excellent condition and clean. Large pool, but no shade and only 1mtr deep. All tourist sites have slabs and the majority are drive-thu’s. Small number of cabins. No permanents. 50Mbs (over 24 hours) of free internet. We paid $35.10 per night for 2A on a powered site with Big 4 discount. Pets are allowed but not during school holidays. Would not hesitate to return to this park.

Qld, Mackay, Andergrove Van Park

Date of Stay: April 2015 Rating: 3.5
This is a very green and lush park, two thirds of which are permanents and cabins. The sites are mainly large and have concrete slabs. Lots of palm trees. The Amenity block is large, modern and clean. Camp kitchen is large but was being refurbished at the time of our visit. Nice pool with some shade. Basic laundry. No ironing boards. We paid $31.50 for 2A on a powered site with Top Tourist discount.

Qld, St Lawrence, St Lawrence Recreational Reserve

Date of Stay: April 2015 Rating: 3
We were very pleasantly surprised by this Free Camp. It is a very large area some 5kms off the Bruce Highway. 2 roads in – south is tarmac – north is gravelled (excellent condition). The Amenities are in good condition ($1 slot for showers) and are cleaned every day. Although the parking area is large and devoid of shade there are a few Oases with picnic tables. Tap water available for tanks. Generator & non-generator areas. Donation box. Would not hesitate to visit this camp again.

Qld, Gin Gin, Gin Gin Showground

Date of Stay: April 2015 Rating: 3
We have never stayed in a Showground before and I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. Easy, flat walk into township. Nice welcome from Geoff, the Caretaker. Large, grassy area with lots of space for big rigs. Some powered sites. Good water pressure. 2 x Amenity blocks which are old but clean. Dump point. Poor TV reception but good phone and internet signals (Telstra). Would definitely stay again. We paid.$18.00 per night.

Qld, Townsville, Magnetic Gateway Holiday Village - Cluden

Date of Stay: April 2015 Rating: 3.5
This is a large well maintained park just off the Bruce Highway, some 8kms from the CBD. Lots of road works happening in the area so finding the entrance to the park was a tad difficult. Very friendly and helpful management. Very large slab sites and even larger grass sites. Small number of permanent vans. 2 x Amenity blocks which are in good condition and clean. 2 x laundry areas and camp kitchen. 2 x BBQs. There is a small pool which is shaded. Dump point. New shopping centre with a Woolworths supermarket and petrol station is close by. We paid $30.60 for 2A on a powered site with Top Tourist discount.

Qld, Brisbane, Gateway Lifestyle Aspley - Aspley

Date of Stay: March 2015 Rating: 3
Large park in a good location for our requirements (visiting friends and having a new awning fitted). Close to Chermside Shopping Centre. This Park is gradually becoming a residential ‘Lifestyle’ park and I’m not sure how long it will be before the tourist sites disappear. Sites quite raised and not easy to back into. Not many large sites. Amenities (3) are small and old. The 2 x drive-thru sites have Ensuites. Pool, tennis court and playground but not seen. Would stay again but only because of it’s location. We paid $40.00 per night.

Qld, Sunshine Coast, Cotton Tree Caravan Park - Cotton Tree

Date of Stay: March 2015 Rating: 4
Very large park in a fabulous location. Friendly, helpful staff who encourage everyone to walk the park and pick their site. Nice idea but ‘chaos’ reigns when more than 2 vans are parked outside the office as cars cannot get through the boom gate. 5 x Amenity blocks, 3 of which are brand new. Right on the beach of the Maroochy River and obviously very popular with families. Free unlimited WiFi (in 2 hour blocks). Cotton Tree Village is just across the road and there is a nice market every Sunday. Aquatic Centre next to the park. We have tried most of the parks in the Maroochydore/Mooloolaba area and would definitely return to this one again (out of peak times). We paid $33.60 with Family Park discount plus bonus renewal discount.

NSW, Urunga, Urunga Heads Holiday Park

Date of Stay: November 2014 Rating: 4
This is a lovely park which is situated right on the waterfront “where the 2 rivers meet the sea’ and only minutes from the small township. Very popular with ‘fisher folk’. Friendly and helpful staff. We paid $35.00 per night for 2 adults on a powered site. Part of the North Coast Holiday Parks group. Some drive-thru sites, some grass (which seemed to be the largest), and some slabs. 2 x Amenity blocks, 1 of which was being refurbished at the time of our visit. The showers are quite small, with no shower curtain, so consequently the ‘dry’ areas get very wet. 2 x disabled bathrooms and 2 x laundries. There is a very large camp kitchen with an adjoining TV/Games room. The Amenities were modern and clean but were quite a distance from the sites closest to the waterfront. No BBQ’s seen. No playground within the park but there are 2 just outside. Dump point. Approximately 25kms to Coffs Harbour and Nambucca Heads. Would definitely stay again.

NSW, Woolgoolga, Lakeside Caravan Park

Date of Stay: November 2014 Rating: 3.5
Very nice medium size park sandwiched between Woolgoolga Beach and Woolgoolga Lake. We paid $28.80 per night (discount for staying 7 nights) for 2 adults on a powered site. Friendly and helpful staff. There are 3 part-time day staff and a night manager who lives on site. Small number of slabs. Some generous sized sites. Not much shade. There is 1 x Amenity Block which is modern and generally clean (although it was 10 days before the tops of the toilet seats and cisterns were actually wiped clean). The showers and dry areas are huge. The laundry is basic with 2 washers and 2 dryers. Lots of BBQ’s but no camp kitchen. No pool or playground although there is a playground just outside the park in the picnic area. Dump point. Dog friendly. The township, which has lots of cafes and shops is just 1km away and is a flat, pleasant walk. The only downside to the area were the number of bats in the adjoining bushland/picnic area which seem to be getting closer and closer to the caravan park. Approximately 25kms north of Coffs Harbour.

Qld, Sunshine Coast, Alex Beach Cabins and Tourist Park - Alexandra Headland

Date of Stay: April 2014 Rating: 3
Large park which is predominantly holiday and permanent cabins with powered sites in the minority (approx. 30). Small number of ensuite sites. No tents or unpowered sites. Staff were friendly and helpful. Well maintained park. There is 1 Amenity block (7T/6S-female) in the centre of the park which is clean, modern and in good condition, plus 1 single toilet outside and a family bathroom. Good size laundry ($4). Dump point. Camp Kitchen with BBQs, Games Room, small outdoor pool and small playground. 1 block back from the beach. Nice walk to Mooloolaba (2kms), Cotton Tree and Sunshine Plaza. We paid $32.00pn with Top Tourist discount for 2A.