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Reports by:- Chris & Jeff

NSW, Burrill Lake, BIG4 Bungalow Park

Date of Stay: February 2018 Rating: 4
Very friendly staff, no complaints, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money $37 for 2A PN, powered, shoulder season. Paid $30, reduced for ex army discount. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, 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, ensuite sites available, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, basic camp kitchen, disabled facilities, car wash, dump point, secure entry, wireless internet is available is free, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4. Quiet, open & roomy park, adequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Clean UC electric BBQs are free, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground, in good condition. Clean pool, pool is shaded, tables and chairs provided, toddlers catered for. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe, park is considered suitable for mobility impaired persons.
Liked:- Being right on lake. Liked the bird feeding in the afternoons.
Parking:- Large parking area when booking in
Local Information:- There is plenty of fishing in the lake . Golf at Mollymook plus a great beach.
Road Conditions:- Roads good no deep gutters to get over

NSW, Harden, Harden Caravan Park

Date of Stay: December 2014 Rating: 3
Some site you have to climb over the curb to get onto your site which is about 125mm high.
Friendly staff, no complaints, staff helped us at the site. Good value for money $26 for 2A PN, powered, off-peak season. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is reasonable, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, dry change area, 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, no sites with annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, drive-through sites, hard to negotiate into site, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Basic laundry, no rec room, no camp kitchen, disabled facilities, dump point, van parking, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5. Noisy, open & roomy park, inadequate shade, a few permanent/annual vans. Dismal bbq area atmosphere, seating provided at bbq. No playground. No pool. Suitable for few days.
Liked:- Cheap.
Disliked:- Noise from trucks & trains.
Parking:- Sign says drive in & pick a site.
Local Information:- One pub close by.
Road Conditions:- Good roads in the area.

NSW, North Haven, Jacaranda Caravan Park

Date of Stay: March 2013 Rating: 4.5
Manager/owner's name is Tania & Mathew. Very friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money ($47 2A PN, powered, peak season). We paid $42 because of Chain discount. Amenities are close to most sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, exhaust fans/good ventilation, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, no camp kitchen, dump point, secure entry, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 3). Peaceful, open & roomy park, plenty of shade, a few permanents. Clean UC electric bbq (free), congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting. Basic playground in good condition. Clean pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided. 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:- Close to beach & club.
Parking:- Only 1 small booking in lane for one vehicle rest have to park in the street.
Local Information:- Fishing on the break wall with cleaning benches, Nth.Haven bowling club close by.

NSW, Lake Macquarie, Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park - Blacksmiths

Date of Stay: March 2013 Rating: 4
Very friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money ($192 2A per week, powered, off-peak season). We paid $166 because of Seniors card or Pensioner cards. Amenities are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, soap provided, dry change area, 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, very few annex slabs, very few sites are shaded, ensuite sites available, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good camp kitchen, car wash, dump point, secure entry, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4). Quiet, open & roomy park, not enough shade, a few permanents. Basic playground in good condition. Clean heated pool is shaded, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided, toddlers catered for. Suitable for a week or more, suitable for families, well maintained park.
Liked:- Close to beach & golf courses.
Parking:- Booking in lane for up to 2 vehicles.
Local Information:- Swansea RSL & pubs close.

NSW, Ulladulla, Ulladulla Holiday Village

Date of Stay: October 2011 Rating: 4.5
Manager's name is Natalie & Richard Olsen. Very friendly staff, staff explained park layout and facilities. Very good value for money ($28 2A PN, powered, shoulder season). We paid $25 because of Chain discount. Amenity number was adequate to cope with the number of people, are close to all sites, were clean, condition is very good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, dry change area, exhaust fans/good ventilation. Adequate number of tourist sites, some level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, no sites with annex slabs, no sites are shaded, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, kiosk, no wireless internet available, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 4). Peaceful, open & roomy park, not enough shade, a few permanents. Clean UC gas bbq, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Good playground in average condition. Clean pool, kid-safe pool area. Suitable for month or longer.
Liked:- unisex bathrooms which were of top quality. Showers which did not flood the floors & heat lamps
Disliked:- More shade plus over the pool. Soap dispenser in bathrooms plus paper towels
Parking:- Has off street parking & out of the way of traffic coming in and out
Local Information:- A long wall uphill to the shops. Ex servo just a short walk from park which has a courtesy bus. Have to drive to get to beach & fishing. Has a great golf course in Mollymook.
Road Conditions:- Road to were good plus in the park as well

NSW, Harrington, Discovery Parks - Harrington

Date of Stay: January 2011 Rating: 4
Manager's name is Martin. Very friendly staff, good staff response to complaints, staff helped us at the site, staff explained park layout and facilities. Good value for money ($41 2A PN, powered, shoulder season). We paid $ 27 because of chain discount plus stay 7 pay for 6. Amenity number was adequate to cope with the number of people, are close to all sites, were clean, condition is good, water pressure is good, there was adequate hot water, separate bathroom, soap provided, dry change area, paper towels/dryer provided, disabled facilities. Adequate number of tourist sites, mostly level sites, good night lighting, sites will accommodate medium to large vans, annex slabs to most sites, shade to most sites, drive-through sites, adequate taps close by, adequate sullage close by. Good laundry, good rec room, camp kitchen, dump point, secure entry, book swap available, wireless internet is available, you can use your mobile wireless (carrier used was Telstra, reception quality was 5). Peaceful, open & roomy park, plenty of shade, a few permanents. Clean UC gas bbq, congenial bbq area atmosphere, bbq area lighting, seating provided at bbq. Basic playground in average condition. Clean pool, kid-safe pool area, tables and chairs provided, toddlers catered for. Suitable for month or longer, suitable for families, well maintained park, park is considered kid-safe.
Liked:- The 2 pools for our grandkids with water park.
Disliked:- Would have like more cover over the pools and children's play equipment
Parking:- Parking bay for booking in or plenty of room in the street
Local Information:- Pub & bowling club nearby. Golf course 2 km away and a good surf beach at Crowdy Heads
Road Conditions:- Good road all the way in