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Discovery Parks - Ballina

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Very nice park, very clean. Ride your bike on the Rockwall and see Dolphins. Snorkel in the Lake. Suited for all ages. We lost a wheel which was returned to us in the mail. No complaints from us, will be back.

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AspenParks, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Jette Vibeke H, Many thanks for staying with us and recommending our park. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your time with us and had the chance to explore the area - so much to do and see. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our parks again soon. Kind Regards, Management

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

We initially thought Ballina would be a good idea for blues because Byron was too expensive for our price range (students). Probably avoid if this is your reason for coming here.. Too much of a trek to get in. BUT the park is beautiful so it softened the blow. The unit was perfect for the two of us, fully self...

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AspenParks, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

Hi priscilla9411 Many thanks for staying with us and sharing your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope you enjoyed the festival once you got there. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our parks again soon. Kind Regards, Management

Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

I thought i had left school.... This park is very ordinary, facilities need work, more regular cleaning, and a refurb wouldn't go astray. It is pet friendly but OMG, whats with the rules. Cant walk a dog through the park even on a lead, dog friendly area down back of the park, like you're a second class citizen.... And into...

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AspenParks, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

Hi 'Wandering101' Sorry to hear of your disappointment during your recent stay. We appreciate your feedback and have taken your comments on board in the hope to better all guests' experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to better your experience. Kind Regards, Management

Greater Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2016

We stayed in a lakeside studio and it was comfortable and cosy. A little on the small size but clean and well equipped. Beautiful position right on the lake. The facilities in the park were great although when we went to use the pool it was totally crowded but we swam instead in the lake. Have been here before and...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We're happy to hear that you were comfortable in the studio and will return to our park, Libby! Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 night with my wife and 3 kids can't fault our villa or the park great place for the whole family the kids enjoyed the pool plus the little water park and shaws bay and can not forget the jumping pillow which was a great hit with the kids we are planning to return soon

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We love to hear when guests deem our park as family friendly! Thank you for sharing your review and we hope that you intend to return to our park for some more fun in the sun.

Alstonville, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Stayed for two nights in a powered site recently. Just wanted to say this park is the best caravan park I have ever stayed in. The amenities were always clean and modern. The mini-gold for children fantastic as was the kiddies' pool. This park is on the water and just beautiful. Would not hesitate to stay here again.

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay site and that you would not hesitate to stay here again, Heather. Thank you for your review.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is such a clean and tidy place, for that reason alone it was very impressive. The toilets, the grounds, very clean. We had a caravan and a site in front of the water. It was a lake water and very calm and easy to swim in, but it is also close enough to hear the waves in the distance,...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed the sound of the ocean and the level of maintenance at our park. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 February 2016

What a wonderful setting. Right on the foreshore of Shaws Bay Lake we enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the serene location, and watching the setting sun from your front patio is hard to duplicate. My wife and I stayed in one of the three 'Waterfront' Villas for two nights, and appreciated the extra space, with a fully self contained kitchen,...

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AspenParks, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Ian, Many thanks for staying with us and sharing your kind words. Delighted to hear you and your wife enjoyed your stay and the beautiful region. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our parks again soon. Kind Regards, Management

Caboolture, Australia
Reviewed 19 February 2016

The majority of our relatives and friends stayed here. Because of the number of bookings Management were prepared to offer a discounted rate. Staff were very friendly and helpful, either online or by phone. Is an excellent spot for children I have NO hesitation in suggesting that you stay - and yes we will be back sometime in the future

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AspenParks, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

Hi Sylvester j, Many thanks for staying with us and sharing your review. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and the team made you feel welcome. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to one of our parks again soon. Thanks for the recommendation. Kind Regards, Management

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 11 February 2016 via mobile

Quiet place, courteous neighbours, accommodating husband and wife managers. Good value for money as well, clean unit and grounds as well as serene lakeside view. Very close to shops and amenities, wonderful walking spots, lighthouse and nice seaside roads that seems endless A fish and chips shops whose owner, Sandra, is quite friendly and helpful with tourists. Their battered snapper...

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Hi Hector, Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for sharing your review. We look forward to welcoming you back to one of our parks again soon. Kind Regards, Management

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set alongside the sparkling waters of beautiful Shaw’s Bay lake, Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets including bungalows, cabins and powered caravan and camping sites, all with waterfront options. Park facilities include a swimming pool, waterpark, modern camp kitchen, jumping pillow, mini golf course, indoor games room, kids nook, TV room and gymnasium. Nearby activity options include cycling, paddleboarding, fishing, golfing or just relaxing by the pool. Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park is a tranquil retreat where simple pleasures offer their own reward. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Parks - Ballina

Address: 25 Fenwick Dr, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia (Formerly Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range: RM244 - RM551 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Discovery Parks - Ballina 4.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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