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Lake Maraboon Holiday Village

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

fantastic park, very large and has a section for pets if you travel with your dogs. great ensuites, lots of redclaw in fairbairn dam. the restaurant is great and the staff were very friendly and helpful, plenty of grassed camping or caravan spots. beautiful tame bird life

Thank JaffaoF
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi JaffaoF, We are glad to see that you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Hope to welcome you back again in the near future! Travel Safe, Lake Maraboon Team. :)

Reviewed 21 January 2017

Overnight stay with great hospitality.Wanted to stay longer.Will be back.Park is kept in top order and priced well ! Great food and drinks with very friendly staff that makes you feel very welcome.Great place for kids with plenty of friendly wild life too!!!

Thank Scott M
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Scott :) 5 star! Wow. Thanks a lot for a such a great review. Glad to hear that you felt welcome in our Park. Travel Safe & See you again. Lake Maraboon Team.

Mount Nathan, Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Great pride taken by the owners of this park. There for four nights over New year's and had a lovely time. The sunsets are magnificent and my son had a great time catching red claw. Lovely discuss site and they help you park. Nice pool but of course very popular with the kids and gets crowded. I highly recommend this...

Thank Jennifer P
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer :) So happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay! The sunsets really are amazing here. Hope to welcome you back again. Kind Regards, Lake Maraboon Team.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Great Park such a surprise!!! Dinner and drinks on the deck while the kids swam. Lovely amenities and caravan site. breezy, spacious. lake great fun. stayed longer than anticipated. well worth the drive and the stay. On top of all this great value for money. Will definitely return.

Thank uqkat
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi! :) Thanks so much for your lovely review. Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay over New Years, hope to welcome you and the family back again. All the best, Lake Maraboon Holiday Village Team.

Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Great park with 1st class cabins and villas, the owners and staff are fantastic, The park needs more for kids to entertain themselves, also some ice and drink machines wouldn't go astray. I cleaned up on the Redclaw bagging over 200 ranging in size from 100mm to 350mm bigger than Morton Bay Bugs. I found the fishing to be almost...

Thank Donnie P
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Donnie, We are a little disappointed to see that you thought we were only a 3 star park. As we all work very hard to make every ones' stay memorable. Unfortunately we have nothing to do with fisheries and how they spend the money from the fishing licences, and this should not reflect on the rating of our park....

Reviewed 20 December 2016

Great spot we have been here 3 times now and will be back in 2017. We stay in a caravan with our 2 teenage boys and we love it! Staff are great and even if you don't want to cook one night they will bring your meal or pizza to your camp spot. Plenty of Red claw in the lake...

Thank BendigoTan
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

The caravan park is well laid ou. The pool is super. Staff are very friendly. We had a good meal at the on site restaurant. The highly acclaimed, by the management, redclaw beer is OK. If it really is the best beer in Australia it does not say too much about the rest! We enjoyed our stay here and would...

Thank tim252
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thanks for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay & our facilities. In regards to the Red Claw Beer, we guess you are talking about our staff member Pete who does actually think it's the best beer in Australia!! He also loves to tell people this to get them up to the bar to give...

Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: Great spot Great staff Great fellow travellers There is a nice pool with a slide for the kids. You can buy some nice food and there is a happy hour if your interested. The facilities are immaculate and amongst the best I've ever seen. Well worth the extra drive if you were going to stay in Emerald Cons: It's...

1Thank Bazzap68
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Bazza, Thanks for your great review :) We really appreciate it when people take the time out of their day to acknowledge our great staff and Holiday Park! Hope to see you again down the track. Thanks, Emma.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

So wanted to stay here, so we made the trip from Emerald to the Lake, as we wanted to spend a few days here. We are nomads, and can stay where ever, and for how ever we want to,stay. We came I. To,the Lake via Fairbairn dam. So enthused, however, once we reached the park, we were so disappointed. Unfriendly...

2Thank Maggie F
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Maggie F, We are having trouble reading your review and understanding what you are trying to say and whether or not you actually stayed at our Holiday Park, as your grammar could use some correcting. Perhaps before leaving a negative review you should ensure it is readable, so everyone can understand. If you could please decipher this review for us...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Right beside the lake, in an elevated position, this park had terrific views. Nice pool with a poolside cafe that delivered meals to our camp site when we felt like a night off cooking. The facilities were clean and comprehensive - even a large screen TV for a footy test match on one of the nights. Very friendly staff and...

Thank Geoff S
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hello Geoff, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us :) We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Travel Safe, Emma.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Water lovers rejoice - this park is for you. Lake Maraboon is set on the banks of Fairbairn Dam, overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Maraboon, no less than three times the size of Sydney Harbour. This magnificent location is sure to delight, with endless aquatic pursuits including fishing, swimming and water skiing. Lake Maraboon is fishing heaven, with eight different kinds of fish to catch - but most famous for its plentiful Red Claw Crayfish.Lake Maraboon is midway between Rockhampton and Longreach, under seven hours from Townsville and close to Emerald. The Sapphire Gemfields and coal-mining town of Blackwater are under an hour away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Maraboon Holiday Village

Address: Fairbairn Dam Access Road & Selma Road | Central Highlands, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Emerald
Price Range: ₹ 122 - ₹ 250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Maraboon Holiday Village 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Great staff that make you feel very welcome”
 of 5 bubbles scottmF8019RM, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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“Ask for the different options: view? fire pit? ensuite?”
 of 5 bubbles NorthCountryWriter, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had our own motor home. Not sure what the cabins are like but if compared to amenities. - they will be clean”
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