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Discovery Parks - Ballina

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

There are a few caravan parks in Ballina but we wanted a caravan site near the water with a cement slap. First impressions on the phone when booking and on arrival are important. Discovery Parks (Big 4) Ballina were excellent. When we arrived we were assisted by "Jessie" who was excellent. She suggested a few sites and asked us to...

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

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the ensuite, but pleased that you appreciated our level of customer service and enjoyed the views. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We only stayed for one night but the little cabin we stayed in was cute and fit our purposes. Only complaint was the noise through the night. Otherwise, beautiful setting and close to a waveless beach with great kid friendly amenities. The staff were courteous and the price was fair!

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

We're happy that you liked our cute cabin and were comfortable in the setting of our park. Thank you for sharing your review of our customer service and facilities!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Double bunks were too small in length to accommodate a 14yr boy and 9 year old girl on the top bunks. Airconditioner struggled to cool the chalet and was noisy. Coffee cups were tiny. Two cups required for a normal cup.

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

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the amenities and bedding in your cabin. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the lakefront location, the ensuite bathroom, the friendly staff, bike paths and things to see and do. Super relaxing, but so much to do - mini golf, gym, pools, playground, games room, everyone was happy.

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

Thanks for your review!

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family of 4 recently stayed at this caravan park for Christmas 2016, arriving December 20th & departing 27th (en suite caravan). There appears to be 2 sections to the park. Section in central area and another closer to Shaws Bay. We stayed in the central area and had no neighbours until the last night of our trip. Pros of...

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

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed many things about your stay: facilities, location, beaches, accommodation. Thank you for the review, Christine - we hope you have the opportunity to return to our park.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

over all we had a good stay of 5 nights in a standard on suite cabin , older style , advertised as sleeping six persons ( we are just a couple) and we struggled for room any more than 3 people forget it, in this type of cabin , all so advertised with a well equipped kitchen , not very...

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

We're pleased to hear that despite some aspects of your stay, that you enjoyed the facilities and location of our park. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us as we look to continue to make improvements.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great spot, great park ! Ideal for families or groups, would highly recommend to others. Short walk to the patrolled beach and great fishing facilities on your doorstep! Need signs up to keep out the midgies!

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

We're pleased to hear that after experiencing our location and facilities, that you would recommend us to others! Thank you for your review, Sandy.

Daisy Hill
Reviewed 13 December 2016

A lovely kept caravan park away from hustle and bustle. Beautiful setting with powered sites overlooking the water. All the amentities you need - bbq shelters; camp kitchen; swimming pool; putt putt and more. Great place to spend a lovely holiday.

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

We're pleased to hear you enjoyed our gem of a park! Thank you for your feedback on our amenities and facilities. We hope you have the opportunity to return for another lovely stay.

Lismore, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2016

We stayed in one of the waterfront villas - very comfortable with enough space for a family of four. A nice verandah with BBQ looking out over Shaws Bay made for a very pleasant stay. We had heard that the insects in the afternoon were diabolical but didnt experience any problems ourselves. The kids had a ball riding bikes along...

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

It's lovely to hear that you enjoyed the facilities and the Shaws Bay view. Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback.

Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Just stayed 3 nights at Discovery park 25 Fenwick drive East Ballina had great time with young grandchildren lots for them to do great pool area ,fun park ,got up grade rooms very clean and every thing provided in cabins great valve WILL be sure to return

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

We're thrilled to hear you and your grandchildren had such a pleasant time at our park! Thank you for sharing your review and we do hope you have the opportunity to return to Ballina.

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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
Services
  • 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, Discovery Parks - Ballina 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. Discovery Parks - Ballina is a tranquil retreat where simple pleasures offer their own reward. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Parks - Ballina

Address: 25 Fenwick Drive, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia (Formerly Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range: ₹ 4,163 - ₹ 7,848 (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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