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Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront

Adelaide Tourist Park 349 Military Rd, Semaphore, South Australia 5019 Australia
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You've barely left the city but it feels like another world when you arrive at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront, a historic seaside resort. Your family will be sampling local fish and chips, building sand castles, casting a line off the jetty or exploring the beautifully preserved seafront in no time.Situated between bustling Port Adelaide and Semaphore, the area boasts a melting pot of cosmopolitan meets old-world, with maritime, railway and aviation museums, as well as contemporary cafes and funky boutiques. AAMI Stadium less than 10 minutes away.The caravan park is a beautiful destination with direct waterfront access. If you're looking for all the comforts of home, we have a range of self-contained three and four star cabins and villas (sleeping six), complete with reverse cycle air conditioning, colour TV and full kitchen amenities. Looking for a romantic getaway? Look no further with our three star spa cabins equipped with luxurious spa bath and separate queen bed accommodation. Powered and unpowered camp and caravan sites are also on offer.Once you're settled in, it's time to explore the best of SA. Pay a visit to Giant Pandas at Adelaide Zoo, venture further afield for whale watching at Victor Harbor or head to the hills to historic Hahndorf. Whatever your day trip, Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront is the perfect base to explore.
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Free public parking nearby
Free internet
Pool
Game room
Kids' outdoor play equipment
BBQ facilities
Convenience store
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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Rebecca R wrote a review Oct 2023
Adelaide, Australia36 contributions2 helpful votes
Ground staff and cleaners very friendly and accommodating The sights for a big rig are well planned out the lawn area was well cared for while we were there and you could see they take absence of pride in the park . The amenities are very clean and well maintained, water pressure was good Close to beach Very good location
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 5 Nov 2023
G’day Rebecca, thanks for staying with us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront and taking 5 to leave your feedback. We're so glad you loved your stay with us! We can't wait to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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Kiwijoandsreve wrote a review July 2023
Adelaide, Australia80 contributions12 helpful votes
Excellent caravan park with large sites, great staff and clean facilities. The staff have been wonderful and extremely helpful. The park is smaller and quiet. Great children’s park next door with small jumpy pillow and play area in the c pk. Would definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 2 Aug 2023
G’day Kiwijoandsreve, thanks for taking the time to leave us your kind words. We’re so happy to read you loved your stay with us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront. We can’t wait to see you next time! Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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bushwalkergirl wrote a review Apr 2023
Dorset, United Kingdom74 contributions33 helpful votes
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Booked 4 nights here, only cabins available were classed as basic. Checked into cabin 25, see photos. Luckily, a superior cabin became available after one night, so thanks to the help of Fiona and Lauren (thanks ladies, we really appreciated your help), we were able to spend the final 3 nights in much better accommodation. The site is in a great location, with gate access to a beautiful beach. Also within easy driving distance to Port Adelaide and Glenelg. We ended up having a really good stay here, but I do have to question how much it would cost to replace the broken sink tap tops, a washing-up liquid bottle and dish drainer. Small items that were very dirty and easily replaceable.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Apr 2023
G’day, thanks for taking the time to provide your comments. We’re sorry there were troubles with cabin facilities during your time in our park. We are aware this area needs some TLC and are working hard to fix it. Please know we’ll pass your feedback on to our maintenance and management team as needed. We appreciate you joining us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront and hope to see you again. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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Maureen F wrote a review Jan 2023
Launceston, Australia5 contributions
We hired a cabin for 9 nights and were generously upgraded by the owner. (We think for the length of stay) We had a very modern, spacious and very comfortable unit which we thoroughly enjoyed during our time in Adelaide. The location was perfect for access to the beach - literally about 1-2 minute walk from the access gate. Our only disappointment was that when asking for more toilet paper, it was reluctantly given and we were told that it wasn't common practice. Would have thought it shouldn't be an issue paying and staying for so many nights. It would be supplied a lot more if different tenants were staying during that same period. Despite that, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend. Wouldn't hesitate to stay there again if/when we're back in Adelaide.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 4 Jan 2023
G’day Maureen, thanks for joining us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront. We’re really pleased to know you loved your time with us in park and especially loved our close proximity to the beach. We are so glad that you appreciated the upgrade and we are sorry about the misunderstanding with the toilet paper. We'll pass on your comments to management and thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We look forward to seeing you next time. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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4x4wheelers wrote a review Nov 2022
Peterborough, Australia1512 contributions131 helpful votes
A very nice and clean park with welcoming staff at Reception and the Groundsman. But once inside the Cabin (48) it was noticeable that the walls and around windows need a GOOD clean. The benchtops on each side of the sink looked as if they were not cleaned, just wiped over. The cupboard door in bathroom needs replacing as water has got into the bottom of it. Toilet pan was loose on the floor and reported to the groundsman for repair. At $312 for 2 nights we think is a bit steep, but they are out to make BIG $$'s since Covid like every body else.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 13 Dec 2022
G’day 4x4wheelers, thanks for staying with us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront, and taking the time to provide your comments. We’re glad you liked your stay but are sorry to read there were some troubles with your cabin. We’ll be sure to pass on your improvement suggestions to our maintenance team to follow up. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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Laurie I wrote a review Nov 2022
Mudgeeraba, Australia103 contributions53 helpful votes
We were caravaning. Busy park so book ahead. Clean and tidy park. Most of the girls at counter are friendly and helpful. Very close to beach and walking trails along the beach. Brian the onsite manager /caretaker is the nicest bloke you will ever meet. Can not do enough for you. Thanks mate!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 30 Nov 2022
G’day Laurie I, thanks for taking the time to provide your kind words! We’re delighted to read you had a great stay with us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront and that our friendly staff (especially Brian), made for an even better time. We can’t wait to welcome you back with a smile again! Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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Nicola S wrote a review Nov 2022
Devonport, Australia16 contributions8 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights here while in Adelaide. The greeting at check in was abrupt and unfriendly. We were told to just find the envelope with our booking name in it and the key was inside the envelope. This was our 1st time here. We fumbled our way through the contents of the envelope and eventually found our cabin. You are squished in like sardines in a can. There is just enough space between cabins to park your car. Cabin was clean and tidy. If you like a little bit of space and larger sites this park isn't for you. No nice lawn areas as its all used as camping sites. Even the bbq areas you are cooking on top of people's sites.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Nov 2022
G'day, thanks for joining us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront. We’re beyond sorry to read of the troubles during your stay. We do our best to provide a fun and happy environment to all of our guests and are disappointed we missed the mark in this case. We understand your feedback and will pass it directly on to management to follow up as need be. We appreciate you taking the time to let us know. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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Alyse H wrote a review June 2022
Perth, Australia10 contributions4 helpful votes
We had an ensuite van site for four nights. The ensuite was great. The park is in a great location by the beach and for us it was a convenient location to my family who we were visiting. Unfortunately the check in process was the worst that we have encountered in the many caravan parks we have stayed in. We had booked online and it was the beginning of a long weekend so I understand that they were going to be busy. However we were the only ones booking in at the time. The office staff did not greet us in any way. I was told to find an envelope with my name on it on a table with many envelopes. I informed them that mine wasn’t there and then was handed ours and told quite gruffly that the key and site directions were in it and they would open the boom gate from the office. That was all that was said. Later after the office was closed the ensuite touch key fell out of my husbands pocket in the ensuite so we were locked out. After we had rung the after hours number a lovely guy came and unlocked the ensuite and informed us that there was a spare key in the cover to be kept in the van. We had not been informed of that. The same guy (sorry I don’t know his name) also had assisted us when backing into our site when we arrived and unlike other staff in the park, always said hello as he passed by.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 1 July 2022
G’day 8alyseh, thanks for staying with us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront. We’re pleased to read you liked your time with us in park, but are sorry that you were unhappy with the check-in process on the day. Please know we’ll pass your comments on to management. We hope to have you over again soon. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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Sue wrote a review May 2022
Jan Juc, Australia3 contributions
We stayed overnight in a very clean and modern cabin. Had everything we needed. The park is very well maintained. It’s within easy walking distance of some great eating places and shops. A perfect place to rest up before a big drive to Perth.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 June 2022
G’day Mat and Sue, thanks for taking 5 to leave us your awesome feedback! We’re pleased to read you had a great stay with us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront. We are so lucky to have such a convenient location that is close to shops and cafes! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront team.
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RBN11 wrote a review Apr 2022
North Lakes, Australia1005 contributions160 helpful votes
We had an ensuite powered site for our motorhome for one night. Ensuite was exceptionally clean. Rebooked for two nights a week later, and the staff did everything they could to help accommodate us again with an ensuite site. The grounds are well maintained. A very busy park, great facilities, but you have the feeling of being squashed in as there are so many cabins and powered sites close together. I do acknowledge that a lot of caravan parks are like this though. Excellent close proximity to the beach, shops, hotels and great walking paths to Semaphore and Pt Adelaide,
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Adelaide Reviews, Guest Services / Front Office at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront
Responded 26 Apr 2022
G’day, thanks for staying with us at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront and taking 5 to provide your kind words. We’re ecstatic your stay with us was 5-Stars and we made your stay enjoyable. We hope to see you stay again. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks team.
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PRICE RANGE
AU$133 - AU$181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaSouth AustraliaGreater AdelaideSemaphore
NUMBER OF ROOMS
48
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Nearby attractions include National Railway Museum Port Adelaide (2.9 km), South Australian Maritime Museum (2.8 km), and South Australian Aviation Museum (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free internet access, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Yes, free public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mai Kitchen, Estia, and The Banksia Tree Cafe And Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Discovery Parks - Adelaide Beachfront?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Time Ball Tower (1.5 km), Charles Sturt Museum Precinct (6.0 km), and Historic Ketch Falie (2.9 km).