Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
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Smugglers Cove Holiday Village

45 The Lakes Way, Forster, New South Wales 2428 Australia
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4.0
#4 of 5 campsites in Forster
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Our nautical themed holiday park is ideal for a relaxed family holiday. It's set on 20 acres of sub-tropical gardens beside scenic Pipers Bay in the heart of Forster on the NSW Mid North Coast. new playground OUR GREAT NEW PLAYGROUND The park offers holiday makers clean modern amenities, a choice of self-contained accommodation styles and campsites, two fabulous swimming pool complexes, an internet booth, Peglegs Function Centre and restaurant (open during Christmas, Easter and Sept/Oct school holidays), barbecues, playgrounds and many recreational facilities. Golden surf beaches and extensive waterways are within 5kms and the towns of Forster and Tuncurry with their shops, clubs, pubs, restaurants and cinema are only a short drive away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Restaurant
Canoeing
Game room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Mini golf
Water park
Fishing
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Kitchenware
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range

Location

45 The Lakes Way, Forster, New South Wales 2428 Australia
126Reviews1Q+A16Room tips

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Megan G wrote a review Oct 2020
Canberra, Australia4 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in one of the dog friendly cabins during Oct 2020 school holidays and it was the first time we had taken our dog on holidays with us. The cabin was lovely and clean and the beds were comfortable. The lounge could be more comfortable but we didn’t spend that much time sitting on it anyway. The pool area was great and the kids entertained themselves for hours in there.We had our bikes with us and Smuggles Cove location is a very easy ride into town. We were all wishing we had booked a longer stay as we didn’t want to come home. Very much looking forward to our next visit 😁🙏🏼
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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missnae014 wrote a review Feb 2023
Belmont, Australia62 contributions17 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent cabins. If your expecting the ritz dont be, they are kid friendly cabins and some are pet friendly. We always go with pet friendly cabins. They are clean tidy and have everything you need.
Pools kept nice and grounds are maintained. You can fish behind the park.
Famous tractor rides 50c per person. They are fun even for the adults.
Remeber your bikes and helmets as they are strict on helmets. Highly recommend. We will be back
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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newycrystal wrote a review Oct 2022
Newcastle, Australia205 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful family friendly stay. The kids loved the pools, playgrounds, arcade, jumping castle and the highlight was the tractor train ride.
Close to supermarkets and a short drive to the town centre.
Absolutely no faults, cant wait for the family to return
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Inge V wrote a review Nov 2021
12 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
things are not as they look on the official photos. we had a 2 bedroom cabin, room was that small that I had to walk sideways to get into my bed
mattress was well and truly past used time I woke up with very sore back and barely could sleep.
The walls were that thin I could hear my son breathing in the bedroom next door, any sudden move and the wall might break.
shower was very small and slippery . In the kitchenette the hot water tap fell off.
Floors are of poor quality and has dents in it.
The couch was nearly going to pieces when sitting on, I used my own chair from home. The whole unit needs to be refurbished.
For the whole week we only had one towel each it cost extra money if you wanted an other towel.
It was very noisy during our stay, I will never get back there again

I had a lot of trouble with staff there, got charged double for my pre paid booking, and staff refused to pay the full overcharged amount back, had to get the manager to get things sorted out.
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Date of stay: November 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: wifi did not work in Room
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Daniel H wrote a review Jan 2023
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Cabin was dirty the signs say’s luxury cabins far from they are outdated with no room, showers are ok for children but only at shoulder on average size adult. Spiders on bunk bed and main bedroom child had to sleep on lounge. Air conditioning sub standard took over 6 hours to cool cabin heard this from numerous people staying. Has lots of potential just needs some TLC
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jan B wrote a review Apr 2022
Port Macquarie, Australia75 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked two nights, and had to pay in advance….but will leave as soon as it is

daylight and I can repack the car. Forget the money…If I had the choice, I would drive

away right now. Absolutely revolting!

Sign says ‘Luxury cabins’. LOL….total rubbish….really, just an outright lie!

Cabins are VERY VERY SMALL with yukky old 1960s blue vinyl furniture. Bathrooms

reek of Detol and the smell fills the cabin. Park is noisy and offers NO wifi…..

SO unhappy.
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Date of stay: April 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Don’t even think about it! Run!
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Gladys E wrote a review Apr 2022
Port Macquarie, Australia410 contributions33 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
Over priced & sub standard accommodation. The cabins are so small & inadequate. The shower was soooo small & the water went cold after 5 mins. The park is very noisy & needs a major upgrade. New cabins are needed. We won't stay here again & $200 a night is an absolute joke for the state of the cabin.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Don't stay here there are alot nicer places in Forster to stay. Most Motels are cheaper than...
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NiceyG wrote a review June 2021
Waikiki, Hawaii70 contributions36 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The place is a bit run down, is in need of some TLC. The cabin steps we were in had dry rot & could easily break.if under too much pressure. The cabin was neat & tidy in it's self. Would b a great place for families with children I suppose the business has been effected by the past 12months
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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jl193 wrote a review Jan 2016
1 contribution12 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Would seriously look at other places in the area after staying at this run down "concentration camp". Compared to other parks this one is highly overpriced for dirty , rundown amenities, roads with potholes and poor drainage in the wet. Required to wear arm bands and must be in bed by 10pm or a security guard gives a stern talking to! The amount of money paid should not require you to go to bed by a certain time! After 11 years visiting this park I think it's definitely time to look elsewhere!
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sweettravels69 wrote a review Feb 2015
Newcastle, Australia2 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I've been coming to Smugglers for some 20 yrs plus,
LIKES The pools, new playground, kid activities are all great, a fantastic park for the kids. DISLIKES getting run down & dirty, old play equipment not maintaned, bins are filthy, loungers around pools all broken taddy and covered in BAT POO, around permanent vans are unmowed.. The introduction of wrist bands which is another charge, the food at Peglegs (Terrible), the whole vibe of the park has changed.
I saw and heard some appalling behaviour from new Mananger Sharon from being very abrupt with kids who lost wrist bands, confrontations with clientele and abusing staff infront of clients she even throw a hamburger at the cook on night at Peglegs. SHAME SHAME
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Date of stay: January 2015
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jan B wrote a tip Apr 2022
Port Macquarie, Australia75 contributions10 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t even think about it! Run!"
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Gladys E wrote a tip Apr 2022
Port Macquarie, Australia410 contributions33 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here there are alot nicer places in Forster to stay. Most Motels are cheaper than these over priced cabins "
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Inge V wrote a tip Nov 2021
12 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"wifi did not work in Room"
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Tiffy2au wrote a tip Oct 2017
Newcastle64 contributions15 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Bunks are very small in cabins... only suitable for children"
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Michelle T wrote a tip Dec 2016
Newcastle, Australia35 contributions8 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the park map and the cabin plans"
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PRICE RANGE
AU$184 - AU$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesForster
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smugglers Cove Holiday Village
Which popular attractions are close to Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Nearby attractions include Stockland Forster Shopping Centre (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Conveniently located restaurants include 101 Thai House, 22 Grams Espresso, and Lakeside Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Smugglers Cove Holiday Village?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Smugglers Cove Holiday Village accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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