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Rotorua NZ
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed there for two nights while visiting my brother who lives nearby. The Park was clean, comfortable, and although it was Easter and the end of the season, the place was in remarkably good condition! We enjoyed the locality and the nearness to the town and the sea/river.

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Nowra, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not being a regular caravan park regular I was a little surprised at the lack of service here. The cabin was small with the bedroom being in the kitchen/living area. Although being cleaned before our arrival upon removing our shoes it seemed as if we were on the beach. We had to ask the cleaning ladies to get clean bedding...

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

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with your experience at our park, Leigh. Should you wish to discuss your comments further, please feel free to contact us at customerfeedback@discoveryparks.com.au. Thank you for sharing your review.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I tried to book ahead of our visit and was told they have changed their dog policy to just one dog. I know it is their chioce to do this, but all I can say is they will lose customers and we are one of them they have lost.

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

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We hope that your communication with the park lately has rectified this situation. If you wish to discuss this further, please contact us at customerfeedback@discoveryparks.com.au.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this park....friendly helpful staff and the park is well maintained. Amenities and camp kitchen are always clean. Lots for the kids to do and keep them entertained. Look forward to our next holiday.

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

We're glad to know that you love our park and are already thinking of returning, Tania. Thank you for your review.

Fuerteventura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a small cabin in a nice location close to the ‘lake’, which was very nice to swim in, particularly at high tide and along at the seaside end of the lake. The aircon was very effective. The chairs were uncomfortable and the cabin could have done with more comfortable outdoor seating. Overall, the cabin was very small, particularly...

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

We're pleased to hear that despite some aspects of the cabin, you otherwise enjoyed the experience at the park. Thank you for your review!

Caboolture, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

were to start. our waterfront studio was a view of the water out of one window and through 2 other studios. what a ripoff. the bed was uncomfortable and the studio was small. and to top all of that off we had a permanent resident living next door who decided to serenade us and everyone else with renditions of songs...

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

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay. Should you wish to discuss this further, please contact us at customerfeedback@discoveryparks.com.au. Thank you for sharing your review.

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Our waterfront studio was extremely small, dark and drab and very outdated. No room to put suitcases except on the 2 seater lounge and storage space and bathroom shelving is not adequate. Main entry doors difficult to slide and bathroom taps required maintenance during our stay. The maintenance man (Glen) was however very accommodating and helpful.

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

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the level of space in the cabin, Liz. Should you wish to discuss your comments further, we invite you to contact us at customerfeedback@discoveryparks.com.au. Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights with other family on water front van sites. Beautiful views and clean amenities. Easily the best caravan park in Ballina. Good camp kitchen/ pool with great water area for toddlers etc beside main pool and kids pool. Great tv room and games room if weather not good although games are $$ better off playing putt...

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

We're pleased to hear you feel that we're best caravan park in Ballina! Thank you for sharing your review on our location, facilities, and staff customer service.

Cowra
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Booked an ensuite site for a week. Ensuite very clean and HUGE! Fantastic park for children with the water park a favourite. Generous sized site, felt very private. Will be returning in the future for sure.

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

We're glad that you were comfortable on the ensuite site and intend on returning! Thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Dubbo, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great clean park, with a great big camp kitchen, putt putt golf, swimming pool with water park, places to paddle board and bike riding. Games room for the bigger kids and movie nights. We only stayed overnight in a Hub cabin which was clean and spacious and well priced. Wish we had discovered this gem when the kids were a...

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

We're glad to hear that our park was well suited for a family holiday and that you were comfortable in the cabin! Thank you for your review.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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, 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: $76 - $150 (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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“we were in 93 - no complaints!”
chiliwilinz, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Discuss accommodation style and age of facility before booking”
140lizr, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Hubs were good (like a 2 bed cabin but roomy)”
tripreviewer149, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“I would choose a larger cabin next time if staying longer.”
crystalice16, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the cabins, camping is great. Maybe the deluxe cabins are worth they money”
sonity, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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