Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks
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Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks

Boat Road Off Sproat St, Portarlington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3223 Australia
Beautiful Bay Beaches
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Panoramic view of beachfront vans
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Dining (2)

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4.0
#1 of 2 campsites in Portarlington
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Bellarine Bayside operates six holiday parks in Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards. Situated in absolute beachfront locations, the holiday parks are in close proximity to award-winning wineries, delicious local food producers, and family-friendly activities, making them an ideal location to base yourself on the northern Bellarine Peninsula. Our holiday park in Portarlington is open all year round with a range of accommodation options to suit all needs. Enjoy the privacy of a self-contained cabin, or an absolute beachfront pod, park your van on a powered site or just pitch the tent right near the beach. Our camping reserves at Indented Head and St Leonards provide seasonal, powered camping sites.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Beach
Game room
Children's playground
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Snorkelling
Fishing
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Private bathrooms
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range

Location

Boat Road Off Sproat St, Portarlington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3223 Australia
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 46 out of 100
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Rene wrote a review Mar 2023
Alice Springs, Australia31 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked here for a few days away (Monday - Thursday). Only for my husband and me. The place is huuuuuge and so neat and tidy. The unit we stayed in had 2 rooms - one with a double bed and one with 4 bunks. The linen was clean and definitely thick enough to warm us up. There was also an electric blanket on the double bed. There were enough lights (we did a bit of work), power points and cutlery, cups, plates, etc.

The location is spitting distance from the beach and even though we had gale force winds about on the second night, we never felt unsafe in the unit. All windows have day/night double blinds, which came in really handy to control the natural light. The location was very quiet, despite the place being about 75% full (my estimation).

The booking process was pretty painless. And we found the rates reasonable.

We will be back.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tia Thom wrote a review Apr 2021
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first visit to the Bellarine Bayside Park and we are so glad we stayed for 10 nights.
We booked an ensuite site facing the beach and we loved it. The best shower after nights of fishing right off the beach. We caught King George whiting and one bream. Best of all my husband took his kayak out fishing for an afternoon and that night we dining on huge flathead.
The days we weren’t fishing we were vineyarding and there are so many around, recommend Oneday Estate or Scotchmans so many to choose from.
A terrific area to holiday and best of all in low season NO screaming kids in the park.
The little town is sweet with all its eateries but you can’t go past this fabulous park.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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michaelwebster65 wrote a review Sept 2022
Melbourne, Australia66 contributions54 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thi caravan park has everything you could ever need. We had a wonderful weekend away here in our caravan. The facilities are fantastic, the staff are very friendly and the sites are big so you aren’t super close to your neighbours. There isn’t a pool, but you don’t need one when you can walk 20mtrs and swim in the bay
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
10pm onwards - Kids running about screaming, groups of underage kids drinking & screaming on the beach front. (Some) Permanent residence partying, banging & laughing loud and have no consideration for anyone else(Anglers Rd near toilet block 4) they have the attitude that they own the place. You lodge a complaint and request the Park enforce their own terms and conditions with it to be quiet after 10pm, but all you get are Rangers driving around the camp site not doing anything about it, it’s like they are to scarred to get out of their car or just can’t be bothered. I highly recommend you holiday at a different holiday park, as others enforce the rules of respecting other campers. We’ve booked/paid for 4 more days, but we’re packing up and going today and never coming back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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sue g wrote a review Mar 2022
Australia21 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked a caravan site at Portarlington months ago and paid a $150 deposit. Now more than SIX weeks out we have had to cancel our site over the easter period due to family circumstances. I understand their policy is non refundable, but they say they can't or WONT even offer a credit for future use. I find this most unacceptable as they have 6 weeks to sell the site on during Easter, which they will certainly do. This demonstrates pure greed and no good will at all. It is not as if we are cancelling just days out of the date. Most caravan parks and even airlines offer a credit! I am waiting to hear from management. I hope they see common sense and fairness
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Date of stay: March 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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garyrU7172XN wrote a review Dec 2022
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions112 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a huge caravan park perfectly located by the beach and walking distance to the Main Street and jetty. We stayed on a powered grass site early December before the holiday rush. The staff were nice and the presentation, maintenance and cleanliness of the park is a credit to the employees. I can highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Try to book sites along first avenue opposite the beach.
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Jacinda R wrote a review May 2022
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am always so unsure booking a room on the internet.
The room at Bayside Parks looks exactly like the room shown in the photo. BIG PLUS considering most hotels try to bait and switch.

Very sweet and prompt service
Thank you!
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Rooms match the photos on the listing
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bothofus58 wrote a review Jan 2012
Ballarat164 contributions63 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed for 3nights on a powered site in a caravan. There was very little shade to due lack of trees as they had been cut down, the wind was very strong blowing thru and the amenities are on the older side but they were keep clean regularly. There was stolen bikes from sites over night which was not good and we felt uncomfortable leaving any equipment unlocked on site. Close to town is good & the beach is very gentle.
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Date of stay: January 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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ZoomTop wrote a review Oct 2010
Canberra, ACT, Australia2 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is great although the set out is not the best as there is only one way in and out and if you are in the cabins it is a long way to reception. The cabins themselves are good and the cleaning staff are very pleasant. Unfortunately I cannot say that the management is as good. When I made the booking we were quoted $240 for 4 nights with a buy 2 nights get one free plus a fourth night. Unfortunately, when we got there I realized I had forgotten my paperwork and they tried to charge me $475. It took a while for this to be sorted and I ended up paying more than I was quoted. Also their internet is a bit erratic and there is nothing in the room folder to tell you how to get a connection. I had to go all the way to reception and was given a piece of paper with the instructions. Make sure you get a cabin that has a toilet block in the line of sight or you can end up walking all over try to get a connection. Would recommend the location but would have to think about re-booking here.
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Date of stay: October 2010
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kennansoft wrote a review Mar 2013
Victor Harbor, Australia25 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited the Bellarine camping grounds for a holiday with friends over Easter 2013.
The sites themselves are reasonable in size and easily allowed for a 10 man tent and a car or even a caravan. The park is well positioned near the main town and beach accessible with a short walk to either piers.
The grounds themselves have 2 major toilet/shower blocks with combination locks on the doors so only camp ground patrons should be able to access the facilities, each with a playground and BBQ accessibility right next to it.
The site is of course powered and has a single plug to each site so you may need a double adapter if you have more than 1 tent on the site.

The Good:
- A 2 minute drive or 6 minute walk into town
- Sites are kept clean and trucks come to collect garbage daily
- Toilets are cleaned daily (Twice we believe)
- Sites are well maintained and do not have much debris lying around where tents will be erected.

The Bad:
- The site sits on a main road so road traffic can be quite annoying in early morning
- The site does not have any way to enforce noise rules so unruly patrons are allowed to be loud into the early morning
- There is very little area besides the main BBQ area that are covered so in the event of a decent downpour you will be relegated to your tent/caravan

The Ugly:
- The cleaning method of the toilets can leave a lot to be desired as while sitting in the end cubical going about my business I found myself in a tidal wave of water with no warning as the filthy water swelled around my feet
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Date of stay: March 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you are camping in a group try to ask for adjoining sites preferably with the road in the...
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TallaussieCowes asked a question Apr 2016
Cowes18 contributions5 helpful votes
Cost for a powered site this Saturday or Sunday please and are there showers
Answer from BeaBi
Cobh, Ireland548 contributions194 helpful votes
The best way is to contact the place directly about the prices. It is between 40 - 50 Australian dollars for powered site. Nice showers and good kitchen facilities as well.
leonie72 asked a question Nov 2014
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
can you take pets at bellarine portalington caravan park
garyrU7172XN wrote a tip Dec 2022
Melbourne, Australia409 contributions112 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Try to book sites along first avenue opposite the beach."
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Jacinda R wrote a tip May 2022
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms match the photos on the listing"
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Kellybv53 wrote a tip July 2018
Albury, Australia87 contributions54 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Cabins are at far end of park. Ensuite caravan sites facing the beach would be their best place if you have a caravan"
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wildcountry2014 wrote a tip Mar 2018
Victoria, Australia95 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"the ferry trip was great and quite reasonable priced."
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Cassfam wrote a tip Jan 2017
Toowoomba6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed 3 rows of sites back from the beach which was cheaper, less windy and more grassy. A 50m walk to the beach was no problem."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$146 - AU$184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaVictoriaCity of Greater GeelongPortarlington
NUMBER OF ROOMS
23
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks
Which popular attractions are close to Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks?
Nearby attractions include Portarlington Pier (0.7 km), Portarlington Beach (0.3 km), and Portarlington Mill (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, kids activities, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pier Street, The Little Mussel Cafe, and Pier Front Pizzeria.
Is Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Portarlington.
Is Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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