Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
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Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach

46 Merry Beach Rd, Kioloa, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539 Australia
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#1 of 4 campsites in Kioloa
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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Located in the small beachside town of Kioloa, wake up to the sounds of the waves crashing with mere footsteps between you and the beach at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach. The caravan or camping experience you’ll find here is the definition of beachfront, with the choice of sites directly on Merry Beach itself for uninterrupted water views. Throughout the park, most rooms come with a view (pool or beach), whether you book a powered or unpowered camping or caravan site, or dial up the comfort with a private chalet, which range in specification from the standard poolside cabin to a two storey presidential haven. With room and site configurations to suit any size of group, bring the whole family (including pooch) to this beachside beauty on the New South Wales South Coast. If you do decide to stray from the peaceful surrounds of Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach, make the short trek to Murramarang National Park, where you can soak up nature by tackling one of the beach-hugging hiking trails. Back at home base, soak up the amenities which include a new playground and resort-style pool. While your togs and towel are definite packing essentials for this holiday park, don’t forget your camera to capture the local eastern grey kangaroos who call Merry Beach home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Beach
Fishing
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Picnic area
Outdoor pool
Self-serve laundry
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46 Merry Beach Rd, Kioloa, Shoalhaven, New South Wales 2539 Australia
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Alexandre wrote a review Mar 2020
Troitsk, Russia
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We were there as extended family of 9 and occupied sites 1 and 2 near playground.ocean view is absolutely great, friendliness of staff is excellent.
What is bad. If you arrived late and plan to sleep in tent, better bring rakes with you to remove kangaroo fieces from the area, where you plan to install the tent. You could borrow rakes from staff, but only after 9 am.
Do not book sites from 1 to 3, since they are infront of playground and unattended minors are playing there late after sunset.
Better bring wood with you. Here it costs 12aud per bag and drum rental is 5aud per day
The rest is absolutely great
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tony R wrote a review Oct 2020
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a shame, that an idealistic location on the coast was let down by poor cleaning of all camping amenities. During a busy time of school holidays showers and toilets were only getting cleaned once a day. Showers were filthy by 6pm, some toilets were blocked or completely out of toilet paper. Even going to another amenities block showed the same thing. Mentioned this to staff at front counter and all I got back was “sorry we are really busy. I will let someone know” The park wasn’t even full by this time. Very disappointed and won’t be going back with my family at any stage soon.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Raymond C wrote a review Nov 2020
Sydney, Australia
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Just spent a very enjoyable week at Merry Beach Caravan Park. Great spot, lovely outlook across the beach and wonderful wildlife ( although the Kangaroo poo can be a bit of a hastle).
Fabulous swimming pool and easy access to a number of walking tracks in and around.
Had a powered site and tap connects to bore water suitable for showering and washing up etc. There are two taps in the park where you can refill your drinking water tanks or containers.
Great spot for relaxing, bush walking, fishing, swimming, or exploring the surrounding National Parks and coastal towns.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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illasecretdiner wrote a review Mar 2021
North Wollongong, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
booked a tent site for the weekend, was placed between the rubbish bin and a toilet block - constantly smelled. Reception at check in were cold and not welcoming at all. No water supply close by, no phone reception, "free" wifi never worked (had planned to do some work), the creek in front of the beach is stagnant so also smelled when taking the little one to the park. Overall, not a nice experience and wished we booked up the road, as those parks all looked much more spaced out instead of everyone being packed on top of eachother (to the point of being kept awake until 4am by the next tent over) and now reading up on the other camp grounds nearby they also have the basic amenities like a camp kitchen.
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Date of stay: February 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ianthomo wrote a review Jan 2022
Pitt Town, Australia
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We have stayed at this park on and off for over 30 years. Initially in an on-site van, then cabins, and now in the caravan. Our experiences over the time have varied as have the owners of the park, now run by Ingenia. They have made some improvements to the park notably a brand-new camp kitchen and amenities block and also an awesome Wifi installation. A very popular location that is heavily booked during peak periods however there are pros and cons to the park.
Pros
Located on a secluded beach that is never busy
Dog friendly including selected cabins
Great bushwalks through National Park
Kangaroos roaming, great for kids
Awesome Wi-Fi capable of viewing movies with
Mobile coverage however can be patchy
Fabulous beach, clean somewhat protected
Cabins are comfortable and roomy
Cabins and beachside powered sites have fantastic views of the beach
Convenience store within walking distance and set of small shops five minute drive
Ulladulla is 30 minutes north and Batemans Bay is 30 minutes south
Cons
No freshwater to camping/caravan sites
No grey water waste to camping/caravan sites
Fresh water taps are few and far between
Cabins need to be updated
Cabins are not serviced and you are expected to wash your own linen
Bore water is used for showers and laundry and smells
Powered sites vary from flat grassy sites near the beach to very hilly uneven sites towards the rear.
Kangaroos are great but kangaroo poo by the tonne under foot is not. Bring a rake.
The greatest issue is the cost. Since Ingenia took over prices have risen substantially for the peak period at Christmas a powered site is $100 to $120 per night but likely to increase in 2022/23 season and bookings are 12 months ahead.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Choose your powered/camping site very carefully as the elevation changes and some can be hilly.
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Response from Luanie Thirnbeck, Marketing at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Responded 5 Jan 2022
Hi Ianthomo, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your recent stay at Merry Beach. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate your valuable feedback as it helps us identify the areas, where we can improve the guest experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm Regards, Lauren
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treenicook wrote a review Feb 2022
Sussex Inlet, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Only downfall is the bore water. It smells horrible and showering in it you do not feel clean. The new amenities block had no hot water either and needs shower screen doors so the whole toilet area isn’t always wet and slippery
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Date of stay: February 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Luanie Thirnbeck, Marketing at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Responded 27 Feb 2022
Hi Treenicook, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your recent stay at Merry Beach. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm Regards, Lauren
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St45038 wrote a review Aug 2020
Sydney, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We love the area here however were left disappointed when using the ammenities to notice the water stunk like mud. I understand they use bore water here but to pay $46 a night and to feel worse after a shower we found very unsettling.
We decided to leave early as was raining and the mud showers didn’t take to our appeal.
The reception at front desk were not very friendly either, I would recommend this park should ditch the 2 night minimum policy if they are charging this much for a camp site.
Otherwise a nice campsite in a good location.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Caravan Park Escapes, General Manager at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Hello st4508, thank you for bringing your resent experience to our attention. We are so sorry to hear your stay with us was not such a good one and yes, the weather was very, very wet on the weekend. Merry Beach is such a gorgeous location and we hope that you may visit again some time soon in better weather conditions.
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samfJ8444H wrote a review Nov 2021
3.0 of 5 bubbles
No drinkable tap water within property have to fill up one 2L jug they provide at the provided drinking water station around the park or buy bottled water, bore water in use and very smelly. Not much in the kitchen of the cabin so take your own bbq tools snd chopping board, bbq also didn’t hear very hot to cook steaks or thick snags on. Bed was comfortable. Park kept very clean and awesome pool though good park and location is amazing. Overall $750 for 3 nights for smelly water we felt dirty after showering in and constantly telling our kids to not drink the water, we didn’t find this value for money compared to many other south coast parks.
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Date of stay: November 2021
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Luanie Thirnbeck, Marketing at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Responded 9 Nov 2021
Hi Samfj8444H, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your recent stay at Merry Beach. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have also taken your feedback on board and have passed it onto our park manager to review further. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Warm Regards, Lauren
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Bikergirl675 wrote a review May 2021
Culburra Beach, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location on the beach, the facilities are do well maintained and spread out throughout the park. You don't have to walk far to use a bathroom, BBQ or sink. The wild animals comes down for most the day and graze around the site which never gets old. There is a general store close by too which helps for those things you have forgotten. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and always keen to help. Couldn't recommend this place more..
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Luanie Thirnbeck, Marketing at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Responded 28 July 2021
Hi Renee K, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your stay at Merry Beach. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We really appreciate your kind words about our park and facilities, at Ingenia Holidays we strive to provide excellent customer service and make our guests feel welcomed in all our parks. We hope to see you again in the future. Warm Regards, Lauren
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Vanessa M wrote a review Mar 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had originally booked a 2 bedroom luxury suite cabin but was kindly offered one of the new seaview beach houses as friends were camping close by & it would be more convient (for no extra cost).
The new Seaview beach houses are stunning. They were spacious, had everything we needed, wereright opposite the beach, a few steps away from the pool, and had the most magical views all day from both the living room and the deck. There are two decent size bedrooms, a huge bathroom and seperate toilet. We travelled with two small children & actually used one of the bathrooms as a third bedroom which worked out great. While my baby slept I was able to watch my husband & toddler at the playground, and even swimming at the beach all while sitting on the beautiful deck.
The park was busy but quiet at the same time, filled with lots of friendly families. It has such a nice atmosphere. There is a lovely general store a short walk away which had good coffee and yummy loaded bacon and egg rolls.
The prawn man came around of an afternoon, so a drink with prawns on the deck was great! The ice cream van also came by which was great for our toddler.
The only negative I could pick were dogs were allowed on the beach/at the park & whenever we walked by others camp sites or beach spots some dogs would aggressively bark. As much as we love dogs, It’s not relaxing as a parent to be on the beach and have a dog constantly barking at a toddler.
Otherwise, it was a lovely stay and we would most definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Response from Lauren K, Marketing at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Responded 13 Mar 2023
Hi VanessasamU267JP, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback after your recent stay at Merry Beach. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved our beautiful Seaview cabins. We appreciate your valuable feedback as it helps us identify the areas, where we can improve the guest experience. Warm Regards, Ingenia Holidays Team
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Jo M wrote a tip Feb 2023
13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check where you will camping be before you book."
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Tee wrote a tip Jan 2023
22 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great for a digital detox as no reception Nothing could fix the stench of the water (trust me we drove and bought bath salts & candles 🫣)"
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MF018 wrote a tip Oct 2022
The Woodlands, Texas475 contributions218 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid this place."
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Christine F wrote a tip May 2022
Wollongong, Australia42 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Kids playground. Busy in school holidays. try to get a cabin on southern side of reception."
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Ianthomo wrote a tip Jan 2022
Pitt Town, Australia165 contributions45 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose your powered/camping site very carefully as the elevation changes and some can be hilly."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$110 - AU$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesShoalhavenKioloa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach
Which popular attractions are close to Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach?
Nearby attractions include Pebbly Beach (6.3 km), Murramarang National Park (6.9 km), and Willinga Park (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach?
Conveniently located restaurants include Merry Street Restaurant & Bar, Saltwood, and Merry Beach Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Kioloa.
Are pets allowed at Ingenia Holidays Merry Beach?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.