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“A good compromise”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bays Holiday Park

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Bays Holiday Park
Brisbane, Australia
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“A good compromise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

This is a fairly small campground when compared to some of the larger ones in the area. However, that suited our plans as we wanted somewhere fairly quiet and peaceful. This park does not have the big numbers but still manages to provide all the amenities.

The Port Stephens area has a dozen or more caravan parks/campgrounds and they are very heavily booked during school holidays. Bays Holiday Park isn't on the beach (as many of the others are) and is not as popular for that reason. But this means that it's a bit more peaceful. The pool area is very attractive and well designed. The barbeques are clean and easy to use. The amenities block is clean. There are activities for kids during the Christmas holidays. Wild koalas live in the trees in the park. It's fairly close to everywhere on the peninsula. And the prices are very reasonable.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

Stayed in cabin: all tap water was very brown and extremely heavily chlorinated; crockery and cutlery were filthy; closer to Taylors Beach than Anna Bay- pretty much in the middle of nowhere and had to drive to places; limited stock in Park shop

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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vickie m, Owner at Bays Holiday Park, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Thankyou for your feedback. We have recently connected to the town water supply and no longer need to treat the artesian water sourced in the park. The water quality is now excellent. I am very sorry you had a bad experience at Bays. The current managers Val and Andrew have focussed on lifting the standard of the park since their appointment in late 2010. All facilities and grounds are now in premium condition and the addition of many free leisure activities has been very well received. Our location a short drive from Nelson Bay offers a more peaceful alternative for our guests. Pop in when you are next in the area.
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Property: Bays Holiday Park
Address: 23 Port Stephens Dr, Anna Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2316, Australia
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Anna Bay
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Ranked #6 of 8 Speciality Lodging in Anna Bay
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bays Holiday Park 4*
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