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Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie
Reviewed 27 January 2013

Spent 9 nights here over the xmas period.. We had a caravan as did our friends. We got a site next to each other. Our friends had a boat & their car & we had 2 cars. All of which they let us bring in & put on our site. We visit lots of caravan parks & they are usually very strict with car or boat in park.
The people working here are all friendly & couldnt do enough to help out.
The pool is pretty average. On the small side.
Amenities are very clean but only 1 block for whole park. (Although never had to wait)
The big draw card for this park is the direct boat access to the lake. The grassed area in front of the lake is wonderful to set up for the day while boating.
Kids loved it here & we did too. Have rebooked for same time next year.
This caravan park is not as fancy or polished as alot of Big 4's we have stayed at, but it does have a great layed back vibe about it. The camp kitchen is great.
Also a 5 minute walk is a general store, bottle shop, bakery, newsagent, butcher & post office.

Room Tip: Friends camped near the camp kitchen which was very noisy in the night with people staying up drinki...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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BIG4LakeMac, Guest Relations Manager at Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Great to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Yes our sites are generous we do try to allow you to have all your belongings on your site but sometimes it doesn't all fit. If it doesn't all fit on your site we do have 2 spots for overflow parking within the park for boats and trailers.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

We had a water front villa with 2 bed rooms, 1 double bed in one room and 3bunk beds in one room, the place is very quiet and BBQ on the front porch is great. But after a few nights u'll get bored, didn't use the pool at back.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with family
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BIG4LakeMac, Guest Relations Manager at Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Happy you liked our Waterfront Villa with its own private BBQ on the front verandah. The office is full of brochures for activities around our area.

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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Our family have had many memorable holidays at Big4 Mannering Park. Our latest in the October 2012 school holidays. Apart from a rowdy bunch of footballers, the park had a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Located at the southern end of Lake Macquarie, this park has all styles of accomodation, from cabins to tent sites. We take our caravan and tents for our kids. The park has a pool,a brilliant camp kitchen and a big attraction for us is the private boat ramp. The boating, fishing and skiing are all excellent at the end of the lake. The staff are friendly are very helpful. The local shops are adequate and a Coles supermarket only 10 minutes drive. Look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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BIG4LakeMac, Guest Relations Manager at Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Great to see you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed 29 August 2012 via mobile

We stayed in one of the 2 storey waterfront cottages. The cottage was clean and tidy. Very quiet and peaceful on the lakes edge with beautiful views. Front office was friendly and helpful. Ideal spot for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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BIG4LakeMac, Guest Relations Manager at Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank You for visiting our park.

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

This is a fantastic place to stay if you want something central yet a sense of not being amongst the crowds. I spoke to a number of the people staying at this accommodation and everyone recommends it especially for families. It is really well kept and is clean and accommodating.

The lake is just stunning and Big4 Lake Macquarie has some great features such as a boat ramp and even somewhere to clean your fish (if you can catch them - I didnt need to use it)

Awesome playground for the kids which will keep them entertained for hours on end so you can relax with a good book or play along with them.

It is really fast to head to the shops to get something to eat or drink (but remember there is a bbq facility on site so you can cook up some quick snags) and the atmosphere is really relaxing.

I live in this area and while it might seem strange to go away for the weekend in the same area with the Monterey Park Big4 it seems like you are a world away (only without all that driving!)

They have a great selection of rooms and prices too.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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BIG4LakeMac, Guest Relations Manager at Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Great to see you enjoyed your holiday. We have a jumping pillow now.

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Reviewed 7 January 2012

We stayed in a Poolside Villa -room is perfect size for a family of 5. We had only arrived and had been walking around our room for 15 minutes and the bottom of our feet were black!!! The tiled floors were filthy!!! We found cockroaches on the kitchen bench too.

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Reviewed 10 July 2011

We have stayed a number of times at Big4 Lake Macquarie Monterey Park over the years and have enjoyed each and every moment. We have stayed in every style of accomodation that they offer, including cabins and camping. The facilities are brilliant - they are modern and well cared for. The cabins are right on the lake's edge and there is easy access for the boat. The park itself has a swimming pool, and there is a camp kitchen right next to the pool, although there isnt a kids club there is plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained and it is a short drive to malls and cinemas, The Entrance and other tourist venues. We love it...my hubby particularly loves the fishing.

Room Tip: Simply...book early. Very popular during school holidays.
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  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled with family
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BIG4LakeMac, Guest Relations Manager at Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you see you again soon.

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Additional Information about Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie

Address: Lot 28 Monterey Ave, Mannering Park, New South Wales 2259, Australia (Formerly Active Holidays BIG4 Lake Macquarie)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Mannering Park
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Mannering Park
Price Range: £56 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie 3.5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 70 minutes north of Hornsby, Ingenia Holidays Lake Macquarie is nestled in the serene southern shores of the lake, at the northern end of the NSW Central Coast. We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets - from luxury waterfront villas to holiday cabins and grassy powered sites. Enjoy the pool or take a short drive to some of the best beaches in NSW. The jetty and waterfront reserve provide easy access to the lake, where sandy inlets and secluded bays are ideal for boating, fishing and swimming. ... more   less 
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