We camped at Lilyponds for a few days in the recent school holidays with our 11 yr old son and his friend. There are a number of good aspects to the park. Also it is situated right in Mapleton so handy to shops, the hotel and cafes. The camping area is fairly small with lovely avocado trees (used to be an avocado orchard) dotted around that are perfect for kids to climb. There is also a great grassy area in the middle that is the designated play area, so there was always a game of cricket, soccer, bullrush etc happening that all kids would just join in on. It was fabulous! It is a very pretty spot, no traffic noise and there are lots of birds around.
The park itself is quite old and a bit run-down looking. We did not see in the cabins so can't comment on the interiors but from the outside they also looked like they need a facelift. The amenities are also rather old and (strangely) situated at the cabin end of the park and not at the camping end, so a bit of a walk. They were clean(apart from men's urinal) and the best bit being the showerheads were the size of dinner plates with fabulous pressure and hot water! Cubicles were large with plenty of hooks and a long bench so nothing ended up falling on the wet floor.
The owners are very nice and also very helpful, attending to a couple of issues we had over our stay. There is a pool there but it is not heated, so rather cold. Even the kids complained! I would suggest this is one thing that needs to be improved as there are no other child facilities at the park (playground has 1 thing in it) and if you can't get in the pool most of the year then there is no point having it. Also thought it was a bit over priced for what they offer. $58 per night for 2 adults and 2 kids to camp. We've stayed at places that have plenty of kid facilities for less. All in all it was quite pleasant for a few days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lilyponds Holiday Park offers comfortable, affordable accommodation for everyone visiting the wonderful Sunshine coast hinterland. With a range of modern, self-contained cabins, budget bunk rooms, caravan sites and camping, Lilyponds has an accommodation option for every budget. Situated just 4 km north of Flaxton, and only 13 kilometers inland from the Bruce Highway. Lilyponds Holiday Park is the perfect place to base yourself while you explore the magnificent sunshine coast hinterland and a great place to relax, rejuvenate and unwind. ... more less
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