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Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
Perth, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful, relaxing holiday park”
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Spent a lovely long weekend at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park late last month - the weather was beautiful and sunny (for most of the weekend anyway) and the beach and bush were calm and tranquil. The sting rays in the bay are absolutely incredible - so big and come right up to the shoreline looking for tasty fish morsels to eat. There were dolphins playing in the bay as well and the beach fishermen and women were catching plenty of salmon and other smaller fish. The holiday beach cottage was compact but had everything we needed - comfortable beds, a fully equipped kitchen TV, bathroom and a wonderful large verandah so we could sit out at night and have dinner with our friends. The service at check in and out was excellent and the park was lovely and clean. Would definitely stay here again. The drive down through the beautiful karri forest was in itself a wonderful experience and a day trip into Augusta to see the lighthouse and old waterwheel made for a nice excursion too.

Room Tip: we stayed in the beach cottage number 1 which was very close to the beach. There are also oceanview...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
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Thank you for taking the time to review Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. We always love to hear that our guests have a had a lovely stay (and of course that the weather has been kind). The stingrays are certainly incredible and never cease to amaze our visitors with their antics. Hamelin Bay is a great base for activities in this lovely little South West pocket of Western Australia. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Sadly we went for a water activity weekend but that weekend the water activity was constant rain and strong wind, first time for months, so we adapted and viewed it as a winter break, it was still great but would have been better if the fishing and snorkling were on. The cottage was warm, the air cond worked well. All the equipment was in good order, just remember to take bottled water (big sizes) for drinks, we would go again. It is however a fair drive to the nearest pubs or eateries so keep that in mind, still worth it a lovely spot.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 6 May 2014
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Many thanks for your review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. There certainly are many wonderful water based activities here at Hamelin Bay. We hope you can come back when the weather is lovely and warm to enjoy some snorkelling and fishing. Great tip to bring some water as all of our water is from a bore and does need boiling or treating before consumption. Hope to see you again soon.
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London
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night in an ensuite cabin. The big draw here is the beautiful beach, the rays and the excellent snorkeling at Mushroom rock. Our cabin was pretty basic and dated, however very clean and quiet. Compared with elsewhere in Australia, it was a little expensive for what you get, however we had an enjoyable stay overall.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melissa L, Front Office Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 26 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Hamelin Bay Holiday park. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your overnight stay in one of our lovely park cabins with ensuite. As you mentioned they are located in a quiet setting, nestled amongst the sites and peppermint trees. It is always nice to hear of people enjoying themselves swimming with our majestic sting rays and exploring what the beautiful ocean has to offer here. We hope you can enjoy a stay here again sometime.
Again thank you for reviewing us, we really appreciate any feedback.
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Noosaville, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

We enjoyed 2 nights at this park, the staff are great, nothing is too much bother (we had a number of changes for our arrival and departure nights and they never got annoyed with us). The powered sites are huge, we could fit 2 motor homes on the one site and the facilities are clean and well kept.

The beach is stunningly beautiful, shame we didn't catch any fish probably would have if the mantarays didn't steal them off our line all the time but that is part and parcel of staying there. Would definitely stay again, only negative is that we were told by the lady at the shop that no tour companies pick up from the area which was disappointing as not everybody in our group wanted to spend all day fishing so it meant there was nothing for some of us to do other than go to the beach. If we could have done some type of tour we would have stayed longer.

Room Tip: The beach chalets looked lovely, great views, if we didn't have motor homes we would have defini...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Melissa L, Front Office Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Thank you, we really appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are lucky to have some large sites in the park to accommodate motor homes, as they are becoming a popular way for families to travel.
There are many tour companies that depart from Margaret River, approximately 30km away. As we are located peacefully away from the busy towns, there is not the call for tour companies to pick up from Hamelin Bay at this stage.
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and hopefully you will catch a fish on your next visit!
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

My partner and I decided to go down south for a couple of nights and had no real plans on where to stay. Luck would have it that we rolled into this place after a long search of nice places that allowed tents and didn't feel as though we where staying in a 5 star holiday park.

We like to get closer to nature rather than having lush green grass, swimming pools and and the essentials from home. If we wanted this then we would stay in a hotel or resort and would do so over seas rather than in WA. So this place was perfect as it was peaceful and felt like we where sleeping out in the bush while still having the essential requirements like hot showers and toilets. Plus the kitchen was an added bonus that we didn't expect.

The best part was the fishing.If you want to catch lots of fish and be able to feed yourself on what you catch then this place is the best place to stay at. In 1 morning we caught over a dozen Whiting, Herring and skippies.

I am sure we will be back here again next time we go down south.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melissa L, Front Office Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 8 March 2014
Thank you very much for your lovely review of our holiday park. We are so happy you came across our park and enjoyed your stay with us. The natural bush setting makes it a beautiful place to get away and relax. Hamelin Bay is also a very popular place for fishing and it sounds as though you did very well! We look forward to accommodating you again in the future. Once again thank you for your review.
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Scotland
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We stayed in a standard cabin and I have to say the cabin was very run down, the expected 70s soft furnishings, lots of spiders on webs and lots of ants, so much so that they were falling off the window sill above our bed and onto our pillows ... I don't usually expect to pay for such an experience! Unfortunately the site was fully booked so I couldn't even pay extra to upgrade and due to being such limited accommodation in the area we decided to move the bed to the middle of the floor and just stay the next night. On the plus side the location is lovely, although due to the large amount of seaweed on the beach at the moment it was not too easy to see the rays but we were lucky that they did appear in a clear area for us to see them :) Shower blocks were also one of the poorest standards we have seen but they did have good hot water supply. Sorry no pics but I was too annoyed to be taking pictures. Management ... I think it's time to upgrade facilities!!!

Room Tip: More expensive beach cottages looked pleasant from the outside but the standard cabins my husband (w...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Melissa L, Front Office Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Hello and thank you for taking the time to provide us with constructive feedback on your experience staying with us. The ants have been friendly in the camp site this year and we do our best to keep them at bay and upon your find we again tried our best to eliminate them immediately. As you say, it was unfortunate we could not upgrade you on this occasion. Hopefully you can return to the park one day and take those pictures, of our beautiful beach!
Once again thank you for your feedback.
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Location, Location, Location...yes a fantastic place for cabins and seaside accommodation. We booked in the camping area, which was a mistake during school holidays. Understand packing them in, but chaos comes to mind, no organisation for camping sites it seems multiple groups are more welcomed than couples.

The facilities are a little light on ie two communal blocks, which are cleaned once a day. No drinkable water, bore water only. The camps sites / walk ways need to be more defined, and multiple groups not encouraged to " take over". Small children need to be supervised especially ( parents stand around drinking) around roadway areas where large caravans/boats and 4wd operate.

Too bad there is a monopoly in this location.

Room Tip: Cabins are right on the beach front, value for money is debatable
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melissa L, Manager at Hamelin Bay Holiday Park, responded to this review, 16 January 2014
Thank you for your review of Hamelin Bay Holiday Park. As you have mentioned we are very lucky to have our cabins located so close to such a gorgeous beach. One of the nice features of the holiday park is that we are nestled in natural bush surroundings. As we are in our high peak holiday season and are family friendly, our park is very lively at the moment. Another nice time to visit us would be in February or March, when the weather is still lovely but the crowds are less. We hope you will take an opportunity to stay with us again in the near future.
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Property: Hamelin Bay Holiday Park
Address: Hamelin Bay West Road (Off Caves Road) | PO Box 4, Hamelin Bay, Western Australia 6288, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Margaret River Region > Hamelin Bay
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette
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Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Hamelin Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located around 20km north of Augusta and 40kms south of Margaret River, Hamelin Bay is well known for its stingrays. The number and size of them are amazing. You will be in awe of these inquisitive creatures. They will casually swim alongside you, and on some occasions even feed out of your hand. This is an incredible free experience, with no huge crowds and no appointment necessary! Hamelin Bay Holiday Park offers over 100 camping sites, with a mix of powered and unpowered. The park also has several caravan sites. If you prefer onsite accommodation then Hamelin Bay Holiday Park offers four different styles of cabins and cottages. ... more   less 

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