We stayed here twice over the summer. Both times we enjoyed it and the children loved all the free facilities – large outdoor snakes and ladders, chess and the free kayaks (with life jackets) available for two hours on each side of high tide. There’s also a good children’s playground just across the road. The location is great on the waterfront with lots of lovely trees. But the camp sites have obviously been refashioned so they’re not very big and some are quite small. There’s a lovely nature walk with fascinating giant sculptures but the advertised chip and putt golf course is hard to find and very poorly maintained.
The camp kitchen facilities were fine but the toilet/shower blocks are very basic and weren’t kept clean. One Sunday after a very busy Saturday the ladies block was left uncleaned with no paper towels (and no other way of drying your hands) all day. When we asked at the end of the afternoon if they could be cleaned we were told indignantly that the cleaners had been busy cleaning all the cabins vacated that morning instead and hadn’t had time to get to them. Why not? The following day it was clear that hardly anyone had come to stay in any of the cabins yet the paying guests still in the camp sites were left with dirty facilities. The second time we stayed the management made no attempt to keep things quiet so people could sleep. On different nights we had groups partying nearby till after midnight.
The children loved it there so we may go back but hope the place will be kept better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandspit Holiday Park is family-friendly where guests can enjoy safe swimming, native bush walks and great channel and boat fishing right on their doorstep. When you're not relaxing in the park, kayaking around the bay or having a bounce on the trampoline, there are plenty of activities to keep you entertained. The surrounding area boasts a range of outdoor activities including close encounters with sea life in the Goat Island marine reserve, wine tasting at the popular local vineyards or walks along countless white sandy beaches and bays ... more less