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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 2nd visit. We came back here because we enjoyed ourselves so much last time. No thing's changed, it's still beautiful, peaceful and relaxing, but there haven't been any improvements made since last time. There is only 2 bins in the whole park and only 1 amenities block right at the top. For a park this size, there...

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

We love hearing back from return guests like yourself, Cheryl. It's great to see that you choose to stay at BIG4 Koala Shores to enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing escape in a beautiful environment. We appreciate your comments which we will take into consideration for future park updates. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us....

Melbourne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a weeks Camping at the Koala shores , From the minute we arrived the staff were great .. the campsites are large only a stroll down to the beach where you can swim or fish from the pier. All the amenities were spotless , a great camp kitchen & separate BBQ areas that were also very clean .....

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

We couldn't have asked for a better review, Mary! Thank you for choosing to stay at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens and for taking the time to share your experience with future guests. It's great to read that you enjoyed our spacious sites and facilities such as the pier, waterfall café and all the fun kids activities! Thanks again for...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the budget cabin which was just that. A little cramped but it was extremely clean and a well run holiday park. Cannot speak highly enough of all the ladies on reception. So helpful and friendly. Definately a good break.

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

We're reading your review with big smiles, dsokkar. It's so good to hear that you enjoyed the great customer service skills of our wonderful staff and we're glad your budget cabin lived up to your expectations. Thank you for a lovely review and rating - we hope to see you for another break here in Lemon Tree Passage soon.

Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely quiet spot on the lake, surrounded by bushland. The pool & jumping pillow were great & we enjoyed the kids activities (the science guy was really good). The cabin was well equipped & clean. The playground could do with an upgrade & some shade & the putt putt is very basic, but a lovely little spot for a family...

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

We're so glad to read that you and your family had a lovely stay with us during the school holidays, cazgreen75. Our location sure is idyllic! It's great to see that your kids took full advantage of our great facilities such as the jumping pillow and pool, which has been a life saver this hot summer. We appreciate your comments...

Barnsley
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We have just arrived home and unpacked from a wonderful 5 days away. For the first time we stayed on an ensuite powered site and were pleasantly surprised by the size and quality of the bathroom. We were greeted by friendly and helpful staff who were keep to get our break off to a good start. The pool was lovely...

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

What a great review Manda_E, thanks for sharing it with us. We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, and how great to read you have already re booked for the Easter Holidays. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in a couple of months. :)

London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We left sydney to head to Brisbane and stopped of in Port Stephens and stayed at the BIG4 Koala Shores holiday park. The lady at reception was lovely, and was gave good clear instructions on the park. The park itself was not that full, but it was December! We had a beautiful view of the lake, and went for a...

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks Hannahjane1001 for choosing to stay at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park on your way to Brisbane. We are so lucky to be in such a beautiful spot and love sharing it with our guests. We wish you happy and safe travels and hope to have you stay with us again when you are traveling through.

Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Firstly I think the prices were extremely high this time compared to 12mths ago. A increase from $595 to $785. We originally asked to only stay for 5 nights but were told the minimum stay was 7 nights. The camp site beside us changed 3 times in the week we were there (so how come we were told we had...

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hi kimoi73, We’re sorry to hear that your recent stay did not meet your expectations and we appreciate your feedback. It is standard industry practice to vary minimum stay periods according to demand and in peak periods this can depend on the time of booking. As mentioned, we have experienced some issues with one of our washing machines and reparations...

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived for a 2 week stay from the 21st (ensuite powered site, $155/night over Christmas & NY). Initially the shower was dodgy, going hot and cold which they replaced within a day or 2- great! Then once the park filled up from Boxing Day the power was inadequate for our small air con (able to use with our small...

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us Jerri. We’re disappointed to read your review as we pride ourselves on providing outstanding experiences for our guests. We are also disappointed to hear that at times the air-conditioning in your van was not running at full capacity. As with all establishments that run 7 days a week,...

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Second time we have been on an ensuite camping site and love it. Did not leave the park once as there is so much to do! Kids were kept occupied the whole time. Well worth it! Already booked our next trip here.

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for once again choosing to stay at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens, Cirsti! We're so glad to read that you and your family had a fantastic time with us and we agree there is so much to do here that leaves little time to venture outside of the park. Thank you for a great review and we can't...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here in a motor home right in the water front. Absolutely stunning spot. The beauty sells this place. They have their own wharf to fish from (we caught big Bream using chicken on the high tide). Pelicans sit out the front right near you! Pool was lovely. There are ducks and chickens up the back near the mini...

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Koala Shores H, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and the great photos with us. We’re so glad to read that you enjoyed our beautiful location and that you made the most of your stay by trying your luck at fishing, and by taking full advantage of our fun facilities such as the swimming pool and jumping pillow! As...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Tennis Court
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located almost halfway between Newcastle and Nelson Bay at Koala Shores is a waterfront holiday destination surrounded by stunning bushland. A great base to explore the many nearby attractions. Select from a wide range of luxury villas and cabins, there is also a variety of powered, unpowered, en-suite and waterfront sites for caravans and camping. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park

Address: 2 Oyster Farm Rd, Lemon Tree Passage, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2319, Australia (Formerly Discovery Holiday Parks Port Stephens)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens > Lemon Tree Passage
Price Range: $125 - $204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — BIG4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park 4.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“Ask for a cabin with a view of the Lake”
 of 5 bubbles Hannahjane1001, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Koala shores is a very quiet place ,regardless of where you in the park”
 of 5 bubbles philw659, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Cabins are fantastic for large families”
 of 5 bubbles natonyk6, 6 Oct 2016 | Read review
“This park has lovely water views from some cabins and sites if that's what you prefer.”
 of 5 bubbles lorettas624, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Caravaners choose a clear site as the shadows from the trees can make it a bit chilly.”
 of 5 bubbles dawnnealon, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
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