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Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Very clean & relaxing Park. My Cabin was Clean & tidy. Everyone was welcoming & friendly. Lots of things for Kids to do at the Park. I would recommend this Park for all travellers to use. Great place to stay & unwind.

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your relaxing staying in our cabin and that you appreciated the level of customer service and cleanliness at our park. Thank you for sharing your review and for recommending us, Paul.

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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently drove down from QLD and stayed at this quiet park for 2 nights in a waterfront Cabin with ensuite. We've never stayed at a holiday park before, so had no pre-conceptions as to what we should expect. The Cabin is rather cosy, as is the ensuite and double bed (especially as we're both over 6ft...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

It's lovely to hear that your experience at our park was your first stay in a holiday park - and that you enjoyed it! We love that both kids and kidults could appreciate what is available in Ballina. Thank you for the review and we hope you and your husband return for another relaxing holiday.

Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The tourist park was wonderful. It was family friendly but great for couples to. It was clean, easy to access, comfortable & everyone was very friendly. The Deluxe Spa Cabin we stayed in was everything we needed & more. Would definitely stay there again. Check in was very easy. We were participating in the Ballina Dragon Boat Regatta which was...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We're glad that you had a smooth checkin and a comfortable stay in our spa cabin during the regatta! Thank you for recommending our park and for the review, Barbara.

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Exellent for an overnite stop. Pity we couldnt stay longer. Bed was a bit short and we are not tall people. Lounge a bit soft. There was no information about restaurants or fast food options in the cabin, needed to google. Otherwise will stay again but look at a different option.

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the size of the bed and the lack of information. We appreciate feedback in order to continue to make improvements to our park. It's lovely that you enjoyed your overnight stay otherwise. Thank you for the review, Julie

Malua Bay, Australia
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I telephoned to make a caravan site booking and spoke to Leonie. We wanted a powered site from 30/7 to 6 August, a site easy to get into because my husband has Parkinson's and has had brain surgery, so gets the shakes when stressed. On arrival I found no booking had been made. I always make a note in my...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We are happy that you appreciated our customer service so much, Jackie! Thank you for continuing to stay at our park and for your review.

Blackwall, Australia
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This park is located within easy walking distance to the CBD and across the road from the river. The facilities at the park are clean and very tidy and disability friendly. Great camp kitchen,but found the sites a bit cosy. Management very friendly and helpful,

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed our location, camp kitchen and customer service! Thank you for sharing your review, Helen.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We haven't even stayed there yet. We went for a walk there this morning to see if we would like to visit and stay with our van next time as we are at Shaws Bay now. Walked around and thought is was nice suited all our needs, walking heated swimming pool, fishing and general relaxing. On our way out I...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with our level of customer service. We appreciate all feedback in order to continue to make improvements to our park. Thank you for the review, Debbie.

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

I've been to this place twice now. Each time with a few groups of families and kids. We've stayed in tents or camper trailers and have had sites that all join each other. The park itself is really nice and well presented. The toilets and showers are very clean and well maintained. The common kitchen area is awesome and makes...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with the customer service at our park, Shane. We're happy to hear the kids enjoyed themselves on the jumping pillow! Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

greymouth
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We visited this park last week for 1 night. My 11 year old son had a hard year being diagnosed with anxiety and Tourettes Syndrome so we wanted to give him a great Birthday. His night away also had to be delayed and changed 3 times due to his grandma dying. The staff online were extremely efficient and very accomodating....

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We rely on feedback in order to continue to make improvements to our park. We're sorry to hear you were disappointed with some aspects of your experience, but happy that in summary you feel the park is a great spot for kids!

Queensland
Reviewed 30 June 2016

What a delight it was to stay in a waterfront studio at Discovery Park Ballina in June 2016. The 'studio' was modern and offered a separate bedroom, en suite bathroom and sofa for a guest to sleep on. The kitchen opened up to an outdoor setting on a private patio affording the most tranquil views i have enjoyed for a...

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DiscoveryParksGroup, Manager at Discovery Parks - Ballina, responded to this review

What beautiful words! Thank you for your positive feedback and we hope you do stay with us again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set alongside the sparkling waters of beautiful Shaw's Bay lake, Discovery Parks - Ballina offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets including bungalows, cabins and powered caravan and camping sites, all with waterfront options. Park facilities include a swimming pool, waterpark, modern camp kitchen, jumping pillow, mini golf course, indoor games room, kids nook, TV room and gymnasium. Nearby activity options include cycling, paddleboarding, fishing, golfing or just relaxing by the pool. Discovery Parks - Ballina is a tranquil retreat where simple pleasures offer their own reward. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Discovery Parks - Ballina

Address: 25 Fenwick Drive, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia (Formerly Ballina Lakeside Holiday Park)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Price Range: $78 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Discovery Parks - Ballina 4.5*
Number of rooms: 53
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“Discuss accommodation style and age of facility before booking”
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“Hubs were good (like a 2 bed cabin but roomy)”
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“I would choose a larger cabin next time if staying longer.”
crystalice16, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the cabins, camping is great. Maybe the deluxe cabins are worth they money”
sonity, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
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