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BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park

263 Scott Parade | Cnr Water St. & Scott Parade, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Got to the park and the kids loved it and all was really enjoyable. Great facilities/ activities for all aged kids. Gone to bed all worn out looking for good night sleep when woken with the noise of a freight train. Woke entire family and went on for at least 10 minutes. Took 60+ min to get kids back to... More

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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your feedback on Trip Advisor and we are sorry that your stay was disturbed in this way. The noise factor does tend to vary depending on the night. Most guests report never hearing the train but it is more likely to be heard on a clear Summer night. We are pleased to hear that your family enjoyed... More

Launceston, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We stayed at this park for 2 nights in January. Admittedly in the middle of a heat wave but the air conditioning did not seem to function adequately. On entering the cabin the first thing you notice is the filthy scuffed flooring in the cabin. Clean but definately in need of replacement. The bathroom condition was disgusting. The vanity appeared... More

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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your feedback, GaryArthur. To cater for all budgets we offer nine different accommodation types ranging from luxury three bedroom Holiday Units to older style Studio Cabins. We regret that your accommodation did not meet your expectation during this stay and if you wish to return to BIG4 Ballarat Welcome... More

Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night in a 2 bedroom deluxe for 4 people. We only tried this place after reading positive reviews in trip advisor. Overall, we were not pleased with the quality and size of the accommodation given the price.The cabin was very old and the decor was very dated - perhaps from the 80s. The grill door... More

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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger and for taking the time to share your feedback. Our accommodation ranges from traditional budget cabins to luxury Family Villas in order to meet all needs and budgets and we are sorry to hear that your chosen style did not meet your expectations. Our housekeeping and maintenance team regularly... More

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We were looking for something last minute and were recommended either of the Watts holiday parks in Ballarat. We chose this one as the kids loved the idea of mini golf. We stayed in a 2 bed cabin. They were small and compact, but clean and had everything we needed for a short family stay. The hosts were lovely and... More

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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, responded to this review

As you have experienced, KyleeB36 we love kids here at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger. We are glad to hear that our Goldfields themed mini golf was a hit and that your family enjoyed their time with us. We hope to see you back again soon. More

Wodonga, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Fantastic family friendly park and facilities. Clean and well presented. The staff are always friendly and provide service with a smile. Our family needed a well deserved break and we left feeling refreshed and most important spent a couple of days filled with laugher, and had smiles from ear to ear.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

you are always guaranteed a great stay with a Big 4 park, ticks all the boxes - great for families - fantastic customer service! has pool, mini golf, jumping pillow, large range of sleeping arrangements, BBQ facilities, the kids absolutely love it, we come back every year in December for a local swimming comp and the majority of our swim... More

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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, wayneandmichelle and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger . We host many sporting groups so we do tend to be tuned into their needs during competitions and events. We hope to see you back again in Dec this year. More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Friendly staff and tidy well looked after facilities and grounds. The mini golf is fun. Overall it's a bit pricey. The cabins are not that new and were like tin sheds when it rained heavily and the kids couldn't sleep well.

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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Michael S as all feedback helps us to improve the park and service . We are constantly upgrading our accommodation and will take your comments about the cabins into consideration. We include the use of most of our facilities in the nightly tariff to offer an affordable as possible holiday choice. Thanks again for staying with... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

This was our second visit and again we found it to be a great park with immaculate facilities, well maintained grounds and pleasent staff we had a lovely weekend away. Very close to Ballarat city and lots of interesting surrounding towns. Very happy.

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WattsHolidayParks, Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, liberty5556 . We work hard to ensure that the park is always beautifully presented and acknowledgement of this is much appreciated. We hope that your third visit to the best park in Ballarat is in the not too distant future. More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My family arrived late in the evening. The staff were extremely welcoming and hospitable. They helped with a porta cot and provided information and recommendations on where to eat nearby. Cabin was clean and all facilities were very good. Short stay but very comfortable. Have stayed here on numerous occasions over many years.

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Mildura, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here over Christmas a couple years ago and we will definitely return with our son! Great location! Great service! Great facilities! Loved sitting around the pool area having a few relaxing drinks with family. Great place!

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Additional Information about BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park

Also Known As:
BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park Victoria
Address: 263 Scott Parade | Cnr Water St. & Scott Parade, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Specialty lodging in Ballarat
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you're a family looking for a fun-filled holiday destination, a couple who love the freedom of caravaning, or an adventure traveler chasing a touch of luxury, you'll just love what we have got to offer...We have built our reputation on providing a complete holiday experience that is truly memorable... a fun, friendly, relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with a choice of accommodation, caravan and camping sites and facilities. ... more   less 

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