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Durras Lake North Holiday Park

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57 Durras Road, Durras, New South Wales 2536, Australia
Durras Lake North Holiday Park
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

By pure luck we found a folder for this camping. Located between (rain)forest and ocean its a very nice camping spot. No restaurants nearby, only local residents. Kangaroos are guaranteed and during our stay around 20 were on the campsite and you could get within 2 metres before they hopped off.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Great location, only a couple of minutes to walk to the beach, which is directly down a street across road. The beach is beautiful and quite. Kangaroos, birds and reptiles roam free for you to view and admire throughout the park The only thing I didn't like about it was that you are allocated a camp site, and unfortunately ours... More 

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Peter C, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Corrine. Glad the wildlife put on a show for you. I think they enjoy all the attention as much as we enjoy their company. I think I know which site you mean. We have planted bushes all around each campsite which definitely lessens the noise between sites as well as improved privacy. During quiet times, we... More 

Merimbula, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We have just had about our 6th or 7th visit to the park over the past 10 years. A little late for a review perhaps, but this must be the best "Caravan Park" in the country! Should not say it as (it's a secret) but this place is way better than the nearby National Park campgrounds which always seem to... More 

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Peter C, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Hello Glen - it sounds like you are a Durras "Local" now with so many visits under your belt. Well done. You have covered everything on offer as far as our accommodation goes - camping, cottages and cabins. All very different of course. First, we were very upset about the other campers disturbing the "serenity" Definitely not cool and they... More 

Berlin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My girlfriend and I came here on our roadtrip from Melbourne to Sydney. It was just supposed to be a quick overnight stop and we were hoping for the occasional kangaroo to show up. We did not expect anything like this: super cosy place, quiet and relaxing, beautiful beach nearby, super clean cabin with all the necessary stuff and above... More 

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Peter C, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Luckily I read more than the first two words of your review! ;) We are both really pleased you enjoyed your stay so much and look forward to seeing you again soon. We really appreciate having people such as yourselves stay at the park who appreciate the area. Sometimes, we get travellers expecting all the whistles and bells of a... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stayed at Durras Lake North for the first time and absolutely loved the place. We stayed in a powered site but the only power box was a few campsites away and I didn't bring a long enough extension chord. Not sure if that's the norm or not (I haven't been camping in years) but it didn't really bother us as... More 

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Kaalo, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your "real camping" review. And this is exactly what we believe we offer - a real camping, and by the sounds of it, it was what you wanted. Nothing makes us happier than reading reviews such as yours. Campers who appreciate our campground, the wildlife and the general surroundings of Durras North. The "fighting kangaroos" always crack us... More 

Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Cabin perfectly equipped, nature very attractive, beach wonderful, lake very good, coffee shop cosy, good coffee and milkshakes, calm. Kangaroos funny, Birds beautiful. Peter, Wendy and staff super friendly and helpful. Peter even drove us to town because we did not have a car. Children were happy. We recommend the place very much!

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Kaalo, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

We were a little concerned when you first made your booking to stay at our park for over a week without a vehicle. Being 20 minutes from town, we felt that it may have been too quiet a place for you. However, we were obviously wrong. You really made a big effort to explore the area going on many bush... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We just left after camping for 5 nights. What a stunning place, camping in a natural bush setting surrounded by rainforest - amazing, 5 stars. The hosts are lovely and the on site shop and cafe was awesome, with everything you need and then some, plus fantastic coffee, food (those chips are really good! So are the milkshakes!) and service.... More 

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Kaalo, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for your five star review. Camping under millions of stars, surrounded by the bush and wildlife is generally what our campers like and enjoy. Pleased you liked the milkshakes. We make them in the traditional but simple manner. Heaps of ice cream, icy cold milk and filled to the brim. Our chips are also legendary, but unfortunately we only... More 

Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our second time to Durras North Camping ground. 5hours from North Sydney. Very pleasant place with the beaches, lagoon, lake and bush. Camping under the very large gums is so peaceful (except when a branch falls.. that can be a bit scary!). It's is so quiet at night. Then about 5AM the birds start chirping.. starting with the kookaburra and... More 

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Kaalo, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Yes, the 5am bird call wake ups are a little different! It is amazing just how noisy the birds can be at that time of the day. A great way to wake up however. Obviously the wildlife is a big drawcard for you (as it is for many others). Yes, the bore water is a little smelly. We do filter... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I enjoyed my stay and would have definetly been back and recommended it to others if it wasn't for my disappointing experience with the management. Upon my mentioning that the mens showers were too dirty to use last night: The manager proceeded to badger me that it's no good saying something about it now when my experience is already tainted.I... More 

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Kaalo, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review and we are sorry that you were disappointed with our service. We clean the amenities block daily and when busy, more frequently. As is it a reasonably large park, we do appreciate any reports of problems with any of our facilities so we can undertake any necessary maintenance or cleaning. The showers do... More 

New Delhi, India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I opted this place only because of Kangaroo Guarantee which was most sought after by my grandson from USA.We were all duly rewarded by scores and scores of Kangaroos of all sizes and mother kangaroos with their Zovies in the tummy pouch.The place maintained passionately by Wendy and Peter is right among nature and very comfortable with family if not... More 

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Peter C, Owner at Durras Lake North Holiday Park, responded to this review

Our Kangaroo Guarantee has never been broken in over 13 years. With so many young Joeys, unlikely to change as well. Pleased to hear you and your grandson enjoyed Durras North and the wildlife so much. I see you only stayed one night which is a shame as two nights would allow to do a couple of bushwalks, go to... More 

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