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“Very enjoyable 3 months” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Placid Tourist Park

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Lake Placid Tourist Park
82-100 Lake Placid Rd, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Very enjoyable 3 months”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We needed a long term caravan site option in Cairns and Lake Placid Tourist Park came up trumps. The park is nestled under the mountains and surrounded by lush tropical scenery. We have a 27' 5th wheeler and they gave us a long site with a concrete pad that had plenty of room for our rig and our tow vehicle. Hosts Roger & Michelle and their friendly staff were very helpful and accommodating providing good advice and assistance during the recent cyclone threat. As it turned out the park is in a naturally sheltered location and the effects were minimal, well worth remembering if you are venturing to Cairns in the summer months. Lake Placid is also a pet friendly park and our two cats were also very impressed with the facilities. The amenities were clean and regularly serviced and the pool, a must in Cairns, was beautifully maintained at all times. Lake Placid is a 15 minute drive from Cairns CBD, close to the Skyrail, Kuranda Scenic Railway and has easy access to the Atherton Tableland via the Kennedy highway 5 minutes up the road. The park itself is on the scenic Barron River and on a quiet cul-de-sac with a quality restaurant right next door. The park has excellent tourist info, a small kiosk for those essentials and is 5 minutes from Smithfield shopping centre for the more serious needs. We can thoroughly recommend Lake placid as a great base when you visit Cairns

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele D, Manager at Lake Placid Tourist Park, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Hello Franndon,

Thank you for your review of our park. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. Just a reminder that there is always as spot here at the park for you if you decide to travel this way again. We wish you many safe and happy travels in the future.
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My partner and I recently stayed at this fantastic little park. We were absolutely blown away with the friendly service and gorgeous lodgings. Everything was immaculately kept, it is set out in a beautiful place with a lovely pool and surroundings. The staff were so friendly, advising us on the activities you can do around there, and booked it all for us! A big thank you for making our holiday so great. We will see you next year!!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele D, Manager at Lake Placid Tourist Park, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you Nicola B for your lovely review of our park and staff. The rainforest surrounding the park makes it easy to relax and unwind. We look forward to your return visit. There are many adventures still awaiting you.
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Coolangatta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

My brothers & I had a great stay here in Cairns. The park is central to everything & the people in the office were able to help us book all of our adventures. We booked a few tours there with white water rafting being the most memorable. The guides were able to pick us up & drop us home from the park too!
Great location & friendly service, definitely recommend!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele D, Manager at Lake Placid Tourist Park, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you Kaine B for you review of our park. We appreciate the feedback you supplied about your White Water Rafting tour and have been able to recommend this tour to many more thrill seekers. We hope you come back and stay again.
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Adelaide, Australia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

stayed here recently on our 1st camper trailer outing and booked an ensuite powered site to keep the wife happy. Ensuite was modern & immaculate, well set out park, camp kitchen was 1st class and pool area very enjoyable. Chose the park as it is pet friendly and we had no problems as our hound is well behaved.
Location is central to a lot of attractions in a Cairns & Smithfield Shops are close by if you need to stock up, can certainly recommend to others.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele D, Manager at Lake Placid Tourist Park, responded to this review, May 29, 2014
Thank you TravellingScorps for your review of our park. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our park to be in a great location. We wish you safe and happy travels in the future.
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

If you want a real tropical paradise experience this is the place to stay! Great surroundings, fantastic staff, and close to everything! They can even book your outings for you, their recommendations were great! This park is quiet and friendly with the best management team!
Thanks Roger & Michele for making our time with you FANTASTIC! We will definitely be back....

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele D, Manager at Lake Placid Tourist Park, responded to this review, May 13, 2014
Hello Michelle L,

Thank you for your review of Lake Placid Tourist Park. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back for another adventure holiday. Our knowledgeable staff can put together a tour package for you so we ensure you make the most of your time in Cairns and Far North Queensland.
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Emu Park, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We loved Lake Placid, central location close to shopping centre and Kuranda Rail Station. The staff were friendly and provided us with tourist information and guided us to our site. It's a nice clean park with a nice pool and grassed area. The best advantage is it is a pet friendly park.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele D, Manager at Lake Placid Tourist Park, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Hello KP-Mitch,
We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and found our location close to Kuranda Skyrail and Scenic Train helpful. We understand the difficulties some of our guests experience as they choose to travel with their pets and our park is the perfect location for a getaway for the entire family (two or four legs). We wish you many more happy travels and hope to see you back this way again.
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Lacombe, Canada
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21 hotel reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We camp extensively in North America, but this place is in another league to what we have experienced. It is clean, tidy and well managed. The location is quiet but fairly close to Cairns. The pool is fantastic and the camp kitchen and barbeque facilities are excellent, as are the bathrooms. You are surrounded by beautiful plants and trees. If we didn't have to keep moving we would have spent more than two nights here. Hosts Roger and Michele were so friendly and helpful, I hope we are able to return one day.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Michele D, Manager at Lake Placid Tourist Park, responded to this review, April 20, 2014
Hello Bernie P,

Thank you for your review of Lake Placid Tourist Park. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. The Rainforest surrounds our beautiful park with its tropical gardens and gorgeous trees like the Acacia. As Cairns is warm all year round our oasis style pool is a favourite amongst our guests so we are thrilled you took a swim and made use of our camp kitchen. We look forward to your return one day and wish you safe travels in the future.
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Additional Information about Lake Placid Tourist Park

Address: 82-100 Lake Placid Rd, Cairns, Queensland 4878, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 83 Specialty lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lake Placid Tourist Park is set amongst 14 acres of tropical rainforest and is nestled at the base of the Barron Gorge National Park, and adjacent to the crystal clear waters of Lake Placid. Offering caravan and tent sites as well as budget, luxury and ensuite cabins, family villas and cottages, we have the perfect holiday accommodation for any traveller (pets welcome too)!Located 14km north west of Cairns city, the park is central to the main tourist attractions such as Skyrail, the Kuranda Scenic Railway and the northern beaches. Both adventure and tranquility await! ... more   less 

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