Granted our kids (2 & 4) woke a number of times through the night so our sleep was disturbed, however we were looking forward to checking out the place for a potential longer stay later in the year and were extremely disappointed. To quote my Husband "There were no redeeming features".
We stayed in an on-site van which is owned by friends who offered us the van FOC for the night. There are only 4 powered sites and their aspect was not desirable.
There was only a slippery dip and two swings, so not much for kids our age.
I second an earlier review titled 'Sad & Tired'. Although amenities were a long way from our van they were clean. I couldn't imagine there would be enough facilities when the park is full.
We have stayed at much nicer locations, with friendlier Managers who welcomed you at the gate/reception, rather than quizzed you about how you were 'connected' to the van owners and charging $23 for the night for it's 'Use'???
Needless to say enquiries have begun with other locations for our next trip away. Wont miss driving on The Lakes Way either.
The nearby Recreation club had nice food, but was also tired looking & the 20 x 12 Cafe at Boomerang had great coffee, but food was a disappointment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pacific Palms Caravan Park is a traditional family caravan park located on the mid north coast of new south wales, 150kms north of Newcastle and 20kms south of Forster. The park nestles in a bushland setting adjacent to Elizabeth Beach, one of the east coasts most popular ocean beaches and quite close to Shelly Beach where clothing is optional. The park sits amidst three coastal lakes and three national parks where you will find quite large stands of the native cabbage palms from which the area gets its name. The area offers all surfing and water activities of which fishing is quite a popular one. Bushwalking and birdwatching are also popular activities of the area. Accommodation is available in modern en-suite cabins at quite competitive rates or in standard cabins for the budget conscious. ... more less