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“A bit out of the way but the sunset was worth it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbour Lights Caravan Park

Harbour Lights Caravan Park
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Harbour Lights Caravan Park
40 Santa Barbara Parade, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia   |  
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Ranked #8 of 13 Specialty lodging in Bowen
Toowoomba, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A bit out of the way but the sunset was worth it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Had a very quiet nights stopover at the pleasant site. As I said in my title it is a bit out of the way but a walk along the harbour wall at sunset easily made up for that. We were a little disappointed to find the pool was out of action when we first arrived but they worked quickly to fix it and even took time to come and tell us it was ok to use again. Ample camp kitchen area next to the pool however on all other sites we stopped on during our roadtrip the gas BBQ's were free to use but we had to pay $2 for the use of them here. Only other criticism I have was the lady who checked us in was not very welcoming to the point that she seemed annoyed we had disturbed her.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We stayed for a night in a new cabin over looking the so called harbour. The cabin was great, modern, clean and airy. The staff seemed friendly. Indeed this seemed like any typical caravan park and we had no problems staying there. One thing to be aware of though, is the location. While close to the main street, Bowen is very spread out and the main street really hasn't got much going for it. The best area of Bowen is down by the beaches, which was quite a hike from this caravan park. You could drive to some great beaches in 20 minutes. Though no fault of their own, we would rather stay closer to the dramatic coastline if staying in Bowen again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mooloolaba, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you are passing through Bowen and need a powered site for a night, this is really the best option, close to town(2 min walk). Use the drive through site and you don't even have to disconnect. Amenities are just fine. Bowen is a sleepy little town so I probably wouldn't stay for too long but that might be what you are looking for!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

I spent a night in a bathroom-less cabin for $70. It was a great spot to stop off after Day 1 of an epic road trip to Cairns. The communal bathrooms were clean and had decent showers. The room was basic but comfortable. The waterfront area opposite the park was the perfect spot to go for a run before hitting the road for Day 2.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night there in a deluxe villa. It was very neat and tidy, affordable and the view was great. Very close to everything, including beaches and the jetty for fishing. Staff were friendly and service was good. Will stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

I stayed at Harbour Lights caravan park recently in the cabins and found them great very clean and great price I stayed in the new deluxe harbour view villas what a nice out look to wake up to I will send my friends and family there any time I will be back

  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Albany, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

I just finished my working holiday and stayed at Harbour Lights caravan park I found this park to be clean the staff were freindly I will be back again very soon can't wait I would highly recomend this park

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Address: 40 Santa Barbara Parade, Bowen, Queensland 4805, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Bowen
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Ranked #8 of 13 Specialty lodging in Bowen
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