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“More like a BIG 3” 2 of 5 stars
Review of North Coast Holiday Parks Shaws Bay

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North Coast Holiday Parks Shaws Bay
3.5 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   1 Brighton Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia (Formerly NCHP Shaws Bay Holiday Park)   |  
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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“More like a BIG 3”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed at this Park the Labour Day long weekend. The park was very crowded with little room between each site. The amenities are not central to all sites, are dated, and were not cleaned as often as they should have been considering the amount of people that were staying there. Wouldn't stay there again and its BIg 4 status should definitely be reviewed.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Pity that Trip Advisor locates this park in EAST Ballina because, even though this is correct, a simple search for Ballina could lead you to miss this delightful park. The waterfront sites look out on the Shaw's Bay lagoon and the breakwater is a pleasant walk to watch the boats negotiating the bar on the river mouth. Facilities near the waterfront sites are old, but spotless and well supplied. Even a little perfume puffer to keep things odourific. Short drive to town. Pub nearby is a bit ordinary.

Room Tip: Away from the waterfront, the sites are not quite level, but not too bad.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nanango, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed one night during a motorhome tour and found it to be nice and clean with a great location. You could fish or swim. It was lovely and relaxed too. We found the check in nice and easy and the staff helpful.

  • Stayed March 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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Fantastic location right on the waterfront. Beautiful little beach for kids to enjoy with gorgeous rock pools and shells to collect. Great sites and clean facilities. Highly recommended. Staff were fantastic and very helpful.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Good central location on the flatwater Shaws Bay. Larger sites are on the right hand fence side and the waterfront. Small sites on the left. Is quiet and clean enough in peak season. The Shaws Bay Hotel next door provides a great bistro menu with outdoor tables, a good place for a good value meal.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Excellent clean amenities, good location next to calm beach and walking paths and not far from surf beaches. Good grassy powered tent/camper trailer sites. Great service from staff on arrival. Recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about North Coast Holiday Parks Shaws Bay

Address: 1 Brighton Street, Ballina, New South Wales 2478, Australia (Formerly NCHP Shaws Bay Holiday Park)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Ballina
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Ballina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — North Coast Holiday Parks Shaws Bay 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Where the river meets the ocean - where the mighty Richmond River drains into the magnificent Shaw’s Bay, you’ll find the Shaw’s Bay Holiday Park. Its spectacular location means you have the best of both aquatic worlds, the calm protected waters of Shaw’s Bay and the excitement of renowned surf beaches. Swimming, surfing, windsurfing, boating, sailing, fishing – you name it, at Shaw’s Bay you can do it. This park is handy to the centre of Ballina with its cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. And the family-friendly Shaw’s Bay Hotel is just a shout away. If the kids ever get tired of the water, the park is next to a parkland that boasts BBQs and children's swings: the ideal place for a family picnic. The park is set on the side of a hill so every level of the park has its own unique views. ... more   less 
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