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“Mostly Sunshine” 4 of 5 stars
Review of BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park

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50 Crowdy Road, Harrington, New South Wales 2427, Australia   |  
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“Mostly Sunshine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had an interesting stay at the Big 4 Harrington. Perfect sunshine mixed with the heaviest rainfall in many years. On the sunny days the park was brilliant, lots of fun in the sun and plenty to keep us all busy. The park didn't cope that well with the down pour and while we were okay there were a number of people who were adversely affected. We also felt that the picture of the Kendall Cottage on the web site gave a false impression of the cabin we stayed in and if we came back then we would look at staying in something a bit bigger.

The organisation of the Kids Activities was great and the staff worked to make sure that all had a fair go with equipment.

Overall it was a good holiday and we look forward to going back.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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BIG4Harrington, Manager at BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park, responded to this review, February 28, 2014
Hi Sandra! Thank you for you taking the time to review BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park. We are happy to hear that when the sun was out, you and your family enjoyed our facilities; and the kids enjoyed the planned activities and our play equipment. We experienced an unprecendented down pour at the end of January, with over 100mls of rain in less than an hour. This did create flooding in some areas of the park and our staff assisted as many guests as possible, as quickly as possible. We are glad to hear that you were not adversely affected by this event and hope that you return to BIG4 Harrinton in future.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

powered sites cramped. overpriced. minimal slab sites. drainage bad. sites low so flooding occurred. midgies and sand flies bad. fortunately we had great company and a lovely meal at the Harrington hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This place was a wonderful surprise. Highlights :
- the walk/swim through the lagoon behind the park over to a breakwall and beach, finding little crabs along the way
- playing putt putt with family in the park
- watching the Australian Open on the big screen in the kitchen area on long warm nights. Thank you to the kind staff who left this room open for us, waiting for the game to finish before you locked up and went home well after 11pm.
- the free kids movies on every night. Thank you for this godsend!
- the ALL DAY kids club. Amazing!
- the pool...fun for all ages!
- the staff who work around the grounds. What beautiful people
- the drive to Crowdy Head beach
- supermarket very close by

So much to do - we need to come back to finish it all.

Very clean place. Only problem - we stayed when there was torrential rain one night and all the poor campers on the low side were in almost knew high water. Not a pretty sight for any of them. Thankfully, we were up high.

Loved this place. Thanks for making it a great stay.

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We travel for a living, still our time with you was better than we could of hoped! Too much fun for our grom and safe and clean! Amenities made us feel at home! Amazing staff and creativity within the park along with all the direction to the beauty and adventures surrounding! Thanks for going above and beyond with your hospitality! See you again! Thanks soo much!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed in a 3 bedroom cabin between Xmas and NYE 2013- it was our first experience at a Big4. It was the best holiday we have ever, and we could relax while the kids had a fantastic time. The cabin was excellent- air conditioning, 3 (yes 3) plazma TV's, pay tv, a large verandah with bbq and outdoor sink, all linen and towels included, as well as a packet of timtams on arrival. The park facilities were amazing for the kids- water park, daily organised activities, jumping pillows and a playroom for our toddler. The staff were amazing and when we reported a small hitch with our pay tv, it was fixed within 10 minutes. We only left the park a few times- to walk along the breakwall, to use the scooter and skate park, and to enjoy lunch at the Harrington hotel. 10 out of 10. Thank you, Harrington Big4. We'll be back.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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MOMAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
A perfect score is always welcome but, more importantly, we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at BIG4 Harrington, hsr2014 . Thank you for your glowing review and we look forward to seeing you return
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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed in the safari tent at Harrington big 4 NSW, it was the best camping trip me and the kids have ever had. The park facilities are amazing, the pool is fantastic, we only saw the kids to eat and sleep. We had four other families camping around us and my camp kitchen and deck was lage enough for us all, thanks big 4 see you on Australia Day weekend.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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MOMAustralia, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thanks for this fabulous feedback, Brigitte A and what a great compliment that you are coming back again so soon. The Safari Tents are a fairly recent addition to our accommodation choices and do provide the "best of both worlds" for camping. We are pleased to hear that your family and group enjoyed them so much. We look forward to seeing you again in a few weeks.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

We camped mid week for 3 nights with my 4 month old son on a powered site. He loved it and slept really well. The facilities were fantastic and really clean. The staff were super friendly and helpful and were happy to move us to a site with bush views but still close to the facilities. There are stacks of things to keep kids occupied! We only took advantage of the awesome pools and explored the local unsealed roads & 4WD tracks. Eating locally, there is a spectacular Italian restaurant, "Gasperro's" at the Harrington Bowling Club and great tasting value for money Chinese takeaway across the road from the park. I will definitely be recommending this park to my friends!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park

Address: 50 Crowdy Road, Harrington, New South Wales 2427, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Harrington
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Harrington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 23

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