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Discovery Parks BIG4 - Melbourne
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“Everything you should expect in high class caravan park”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

We used it as our 1st stop in Melbourne and stayed for 3 night in ensuite site. Roomy and very convenient place, nice playground that our 2 y/o loved. Not too far from Melbourne and very close to some major shopping centers.
The only downside is the proximity to main road - very noisy due to large numbers of trucks passing by.
The price is relatively high but if you compare it to other similar site in Melbourne region you will find it worth the value.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Horsham, Victoria. Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

Over the last 2 months have spent 4 or 5 nights at a time in a powered site and also ensuite powered site. Very convenient for bus service into city. Slightly noisy at night from road traffic for Ensuite site. Not so noisy for powered sites. Supermarket, liquor,chemist all next door. Clean and tidy facilities. Slightly dear but worth it for convenience. Will stay again

Room Tip: Look for a cabin towards west side of park.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Coming from Horsham the park was easy to find. Conveniently situated with bus stop opposite and small shopping centre next door.

We are a couple and we got a spring special deal for a 2 bedroom family villa 6 at $144 a night.

The rooms were all a good size, lounge had 2 sofas and main bedroom had a very comfortable queen bed. The villa was very clean (except for the inside of the oven). The lounge lighting was not great if you wanted to read, but OK for general use. Our villa was at the back of the park and was very quiet.

The few problems we had were all dealt with quickly, efficiently and in a friendly manner and I found all the staff to be pleasant and helpful.
The site and pool area was very clean, well maintained and well set out.

You can get a Myki day pass for the bus at reception - much easier if you do not understand the new Myki system. A seniors day pass cost $7. We didn't understand the system and the first day bought a pass on the bus and assumed it would be enought for the day. Wrong!!

We had a great time in Melbourne and found the site a very convenient place to stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights on our way to Tasmania. On arrival staff were pleasant. Amenities very good, pool nice all laundrys and camp kitchens clean. We are travelling with camper trailer and had an ensuite site. The road at the site was very narrow and although we had no trouble it could be a problem for someone with a bigger rig. This didn't seem to be a problem for non-ensuite sites. Our site was beside a busy road and at times in the flight path for the airport. So as I say- good for a stopover but wouldn't want to be staying for longer than a couple of nights.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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caloundra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed here for 3 weeks in a cabin - 2 adults and 2 children. The cabin was small with a double bed in the main living area and bunk beds in a separate small bedroom. It was clean when we arrived, however over the 3 weeks it was cleaned once and even then we had to ask at reception. The cleaner replaced the shower curtain but didnt clean the toilet or the sink. At $150 per night this was disappointing. We had to leave a day early and even though I gave them over 10 days notice that we would be doing so they refused to give me a refund or even a partial refund. I thought this was lousy considering we had spent such a long time in the park and had given them a lot of notice. They did offer us a credit to use should we come back again though although this is probably of no value to us. The location is a long way from the city but the bus stop is right outside and is an excellent service which takes about half an hour to get into the CBD. The swimming pool was nice and the park itself clean and tidy. I didnt find the staff overly welcoming or friendly however they were not rude either. Overall an average stay nothing special.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013 via mobile

Great location for a holiday park, shopping centre right next door, pubs and restaurants close by. We stayed just over a week in a standard cabin, which was very clean and comfortable. Facilities were great, with a lovely heated indoor spa and sauna. A nice big playground and picnic area behind the cabins. There is a massive chain link fence with barbed wire around the park, possibly another kind of fencing could be used instead, but I can understand the need for a secured park. Staff were very helpful and friendly. The public transport was very handy with buses running every 30 mins to all major locations, including the larger shopping centres. Overall a very good experience.

Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Darwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed here last year just before the Melbourne show for a week and a bit. Loved it. Couldn't fault the staff. Rang reception to say the aircon wouldn't change to heat and the man to fix it was there before we hung up the phone. Very beautiful place. Lots of grassy areas and massive beautiful trees. Shops right next door and a hotel across the road. Very easy to go anywhere next to one of the main roads. This is the second time he have stayed here and will always stay here whenever we go to Melbourne. Fly from Darwin in the early morning as Darwin airport never closes and where about to check straight in. Love the private carpark provided for the 2 bedrooms cabins.

Room Tip: If travelling with a family, book the 2 bedroom cabins.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Discovery Parks BIG4 - Melbourne
Address: 129 Ashley St, Braybrook, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3019, Australia
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Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Maribyrnong > Braybrook
Amenities:
Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Braybrook
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Discovery Parks BIG4 - Melbourne 3.5*
Number of rooms: 102
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Forget about hook turns and congestion when you book accommodation in Melbourne; stay at Discovery Parks - Melbourne for a convenient way to visit Victoria. The accommodation offers a cheaper alternative to city lodging; with great facilities to rival any other resort in Victoria, and only 30 minutes from Melbourne’s city centre. Take in the bright city lights of Melbourne while you’re on holiday with this central accommodation. Being just 10km outside of Melbourne makes it easy for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the big city and also the peace of a good night’s rest in a suburban neighbourhood. Book your Melbourne accommodation and enjoy the best that Melbourne has to offer. ... more   less 
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