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BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Visiting this Big4 has become an annual event for our family and another family of good friends. We usually stay for 3 nights in the Wattle cabins which over look the swimming pool, our friends always book the cabin next door,and the children LOVE it.
They Love the jumping pillow, love the swimming pool, playground and the Saturday morning complimentry Pancake breakfast. Rooms/cabins are basic but clean, and have everything needed to be able to self cater. We love our get togethers at night around the BBQ for dinner, it's under shelter, plenty of seating and again clean.
Staff are always friendly, helpful and have addressed any missing/broken utentsils straight away. We have already booked next years trip!

Room Tip: The wattle cabins over look the pool and jumping pillow, so good if you have children that want to u...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

We spent 2 nights at Windmill Big 4 with our 3 kids (1,6 & 8). The staff we generally friendly and the cabin was modern and clean. Our biggest disappointment was that we could not get the shower to work. The water was either hot or cold and we could not adjust it. One of our children was scalded when the water suddenly went hot. We reported it to management but it was not repaired and we had to use the communal showers. More disappointing, was the fact that we were not offered any discount on our accommodation which we would have considered reasonable in the circumstances. We took a look at the other big 4 parks in the area and they both looked a lot more inviting, especially for children. It was too hot during the day for the children to enjoy the jumping pillow as it was not shaded at all and the pool was far too noisy as it was enclosed. Not a great combination during the school holidays with 20+ screaming kids in there. The landscaping was pretty boring and the paths were not sealed around the park. This would have been nicer, particularly for the kids who hired go karts to drive around the park. These mind you, were expensive at $5 per half hour, given the low level maintenance required of the 2 go karts available. On the plus side, Saturdays pancake breakfast was a nice treat and the kids movie and popcorn nights and 1 hour daily holiday program were enjoyable.

Room Tip: Wattle 25 was clean and modern but you'd want to hope they've fixed the shower problem.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Mark C, Owner at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2012

Thanks for your feedback, we're glad you found our staff friendly and your cabin clean and modern. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by the problem with your shower. The problem was fixed the following business day after it was reported. While our staff endeavoured to fix the problem straight away, there was a short delay until a plumber could arrive to repair it.
We have noted down your feedback and are pleased to report that one of our key projects this year is the upgrade of our swimming pool, which will be larger and more enjoyable for our guests.

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Reviewed December 18, 2011

We stayed in a deluxe cabin for 6 people. Seemed quite new, plenty of room, quiet, nice pool, and playground. Our teenage boys loved the jumping pillow. Only drawback was that the park was quite a long distance from the town and shops.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

Just spent 3 nights at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park and had a great time. Kids loved the jumping pillow and pool and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Cabin was great and looked new and had full cooking facilities so we could prepare our own meals, even had TV in the bedroom. Had a free pancake breakfast on Saturday morning and the kids brought some back to our room for us so we stayed in bed later. Spa was OK, nice and warm but had to run back to our cabin in the cold to have a shower. Also had free games for the kids which was great when it was raining. Overall had a great stay and plan to take the kids back next year.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2011

We booked a 2 bedroom cabin for two nights. The service and the pool was good, but that was about it. The Cabin was very out dated and musty. In general, the entire park was in need of a face lift. The interesting thing was, in their local feeedback sheet it asked; would you prefer more money be spent on facilities or accomodation? I thought this was strange, esp given that they provide both..... therefore wouldnt both be a piority?

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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Mark C, Owner at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2011

In response and update to “Booked for two nights, stayed for one…” We have very recently (this week in fact 12/09/2011) joined as a member to Trip Advisor. It was a great disappointment to read a not so favorable review. Our aim is to reply to our guests and keep them abreast what is evolving in our park. We value and appreciate ALL feedback which take on board and put into practice. For example: the budget cabins we had, have been replaced with brand new cottages earlier this year. Through negative feedback on these cabins, we turned it into a positive and replaced them. In our park we do have 7 different styles of cabins available and on occasions, not all are available due to them already being booked. All of our reception staff explain in detail to our guests the different cabin styles and the description so they are able to make their own informed decision based on their needs and circumstance.
Our feedback guest survey asks the question:
“would you prefer cabins to be refurbished or the park to have more facilities?”
"We do ask our guests in our feedback forms their opinion/input on what they feel should be a priority for us in our capital works in either facilities or cabin upgrades. Unfortunately we don't have the resources to do both at the same time but do try to alternate our capital works program. For example: the size of our indoor heated swimming pool has been a topic of discussion and we are in the process of engaging in a designer and builder to replace and rejuvenate the entire pool and front gardens. Although we would love this to happen overnight, realistically this will take some time and dedication. Throughout the year we have had many projects come to fruition. We have replace our septic tanks and switched to sewage, installed a dump point for our caravanners, asphalted the entrance into our park , replace 5 cabins with new cottages and adding another 2 executive Banksia cabins which are being delivered on Thursday the 15/09/2011.
We certainly treat all of our feedback as a priority, however, our guests will always be our priority.

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Reviewed May 30, 2015
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  • Stayed: April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Sheree G, Guest Relations Manager at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2017

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Additional Information about BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park

Address: 56 Remembrance Drive | Alfredton, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Ballarat
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 20 Specialty Lodging in Ballarat
Price Range: $92 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour, BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park is surrounded by trees and away from suburbia.Relax in our tranquil atmosphere, just minutes from the beautiful Lake and Gardens Precinct and the Heart of Historic Ballarat.At BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park and Caravan Park your leisure is the main priority of our entire team. Together we provide you with all the quality accommodation and recreation facilities you expect of a Victorian Tourism Award Winning holiday park. * Indoor Heated Pool * Free Wireless Internet * Large Jumping Pillow * Spa and Sauna * Tennis Court * BBQ Area * BBQ Camp Kitchen * Heated Recreation Complex * Childrens' Playground. ... more   less 
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