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Lani's Holiday Island
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Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Grounds are attractive with trees, palms & rainbow lorikeets. Our "lodge" was old & needing maintenance. Signs ask you to save water but the toilet & shower are full flow. It's a nice spot for kids if you choose a better cabin.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Lanis6273, Front Office Manager at Lani's Holiday Island, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your review for Trip advisor.
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your time in our park.
We are sorry that our Lodge did not meet your expectations. They are a basic older style cabin, with basic facilities. We do offer a range of accommodation though, with different styles offering more upgraded and modern facilities, in a range of pricing to suit all budgets.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Went with a whole group of friends for a camping trip on the island. Great place. Staff were extremely friendly on check-in. Awesome camping ground & also able to use the caravan parks facilities was a huge bonus. Camping facilities were basic but what else do you expect when camping. The only improvement that would be great would be BBQ's on the camping side of the Island. Other than that, great experience, we will be back!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Lanis6273, Manager at Lani's Holiday Island, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Thank you for telling others about your great camping experience at our island camping area and that you found this camping ground awesome. Our bushland island is the perfect location for a camping holiday with family and friends. The 25 hectare island that is surrounded by the beautiful waters of Wallis lake and close to all that Forster has to offer makes for a unique camping spot. It is a bonus to be able to use all the parks amenities and facilites for your camping fee. It is great that you found our staff friendly upon check in and we all look forward to welcoming you back to Lanis soon.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

Stayed in one of the 2 bedroom Bungalows. Had most things a person would need during a holiday. Bed Comfortable. Enough room for 4 persons to be inside during rain. (Had a fair bit). Staff friendly and very helpful. Grounds good and kids enjoyed the pools. Took a drive to Tonys Island. A large area for camping which would allow enough space between other campers.

The only negative would be the size of the bathroom for larger persons

Other than that I would stay within the park again.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Lanis6273, Owner at Lani's Holiday Island, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on Trip advisor

It is wonderful that you found the bungalow you stayed in to have most things you needed for your holiday, in particular a comfortable bed. We do have a friendly and very helpful team at Lanis and it is great for them to be acknowledged. Thank you.

We look forward to welcoming you back again soon so the kids to once again enjoy the pools and other park facilities.

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We were looking for a quick holiday getaway, for one weekend only, before the school holidays were over. The kids' (teenagers actually) requirements were a pool and a bush setting for camping. Lani's met the bill perfectly. They have 3 pools, although the pools were a little on the small side, catering for younger children - I guess most people opt to swim in the lake, the river or the beach, all nearby.

The greatest highlight for us was the bush setting on a huge campsite, next to the water's edge. You can also make an actual (small) campfire, but we were thwarted on this occasion by a NSW total fire ban. Although this was peak season (school holiday), our nearest camping neighbour was at least 100m away from us. We also phoned and drove past some other camping providers in the area: they were mostly full and people were camping almost on top of each other.

The facilities were average but adequate and the staff friendly and efficient. We couldn't make a reservation over the phone; just had to be there before 6pm to obtain access. Checkout was at 12 noon sharp and we missed that by an hour, so we were blocked by the boom gate. The office staff had to let us in and out manually on our departure (it was a bit strange that they enforce this policy so stringently with all the camp space available there).

We had an enjoyable stay

Room Tip: If you're camping, stay on the island, not in the caravan park.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Lanis6273, Front Office Manager at Lani's Holiday Island, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor.
We are happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay on Tony's Point Island. It really is a unique spot to be able to experience the natural bushland camp, while having the convenience and use of our main park's facilities.
We are a caravan park, and Tony's Point Island is an extension of our caravan park, so we do need to have a check out time, so that we can monitor all of our park guests. We do show a little leniency with check outs from the island, by opening the boomgate for anyone leaving a little past check out.
We hope that you are able to come and stay with us again in the future, so that you can enjoy your open camp fire.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We stayed in a pet friendly cabin where our dog was allowed inside which took the stress out of making sure she was ok. The cabin was clean and well equipped. We only stayed one night as passing through the town so did not get to experience all the park has to offer such as swimming pool etc. Booking process was prompt and i received confirmation email and receipt straight away.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lanis6273, Manager at Lani's Holiday Island, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to be able to accommodate you and your pet in one of our pet friendly cabins on your your recent overnight stay with us. Being able to have your pet indooors with you does give you the comfort of knowing they are safe.
We hope that you and your pet will return to our park some time into the future and will be able to stay longer to enjoy the wonderful facilities our park offers and to experience the
beautiful Great Lakes Region.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The cabin we stayed in was very old with chords running everywhere behind the TV. Fortunately the bed was very good so for one night it was OK. The tariff was very reasonable so I should have realised it wasn't the top accommodation. If there is a next time we would upgrade.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lanis6273, Front Office Manager at Lani's Holiday Island, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2012

Thank you for leaving your review on Tripadvisor today.
Lani's Holiday Island does have quite a range of accommodation, with 8 different styles of cabins accross all budgets to suit most travellers. From our most basic Hut and Lodge, which are an older style cabin with basic facilities through to our Waterfront Cabana's and Spa Cabins for those wanting a little more room and more modern facilities.
It is unfortunate that we have not met your expectations on this occassion, but we hope that you do return to us in the future to explore our other accommodation options that may be more suited to your needs.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stay at Lanis twice a year, only wish we could spend more time there. Camping is our game and in all the times going there we have never had any problems. Peaceful, tranquil, no time restrictions and nature first hand what more could you ask for. Maybe the complainers should camp down the back away from everything or just stay at home. We are all human and celebrating great events shouldn't be an issue. I only hope these people never turn up on New years or Christmas etc. they would be the real life of the party (NOT). Not only this campers get to use all the facilities within the park at no extra cost. Close to shops, beach and waterways. We have experienced dolphins in the channel, easy access to boat ramp, fishing experiences, tubing behind ther boat, camp fires and the list goes on.
The staff is A +. Congratulations on such a great place to enjoy some time out from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Lanis6273, Owner at Lani's Holiday Island, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2012

We are so thrilled that you have taken the time to tell others how much you love it at Lanis and that you wish you could spend more time here.

Our bushland camping area is something unique, 25 hectares surrounded by the beautiful waters of Wallis Lake , and like you said you get the use of all the main park facilities such as the pools, BBQ's playground, camp kitchen and amenities at no extra cost. Many people too like yourself love our location, that we are close to stocklands shopping mall, only a short drive to the beaches and the waterways are at your doorstep.

Thank you for commenting on our staff . An A+ .It is great encouragement to each of them who work really hard to provide our guests that memorable relaxing holiday.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Lanis next time you stay with us.

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Additional Information about Lani's Holiday Island

Address: 33 The Lakes Way, Forster, New South Wales 2428, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Forster
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 13 Specialty Lodging in Forster
Price Range: $51 - $82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Lani's Holiday Island 3*
Number of rooms: 52
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located on beautiful Wallis Lake in the heart of the seaside town of Forster, on the mid North of NSW just two hours drive north of Newcastle and 3 ½ hours from Sydney. Our caravan park is a member of Top Tourist Parks of Australia, offering a range of holiday accommodation to suit all budgets and tastes and for those who choose to travel with their own Caravan, Motorhome or RV a choice of sites, some with their own personal bathroom. For the tent camper who wants that natural camping experience then our additional 25 hectares of natural bushland Tony’s Point Island is for you.Whether it be business, pleasure, a weekend away or for your next family holiday, come and enjoy the must see and dos of the Great Lakes area or simply relax and enjoy the facilities and activities that Lanis Holiday Island has to offer. ... more   less 
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