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“The best of the caravan parks around Nelson Bay”

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Shoal Bay Holiday Park
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We stayed in an ensuite van site for a 3 day long weekend. The sites are quite large and have 2 concrete pads plus a grass area. The ensuite is a great little idea, and was large and clean. The location of the park makes it very easy to walk to the shops, the beach, or the Country Club Hotes (also very worthwhile).
We very much enjoyed our time here. The only negative was the amount of rabbits on the site (my daughter thought this was a positive NOT a negative).

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thank you for your review. It's a great compliment to be called the Best Holiday Park in Nelson Bay- I will pass on to the team at Shoal Bay Holiday Park. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and would love to have your family return for another visit at some stage. Best Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed March 15, 2014

We stayed in one of the new Catamaran units. They are very well designed with comfortable beds. The plunger and plunger coffee provided were the touch that marked this out for us. Right across from the beach. Say no more,

Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
1  Thank archlow2
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2014

We are glad you had a great stay and thanks for your review. A good cup of coffee certainly can make all the difference. We hope to come back again to visit in the near future.

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Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed March 6, 2014

Shoal Bay Holiday Park is located directly across the road from beautiful Shoal Bay beach and a five minute walk from local shops and restaurants. The holiday park is spotless and the staff are very friendly. Lovely park in a magnificent location.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank 121Cathy
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2014

Thanks for your great review Cathy, Shoal Bay Holiday Park certainly is a great spot for a camping getaway. With spectacular Shoal Bay on the doorstep, the scenic Tomaree Headland walk just up the road and the cafes and restaurants nearby, you can leave the car parked once you arrive and easily access all these great things on foot. We hope to see you again some time,

Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed January 17, 2014

Travelling from Sydney to Brisbane.We stayed for 2 nights in our motorhome on a powered site.Clean amenities,nice camp site. lovely area to visit .All the bays are worth a visit.All slept well.Thankyou for a great stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Rebecca S
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Thanks Rebecca, it's wonderful to hear that your family had such a great stay recently at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, Best Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Great people great park. Reception very helpful and friendly and clean facilities far outweigh those in surrounding areas. Love the location and peaceful environment. Good to know and see facilities being cleaned regularly during peak times. Will be back!!!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
Thank Graham M
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2014

Hi Graham,

Thanks for your fantastic review. I will pass on your praise to the staff- they will be very happy. We look forward to you visting again. Best Regards Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

I booked one of the Sunseeker cabins. Very satisfied with general layout, decor and equipment. The patio area is a bit small but the location makes up for this. Very helpful staff at reception (assisted with late check-in as well as a maintenance issue with the TV).

Only 2 negatives (but this won't stop me from returning ... (1) the honking of the horn by the fruit and veg truck that does it's rounds, is nothing short of bloody irritating and (2) the wall mounted TV in the bedroom is in an awkward position immediately outside the bathroom door. Easy to hit your head on it ... I know!!!

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Marketing_Manager_OR, Manager at Shoal Bay Holiday Park, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2014

Thank you for your review Gogo and Happy New Year. We agree that the 3 night weekend package at Shoal Bay Holiday Park is excellent value saving you up to 17% on your stay. I appreciate your comments in regards to the honking fruit truck and positioning of the television and will follow up to see what we can do to eliminate these issues. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards

Rebecca Smith (Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Shoal Bay is a beautiful spot and this holiday park is located across the road from the beach and only a few minutes walk to the shopping centre, hotel and restaurants.White sandy beaches, clear water, lovely views from the foreshore across Port Stephens and level walks on paved surfaces.Three or four restaurants and a hotel nearby-try the Game Fishing Club for a top meal.

A lot of cabins/bungalows/units are available but I expect that camping and caravan sites are in short supply in busy periods. Very good amenities block, games room, tennis court and childrens playground.No pool but the beach is so close it's not a problem.

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Shoal Bay Holiday Park

Address: Shoal Bay Road | Shoal Bay, Port Stephens, New South Wales 2315, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Greater Newcastle > Port Stephens
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 33 Specialty Lodging in Port Stephens
Price Range: $28 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shoal Bay Holiday Park 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shoal Bay Holiday Park is directly opposite one of the most beautiful beaches on the east coast of Australia. The gentle, aquamarine waters & clean white sand of Shoal Bay provide a perfect swimming beach that the kids will love and within just two minutes walk, you'll find the beachside village of Shoal Bay with cafes, shops, restaurants & clubs. Facilities include:* half size tennis / basketball court* conference room* camp kitchen* games room* playground* disabled assisted living cabin* BBQs* guest laundry* school holiday activities program* powered sites* luxury one and two bedroom cabins. ... more   less 
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