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Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great weekend”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

You can't go past this place for location. The park is right on the foreshore. It's an ideal beach for children. The kids had a ball.
The staff were very friendly and welcoming.
We can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Frankston, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed March 31, 2013

We visited the Bellarine camping grounds for a holiday with friends over Easter 2013.
The sites themselves are reasonable in size and easily allowed for a 10 man tent and a car or even a caravan. The park is well positioned near the main town and beach accessible with a short walk to either piers.
The grounds themselves have 2 major toilet/shower blocks with combination locks on the doors so only camp ground patrons should be able to access the facilities, each with a playground and BBQ accessibility right next to it.
The site is of course powered and has a single plug to each site so you may need a double adapter if you have more than 1 tent on the site.

The Good:
- A 2 minute drive or 6 minute walk into town
- Sites are kept clean and trucks come to collect garbage daily
- Toilets are cleaned daily (Twice we believe)
- Sites are well maintained and do not have much debris lying around where tents will be erected.

The Bad:
- The site sits on a main road so road traffic can be quite annoying in early morning
- The site does not have any way to enforce noise rules so unruly patrons are allowed to be loud into the early morning
- There is very little area besides the main BBQ area that are covered so in the event of a decent downpour you will be relegated to your tent/caravan

The Ugly:
- The cleaning method of the toilets can leave a lot to be desired as while sitting in the end cubical going about my business I found myself in a tidal wave of water with no warning as the filthy water swelled around my feet

Room Tip: If you are camping in a group try to ask for adjoining sites preferably with the road in the middle...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed September 23, 2012 via mobile

We have been coming to this park for several years now. They have seasonal sites for Spring (mid Sept to mid Dec) and the Summer (1st Feb to the end of April) these are a great deal, as well as the usual sites for short stays. The amenities are clean and there are plenty of them. There are a couple good camp kitchens in the park as well. Unfortunately as a previous reviewer commented there a lot of trees missing but these were removed for safety reasons. We have also stayed in the cabins and found them well appointed and comfortable. They have some great specials for the cabins during the off season, worth looking at, including breakfast hamper and cheap overnight rates. Check on their website. We've always found the staff to be friendly and helpful. We really enjoy staying here.

Stayed September 2012
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2 Thank Bubs1959
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2012

We stayed for 3nights on a powered site in a caravan. There was very little shade to due lack of trees as they had been cut down, the wind was very strong blowing thru and the amenities are on the older side but they were keep clean regularly. There was stolen bikes from sites over night which was not good and we felt uncomfortable leaving any equipment unlocked on site. Close to town is good & the beach is very gentle.

  • Stayed January 2012
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6 Thank bothofus58
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Canberra, ACT, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2010

The location is great although the set out is not the best as there is only one way in and out and if you are in the cabins it is a long way to reception. The cabins themselves are good and the cleaning staff are very pleasant. Unfortunately I cannot say that the management is as good. When I made the booking we were quoted $240 for 4 nights with a buy 2 nights get one free plus a fourth night. Unfortunately, when we got there I realized I had forgotten my paperwork and they tried to charge me $475. It took a while for this to be sorted and I ended up paying more than I was quoted. Also their internet is a bit erratic and there is nothing in the room folder to tell you how to get a connection. I had to go all the way to reception and was given a piece of paper with the instructions. Make sure you get a cabin that has a toilet block in the line of sight or you can end up walking all over try to get a connection. Would recommend the location but would have to think about re-booking here.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks

Property: Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks
Address: Boat Rd | PO Box 40, Portarlington, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria 3223, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > City of Greater Geelong > Portarlington
Amenities:
Beach Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Portarlington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bellarine Bayside Holiday Parks 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bellarine Bayside operates absolute beachfront holiday parks in Portarlington, Indented Head and St Leonards and is the ideal location to base yourself on the Bellarine Peninsula. Located within close proximity of several award-winning wineries, delicious local food producers, and family-friendly activities there is plenty for everyone to enjoy. The Northern Bellarine Coastal trail spans the foreshore from Pt Richards in Portarlington through to St Leonards. Walk, run or cycle along its meandering path that hugs the beach and sand dunes, and takes you across creeks and around a nationally-significant saltmarsh. Portarlington Holiday Park is open all year round and has a range of accommodation options to suit all needs. Enjoy the privacy of a self-contained cabin, park your van on a powered site or just pitch the tent right near the beach. Indented Head and St Leonards provide summer-only, beachside, powered camping sites. ... more   less 
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