Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby amanda » Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:45 am

We’re just back from a weekend at Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park. The park is located on Shaw’s Bay and has about a dozen waterfront sites. Most of these sites are designed for caravans and have slabs, and we were actually booked onto one of them. When we arrived however we were told that there were 4 waterfront sites without slabs available if we would prefer them. When we drove to the sites we couldn’t believe our luck that the non slab sites had become available. The sites with slabs were quite small with neighbours tightly packed on either side. The non slab sites were much larger with plenty of space between you and the next person, which in our case was nobody as we were the only ones in that area. So for future reference if anyone is interested, the absolute pick of the sites are numbers 201, 202 and 203 as far as view goes, with 244 being a huge shady site that’s tucked a little out of the way, but still has a view. Interestingly, these sites were the only ones they allowed you to have pets on as well.

The park is definitely aimed at family groups and I imagine it would be absolutely jam packed at holiday times. There are two pools, a mini golf course, TV room, games room, jumping pillow, cinema room that shows movies each night, gym, internet kiosk and the largest, best equipped camp kitchen I’ve ever seen. The staff were very obliging and friendly and the park was beautifully maintained. All up we had a nice, relaxing weekend and were really happy with the site we ended up with, however if we had to be in the original site they had designated for us I don’t think our opinion would have been the same.

Once again I was VERY slack in the photo taking department, so I’m afraid this is all I have.


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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby GypsyLady » Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:53 am

Which of those sites did you choose Amanda?? And what was the cost??

I am not surprised about the sites with slabs.
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby sassenach.girl » Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:37 pm

Hi Amanda,

Is this the Top Tourist park? If so, we stayed there a couple of weekends ago and like you said, our girls had a BALL in the waterpark. Great CP :)
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby amanda » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:30 am

Yes it was the Top Tourist Park.

We chose site 202 which was quite spacious, and we didn't have anyone beside us, and as you can see from the photo there is plenty of open space in front of you. This particular site is pet friendly GL.
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby amanda » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:32 am

Sorry, forgot to mention cost. We paid $78 for two nights for a powered site, but this was at the end of the school holiday time and therefore peak rates.
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby snake_dr » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:02 am

looks like a great spot, adding that to the list.

Does it have bitumen roads through the park?
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby amanda » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:03 am

snake_dr wrote:
Does it have bitumen roads through the park?

Yes, it does.
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby snake_dr » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:06 am

great thanks
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:28 am

amanda wrote:We chose site 202 which was quite spacious, and we didn't have anyone beside us, and as you can see from the photo there is plenty of open space in front of you. This particular site is pet friendly GL.



Thanks Amanda.....that was why I asked which one you chose after seeing the pix.....will definitely put it on my 'must do' list as well.
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:29 am

snake_dr wrote:great thanks



Why did you ask about the roads being bitumen snake??
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby snake_dr » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:00 am

our little girl just got her first bike and being pretty small needs flat bitumen roads to ride around on.

she loves riding around, spend half her time riding, its great for her
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Re: Ballina Lakeside Tourist Park

Postby GypsyLady » Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:04 am

OK, thanks....puzzle solved...lol
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