Our review of Broadwater Stopover Tourist Park, Broadwater, NSW.
4 October 2013
Dates of Stay
3 October 2013
Will We Return
Deluxe Ensuite Cabin: $85.00
Standard Cabin (no ensuite): $65.00
Powered site: $19.50 – $27.50
Unpowered site: $18.50 – $26.50
We stayed over the school holidays and only paid $19.50 for the night which was fantastic value.
Value for money: Very good.
9:00 – 11:00am. 3:00 – 5:00pm.
After Hours Check-in
Speak to the managers if you think you might arrive late.
Friendliness: Very friendly
Responsiveness to complaints: We had no complaints.
Helpfulness: Very helpful. Showed us around to our site and allowed us to park still connected to the van due to only being there for one night.
Amenities are closed between 10:00 – 11:00am each day for cleaning.
After Hours Manager
Powered and unpowered sites
The park is quite a reasonable size and somewhat spread out so it probably doesn’t feel as busy as it actually is.
Drive Through Sites
The park is bushy, with some sandy ground as it is on the banks of a river. It is kept nice and tidy. Keep an eye out for the mulberry tree near the amenities block!
The park is not particularly bright at night, but due to it’s size you won’t have any trouble finding the amenities at night with their external lighting.
There are undercover BBQ facilities with free gas for guest’s use.
Shower and Toilet Facilities
Adequate to cope with number of people: Yes
Proximity to sites: Close to all sites
Cleanliness: Very clean
Size: 2 showers and 2 toilets in each, plus disabled access.
Water pressure: Good
Adequate hot water: Yes, never ran out
Disabled facilities: Yes
Access: No pin or key code required
Doggy bath: Yes
On-site laundry with iron and ironing board
Swimming Pool – Yes
Tennis Court – No
Mini golf – No
Gym – No
Kids Club – No
Activities for Kids – Yes
Games Room – Yes
While there are no formal activities for kids, they can make use of the swimming pool, games room and river for fishing, etc.
Yes. Doggy bath is also available.
While the park is set in the bush, it is located right by the Pacific Highway which has its benefits and drawbacks. The benefits are obviously that it’s not out of the way, for either short or long-term stays. However, you will hear some highway noise from passing trucks. We were only here one night so it wasn’t enough to bother us, but consider this for long-term stays.
The park doesn’t have a particularly open feel, as it is a bush setting with lots of trees and shade. If you have portable solar panels you should be fine.
There are a few permanents, but these are kept tidy and the managers are very conscious of their image so you won’t have any trouble with any of the permanents.
We found it more suitable for short-term stopovers, however others may prefer the bushy location and won’t mind the proximity to the highway. It will suit some travellers simply because they’re very welcoming of pets and offer a number of facilities for them.
The park is located right on the Pacific Highway. The park itself has dirt and sand driveways, and there are plenty of trees on-site, so keep an eye out for these when parking and reversing.
River with boat ramp (2 minutes)
Broadwater’s secluded beach
Broadwater National Park
Melba’s restaurant (open Wed-Sun for breakfast and lunch)
Built around the historic sugar mill founded in 1881, Broadwater is an interesting area for history lovers
Amaze ‘n’ Place
House With No Steps
Dog-friendly beach at Evans Head
1-5 Pacific Highway, Broadwater NSW 2472
Phone: (02) 6682 8254
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