Dates of Stay December 2013 – February 2014
Will We Return Yes
Rates Powered sites from $38. Ensuite sites from $60. Safari tents from $120. Other cottages, cabins and villas from $130.
Value for money Good. The park is across the road from cafes, and a 2-minute walk to the local food store, fish and chip shops, and chemist. The park is kept extremely tidy and sits on over 100 metres of beachfront access.
Office Hours 8:00 – 6:00pm
After Hours Check-in Late check-ins are available. Speak to the office staff if you think you might arrive late.
Checkout Time 10:00am
Friendliness: Very friendly
Responsiveness to complaints: Wifi internet coverage was a constant issue, and staff were very patient and helpful.
Helpfulness: Very helpful.
Park Size The park is of reasonable size. There are over 100 sites, as well as a number of cottages, cabins and larger villas for families. The layout of the park is straightforward, long and thin, and one-way driving all the way around so be careful.
Drive Through Sites No
Landscaping The park has bitumen roadways. Most sites are grassed, however there are a few down the far end of the park that are still sandy following the removal of some permanents. There were occasions with heavy rain and some small water buildup but nothing off concern. The park has well-established trees all around and gardens. There is landscaping around the amenities, pools and kids playground, and all the cabin os_accommodation.
Lighting The park is reasonably well-lit at night. There are two amenities blocks so at night you won’t have trouble finding one.
Outdoor Kitchen/BBQ There is a camp kitchen with oven, cooktop and microwave facilities. There are also numerous BBQ huts around the park.
Shower and Toilet Facilities
Adequate to cope with number of people: Yes
Proximity to sites: There are two amenities blocks, allowing for easy access from all sites.
Cleanliness: Possibly the cleanest we’ve been to.
Water pressure: Good
Adequate hot water: Yes
Disabled facilities: Yes
Family bathrooms: Yes. Both the men’s and women’s amenities each had a family bathroom.
Doggy bath: No
Laundry On-site laundry. Coin-operated. Open all hours. Extensive external clotheslines.
Swimming Pool – Yes, there are two swimming pools, and mid-2014 a water park will be installed, replacing one of these
Tennis Court – No
Mini golf – No
Gym – No
Sauna – No
Kids Club – Yes
Activities for Kids – Yes
Games Room – No
Pets Yes, pets are allowed all year long, making it one of the busier parks we’ve been to, even in “quieter” times.
Noise The park is very quiet and tranquil. Some noise will be heard on gig nights or movie nights depending on your site location.
Openness The park has trees for shade along the outer edges of the campsites and through the middle sites, and grassy lawns. The sites are some of the smallest we have seen, and many require you to park your car out the front near the road, which does create a hazard during busy seasons. Some people will feel cramped. All sites are relatively level.
Shade Yes, throughout the park
Permanents A few, though many of these have recently been removed
SUITABILITY Depending on what you need, it is suitable for both short and long-term stopovers. It’s located convenient to shops, and the bigger centres of Bega and Merimbula. There are plenty of beaches around perfect for boating, fishing or relaxing, and is central to everything the Sapphire Coast has to offer.
Road Conditions The park itself has bitumen roads, some of which could do with some repairs, but there are no dirt roads. Speed bumps are throughout the park.
Nearby Attractions 20 minutes from Bega, and the Bega Heritage Centre. 20 minutes to Merimbula. Just down the hill from Fat Tony’s Restaurant.
Park Address 2 Andy Poole Drive, Tathra NSW Phone: (03) 5775 1383 Web: www.tbfp.com.au