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Discovery Parks - Ballina

25 Fenwick Drive, BALLINA
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Set alongside the sparkling waters of beautiful Shaw’s Bay lake, Discovery Parks - Ballina offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets including bungalows, cabins and powered caravan and camping sites, all with waterfront options.

Park facilities include a swimming pool, waterpark, modern camp kitchen, jumping pillow, mini golf course, indoor games room, kids nook, TV room and gymnasium.

Nearby activity options include cycling, paddleboarding, fishing, golfing or just relaxing by the pool. Discovery Parks - Ballina is a tranquil retreat where simple pleasures offer their own reward.



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Local Attractions

Relax by the pool, explore Ballina' extensive cycleways on flat terrain or paddle board on the tranquil lake. Fishing and boating are favourite activities in Ballina the area is renowned for its magnificent seafood. The magnificent Ballina Golf Course is shady and ideal to play on all year round.

There's an abundance of cafes, restaurants and pubs showcasing wonderful produce from a region blessed with rich soil and a warm climate.

Local attractions include regional markets, Macadamia Castle, Thursday Plantation, Summerland House, Richmond River Cruises, local art galleries, villages Lennox Head and Alstonville and magnificent National Parks.

The whale watching season is June to November with great sitings from the many headlands and lookouts.

Enjoy 32 km of sandy white beaches and a scenic 11.5km cycle path loop.


Special Events

Must Do Activities

* Community Markets
* Fishing - catch bream, flathead, whiting, blackfish and tailor.
* Great Beaches - Lighthouse, Shelly, Angel's, Boulders and Flat Rock
* Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head
* Great Parks for Kids - Meldrum, Pop Denison Park
* Killen Falls - only 10 minutes from Ballina
* Local Golf Courses - Ballina Golf Club and Teven Valley Golf Club
* Whale Watching Season - June to November

Key Events

* Byron Bluesfest - Easter
* Bangalow Billy Cart Derby - May
* Lismore Lantern Parade - June
* Splendour in the Grass - July
* Ballina Boast and Leisure Show - September
* North Coast Fishing Bonanza - September
* Ballina Music Festival - October

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Economy Studio Cabin

2 x
2 nights total $288.00

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Friendly pricing on this Ballina accomodation for two. Open plan with double bed, all linen provided and you have your own private…
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                                                        Friendly pricing on this Ballina accomodation for two. Open plan with double bed, all linen provided and you have your own private bathroom. TV, air conditioning and heating for your comfort.
                                                    
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                                                    Friendly pricing on this Ballina accomodation for two. Open plan with double bed, all linen provided and you have your own private bathroom. TV, air conditioning and heating for your comfort.
                                                
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Deluxe Villa Hub


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Four new, luxury cabins, each has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Main has queen size bed, second bedroom has four bunks and for e…
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                                                            Four new, luxury cabins, each has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Main has queen size bed, second bedroom has four bunks and for extras there is a double sofa bed in the main area. Air conditioned, TV/DVD and a fully equipped kitchen. Private BBQ and eating area. These Ballina cabins are designed for groups, family reunions, business and common interest groups but may also be rented individually, subject to availability.
                                                        
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                                                        Four new, luxury cabins, each has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Main has queen size bed, second bedroom has four bunks and for extras there is a double sofa bed in the main area. Air conditioned, TV/DVD and a fully equipped kitchen. Private BBQ and eating area. These Ballina cabins are designed for groups, family reunions, business and common interest groups but may also be rented individually, subject to availability.
                                                    
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Economy Cabin - No Ensuite


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Here is a way to stay in a premier park and not break the budget. Ballina accommodation for up to four and you get keys to the ame…
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                                                            Here is a way to stay in a premier park and not break the budget. Ballina accommodation for up to four and you get keys to the amenities block. All linen is supplied & TV. Great value.
                                                        
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                                                        Here is a way to stay in a premier park and not break the budget. Ballina accommodation for up to four and you get keys to the amenities block. All linen is supplied & TV. Great value.
                                                    
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Economy Waterfront Studio


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The Waterfront Cabin is everything you need for a private getaway! Featuring an outdoor area with seating and spectacular water vi…
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                                                            The Waterfront Cabin is everything you need for a private getaway! Featuring an outdoor area with seating and spectacular water views. The kitchen is equipped with a small oven, hotplates and microwave. This air conditioned cabin is designed for a couple, but most have a fold-out lounge to accommodate an extra person if needed. * Configuration of layout and furniture varies between cabins - if you have special requirements please confirm these with us when booking.
                                                        
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                                                        The Waterfront Cabin is everything you need for a private getaway! Featuring an outdoor area with seating and spectacular water views. The kitchen is equipped with a small oven, hotplates and microwave. This air conditioned cabin is designed for a couple, but most have a fold-out lounge to accommodate an extra person if needed. * Configuration of layout and furniture varies between cabins - if you have special requirements please confirm these with us when booking.
                                                    
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Ensuite Powered Site


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Park your caravan or pitch your tent at one of our ensuite sites and enjoy a modern, clean personal bathroom - with the added bene…
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                                                            Park your caravan or pitch your tent at one of our ensuite sites and enjoy a modern, clean personal bathroom - with the added benefit of some lockable storage space, shelving and hanging space. Some waterside ensuite sites available.
                                                        
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                                                        Park your caravan or pitch your tent at one of our ensuite sites and enjoy a modern, clean personal bathroom - with the added benefit of some lockable storage space, shelving and hanging space. Some waterside ensuite sites available.
                                                    
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Ensuite Powered Site - Dog Friendly


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Enhanced luxury and convenience for campers and caravanners. Ballina Lakeside offers brand new, private bathrooms with landscaped…
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                                                            Enhanced luxury and convenience for campers and caravanners. Ballina Lakeside offers brand new, private bathrooms with landscaped, all grass sites. The sites are roomy and easy to negotiate. What's more, the new ensuite sites are located in our designated small dog friendly area so now in non peak times, you can bring Poochy and still enjoy the luxury of your own private bathroom. Who said we can't have it all ?
                                                        
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                                                        Enhanced luxury and convenience for campers and caravanners. Ballina Lakeside offers brand new, private bathrooms with landscaped, all grass sites. The sites are roomy and easy to negotiate. What's more, the new ensuite sites are located in our designated small dog friendly area so now in non peak times, you can bring Poochy and still enjoy the luxury of your own private bathroom. Who said we can't have it all ?
                                                    
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Powered Site


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A range of powered tent and caravan sites are also available and these enjoy access to park facilities - including our modern camp…
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                                                            A range of powered tent and caravan sites are also available and these enjoy access to park facilities - including our modern camp kitchen. Some lakefront sites available.
                                                        
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                                                        A range of powered tent and caravan sites are also available and these enjoy access to park facilities - including our modern camp kitchen. Some lakefront sites available.
                                                    
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Standard Ensuite Cabin


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Open-plan Ballina holiday cabin sleeping up to three adults and three children. Features include air conditioning and a covered ou…
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                                                            Open-plan Ballina holiday cabin sleeping up to three adults and three children. Features include air conditioning and a covered outdoor eating area. Linen is included.
                                                        
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                                                        Open-plan Ballina holiday cabin sleeping up to three adults and three children. Features include air conditioning and a covered outdoor eating area. Linen is included.
                                                    
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Standard Villa


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Great value Ballina family accommodation - two bedrooms*, combined kitchen/dining/living area, air conditioning and a covered outd…
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                                                            Great value Ballina family accommodation - two bedrooms*, combined kitchen/dining/living area, air conditioning and a covered outdoor eating area. * Configuration of bedrooms varies between Villas - if you have special requirements please confirm these with us when booking.
                                                        
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                                                        Great value Ballina family accommodation - two bedrooms*, combined kitchen/dining/living area, air conditioning and a covered outdoor eating area. * Configuration of bedrooms varies between Villas - if you have special requirements please confirm these with us when booking.
                                                    
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Standard Waterfront Villa


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Brand new two bedroom Villa featuring a large deck wtih its BBQ facing the lake with outdoor table and chairs. Kitchen boasts hotp…
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                                                            Brand new two bedroom Villa featuring a large deck wtih its BBQ facing the lake with outdoor table and chairs. Kitchen boasts hotplates and microwave convection oven and a big 540L fridge/freezer. Lounge area has two comfy lounges, TV and DVD player. Excellent value for a family waterfront holiday!
                                                        
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                                                        Brand new two bedroom Villa featuring a large deck wtih its BBQ facing the lake with outdoor table and chairs. Kitchen boasts hotplates and microwave convection oven and a big 540L fridge/freezer. Lounge area has two comfy lounges, TV and DVD player. Excellent value for a family waterfront holiday!
                                                    
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Superior 3 Bedroom Waterview Villa


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Luxurious, modern home-style Villa located right on the water. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite) a spacious li…
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                                                            Luxurious, modern home-style Villa located right on the water. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite) a spacious living and dining area, a generous sized kitchen area and a large deck with its own BBQ overlooking the lake in Ballina. Accommodation for up to nine people, these bungalows are equipped with a TV/DVD player, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
                                                        
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                                                        Luxurious, modern home-style Villa located right on the water. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one ensuite) a spacious living and dining area, a generous sized kitchen area and a large deck with its own BBQ overlooking the lake in Ballina. Accommodation for up to nine people, these bungalows are equipped with a TV/DVD player, air conditioning, dishwasher, washing machine and dryer.
                                                    
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Superior Spa Villa


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Relax in the spa whilst the rest of the family are taking in the sights! This comfortably equipped villa features two bedrooms, a…
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                                                            Relax in the spa whilst the rest of the family are taking in the sights! This comfortably equipped villa features two bedrooms, a large bathroom with corner spa, air conditioning, internal washing machine, dryer, a spacious lounge and kitchen/dining area and a covered outdoor deck with table and chairs. Tucked into the dog friendly northern corner of the park your travelling dog is also welcome to stay (fee applies).
                                                        
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                                                        Relax in the spa whilst the rest of the family are taking in the sights! This comfortably equipped villa features two bedrooms, a large bathroom with corner spa, air conditioning, internal washing machine, dryer, a spacious lounge and kitchen/dining area and a covered outdoor deck with table and chairs. Tucked into the dog friendly northern corner of the park your travelling dog is also welcome to stay (fee applies).
                                                    
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Superior Villa


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Everything you need for stylish self-catered family break. The Superior Villa sports an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, two…
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                                                            Everything you need for stylish self-catered family break. The Superior Villa sports an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, two bedrooms*, air conditioning and a covered outdoor deck. * Configuration of bedrooms varies between Villas - if you have special requirements, please confirm with us when booking your Ballina Cabins.
                                                        
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                                                        Everything you need for stylish self-catered family break. The Superior Villa sports an open-plan kitchen/dining/living area, two bedrooms*, air conditioning and a covered outdoor deck. * Configuration of bedrooms varies between Villas - if you have special requirements, please confirm with us when booking your Ballina Cabins.
                                                    
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Superior Waterfront Villa


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Indulge yourselves in our Superior Waterfront Villa. Fully equipped with everything you could wish for in Ballina holiday accommod…
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                                                            Indulge yourselves in our Superior Waterfront Villa. Fully equipped with everything you could wish for in Ballina holiday accommodation - including a fully equipped kitchen, a large covered deck with its own BBQ and stunning lake views. Also featuring two bedrooms, a generous sized bathroom and separate toilet, a spacious lounge and dining area.
                                                        
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                                                        Indulge yourselves in our Superior Waterfront Villa. Fully equipped with everything you could wish for in Ballina holiday accommodation - including a fully equipped kitchen, a large covered deck with its own BBQ and stunning lake views. Also featuring two bedrooms, a generous sized bathroom and separate toilet, a spacious lounge and dining area.
                                                    
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Reviews

David Phalp
July 31st, 2016
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Park was nearly full and staff allocated a spot which left no room for my car on the site. I was told not to park near cabins and finally was given a parking spot 80 metres from my van. I would book online next time as there were special events on at the time of my stay. Normally there is plenty of space and you can pick your site. Facilities were excellent including a gym, pool, games room, jumping castle (Too late for old farts like me) and mini golf. Showers and toilets were clean etc. Nice surroundings with a lake and walks etc nearby. Park was dog friendly and well away from people without dogs which suited us as you need separate areas for dogs.

Shez Schubert
May 31st, 2015
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This is one of favourite parks. It has plenty of ensuite sites and they are big bathrooms, good amenities blocks and there is a water park as well as a pool and games room but they are away from the sites so there is minimal noise and disturbance to guests which is a good thing if you prefer the quiet. The sites are of good size and there a plenty of good cabins to chose from. The park is situated by a tidal lake and is a short walk to the break wall and surf beach. Short drive into town where there is good shopping. There a dog section of the park which I am told is going through the process of an upgrade with new sealed roads to be put in. The rest of the park has good sealed roads. Have stayed here many times.

Joan
May 13th, 2013
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I took my grandchildren for a weekend before school commenced. The kids had a great time. We played mini golf, swam and picnicked on the waterfront. The kids absolutely loved the big jumping pillow. I was happy to watch. Definitely a great place for kids and so well presented.

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Mandy McCosker
May 12th, 2013
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The location is pleasant & the park well appointed but if you have a dog this park is far from pet friendly. If you have a dog you are stuck right down in one corner crammed in with other dog owners & under no circumstances can the dog be walked through the park. I had to walk along the lake & through some heavy bush to get out of the park with my little dog. Not just uncomfortable judging by the discarded bottles not very safe. Rules are spelled out very officiously & there is a $50 cash bond for the pet. Nice park for families but forget this one if you have a pet unless you like being treated like a second class citizen.

Kenneth Dobson
February 6th, 2013
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Found the park well designed and easy to get around. the view of the water was very relaxing. closeness to the town was a bonus.

sherallee schubert
February 6th, 2013
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We love this park because it has great sized ensuite sites. It also has a mini golf and a nice pool area. The park is roomy and well kept.

Julie Badke
February 6th, 2013
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This caravan park is in a fantastic spot right next to Shaws Bay Lake which is great for swimming and a short walk from the seaway and beaches. There is a great childrens waterplayground and putt putt too!

Jen Bale
February 6th, 2013
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This was our first trip with our camper trailer the office staff spent a lot of time to make sure we had the perfect site and assisted with many phone calls. We had an en-suite site. The en-suite were very roomy and clean. All areas in Park were lovely and clean. Lots to do with put put golf a beautiful pool games room it had it all. Had a great time apart from the lousy weather lol.

Peter Kearney
February 6th, 2013
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Great Park. Great facilities. Great location and great staff.

michael fahey
February 6th, 2013
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probably one of the best family parks we have visited. from airconditioned cabins to ensuite sites and camping areas this has it all and pleanty on offer for the kids. the lake veiw sites are so relaxing and for a short walk the hotel has pleanty to offer. mini golf giant jumping pillow movie nights and very clean emenities.

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