Time of stay: November 2021
The River Myall Holiday Resort is located on the main street of Bulahdelah. The site winds its way down to the river and you stay behind the main streets shops etc. We stayed for 2 nights and stayed with friends. We had booked separately and had rung them to ask to be put next to each other however that never happened. In fact, they couldn’t have gotten us further away from each other if they’d tried.
Overall we were extremely impressed with the park. It is very new, only having been open a couple of years, which means it has great, clean facilities. The sites are a great size, with plenty of room between you and your neighbours so you don’t feel crammed in. With a pool, jumping pillow, playground and games room there is plenty to keep the kids entertained. It is well located as a base to lots of attractions in the area, whether you want to go east to Myall Lakes and the coast, or west to the forests.
We booked a Riverview site. The cost was $70 per night. We are Big 4 members so received a 10% discount so it ended up being $126 in total for 2 nights. This included 2 adults and 2 kids ($50 per night for 2 adults and $10 each kid per night). They also offer standard, premium and ensuite sites.
Although the sites are all powered, the price did not include power and that is charged separately depending on how much you use. They say this is to keep daily costs down and to charge everyone for what they use. We ended up having a $2.20 bill for a weekend. The sites also have a water tap you can hook into for no extra cost.
The riverview site was nice, although I’m not convinced it was $70 a night nice.
We booked 1 sites for 2 nights. It was a grass site on the outer edge of the park that overlooked the Myall River. The sites were were fairly flat (we did have to use a leveller on one wheel) with heaps of room. In fact, they are probably some of the biggest sites we’ve stayed on at a caravan park. There was plenty of space for our camper, car and between each site so you don’t feel like you’re on top of your neighbour.
The park is small, with about 60 campsites. All of their sites are grass, with no major difference in sizes. They also have cabins and glamping tents available.
There is one block with toilets and showers in the middle of the park. We were at the far end of the park and it wasn’t a very big walk to the amenities.
The amenities were clean and brand new. There is only one set but the caravan park isn’t huge and most people were there with caravans, so we never found more than one or two people in there at a time.
The thing I loved about the River Myall Holiday Park’s amenities were the showers. There were separate areas for men’s and women’s toilets on one side of the amenities block and then a unisex area on the other side with bathrooms that each had a shower, toilet and sink in them, similar in size to a home ensuite (in fact they were bigger than our home bathroom). This is absolutely perfect for families as mum or dad or both can go into the room and shower the kids without having to try and squeeze into a tiny shower cubicle, sometimes with multiple children.
They were by far the most family friendly bathrooms we’ve ever used at a caravan park and I wish more parks would follow their lead. Even as just a person having a shower, you could go to the toilet, have a shower and do your teeth etc without having to drag your stuff to three different places.
We didn’t use the laundry so cannot comment on that, however it was also brand new with a few machines and driers.
There is a full camp kitchen with 2 ovens and stovetops. There is also a refrigerator and two sinks. We ended up cooking a whole roast dinner in one of the ovens one night as it was far too windy for our gas bbq to cope.
There is also outdoor bbq’s and plenty of tables to sit at if you want to. The kitchen also has a deck overlooking the river and is the perfect place to enjoy a meal if you don’t want to do it at your site.
We found the location of the River Myall Holiday Park to be really good. The entrance is on the main road of Bulahdelah, but the sites are placed behind the shops of the road. This means it is an easy walk to the main part of the town if you need supplies, food or want to head to the pub.
Bulahdelah is conveniently located if you are wanting to explore Myall Lakes National Park, Seal Rocks or even head to the Barrington Tops.
Playground / Kids Entertainment
There is a playground that is well suited for young kids. There is also a jumping pillow (covered by a huge sunshade), games room and tennis court. Our kids had a great time with all of the facilities
The pool there was a good size. It included a slide which the kids loved. It wasn’t the warmest and is clearly not heated, but on a hot day would be fabulous. The kids got in anyway even though it was blowing a gale because they never give up an opportunity for a swim. There was plenty of places to sit around it including the deck of the games room next to it.
Coffee and Food
The park itself does not have any food or coffee facilities. It is only a short walk into town to get what you need. We had lunch at the pub which was very nice and we sat outside overlooking the river (we were even overlooking our camper).
If you’re planning on spending time exploring the region around Bulahdelah or Myall Lakes, this park is perfect. Well located, with good sites and great facilities it was a great place to relax for a few days. Even if you don’t want to go around the area, this park will provide a good place to have a holiday with plenty of things to do for the kids. We would have also loved to have explored the river and headed down the wooden walkways they’ve constructed but unfortunately it was just too windy (70+ km/hr) the weekend we were there.
We are definitely planning to head back to Myall River Holiday Resort and explore the area some more. If the pool was heated and the weather a bit nicer it would be the perfect weekend away. They have definitely got a lot of things right.
– Oven or stovetop
– Shared fridge
|Jumping Pillow||Yes (shaded)|
|Other kids entertainment||Yes|
|Mobile phone reception||Yes|
|Maximum people per campsite||6|
|Extra charge for children||Yes|
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River Myall Holiday Resort
57 Stroud Street Bulahdelah NSW