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Lake Maraboon Holiday Village

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Caloundra, Australia
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Pros: Great spot Great staff Great fellow travellers There is a nice pool with a slide for the kids. You can buy some nice food and there is a happy hour if your interested. The facilities are immaculate and amongst the best I've ever seen. Well worth the extra drive if you were going to stay in Emerald Cons: It's...

1Thank Bazzap68
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Bazza, Thanks for your great review :) We really appreciate it when people take the time out of their day to acknowledge our great staff and Holiday Park! Hope to see you again down the track. Thanks, Emma.

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2016

So wanted to stay here, so we made the trip from Emerald to the Lake, as we wanted to spend a few days here. We are nomads, and can stay where ever, and for how ever we want to,stay. We came I. To,the Lake via Fairbairn dam. So enthused, however, once we reached the park, we were so disappointed. Unfriendly...

2Thank Maggie F
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Maggie F, We are having trouble reading your review and understanding what you are trying to say and whether or not you actually stayed at our Holiday Park, as your grammar could use some correcting. Perhaps before leaving a negative review you should ensure it is readable, so everyone can understand. If you could please decipher this review for us...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Right beside the lake, in an elevated position, this park had terrific views. Nice pool with a poolside cafe that delivered meals to our camp site when we felt like a night off cooking. The facilities were clean and comprehensive - even a large screen TV for a footy test match on one of the nights. Very friendly staff and...

Thank Geoff S
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hello Geoff, We are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent stay with us :) We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Travel Safe, Emma.

Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Spent a couple of days here, the family run park staff are so friendly and helpful. Nothing is too much trouble, we chose a site overlooking the Maraboon dam, in no time we had lorikeets and cockatoo's eating out of our hands. The amenities were new and were ensuite - loved it. We ate at the cafe during happy our...

3Thank KLG62
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hello :) Thanks a lot for leaving us such a lovely review, we love hearing great feedback about our Holiday Park and our great staff. Its good to hear that the local residents made you welcome upon arrival. Hopefully we will get to welcome you back again some time. Travel Safe, Emma.

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

What a great back with top notch staff. Peter was a cracker, he helped direct us into our site to delivering our extremely tasty pizzas. Loved how you could order food and have it delivered to our van. Amenities and grounds were kept in very good order. Thanks

Thank Brett M
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Brett, Your very welcome, thank you for being such lovely guests. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your dinner and our facilities. Pete is very pleased to see he has made it to TripAdvisor :) Kind Regards, Emma.

Mackay, Australia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stayed toward the end of the Grey Nomad holiday season. Staff were friendly and helpful. The dam level was low but plenty of people were trying their luck at catching Red Claw. The amenities were clean, however at times became congested due to shower and toilet combination.

Thank Frank C
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Hi Frank, Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Unfortunately due to not having much rain this year the dam level is a bit lower, but its 3 times the size of Sydney harbour when its full so its a very large dam even when its at 50%. Thanks, Emma.

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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We come out every year for a meeting of clubs this year we brought our little dog there was a big misunderstanding and was ask to get rid of her so we are 5 hours away from home so what do we do...well in the end she was caged and was not allowed out just in case she upset someone.and...

1Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Melanie W, Manager at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we are however very disappointed that you would give us an average score when it is not our fault that you did not read or chose not to read our Pet rules which are clearly marked on every page of our website and cabin description box when booking online. You seem to however of "missed" these...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

What a hidden gem of a holiday park. Very lucky to get a site , and that which was well located in the park. Facilities were of a good standard, some people even stay for months to catch 'Red Claw' ( never heard of them before) like a Maron. The lake is part of the Fairburne dam , which was...

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Lovely clean park. Stayed with our little dog. Like the enforced dog rules. Amenities are excellent. Staff very friendly with a bonus of being assisted on to your site. Take away meals available and delivered to your door. Second visit and will be back agin.

Thank Peter Jane C
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second fabulous stay on a powered site. If you want the lakeside sites with a larger van (over 16ft), you must book at least a week ahead, even in the shoulder season. Many stay for months, as the place is great. Office staff really try to help find a site that suits all your needs. The sites...

Thank Sue M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Water lovers rejoice - this park is for you. Lake Maraboon is set on the banks of Fairbairn Dam, overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Maraboon, no less than three times the size of Sydney Harbour. This magnificent location is sure to delight, with endless aquatic pursuits including fishing, swimming and water skiing. Lake Maraboon is fishing heaven, with eight different kinds of fish to catch - but most famous for its plentiful Red Claw Crayfish.Lake Maraboon is midway between Rockhampton and Longreach, under seven hours from Townsville and close to Emerald. The Sapphire Gemfields and coal-mining town of Blackwater are under an hour away. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Maraboon Holiday Village

Address: Fairbairn Dam Access Road & Selma Road | Central Highlands, Emerald, Queensland 4720, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Emerald
Price Range: $21 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“book early”
 of 5 bubbles 43John111, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“NOT a Hotel .... It's a Holiday Park .....”
 of 5 bubbles mari0nb0bk, 23 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the different options: view? fire pit? ensuite?”
 of 5 bubbles NorthCountryWriter, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We had our own motor home. Not sure what the cabins are like but if compared to amenities. - they will be clean”
 of 5 bubbles lexied431, 1 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Deluxe cabins are the best for space and views.”
 of 5 bubbles 5familyof, 12 Apr 2015 | Read review
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