Iluka NSW - The Anchorage Holiday Park

Iluka NSW - The Anchorage Holiday Park

Postby amanda » Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:27 am

I have previously added a report on The Anchorage, however after visiting on the weekend I felt I needed to update the info a bit.

The Anchorage is pet friendly, and as usual dogs need to be on a lead at all times. They even have two pet friendly cabins for hire! There is also a great dog beach a short drive away. Amenities include very well maintained toilet and shower block, excellent laundry facilities, and a large camp kitchen with two BBQ's, fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, pots and pans etc. There is a covered playground for the kids as well as a pool and spa.

What I didn't know before is that the unpowered section of the park allows contained fires, and there are some great unpowered spots overlooking the river.

The cost of powered and unpowered sites are the same which is a little unusual, and makes the unpowered sites expensive in my opinion at $29 per night, however this rate is for up to 6 people so is OK for a family group.

Overall, a very well run park with good facilities, friendly management, in a lovely little town.
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Re: Iluka NSW - The Anchorage Holiday Park

Postby ben... » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:11 am

sounds interesting, did you happen to take any pictures?
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Postby amanda » Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:27 am

I didn't take any this time, however here is a couple from a previous trip just showing some of the facilities.

Camp Kitchen:
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Pool and playground area:
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Nearby beach:
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Postby chisel » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:52 am

Interesting. I've been there in a cabin and contemplated going back to camp - but didn't realise you could have a fire. Are there fire rings? I don't recall seeing any.

Lovely spot though.
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Postby amanda » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:42 am

From what I could gather, they were using braziers, though one lady I spoke to said they were using a tyre rim that I gather was provided by the park. The area where you could have fires was the part to the north of the office, on the other side of the camp kitchen and swimming pool. There are no "marked" sites in this area, it is a matter of first in best dressed.
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Re: Iluka NSW - The Anchorage Holiday Park

Postby dicko77 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:55 pm

Hi Amanda I just wanted to no if you can camp on the water at this park. And if so is there powed sites.
Also have you ever stayed at the iluka riverside park at all :?#
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Postby amanda » Mon Apr 20, 2009 2:20 pm

The park is located directly across the road from the water, so there are no "absolute waterfront" sites as such, however you can get powered sites in the first row of the park that over look the water with nothing but the road between you and the water - very nice sites.

I have never stayed at the Riverside Park. It's advantages would be the close proximity to the shopping area, however the park itself is nowhere near the high standard of The Anchorage.
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Postby dicko77 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:08 pm

Are these sites van sites or can you pitch a tent on them. Is the road a main road or one that is in the park.

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Postby amanda » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:27 pm

It is a public road, though not a major one. You could pitch a tent on these sites as they are fairly large, but from memory most of them do have annexe slabs on them. If you wanted to check with the park, the sites I'm talking about are sites 1 to 10.
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Postby amanda » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:31 pm

Dicko, is it a spot in Iluka you are after in particular, or just an absolute waterfront site anywhere? Reason I ask is that I found a great waterfront park on the weekend, but it isn't in Iluka.
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Postby dicko77 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:43 pm

We like to fish and camp so we looked at iluka and it looked good. Where is this new spot at.
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Re: Iluka NSW - The Anchorage Holiday Park

Postby amanda » Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:53 pm

Chinderah (just south of Tweed Heads). Some friends were staying there on the weekend and we went to visit them. The spot they were in was just awesome, spectacular views across a very wide section of the Tweed River to Mt Warning. The site was literally steps away from the river bank, you could plop down in your camp chair under your awning and fish from there. My friends were on an unpowered site, but there were powered sites available on the waterfront as well. If you have a boat, the park has it's own boat ramp. We were so impressed we plan on heading there for a weekend, even though it's only 20 minutes from home!
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Postby dicko77 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:47 pm

I googled Chinderah and it come up with 3 parks you dont no the name of it do you

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Postby amanda » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:53 pm

Yes, it was the Tweed River Hacienda Caravan Park. http://www.haciendacv.com.au/ That's where I pinched the photo from!
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Postby GypsyLady » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:13 pm

Pet friendly Amanda??

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