If you live in the bottom end of NSW it’s likely that you spend your holidays on the South Coast, just like us and nearly everyone else we know. If you are also like us, then you probably have a kid or two – a tribe if you will, so you value family friendly accommodation.
There is honestly nothing worse as a parent than staying somewhere that doesn’t cater to your needs as a family. You need accommodation that gives the kids room to move, facilities to keep them entertained and gives you the possibility of a relaxing. The other big thing for us is AFFORDABILITY – being a Tribe of Six, on one income, it’s just not realistic to go on extravagant holidays that we simply cant afford. So finding something that ticks all the boxes and doesn’t cost us an arm and a leg or cause us to remortgage the family home is something worth sharing and cause for a mini celebration.
If you read my blog on our Weekend Getaway at Lake Conjola, you would know that the kids had an absolute blast staying here and didn’t want to leave. I was inundated with messages and emails asking about where we stayed, after sharing our adventures on Instagram, Snap Chat & Facebook. With all that in mind, what kind of person would I be if I didn’t share it on here with you too?
Lake Conjola is located on the NSW South Coast, nestled between national parks and the sea. Just under Three hours drive south of Sydney and east of Canberra.
Starting from $35 per night for powered sites and $133 for 2 bedroom cabins. Prices are inclusive of all park facilities which gives you more bang for your buck.
We stayed in a Deluxe Lagoon Lodge for $160 per night, over looking the water, modern kitchen, relaxing deck, big shower with endless hot water (its the small things) and plenty of room, we couldn’t fault it. Catering for the family who loves to sleep under the stars to the family that enjoys a relaxing spa and creature comforts, you will find something that suits your style of a getaway.
As a mum of four, in a family of six, it really doesn’t matter if you’re on holidays.. clothes will still get dirty and washing will still need to be done *sigh* and as lame and mum like it is to say this, I loved using their laundry (ohh I need to get out more) with big industrial washers and dryers, your clothes are clean and dry.. seriously though, where does one obtain a dryer like that for their home?
Other facilities (not as important as the laundry ones of course) are onsite showers and toilets for those camping and caravanning, boat ramp, shop and café.
If you asked my kids (and me) this place is heaven.. with endless things to do and keep them amused, including;
- Swimming Pools
- 2x Jumping Pillows
- 2x Play Grounds
- Putt Putt Golf Course
- Water Park
- Tennis Court
- Basketball Court
- Indoor Play Centre for the littlies
- Kayak Hire
- Kids Club in School Holidays
Midweek was quiet and we basically had the resort to ourselves but come the weekend, came the families who told me they holiday there regularly. There was a real sense of community just within the holiday goers and it really made me want to be apart of it, regularly. Kids making new friends and on new adventures and parents relaxing, sharing a drink and a yarn over a BBQ. If you holiday on the South Coast, then this is absolutely the place to do it… it’s nearly a pity I am moving down the road and wont be able to holiday here again (or will I…).
You can check out our adventures from when we stayed at Ingenia Holiday Resort Lake Conjola in the Youtube video below.
You can also find one of Ingenia Holidays other resorts, in locations Australia wide here.