Maitland Caravan Park recommendation?

Submitted: Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 10:26
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We have to stay in a caravan park in Maitland, NSW next month for a weekend to babysit a couple of the grandkids while their parents go to a wedding in Maitland. We also have a dog. Both caravan parks accept dogs at the manager's discretion. One caravan park (the Coachstop) has mixed reviews, some excellent, some terrible (is it the same place I wonder??). The other park (Maitland Caravan Park) has no reviews at all but looks a bit shabby on Google Earth?
Has anyone got some constructive criticism or stayed at either park??
Thanks in advance.
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Reply By: Member - cherrywipe - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:16

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 12:16
Hi,
I haven't stayed here,but there are sites at Maitland Showgrounds. Dog friendly, caretaker collects fees daily. 08 88322171. Cheers Cherry.
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Reply By: peteC - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 18:52

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 18:52
There's one at heatherbrae 10 min away and very popular and another further out at the glouster turnoff just nth of Raymond terrace also very popular which you can short cut to via the back roads. Not sure on pet friendly.
Don't go to the one at tomago.
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 19:06

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 19:06
Heatherbrea isn't exactly 10 mins away - more like 25 mins. Gloucester is at least 1.5 hours away via the Bucketts Way ... neither terribly close..... just saying.
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Follow Up By: peteC - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 19:31

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 19:31
Ok I googled it heatherbrae 24 min. You win
The other didn't say glouster.
Op might like to see its web site, pet friendly. Via back road probably 24mins
http://www.caravanparkportstephens.com.au/
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Reply By: Jim-Bob1 - Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 23:27

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016 at 23:27
G'day Keir & Marg

I wouldn't stay at the Coachstop caravan park, the Show ground may be ok, I don't know much about it.

May I suggest Nulkaba Caravan Park on Wine Country Drive, Nulkaba. Active Holidays Cessnock Wine Country.
https://cessnock.ahp.com.au/
You could spend some time around the wineyards in your free time, it's about a 25 min drive to Maitland.

There also is the Big 4 Valley Wineyard Tourist Park at Cessnock.

Regards Jim Bob.
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:57

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 12:57
I should have mentioned that one of the grand-kids is still being breast-fed, hence the need for us to be within a very short drive of the wedding reception so the Heatherbrae and Cessnock caravan parks are out of the question. If that weren't the case, we would have gone to the Big4 as we have never had a bad one yet!
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 13:14

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 13:14
Check with Maitland Show Ground. Phone 02 4933 5052. If that is not available then I suggest you select a motel. I drove into the Coach Stop one day, drove straight out and ended up at Neath (now closed.)
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Follow Up By: Keir & Marg - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 17:26

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 17:26
Thanks Peter. We are actually fitting this in as part of a trip away with the van so it seemed to be a bit of a waste to have the van parked outside a motel. I'm waiting for a response from the Showground as they may have a big event on that Sunday preventing us staying on the Saturday night, so the motel might have to be the go. As a a matter of interest, when did you drive into the Coachstop? The bad reviews all seem to be more than a couple of years old.
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Follow Up By: Member - Rod N (QLD) - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:14

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:14
Wikicamps comments on Coachstop from mid this year on not very complimentary.
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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:23

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:23
We were there in 1999 but drive past it occasionally each year. Nothing has been done to the park, still has the old vans there in an even more dilapidated state. No sign of the block having been done up.
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Follow Up By: Jim-Bob1 - Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:55

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 at 18:55
I live in Maitland and I'm amazed that PeterD actually got his rig out without something being knocked off.

Drove past twice today , nothing has changed.

Cheers Jim Bob.
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