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Discovery Parks – Rockhampton

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2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
2 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio

Overview of Discovery Parks – Rockhampton

Discovery Parks – Rockhampton

3 out of 5

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
394 Yaamba Rd, Norman Gardens, QLD, 4701

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationStockland Shopping Centre14 min walk
  • AirportRockhampton, QLD (ROK)11 min drive
  • Popular LocationBaga National Park20 min drive
  • Popular LocationCapricorn Caves24 min drive

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About this area

Rockhampton

Discovery Parks – Rockhampton is located near the boardwalk and in an area with great airport proximity. Rockhampton Art Gallery and Rockhampton Heritage Village are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit Stockland Shopping Centre. Travelling with kids? Don't miss Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and Zoo. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Stockland Shopping Centre - 14 min walk
  • Northside Plaza Medical Centre - 2 min drive
  • Kershaw Gardens - 2 min drive
  • Baga National Park - 20 min drive
  • Capricorn Caves - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • North Rockhampton Station - 7 min drive
  • Rockhampton, QLD (ROK) - 11 min drive

Restaurants

  • Victoria Tavern - 3 min drive
  • Thai Taste Restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Malaysia House Rockhampton - 4 min drive
  • Cafe Bliss - 4 min drive
  • Miss India - 4 min drive

About this property

Discovery Parks – Rockhampton

Family-friendly Rockhampton holiday park in Norman Gardens, near Stockland Shopping Centre
This smoke-free holiday park features 2 outdoor pools, an outdoor tennis court and a children's pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, an arcade/games room and express check-out are on-site. All 81 holiday parks provide conveniences such as microwaves and coffee makers, plus in-room free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Ceiling fans, showers and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Discovery Parks – Rockhampton offers 81 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. 32-inch Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a weekly basis and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

2 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court and a waterslide.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free secured self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Arcade/games room
  • Children's pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Playground
  • Water slide

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Shower

Entertainment

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • TV channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

More

  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 5:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5:30 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 0.9 per cent

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Construction is underway at a neighbouring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work

National rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.

Property is also known as

Best Western Tropical Wanderer
Discovery Parks Rockhampton Hotel
Best Western Tropical Wanderer Resort Rockhampton
Best Western Tropical Wanderer Rockhampton
Tropical Wanderer
Tropical Wanderer Resort
Discovery Holiday Park Rockhampton Hotel
Discovery Parks Rockhampton Campsite Norman Gardens
Discovery Parks Rockhampton Norman Gardens
Discovery Parks Rockhampton N
Discovery Parks – Rockhampton Holiday Park
Discovery Parks – Rockhampton Norman Gardens
Discovery Parks – Rockhampton Holiday Park Norman Gardens

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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 391 out of 985 reviews
5 - Excellent 40%
Rating 4 - Good. 407 out of 985 reviews
4 - Good 41%
Rating 3 - Okay. 122 out of 985 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 53 out of 985 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 12 out of 985 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.1/5

Cleanliness

4.1/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

3.9/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Standard progressively dropped over the years
Having stayed at Discovery Park, and previously called Big 4, many times, we have seen the standard drop but not the price. They have put in a new water park area so for a family this may be a drawcard. As a couple we felt the cabin was poorly maintained and not user friendly -the shower either ran freezing cold or boiling hot. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean, though there was dirty cutlery in the sink. Over the last few years we have received a note to lock up valuables but have never felt unsafe. This will be the last time we stay at this park. The cabins are shabby and need an update desperately to justify the price they charge.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

1/5 Terrible

Travelled with family, Travelled with family and small children
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Very poor security, a lot of robberies occurring at the park and the staff were very rude.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We stayed in the budget cabin, the bed was very uncomfortable, half a roll of toilet paper, mold in the bathroom and noisy fans. I wouldn't stay here again
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021