Middle Rock Holiday Resort/Caravan Park, One Mile, Nelson Bay NSW.I just got back from a wonderful weekend away with our granddaughter. We stayed at the Middle Rock Holiday Resort and Caravan Park at One Mile, Nelson Bay.
The highlight of this caravan park is without doubt the exceptional pools and octopus slide for the little kiddies. There is actually 4 pools which interlink and flow into each other.
The spa pool which is a good size and looks to be able to fit at least 15 people comfortably, is the warmest of them all. I would highly recommend you start there unless you like a cold shock to the system!
The next pool has a volley ball net across and there are balls available at the office. The 3rd pool on a slightly lower level is the largest and at 1.2m deep is just about perfect for everyone except toddlers who are well catered for in the 4th connecting pool which is just 300mm deep.
Running, diving, and jumping into the pool is strictly forbidden. From what I saw, the rules work very well in favour of everyone enjoying themselves in a beautiful environment without being subjected to dive bombing! It is a very child friendly caravan park, and only 8 mins drive to Nelson Bay
There is also a jumping pillow next to the pool area which is well used by the children, with some Mums and Dads joining in the fun too.
Further down the caravan park towards the beach there are lots of onsite caravans, and there is a well set out camp kitchen and adjacent playground which has a fair number of caravan and camping sites around the edge. Don't forget to look up, it's likely you will see one of the resident Koalas.
If you walk a little further on following a well marked trail you will find the beach access point which leads over the sand dunes and takes about 10 minutes to get to the beach where a number of people were fishing. It is not a patrolled beach so swimming is not encouraged as it can be quite dangerous.
All in all we had a great time and would recommend a visit to this caravan park if you are in the Nelson Bay area, especially if you have children with you as they will LOVE the pool and Octopus slide.