Hi guys, John here this time. We are at Umina, staying at the Ocean Beach Holiday Park. We planned to stay here for only two nights but it is a cracking park for a cracking price so we decided to stay 6! It also gave us a chance to relax and explore.
Kye’s brother and his family from Newcastle joined us for a few nights so it was great to have a catch up. He is a very funny and entertaining individual.
It was a slow trip in traffic from Kiama, travelling up the never ending hill of Mount Ousley. The poor Hilux struggled up the hill with the van loaded with all Kye’s shopping. We detoured to the Mt Keira lookout. It was well worth the stop but we knew the encounter with Sydney traffic was looming – It’s a big deal for us Tasmanians when we are not used to sealed roads or traffic lights.
Umina is yet another beachy town loaded with family friendly amusements. The park is set beach side and it has a fantastic pool, water slide, new kids splash pool and is loaded with other ‘funtivities’. I managed to sneak away early a couple of mornings and had a SUP at the nearby river mouth. Just outside the park is also a skate park, playground, BMX track and café. While we were there, Kye had the chance to tag along for the free fitness lessons ran every morning while I found out the café had beautiful coffee!
Unfortunately, we lost some washing off the clothes line. Obviously someone wanted my clothes more than me… We reported it but realistically not much can be done about it. We took it as a lesson to watch our belongings a little closer and we also started locking the bikes and surf boards away of a night more religiously.
We understand that Ocean Beach Holiday Park is a booming place in the peak times but regardless, we love it, and it is worth the visit. Call in and say hi to Justin, the awesome Manager.