Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills was one of our favourite cabins we stayed in during our road trip. The accessible cabin is spacious and the holiday park has some of the most modern amenities we’ve seen in our travels. Bonny Hills is located about a 30 minute drive south of Port Macquarie and provides visitors with the best of both worlds, the quietness of the small town of Bonny Hills but an easy trip to Port.
We stayed in the accessible cabin and found it extremely comfortable. We’re already thinking of returning as we love the area and the cabin suited our needs perfectly.
LOUNGE & DINING
The floor-plan of the cabin was familiar to us as it is the similar to Reflections Holiday Parks Urunga and Relfections Holiday Parks Shaws Bay. It was almost a homely feeling walking in and seeing the lay-out which we know works so well for our family and for BJ when he’s using his wheelchair.
We love the circulation space in this cabin and the generous seating the lounge and dining area provides. Enough for us all to spread out and feel comfortable.
A DVD player and a range of channels including Disney and Nickelodeon ensured everyone had something to watch in the evenings while the air-conditioner kept us cool in the summer heat.
Although we were only staying for a couple of nights I appreciated the galley kitchen’s features including a lowered microwave, drawer dishwasher and full-size fridge.
The width of the hallway ensured there was plenty of room for BJ to pass by in his wheelchair while I was cooking. And for a family staying for a week the kitchen offers plenty of storage space for groceries.
Plates are located in a drawer within easy reach for a wheelchair user, there’s space under the bench for access and a lever tap is fitted on the kitchen sink.
The spacious feel of the cabin carries through in both the bedrooms with doorway openings 900mm. The main bedroom has a queen-size bed which is 550mm high with little room underneath, however tucked in the kitchen cupboard we found bed raisers which are 80mm high. This is the first property we’ve visited which supplies them.
Good circulation space surrounds both sides of the bed. A wall-mounted television and a cupboard are also in the room.
The second bedroom has bunk beds and a single bed. Despite the three beds there’s plenty of space.
I’m not a fan of putting the sheets on bunk beds so it was lovely to find Bonny Hills staff make up all the beds. A very nice touch as many holiday cabins leave the bunk beds unmade.
The accessible bathroom is equipped with a shower bench, height adjustable hand-held shower, lever tap and grab rails throughout. The toilet has a back-rest, the bathroom sink is wheelchair accessible and has a lever tap.
A car space is located beside the cabin with a gentle ramp leading to the verandah and entrance to the two bedroom accessible cabin..
As with many of the Reflections Holiday Parks’ cabins, the Bonny Hills property has a good size verandah with an outdoor table and barbecue.
And there’s glimpses of the ocean from the cabin which is lovely.
Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills has the most modern and extensive amenities we’ve seen in our holiday park travels. The camp kitchen has stunning views out to sea and is housed in a modern building.
Inside the camp kitchen there’s a range of seating options, a television, books and lounges.
An indoor barbecue is handy for wet weather cooking, there’s a full-size fridge, sink, toaster, kettle and microwave. Please note the microwave is too high for a wheelchair user to access.
If the weather is fine, there are outdoor barbecues within the camp grounds. It’s not a bad view for the cook either!
BATHROOM & LAUNDRY FACILITIES
Ramp access to the laundry and bathroom facilities is available for people camping in the park.
An access code is provided to guests requiring the accessible bathroom to ensure it is available to those who need it.
The accessible bathroom is large with plenty of circulation space. It’s great to see two options of shower seating, with a bench seat or a shower chair provided.
The shower is a hand-held height adjustable shower with lever taps. Grab rails surround the shower and toilet.
The bathroom sink is wheelchair accessible with a lever tap and a bench beside it for toiletries.
There’s plenty of space in the laundry room. The washing machines are easy to reach but the dryers may prove difficult for a wheelchair user.
Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills is located on the headland with stunning views of Rainbow Beach and the ocean.
A path joins the holiday park to the surf lifesaving club and Rainbow Beach but it’s steep. A beach wheelchair, the same as BJ’s beach chair, is available free to loan from the surf club when lifeguards are patrolling.
A concrete ramp leads to Rainbow Beach, but again we think it’s a bit steep for anyone pushing a person heavier than BJ.
We think Rainbow Beach is one of Port Macquarie’s best beaches in summer as offers some shade from the midday sun.
If you’re looking for somewhere to have breakfast or a meal, Fat Fish is a great pick. Fat Fish is located above the surf life saving club which is next to Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills.
Three beaches in the Port Macquarie area have beach wheelchairs available free to loan. Read my review of the beaches in the area here.
I’ve written many times about our love of the Port Macquarie area. It’s lovely to have found a new accessible place to stay.
You can read more about Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills on their website.
We stayed at Reflections Holiday Parks Bonny Hills as a guest of Reflections Holiday Parks however, our opinions are our own and as previously mentioned we are already thinking of returning.
Stephanie Watts says
Great review, well done to Reflections Oarks for being so much attention to detail. Having worked in Aged Care and disability services for 20 years, it’s these small details that are so important for people living with a disability. The entire oarks looks spectacularly clean! And shiny! And what a wonderful park facilities and awesome location. Congratulations!
Yes, it’s fantastic. I’m so glad you appreciate the sense of detail. Thanks Stephanie.
Lovely review; I’d also like to know if a place is ‘hoist’ friendly (gap underneath the bed, room in the bathroom), and if the bathrooms are conforming to standards – no slippery tiles. We’ve had awful experiences of the ‘ice skating’ rink effect in so called ‘wheelchair’ friendly hotels etc. I really value your website by the way.