Killalea Reserve Holiday Park

Shell Cove, NSW
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02 4237 8589
Killalea Drive, Shell Cove 2529 NSW Australia
This Park is Not Dog Friendly!

Unfortunately, you are not permitted to bring your dog to stay at Killalea Reserve. To view the full list of Reflections‘ dog-friendly parks please click here.

Park Features

BBQ
BBQ
Camp Kitchen
Camp Kitchen
Close To Water
Close To Water
Fishing
Fishing
Kiosk
Kiosk
Laundry
Laundry

Accommodation Options in Killalea Reserve

Stay where the locals play at Killalea

Carve it up or just chill out; the choice is yours when you camp at Reflections Killalea Reserve, where green rolling hills make way for blue rolling waves and an idyllic atmosphere that’s perfect for your next coastal getaway on the NSW south coast.

An easy drive south of Sydney, and just minutes away from the bustling restaurants and attractions of Shellharbour, Reflections Killalea Reserve is a welcome retreat for those seeking a much-needed catch up with nature.

Leave the deadlines behind and focus on making magical memories with some of your favourite people. Whether it’s waiting for the perfect wave together at the Farm or Mystics, or enjoying a communal dip in the Minnamurra River, Killalea is all about quality time in stunning surrounds.

Pick a grassy spot, then pull up the caravan or bang in the tent pegs in this picturesque coastal playground. Check out the reserve’s activities and facilities including the nearby  Farm Café, as well as the large bunkhouse accommodation that’s perfect for large groups.

Now all you need to do is plan how much (or how little) action you want from your holiday. Get hold of a board and shred Killalea’s National Surfing Reserve. Enjoy a bush tucker dinner or take the bait and see why the fishing here has a first-rate reputation.

Do a little, or a lot. Either way, you’ll be glad you went camping at Killalea; a special place to experience the many charms of nature and to reconnect with the people that matter most.

*Unfortunately our park is not dog-friendly. For a full list of parks head here.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What time is check in/check out at the park?

Check in for both powered and unpowered sites at the park is from 11am, whilst cabins allow check in from 2pm onwards.

If you plan to arrive after office hours please let us know so that we can have all relevant documents waiting for your arrival.

Checkout from both Sites and Cabins is 10am.

What should I bring for my stay?

Preparing for a holiday can be a massive journey in itself, at Reflections Holiday Parks our aim is to ensure guests are as well equipped as possible before hitting the open road.

If you’re planning a stay in one of our cabins or beach tents we have many of the essentials covered, with linen, towels and kitchenware all provided. All you’ll need is some delicious treats, some comfy clothes, good company and a thirst for adventure.

For guests camping in your tent or setting up shop in your caravan  contact the park before you arrive to check what facilities are available in the Camp Kitchen. We also recommend packing a torch and spare batteries, your trusty First Aid Kit, plenty of Insect Repellant, Sun Screen and Hats to keep you sun safe and rubbish bags to keep the park tidy for the next guests on your site.

Oh, and don’t forget the tent pegs too!!

Is your park dog friendly?

Unfortunately dogs are not permitted at Killalea Reserve however we welcome your four-legged family members to stay at 24 of our parks across NSW.

For the full list of parks please click here.

How many people are included in your base booking price?

Base booking prices for all accommodation types are listed for two people.

Where there are more than two people staying a fee increase will apply. Please contact us prior to booking for more information.

Do minimum night stays apply at your park?
  • Peak (High) season – (Dec/Jan) 4- night minimum all accommodation.
  • All other periods outside of the above peak season dates, no minimum nights apply.

Management may vary the minimum stay for peak periods, however this is limited to selected sites\cabins where there is a shorter vacancy between confirmed bookings and therefore we cannot guarantee a short duration will be acceptable at the time you make your booking.

Do you require a deposit at time of booking?

A deposit is required to secure each reservation. Reservations will not be guaranteed or confirmed without a deposit. No credit card payments will be taken over the phone. Please note if your deposit is not paid by the required date, your reservation will be cancelled. All online bookings require a valid credit card and payment must be made in full at time of booking.

Your credit card will be held as security for your reservation and utilised for an applicable fees and charges arising from these terms and conditions. Unless an alternative valid card or method of payment is provided upon check-in, this card will be used for all outstanding accommodation and ancillary costs and for any loss or damage caused during the stay.

Peak (High) Season

  • Dec/Jan Bookings – 1st nights tariff at time of booking with 50% due by the 31st August and final balance by the 31st October.
  • Easter Long Weekend – 1st nights tariff at time of booking with balance payable by 28th February.
  • October Long Weekend – 1st night tariff at time of booking with balance payable by the 31st August.

Low and Shoulder (Mid) Seasons

  • First night’s tariff at time of booking and balance payable on arrival.
  • Bookings made for the April and September school holidays were full tariff is payable 30 days prior to arrival.
Do you take group bookings?

Group bookings are highly encouraged at our park, though please note that deposit amounts will vary depending on the total of your booking cost. Group deposits will fall into one of three categories: −

  • Bookings under $1,000.00 – Deposit equivalent to the first night stay
  • Bookings $1,000 – $5,000 – Deposit of $1,000.00
  • Bookings over $5,000.00 – Deposit of $2,000.00 with further deposit requirements to be confirmed at time of booking

Final Payments and final numbers MUST be received no later than 30 days prior to arrival. Final payment includes all monies owing for accommodation or additional group and function charges.

All cancellations and/or refund requests must be provided in writing.

Cancellations providing more than 4 weeks’ notice to the arrival date will forfeit the initial deposit paid. Cancellations providing less than 4 weeks’ notice to the arrival date will forfeit all monies paid.

In the instance of a part-cancellation, the manager of the park reserves the right to adjust any tariff that had been previously agreed upon based on the renewed number of bookings or total guest’s numbers.

Cancellation fees may also be held against accommodation that is no longer required depending on the length of notice given to the property.

Will I receive a confirmation at time of booking?

Yes. Once your booking has been processed by the park you will be sent a booking confirmation via email.

Please keep this email as proof of booking.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you wish to change any details of your booking, please contact our parks directly. Upon request, you may be required to complete a Guest Refund Form in order for a refund payment to be processed.  We will do our best to assist you, but cannot guarantee that changes can be made nor that a full refund is available. Please note that bookings in certain time periods, or for certain accommodation types cannot be changed; however, in some instances, changes may be permitted but a charge could be imposed.

Bookings where a credit has been retained for a future stay must be used with 12 months of the credits originating date otherwise credit becomes expired and will no longer be available for use.

Peak (High) Season Bookings

  • Dec/Jan – Cancellations received up to the 31st October (of the relevant year) – where written notice has been provided are refundable less a $45 administration fee (cabins,) $25 administration fee (sites) or a credit for the full amount to be used towards a future booking. Cancellations received from 1st Nov – no amounts paid will be refunded.
  • Easter Long Weekend – cancellations must be made 30 days prior to the Friday of the Long Weekend. No amounts paid will be refunded after this date.

Shoulder (Mid) Season Bookings

Cancellations where at least 14 days written notice has been provided are refundable less a $45 administration fee (cabins), $25 administration fee (sites) or a credit for the full amount to be used towards a future booking. Cancellations giving less than 14 days’ notice will forfeit all monies paid.

Low Season Bookings

Cancellations where at least 7 days written notice has been are refundable less a $45 administration fee (cabins) $25 administration fee (sites) or a credit for the full amount to be used towards a future booking. Cancellations giving less than 7 days’ notice will forfeit all monies paid.

Can I rebook my stay next year?

For guests wishing to rebook for the following year in either the December/January, Easter and September/October School Holiday periods, the following rebooking procedure applies:

  • Complete a rebooking form available from reception prior to departure to secure your site/cabin for the same period the following year, along with your deposit to confirm your booking with us.
  • If you decide not to rebook with us prior to your departure, your cabin/site will be made available for other bookings.

Due to high occupancy during these periods, we do encourage you to rebook with us prior to departure to avoid disappointment.

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Latest Deals at Killalea Reserve
$10 Tuesdays

$10 Tuesdays

Enjoy a mid-week stay from June until the end of August and look forward to our $10 Tuesday special when you stay for 3 nights or more on powered and unpowered sites across our 37 holiday parks!
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Weekly Special – 10% OFF!

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Meet Your Host at Killalea Reserve

Reflections Killalea Reserve Park Manager Nathan Cattell

As an Aboriginal man from the NSW South Coast, Nathan Cattel finds caring for country an extra satisfying part of his role in managing  Reflections Killalea Reserve.

“I love the Aboriginal cultural heritage in this area, the connection to land. Every day I get to care for my country so that’s pretty special,” Nathan said.

Nathan is no stranger to looking after treasured natural assets and has been lucky enough to call Killalea Reserve his office since 2012.

“Every day is different, but I love every day here. There’s nothing like walking around the Park to the places you can’t get to by car – down to the spit, around the lagoons – and then going for a swim in the Minnamurra River,” he said.

The area is also famous for its surfing, with The Farm and Mystics beaches declared part of the Killalea National Surfing Reserve in 2009.

“The Farm in particular faces south, so when we get a north-east wind it’s offshore. Other beaches get blown out, but not this one. It’s consistently good.”

Killalea Reserve is the spectacular setting for many fun activities for the Shellharbour community, including the weekly park run, the monthly markets and events such as Sculptures at Killalea. And Nathan wouldn’t have it any other way.

“There’s nothing like enjoying good local produce, listening to some good local music, then sitting down with a handcrafted brew and watching the waves,” says Nathan.

For all of life’s little necessities, Shellharbour is just a short drive away and Nathan is a firm fan of the area’s growing food scene.

“We’ve got some great restaurants and beautiful cafes.  Andaman’s Thai Restaurant and  Relish on Addison are definitely worth checking out.”

But for many campers, tearing themselves away from the gorgeous surrounds of Killalea Reserve is just not an option. See why for yourself when you book your NSW south coast camping holiday at Reflections Killalea Reserve.

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