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What's your Favourite Marina and Why?

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Created by Bundeenabuoy 27 days ago, 22 Apr 2019
Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
22 Apr 2019 9:48AM
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This one looks impressive!

Soldiers Point Marina

Casual marina berthing
(off peak)
$425 for a week inc GST for the 26' Yacht
$550 for a week inc GST for the 349' Yacht
At Soldiers Point Marina, you are entitled to use all our award winning facilities while staying with us, these include:-
Power and filtered water supplied to your state of the art berth
Wi-Fi internet access across the marina
Private Personal Care Facilities and Sauna
Fuel Dock - 24 hours by appointment
On site laundry and ATM for your convenience
On site Weather Station with live updates
Complimentary access to The Halverson Club Fitness Centre
Complimentary access to The Americas Cup Lounge including large screen TV, games and complimentary beer, wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks
Complimentary Summertime Cocktails
Complimentary Coffees and Newspapers delivered to your boat every day over the summer months (Dec - Apr).
Complimentary use of our iPad, Bicycles and Lexus Courtesy Cars
Complimentary game of tennis
Complimentary transfers to and from Newcastle Airport

Please take a look at our newly revamped website for full details www.soldiersptmarina.com.au.

nswsailor
NSW, 1223 posts
22 Apr 2019 10:01AM
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*#*# that's expensive by about twice of other marinas.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
22 Apr 2019 10:17AM
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nswsailor said..
*#*# that's expensive by about twice of other marinas.



Did you read all the benefits?
A little luxury and a lot cheaper than renting an apartment for a week.

Bristolfashion
VIC, 474 posts
22 Apr 2019 12:15PM
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Blimey, why would you ever get on the boat!

I'm going to vote for Gladstone. Good price, exceptionally friendly & helpful staff, good facilities kept spotless, easy walk to town & around, courtesy shuttle to main shopping centre.

Of course, it all depends what you are looking for at the time.

Cheers

Bristol.

Futurecruiser
VIC, 106 posts
22 Apr 2019 12:24PM
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Bundeenabuoy said..
This one looks impressive!

Soldiers Point Marina

Casual marina berthing
(off peak)
$425 for a week inc GST for the 26' Yacht
$550 for a week inc GST for the 349' Yacht
At Soldiers Point Marina, you are entitled to use all our award winning facilities while staying with us, these include:-
Power and filtered water supplied to your state of the art berth
Wi-Fi internet access across the marina
Private Personal Care Facilities and Sauna
Fuel Dock - 24 hours by appointment
On site laundry and ATM for your convenience
On site Weather Station with live updates
Complimentary access to The Halverson Club Fitness Centre
Complimentary access to The Americas Cup Lounge including large screen TV, games and complimentary beer, wine, tea, coffee and soft drinks
Complimentary Summertime Cocktails
Complimentary Coffees and Newspapers delivered to your boat every day over the summer months (Dec - Apr).
Complimentary use of our iPad, Bicycles and Lexus Courtesy Cars
Complimentary game of tennis
Complimentary transfers to and from Newcastle Airport

Please take a look at our newly revamped website for full details www.soldiersptmarina.com.au.


I actually stayed here for a couple of nights on my way north as a bit of a treat and it was pretty damn good. Yes it's pricey but I reckon I just about got my daily money's worth in free cocktails, beers and coffees alone, not to mention the benefit of being able to go for a drive in a Lexus to do my reprovisioning. And the full on private marble bathrooms are pretty amazing! Really nice staff too.
Price wise it's not that different to other marinas in expensive places like Sydney and where I am now in Southport but you get a hell of a lot more for your money.

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
22 Apr 2019 1:01PM
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Bristolfashion said..
Blimey, why would you ever get on the boat!

I'm going to vote for Gladstone. Good price, exceptionally friendly & helpful staff, good facilities kept spotless, easy walk to town & around, courtesy shuttle to main shopping centre.

Of course, it all depends what you are looking for at the time.

Cheers

Bristol.


Sounds great, and it all depends what you are looking for, exactly

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
22 Apr 2019 1:13PM
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Bristolfashion said..
Blimey, why would you ever get on the boat!

I'm going to vote for Gladstone. Good price, exceptionally friendly & helpful staff, good facilities kept spotless, easy walk to town & around, courtesy shuttle to main shopping centre.

Of course, it all depends what you are looking for at the time.

Cheers

Bristol.


It on my list

NowandZen
WA, 336 posts
22 Apr 2019 12:49PM
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Bristolfashion said..
Blimey, why would you ever get on the boat!

I'm going to vote for Gladstone. Good price, exceptionally friendly & helpful staff, good facilities kept spotless, easy walk to town & around, courtesy shuttle to main shopping centre.

Of course, it all depends what you are looking for at the time.

Cheers

Bristol.


Yep, Gladstone was pretty good.
We stayed 4 nights, I think I paid $52 pn for 12m pen.
Didn't see any of the coal dust people talk about and as you say Bristol, "exceptionally friendly & helpful staff, good facilities kept spotless, easy walk to town & around, courtesy shuttle to main shopping centre".

Blueh2o
QLD, 11 posts
22 Apr 2019 3:53PM
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Gladstone marina is very good with very friendly management and staff who go out of their way to make your stay plesant. At $31.50 a day it is good value unlike Bundaberg where it cost $20.00 for half a day to tie up my tender as the outboard was playing up.The facilities are spotlessly clean at all times. The grounds all the way to the bridge into town are a credit to the people who do the work. Great fish and chips at the coop some of the best I have had. Yacht club has a friendly atmosphere in all a very plesant stay.

nswsailor
NSW, 1223 posts
22 Apr 2019 4:41PM
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Bundeenabuoy said..

nswsailor said..
*#*# that's expensive by about twice of other marinas.




Did you read all the benefits?
A little luxury and a lot cheaper than renting an apartment for a week.


Didn't offer to do the laundry

woko
NSW, 429 posts
22 Apr 2019 7:00PM
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We were weather bound in pt Stephens and instead of a marina for a little luxury and a break from impending cabin fever we took advantage of the public mooring and motels in Karuha,

Guitz
VIC, 403 posts
22 Apr 2019 7:10PM
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Melbourne City Marina:
Large Lounge with kitchen and outside BBq, 2nd level dockside with great view of water way. Laundry Showers/ Towels supplied. $35 per night off peak From May to Sept. $50 per night peak. Short walk to free city circuit tram. Often stay there for the week when i'm sick of driving to work

sunycoastguy
QLD, 175 posts
22 Apr 2019 9:20PM
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I havnt been to too many marinars but Gladstone does stand out, so much cheaper,nicer, convenient , highly recommended

EC31
NSW, 395 posts
22 Apr 2019 10:01PM
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+1 for Gladstone.

BlueMoon
584 posts
23 Apr 2019 6:07AM
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Another vote here for Gladstone, its like something out of The Truman Show movie, the grounds are impeccable, with spotless bbq's, staff are very friendly and helpful, the arms are wide apart making it easy to get into the berths, they try to get you into the shortest berth to save you money marine services close by, Gladstone itself an easy walk through the gardens along the river. Towns folk are friendly, all the shops in town.
They have large water misters going next to the coal (&nickel?) loaders so there's no dust blowing everywhere. And your only a days Sailing from Great Keppel Is.
Hamilton Is is good, just to experience. Full services including bus rides around the island , with commentary about everything to do with the island. Use of the various hotels swimming pools, make it an enjoyable stay, but $80 for. Night for a 25ft boat it's expensive.

Andrew68
VIC, 225 posts
23 Apr 2019 11:42AM
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Guitz said..
Melbourne City Marina:
Large Lounge with kitchen and outside BBq, 2nd level dockside with great view of water way. Laundry Showers/ Towels supplied. $35 per night off peak From May to Sept. $50 per night peak. Short walk to free city circuit tram. Often stay there for the week when i'm sick of driving to work


We sometimes motor up the Yarra and stay there overnight on weekdays, catching a movie after work. It's cheaper than a taxi home. In fact it's almost cheaper than driving and parking in Melbourne depending where you live.

The shared facilities are top shelf with excellent city views. I have a feeling that the council subsidises the rates to stimulate use of Docklands.

For less than $250 pw off-peak you can live in the middle of a capital city !

twodogs1969
NSW, 882 posts
23 Apr 2019 11:48AM
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Bundeenabuoy said..

nswsailor said..
*#*# that's expensive by about twice of other marinas.




Did you read all the benefits?
A little luxury and a lot cheaper than renting an apartment for a week.


Port Stephens marinas are expensive period. Twice the price of cyca

Bristolfashion
VIC, 474 posts
23 Apr 2019 10:24PM
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And on the same track, our least favourite was Able Point at Airlie Beach - expensive but, unlike Soldiers Point NOT worth it, hassled staff with little time for us, A terrible booking system where 2 people in the office were an hour long queue and which also meant they couldn't advise berth until the last minute. We were given a berth not long enough or wide enough on a terribly narrow finger - even we had trouble getting in. Facilities mediocre and crowded. The whole place was continually packed with trippers & charterers with not enough room.

Oh, and we went to the pizza restaurant one time for an end of cruise meal - and they had run out of pizzas!

On the upside, we saw a dugong and calf twice just outside the marina.

Cheers

Bristol

Bundeenabuoy
NSW, 462 posts
24 Apr 2019 6:14AM
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Lets start that topic



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