Awards & Testimonials

See feedback from customers and awards we have received

Feedback From Past and Returning Guests and Customers

“Thank you again for organising this retreat for us. You were extremely helpful and accommodating given the short notice and how busy you were! Your service was excellent and wasn’t able to tell that you were new to the business at all! My colleagues absolutely loved the area and space and were lucky enough to have the most amazing weather for the three days they were there. Thanks again and we will definitely be back!”

Kimberly – Rolld

“THE PROBLEM: Large group of friends with children ranging from 2 to 12yrs seek weekend getaway to relax and chill out without breaking the bank!!!

THE SOLUTION: Bayplay! Situated in beautiful picturesque Blairgowrie and approximately a 2hr drive from our home this was the perfect weekend retreat for our large group. So far we have experiencedtwo weekends away at Bayplay, one in the summer months where we made full use of the lovely gardens, BBQ and the fantastic pool and more recently in the autumn, where the focus was on toasting marshmallows by the campfire,and games and dvd’sin the cosy lounge area. Bayplay is perfect for large groups with lots of comfy bedroom combinations, a laundry area, a fully stocked kitchen area perfect for catering for large groups and both male and female bathrooms. During both our visits we made full use of all the facilities including the pool in autumn – yes it’s heated to 27 degrees! and the local areas of both Rye and Sorrento which are short drives away. And lastly……….not forgetting our large arrangement of children – from age 2 to 12yrs they all just adore Bayplay and it’s location, they love the pool, the gardens for exploring and the large lounge area where they can dance and run and jump around without the constant nagging of mums and dads telling them to be careful they might break something!!! All in all…..the perfect group location.”

The Siddall Family

“A big thanks for another fantastic weekend at Bayplay, you guys are such great hosts. A beautiful location, great accommodation for all the family, would definitely recommend to anyone. We have experienced Bayplay in summer and winter, both equally as good, the kids are asking when the next adventure is!! Thanks again guys.”

Kelly McMann

“We were fortunate to have stumbled upon the BayPlay website during the planning of our getaway weekend with friends. We were limited on time, since we left it to the last minute with the children going back to school and needed a place to accommodate a large amount of people. We didn’t want to skimp on quality and yet also didn’t want to pay the usual excessively high cost of having a holiday. The website was thorough;we were able to navigate around the site to find much information on the location and things to do in the area. Bayplay was always happy to chat with us over the phone with any queries we had. Although the location looked great on the web site, it was even better in ‘real life’ and it did not disappoint. Many compliments also came from our friends also staying at BayPlay. We were more than happy with every aspect of the journey from the very outset, BayPlay was easily accessible and always happy to help, the place was very, very reasonably priced, and the service absolutely impeccable . . . This is a business that will go a long way. I couldn’t recommend BayPlay enough, we even returned for a second stay. Hope to do more business with you in the near future.”

Angela & Jaime Olguin

Feedback From Past and Returning Guests and Customers

Bayplay’s Awards & Accreditations

Bayplay Tours & Accommodation is a Parks Victoria licensed Tour Operator and PADI Dive Resort.

We are an Australian Accredited Tourism Business and in 2005 and 2006 we were winners of the Victorian Tourism Awards. In 2007 we won the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame award.

Victorian Tourism Awards

The Victorian Tourism Awards represent an industry framework for peer recognition which fosters a culture for business development excellence and innovation.

The VTA have assisted the Victorian Tourism Industry for 26 years in striving for excellence. During this period, more than 3,000 businesses have entered the Awards and have benefited through thorough examination of their business practice, with many recognised as winners at a national level.

The VTA are highly reflective of the state of the Victorian tourism industry. The Awards act as a development opportunity in the skills training and professionalism and play an integral role in encouraging and rewarding excellence, innovation and commitment in the industry.

The awards help to raise standards through a structured submission process of self-assessment through the preparation of a written document which is then reviewed by industry peers who respond carefully to defined national criteria. The Awards process culminates in a night that recognises and promotes outstanding achievement by those at the heart of the industry.

The VTA Gala Ceremony is a key communication platform as it has become the one time each year that more than 1,000 stakeholders assemble from across the State. A successful Awards program and gala event translates into business success and a solid group of professional and committed businesses.

The program enjoys the support of the Minister for Tourism, the Hon. Louise Asher MP, and the industry’s peak bodies. The VTA is arguably the most successful single gathering of the tourism and allied industries in Victoria, bringing together the key industry associations, operators, suppliers and state government stakeholders.

Click here to find out more about the Accredited Tourism Business Australia tick mark.

Click here to find out more about Australian Camps Association Accreditation.


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Bayplay is an award-winning business, based on the Mornington Peninsula. We offer water based and land adventures plus accommodation.