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by Elaine (subscribe)
Impromptu adventuring, exploring our backyard and then putting pen to paper, hoping to entice you to try one, if not all, of our escapades, is my true reward!
Published March 16th 2017
Get some R ’n R Back Into Your Life
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Let's plan our holiday - Image: Pixabay CCO Public Domain


The Sunshine Coast is aptly named and with its temperate climate makes it a relaxing holiday destination, all year round. The beaches from Coolum in the north to Caloundra in the south are some of the best in the country with golden sands and the tepid waters of the Pacific Ocean.

All the Sunshine Coast Holiday Parks are conveniently located, allowing guests direct access to sun, sand and surf.

So, in no particular order, except to say, I commenced on the south side of the Sunshine Coast and moved northwards, here is my list to assist you with your holiday planning.

⛺️ 1. Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park
4 Beerburrum Street, Dicky Beach QLD 4551
07 5491-3342


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Entrance to Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park - Image: Elaine de Wet


I'm not sure if you know this but, Dicky Beach is the only recreational beach in the world to be named after a shipwreck. It was named after the SS Dicky which ran aground during heavy seas in 1893.

I love this family-friendly beach spot with the Dicky Beach Family Holiday Park boasting direct access to one of the Sunshine Coast's most spectacular patrolled beaches.

⛺️ Facilities at the park include:

84 powered tourist caravan sites - 11 of which have spectacular water views;
53 un-powered tent sites
12 self-contained motel style units;
swimming pool;
tennis court (full size);
camp kitchen;
BBQ's;
childrens' playground;
free wi-fi

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Laze in the lagoon - Image: Elaine de Wet


The Dicky Beach Surf Club is also right on the doorstep of the Holiday Park and is open every day for lunch and supper from 10.00am till late, ideal for those impromptu meals out.

Holiday-makers can spend their leisure time lazing in the lagoon, fishing, biking, surfing or rollerblading in this idyllic location on the Pacific Ocean and far from the usual touristy destinations.

⛺️ 2. Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Parks

Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park has not one, but two fantastic locations on the Queensland Coast. For ease of reference, I'll split them.

⛺️ Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
07 5444-1201




This Holiday Park is opposite Underwater World next to the Mooloolaba Wharf, surf club, shops and restaurants. The grounds are fully fenced and boom gate access ensures a secure stay.

⛺️ Facilities at the park include:

75 powered caravan sites;
baby bath;
amenities for the disabled;
laundry facilities;
BBQ facilities;
free wi-fi

⛺️ Mooloolaba Esplanade, Mooloolaba, QLD, 4557
07 5444-1201


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Mooloolaba Esplanade Beach frontage - Image: www.sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au


The second Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park is smack bang on the Mooloolaba Esplanade, offering some of the most enviable views of the magnificent Pacific Ocean.
All the caravan sites here overlook the beach and rock pools - a small piece of paradise.

⛺️ Facilities at the park include:

34 powered caravan sites;
amenity building;
laundry facilities;
BBQ shelter and tables with seats

All sites at Parkyn Parade and Mooloolaba Esplanade have power, water and sullage points and concrete pads for the annexe.

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Beach access Mooloolaba Esplanade - Image: www.sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au


With regards the Mooloolaba Esplanade Holiday Park, you will have to be quick, as Council has plans to demolish it and replace it with a landscaped coastal walkway including gardens, a playground and rock pools.

⛺️ 3. Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park
2 Melrose Parade, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558
07 5443-1167




With nothing between you and the ocean, you can listen to the waves and breathe in the salty ocean air at Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park.

⛺️ Facilities at the park include:

117 powered caravan and camp sites with water and most with sullage points;
6 villas (3 x 2 bedroom, 3 x 1 bedroom plus one large easy access PWD compliant and a studio unit);
amenity buildings including baby bath plus toilet and shower facilities for the disabled;
laundry facilities;
free wi-fi;
undercover shelter with tables and chairs and large BBQ

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Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park - Image: www.sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au


There's so much to do on the Sunshine Coast: swim; surf at patrolled beaches; visit the Sunshine Plaza shopping centre; childrens' playgrounds; bike paths and even lawn bowls. The Maroochydore Beach Bowls Club is only five hundred metres from the Holiday Park entrance.

⛺️ 4. Cotton Tree Holiday Park
2-36 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree, QLD 4558
07 5459-9070


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You can't get any closer than this - Cotton Tree Holiday Park - Image: www.sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au


You can experience the best of two worlds at Cotton Tree Holiday Park with direct access to the Maroochy River and the Maroochydore Beach.

Surf the waves at the beach, or windsurf and sail in the calmer waters of the river. Maroochy River is a fisherman's oasis with great fishing all year round. The sea not for you? Then Cotton Tree Swimming Pool complex, with a 50m and a 25m pool is located right next door to the Holiday Park.



⛺️ Facilities at the park include:

372 powered tourist caravan sites (24 are absolute waterfront);
29 un-powered tent sites right on the waterfront;
9 deluxe villas - 6 x 2 bedroom, 3 x 1 bedroom (2 of which are easy access PWD compliant);
a four-bedroomed beach house;
BBQ's;
5 amenity buildings;
3 laundry facilities;
baby facilities including bath and change table;
free wi-fi

⛺️ 5. Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park
Cottonwood Street, Mudjimba, QLD, 4564
07 5448-7157


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Natural landscaping at Mudjimba - Image: www.sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au


Nestled between the Mudjimba Surf Beach and the Maroochy River, the Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park provides visitors with a tranquil location.

Set amongst manicured lawns and gardens, the covered pool area is the perfect location to relax and unwind with the children. Each site is a private, peaceful haven far away from the bustling crowds.

For visitors looking for something extra outside the sanctuary of the park, there are some excellent local fishing spots, walking tracks, bike paths and some serious waves for the surfer.



Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park also accepts dogs on application - please read the Mudjimba Dog Friendly - Conditions of Acceptance document here.

⛺️ Facilities at the park include:

123 powered tourist caravan sites;
29 un-powered tent sites;
3 villas (1 x 2 bedroom, 2 x 1 bedroom - one of which is easy access PWD compliant);
swimming pool;
2 amenity buildings;
2 laundry facilities;
toilet and shower facilities for the disables;
free wi-fi;
dog friendly, on application

⛺️ 6. Coolum Beach Holiday Park
1827 David Low Way, Coolum Beach, Qld, 4573
07 5446-1474


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Direct access to the beach - Image: Coolum Beach Holiday Park FB page


Coolum Beach is undoubtedly the quintessential Australian surf beach and what better way to enjoy it than staying on absolute beach frontage at the Coolum Beach Holiday Park. Sites with direct access to the patrolled surf of Coolum Beach make this park one of the Sunshine Coast's most popular camping and caravan destinations.

Positioned next to the Coolum Beach Surf Club, Coolum Beach Holiday Park is set on ten acres of pristine beachfront land, within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants.

Coolum Beach Holiday Park also accepts dogs on application - please read the Dog Friendly - Conditions of Acceptance document here.

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Coolum one bed living area - Image: www.sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au


⛺️ Facilities at the park include:

powered tourist caravan sites;
6 villas (1 x 2 bedroom, 5 x 1 bedroom - one of which is easy access PWD compliant);
baby facilities including bath and change table;
free wi-fi;
modern camp kitchen, with fridge, BBQ's and hotplates - seating for 32 people;
3 amenity buildings;
2 laundry areas;
dog friendly, on application

⛺️ 7. Rivershore Resort - A BIG4 Holiday Park
99 David Low Way, Diddillibah, QLD, 4558
(07) 5458-2200


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Rivershore Resort entrance - Image: Elaine de Wet


If you don't manage to get a booking at one of the Sunshine Coast's beach Holiday Parks, then your next best option would be the Rivershore Resort in Diddillibah. Not even a year old yet, this outstanding Resort is located on the Maroochy River, a stone's throw from the unspoilt beaches of the Sunshine Coast. I might add, Rivershore Resort has the added bonus of 'glamping' (my style of camping) available too.

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Glamping - Image: Elaine de Wet


With plenty of space for your caravan or camper trailer, Rivershore Resort gives you the freedom to set up camp however you choose, whether you own a tent, RV or a caravan. Or, perhaps like me you want to be self-indulgent, we can stay in the luxurious self-contained safari tents with river views and the opportunity to view the abundance of wildlife.

⛺️ Facilities at the resort include:

3 amenity blocks;
3 camp kitchens;
fully licensed bar/restaurant;
large heated pool, complete with two waterslides (wheelchair accessibility);
toddlers pool;
large childrens' playground;
private pontoon/jetty and boat ramp;
mini golf;
free wi-fi

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Pool complete with waterslides - Image: Elaine de Wet


Our four-legged family members are welcome outside of school holidays ensuring that ALL members of the family get some much-needed rest and relaxation.

It doesn't really matter whether you're a camper, a caravanner, prefer the luxury of a villa or 'glamping', these Holiday Parks on the Sunshine Coast will ensure that you can get some 'R 'n R' (rest and relaxation) back into your life. There's nothing quite like getting back to nature and enjoying the little things in life!

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Why? To get back to nature and enjoy the little things in life
When: Any time you need some R 'n R - rest and relaxation
Where: Sunshine Coast
Cost: See www.sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au
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Great article, Barry comments on ALL your articles, is he your husband?
by Kate Blake (score: 2|582) 42 days ago
Didn't realize there where so many excellent camping spots in the area... thanks for sharing
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