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Affordable Family Escapes at the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast Recreation Centres

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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 October 17th 2020
Beachside family getaways
Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Aerial view of Gold Coast Recreation Centre in Palm Beach


A dream come true! Affordable, laid-back family getaways in two of South East Queensland's most stunning locations, with a variety of fabulous activities to keep everyone happy, energised and entertained, is worthy of further exploration and bookmarking for a future date or two.

Both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast Recreation Centres offer modern recently-upgraded cabin-style accommodation, right on the beach. With no minimum stay - bonus! - both of these fabulous family escape destinations promise a disconnect from devices, getting in touch with nature and quality family time.

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is in a secluded spot behind Currimundi Beach


Besides enjoying the beach and nature walks, families have a range of other fun adventures too, including the indoor rock walls, which are open every Saturday and during school holidays; plus also having access to the awesome school holiday activity calendar which usually kicks off on the first day of every school holiday.

LOCATIONS

Gold Coast Recreation Centre
1525 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, QLD 4221


The Gold Coast Recreation Centre is located on the stunning beachfront of Tallebudgera, with the nearby creek being extremely popular with swimmers and water sports fans. The Gold Coast Recreation Centre has a newly renovated on-site cafe, with treats galore, ensuring active guests' energy levels remain fuelled all day!

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Accommodation at Gold Coast Recreation Centre


Being so well positioned on the Gold Coast means that families have access to heaps of fun activities, including the theme parks, local cafes, shops and restaurants. For guests who prefer to keep away from crowds, here are some great walking tracks.

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre
80 Currimundi Road, Currimundi, QLD 4551


The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is a secluded getaway behind Currimundi Beach and a short walk from the mouth of Currimundi Lake. This tranquil location is tucked away just north of Caloundra, with walking trails accessible from the centre, leading guests through the coastal wetlands up to Currimundi Lake or on to Dicky Beach.

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Your secluded getaway behind Currimundi Beach awaits ...


The accommodation at Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is perfectly situated for day trips to Noosa, the newly refurbished Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo and the Glass House Mountains.

ACCOMMODATION

Both the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast centres have one and two-bedroom, renovated cabins that sleep up to six people per room. Cabins come equipped with -
king-sized single or bunk beds; all beds come with king single mattresses
ensuited bathrooms
accessible amenities
fans/air-conditioning
mini fridge
kitchenette

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Privacy ...


All rooms vary with accommodation options, for example -
one bedroom with three bunk beds (6 people)
two bedrooms with two bunk beds in each (8 people)
two bedrooms with two single beds in each (4 people) and in some instances
one bedroom with two bunk beds (4 people).
When booking, the Recreation Centre's team will do their utmost to accommodate guests with preferred configurations.

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Enjoy nature ...


The Recreation Centres do offer linen packages for hire, which includes sheets, blankets, pillows and towels. Guests are welcome to bring their own bedding and towels.

N.B. Please note that the Queensland Recreation Centres are all alcohol and smoke free venues.

FACILITIES

Each centre has a variety of facilities available for hire (subject to availability), including -
25 metre heated swimming pool
gym - Gold Coast only
sports field/oval
indoor and outdoor courts
meeting rooms
function spaces

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
25 metre heated swimming pools


PARKING

Both Recreation Centres have secure on-site parking, which is subject to availability.

PRICING

For an up-to-date pricing schedule, please follow the 'Family Escapes' highlighted link for the fees and charges schedule. During peak season all rooms incur an increased rate. Peak season covers all Queensland long weekends and school holidays. Charges are per room, per night. At present, the fees are as follows -

Off-peak fees 2019/2020
1 Bedroom $93.10
2 Bedroom $116.40

Peak fees 2019/2020
1 Bedroom $116.40
2 Bedroom $133.00

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Use well-positioned accommodation as a springboard for day tripping adventures


BOOKINGS

To make an enquiry for your next very affordable family escape, please call 1800 753 732 or complete the below enquiry form for your preferred location:

Please read the terms and conditions here before booking.

🧗🏾‍♀️ QLD Recreation Centres is presently running a Special Offer 🧗🏾‍♀️


Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Mention code 'HolidayRock' for FREE rock climbing passes, when booking


Book a Family Escape at either the Gold Coast or the Sunshine Coast Recreation Centres over a weekend or during the school holidays anytime until 24 January 2021 and receive FREE rock climbing passes for your family. Mention the code 'HolidayRock' when you make your booking to take advantage of this very special offer!

After months and months of dreaming of a family escape, now is your opportunity to get out and explore two spectacular locations right on our doorstep - reconnect with nature and reconnect with family, in places never explored.

Affordable Family Escapes, Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre, Currimundi, Caloundra, Gold Coast Recreation Centre, Tallebudgera, laid-back, cabin-style, on beach, no minimum stay, disconnect from devices, nature walks, quality family time, indoor rock walls, theme parks, Noosa, Sunshine Plaza, Australia Zoo, Glass House Mountains, linen packages for hire, heated swimming pool, gym at Gold Coast, on-site parking, places never explored
Reconnect with nature and reconnect with family in places never explored


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Why? To enjoy affordable family getaways, with no minimum stay - bonus!
When: Weekends, long weekends and school holidays | No minimum stay!
Phone: 1800 753 732
Where: Gold Coast Recreation Centre 1525 Gold Coast Highway, Palm Beach, QLD 4221 | Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre 80 Currimundi Road, Currimundi, QLD 4551
Cost: Please see article for peak and off-peak pricing
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Thanks for sharing these excellent yet affordable venues...
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