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Published September 4th 2016
Enjoy a treasure trove of fun on the Gold Coast
If you are you looking for a fun and affordable place for the family to stay on your next trip to the Gold Coast, then clear some space. You may find it necessary to do an excited little happy dance after I tell you about Treasure Island Holiday Park.
Located at Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast this holiday park is in a great location, only 10 minutes drive north of Surfers Paradise. If you are visiting the Gold Coast theme parks it is centrally located between all of the parks and is only a 10 minute drive to Wet N Wild and Movie World and a 15 minute drive to Dreamworld or Seaworld.
The park is owned by NRMA and is also one of the BIG4 parks, if you are a member of either of these programs loyalty discounts will apply. There is a range of accommodation available from Britz / Maui van sites, powered tent and caravan sites, plus over 15 different styles of cabins and villas to suit your family and your budget. For information about the various accommodation options please click here.
We stayed at a Premium Caravan site on a recent four night stay. The premium sites cater to longer caravans but are standard sites otherwise. There are two amenities blocks which were clean and modern as well as a coin operated laundry.
For me the major appeal of this holiday park lies in all of the activities available for children. There is always something fun for the kids to do at this park.
For a start there are four resort pools, heated spas, a water park, jumping pillow, playground, mini golf course, tennis court and pedal karts for hire.
Shipwreck Shores is the onsite water park which operates during daylight hours with recycled and heated water. Adults are catered for with deck chairs surrounding the water park, and with the bar and bistro nearby, it's a win-win when keeping an eye on young children in the water park.
Shipwreck Shores water park, jumping pillow and mini golf
But wait, there's more. In the Kids Korner, qualified staff offer a range of different games, crafts and activities each day during school holidays for children aged from 4 - 14 years old. For example, you can join a T-shirt painting activity, test your frisbee skills, go on a scavenger hunt, join in a Bocce Tournament, have a race on some pool noodles, watch a magic show or showcase your hidden talents in a Family Karaoke night.
For each day of the week in the school holidays there is a jam-packed schedule of events from 9am until after dark. There is so much happening at this holiday park that it is difficult to find the time to actually leave to go sight-seeing.
Bookings are required for some activities and small fees apply for only a few of them. Most activities are free and children can come and go as they please.
On a recent stay, we enjoyed a Family Bingo night at the Galleons Bistro. We also saw the "Oscar the Pirate Magic Show" and watched Movies under the Stars.
Another feature of this park is the "Galleons Bar and Bistro" which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They offer theme nights such as Mexican Mondays, Italians Tuesday and an a la carte menu. You can also join in on some activities while dining at Galleons such as Trivia Night or Family Bingo. While Galleons is not fine dining, it is a good option if you want a night off from cooking but don't want to leave the park.
The facilities at Treasure Island were well-maintained and the staff were helpful. Everything you need is close by with Harbourtown Shopping Centre only a 5 minute walk away, where you can shop for groceries or engage in some serious retail therapy in a large complex of outlet stores. There are also various take away food places nearby, restaurants and clubs such as the Southport Sharkies Club which we visited for dinner one night.
For a family holiday full of fun you will not be disappointed at this holiday park.
Treasure Island Holiday Park is located at 117 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters.