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Top 5 Fun Caravan and Holiday Parks for Families with Kids in South East Queensland

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Published May 3rd 2022
Pools and waterparks for them; cocktails and spas for you
1. Sandstone Point

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Pool and water park. Image: Visit Moreton Bay Region

Where is it? 1 hour north of Brisbane, near Bribie Island

Park features
HUGE resort-style pool with poolside bar and restaurant
Waterpark with slides and a tipping bucket
Outdoor games like chess, boules and croquet
Jumping pillow and trampoline
Scooter track
Basketball and tennis courts
The stunning waterfront Sandstone Point Hotel next door
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Outdoor games at Sandstone Point, including chess

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BBQ area just above the waterline

Why go here?
You'll be hard pressed to leave the park's facilities but when you do, beautiful laid back Bribie Island is just across the bridge, with both surf beaches and calm beaches.

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2. Treasure Island Holiday Resort

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Mini-golf. Image: NRMA

Where is it? Biggera Waters, Gold Coast, 1h south east of Brisbane

Park features
Mini golf
4 resort-style pools
Heated spas
Kids club (year round)
Waterpark with water cannons and ground sprayers
3 playgrounds

Why go here?
After checking out the Gold Coast's theme parks, relax while the kids have fun in kids club

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3. Gold Coast Holiday Park

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Water slides at the water park. Image: Gold Coast Holiday Park

Where is it? Helensvale, Gold Coast, 50 mins south east from Brisbane

Park features
Massive heated water park with a combined total 317m of water slide
Tropical fish tanks in the camp kitchen and toilets
Poolside cocktails
Off Road Remote Control Car Track

Why go here?
This is the closest caravan park to the theme parks, and you can bring your dog with you.

4. Caloundra Holiday Park

jumping pillow; holiday park; caloundra
Jumping pillow fun. Image: Big4

Where is it? Dicky Beach, Caloundra, 1h 15m north from Brisbane

Park features
Waterfront location
Jumping pillow
Heated pool with water fountain mushrooms
School holiday program

Why go here?
To enjoy being right on the water and exploring all the different beaches Caloundra offers, and refuel in a waterfront cafe.

5. Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

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Safer water play for little ones. Image: Gold Coast Tourist Parks

Where is it? Palm Beach, Gold Coast, 1h 15m south east of Brisbane

Park features
Kiddy pool
Pool with 2 water slides
Go cart hire
Tennis court
Waterfront location

Why go here?
Access to both the still waters of the creek and the surf beach. Walk across the bridge to Burleigh Heads.

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Water slides. Image: TripAdvisor

Note that indicated travel times are "best case scenarios" and driving to either the Sunshine or Gold Coasts from Brisbane will take longer during peak times.
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Wow. Caravan parks have changed, not that I ever had a caravan, but have stayed in a few many years ago in what were called 'on-site' vans. Certainly no pools spas and other things. Makes mere motel rooms seem dull.
by Neil Follett (score: 3|4054) 20 days ago
Since the pandemic there seems to be even more people caravaning. There are some terrific locations to visit here. Thanks for sharing.
by Gillian Ching (score: 3|4674) 20 days ago
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