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Why Your Next Family Getaway Should Be at Gold Coast Tourist Parks

The ultimate haven for family holidays

Embarking on a family holiday is more than just a break from the routine – it's an opportunity to create lasting memories, strengthen bonds, and immerse yourself in an environment that caters to every family member's needs. If you're contemplating the perfect destination for your next family holiday, look no further than Gold Coast Tourist Parks. Nestled along the picturesque coastline of the Gold Coast, our parks offer an unparalleled blend of natural beauty, family-friendly activities, and a welcoming atmosphere for all families.

From the diverse range of family-friendly accommodation to the breath-taking surroundings that provide a perfect backdrop for family adventures, let's explore why Gold Coast Tourist Parks should be at the top of your list for your next family getaway.

Stunning beachside and waterfront locations

Whether it's fishing at Jacobs Well, swimming in Tallebudgera Creek or learning to surf at Kirra Beach, our beaches and waterways are the perfect playground for families.

Tallebudgera Creek is one of the most-loved swimming spots by families on the Gold Coast. This iconic spot features calm, pristine waters with the stunning Burleigh Headland as the backdrop. Stay at Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park to enjoy all that this beautiful creek has to offer.

Tallebudgera Creek through the leaves of a Pandanus tree. The water is calm and crystal blue.

If the beach is more your style, stay at our parks located across from the patrolled beaches of Main Beach, Miami Beach, Burleigh Beach, and Kirra Beach. These locations not only provide families with direct access to some of Australia's most renowned beaches but also offer a plethora of family-friendly activities, from building sandcastles to enjoying picnics by the water's edge.

For a list of all patrolled beaches on the Gold Coast, click here.

Aerial view of Ocean Beach Tourist Park with the ocean in Gold Coast skyline in the background.
Figure: Aerial view of Ocean Beach Tourist Park and Miami Beach.

For the boating and fishing families, stay at Jacobs Well Tourist Park on the northern Gold Coast. This park is situated on the southern end of Moreton Bay with access to a boat ramp and great fishing spots. Broadwater Tourist Park also features a boat ramp so you can easily access the Broadwater on your boat or jet ski.

Two boys fishing on the foreshore at Jacobs Well.
Figure: Fishing at Jacobs Well

Pools, pools, and more pools!

We love our pools just as much as our beaches. That’s why most of our parks feature pools that the whole family can enjoy.

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park is loved by parents and kids for its two pools – one for the kiddos and one exclusively for adults. The kid-friendly pool features two waterslides and a separate splash zone. The adults-only pool is situated on the other side of the amenities, making it the perfect spot for parents to relax in peace.

Two young kids playing with a ball in the kids pool at Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park.

Broadwater Tourist Park also features two pools. Take your stay to the next level and book a 2 Bedroom or 3 Bedroom Pool View Cabin with direct access to the pool from your doorstep.

Main Beach Tourist Park and Kirra Beach Tourist Park also feature kid-friendly pools. All pools are heated during the winter months so they can be enjoyed year-round!

Parents on sun loungers relaxing as they watch their children play in the pool at Broadwater Tourist Park.
Figure: Pool and surrounding pool-view cabins at Broadwater Tourist Park.

Epic school holiday activities

When it comes to school holidays, our parks do not shy away from fun! From engaging arts and craft workshops to exciting outdoor adventures and interactive games, our parks transform school breaks into memorable experiences for kids of all ages. The carefully crafted programs cater to a variety of interests, allowing kids to explore their creativity, embrace the outdoors, and create new friendships.

Kids throwing colourful powder in the air at the Burleigh Beach Tourist Park Kids Colour Run.

Accommodation types for everyone

Whether you need lots of bedrooms or just a place to set up your caravan, we offer a diverse range of accommodation suited to your family’s needs.

Check in to the spacious 3 Bedroom Cabin at Ocean Beach Tourist Park. Located just steps from Miami Beach, this cabin sleeps 9 people and is perfect for larger families or groups. Broadwater, Main Beach, Burleigh Beach, and Tallebudgera Creek also have cabins that sleep 8+ guests.

The spacious living room of the three bedroom cabin at Ocean Beach Tourist Park.
Figure: Above: 3 Bedroom Cabin at Ocean Beach Tourist Park

Another great option are the Family Budget Rooms at Tallebudgera Creek. These rooms include a queen bed and two single bunk beds and are conveniently located near the camp kitchen and shared amenities.

Burleigh Beach offers a spacious 2 Bedroom Accessible Cabin that sleeps four guests. This cabin has been upgraded to feature an adjustable bed and smart TV with voice controls. There is also an all-terrain beach wheelchair available for guests to access the beach directly from the park. Check out our Accessibility Guides for all accessible accommodation offerings.

If caravan and camping is more your style, all parks offer powered sites of various shape and size. If you’re travelling with a large setup, book in to one of our drive-through sites available at Main Beach and Tallebudgera Creek.

Family at their caravan site at Burleigh Beach Tourist Park. Two kids are playing on the nearby playground.
Figure: Powered Site at Burleigh Beach Tourist Park

Close to the GC’s best attractions

A family holiday on the Gold Coast is not complete without a visit to one of our many theme parks and attractions! From Movie World, Wet n Wild, Paradise Country, to Top Golf and more, our parks are conveniently located with easy access to the GC’s best attractions.

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is a can’t-miss attraction for families. Only 15 minutes from both Tallebudgera Creek and Kirra Beach Tourist Park, this wildlife sanctuary is a hit for kids and parents alike. Experience the open animal enclosures, cuddle a koala, feed the lorikeets, watch the spectacular free-flight bird shows and more throughout 27 hectares of Currumbin rainforest.

Check out the new Outback Springs precinct for the perfect Aussie experience where you can meet farmyard animals, see Billie Tea demonstrations, pan for gemstones, and see the Outback reptiles and invertebrates.

Three young girls feeding a kangaroo at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with a staff member.
Figure: Credit: Tourism Australia

Theme Parks

As the theme park capital of Australia, the Gold Coast is packed with entertainment and adventures for families. Choose from Sea World, Movie World, Wet’n’Wild, Paradise Country, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World and more.

Spend less time travelling and more time playing by staying at our parks on the northern Gold Coast. Jacobs Well, Broadwater, and Main Beach Tourist Parks are located just 15-20 minutes from these attractions!

For a complete guide to the Gold Coast’s theme parks and attractions, click here.

A family of three going down a slide at Wet'n'Wild.

Pet-friendly parks

A family holiday isn't complete without your furry friend! Bring your pooch along to Kirra Beach or Jacobs Well for a holiday that the whole family can enjoy. Kirra Beach offers both sites and pet-friendly cabins, while Jacobs Well offers pet-friendly sites only.

Click here to check out all the dog-friendly parks, pubs, restaurants, cafes, and beaches that you can explore during your stay!

A young family walking their dog on the beach at Kirra.

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Posted: January 10th 2024