Gold Coast Caravan Parks
There are dozens of caravan parks on the Gold Coast, most of which you’ll find in the south where there are less high rise developments and much better views.
Tweed Heads, the famous border town, has six caravan parks, while Chinderah, a small village just over the border on the Tweed River has no less than seven (a surprisingly high number for a village with only 17 streets — though the town has its own indoor sports centre, church, scout hall, cemetery and golf course).
The majority of caravan parks on the Gold Coast are located on or at very least, a short walk from a substantial body of water, usually one of the spectacular Gold Coast beaches— which is good news for travellers looking for a cool dip after they've unhooked the towbar and plugged in the power.
If a seaside vista isn't important (or in your budget) there are also a number of great parks with excellent facilities located away from the coastline in suburbs like Ashmore, Mudgeeraba, North Tamborine and Oxenford — but be warned, Summer temperatures can vary considerably once you leave the coastal strip, so remember to ask the park manager if they have a pool.
Big4 Holiday Parks
One of the surest ways to find a good holiday park – by good we mean clean, affordable, value for money with decent accommodation options & facilities with good customer service – is to stick to the Big4 Holiday Parks brand.
Since 1979, the members of Big4 Holiday Parks have worked hard to maintain a reputation for warm, friendly service, a great outdoor holiday atmosphere and a real sense of community. What started as 4 dedicated park owners in Victoria has grown to over 180 parks throughout Australia, 3 of which you’ll find in convenient locations right here on the Gold Coast.
Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
The Gold Coast Holiday Park is so close to the major theme parks you could even walk there. Movie World and Wet’n’Wild are just over the motorway from the park while White Water World is just over the Coomera River. This family friendly park offers a resort pool complete with waterslide and poolside restaurant service, spa, jumping pillow, kids club and so much more.
There’s accommodation to suit every family, with spacious cabins, 5 star luxury villas, caravan sites and camp grounds. With plenty of facilities, as well as 32 acres of nature, space and freedom, you’ll be able to enjoy the great outdoors as much or as little as you want.
Big4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park
Situated on the north coast of NSW, the Tweed Billabong Holiday Park is ideally suited for families wanting to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the southern end of the Gold Coast, while still nice and close to the main strip and theme parks.
Choose from a range of accommodation options including luxury spa villas, caravan &camping sites and even self-contained cabins. Enjoy beautiful landscaped gardens, pool, billabong, and internet kiosk within the park, and the local shopping precinct, airport and wineries only a short drive away. Kids will have the time of their lives on the park’s jumping pillow, and have a long list of other activities they can partake in.
Big4 Treasure Island Holiday Park
Treasure Island Holiday Park in Biggera Waters is a great base for exploring the best features of the Gold Coast. Only 10 minutes north of Surfers Paradise, you’ll be close to the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast, shopping precincts and restaurants, as well as in the middle of all the major theme parks.
Choose from caravan sites, cabins by the pool, stylish studio units with spas and luxury 3 bedroom townhouses. Park facilities include a kid’s jumping pillow, kid’s club, pool, spa, internet kiosk, landscaped gardens, security boom gate and even mini golf.
Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Grounds
The Gold Coast has become world famous for its high-rise accommodation but if you know where to look you can find some fantastic camping grounds scattered in incredibly picturesque places.
South Stradbroke Island is perhaps the most popular spot to pitch a tent (but remember the Aeroguard) and there are a number of great spots in the mountain Hinterland around Canungra, Binna Burra and Mount Tamborine.
Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Directory
Advancetown Caravan Park
376 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd Advancetown 4211
Phone: (07) 5533 2147
Binna-Burra Mountain Campsite
Lamington National Park Beechmont 4211
Phone: (07) 5533 3622
Broadwater Tourist Park
Gold Coast Hwy Southport 4215
Phone: (07) 5667 2730
Burleigh Beach Tourist Park
36 Goodwin Tce Burleigh Heads 4220
Phone: (07) 5581 7755
Burleigh Town Village
524 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd Carrara 4211
Phone: (07) 5594 4644
Dreamtime Caravan Park
No 2 Reserve Rd Coomera 4209
Phone: (07) 5573 1665
Garden Vale Caravan Park
66- 86 Siganto Drv Oxenford 4210
Phone: (07) 5580 1067
Kirra Beach Tourist Park
Charlotte St Kirra 4225
Phone: (07) 5667 2740
Lakeview Caravan Park
11 The Esplanade Coombabah 4216
Phone: (07) 5577 1126
Main Beach Tourist Park
Main Beach Pde Main Beach 4217
Phone: (07) 5581 7722
Miami-Ocean Beach Tourist Park
Hythe St Miami 4220
Phone: (07) 5667 2710
Mudgeeraba Caravan Village
Springbrook Rd Mudgeeraba 4213
Phone: (07) 5530 5385
Nerang Caravan Park
73 Nerang St Nerang 4211
Phone: (07) 5578 1677
Palm Beach Mobile & Tourist Park
1336 Gold Coast Hwy Palm Beach 4221
Phone: (07) 5535 3359
Pine Ridge Caravan Village
570 Pine Ridge Rd Runaway Bay 4216
Phone: (07) 5594 0022
River Gardens Caravan Park
672 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd Carrara 4211
Phone: (07) 5594 4211
Runaway Bay Caravan Park
20 Bayview St Runaway Bay 4216
Phone: (07) 5537 6517
Southport Tourist Park
6 Frank St Southport 4215
Phone: (07) 5531 2281
Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park
Gold Coast Hwy Palm Beach 4221
Phone: (07) 5581 7700
Treasure Island Holiday Park
117 Brisbane Rd Biggera Waters 4216
Phone: (07) 5537 1511
- Visit the official website for the Gold Coast City Council Tourist Parks
Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images