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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 fewer high-rise developments and much better views.

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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 check if they have a pool.

Big4 Holiday Parks

One of the surest ways to find a good caravan park – by good we mean clean, affordable, value for money with decent accommodation options for family holidays and 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 four dedicated park owners in Victoria has grown to over 180 parks throughout Australia, three 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 Dreamworld and WhiteWater World are just over the Coomera River. This family-friendly park offers a resort experience complete with a water park, heated pool and poolside restaurant service, spa, jumping pillow, kids club and so much more (find more family-friendly accommodation options here).

Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park has accommodation options to suit every family, with spacious cabins, 5-star luxury villas, caravan sites and campgrounds (both powered and unpowered). 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 during your holiday experience. Bonus, this park is also pet-friendly.

Location: 66-68 Siganto Drive, Helensvale

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 and camping sites and even self-contained cabins. Enjoy beautiful landscaped gardens, swimming 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, water park and have a long list of other activities they can partake in.

Location: 30 Holden Street, Tweed Heads South

Big4 NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort 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. They also have pet-friendly cabins! Park facilities include a kid's jumping pillow, kids club, resort-style swimming pool, spa, internet kiosk, landscaped gardens, security boom gate and even mini golf.

Location: 117 Brisbane Rd, Biggera Waters

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. Some include barbecue facilities, toilets and showers, outdoor swimming pools and discounts on tourist attractions.

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 offering unpowered or powered sites and basic facilities depending on where you go.

Gold Coast Tourist Parks:

Tallebudgera tourist park aerial with view
accommodation at Tallebudgera tourist park
activities at Tallebudgera tourist park

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park

Gold Coast Tourist Parks manages a handful of parks around the Gold Coast and offers visitors excellent facilities and locations for a budget-friendly holiday. They are also the place to contact for tent camping permits at South Stradbroke Island (North Currigee, South Currigee and Tipplers).

Broadwater Tourist Park
169 Marine Parade, Southport 4215
Phone: (07) 5667 2730

Burleigh Beach Tourist Park - Book Online
36 Goodwin Tce, Burleigh Heads 4220
Phone: (07) 5667 2750

Jacobs Well Tourist Park
1161 Pimpama-Jacobs Well Rd, Jacobs Well 4208
Phone: (07) 5667 2760

Kirra Beach Tourist Park
10 Charlotte St, Kirra 4225
Phone: (07) 5667 2740

Main Beach Tourist Park - Book Online
3600 Main Beach Pde, Main Beach 4217
Phone: (07) 5667 2720

Miami - Ocean Beach Tourist Park
22 Hythe St, Miami 4220
Phone: (07) 5667 2710

Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park
1544 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach 4221
Phone: (07) 5667 2700

Gold Coast Caravan & Camping Directory

Advancetown Caravan Park
376 Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd, Advancetown 4211
Phone: (07) 5533 2147

Ashmore Palms Holiday Village - Book Online
71 Hinde St, Ashmore 4214
Phone: (07) 5539 3222

Binna-Burra Mountain Campsite
Lamington National Park, Beechmont 4211
Phone: (07) 5533 3622

Cedar Creek Lodges (Thunderbird Park) - Book Online
Tamborine Mountain 4272
Phone: (07) 5545 1468

Coomera Holiday Village
2 Reserve Rd, Coomera 4209
Phone: (07) 5573 1665

Mudgeeraba Caravan Village
402 Gold Coast Springbrook Rd, Mudgeeraba 4213
Phone: (07) 5530 5385

Nerang Caravan Park
73 Nerang St, Nerang 4211
Phone: (07) 5649 7841

Nobby Beach Holiday Village - Book Online
11 Hillcrest Parade, Miami 4220
Phone: (07) 5572 7533

Pine Ridge Caravan Village
570 Pine Ridge Rd, Coombabah 4216
Phone: (07) 5594 0022

River Gardens Caravan Park
672 Nerang-Broadbeach Rd, Carrara 4211
Phone: (07) 5594 4211

Southport Tourist Park
6 Frank St, Southport 4215
Phone: (07) 5531 2281


Images courtesy Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Destination Gold Coast & Getty Images

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