This was our second stay at the Big 4 Gold Coast Holiday Park but the first with our caravan. Our last stay was a few months ago, staying the night in one of their motel rooms. I (Sue) got to visit my mum and checked out the park again.
This time we stayed a couple of nights in one of the large rig river walk sites. Travelling around Australia full time we don’t get to see family often so having a place like this is great.
4 Gold Coast Holiday Park Site Options
With options for every kind of traveller, this Big 4 has it all. From non Powered river side camps, mini camper-van sites to premier on-suite sites. They also have large rig sites for a total length of 40ft. Choose a slab site or a river walk site like we did.
Rig River Walk Camping - With
As we have a large set up we chose this site. This is a large open grassed area near the river. Unlike the more central locations this is a bit more rustic and like proper camping. That includes the good old fire pit. Although we unhooked we didn’t need to as the site was so large. When shown to our site on arrival the staff members told us that some of the six resident Koalas had been spotted in the tree next to us.
Near by is the amazing camp kitchen and BBQ/TV/Fish Tank area. Or you can use the more rustic river BBQ area.
WOW! What a list of activities the Gold Coast Holiday park has. This Big 4 has so much, it really is a destination in itself. Let's start with the animal petting zoo. Recently moved to a quieter location in the park the donkey, llama, goat and miniature horse are something different to see at this caravan park. They also have bird cages around the place with some colourful birds.
Have you seen a dog activities area like this before? This off leash area has an obstacle course to keep your mate occupied while making new friends. Water is available for them here (Check out it's dog friendly page here) They also have a self serve dog wash.
At the time we visited (November 2019) they are building a new water park within the park. Kids are going to love the slides, 40 interactive play features and Mega-huge tipping bucket. This will compliment the resort style pool and cabana area they already have located by the cafe.
Other activities include the Jumping Pillow, BMX Bike Track, Monster Peddle Bikes, Games Room and Fishing in the river.
Parks Less Than 10 Minutes Away
Top Golf is five minutes away. Mum took us there for a few hits and some dinner and drinks. If your not into theme parks, or golf for that matter, we would recommend this place. You don’t have to be able to play! Have a game as it gets dark and play as the funky lights flash and music plays.
A trip to the Gold Coast wouldn't be complete without a drive to Mt Tambourine which is a 30 minute drive away. After a short drive, breakfast and a scenic lookout, we went to look at the Glow Worms. Before we headed back to our resort, Oops I mean caravan park. For a drink under our cabana by the pool.
If you're planing a trip to the Goldy, whether it’s for the theme parks, or on a business trip, you want a resort style caravan park or your just passing through (it’s on the main highway) the Gold Coast Holiday Park has it all.
Being mainly free and cheap campers, staying in a place like this is not normally on our radar. Ultimately, after staying a night in the motel on our last visit (See our previous Post For This Big 4 HERE) returning with the van to see Mum was a no brainier.
Other :Laundry, coffee shop for breakfast lunch and dinner. Pool with water slide, water park (coming soon), cabanas, daybeds and spa pool. Log fire, electric BBQ's, large camp kitchen, TV, Fish tanks, go carts, jumping pillow, gas swap/refill, Kayak, Canoe & Paddle Boat Hire, dump point, library, petting zoo, off leash dog activity area, fishing, electric car charging, dog wash, fire pit, Tv, Birds