Coolum Beach Holiday Park Review

Coolum Beach Holiday Park Review


Location: David Low Way, Coolum Beach Qld 4573
Date of Stay: October, 2018
Type of Park: Beachside
Rating:  4.5






Chris and I are celebrating 8 years together and for this ‘momentous occasion’ Chris booked a weekend without the kids at this gorgeous little park.

Happy Anniversary to us! We celebrated with a Big Head or two and a weekend away 🙂

We usually stay at Cotton Tree when we head up this way, but Coolum has been high on our list of places to visit as we’ve heard great things and driven past many times.

We are pleased to say that it didn’t disappoint! We were a bit skeptical of how the weekend would turn out after what feels like non-stop rain for weeks, and storms were forecast.

We were lucky to have gorgeous weather both Friday and Saturday with only a few drops of rain on the Sunday morning which brought a whole lot of clouds that helped create a spectacular sunrise.


This wasn’t an adventure-filled weekend, it was a ‘let’s relax and unwind’ weekend, and that’s exactly what we did. It was a combination of lying in the sun, walking on the beach, exploring Coolum and kicking back in the caravan park chatting to people as they wandered by.

We want for a wander to try and find a coffee shop for Chris

He needed coffee to help with what the Big Head’s had done last night!

We found Alley Cat … down an Alley 😉

Tickle Park is located right next to the caravan park and is a great place for the kids to play. It has a playground, undercover skate park and a nice grassy area that was being used to hold a bootcamp as we wandered by. This would be handy if you had kids as there is no playground or swimming pool in the park. There were plenty of kids getting around in the caravan park and nearby on bikes and scooters who all looked to be having a wonderful time.

The caravan park itself has 3 amenities blocks which are well maintained and easy to get to. There are 2 laundries and an outdoor clothesline, a camp kitchen and a couple of well equipped BBQ areas.

There were also lots of dogs dotted around the park and playing on the beach.

We were parked up the top directly opposite the path that takes you to the beach. We fell asleep to the sound of the waves and woke up looking out the window watching the waves rolling in. Just magic!

This was the weekend we both needed, and this was the perfect place to do it.

Construction seemed to be well under way for what looks like a new Pavilion. It’s right next to the camp kitchen, so quite possibly will make a bigger kitchen! (see the pic above). We will have to revisit when it’s complete 😉
  • Powered caravan sites
  • 6 villas
  • Baby facilities
  • LPG and party ice for sale
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Camp kitchen
  • 3 amenity blocks
  • 2 laundry areas
  • Dog friendly, on application
  • Friendly and helpful
  • 258 (I counted on the sitemap!) which are a combination of:
  • Powered slab sites
  • Multi purpose sites
  • Unpowered tent sites
  • Direct access to patrolled beach
  • Right across the road from a huge variety of shops, cafes and restaurants
  • Great amenities
  • Lots of sites
  • Chess set and table tennis table
  • Pet-friendly (must be pre-arranged)


  • Reports of things being stolen on Friday and Saturday nights (from people who were here, not from us!)
  • No swimming pool
  • No playground
Big Rig Tourist Park, Roma Review

Big Rig Tourist Park, Roma Review

Name: Big Rig Tourist Park

Location: Roma, QLD

Date of Stay: July 14, 2018

Type of Park: Town

Rating: 3.5


We pulled in a bit before 3:30 on our way back from the Big Red Bash out on the edge of the Simpson Desert. It’s a Top Tourist Park and had the best reviews when we were looking up where to stay.

The guy behind the counter was friendly and we found our site easily.

Chris didn’t want to unhook the van, so we just pushed back past the slab. We didn’t even hook the water up as we had plenty left in the tanks.

The girls went over to check out the lovely little (unheated) pool and I had a wander around the park.

It’s located right on the road, but traffic noise wasn’t a problem at all from where we were parked.

The amenities are dated but clean and well maintained. There are 2 toilet and laundry blocks, a camp kitchen and a small swimming pool. There are also cabins as well as van sites.

It’s not a huge park but has all we needed for our stopover. 


  • 2 amenities blocks
  • Laundry with $4 machines
  • Small, cold but lovely looking swimming pool
  • Camp kitchen with toaster, kettle, tables, sinks, fridge and an old BBQ.
  • Dump point
  • Wi-fi


The gentleman at reception was pleasant and helpful. 


A combination of (powered) slab and grass sites; some level and some not. Some were bigger than others.


  • Minimal road noise, even though on a main road.
  • You can walk to the Big Rig Tourist attraction.
  • Short walk to shops and pub.
  • Convenient overnight spot
  • Next door is a lovely park with ducks, geese, wild water birds and picnic tables.


  • No fence surrounding the park = no security
  • Older amenities that could use a makeover



Hastings Point by Aylah

Hastings Point by Aylah

Hastings point is one of the best places on earth. It only takes about an hour and a half to get there from Brisbane which is great as you don’t have to spend ages in the car! Do you want to know what you can do there? I’d love to tell you 🙂

Here are a couple of things. Firstly there is an awesome indoor playground that is called Neptune’s Castle. All you have to do to get in, is have your parents  sign you in. After that you can do lots of activities. In kids club there is a massive play fort where we play all sorts of games and do crafts. Doesn’t it sound awesome already? But guess what, that is just the beginning…

Neptune’s Castle

The second thing that I love is the pool and the waterpark. I love the pool and the water slides, they are the best. Once my dad took photos of me, Charli and Miriam on the water slide and Miriam had uploaded them to Facebook. The park loved our photos and we won a competition which gave us a free weekend at the caravan park. We have stayed here 4 times now. In summer and in winter and in between!

There is also an adult pool and massage place, so the adults don’t have to deal with their kids. The parents usually go there or to the beach while we play in Neptune’s Castle.




The waterpark is my favourite!

The beach is right across the road too, and it’s so much fun! There are also bike tracks and a skate park near by. The little town is close to and have really yummy fish and chips.

There is also a really cozy Indoor movie theatre, where they play really enjoyable movies for the whole family. We got to go to most movies they played, and they were so enjoyable to watch.

Did you know that there is also a tennis court? In the tennis court, there are many activities, in one of the activities you ride around the tennis court on little buggies, it is so much fun. On the outside of the tennis court there is a chess board, if you like chess, then this is the place for you. Oh, and also there is a barbeque in front of the tennis court, so whilst the kids are playing in the courts or playing chess, the parents can relax and cook dinner on the barbeque.



Let’s not forget about the games room and the outdoor playground next to it. The games room has a variety of fun games like tabel tennis, and a small, free playroom for the little kids.

Next to the games room, there is a huge outdoor playground for all ages. One side of the playground is for the children ages 2-8, and another side for ages 9-12. Even though I’m supposed to play on the side for the older children, I do admit that the little kids playground is pretty fun to play on as well.

We love to play ping pong, and the little stage inside is great to do crafts on if it’s raining outside!

This is the best place to go if you’re looking for a place to stay over the weekend or the holidays and is great for both adults and children.