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Caravan Parks Sunshine Coast – Family Beach Holidays and Camping


We are spoilt for choice when it comes to great places to holiday in Queensland. But, if you were going to put a list together of the very best places to go, The Sunshine Coast would be right up there. From Noosa in the north to Caloundra in the south…the Sunny Coast has been blessed with spectacular surf beaches, incredible river systems, great dive sites, national parks and walking trails, making it perfect for any kind of holiday. We take a look into the top 5 caravan parks to stay at whilst on the Sunshine Coast.

A Sunshine Coast holiday can be relatively inexpensive. A couple of the caravan parks that dot the coast sit on some of the most expensive real estate in the country. Here you’ll find the best sunshine coast caravan parks, what facilities and amenities they have to offer, along with the best local attractions around town.

The Top 5 Best Caravan Parks On The Sunshine Coast

1. Noosa River Holiday Park

Noosa Caravan Park sits adjacent to the Noosa River which offers direct access to the river. A great location for little and big kids alike. Ideal for caravans, camper trailers, RV’s and camping, this peaceful and tranquil caravan park has views of the beautiful River. With powered slabs and non-slabbed sites, along with unpowered waterfront and non-waterfront sites, this Sunshine Coast Caravan Park has a lot to offer.

Services & Facilities

  • Camp kitchen with gas BBQ and appliances with riverfront views
  • Coin-operated laundry – Washing machines, dryers and external clotheslines
  • A Kiosk with all the essentials
  • Modern amenities block with disabled and family toilets
  • Bike hire
  • Free wifi
  • Security services
  • & more

Local Attractions

  • Shopping & restaurants along Hastings Street – 2km walk
  • Noosa Main Beach – Just in front of Hastings St
  • Travel to Fraser Island – Catch the ferry from Noosa North Shore
  • Visit Hell’s Gate at Noosa National Park
  • More food & shopping along Gympie Terrace – Runs parallel to the Noosa river
  • Noosa River
  • Eumundi Markets – Wednesday 8am – 1.30pm & Saturday 7am – 2pm
  • Catch a short ferry to Double Island – Just off Noosa Heads
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Kings Beach at Caloundra

2. Coolum Beach Holiday Park

If the surf beach is more your scene Coolum Beach Park is virtually in the dunes of Coolum Beach. With the surf on one side and the town opposite, you couldn’t be more central. This absolutely beachfront holiday park also has direct access to the patrolled waters of Coolum beach. Take a walk along Coolum beaches soft white sands, headland boardwalks, and enjoy the relaxed vibes of the Coolum town.

Services & features

  • Powered Caravan sites
  • Modern camp kitchen with fridge, BBQs and hotplates
  • 3 Amenity buildings
  • 2 laundries – Coin-operated washing machine and dryers
  • Villa accommodation – 2 bedroom or 1 bedroom stay
  • Baby facilities – Bath and change table
  • Party Ice for sale
  • Free Wifi
  • Direct access to the Patrolled beach
  • Dog-friendly – On application
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Caravan Park Beach access

Local Attractions

  • Visit the Coolum Surf club right next door
  • Take the kids along to the BLAST Aqua Park
  • Take a walk along the lovely boardwalks
  • Learn to ski at the Oz Ski Resort
  • Swim and relax along the patrolled Coolum Beach
  • Check out the Sunshine Coast Collective Markets
  • Climb the summit of Mount Coolum or Emu Mountain
  • Enjoy a fun day out at the Ginger Factory

3. Cotton Tree Caravan Park

If you are looking for something really special, take a look at the Cotton Tree Caravan Park. Nestled between the Maroochy River and Pin Cushion this caravan park is a spectacular place for a sundowner with friends when the right time of day rolls around. Popular for its diversity, the Cotton Tree Caravan Park really has be best of both worlds. Offering relaxing riverside vibes and surfside access. Whether you’re interested in sailing, surfing, fishing or windsurfing, this gorgeous caravan park is the perfect location for all activities. With riverside BBQs, swimming pools, and local cafes you don’t have to travel far when it comes to Cotton Tree.

Services & features

  • Powered caravan sites – 24 absolute waterfront
  • Unpowered tent sites – located right on the waterfront
  • Deluxe villas –   1 bedroom and 2 bedrooms villas available
  • Beach house – 4 bedroom house
  • BBQs
  • 5 amenity buildings
  • 3 laundry facilities – Coin-operated washing machines and dryers
  • Baby facilities – bath and change table
  • Party Ice and Bait for sale
  • Free wifi
  • Direct access to Maroochy River

Local Attractions

  • Swim at the Cotton Tree Aquatic Centre – Located next to the park
  • Go shopping at the Sunshine Plaza
  • Head to the Wakeboard and Waterpark at the Bli Bli Wakesports Complex
  • Play a fun game of bowls at the local bowls club – 100m from the park
  • Take a trip to the Sunshine Castle
  • Go fishing in the Maroochy River
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Cotton Tree Caravan Park

4. Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park

Further south is the beachside hamlets of Mooloolaba and Caloundra and it’s down here at the very southern end that you will find Moffat Bullcock and Kings Beach. What used to be a sleepy backwater is now a vibrant place for families to come and spend a day at the beach with the kids.

The Mooloola Beach Holiday Park is situated right on the main beach of Mooloolaba, which is patrolled 365 days a year. Right next door to the Surf Club and Wharf precinct, you couldn’t find a more central location. With walking distance to shops, restaurants and the Sea Life Aquarium, access to family activities have never been closer. Along the waterfront, you’ll also find a recently renovated boardwalk, so strolling down for a swim or hunting through the rock pools along the beach are easy to find. The Park was also redeveloped in 2019, so you’ll know its got all new facilities.

Services & features

  • Fully serviced powered slab sites
  • Amenity building – with bath and change tables
  • Laundry facilities – Optional tap & go or coin-operated washing machines and dryers
  • Modern camp kitchen with Fridge, microwave, toaster and BBQ facilities
  • Party ice for sale
  • Free wifi
  • Direct beach access
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Picturesque beach views along Mooloolaba boardwalk

Local Attractions

  • Swim, surf or walk along the main beach
  • Take the kids for an amazing and educational trip to the Sea Life Aquarium
  • Take a stroll down to the Mooloolaba shops, surf club and restaurants
  • Go Diving at the ex-HAS Shipwreck
  • Visit the Big Pineapple
  • Check out the animals at Australia Zoo
  • Hit some fun rides at Aussie World
  • Enjoy the food and spectacular views from the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands of Melanie and Montville
  • Join an ocean wildlife safari and adventure rafting tour

5. Caloundra Holiday Park – Big4

There’s lots to see and eat down this way and Caloundra is also gaining a reputation for hosting brilliant events and festivals. Situated along the water’s edge, the Caloundra Holiday Park has a broad range of accommodation from luxury cabins to caravan sites and outdoor camping locations. The Big 4 also has several convenient amenities including beaches, shops, cafes and parks.

Services & features

  • Tom & Andy’s Espresso van
  • Direct access to the beach
  • Jumping pillow for the kids
  • Kids pedal carts
  • Swimming pool
  • BBQ area and camp kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Amenity Blocks with Baby bath
  • Kids activities as well as – Board games, Easter Egg hunt, Face painting, kids club, In house movies, outdoor games, toddlers playground and more.
  • Outdoor movies
  • In park boat ramp
  • Cots & highchair hire
  • Disabled bathrooms
  • Clotheslines

Local Attractions

  • Grab a beer at the Moffat Beach Brewing Co
  • Caloundra Music Festival – Along Kings Beach over the October long weekend
  • Watch a sporting event at the Sunshine Coast Stadium in Bokarina
  • 91.1FM Ignite Caloundra Chilli Festival – During November
  • Enjoy some new tastes at the Sunshine Coast Craft Beer & Cider Festival
  • Check out the head-turning fashion at the Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival
  • Head to the Caloundra Street Fair – Sundays from 8 am to 1 pm
  • Wonder through the Caloundra Twilight Markets – Friday evening during the school holiday periods
  • Take a cruise or hire a boat from Caloundra Heads to Moreton Island, and Bribie Island
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Caloundra Music Festival 2018. Sun, Surf and Soul

What to do before your next holiday

Whether you’re looking for a quiet relaxing getaway or a jam-packed holiday with your friends and family, you can’t look past the Sunshine Coast. These Sunshine Coast caravan parks have any and every kind of activity, with some of the most amazing beaches and views you’ll ever find in Australia. So what are you waiting for? Rally the troops and head north for a Sunshine Coast escape. visit www.queensland.com for further information.

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If your thinking about a van for a beachside holiday on the Sunny Coast or anywhere else, you can check out the range of new and used vans at Brisbane Camperland. Don’t forget to check out our article on the top 5 sunshine coast beaches. A part of our Campr series for a further guide on where to go on your next holiday at the Sunshine Coast.

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Dean Miller - Campr Dean has been a trailblazer in the adventure television space for more than 15 years. With a passion for fishing, forged as a young fella growing up on Groote Eylandt NT, the only thing he loves more than boating, camping and touring is sharing a yarn.