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Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort and Caravan Park | The Review

Recently, Brisbane Kids was invited to spend a weekend at the Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort and Caravan Park. Our family of five hit the road one Friday afternoon; full of excitement and all packed for a weekend by the sea. When we arrived at the resort, in the sleepy beach town of Hastings …

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Big 4 North Star Hastings Point Review – a place for family adventure!

The pristine beaches of Hastings Point in northern New South Wales are undoubtedly one of the best locations for families seeking a quiet seaside holiday, with both open beaches and calm water inlets that are perfect for surfing, swimming, kayaking and fishing. Hastings Point is also the home of the Big 4 North Star Holiday …

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Thunderbird Park | Family Friendly Camping The Review

If you want a change from beach camping, but still need plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, Thunderbird Park on Tamborine Mountain may be the camping destination you’ve been looking for. Camping at Thunderbird Park Set on a 112-hectare site, Thunderbird Park is located just over an hours drive from Brisbane. It offers …

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Lamington National Park and O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat | THE REVIEW

While sipping on a steaming coffee and surveying the wilderness of Lamington National Park, a Peregrine falcon soars into view and dives swiftly to catch its prey. Thrilling to watch, it’s just one of many wildlife sightings that visitors can expect to see in the surrounding 20,000 hectares of rainforest which are home to more …

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Binna Burra & Lamington National Park THE REVIEW

Let’s face it – there are very few days in Brisbane that require a woolly scarf or a thick jacket. But if you’re wanting an excuse to rug up, then bundle up your Brisbane Kids and head for the hills, or more specifically, Binna Burra Lodge in the world heritage listed Lamington National Park. At …

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O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard – family review

O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyard is a surprisingly family-friendly destination either for a day trip picnic or as a stop off on your way to the gorgeous O’reilly’s Mountain Resort. Picture this: you’re sitting under a silky oak tree by a bubbling brook with a gourmet picnic hamper while sipping on “picnic bubbles”, purchased from the …

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Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park | Family Friendly Camping THE REVIEW

Camping at Palm Beach Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park has to be one of our favourites. Location, Location, Location! This quiet, shady park is position right on Tallebudgera Creek. Step out the back of the park and you’re on the sandy creek edge. Follow the footpath around, and you hit the surf beach. What more could …

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Gold Coast Holiday Park | Family Friendly Camping THE REVIEW

Camping in Helensvale Only 35 minutes drive from Brisbane, Gold Coast Holiday Park is very easy to find. Our family had booked a powered ensuite site for three nights and we found that our site was a good size, but did not have much grass and a lot of gravel and concrete. The ensuite sites …

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Treasure Island Resort at the Gold Coast | Family Friendly Camping THE REVIEW

Camping in Biggera Waters This weekend’s adventure took us in search of the treasures hiding at Treasure Island Holiday Park. I had a call from the park a couple of days before our arrival, confirming we were still coming and checking what time we’d be checking in. Check in time is from 2pm. It took …

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The Magic of Mount Tamborine for Families in Brisbane

Everybody needs a little time away.  And no I am not just singing a popular tune in my head when I say that.  With life as we now know it moving at a pace that requires almost Olympic-level athleticism to keep up with it is becoming more and more important to find that quiet, tranquil …

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Big 4 North Star | Family Friendly Camping THE REVIEW

Camping in Hastings Point Big 4 North Star is rated a 5 star holiday park – and we would have to agree. We left home on Friday morning, caravan packed, toddlers loaded in, all set for our long weekend in Hastings Point. We’d been trying to get to this caravan park for a while, so …

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