Are we there yet? Avoid ‘car anxiety’ by holidaying closer to home
“Mum, Dad, are we there yet?” If these are the words causing your ‘car anxiety’ every time you pack the kids into the car, then simply avoid the question by making your next family vacation closer to home. Living in beautiful Brisbane blesses you with a one hour car trip, north or south, to some of the best family holiday destinations in Australia. The untouched, sparkling Sunshine Coast and sunny, laidback Coolangatta are both busy enough to keep the whole family entertained, but quiet enough to get the down time your soul seeks. Make your family vacation effortless by exploring South East Queensland’s coast line with Oaks Hotels and Resorts self-contained apartments.
Caloundra – Oaks Oasis Resort
The brightly coloured water park, situated in the middle of Oaks Oasis Resort, is a guest favourite but is no longer alone. A brand new 18 hole putt-putt golf course, a triple galaxy climbing frame and giant jumping pillow are NOW OPEN and are fully included in your room rate! Don’t fight the crowds and expense at the theme parks, relax park-side while the kids play to their hearts content. Grab lunch, a coffee or an afternoon ice-cream at the water park kiosk and cool down in the shallow splash zones or the tropical lagoon pool.
The newly refurbished rooms offer a wide range of accommodation choices. The hotel and family rooms offer comfortable bedding and bathrooms for on-the-go travellers while the studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments offer a kitchenette or full kitchen with living and dining areas, Foxtel, Wi-Fi access, and in some cases laundry facilities or dual key access for families seeking a home away from home. The shops are right around the corner allowing you to stock up or visit the onsite restaurant and bar for an easy dining option. Oaks Oasis Resort is located across from family friendly Golden Beach and within walking distance or five minutes’ drive to 7 uniquely different beaches with play areas, public facilities, BBQ areas and cafes.
Alexandra Headlands – Oaks Seaforth Resort
Situated directly across the road from the beach, Oaks Seaforth Resort is within comfortable walking distance to patrolled swimming and surf beaches, a skate park and a range of cafes. Relax hill side with a picnic and watch the waves or book a surfing lesson and give Queensland’s best waves a go! Oaks Seaforth Resort is perfectly positioned between Maroochydore and Mooloolaba which both offer even more beaches, bike paths, playgrounds and public BBQ areas, perfect for all your family needs.
Choose from one, two and three bedroom, self-contained apartments or generous penthouses with an in-room spa, balcony, full kitchen and laundry facilities, open plan living areas and cable television. Set in tropical landscaped surrounds, Oaks Seaforth Resort boasts a range of supreme resort facilities including a giant lagoon style swimming pool, lap pool, spa, sauna, a fully equipped gymnasium and barbeque areas.
Oaks Seaforth Resort is a short walk to the Alexandra Headland Surf Club and within five minutes’ drive to Mooloolaba Esplanade and Ocean St, Maroochydore for an extensive choice of dining options.
Coolangatta – Oaks Calypso Plaza
Oaks Calypso Plaza, located opposite Coolangatta beach, is conveniently situated for families wanting to experience the buzz of the Gold Coast as well as enjoy the quieter beachside neighbourhoods. Coolangatta beach serves up the Gold Coast’s best surf spots, safe swimming, local parks, beachfront restaurants and cafes.
Oaks Calypso Plaza’s onsite facilities will keep the whole family entertained with a lagoon style swimming pool, featuring water slides and shallow splash zones, a spa, sauna, fully equipped gym and a fun games room.
Oaks Calypso Plaza offers self-contained one and two bedroom apartments with poolside, beach or hinterland views. Most apartments have a sheltered balcony for you to enjoy all year round and some are even newly renovated for a more luxurious stay.
If you are lucky enough to enjoy both ends of the coast, the kids will well and truly be worn out and ready to head home. With the fantastic onsite facilities and proximity to swimming and surf beaches, public play grounds, parks and coastal walks, Queensland’s South East is an affordable, fun filled holiday for families.
If you’re game to explore further with the kids, Oaks Hotels and Resorts has over 45 family friendly properties right around Australia as well as in New Zealand. Situated in unique tourist destinations and sought after city locations, Oaks Hotels and Resorts is the accommodation provider of choice for all your travel needs.
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