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 were all located at the back in the residential area, which made a bit uncomfortable and a bit far from the camp kitchen and other facilities in the park. On the plus side, the sites were all brand new with great showers and very large in comparison to ones we have had before at other camping grounds.
At the time we stayed, they were finishing off some new sites right at the front of the park which are fully grassed. The management is also considering updating more of the existing sites to make them grassier over the coming year.
The intention for our holiday was to visit the theme parks, which is why we chose to stay at Gold Coast Holiday Park given it’s proximity to these attractions. It was the perfect place to stay and a great place to come back to after a big day at the parks.
Whether you come to visit the theme parks or not, Gold Coast Holiday Park is an awesome place to stay for families with so much to do that you don’t really have to leave. Our family would spend two hours every morning at the cabana and in the pool, go to the parks for a few hours and then come back to stay at the pool and spa until closing at 9pm. At night, the pool and spa area lit up with awesome changing lights and it was such a lovely place to spend our time.
The poolside café was so perfect—we could order dinner and have it in the cabana beside the pool. The meals were delicious, especially the pizzas, and very reasonably priced. There were also so many shops and takeaway options just up the road to choose from.
The kids also enjoyed feeding the animals and the new mega jumping pillow at Gold Coast Holiday Park! We only stayed for three days, so there was not enough time to use the BMX track or go fishing, but we will definitely be coming back to have a holiday to enjoy our time just at the park and experience everything it has to offer.
This is the perfect place for parents to get some time to relax. We have been to quite a few other parks and, whilst it is great for kids and has so many things to amuse them, the pool areas and other facilities are not really accommodating to parents and you struggle to have time to put your feet up and relax. Gold Coast Holiday park and the set up around the pool and slide with the poolside café has this well and truly covered—you can grab a cabana, sit back and read a book, have a coffee, lunch or dinner; all whilst the kids are having fun in the child-friendly pool. Parents can lay back on a lounge or sit in the spa—it is fantastic!!! We loved our stay at Gold Coast Holiday Park and it is top of our list for a family holiday next year.
Facilities at Gold Coast Holiday Park
- Accommodation options:
- Camp sites (ensuite, powered and unpowered)
- Camp kitchen with fridge, microwave, sink and BBQs, plenty of seating and tables
- Laundry with brand new washers and dryers
- Brand new amenities block with lots of hot showers, mothers room, baby bath and plenty of space.
- Disabled toilets and shower facilities
- The only dog friendly park on the Gold Coast. You must supply dog vaccination papers when you arrive. They have dog friendly camp sites as well as dog friendly cabins.
- Pool with slides that kids never want to leave
- Large lagoon pool surrounded by cabanas with loungers, table and chairs
- Kiddies pool with bubbles, slide and a super-size spa. The pool is mildly heated all year round so you don’t freeze when you get in—just perfect for the little kids. Pool side café
- Awesome animal enclosure where you can feed farm animals and listen to interactive talks
- BMX track with pedal cars
- Brand new jumping pillow
- Tennis courts
- Outdoor movie nights
- Spacious leafy grounds where you can have a real fire
- Free pancake breakfast at the camp kitchen every Sunday
Activities to enjoy at Gold Coast Holiday Park
- Across the road from Movie World and Wet’N’Wild.
- 3 minutes drive to Dreamworld
- 15 minutes drive to Harbour Town Shopping Centre
- 20 minutes drive into the heart of the Gold Coast
How to make the most of your stay at Gold Coast Holiday Park
- Make sure you bring repellent if you are camping as there are plenty of mozzies when the sun goes down!
- Make sure you have a sun shelter or gazebo if you are camping as a lot of the powered and ensuite sites have no trees around for shade.
- Make sure you bring your swimmers and loads of sunscreen to enjoy the pool!
- Great park for riding scooters and bikes, so bring those for the kids
Gold Coast Holiday Park is located at 66-68 Siganto Drive in Helensvale on the Gold Coast. You can find more information on Gold Coast Holiday Park here – www.goldcoastholidaypark.com.au
Thanks to Jodie for this camp site review!
If you enjoyed this review, please take a look at the Brisbane Kids list of Your Favourite Camping Spots for lots more recommended family camp locations to explore, like Big 4 NRMA Treasure Island Resort & Holiday Park in Biggera Waters on the Gold Coast. We will be adding many more campsite reviews coming to the website in the very near future.