If you’re looking for Queensland’s best coastal caravan parks, you’ve come to the right place.
Queensland is known as the sunshine state for a reason. With picture-perfect weather and access to the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it’s an unforgettable holiday destination. The state’s amazing coastline and stunning beaches are ripe for exploration! We may be slightly biased, but we think road tripping in a campervan or caravan is the best way to discover the coast. There’s something utterly unique about travelling at your own pace in a five-star hotel on wheels. There’s no need to pack and unpack each day, and the phrase “meals on wheels” has never been more accurate.
If you’re travelling by caravan or motorhome, you’ll need to stay at caravan parks. Unless you have a 100% self-contained vehicle, you’ll need to connect to mains power and access dump points on a regular basis. Luckily, QLD has some awesome holiday parks. So, we’ve handpicked our favourites just for you. If you’re travelling with pets or kids, we have a great option for you. We’ve also picked our favourite glamping options for luxury-lovers.
Without further ado, we’re proud to present the ultimate guide to coastal holiday parks in the sunshine state, just in time for your next summer road trip! You can book most of these caravan parks through our website or app for android or apple devices.
Best Nobby Beach Caravan Park
Nobby Beach Holiday Village
If you’re a sucker for the beach and toasty weather, Nobby Beach Holiday Village is a dream come tue! Just a short stroll to the beach, a 30-minute bus trip to the famous Goldy theme parks, and scattered with cafes, markets and first-class restaurants, you’ll have the holiday of a lifetime. The park is perfect for the whole family, boasting a ripper water slide, playground and child-friendly activities. Here you can be as relaxed or adventurous as you like!
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Best Gold Coast Caravan Park
BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
Ok – so this one isn’t right on the coast, but it’s pretty close. BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is right next door to the Gold Coast’s famous theme parks. It’s across the road from Wet’n’Wild, Movie World and Outback Spectacular. Dreamworld and White Water World are just five minutes away! Naturally, this park is perfect for family adventures. Beaches are about 20 minutes away, so if you get sick of the theme parks, you’re not far from sun, surf and sand.
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Best Brisbane Caravan Park
Brisbane Holiday Village
Brisbane Holiday Village is the best caravan park for families and couples wanting to explore Brisbane. The park is set among gorgeous tropical gardens and is ideally located at Eight Mile Plains. You’re just 15 minutes from the city and 20 minutes from the Gold Coast – perfect!
Couples will love the fully-licenced Lagoona Resort Restaurant and resort-style swimming pool. The kid’s splash pool, playground and mini-golf course make it perfect for families!
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Best Sunshine Coast Caravan Parks
Rivershore Resort (Diddillibah / Maroochy River)
Rivershore Resort is an enchanting holiday park set on the banks of the Maroochy River. This Sunshine Coast haven offers all the amenities of a caravan park with the luxury atmosphere of a resort. This park is ideal for glamping and families.
For families with kids, there’s a kangaroo jumper, playground, water slides and a mini-golf course. Glampers will love the incredible self-contained safari tents or ready-to-go tent sites.
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Ingenia Holidays Noosa (Noosa)
Noosa is an iconic destination, famous for its awesome beaches. We recommend Ingenia Holidays Noosa to families and couples who want easy access to Noosa National Park and Noosa Main Beach.
If you’re travelling with kids, they’ll love the pool, games room and jumping cushion. Big kids can surf or shop till they drop at nearby Hastings Street.
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Best Hervey Bay Caravan Park
The Palms Hervey Bay
300m stroll to Torquay Beach! Yes please! The Palms Hervey Bay has it all – a tranquil setting, solid amenities and ready access to all Hervey Bay has to offer. It’s also pet friendly! The park has its very own dog wash, and dogs are welcome on their caravan and camping sites.
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Best Woodgate Beach Caravan Park
NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park
If you want to combine the beach, nature, tranquillity and adventure, NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park is the place for you! Set on absolute beachfront and surrounded by acres of lush landscape, it’s a sanctuary for holidaymakers. Home to an abundance of flora and fauna, you may even catch a glimpse of some kangaroos and lorikeets! Central to the area’s most popular walking tracks, restaurants and water activities, you’ll never run out of things to see and do.
Catering for all travellers, it’s perfect for a family getaway, couples retreat or road trip stopover.
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Best Yeppoon Caravan Park
NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park
Tropical climate, white sandy beaches, beautiful bay islands, what more could you need? We know – a place to stay! NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon Holiday Park is right in the action, just a stroll from the beach and surrounded by tourist attractions. With accommodation options to suit all, the park is perfect for families, couples and everyone in between. The kids can go nuts on the water slide while you relax in the sun – how ‘sun’sational!
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Best Airlie Beach Caravan Park
Seabreeze Tourist Park
Moments to the beach? Check. Close to Airlie Beach shops? Check. In fact, Seabreeze Tourist Park the absolute closest caravan park to Airlie Beach town centre.
Seabreeze is a pet friendly caravan park perfect for nature lovers. The park comprises 13 acres of tropical oasis, and is your gateway to the iconic Whitsundays region. Seabreeze doesn’t just allow pets on their campsites, they also welcome well-behaved pets in select cabins (check the terms before booking).
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Best Townsville Caravan Park
Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park
It’s in the name – Rowes Bay Beachfront Holiday Park is on absolute beachfront, and offers spectacular views of Magnetic Island. Rowes Bay guests are perfectly positioned to explore Townsville.
Rowes Bay is great for families and water lovers. Beach activities, fishing and water sports are some of the area’s most popular pasttimes. Families with kids will also appreciate the kids playground and pool.
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Best Mission Beach Caravan Park
Dunk Island View Caravan Park
Dunk Island View has always been fabulous, but it has recently been upgraded, and is now even better. Stunning views to Dunk Island, free WiFi and new amenities make Dunk Island View the place to be! Families will love the kid friendly facilities. Couples will enjoy the nearby restaurants and romantic walks along the sandy white beach (just 50m away)!
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Best Cairns Caravan Parks
Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut
There’s a reason Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut has received so many awards – it’s absolutely awesome! Cairns Coconut truly shines for family holidays. Cairns is a tropical paradise, but with the range of activities available in the park, you won’t want to leave. The kids will love the splash waterpark (complete with tipping bucket), giant jumping cushions and interactive play hub.
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NRMA Cairns Holiday Park
Smack bang in the centre of Cairns, the convenience is real! NRMA Cairns Holiday Park has it all. Offering fantastic accommodation and facilities, the park welcomes all travellers, from the grey nomads to seasoned caravanners. Swim in the outdoor pool, walk to the beach or explore all that Cairns has to offer – the list is endless!
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Best Palm Cove Holiday Park
NRMA Palm Cove Holiday Park
Imagine waking up to the beach on your doorstep! Well, you can do just that at NRMA Palm Cove Holiday Park. Make your tropical holiday dreams a reality and enjoy all that the park and surroundings have to offer. This affordable, pet friendly caravan park is popular among families, especially those travelling with a pup!
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Map of Queensland’s best coastal caravan parks
All the amazing caravan parks featured in this guide are displayed in the interactive map below.
And there you have it, our absolute favourite QLD coastal caravan parks. So what are you waiting for? You’d better hit the road and discover Queensland’s amazing coastline.
Do you need a little help planning your next holiday? Campstay can help you find, compare and book holiday parks and campgrounds. Check out our website here, or download our android / itunes app. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or join our group – Holiday Park recommendations Australia.