Sunshine Coast caravan parks open for business

Take advantage of rare vacancies for a winter beach experience.

Queenslanders have been urged to choose the Sunshine Coast for their next winter holiday.

Sunshine Coast Council’s popular holiday parks – including Dicky Beach, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Cotton Tree, Mudjimba and Coolum – are open and taking bookings.

Sunshine Coast Council Economy Portfolio Councillor Jason O’Pray said more than 70% of winter accommodation was usually booked by interstate travellers.

“The Sunshine Coast is a leading destination for tourism in Queensland,” Cr O’Pray said.

“Our holiday parks are extremely popular and are normally booked years in advance, so there’s a fantastic opportunity for people to snap up a booking they normally would have missed out on.

Cr O’Pray said Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park had recently undergone an extensive upgrade.

“Council recently invested $3.5 million into the upgrade of the Mooloolaba Beach Holiday Park which resulted in 60 larger sites and improved access to new amenities including a camp kitchen with beach views, some elevated camp sites and improved connections to the beachside boardwalk,” he said.

Cr O’Pray said winter was the perfect time to book a beach holiday.

“All six holiday parks front the beach so what better opportunity to beat the COVID-19 blues by spending some time at one of our parks,” he said.

“We still have vacancies but more importantly, we have cracking weather, so I encourage everyone to pen in a visit to the Sunshine Coast this winter.”

In 2019 more than 4.3 million people holidayed on the Sunshine Coast.

Bookings can be made on the Sunshine Coast Holiday Parks website.

Despite restrictions, there’s still plenty to do on the Sunshine Coast, including:

  • Hiking and bush walking in the Glasshouse mountains
  • Enjoying the sun and surf at one of the region’s many beaches
  • Day trip to Montville and Maleny
  • Bring the dog – Coolum and Mudjimba Holiday Parks are dog friendly
  • Hire a boat or stand up paddle board
  • Eumundi Markets (from 11 July)