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Christmas Holidays are fast approaching so now is the time to get your Summer camping spots booked.  We’ve put together our top picks for Sunshine Coast campgrounds with family-friendly activities that are guaranteed to prevent school holiday boredom. Whether its chilling on the beach, enjoying a spot of fishing or toasting marshmallows by the campfire, there is a Sunshine Coast campground to suit.

Rivershore Resort

It’s no wonder this holiday park is rated one of the best on the Sunshine Coast campgrounds by its guests. Rivershore Resort in Bli Bli is the perfect destination for a fun-filled family holiday. During the school holidays Rivershore has a heap of activities on offer to keep the whole family entertained.

Some of the activities include:

  • Fishing Competitions
  • Mini Putt Competitions
  • Daily Colouring in competitions
  • Instagram Competitions
  • Kids Disco
  • Outdoor Movies (every night, with wet weather contingency)
  • Petting Zoo & Farm Animals
  • Live music Thursday and Sundays.
  • Various equipment for hire (stand up paddle boards etc.)

Guests staying over the Christmas week are also encouraged to decorate their site with Christmas decorations and lights.

For more information or to book visit:

Phone: (07) 5458 2200
Address: 99 David Low Way, Diddillibah QLD 4559

Cob & Co Nine Mile Campgrounds

A little further North is another local favourite, Cob & Co Nine Mile Camping Grounds. These campgrounds feature just about everything you could want from a farm-style family camping adventure.

All year round the family can enjoy:

  • Playgrounds and Pirate Ship
  • Flying Foxes, Fort and Slides
  • BMX Track
  • Walking Tracks
  • Billabong for Swimming And Kayaking (equipment not provided)

Some of the additional activities on during the holidays include:

  • Free Train Ride
  • Horse and Carriage Rides ($4 per person)
  • Nicks Horse Tours – (prices vary)
  • Tractor Hay Rides
  • Cobbs Farm Petting Yard
  • Cobb and Co’s Got Talent Saturday nights (school holidays and long weekends only)
  • Whip Cracking Demonstrations

A full list of their 2017 activities can be found here

For more information or to book visit:

Phone: 07 5483 5065
Address: 1484 Noosa Rd, Tandur QLD 4570 

Maroochy River Park

Another favourite for the school holidays, the Maroochy River Park has recently been through a refurbishment and update of guest facilities. Labeled as one of the friendliest caravan parks on the coast, the staff go out of their way to make the park feel like a home away from home.

Some of the activities on offer include:

  • Fishing (across the road)
  • Colouring in Competitions
  • Campfire with Marshmallow Toasting
  • Pancake Breakfasts
  • Sing-a-Longs & Live Music

The park also features:

  • Kids Playground
  • Pool & BBQ Area
  • Short walk to shops and cafes

For more information or to book, visit:

Website: www.maroochyriverpark.com.au

Phone:  (07) 5443 3033

Address: 1 Diura Street, Maroochydore, QLD, 4558

Cotton Tree Caravan Park

Its no wonder Cotton Tree is one of the most popular parks on the Sunshine Coast. You get the best of both worlds with direct access to the Maroochy River and Maroochydore Beach. Whether you are into surfing, stand up paddle boarding, or fishing, there is something for everyone. Even if the ocean isn’t your thing, the Cotton Tree Swimming Pool complex is located right next door to the holiday park.

The special activities on offer include:

  • Hot 91.1 Summer Staycation – Broadcasting live from the park on Dec 1st – Free BBQ Breakfast!
  • Mobile Food Fans
  • Movie Nights
  • 2 New Springfree Trampolines
  • Free Surf Safety course for campers in association with Maroochy Surf Club

The park also features:

  • Direct Access to nearby patrolled beach
  • Aquatic Centre Next Door
  • BBQ Area
  • Short walk to shops, cafes and restaurants

For more information or to book, visit:

Website: Cotton Tree Holiday Park

Phone:  (07) 5459 9070

Address: 2-36 Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree QLD 4558

Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park

Nestled between the Mudjimba Surf Beach and the Maroochy River, the Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park is a hidden oasis away from the bustling Christmas crowds. There are plenty manicured lawns and gardens, and the covered pool area is a perfect location to relax and unwind or play with the kids. Other activities on offer include fishing, surfing, bushwalking, bike paths and plenty of nearby shops & restaurants.

For the Christmas Holidays the park has a huge range of activities organised:

  • Karaoke
  • Face painting
  • Coloring in competitions
  • Music – Live and Disco
  • Movie Nights
  • Woodfire Pizza & Baked Potato Food Trucks
  • Jumping Castle
  • Talent Quest

For more information or to book, visit:

Phone:  (07) 5448 7157
Address: Cottonwood Street, Mudjimba Qld 4564

Alex Beach Cabins & Tourist Park

One of the few beach Sunshine Coast locations to still have availability is the Alex Beach Cabins & Tourist Park. Centrally located and only a 2 min walk to the beach, this park is run by long-time locals who know all the best spots and events on nearby.

With the array of events and activities nearby the park usually encourages guests to get out and about to explore the area. The newly renovated Alex Beach Skate Park is only a few minutes walk away as is the beach, restaurants, shops and more. During the school holidays, the park also gets Food Trucks to visit on different nights during the week, giving guests the opportunity to try some of the local food on offer in our region.

This year the park is also running a competition until Dec 22. Any guest taking advantage of their “Stay 4, Pay 3 Mid-week Special ” automatically goes into the draw to win a weekend for two in a 2-Bedroom Villa.

For more information or to book, visit:

Phone: (07) 5443 2356

Address: 21 – 23 Okinja Road, Alexandra Headland 4572, QLD


Whatever you are looking to do these Christmas holidays, there is sure to be a park or campground with something for the whole family.

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