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Best family holiday parks in QLD

Looking for top-ranked, kid-friendly holiday parks in QLD?

We’re featuring a quality selection of fun-filled BIG4 parks, voted by readers of the popular travel magazine and website, Holiday with Kids, among the best of the best.

It's not all about the kids. Pictured: BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. More below.


BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Ranked: No.1

A regular favourite, BIG4 Gold Coast boasts a ton of family entertainment and excellent accommodation amid relaxing, garden-like surrounds. Better still, it's close to major theme parks and other leading attractions. And the park is pooch friendly, too.

Wow. Just wow.

Park highlights

  • Massive water park
  • Resort-style pool with shaded cabanas
  • Poolside café
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Camp kitchen
  • Off-road remote control car track
  • Pedal kart hire
  • Outdoor movies

While in the area…Wander across the street to Movie World for thrilling rides and fun attractions.


Poolside dining.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Airlie Beach

Ranked: No.2

This tropical oasis is a constant award winner, and rightly so. It's an epic park chock-full of entertainment and quality accommodation, making it a dream destination for families.

Now you know why adventure is in the name!

Park highlights

  • Water park with 13 slides
  • Lagoon-style pool
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Mini-golf
  • Adventure playground
  • Outdoor cinema
  • Animal park
  • Poolside massages
  • Sensory room

While in the area…Day trip to the Whitsundays via a scenic cruise.


So much entertainment.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort

Ranked: No.3 (equal)

Set in perfectly landscaped gardens, this beautiful park is loaded with first-rate family features. And a simple drive to the city centre allows for easy exploration of North Queensland’s many attractions.

Little kids' happy hour.

Park highlights

  • Splash park with tipping bucket
  • Heated pools
  • 18-hole mini-golf
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Playgrounds
  • Dog agility park
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor movies
  • BBQ area

While in the area…Hop on board the Kuranda Scenic Railway or experience the magic of Daintree National Park.


Entertainment for all ages.

BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

Ranked: No.5 

The hype for this Moreton Bay park was evident before it was even complete, and since it opened as a brand-new resort in late 2018 the excitement has firmly remained. Step foot into these spacious, gorgeous surrounds and you’ll quickly learn why. And it's just a stone’s throw to iconic Bribie Island.

Summer essential.

Park highlights

  • Splash park with tipping bucket
  • Giant heated pool
  • Kids’ shallow pool
  • Poolside restaurant/bar
  • Gym
  • Games room
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Fire pit
  • Tennis and basketball court
  • Glamping facilities

While in the area…Mingle with hundreds of beautiful winged creatures at Bribie Island Butterfly House.


Winter fun.

BIG4 Caloundra Holiday Park

Ranked: No.6

Perched on the water’s edge overlooking Pumicestone Passage, this popular park has all the ingredients required for a fun, family break. Its rich appeal is amplified by a central location, meaning brilliant beaches, cafés, markets, and more are within easy reach. 

Kids' paradise.

Park highlights

  • Swimming pool
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Foodie precinct with pizza/espresso vans (selected times)
  • Waterfront cabins
  • Pedal karts for hire
  • Camp kitchen/BBQ area
  • Kids’ holiday program

While in the area…Choose from one of a handful of excellent beaches.


The foodie precinct is the place to be (note for parents: coffee meets cocktails!).

BIG4 Tasman Holiday Parks - South Mission Beach

Ranked: No.7 (equal)

You’ll go nuts for this park, positioned on South Mission Beach's frontage, with supporting views of Dunk Island and a backdrop of World Heritage-listed tropical rainforest. Do we even need to say anymore?!

Yep, right on the water.

Park highlights

  • Shaded swimming pool with slide
  • Beachfront views
  • Café
  • Shaded playground
  • Camp kitchen and BBQ area
  • Tennis and basketball court
  • Games room
  • Television room
  • Outdoor movies

While in the area…Visit three incredible islands as part of Fozzy’s water taxi tour.


Now that's a pool.

BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Cania Gorge

Ranked: Highly commended

Inland from Bundaberg, this park enjoys a stunning location on the doorstep of spectacular Cania Gorge National Park. Within its boundaries, expect plenty of activities and attractions to keep young ones easily entertained.  

If you lose them, we suggest starting your search here.

Park highlights

  • Water park
  • Swimming pool
  • Daily bird feeding
  • Golf course
  • Native wildlife
  • Outdoor movies 
  • Kayak/boat hire
  • Saturday wine tastings (hello, happy parents!)

While in the area…Discovering the impressive landscapes of Cania Gorge National Park is an absolute must.


If you lose Mum or Dad, we suggest starting your search here.

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