REVIEW: Kingscliff North Tweed Coast Holiday Park – Glamping, Family Style!
Lou and her family stayed as guests of Tweed Coast Holiday Parks to experience what was on offer and report back to YOU. Read about the other Tweed Coast Holiday Parks here.
Kingscliff North Tweed Coast Holiday Park
We were lucky enough to stay in a glamping-style Surfari tent at Kingscliff North Holiday Park and we loved every second of it!
Located on Marine Parade, just as you come into Kingscliff, is a pristine holiday park with camping, cabins, caravan facilities and Surfari Tents. Our family camping experience can best be described as ZERO – so we were excited to see what glamping at Kingscliff North Tweed Coast Holiday Park would be like!
What’s at the holiday park?
Upon arrival, straight away we were impressed by the cleanliness, the open spaces and the state-of-the-art facilities. One of the best things about Kingscliff North Holiday Park from a family point of view was the fact that guests use a security code to access the bathroom and laundry areas.
You need a boom gate tag to get in and out of the park and the reception block is staffed from 7am-7pm every day. They’ve also got FOOD there – chips, chocolates, milk, water and soft drinks. You can pick up a newspaper there and you can access a number of brochures advertising local attractions. There’s wi-fi available (one device at a time) and you have to provide your own linen. (However, if you call ahead something could probably be arranged!)
We lapped the park and were absolutely delighted to find that our Surfari Tent was RIGHT at the edge of the park overlooking the beautiful surf beach.
What was the accommodation like?
Entering the tent (to the sound of waves lapping in the background – so nice!) we were gobsmacked by the SIZE of the space.
As you can see from the above pictures, we had:
- A lounge room / kitchen set up that had a sink, a fridge and a microwave. There was a small television and a couch.
- A queen sized bed
- Bunk beds
- A full size shower (with HOT water!)
- A toilet
- A bathroom sink and mirror (again – HOT water! So nice!)
- A beautiful balcony area with a table and four chairs
- A car space right next to the Surfari Tent
After running around excitedly for a few minutes we hit the beach to have a look around.
The beach that borders Kingscliff North Holiday Park is an unpatrolled surf beach. You’ll have the opportunity to swim safely between the flags about 200m south but make sure you carefully check any signage. The beach at the holiday park is a great spot for building sandcastles, fishing or long walks.
We walked around the rest of the park to check out (okay, spy) on the other accommodation options. There were cabins (some quite large), powered sites and spots for tents. We really liked the fact that each lot was quite spacious – you’re certainly not going to be crammed up against someone else in this park! There was also a spot to gut and clean fish which we thought was pretty cool.
You can stay in:
- Sea Breeze Villas (the biggest space)
- Dreamtime Cabins (one of which has wheelchair access)
- Wommin Cabins
- Surfari Tents
- Ensuite Tourist Sites
- Tourist Sites
- Tent Sites (powered)
There were kids at the holiday park with bikes and scooters as well as large groups having a fantastic time in a relaxed atmosphere. It was awesome.
What’s nearby for families?
On our way from Brisbane to Kingscliff we stopped at Tropical Fruit World (which we LOVED!). You can read about the Tropical Fruit World here.
It’s a nice walk from Kingscliff North Holiday Park into the main shopping precinct of Kingscliff. We brought our pram with us which was a handy move because little legs can get tired on the way back. There’s a playground close to the holiday park but it’s probably best suited for primary school aged kids.
We were lucky enough to have our visit coincide with the Kingscliff Markets which are held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. This was a great, eclectic blend of food, wares, fashion and bits-and-bobs. There was plenty of parking options and the markets had a really relaxed, coastal vibe with the waves crashing in the background.
There are plenty of AWESOME eating options in Kingscliff. We had an amazing lunch at the Kingscliff Beach Hotel. This recently refurbished hotel is the beating heart of Kingscliff where everyone flocked at lunch time. We were amazed by the awesome kids area, the huge variety of menu options, the friendly service and the value for money. You can’t come to Kingscliff without a visit! We wrote about the hotel here.
We also at ate Choux Box, The Salty Beardman and Sushi Dragon. All of these spots were located along Marine Parade and there’s plenty of on street parking. You’ll find a wide range of shops here from icecream to boutique dresses. There’s a cinema as well!
One of the definite highpoints of our visit to the beautiful Kingscliff North Holiday Park was when we walked all the way down Marine Parade to the Cudgen Creek inlet. This was a peaceful, child-friendly swimming hole that’s frequented by locals, fishermen and some pretty chilled out pelicans!
It was the perfect way to spend an afternoon and it’s one of Families Magazine’s favourite local picnic spots. You can have a look at other ones here!
Is Kingscliff North Holiday Park family friendly?
The staff at Kingscliff North Holiday Park are very careful in terms of the ‘mix’ of holiday makers who stay at the park at any given time. They have strict rules about noise after 9pm and take a very hands-on approach which is often missing at other similar venues.
The fact that we could park RIGHT next to our Surfari Tent was great as we could use our car for storage if we needed to (not that space was much of an issue!). The 10kmph speed limit, the safety measures and the close access to administration was the perfect combination for a family traveling with a small child. Nothing was too hard and we really appreciated the stellar service that we got every time we spoke to management.
We particularly loved that there are on-site options for recycling and disposing of your own waste. The fact that the entire park was wheelchair and pram accessible also left us with the impression that Kingscliff North Holiday Park is a venue that accepts and caters for everyone.
Anything to be mindful of?
- Marine Parade is a couple of kilometres long. If you’re walking into town be prepared for it to take a little while.
- There’s a small shopping centre that has a Woolworths, chemist, Dominos and a number of small speciality stores.
- Once you hit the main part of town Marine Parade is a one-way street with speedbumps.
- Cudgen Creek is a MUST but to access the spot safely you’ll need to drive your car around to the opposite side of the river. There is parking there and you can wade right in amongst the rocks.
- The cafes can get busy (particularly at breakfast time).
- Kingscliff Beach Hotel has an AWESOME kids area that your little ones will go bananas for. They have a stage area for live music and special screenings and the menu is extensive and affordable. We definitely recommend!
Thank you, Kingscliff North Holiday Park! We’ll DEFINITELY be back!
Find Kingscliff North Holiday Park online here or phone (02) 6674 1071.