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REVIEW: Splashing Family Fun At Tweed Coast Holiday Park Boyds Bay

Emily and her family stayed as guests of Tweed Coast Holiday Park Boyds Bay to experience what was on offer and report back to YOU. Read about the other Tweed Coast Holiday Parks here.

Whether you’re a fisher, kayaker, boatie or have kids that are mad about waterslides, you can’t go past Tweed Coast Holiday Park Boyds Bay. It’s got all this and more in one handy location just minutes from Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Beach.

Just in case you need more convincing, here’s all you need to know about this gem of a place …

Where is Tweed Coast Holiday Park Boyds Bay?

Idyllically located on a protected stretch of Terranora creek off the Tweed River, this holiday park is on the main drag off Minjungbal Drive in Tweed Heads South.

There’s plenty of turning space for caravans and it’s just a few minutes drive from the heart of Tweed Heads and nearby Fingal Head. Boaties are more than catered for with a boat ramp inside the holiday park itself.

The Facilities at Tweed Coast Holiday Park Boyds Bay

  • Luxury cabins with ensuites
  • Riverfront luxury cabins with ensuites
  • Cabins with ensuites
  • Powered and unpowered tent sites, some with shade
  • Tourist sites with and without ensuites
  • Swimming pool with waterslide
  • Kid’s playground for all ages
  • Outdoor gym equipment
  • Centrally located cooking amenities overlooking pool
  • Sheltered barbecue areas
  • Barbecue tables overlooking river
  • Boat ramp and fishing cleaning station
  • Plenty of places to kayak
  • Offsite storage area
  • Onside kiosk for essential items

A holiday park with something for everyone

What struck me most about this holiday park is how well it’s structured, with the main amenities block and swimming complex at heart of it. An easy park to navigate, our kids had a ball on their bikes and soon meet up with friends at the all-ages playground.

The cabin we stayed had a river view which meant we could see the kids playing in the tidal Terranora Creek from our front porch – talk about relaxing! The unpowered tent sites are ideally located in a large grassed area that’s close to a river entrance for those who like an adventure.

Pack your kayak and enjoy a sunset paddle around the majestic Terranora River that encircles the holiday park. If you’re a fisher, why not take a rod with you and catch dinner?

Kid-friendly dining Tweed Coast Holiday Park Boyds Bay

If you want a break from cooking there’s a few eateries nearby you can walk to within 10 minutes or you can drive and be there in two. But there’s also the option to catch a courtesy bus like we did and eat out at Star Buffet at Seagulls Club.

Did somebody say buffet when camping? Well the food is aplenty and varied, and if you’ve got fussy kids there are family favourites they’ll love. Think nuggets, chips, salad and sushi. And how can I forget the massive chocolate fondue complete with marshmallows and ice-cream!

But the adults are also spoilt for choice with a range of seafood dishes, roast meats, salads, pastas, you name it, Star Buffet has it. As for the dessert bar, get in my belly, the food is super tasty. From jellies to tiramisu to profiteroles and cheesecakes, you’ll wish you’d saved more room for it.

Places to visit nearby

With the Tweed Coast’s picturesque beaches just a short drive away, why not pack your surf board and sand toys and make a morning of it. You are close to Coolangatta, Fingal Head and the iconic Currumbin Alley where surfers rule and the Gold Coast skyline looms in the background.

Also not far away is the much-loved Elephant Rock lookout in Currumbin that offers stunning ocean and foreshore views. If it’s whale watching season you are bound to see a few breaches while you’re there. Dotted along the road near Elephant Rock are countless cafes, restaurants and some of the best coffee in the area.

Don’t forget to have an early morning meander in and around the holiday park and you’ll be treated to some boats bobbing about as well as dragon boaters on the weekend.

Catch yourself some fresh fish for dinner

Across the north boundary fence of the Tweed Coast Holiday Park Boyds Bay is a place where you can hire a boat for a few hours and get on the water.

Many boat hire places offer a range of vessels for those who want a leisurely cruise on the river or a serious day of fishing. Most are open seven days and can supply you with bait and tackle!

You really can’t go wrong with a staycation at a family-friendly holiday park that’s immaculately maintained and close to everything.

Keen to find out more or book a spot for you next holiday? Here are all the details you need:

Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Boyds Bay

3 Dry Dock Road
Tweed Heads South, NSW 2486
Free call: 1800 234 121
Email: boydsbay@tchp.com.au

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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