Gold Coast Family Accommodation – 3 Places To Stay

Gold Coast Family Accommodation - 3 Places To Stay

The Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia, is a playground for kids and adults alike.

It’s home to Australia’s best theme parks, beautiful beaches, delicious food and some of Australia’s best family resorts.

So if you’re taking the family to the Gold Coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice — it’s one of the best places in the world to have fun with the kids.

You’ll end up with big smiles, happy parents and kids that don’t want the days to end. For the very best Gold Coast family accommodation, try out these awesome places. You’ll be far from disappointed!

Gold Coast Family Accommodation #1: Paradise Resort Gold Coast

Paradise Resort is literally a paradise for families. The entire resort is catered to the needs of families, which as a parent, makes your holiday with kids an enjoyable one. When you stay at Paradise Resort, you can relax not only knowing that your children wont be bored, but your kids can be kids. Almost all of the guests at Paradise Resort are families. So you don’t need to panic if your toddler has a meltdown or if your kids are have a splashing contest in the pool. There are very few child-free guests to disturb.

Paradise Resort’s kids club, Zone 4 Kids Club, is newly renovated and offers a well structured, engaging program. Many kids clubs programs only cater for 4 years of age and older. However, Zone 4 Kids caters for the entire 0-12 age group. Additionally, each child receives one fully supervised session every day of your stay (which means the parents can have a break too). Children are then divided between 7 age appropriate themed play spaces.

If you manage to drag your children away from the kids club, there are a plethora of ongoing daily activities run by enthusiastic staff — who are sometimes in costume! Your kids will love the jelly eating contests, hair braiding, rock wall climbing, an ice skating rink (with skating aids for beginner skaters), cupcake decorating, and so much more. That is, if the kids aren’t busy enough on Paradise Resort’s numerous playgrounds and fantastic waterpark! There is just so much to do, that if the kids get bored… well… they wont.

Distance from Gold Coast airport: 27kms
Distance from theme parks: Approx 20kms to most
Distance to shopping and other facilities: Pacific Fair 5kms, Harbour Town 12kms.

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Gold Coast Family Accommodation #2: Big4 NRMA Treasure Island

The Big4 NRMA Treasure Island resort is a fun, cleverly themed resort, which will especially impress little pirate lovers! Everything, from the entrance way to the waterpark, is decked out with pirate accessories. You will discover treasure chests, pirates, skulls and crossbones, water canons and more.

With a range of accommodation options from camp sites to villas, Treasure Island caters for families with any budget, allowing parents to take the stress out of family holiday finances. With a supermarket close by and barbeque areas around the resort, it’s easy to cook your own meals too. Or if you prefer, you can dine in Treasure Island’s restaurant, Galleons Licensed Bistro & Bar.

Treasure Island offers a heap of onsite activities for kids. Water lovers will enjoy the swimming pools for kids of all ages, and Treasure Island’s fun waterpark. The waterpark comes complete with a pirate dumping bucket and lots of fun jet sprays to run through. Other activities that will help to burn those endless supplies of energy include go-carts (non-motorised), a huge jumping pillow, playground equipment and pirate-themed mini golf. There’s also half court basketball, tennis, a games room with a pool table and more. School holiday activity programs are run to keep kids extra busy so parents can relax by the pool.

Distance from Gold Coast airport: 40kms
Distance from theme parks: Approx 10kms to most
Distance to shopping and other facilities: Only a short walk to Harbour Town (600 metres) and 17kms to Pacific Fair

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Gold Coast Family Accommodation #3: Turtle Beach Resort

Turtle Beach Resort is another leading family resort on the Gold Coast. They offer four separate swimming areas for guests of all ages. Their Splash Zone Waterpark features four water slides, two toddler slides, a dumping bucket, water cannons and more. You’ll find four spas — one in each pool complex — and two saunas. Not to mention the adults retreat!

Children aged 4-12 can join in on the school holiday activities in the Club Turtle Kids Club. Activities include art and craft, Xbox game sessions, evening dance and disco nights as well as movie screenings. While all this is going on, parents can take advantage of Turtle Beach Resort’s day spa facilities.

Families can dine at Turtle Beach’s restaurant and bar, The Deck, or can cook up a storm with the resort’s barbeque facilities.

Other family activities include a 22-seat cinema, which has four showtimes daily, putt putt golf, playground facilities, tennis and more.

Distance from Gold Coast airport: 16kms
Distance from theme parks: Approx 25kms to most
Distance to shopping and other facilities: Pacific Fair 3.6kms, Harbour Town 17kms.

For more information, click here.

Last Updated: May 15, 2015


Kelly Winder is the creator of, a writer, doula (trained in 2005), and a mother of three awesome children. She's passionate about informing and educating fellow thinking parents and parents-to-be, especially about all the things she wishes she knew before she had her firstborn. Kelly is also passionate about travel, tea, travel, and animal rights and welfare. And travel.

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