We went to Burleigh Beach in February with our daughter, son-in-law and two little boys and, not being into camping, booked a villa at the Tourist Park. Parking was available in front of the villa and it was only a short walk to the shops and famous Burleigh Beach as well as the rain forest walk around Burleigh Heads. It's a short drive to Tallebudgera Creek which is great for little kids too.
The villa was very nice and clean with all amenities including washer & dryer. Kitchen was adequately equipped and there was a barbecue and sink on the upstairs verandah. The air-conditioning was excellent although the back bedroom with the bunks did not have air-con, only a little wall mounted fan. Both bedrooms were downstairs with the kitchen and living areas upstairs. The villa had only one bathroom and an ensuite would make the stay for a family easier but it didn't really present a problem to us.
I would suggest families with little children think very carefully before booking one of these villas as we were concerned about a few issues. Firstly, the stairs inside were quite steep and there was no railing to hold on to. We felt uneasy carrying the 3month old baby up and down these. Also there was no gate at the top and while the 3 year old managed the stairs, we had to be vigilant when he was wandering around. The "railings" on the verandahs (see photo) were horizontal stretched wire - easy for the 3 year old to climb up and to push through, so again, there was no relaxing while he was around. I did complete their satisfaction survey so hope some of these issues are fixed.
However, for families with older children or couples, the villas would be great accommodation - new, modern and great location. Office staff were very friendly and accommodating too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Burleigh Beach Tourist Park is a family-friendly caravan park, offering great value accommodation in a unique Gold Coast location. The tourist park is situated directly opposite a patrolled surf beach, and within walking distance to a number of fantastic shops, restaurants, and cafes in the popular village-like atmosphere of Burleigh Heads. The park provides a number of accommodation choices to suit all tastes and budgets, from un-powered campsites to self-contained villas. Modern facilities include barbeques, recreation room, camp kitchen and access to public transport. There is a public swimming pool opposite the park and the popular Gold Coast theme parks are located within a short 30-minute drive from the park. Burleigh Beach is a great base from which to enjoy the Gold Coast! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Burleigh Beach Tourist Park Burleigh Heads, Gold Coast