The Discovery Parks Coolwaters – Yeppoon is a great family friendly place that offers excellent value for money and has plenty of fantastic facilities to keep the kids occupied. Regardless of whether you’re looking for somewhere to pitch a tent, park a van, or a spacious self contained accommodation, Discovery Parks Yeppoon has something for everyone.
This guide will provide you with all the information you require to decide if Discovery Parks is right for you. It covers the different site and cabin options and details on all the park’s facilities. After reading this guide, you’ll be able to decide if the Yeppoon Discovery Park is the perfect base for your trip.
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Location of Discovery Parks Coolwaters Yeppoon
Located at 760 Scenic Highway, Kinka Beach, Discovery Parks is located just a 15 minute drive from Yeppoon’s town centre. From here it’s just a short walk to the Causeway Lake, which is a popular fishing spot as well as offering some great calm water for swimming. If you have your own vehicle, you’re also a short drive from all the different attractions and tourist sites in Yeppoon.
Accommodation Options at Discovery Parks Yeppoon
There is plenty of options at this Coolwaters Yeppook park when it comes to accommodation. Whether you want a bit of grass to pitch a tent, a spot to park your caravan complete with ensuite, self contained cabins or huge lodges suitable for large groups. Below is a brief overview of the various accommodation options available at Coolwaters Discovery Park, Yeppoon.
There is a range of self contained options including a lodge, deluxe, superior and standard. Below is a brief overview of all the different types of self contained options available.
Sleeping up to 25 people, the Lodge is the ideal accommodation for multiple families holidaying together or large groups of friends. The Lodge features 7 bedrooms with 3 of them coming with king beds, while the remaining rooms have bunk beds.
The Lodge features two bathrooms and spacious communal areas such as a lounge and dining room. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with microwave, fridge, stovetop and oven. Some of the rooms within the Lodge have air conditioning and / or ceiling fans.
The Lodge is conveniently located in the park’s centre, so within easy reach of all the park’s facilities.
There are a handful of deluxe cabins at this Kinka Beach Caravan Park, which can sleep between 5 to 8 people. These cabins are conveniently located close to the swimming pool and a few other cabins are close to the waterpark.
The deluxe cabins come either as 2 or 3 bedrooms. The 3 bedroom deluxe cabins can sleep 8 with a queen bed in the master bedroom, and the other rooms have a set of bunks in one and 2 single beds in the other. While the 2 bedroom cabins sleep 5 with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a set of bunks and an additional single bed in the other room.
The 2 and 3 bedroom deluxe cabins come with a kitchenette (with fridge, oven, microwave, stovetop, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery) dining area, lounge, balcony with outdoor setting, AC, TV and a bathroom.
The superior cabins are either 1 or 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 6 people. These cabins are scattered around the park in various locations.
The 2 bedroom superior cabins sleep 6, with the main bedroom having a queen bed and the other bedroom having two sets of bunk beds. The 1 bedroom superior cabin sleeps 4 with a queen bed in a sleeping nook and a set of bunk beds in the bedroom.
All superior cabins include a kitchenette (with fridge, microwave, stovetop, kettle and toaster) dining area, lounge, TV, AC and a bathroom. The 2 bedroom cabins come with a verandah and outdoor setting, while the 1 bedroom cabins come with an outdoor grassed area.
Lastly, there is a range of standard cabins located at the back of the park by the unpowered campsites, close to the jumping pillow and sporting courts. These cabins are just a short stroll to the waterpark and swimming pool.
With the standard cabins, there is the option of a 1, 2 or 3 bedroom. The 3 bedroom standard cabins sleep up to 8 with a queen bed in the master bedroom, 2 single beds in one room and another double bed and set of bunk beds in the last room. The 2 bedroom standard cabins sleep up to 6 with a queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 single beds and a set of bunk beds in the last room. Lastly, the 1 bedroom standard cabins sleep up to 4 people with a queen bed in a sleeping nook and a set of bunks in the only bedroom.
All standard cabins include a kitchenette (with fridge, microwave, stovetop, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery) dining area, lounge, TV, balcony with outdoor setting, AC and a bathroom.
Camp & Caravan Sites
The holiday park also has a range of powered and unpowered sites and the option for a powered site with its own bathroom and toilet. Sites are also dog friendly, so if you’re looking for the dog friendly caravan parks, Yeppoon offers this is a great option to consider.
Each site can accommodate up to 6 people and provides access to the camp kitchens, laundries and all of the other excellent facilities on site.
Things to do at Yeppoon Discovery Parks
There is certainly no shortage of things to do for both the kids and adults at this Discovery Park. Here’s a brief overview of all that’s on offer.
Waterslides, WaterPark and Swimming Pool
For families with kids, the highlight of the park is the waterslides and waterpark. Slap bang in the middle of the park you’ll find two large waterslides which the older children will just love. The little kids are not forgotten either as they will love the small water park which features miniature size waterslides and a range of interactive water play equipment.
Just note that the larger waterslides are for children 7+ and are only operational Fridays from 2 pm to 5 pm, Saturdays 9 am to 5 pm and Sundays 9 am to 12 pm. Although during school holidays they run all day.
There is also a massive 30m lagoon style swimming pool, which is surrounded by a range of lounges.
Right by the swimming pool and water park is also a small shaded playground. It’s really only suitable for young children, although the older kids wouldn’t have time anyway as they’ll be too busy on the waterslides!
Behind the Lodge, where the unpowered campsites are, there is also a huge 20 m jumping pillow.
Tennis Court and Basketball Court
Right by the jumping pillow, you’ll also find a tennis court and basketball court.
Pedal Cart Hire
The park also offers guests the option to hire pedal carts.
Facilities at Discovery Park Yeppoon
Below is a brief overview of the various facilities on offer at the tourist park.
Camp Kitchens and BBQs
There is one huge camp kitchen by the playground, which is where the powered sites are. Super handy for those needing it in the powered sites, but it is a bit of a hike for those in the unpowered sites. Regardless the camp kitchen is well equipped and has plenty of places to sit and eat meals. The camp kitchen even has a TV, table tennis and pool table.
In addition to the camp kitchens, there are also a few BBQs scattered around the park.
There are three laundries onsite – I only saw two and in fact, went looking for the third and couldn’t for the life of me find it. While the laundries appear well stocked with coin operated washing machines and driers, most of them didn’t work which was a real pain – particularly as we had pretty bad weather while staying and needed to do quite a bit of washing. One of the machines that had worked for me eventually ate up my money – but reception refunded my money without any question.
Each load costs $4 and change is available from reception.
There are three amenity blocks across the park. The one by our campsite was quite small with just three toilets and three showers and most times there was a wait to use them. However the amenity block in the centre of the park was huge (pictured above). There are also additional toilets by the waterpark, pool and playground.
I found the toilets well placed, so no campers had to walk too far to use the bathroom. They were also cleaned regularly.
There is one dump point on site which is located near the powered sites.
There is a games room on the map, but this was never open during our visit.
At the back of the park, there is BMX park – however I found this nothing more than a few mounds of dirt – still, I guess kids would like this.
The reception area also sells basic items like snacks and drinks.
Where to Book you Stay?
If you’re booking a cabin, then I recommend booking through Booking.com for the best flexibility (you can always cancel and book elsewhere if you find a better deal). Rooms start at around $170 per night for a family of 4 in a basic cabin and go up from there. However if you’re looking for a campsite, then you will need to book direct here. Campsites are around $49 a night.
Coolwaters Discovery Park Yeppoon – Our Verdict
We spent five nights at Discovery Park in one of their powered sites and had a great time. We found the sites spacious, amenities great and the facilities just brilliant for keeping our daughter entertained.
The location is a little out of the town centre, but more than likely you’ll have a car with you anyway and its just a 15 minute drive into the town centre, for families with little ones – its well worth the drive for all the excellent facilities on site.
If you’re looking for an excellent holiday park in Yeppoon for kids – don’t hesitate to book Discovery Parks Coolwater.
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Hopefully you found this guide on staying at Discovery Parks Yeppoon helpful. You can read our full guide on Yeppoon caravan parks here or read our review on the Poinciana Tourist Park in Yeppoon here. We also have a guide on things to do in Yeppoon here.
If you’re travelling north you may be interested in our review on the Marlborough Motel and Caravan park here.