For families, the Tallebudgera Caravan Park would have to be one of the best places to camp on the Gold Coast. The location is superb, with the park hugging the Tallebudgera estuary – one of the most family friendly places to swim on the Goldy. The Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park also has tons of great amenities and activities the entire family will love.
The Tallebudgera Tourist Park park offers a range of camping and caravan sites as well as cabins. However, this is one popular park – so if you’re considering staying here, then you better book in early! So get straight into reading this guide on the Tallebudgera Creek Caravan Park and if this sounds like the ideal place for your next family camping trip – then book immediately!
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- 1 Location of the Tallebudgera Caravan Park
- 2 Accommodation Options at Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park
- 2.1 Tallebudgera Caravan Park Cabins
- 2.2 Tallebudgera Camping Sites – Powered and Unpowered
- 3 Activities and Facilities at the Tallebudgera Tourist Park
- 4 Amenities at Tallebudgera Creek Caravan Park
- 5 Tallebudgera Holiday Park – Our Verdict
Location of the Tallebudgera Caravan Park
The Tallebudgera Holiday Park is located along the shore of Tallebudgera Creek and just 300 metres from the patrolled beach. Apart from the Surf Life Saving Club, which is right across the road, there are not many shops or cafes close by, although it is only a 10 minute walk to McDonald’s or 30 minute walk to Coles.
From Tallebudgera, it’s an easy drive to the various attractions on the Gold Coast, with Surfers Paradise being just a 30 minute drive away. It’s a 90 minute drive to Brisbane and a one hour drive to Mount Tamborine.
Accommodation Options at Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park
The great thing about staying at the Tallebudgera Tourist Caravan Park is that it doesn’t matter if you enjoy camping or prefer something a little more luxurious – there is all kind of accommodation options here.
Below is a brief overview of the various options available at Tallebudgera Creek Holiday Park. Click here for the Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park map so you can see where the different cabins and campsites are located.
Tallebudgera Caravan Park Cabins
If you’re not after a Tallebudgera camping spot, then you’ll be pleased to know that there is a wide variety of cabins and other lodging options at Tallebudgera Beach Tourist Park. Below is a brief overview of all the different options.
For absolutely stunning views, you can’t beat a stay in one of these waterfront cabins. These Tallebudgera cabins are perched right on the water’s edge offering magnificent views from the comfort of your private verandah. There is a choice between two and three bedroom waterfront cabins.
The three bedroom Tallebudgera Caravan Park cabins sleep up to 9 with a queen in the master bedroom, another queen and single in the second bedroom and the third bedroom has two sets of bunks. These cabins also have a bathroom (with a washing machine and dryer), a small kitchen (includes dishwasher, oven, hot plates, microwave and fridge), a dining area, a lounge room, air conditioning and a private balcony with a BBQ, table and fantastic water views.
The two bedroom Tallebudgera Creek cabins sleep between 4 to 6 people with a queen bed in the master bedroom and one or two bunk beds in the second bedroom. These cabins also have a bathroom, a small kitchen (includes hot plates, microwave and fridge), a dining area, a lounge room, air conditioning and a private balcony with a BBQ, table and fantastic water views.
Waterfront cabins start at $195 per night.
For families that like their space, the deluxe cabins are a great option. These spacious Tallebudgera Tourist Park cabins are spread out across two stories, with the living area situated on the second floor and the bedrooms on the ground floor.
Most of these cabins sleep 6 across the two bedrooms, but some sleep 7 or even 8 people. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and two sets of bunk beds in the second bedroom with a large bathroom between the two rooms. The bathroom also has a washing machine and dryer.
Upstairs you’ll find the spacious open plan living area, which includes a kitchen (includes hot plates, microwave and fridge), dining area and lounge room. Some of these Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park cabins have a pull out sofa bed for 1 or 2 people.
Both levels have spacious verandahs with outdoor furniture and a BBQ on the top deck. Air conditioning and ceiling fans are also throughout.
Deluxe cabins start at $252 per night.
Superior cabins are elevated, offering views across the gardens or some even have partial water views. These are two bedroom cabins with the ability to sleep up to 6 people.
The superior cabins feature a queen bed in the master bedroom and either one or two sets of bunk beds in the second bedroom. The cabins also feature a separate toilet and bathroom, a kitchen (includes hot plates, microwave and fridge), dining area, lounge room, air conditioning, ceiling fans and a spacious deck with a BBQ and outdoor furniture.
Superior cabins start at $184 per night.
Just behind the waterfront cabins, just metres from the water, you’ll find the standard two bedroom cabins. These are two bedroom cabins that sleep up to four people with a queen bed in the master bedroom and a set of bunk beds in the second bedroom.
The cabins also feature a bathroom, a small kitchen (includes hot plates, microwave and fridge), combined dining and lounge room, air conditioning, ceiling fans and a deck with a BBQ and outdoor furniture.
Superior cabins start at $164 per night.
Family Budget Room
If you’re not keen on camping and on a tight budget, the family budget rooms might be a good option. There are two family rooms, each sleeping up to 6 people, coming with a queen bed and two sets of bunk beds. The rooms also feature a fridge, TV, chairs and a ceiling fan.
Those staying in the budget rooms have access to a shared bathroom and camp kitchen. However, you are required to bring all cooking utensils, plates, cutlery etc.
Family budget rooms start at $126 per night.
For couples, there is also the option of one of the three lodging rooms, which each come with a queen bed. The rooms also feature a fridge, TV, chairs, air conditioning and a ceiling fan.
Those staying in the lodging rooms have access to a shared bathroom and camp kitchen. However, you are required to bring all cooking utensils, plates, cutlery etc.
Family budget rooms start at $86 per night.
Tallebudgera Camping Sites – Powered and Unpowered
There are some great campsites at Tallebudgera, including both powered and unpowered ensuite sites as well as some amazing waterfront sites – they are definitely my pick of the lot! Below is information on all the different campsite options available.
Powered Waterfront Sites
For sites with spectacular views across the Tallebudgera Creek, you’ve got to book yourself a powered waterfront site! These sites have the prime position in the entire park.
Most of these waterfront sites can cater to vans up to 30 ft and include power, water, and a concrete slab.
There are just 21 waterfront powered sites – so you have to be quick!
Powered waterfront sites start at $83 per night.
Powered Grass Sites
Scattered throughout the park is a range of grass powered sites. Some sites have concrete slabs and for those with huge vans, there is also the option of a drive thru site.
Powered grass sites start at $51 per night.
Powered Ensuite Sites
A powered ensuite site is a great way to add a little bit of luxury to your camping experience. There are only 16 ensuite sites. So book quickly if you’d like one of these.
Most of the ensuite sites are located just a few hundred metres from the waterfront, so they are well located. They also feature a slab for a nice and tidy campsite.
Powered ensuite sites start at $69 per night.
There are also a few unpowered sites – 19 to be exact – however, these are only suitable for tent setups. Most tent sites are at the far end of the caravan park, close to the camp kitchen – far from the water. However, there are a few other tent sites scattered around the place.
Unpowered sites start at $45 per night.
Activities and Facilities at the Tallebudgera Tourist Park
The best thing about a stay at the Tallebudgera Tourist Park is there is just so much to do there! A family can easily stay here for a week or more and never get bored. Here’s a brief overview of all the activities and facilities on offer.
The top attraction at the caravan park is the Tallebudgera Creek itself. The creek is absolutely stunning with it’s sparkling clear waters that lead out to the ocean. The shoreline has wide stretches of white sandy beach and the calm water is perfect for swimming and a range of other water related activities.
Just outside the waterfront cabins, you’ll find a netted swimming area that provides a safe swimming area away from the boats. Near the swimming area, you’ll also find some great shady areas to set up. Outside the swimming area, this is the perfect place to launch your kayak or SUP.
Just outside the back entrance of the caravan park, you’ll also find a boat ramp.
There are three swimming pools in the centre of the park. There is a huge lagoon style swimming pool that features two small water slides. Right by this pool, you’ll also find a shallow babies pool.
A short walk from the two family pools, you’ll also find a lovely quiet adult only swimming pool.
For the little kids, there is a small playground at the top of the caravan park.
At the top of the tourist park, there is a tennis court available for hire. Bookings are essential and free to make – either bring your own gear, or it is $5 for a set of rackets and balls.
Like most good family tourist parks these days, Tallebudgera Tourist Park also has a range of fun go carts for hire. For 30 minutes, it costs $12 for a single go cart or $15 for a double go cart.
From time to time – usually on weekends and school holidays, the tourist park also offers a range of other activities like movie nights, ball games, craft and even trivia nights. Check the what’s on board upon arrival.
Amenities at Tallebudgera Creek Caravan Park
Below is a brief overview of the different amenities available on site at the Tallebudgera camping park.
Located in the far corner of the caravan park, you’ll find the camp kitchen. Here you’ll find fridges, a microwave, toaster, water, sinks and picnic benches. The kitchen is a reasonable size – however, given how large the park is – it is kind of small.
While the camp kitchen is certainly there to be used by guests – given its small size and isolated location – I wouldn’t recommend relying on the camp kitchen if you can help it.
Toilets and Showers
There are two huge toilet and shower blocks within the park. One is in the centre of the swimming pool area and one towards the waterfront. The amenity blocks are huge and well kept; however depending on where you’re staying, they may be a bit of a hike. It’d be great if they could pop a few other toilet blocks around the place – particularly closer to the waterfront.
Each of the toilet and shower blocks has a massive laundry area with multiple washing machines and dryers. They also have a huge outdoor area with lots of space for hanging washing. There is a wall surrounding this outdoor area which means all your laundry is out of sight.
There is one dump point located outside the amenity block located closest to the waterfront.
Kiosk and Food Truck
Close to the caravan park entrance is a great sized kiosk. The kiosk sells a range of items, including coffee, ice cream, sandwiches, muffins, chips, basic grocery items and more.
Also outside the kiosk is a food truck which is permanently set up, which sells really great priced meals. The food truck is open Monday to Thursday from 5 pm to 7.30 pm and Friday to Sunday from 12 pm to 7.30 pm.
Now this is a first! A caravan park with a massage centre on site! There needs to be more of this.
Tallebudgera Holiday Park – Our Verdict
Tallebudgera Tourist Park is somewhere I’ve wanted to go for ages! Just every time I’ve gone to book it, it was booked out. So I was so pleased we recently got to spend a weekend there.
The caravan park location is just perfect for families or anyone who loves to spend their camping trips doing water-related activities. Having the gorgeous calm and crystal clear water of the Tallebudgera Creek right there is just awesome. There is no need to go anywhere else – but if you do want to – it’s just a couple of hundred metres to the surf anyway.
The pool area is great too – in fact, we had trouble keeping the kids out of this area. Having water slides is always a hit with kids and ours just loved it here. Then for adults – having a kiosk that sells coffee plus a range of other grocery items is also handy.
I guess the downside is this is a tourist park and sites are small and somewhat crammed in – so don’t expect to have a nice private spot – you’ll be super close to your neighbours. I also found the amenities block a bit of a hike from the campsites and there is only one camp kitchen – so this isn’t ideal if you’re the sort of camper that relies on the camp kitchen for cooking food.
However, our overall verdict is brilliant! If you’re looking for a caravan park in a stunning Gold Coast location, with great amenities for the kids and loads of different accommodation options in terms of cabins and campsite – then the Tallebudgera Tourist Park is the ideal place. We will definitely come back here, time and time again.
Hopefully you found this guide on the Tallebudgera Tourist Park helpful. Check out our guide on Gold Coast Tourist Parks here, or Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast is another great family friendly camping spot. You might even want to check out our guides on buying a beach shelter, inflatable kayak or inflatable SUP – they are ideal to take to places like Tallebudgera Tourist Park.