Review of our stay at Cotton Tree Holiday Park.
19 September 2013
Dates of Stay
10 – 19 September 2013
Will We Return
Waterfront unpowered: $42+
Waterfront unpowered: $38+
8:00am – 6:00pm
After Hours Check-in
10:00am. Later times may be available but a surcharge may be payable.
We encountered quite a few of the admin team during our stay, and all were very happy and friendly. Other customers that were dealt with ahead of us in the line were offered great advice on local shops and attractions, so they didn’t merely take your money and then move on.
It was clear that cleaning staff did exist, as the amenities were always cleaned like clockwork, but we didn’t come across many during our stay. They simply got in and got the job done.
After Hours Manager
372 powered tourist caravan sites (24 absolute waterfront)
29 un-powered tent sites – located right on the waterfront
9 Deluxe Villas – 6 x 2 bedroom, 3x 1 bedroom (2 of which are easy access PWD compliant)
A four bedroom Beach House
Drive Through Sites
There areas surrounding amenities are all nicely landscaped. Overall, the park has a large number of trees to keep you cool and shaded during the warmer weather. Some of the sites have concrete slabs, but most are gravel/grass sites so you will want some form of groundcover. Some of the roads are dirt or sandy, but most are bitumen. There are speed bumps throughout.
The park is well lit throughout, and with all facilities within reasonable walking distance of sites, you don’t need to worry about losing your way in the middle of the night.
There are multiple BBQs for general use.
Shower and Toilet Facilities
There are five amenities buildings, and all are new, very clean and tidy. Baby facilities include bath and change table. All are cleaned daily like clockwork.
Two amenity blocks require a pin code to access. A $20 refundable deposit is required for the key to a third.
There are three laundries with coin-operated washers and dryers.
Swimming Pool – No
Tennis Court – No
Mini golf – No
Gym – No
The park is situated on a point between the Maroochy River and the ocean. The river can have strong tides so be careful swimming, but the shallower spots can be good for kids. The river itself is great for canoes and surf-skis, and you’ll find plenty of windsurfers and boaties in the water too.
There are security gates at the entrance and exit to the park. You will need a pass to swipe in and out, which you will get when you check-in and must return on check-out.
Kids Club – No
Activities for Kids – No
There are no formal activities for kids, but there are plenty of tourist attractions nearby including the beach.
Guests are asked to keep noise to a minimum between 10:00pm – 6:00am. There were a few sites on the weekend that had music going or played their guitars, but none were a disturbance and all abided by these times.
National Park Fee
Cotton Tree Parade, Cotton Tree QLD 4558
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