Gold Coast Holiday Park

Gold Coast Holiday Park in Helensvale on the Gold Coast has undergone some impressive transformations since managers, Leanne and Andrew Dimes took it over eight years ago.

When the Dimes first moved in, Gold Coast Holiday Park was predominately long-term residential. Ideally located directly opposite and close to some of Australia’s largest and most renowned theme parks, Dreamworld, Warner Brothers Movie World and Wet and Wild, it was surprising the property wasn’t accommodating the holiday sector and this was something Leanne and Andrew wanted to rectify.

“When we first got here the property was a 2 ½ star with predominately long-term residents. It had about eight holiday cabins, office hours of 8 to 10 and 3 to 6 and didn’t sell theme park tickets. The property wasn’t in the holiday loop at all. So we started out by making contact with parks and starting to sell tours and tickets, advertising and marketing the property to get word out, building a comprehensive website and creating brochures for more direct marketing. We also proceeded to move a lot of the long-term sites away from the front of the park to develop more cabins and sites for tourism. We extended the office hours and staff and upgraded some major facilities. We still have extension plans but today we have 20 cabins from two bedroom with full kitchen right through to the basic open plan with ensuite and studios which are pet friendly (we are the only pet friendly holiday park on the Gold Coast). We now offer large recreational sites and ensuite sites for caravan and tents, a conference room to cater to the corporate market offering boutique conferences that are married up with accommodation. But the biggest and newest instalment is our 29 room, four-star motel with a range of deluxe family interconnecting rooms and spa king rooms.”

Andrew’s previous experience as a builder has come in handy over the years they have been at the property, not to mention Leanne’s tourism and marketing skills obtained from her time as a travel consultant.

“We lived in New Zealand prior to coming here and we decided we wanted more time and something we could do together which was a bit of a challenge. I had been to the Gold Coast many times before and we both just love the beautiful weather and the family aspect of the area. So we knew it was on the Gold Coast that we wanted to be.”

Huge Range of Accommodation
There is a comprehensive range of accommodation available at Gold Coast Holiday Park. The motel with king spa, interconnecting and motel rooms; the two-bedroom bungalows; one-bedroom villas; cabins and pet friendly studios; private ensuites, powered, un-powered and large rig sites.


The motel offers four-star comfort with each of the standard motel rooms offering king/queen or single beds, kitchenette, private bathroom, television, Austar and air-conditioning. The interconnecting room is two motel rooms joined by and internal door and the king spa features all of the standard comforts with the added bonus of a bathroom with spa bath, shower and toilet.

The two-bedroom bungalows feature a double bedroom with either three single bunks or one double bed and a second bedroom with a single bunk. Sleeping up to seven people, the bungalow also has a kitchen with full cooking facilities of an oven, hotplates, microwave and fridge and a lounge with a double fold out sofa bed and access out to a large balcony.

All the Bungalows contain air conditioning and ceiling fans, and host a television and DVD player.

The self-contained air-conditioned one-bedroom villa has a queen bed in a separate room and three bunk beds, sleeping up to five people. Each villa has a microwave, hotplates, television, fridge and it’s own en-suited bathroom.

Each of the cabins has a double bed and four bunks and sleep up to six people. Each cabin has a microwave, electric frypan or hotplates, television, fridge and it’s own en-suited bathroom.


The studios have a queen bed, two single bunks and fold out sofa bed, sleeping up to five people. Each one has a television, fridge, microwave and hotplates but no bathroom facilities. The rooms are open plan with ceiling fan and air-conditioning.

The powered sites with on-site ensuite bathroom features a private shower, toilet and vanity are perfect for caravans, tents and motor homes with a television antenna outlets and concrete slab. Un-powered sites are available beside Saltwater Creek and the large rig sites are available in slab or grass and perfect for caravans, motor homes, 5th wheelers and buses.

Gold Coast Holiday Park on-site facilities include convenience store, conference room (with plasma television, VHS & DVD player, blackout blinds, reverse cycle air conditioning, full kitchen facilities, tea/coffee, seating for 60 people and telephone), breakfast room, Internet kiosk, tour desk, complimentary electric and gas barbeques, camp kitchen with courtesy fridge, microwave and television, modern amenities, private parents bathroom, private wheelchair friendly bathroom, 24 hour laundry room with coin-less Miele machines, ironing stations and soap powder dispenser, LPG refill, dump point and security boom gates.

The park is also host to a range of leisure activities such as swimming pool, tennis courts, jumping pillow, half court basketball court, beach volleyball court, giant chess board and kayak hire.

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