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Coolum: Family Holiday Accommodation Coolum

Are you looking for the best Sunshine Coast accommodation for families?  Then this is the perfect guide for you.  In this guide, we list the very best Sunshine Coast family accommodation from Caloundra to Noosa and all the beaches in between.

There are some great options to choose from when it comes to Sunshine Coast holiday accommodation.  From gorgeous Sunshine Coast family resorts to beachfront holiday parks, as well as plenty of self-contained Sunshine Coast holiday apartments too.

If you’re just starting out planning your Sunshine Coast family holiday, then this is definitely the right place to be.  In this Sunshine Coast accommodation guide, I’m going to help you choose the best family accommodation that won’t blow the holiday budget.   

All the Sunshine Coast beach accommodation I’ve included in this guide provide excellent value for money, have great onsite family friendly facilities and are in excellent locations so you can easily walk to a range of shops, cafes and playgrounds. 

So, let’s get started and find you some excellent Queensland Sunshine Coast accommodation for kids.

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Quick Guide to the Best Family Accommodation Sunshine Coast

Below is a super quick overview of all the Sunshine Coast kid friendly accommodation reviewed in this guide. You can use the table below to quickly determine if these accommodation options are the best choice for your family holiday. 

For a more comprehensive review on each of the family accommodation Sunshine Coast offers, keep reading below. 

HotelLocationRoom AmenitiesHotel FaciltitiesNearBook Now
Oaks Oasis
Caloundra – Golden BeachHotel room with 2 large double beds or villa optionsPool, waterpark, play areas, mini golf & restaurant550m to supermarket & Golden Beach
10 minute walk to Bulcock Beach
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Portobello by the Sea
Caloundra – Dickey Beach2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQ 120m to Dickey Beach
750m from Moffat Beach
190m to supermarket
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Belvedere Apartments
Caloundra – Golden Beach2 or 3 bedrooms, kitchen, & laundryPool & BBQ 100m to Golden Beach
1.7km to supermarket
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Breakfree Alexandra Beach
Mooloolaba2 or 3 bedrooms, kitchenette & laundryPool, waterslides & spasAcross from Alexandra Headland Beach, Surf Club & playground
Surrounded by shops
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Caribbean Resort
Mooloolaba2 bedrooms, full kitchen & laundryHeated pool, rooftop BBQ area, games room & gym400m - beach & Esplanade
500m - supermarket
1km -the Spit
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La Mer Apartments
Mooloolaba2 bedrooms, kitchen, laundry & 2 bathroomsOutdoor pool & spaOn the beach & Esplanade
1km - supermarket
350m - the Spit
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Novotel Twin Waters
Maroochydore1 bedroom with kitchenettePool, lagoon, private beach & free watersportsOn Mudjimba BeachBook Now
Northcliffe Apartments
Maroochydore2 bedroom apartment with kitchen & laundryPool, spa, games room & BBQsAcross the road from the supermarket 600m Sunshine Plaza
1.2km Cotton Tree Beach
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Sand Dunes Resort
Maroochydore2 bedroom apartment with 2 bathrooms, kitchen & laundryPool & BBQsAcross the road from Marcoola Beach
5 minute walk to shops and cafes
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Endless Summer Resort
Coolum2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry & kitchenPool, spa & BBQ300m - Coolum Beach & Surf Club
1km Supermarket
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Coolum Beach Resort
Coolum2 bedrooms, laundry & kitchenPool
spa, sauna,
BBQ & gym
140m - Coolum Beach & Surf Club
900m - Supermarket
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Clubb Coolum Beach Resort
Coolum2 bedrooms, laundry & kitchenPool, spa, BBQ, tennis court, gym & games room
280m - Coolum Beach & Surf Club
1km - Supermarket
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Culgoa Point
Noosa - Noosa River2 & 3 bedroom apartments with kitchen & laundryPool, sauna, tennis & private Beach
On the Noosa River
2 minute walk to shops
20 minute walk to Hastings Street
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RACV Noosa
Noosa – Lake Weyba2 & 3 bedroom apartments with kitchen & laundryPools, water slides, splash park, spa, restaurant, bar, gym, tennis, playground & bus to Hastings St
Noosa Junction: 10 minute walkBook Now
French Quarter
Noosa - Hastings St1 & 2 bedroom apartment with kitchenette & laundry2 Pools, sauna, spa & room service
Across from Noosa Beach
Surrounded by the shops and cafes
Noosa National Park 10 minute walk
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The Best Sunshine Coast Accommodation for Families

There are many many beaches to choose from on the Sunshine Coast, all offering something a little different for families. 

In this Sunshine Coast accommodation family guide, I’ve broken the accommodation up into the areas of Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore, Coolum and Noosa.  These areas are marked by the blue pins in the map below.  The red pins mark all the accommodation featured in this guide.  You can zoom in and out on this map to see the various places better.

 

Best Caloundra Family Accommodation

things to do in Caloundra

There is heaps to choose from when it comes to family Caloundra accommodation.  From gorgeous Caloundra family resorts to waterfront holiday parks, as well as plenty of self-contained Caloundra holiday rentals too.

As well as a huge choice in the type of Caloundra holiday accommodation – there are also many different beaches to choose from too.  Whether you prefer the calm waters of Golden or Bulcock Beach, the surf of popular Kings Beach or the more laid-back beaches like Moffat and Dicky – there is a beach to suit pretty much everyone.

Click here for our full guide on the best Caloundra family accommodation.

 

Oaks Oasis Resort

When it comes to kid friendly resorts, Sunshine Coast offers, the Oaks Oasis in Caloundra would have to be one of the best.  There are so many awesome kid friendly facilities at this Sunshine Coast resort accommodation that your kids are never going to want to leave.

The Oaks Oasis has a variety of different accommodation, such as hotel style rooms with two large beds, two bedroom villas that sleep 4 people and three-Bedroom Villas which sleep up to 6. This really could be one of the best family resorts Sunshine Coast has on offer.

If you prefer self-contained accommodation, don’t instantly dismiss the hotel style rooms. Hotel rooms at Oaks Oasis Resort Caloundra are actually quite spacious and are large enough for a family of 4. There is no kitchen, but these rooms do have a small fridge and some crockery, making it possible to prepare snacks and breakfast in your room. The bathroom is a good size and the whole family can be in and out without too much issue!

Apartments and villas at The Oaks Resort, Caloundra, are very spacious but sizes vary in accordance with price, all include a kitchenette with dishwasher, a private balcony, flat screen tv, free wifi and air conditioning throughout.

One of the best things about Oasis Caloundra is the facilities within the resort! This resort has something for kids of all ages, including an outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, water play park (with splash pool, waterslides and fountains) as well as volleyball and tennis courts. There is also putt-putt golf, a sandpit, climbing frame and a giant Kangaroo Jumper. There’s even a restaurant and bar with poolside access.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 550m
  • Golden Beach (northern end) – 500m
  • Bulcock Beach – 1km
  • Kings Beach – 2.2km
  • Moffat Beach – 3.5km

Why we love it?

Lots of activities for children including an outdoor pool, water park and play area mean this really could be the best kids resort Sunshine Coast has.

What’s not to love?

The cheaper rooms are lovely, but having all the beds in the same room could be a problem for some.

Summary

Oaks Hotel, Caloundra offers reasonably priced accommodation with different options to suit different families in a nice quiet area, with ample kids entertainment right on your doorstep, making it one of the best Sunshine Coast Resorts for kids.

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Portobello by the Sea

Portobello by the Sea have family friendly, self-contained holiday accommodation on Sunshine Coast in a lovely quiet area of Dickey Beach.

These Sunshine Coast accommodation apartments have two bedrooms and can sleep families of 4 in one queen size bed and two single beds. The open plan living/dining area is spacious, with sliding doors that lead to a private balcony with more dining space. Apartments feature a well-stocked kitchen with a dishwasher and oven, two bathrooms, laundry facilities, air conditioning throughout and free wifi for guests.

This Sunshine Coast family accommodation offers guests the use of a heated outdoor pool, which has a shallow area perfect for little ones, there is a restaurant on site and each apartment comes with free parking.

Location/Distance:

  • Dickey Beach – 120m
  • Supermarket – 190m
  • Bulcock Beach – 3.1km
  • Kings Beach – 2.8km
  • Moffat Beach – 750m
  • Golden Beach – 3.5km

Why we love it?

When it comes to the perfect family friendly resorts, Sunshine Coast has, location is key, and this resort is perfect being just minutes from the beach, shops and cafes.

What’s not to love?

The kitchen is a little small side, but it still has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Summary

Lovely Sunshine Coast apartment accommodation in an excellent location for families who want to be in a quiet area but still have plenty of conveniences really close by.

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Belvedere Apartments

If you’re looking for a little more space but don’t want to pay a premium for Sunshine Coast beachfront accommodation, Belvedere offers three bedroom apartments for just a tiny bit more than a two bed!

Apartments here are either two or three bedrooms and all are really spacious. Two bedroom apartments can fit up to 4 guests in a double bed and two singles and three bedroom apartments can fit up to 6 in two singles and two doubles.  Perfect if you’re after large family accommodation, Sunshine Coast offers.

All apartments have air conditioning throughout, a kitchen with an oven and dishwasher, laundry facilities, an open plan living and dining area with flat screen television and comfortable sofas and a large balcony area with outdoor dining. Three bedroom apartments have two bathrooms to make sharing much easier.

This Sunshine Coast QLD accommodation has a small outdoor pool and BBQ area with a giant noughts and crosses game to keep kids entertained. Across the road is a playground, picnic and BBQ area overlooking the beach. Free parking is available for all guests and free wifi is available throughout the hotel and in all rooms.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket – 1.7km
  • Golden Beach (lifeguard tower) – 100m
  • Bulcock Beach – 2.2km
  • Kings Beach – 3.4km
  • Moffat Beach – 4.6km

Why we love it?

This is great family friendly accommodation, Sunshine Coast offers with three rooms for not much extra cost than the two bedroom apartments, this makes Belvedere a great option for larger families.

What’s not to love?

The pool is small but the beach and playground are right across the road.

Summary

This Sunshine Coast accommodation on the beach offers larger families or those who need a little more space, the chance to enjoy everything Golden Beach has to offer without having to pay an over the top premium for the extra room. 

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Best Mooloolaba Family Accommodation

The gorgeous little coastal town of Mooloolaba is the perfect place for a family getaway.  With the Mooloolaba Spit and Main Beach, as well as plenty of places to eat and shop along the esplanade, it’s the ideal place to relax.

The good things about choosing Mooloolaba accommodation for kids is that the area is not overly big.  Basically Mooloolaba is one long beach, with an Esplanade running along it and you can easily walk from one end to other.

Click here for our full guide on the best Mooloolaba family accommodation.

 

Breakfree Alexandra Beach

Breakfree Alexandra Beach offers self contained apartments situated in Queensland’s Alexandra Headlands area directly opposite Alexandra Beach – just a short stroll from the heart of Mooloolaba.

Two bedroom apartments at Breakfree can sleep a maximum of 5 guests in one double bed, two single beds and one sofa bed. There is a fully stocked kitchen, laundry facilities and a private balcony or terrace. Every apartment is fully air-conditioned and has free wifi.

If you’re after the best family accommodation Sunshine Coast has to offer in terms of onsite facilities; you’ll love it here.  The property has a 130 m long lagoon pool with waterslides and waterfalls, making it great for the kids. There is also a swimming pool and two heated spas and everything is surrounded by tropical gardens where guests can relax.

Location/Distance:

  • Supermarket: 2.2km
  • Esplanade: 1.5km
  • Sea Life Centre: 2.3km
  • Mooloolaba Beach: 2km
  • The Spit Beach: 3km

Why We Love it?

In terms of facilities, this is one of the best kid friendly accommodation, Sunshine Coast offers families.  The swimming pool is fantastic for kids, it’s large and has water slides, waterfalls and shallow areas.

What’s Not to Love?

The kitchen is a little on the small side but still has everything you could need.

Summary

If you’re after great family holiday accommodation, Sunshine Coast has then the Breakfree Alexandra Beach is well worth considering.  It offers self contained accommodation in the lovely area of Alexandra Beach with a really fantastic resort pool for kids and everything you need for a fun filled family holiday.

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Caribbean Resort 

The Caribbean Resort – You’ll find just about everything a family needs for a great holiday at this accommodation on Sunshine Coast Qld.

Family accommodation at the Caribbean Resort is two bedroom apartments that sleep up to 4 guests in a double bed and two singles. Every apartment has a living/dining area with flat screen tv, well stocked kitchen with a dishwasher and oven, master bedroom with television and a spacious second bedroom. Bathrooms have a spa bath as well as a shower and every apartment has a balcony or terrace. All apartments feature air conditioning throughout, free wifi and private laundry facilities.

The hotel has some great facilities with a heated outdoor pool so swimming is possible all year round, a rooftop dining area with BBQ facilities and a fitness centre with a hot tub and sauna. The kids will love the onsite games room and there is also a café/restaurant within the resort.

Location/Distance:

  • Esplanade: 400m
  • Sea Life Centre: 450m
  • Mooloolaba Beach: 400m
  • The Spit Beach: 1km

Why We Love it?

The facilities in the room and the resort are great for families and there’s sure to be something to suit most tastes.

What’s Not to Love?

Having a heated pool is great, but the long thin shape with no shallow end isn’t perfect for very young children.

Summary

If you’re looking for Sunshine Coast kid friendly accommodation that is entirely self-contained, spacious and has some great facilities onsite, do consider the Caribbean Resort.

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

La Mer Apartments 

Beachfront apartments at La Mer offer everything a family needs with the luxury of direct beach access!

La Mer Apartments have family rooms that sleep up to 4 in one double bed and two singles, or three bedroom self contained apartments for up to 6 with two doubles and bunk beds. The apartments are very spacious with an open plan living/dining area with flat screen tv and two bathrooms, one with a bathtub. There are also laundry facilities within the apartment.

Each apartment has a kitchen with a dishwasher, oven and everything you will need to cook for yourselves during a stay. The accommodation also features a private balcony, free wifi and air conditioning throughout.

There is a small outdoor pool, which is walk in style, making it perfect for families with little ones who fancy a change from the beach.

Location/Distance:

  • Sea Life Centre: 220m
  • Mooloolaba Beach: Directly on the beach
  • The Spit Beach: 350m

Why We Love it?

The direct beach access really tops this great accommodation off.

What’s Not to Love?

Honestly, we struggled to think of anything! The pool is a little on the small side but did we mention how close the beach is?!

Summary

You might think that accommodation on Sunshine Coast beachfront is out of your price range, but think again! At these Mooloolaba apartments, beachfront location comes with an affordable price tag.

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Best Maroochydore Family Accommodation

For families wanting a busy city centre for their Sunshine Coast holiday, Maroochydore is a great choice. Maroochydore is one of the Sunshine Coast’s major city centres and here you will find the massive Sunshine Plaza, the Sunshine Coast Airport as well as some of the quietest and undeveloped beaches on the Coast. Another advantage of a family holiday in Maroochydore is having the option of both calm water as well as the surf.

Click here for our full guide on the best Maroochydore family accommodation

Novotel Twin Waters

Novotel Twin Waters really does have it all. With a high standard of accommodation, beachfront location and plenty of exciting entertainment on site you’re sure to find something to entertain the kids.

Families can enjoy a one-bedroom suite with one double bed in the bedroom and pull out sofa beds in the living area. All suites are air conditioned and come with a small lounge/dining area and a basic kitchenette with a full size fridge and microwave. The bathroom has a bathtub, which is handy for families with younger kids and every suite has its own private balcony with further seating.

The best thing about this resort is the onsite facilities and entertainment. If you love the water you’ll be spoilt for choice with a heated outdoor swimming pool, a central private lagoon with sandy beach or Mudjimba Beach is just a few minutes stroll away. All guests can enjoy complimentary water sports on the lagoon and younger guests can make use of the Kidz Cove kids club.

There are also a range of dining options within the resort, from buffet breakfasts to takeaway meal options and adults can even treat themselves to a massage in the over-water Day Spa.

Location/Distance:

  • Sunshine Plaza: 9.9km
  • Mudjimba Beach: On the beach!
  • Maroochydore Beach: 11.5km
  • Cotton Tree Beach: 11km

Why We Love it?

There is so much to love and a kids club, private lagoon and free watersports is pretty amazing.

What’s Not to Love?

There really isn’t much to complain about, the price is a little more expensive than the other places in these reviews, but that’s to be expected with the high quality and amount of extras.

Summary

A touch of luxury for families who love the water and have kids who need a lot of entertainment but still with some nice relaxing touches for parents, while the kids are taken care of at the kids club. 

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Northcliffe Apartments 

Northcliffe Apartments are set on the banks of the Maroochy River, where guests are treated to stunning views across the river.

All self-contained apartments at this resort have two bedrooms and can sleep a maximum of four guests in one large double bed and two single beds. All apartments are air-conditioned throughout and feature an open plan lounge/dining room, two bathrooms, a fully stocked kitchen that even has a dishwasher, laundry facilities and a private balcony with further seating.

Guests can make use of the heated outdoor pool and spa, with amazing views over the river, and there is also a BBQ area, games room, sauna and even a private jetty if you have a boat. All apartments come with one free undercover parking space.

Location/Distance

  • Supermarket: 140m
  • Sunshine Plaza: 600m
  • Maroochydore Beach: 1.4km
  • Cotton Tree Beach: 1.2km

Why We Love it?

The views over the river are amazing and really make these apartments special.

What’s Not to Love?

There is no bathtub, which could put off some families with particularly young children.

Summary

If you’re looking for something a little special, the views at Northcliffe apartments will really impress and all for a reasonable price in comfortable self-contained accommodation. 

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Sand Dunes Resort 

Sand Dunes is the perfect resort for families, with the beach moments away and a really impressive pool to keep the kids entertained for hours.

These two bedroom apartments sleep up to 4 guests in one double bed and two singles and an extra bed can be added for an additional charge. All apartments are air conditioned and come with a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, lounge/dining area and laundry facilities. There are even two bathrooms, one of which has a bathtub so it’s perfect for families with little ones.

The apartments are just across the road from Marcoola Beach and guests have access to a hot tub, a resort-style pool and a fitness centre. The extra large, resort style swimming pool is really impressive and can’t be missed and even has a shallow area at one end for younger kids.

Location/Distance

  • Supermarket: 2km
  • Shops & Cafes: 600m
  • Marcoola Beach: 150m
  • Sunshine Plaza: 10km 

Why We Love it?

The swimming pool is really impressive and sure to entertain the kids for hours!

What’s Not to Love?

It’s quite away from the other Maroochydore beaches, but Marcoola beach is lovely.

Summary

Really comfortable accommodation with everything families need and an incredibly impressive pool right on site for those days when you fancy a change from the beach. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

Best Coolum Family Accommodation

Coolum: Family Holiday Accommodation Coolum

The gorgeous little coastal town of Coolum is the perfect place for a family getaway. With a lovely beach, plenty of walkways, as well as plenty of places to eat and shop along the main strip, it’s the ideal place to relax.

In terms of Coolum holiday accommodation, it can be a bit expensive for families compared to some of the other Sunshine Coast areas like Caloundra. 

Click here for our full guide on the best Coolum family accommodation

Endless Summer Resort

The Endless Summer Resort has modern family accommodation with outdoor facilities that are sure to entertain the kids when you don’t feel like heading to the beach.

Two bedroom family apartments sleep a maximum of four people in one double bed and two singles. Apartments have two bathrooms so no need to share with the kids, an open plan living/dining area, a fully stocked kitchen, including a dishwasher and oven, laundry facilities and a balcony. Apartments also have free wifi and air conditioning throughout.

There is a great outdoor, heated pool with a small cascading waterfall, hidden cave and a small waterslide for the kids. Young ones can splash in the shallow area at one end of the pool and adults will enjoy the heated spa. Guests also have access to an outdoor BBQ area and free undercover parking.

Location/Distance:

  • Coolum Beach/Surf Club: 300m
  • Playground: 400m
  • First Bay Lookout: 950m
  • Supermarket: 1km

Why We Love it?

The outdoor pool area is really nice with a little something for everyone and plenty of space.

What’s Not to Love?

There is no bathtub, which could put off some families with particularly young children.

Summary

Comfortable apartments and a lovely pool area that has something for kids of all ages make this one of the well loved Sunshine Coast family holiday resorts. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

Coolum Beach Resort 

Coolum Beach Resort offers cheap Sunshine Coast accommodation just a few minutes from the beach and main street of Coolum.

These two bedroom apartments sleep a maximum of 4 guests in one double bed and two single beds. Each apartment comes with a fully stocked kitchen with a dishwasher, a balcony or patio and laundry facilities within the bathroom. Apartments also feature air conditioning throughout, free wifi and have plenty of space for everyone to relax without feeling like you’re on top of each other.

There is a heated swimming pool, hot tub, plunge pool and a sauna as well as two BBQ areas. You could also choose to pamper yourself at the Asante Day Spa within the complex. All guests of the hotel receive a 10% discount at restaurants onsite.

Location/Distance:

  • Coolum Beach/Surf Club: 140m
  • Playground: 240m
  • First Bay Lookout: 800m
  • Supermarket: 900m

Why We Love it?

The complex is just around the corner from the beach and some rooms even have an ocean view.

What’s Not to Love?

All the apartments are accessed by stairs so might not be great for families with particularly young children or strollers.

Summary

This self contained Sunshine Coast budget accommodation at Coolum Beach has everything you need to enjoy a family holiday and is particularly great for those who love being close to the beach but still need a budget option. 

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Clubb Coolum Beach Resort 

Clubb Coolum has really spacious self-contained apartments directly opposite the beach with ocean views and great facilities onsite.

The large two bedroom, air-conditioned units can comfortably sleep four guests in one double bed and two single beds. All apartments feature a full kitchen with a dishwasher and oven, laundry facilities and a large living/dining area with flat screen TV. All of the apartments also have a private balcony with ocean views.

The resort facilities are great, with an outdoor swimming pool with heated spa, full-size tennis court, BBQ facilities, games room, golf putting green and fitness centre. The onsite restaurant specialises in Thai cuisine and there is free secure underground car parking for guests.

Location/Distance:

  • Coolum Beach/Surf Club: 280m
  • Playground: 350m
  • First Bay Lookout: 500m
  • Supermarket: 1km

Why We Love it?

These apartments are larger than some of the other listings and there is heaps of space for kids and adults to spread out.

What’s Not to Love?

Unfortunately, there is no shallow pool for young kids to splash around in.

Summary

Spacious apartments with plenty of room to get some freedom from the kids as well as everything you need to enjoy a great beach break. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

Best Noosa Family Accommodation

A Noosa family holiday is wonderful as there are so many great things to do in Noosa with kids and there is loads of choice when it comes to Noosa family accommodation too. Accommodation in Noosa ranges from good value fully self-contained apartments to stunning Noosa resorts for families with first class facilities and families can choose from Noosa accommodation along the beachfront or the riverfront.

Click here for our full guide on the best Noosa family accommodation.

 

Culgoa Point

With a great location on a beautiful part of the Noosa River, Culgoa Point Beach Resort has 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments on offer. This is an excellent option for those who want Noosa beachfront accommodation.

Apartments here can fit a maximum of 6 guests with the three-bedroom apartments featuring a large double bed in the master bedroom and two single beds in each of the other two bedrooms.  Two-bedroom apartments come with one large double and two single beds. All apartments feature air conditioning throughout, a fully stocked kitchen as well as laundry facilities, free wifi and a balcony with either river or garden views.

The Resort has a private beachfront where you can hire a range of water equipment such as kayaks and stand up paddleboards. Facilities onsite also include a 20-metre lap pool, children’s wading pool, spa, sauna, half-size tennis court, BBQ facilities and you can even use the jetty if you bring your own boat.

Location / Distances: 

  • Directly located on the Noosa River;
  • 2 minute walk to the convenience store, restaurants and cafes;
  • Noosaville with restaurants, cafes and shops within 20 a minute walk;
  • Hastings Street: 20 minute walk;
  • Noosa Beach: 25 minute walk;
  • Noosa Spit: 30 minute walk;
  • Noosa National Park: 35 minute walk;
  • Noosa Village Shopping Centre: 25 minute walk; and
  • Noosa Junction: 35 minute walk.

Why we love it?

The location and price are really hard to beat! For such an amazing beachfront location, you really do get a bargain.

What’s not to love?

It’s a little isolated but that’s what makes the location so great.

Summary

Great for families that want a beachfront property without an over the top price tag. 

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

RACV Noosa Resort

Located in a slightly secluded spot, the RACV Noosa Resort is a fantastic place for families who want excellent facilities right on site.

There are several accommodation options at this resort, such as suites as well as two and three-bedroom apartments. Some of the more expensive apartments come with private plunge pools or rooftop spas. Two-bedroom apartments have at least one large bed and two singles, while three-bedroom apartments come with a large bed and four singles. All apartments feature air conditioning, an ensuite and main bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, free wifi and a balcony.

Kid friendly facilities at RACV are in abundance with a heated lagoon-style swimming pool with a man-made beach entry as well as a heated swimming pool, which has two water slides and a splash park. There is a playground, heated spa, restaurant, bar, fitness centre, tennis court and free onsite parking. There is even a free shuttle bu,s which will take you into Hastings Street.

Location / Distances: 

  • Noosaville with restaurants, cafes and shops within 30 a minute walk;
  • Hastings Street: 30 minute walk;
  • Noosa Beach: 30 minute walk;
  • Noosa Spit: 40 minute walk;
  • Noosa National Park: 40 minute walk;
  • Noosa Village Shopping Centre: 30 minute walk; and
  • Noosa Junction: 10 minute walk.

Why we love it?

The facilities around the pool area are perfect for kids and they may never want to leave!

What’s not to love?

Quite expensive in comparison to other resorts and you are a little away from the main Noosa area.

Summary

Families who want the absolute best should definitely take a serious look at the RACV. This is a highly rated resort for families and well worth considering if you want a resort-style holiday.

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French Quarter

Mantra French Quarter is right in the heart of Noosa’s shopping district, on the entrance to Hastings Street. It’s great for families who love the beach with Noosa Main Beach across the road and all the National Park beaches within walking distance.

Family accommodation here is in the form of two bedroom apartments and comes with one large bed and two singles. Every apartment features air conditioning throughout, a washing machine, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, free wifi and a private balcony.

The facilities at Mantra French Quarter are also great and include a lagoon-style swimming pool, a children’s pool and two spa pools for the adults. There is even the ability to order room service, which is a nice bonus when you’ve had a long day exploring, and there is free onsite parking for guests.

Location / Distances:

  • Located across the road from Noosa Main Beach;
  • Surrounded by all the shops, restaurants and cafes of Hastings Street;
  • Noosa Spit: 10 minute walk;
  • Noosa National Park: 10 minute walk;
  • Noosaville with restaurants, cafes and shops within 5 minute drive;
  • Noosa Junction: 15  minute walk

Why we love it?

Location, location, location! This place is surrounded by cafes and restaurants and right across the road from Noosa Main Beach.

What’s not to love?

Because of its great location it is a little pricey but it is excellent value compared to other properties in the area.

Summary

Families who want to be in the heart of it all, on Hastings Street won’t be disappointed here. With the Noosa Main Beach across the road, the National Park not too far away and all the shops and cafes nearby, you won’t find more central accommodation.

Click here to check current pricing and availability.

 

Where to Book your Sunshine Coast Family Accommodation?

There is a range of options that I recommend for booking your accommodation on the Sunshine Coast- I will go through each below.

 Booking.com

Personally I prefer to use Booking.com as I find they not only offer a great range of accommodation in Sunshine Coast QLD but in most cases, you don’t need to pay anything upfront AND you can cancel if you change your mind or find a better deal elsewhere.

I have provided links to Booking.com for the above accommodation or you can click here. 

Sunshine Coast Accommodation Deals 

From time to time, you will find that sites like Groupon or Scoopon offer some great Sunshine Coast accommodation deals.  So you might want to check there before making your bookings.  You can go here for Groupon or here for Scoopon

Just note though – that usually once you book with sites like Groupon or Scoopon, there is no ability to cancel. 

Airbnb Sunshine Coast Australia 

Airbnb is also another great place to consider for Sunshine Coast cheap accommodation – particularly if you’re after private holiday rentals.  Sometimes even some of the Sunshine Coast family holiday resorts are privately owned and advertised here much cheaper than you will get on sites like Booking.com.

The conditions about cancellation for bookings made through Airbnb depend in the individual Airbnb Sunshine Coast listing, so be sure to check this out before making your booking.

If you have never used Airbnb before, then click here and sign up and grab yourself $50 off your first booking.  If you’ve used Airbnb before, but your partner hasn’t, sign them up so you can get this discount.  Otherwise click and see what’s available on Airbnb for the Sunshine Coast.

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