Picture by Nathan Barro: Lake Nagu Nagu, Queensland, Australia

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tallebudgera Creek Camping

We chose to travel with friends for Easter 2014 and headed to Tallebugera Tourist Park on the Gold Coast.

This was our set up from one side.  The site we had was really spacious and we had a couple of big shady trees to cool our area which was really handy on the day we had 35 degrees.  The grass was green and healthy and there was plenty of room for the clothes line and the kids totem tennis etc.

What's to do?

Plenty!  A short couple of minute walk or ride under the bridge in one direction and you have the surf beach for swimming or the surf club for an afternoon drink or dinner.

The view from the deck at the surf club

In the opposite direction, the creek and all it has to offer.  

The water is the most gorgeous colour and so clear you can see the bottom.  We spotted so many fish and a stingray too.  Emma loved playing on the beach here and swimming in the calm water.  She also had a turn at stand up paddle boarding and Nathan loved kayaking along the creek.

We took a daily bike ride to the point where the creek and the ocean meet.  We would watch the sunset and enjoy the view to Surfers Paradise and Cooloongatta.  It was a very easy ride for everyone (very flat) and the kids often brought their scooters or you could walk.

Burleigh Mountain gave us the perfect place to walk each day and the scenery was beautiful.  

We rode to Burleigh Heads as well, a great ride especially along the waterfront.  We found some great places to stop for coffee or ice cream and we ventured over to Burleigh one night for dinner as well.  It is so close and offers an array of activities, dining options and shopping.  

On Saturday morning we drove to Burleigh and went to the local farmers market where we picked up some delicious organic meat and fruit and vegetables.  Oh and the organic sour dough bread was to die for!

The kids were catered for well.  It was during school holidays so I would expect this from a good tourist park.  They loved the activities on offer.  You did have to pay for some of the activities although this I don't mind if they are good quality.

The kids made canvas art, made candles, had face painting, went to discos, watched big screen movies, rode bikes and go carts and swam, swam, swam. 

We also enjoyed the wood fired pizzas that were on offer a couple of nights during our stay and the crepes from the crepe van.

There really was so much to do and see during our 10 days that we were not bored for a minute.  The kids came home asking how long until we visit again which is always a good sign!