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NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is a beautiful holiday park in the heart of the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
Perfectly located close to both Surfers Paradise and the big Gold Coast theme parks, Treasure Island is designed especially so that your family has a great stay. Whilst the nearby attractions are fabulous, this stunning holiday park has such a wide range of entertainment options on-site that it will have you wondering why you would even need to venture outside of it!
Arr – welcome, Pirates all!
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From the moment you pull up at the entrance of NRMA Treasure Island, it’s clear you’re in for a hearty good time! A shipwreck complete with parrot hanging from its crows nest embellish the Reception building. Pirate warnings and a skull in a treasure chest sitting atop the boom gate have the kids squealing from the get-go. This is no ordinary holiday park!
This super-fun pirate theme is brilliantly incorporated right across the holiday park. From the main swimming pool with it’s ship and water cannons, to skulls and crossbones at the spas and waterparks -and life-size pirate figures keeping a salty eye upon it all – NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort is a family delight.
A dog friendly Gold Coast holiday park!
As we are travelling with our fourth family member – our adorable (and a little salty herself, at times) Sweetums the Miniature Schnauzer, we needed to find a pet-friendly caravan park. I was thrilled to discover that NRMA Treasure Island welcomes dogs, cats and even birds. A game changer, this means you can still have your Queensland holiday with no need to leave your beloved pets at home (or for the added holiday expense of a boarding kennel!).
Treasure Island offers pet friendly cabins, camping, motorhome and caravan sites. Plus there’s even the luxurious option of an en-suite site, which was our choice. Holidaying with dogs never felt so good!
NRMA Treasure Island features and activities
Resort fun activities and entertainment
From several separate swimming pool areas and a water park, to the big jumping pillow and year-round kids club and outdoor activities, children will never get bored at Treasure Island!
Kids Club entertainment program
Treasure Island offers an excellent kids club program year-round with a weekly schedule. All kinds of kid-appropriate sporting fun, games, arts and crafts can be found on the entertainment program handed to you upon check in.
Many of the family activities are free of charge, with some paid activities on offer too. These can include fun options such as hair braiding, jewellery making or T-shirt painting. From the under-5s right up to teenagers, there’s something for every child at Treasure Island!
NRMA Treasure Island swimming pools
There are four swimming pools at NRMA Treasure Island. All of them have surrounding quality lounges, shade – and of course a good supply of pool noodles and pool floaties!
The first pool we visited was the Riverside Pool, which as the name suggests, is located adjacent to the lovely Biggera Creek canal – complete with houseboats! Townhouse Riverside Villas are located around one side of this quiet, picturesque swimming pool. A peaceful oasis, this is where you go for a relaxing sun lounge or swim.
Pool number two that we visited was the Lagoon Pool, complete with gorgeous palms and a cascading waterfall. This pool area also plays host to two waterfall spas! Surrounded by beautiful Lagoon Deluxe Villas, this is a gorgeous pool to lounge by to the dulcet sounds of a waterfall.
Last but not least is the beautiful resort main pool. This huge area is actually two more large heated pools in one area plus a canal snaking from a slide pool.
A fun waterslide tips its riders down a slope and into the main pool, which also has a sloped beach-style access inwards, making it especially accessible. A pirate ship juts out between the two big pools housing squirting water cannons for the kids to shoot each other with.
Whilst we visited all the swimming pools more than once, the main pool complex was our favourite, especially in the evenings when the pool is lit up a vibrant blue!
Resort Water Park
Yep – this Gold Coast holiday park has it’s own water play park included! Shipwreck Shores Waterpark is pirate themed of course (aaaar!) and a whole lot of fun. The kids will love this large water feature with tons of squirty, water splashing fountains of fun!
Dodge through the fountain tunnels, get thoroughly soaked under the spouting dragon and get ready for the big skull and crossbones bucket – it’s a huge dunk that will have the kids screaming with laughter!
A jumping pillow and tennis court
In addition to all the organised free fun there are plenty more activities to do anytime during the day, such as the big, shaded bouncy pillow. My girls gave this jumping pillow a big thumbs up for both bounciness – and a view of the movie screen!
There’s a full-sized court for sports such as tennis and basketball too, which is also incorporated in to the activity program.
There’s even a ping pong table, plus a pool table inside the Bistro!
From the dedicated toddler and pre-schooler playground located near the main pool, to playgrounds big enough for my teenagers, the park playgrounds are a lot of fun – and help burn off some of that boundless kid holiday energy!
My kid’s loved the big slide next to the jumping pillow. There’s another playground located outside of an amenities and laundry area.
The Tiny Tots playground is absolutely adorable, with tiny hedge paths revealing plastic play gyms and little slides – good luck getting your toddler out of this one!
Don’t worry, us adults are catered for too – our playground is an outdoor gym! That’s if you’ve got any energy left from the jumping pillow (or all those margaritas by the pool!)
Movies Under The Stars
One of our favourite things to do at Treasure Island was watch Movies Under The Stars. Screening several times a week, this outdoor cinema is a real hit. All the latest family movie hits are played – we saw Scoob, Onward, Disney’s Frozen 2 and Mulan during our stay. Many families take a picnic blanket or camp chairs to settle down in the deliciously balmy Queensland weather to watch the movie. For added fun, my kids would sometimes choose to watch it whilst they were bouncing on the Jumping Pillow!
Go Kart hire and Mini Golf Course
As if that isn’t enough things for families to do together at Treasure Island, other popular paid activities include Go-Karts (helmets are provided) to peddle around the park and a 18-hole Holey Moley Mini Golf course at just $4 per person. There’s DVD and Chess hire too.
NRMA members pay half price
Many paid resort activities are discounted by 50% if you are an NRMA Blue Member! That’s a great holiday money saver for the family budget.
Bistro and bar
With the on-site licensed Galleons Bistro and bar, there’s no need to even step out of NRMA Treasure Island to go in search of a family meal! This a-la-carte menu restaurant with family favourites and daily specials is a sure holiday winner.
The elegant timber-vaulted airy design of the Bistro and its expansive outdoor dining areas offer a lovely dining atmosphere.
With the Water Park located opposite, you may have some difficulty keeping the kids at the table after their meal, though!
From pet friendly cabins to deluxe poolside villas, powered and unpowered motorhome, bus and tent camping sites, to ensuite caravan sites and tent sites – NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort has you covered!
Our stay was on a pet-friendly powered en-suite caravan site, as we are currently travelling with our dog, but Treasure Island also offer a huge range of accommodation alternatives to camping and caravanning – from apartments by the lagoon pool, to peaceful riverside deluxe cabins.
Different en-suite options include riverside en-suite sites, and dog-friendly en-suite sites.
Our pet-friendly ensuite site was very convenient. Treasure island ensuites are very modern and elegant. Although we have our own bathroom in our caravan, we all wanted to use the Treasure Island ensuite!
Our en-suite featured a large double-sized shower, toilet and vanity with complimentary toiletries.
When it comes time to set up your caravan, motorhome or tent, connections are a breeze with close and simple fittings.
I’d highly recommend booking a Treasure Island en-suite site for the height of caravanning and camping luxury!
Take a look around our caravan ensuite site on our video here…
NRMA Treasure Island park facilities
Every necessary and useful holiday park facility can be found at Treasure Island.
There’s a Reception, a basics shop that also sells ice creams (the ultimate holiday essential!) and a great Bistro for easy no-washing-up family meals that every mum and dad needs!
The park itself is a tropical delight with extensive gardens and connecting pathways, all kept immaculately. A cast of what seems like thousands of staff circulate to ensure everything is ship-shape (aaar, me hearties!) and in order. This is a holiday that is seamless, easy and fuss-free for holiday makers.
Two laundries on site
Tired at queueing at holiday park laundries? At Treasure Island there’s not one laundry but two! Both guest laundries feature several machines ($4 a wash, takes $1 gold coins – $4 drying cycle), washing lines, plus the Riverside Laundry has large dryers. Spending half your life waiting or watching for a washing machine on your holiday whilst your kids have fun without you isn’t an issue at this holiday park!
There are well fitted-out Camp Kitchens with dining tables both inside and out, plus several covered BBQ areas with dining tables dotted around the park too.
There are two large communal toilet and shower amenities, and both are spacious, modern, spotlessly clean and well-maintained. Accessible amenities are also on site.
The park also offers Dump Points to empty your porta pottie, motorhome or caravan toilet cassettes.
The perfect Gold Coast holiday base
There’s no doubt about it – the NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort makes a fantastic Queensland holiday base, with all the big Gold Coast attractions just minutes away.
Located at Biggera Waters near Labrador in Queensland, NRMA Treasure Island is around half an hour from the NSW-Queensland border at Tweed Heads. It’s approximately 35 minutes taxi or Uber ride from the Gold Coast Airport, 9 hours drive up the Pacific Highway and M1 motorway from Sydney, and around an hour’s drive to Brisbane (slightly longer in peak-hour traffic).
This makes Treasure Island the perfect Brisbane weekend retreat or Gold Coast family holiday choice.
Local tourist attractions and Gold Coast day trips
Just 15 minute down the road from the holiday park you’ll find the world-famous Surfers Paradise, with its pristine white beaches and bustling holiday entertainment.
Gold Coast theme parks
Treasure Island is just twenty minutes drive to the theme parks Movie World, Dreamworld and Whitewater World, and fifteen minutes to Sea World.
Don’t miss the beautiful Gold Coast Hinterland too. Mount Tamborine is forty minutes drive, and Springbrook National Park – home of the amazing Natural Bridge – is just under an hour.
If you’re really motivated, you can even do a day trip up to Bindi and Bob Irwin’s home, Australia Zoo, at around 2 hours drive away (146kms)!
Gold Coast Theme Park discount tickets
If you’re heading up to one of the Gold Coast theme parks, or other great attractions you can purchase discounted tickets at park reception, including tickets to Warner Bros Movie World, Sea World, Wet’n’Wild Gold Coast, Australian Outback Spectacular, Dreamworld , Whitewater World and Wildlife Currumbin Sanctuary.
Gold Coast shopping malls
Don’t miss out of the famous Gold Coast shopping during your visit. The Harbour Town designer outlet centre (you can even take your dog to the outside areas there) is just down the road from Treasure Island, or a two minute drive, as is Australia Fair. It’s twenty minutes to the massive Pacific Fair shopping mall and the second-largest shopping centre, the Robina Town Centre.
Book your Queensland holiday now!
NRMA Treasure Island has your next Gold Coast family holiday covered. A great location, modern facilities, pet friendly options, masses of activities for the kids and family entertainment. There’s everything you need to allow you to relax and unwind – or rev-up the family fun so that you all have a great time together – it’s family holidays made easy!
Find out more or book your accommodation for NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort at the official website here.
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All information is correct as at February 2021 – please check the above website link for relevant, up to date information and accommodation prices.
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