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Family escapes

Looking for somewhere affordable to stay and relax with your family on weekends and school holidays?

We have rooms sleeping up to seven people, with no minimum stay. During peak season all rooms incur an increased rate. Peak season covers all Queensland long weekends and school holidays.

We allow a maximum of three rooms per booking and bookings can be made up to three months in advance.

Check-in is from 2pm and check-out is at 11am, unless otherwise advised.

There are lots of fun things to keep the kids entertained during your stay. We have Casual Climbing at our indoor rock wall on Saturdays and over the school holidays, as well as lots of fun school holiday activities at our Coast Club program. We also have sporting equipment available if you want to shoot hoops or have a hit on the tennis courts.

Please note: Queensland Recreation Centres are alcohol and smoke free venues.


For detailed pricing information, please view our fees and charges schedule.


Gold Coast Recreation Centre

The Gold Coast Recreation Centre is located on the beachfront at Tallebudgera Beach. There are a variety of fun things to see and do in and around this area including the big five theme parks, cafes, restaurants and walking tracks (PDF, 153K). Check out the Visit Gold Coast website for more information.

David Fleay Wildlife Park and Burleigh Head National Park are both within walking distance from the centre. There are public BBQs located on either side of the centre and a communal television room for our guests.

Gold Coast booking enquiry.

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre redevelopment concept

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre redevelopment concept

Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre

The Sunshine Coast Recreation Centre is a secluded getaway behind Currimundi Beach, near the mouth of Currimundi Lake. Our brand new accommodation is perfectly situated for day trips to Noosa, Australia Zoo and the Glass House Mountains. Check out the Visit Sunshine Coast website for more information.

A walking trail through the coastal wetlands area leading up to Currimundi Lake is accessible from the Centre.

Sunshine Coast booking enquiry


All of our rooms include:

  • Ensuited bathroom
  • Fan or air-conditioning
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Crockery

Linen packages are available to hire through the centre and include sheets, blanket, pillow and towel. Alternatively, you can bring your own.


  • 25-metre heated swimming pool (NB: A Facility booking is required for use of the pool)
  • Gym – Gold Coast only (NB: A facility booking is required for use of the Gym, hours of use apply)
  • Sports field/oval
  • Indoor and outdoor courts
  • Direct beach access

Use is subject to availability, please contact reception if you would like access to any of our facilities.


Both locations have secure on-site parking, subject to availability.


To make a booking:

  1. Complete the enquiry form for your chosen centre below.
  2. We will contact you to confirm your details and process your payment.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email once your booking has been processed.

Please read the terms and conditions prior to booking.

Last updated
6 July 2018