Gold Coast tourist parks hit the ‘jackpot’

As the Gold Coast enjoys an influx of visitors for the school holidays and this weekend’s marathon event, the city is trumpeting its latest achievement in tourism.

For the first time, all seven of the city-run tourist parks and its campground have won Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Award for 2017.

From Kirra to Jacobs Well and South Straddie, it seems we offer pristine facilities to those looking for a laid back, budget holiday.


Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the award celebrates businesses that have consistently received great traveller reviews on the popular website.

“This is the jackpot for the Gold Coast,” Cr Gates said.

“It’s great for the city that everyone who is visiting our parks is having a fantastic time and taking the trouble of reporting back to Trip Advisor

“It’s totally unsolicited. They just report to Trip Advisor of their experience, and there have been hundreds of positive experiences here on the Gold Coast, so for every park to be nominated is spectacular!”

Cr Gates explained the Council took at keen interest in keeping the tourist parks clean, well run and modern.

“There’s an annual budget allocation and we’re continually making improvements to the parks all the time.”

“We’ve got the best weather, the best location and obviously our parks are being very well run!”

The properties awarded include:
o Broadwater Tourist Park (for the fourth year running)
o Burleigh Beach Tourist Park (for the second year running)
o Jacobs Well Tourist Park (for the first time)
o Kirra Beach Tourist Park (for the third year running)
o Main Beach Tourist Park (for the fifth year running)
o Ocean Beach Tourist Park (for the third year running)
o Tallebudgera Tourist Park (for the fourth year running)
o South Stradbroke Island Camping (for the second year running)

**The award takes into account the quality, quantity and timing of reviews submitted by global travellers on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months.
To qualify, a business must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five; have a minimum number of reviews; and must be listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.