A (family) group of us camped on powered sites just before Christmas for a long weekend. The park is very clean and tidy and amentiies were immaculate, but dated. The park has a friendly, relaxed, laid-back feel and even though it was a very busy time, it didn't feel crowded.
I found comments about the managers unfounded - they were very professional, courteous and helpful.
The camp kitchen is great. We made use of the pizza oven and had a delicious feast! Plenty of fridge and freezer space.
The fishing was great - plenty of bream and even a good sized mud-crab caught off the banks.
The negatives: there is no pool and the midgies almost carried us away. No insect repellant seemed to stop them - we tried rid, aeroguard and off. My brother-in-law was so coated in bites we had to dose him up with antihistamine. A week later he is still itching and coated in sores. On the last day a lady told us that you need something oil-based as their bites can't penetrate it. Bushman's is about the only repellant that works, or baby oil..
The price is quite expensive for what you get - the same price as the park in town that has a big pool and is central to everything.
It really is alovely park, but due to the lack of pool and those horrible biting insects we wont be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gateway Lifestyle Rainbow Waters is located just north of the Sunshine Coast in the Wide Bay - Burnett region of Queensland. Situated at Carlo Point, we are only minutes from the popular coastal township of Rainbow Beach. Positioned on a tidal inlet of the Great Sandy Straits and with boat ramps on your doorstep this is the perfect location to take advantage of boating, fishing, crabbing, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and countless other water based activities. Or perhaps take a daytrip to the coloured sands or World Heritage listed Fraser Island in your 4WD or book a tour with one of the local operators. Gateway Lifestyle Rainbow Waters is a stunning coastal retreat and offers a myriad of wonderful activities for holidaymakers of all ages and interests. We have a range of accommodation options from cabins and villa's to slab and bush camping. Only 3 hours north of Brisbane, 1.5 hours north of the Sunshine Coast Airport (Maroochydore) and 50 minutes from the historical goldmine town of Gympie, Rainbow Beach is a popular tourist destination with stunning beaches and outstanding National Parks to explore! Some features and facilities at this holiday park include- - Camp kitchen with pizza oven - Recreation room with TV, library & games room - Kids playground - Open campfires permitted - Kiosk with ice, bait & firewood Gateway Lifestyle Holiday Parks are dedicated to providing you with the best holidays possible and wish to advise some locations are undergoing development as we continue to improve our parks. You may experience some noise during your stay, for further details, please contact our friendly park managers. ... more less
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