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Profile: North Star Holiday Resort & Caravan Park

North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point is an idyllic, family-friendly destination located just 25 minutes south of Gold Coast Airport on the beautiful Tweed Coast.

You will find North Star nestled between the pristine Hastings Point beach and safe tidal estuary of Cudgera Creek.

Spread over 10 hectares, North Star’s manicured gardens and gracious palms add to the sub-tropical ambience and tranquil, relaxing vibe that prevails throughout this popular park.

The resort is surrounded by national parks and offers countless spots year-round for swimming, kayaking, and family fun in the sun. Hastings Point’s white sandy beach stretches for kilometres to the north and south, with great options for those who enjoy surfing, fishing, a stroll or a beach run. Whale watching from June to November is another popular pastime on the beaches and headlands nearby to the resort.

Accommodation at North Star ranges from luxury poolside spa villas to spacious family cabins, caravan and camp sites. Cabins and villas are fully self-contained, with everything required to cook for a hungry family. Many North Star cabins have BBQs on the deck or guests can use the large ‘Camp Kitchen’ or outdoor BBQ area, centrally located in the park grounds with seating for up to 100 people.

Whatever style of accommodation you choose at the North Star, almost all activities for the kids are free of charge during your stay.

Sammy’s Adventure Lagoon, takes family holidays to a new and exciting level. Sammy’s features a maze of water slides and water cannons, and the ‘Big Dripper’, a 600 litre bucket that slowly fills with water, dumping a much anticipated torrent of water-fuelled fun every six minutes.

Standing alongside North Star’s popular Sammy’s Adventure Lagoon, the two new 8.2 metre high tubular water slides add water-fuelled fun at every twist and turn as they spiral their way more than 60 metres down to poolside landing platforms below.

Sammy’s is complemented by North Star’s seasonally heated swimming pools, as well as tennis, games room, pool tables and outdoor playground. North Star has its own kids’ club, Neptune’s Castle. Fully-supervised and free, kids are welcome to join in the fun and games at this gigantic indoor centre during off-peak weekends and daily throughout the school holidays.

Designed for kids aged 3-12 years, Neptune’s offers hours of fun with a three level spiral slide, mirror maze, flying fox, themed activities and arts and crafts. This means parents have free time to seek out North Star’s popular ‘grown-up’ experiences, including Seascape Leisure Centre, a luxury retreat that offers massages, beauty treatments, hairdressing salon, 25- metre lap pool, temperature-controlled spas, sauna and gym.

You won’t want to miss the recently refurbished Marine Discovery Centre, home of one of Australia’s largest, privately funded museums. The Centre is a showcase of state-of-the-art light and sound technology, fitted with interactive digital terminals and world-class marine and coastal science displays.

The Centre hosts educational programs for students and North Star Holiday Resort guests. Individuals and families are also welcome to visit the Centre year-round.

There’s also great contemporary dining at North Star’s restaurant, Ripples, a spacious, family-friendly and affordable venue for a quick snack, a leisurely coffee or relaxing lunch or dinner. Ripples also hosts pop-up kitchens outdoors at the resort on movie nights and during special kids events during school holidays.

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By Tanya Nissen
Tanya is mum to two teenage girls and is the Production Manager for Kids on the Coast/ Kids in the City. She has experience working in the print & digital publishing industry for a number of years with skills in keeping the production schedule organised, social media and website design. When not being taxi-Mum to her girls, Tanya enjoys camping, reading, digital scrapbooking and boating. Kids on the Coast is a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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