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Your Guide to Brisbane on a Budget

Your Guide to Brisbane on a Budget

What can you do in Brisbane without breaking the bank? Well, you’re in luck. In Brisbane, the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and it’s often free. From beautiful tropical gardens to vibrant markets, Brisbane has you (and your wallet) covered. Here are our top things to do in Brisbane on a budget. […]

Your Guide to Brisbane on a Budget

What can you do in Brisbane without breaking the bank? Well, you’re in luck. In Brisbane, the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and it’s often free. From beautiful tropical gardens to vibrant markets, Brisbane has you (and your wallet) covered. Here are our top things to do in Brisbane on a budget.

Explore Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Pack a (homemade) picnic and head to Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. A lush experience, the subtropical botanic gardens lay along the city’s inland. There are also free guided walks and exhibitions for both kids and adults. See here for more parks and outdoor activities near Brisbane Holiday Village.

Cycle the New Farm Riverwalk

The New Farm Riverwalk sits on the river across from the eastern side of Kangaroo Point. Overlooking the most scenic part of Brisbane River and Stony Bridge, the route meanders its way from the Story Bridge to New Farm Park. And if you don’t fancy cycling, the walk is also happily separated into roadways for both cyclists and pedestrians.

Go Swimming at Streets Beach

Brisbane’s iconic man-made beach at South Bank boasts a lagoon pool surrounded by white sandy beaches and Palm trees. Free to use, Streets Beach is a great place for both adults and kids alike – kick back and relax with a book or watch your kids splash around. Qualified lifeguards patrol the area all year.

Explore the Vibrant Markets

The Davies Park (West End), Rocklea and Carseldine markets are always great spots to spend a morning wandering between stalls. Browse everything from flowers to pre-loved clothes, and then stop for a taste of the local food on offer.

Enjoy an Inexpensive Feast

There are tons of tasty cheap eats in Brisbane. Try The Triffid’s beer garden for free music and inexpensive meals or taste the $10 cheeseburgers from Miss Kays on George St. Looking for something a bit lighter? Beach Burrito Co do $3 tacos on Tuesdays or Roll’d Queens Plaza serves rice paper rolls for just $3.90 each.

Hit the Beaches and Surf

Sunshine Coast Beaches, just south of Noosa Heads, is a quieter spot where you can relax, the kids can play in the sand, or you can hit the surf (beware of the rip!). After the beach, visit the townships of Maleny, Woodford and Dayboro.

Take in the Local History 

Take a free guided tour of Brisbane’s City Hall and learn about the art, architecture and history. Top tip: Book in or arrive early as it’s a popular spot and groups tend to fill up pretty quickly. Afterwards, head upstairs to the Museum of Brisbane for an extra dose of local history.

Top Tip: Use the CityHopper to travel around the city. It’s a free ferry that takes passengers from North Quay to Sydney Street every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight.

Planning your holiday to Brisbane and looking for affordable, quality accommodation close to the CBD? Contact Brisbane Holiday Village on 07 3341 6133, fill out our online form, or email us at sales@brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au.

Best Things To Do With Kids On A Rainy Day

Best Things To Do With Kids On A Rainy Day

Don’t let rain ruin your holiday to Brisbane. Instead, have a couple of great wet-weather saviours up your sleeve. Luckily, Brisbane has a number of fun indoor activities to choose from. From interactive museums to a bouncy trampoline park, try one of these nine activity ideas for when the heavens open. Play a Board Game […]

Best Things To Do With Kids On A Rainy Day

Don’t let rain ruin your holiday to Brisbane. Instead, have a couple of great wet-weather saviours up your sleeve. Luckily, Brisbane has a number of fun indoor activities to choose from. From interactive museums to a bouncy trampoline park, try one of these nine activity ideas for when the heavens open.

Play a Board Game

Make your own fun in your holiday cabin or in our holiday park’s welcome lounge. No matter how young or old your kids are, board games are a traditional family favourite. From Monopoly to Chess and Family Feud, they’ll surely be entertained for hours. 

Explore the Queensland Museum or Sciencentre

One of the best things about a holiday is getting out and exploring, and the rain doesn’t have to stop you! Go indoors and explore Natural History at the Queensland Museum or Science at Sciencentre for a fun-filled day of learning and activities.

 Get Creative at Plaster Fun House

Plaster Fun House is a fun place to spend the morning or afternoon with your children. From $3 per piece, the kids will be able to get creative, painting pre-prepared plaster creations. With hundreds of plaster pieces to choose from, it’s as much fun for you as it is for your kids. 

Get Interactive at the Workshop Rail Museum

An exciting adventure for children and rail enthusiasts of all ages, the Workshop Rail Museum in Ipswich brings history to life with a range of hands-on exhibits. 

Bowling and Ice Skating

Always a classic option, bowling and ice skating can still draw a happy crowd. Tucked away amongst the fashion set in the Wintergarden, Strike Bowling in Brisbane is a kid’s dream. Or, in both North and South Brisbane, Ice World is a great place for kids to skate around while listening to entertaining music. 

Watch a Movie

It’s a time honoured classic, but nothing beats eating some popcorn while you enjoy watching a movie on the big screen. Try Event Cinemas; wherever you find yourself, the franchise has a couple of locations in Brisbane to choose from.

Go Shopping at Westfield Garden City

In the suburb of Upper Mount Gravatt, Westfield Garden City is one of Brisbane’s major shopping centres. Spend hours entertaining your kids by exploring, shopping, and eating at one of the 440 stores, cafes and restaurants. 

Jump around at Sky Zone

Head to Sky Zone where your kids can jump and play on the hundreds of trampolines. Toddler areas are available, and if your little ones get bored of jumping, there’s also the Skyland on site – Brisbane’s only three storey laser tag arena. 

When the rain clears up, check out our other top child-friendly things to do in Brisbane. 

Planning a trip to Brisbane and looking for a family-friendly place to stay? Contact Brisbane Holiday Village on 07 3341 6133, fill out our online form, or email our friendly team at sales@brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au. With great children’s facilities from a splash pool to a mini golf course and playgrounds, we can help.

Packing Hacks for Travelling Light

Packing Hacks for Travelling Light

Setting off on your next adventure? Are you a world-class packing procrastinator? A ‘throw-everything in’ traveller? Or an ‘I don’t know what to pack so I pack the wrong stuff and now I have no clothes.. or food’.. voyager? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there: hauling WAY too much stuff away with us, only to […]

Packing Hacks for Travelling Light

Setting off on your next adventure?

Are you a world-class packing procrastinator? A ‘throw-everything in’ traveller? Or an ‘I don’t know what to pack so I pack the wrong stuff and now I have no clothes.. or food’.. voyager?

Don’t worry, we’ve all been there: hauling WAY too much stuff away with us, only to realise a day or two into our camping holiday that we won’t need half of it, and what we do need.. we left behind.. So, to save your spine (and your sanity), here are some simple tips on how to travel light – you’ll thank us later.

1.   Don’t Pack Last Minute

Seriously! When we pack at the last minute, we’re likely to pack more than we need because we’re not taking the time to think about it. Start packing, or at least thinking about what you might need, a few days before leaving.

If you don’t want your holiday to turn into a screaming-fest of overstuffed backpacks, sluggish hikes and unnecessary expenses (like having to buy an entire new tub of margarine even though you just bought a new one back at home) make sure you pack these essential items:

  • Food
    • Start thinking about the quantities of food you may need, what sort of facilities will be available to you, if the food requires refrigeration or if it spoils easily. You may want to reconsider some of the more delicate options, unless they will be consumed early in the trip.
  • First Aid (including bug repellant)
    • Very important! You never know when you need it and if you forget it, you’ll wish you didn’t!
  • Toys, books, boardgames or other technology-free entertainment options
    • Think about bringing something to entertain everyone – If you’re going camping, you’ll probably be spending some close-quarters time with your companions. Avoid arguments where possible!
  • Clothes
    • Yes, really! but actually consider what you really NEED. You’re probably not going to need high heals and a sparkly party dress if you’re going camping with the family
  • Bedding
    • Relaxation is often the reason behind a holiday or camping trip, so it makes sense to ensure your night will be a comfortable one
  • Empty Zip-lock Bags
    • Avoid losing little bits and pieces, save left over food, store spices, ropes, toiletries, etc, or stop your toothbrush becoming a furry petrie-dish of other people’s hair and germs… Zip-lock bags are always a good idea!
  • Batteries of various sizes
    • Ensure you’re always prepared! Also great to use as a bargaining tool: “I’ll give you my spare battery if you give me that big fish you caught this morning..”

2.   Go for Multi-Functionality 

It sounds simple, but giving priority to items that serve more than one purpose can easily cut your load. Does that towel double up as a blanket? Can those shoes be worn in the day and the night? If yes, choose them over items that can’t.

3.   Check the Facilities

If you’re camping or staying in a holiday park, check the facilities beforehand. There might already be a kitchen, so you might not need to pack your cooker or utensils. They also might provide pillows and bedding so you can ditch the sleeping bags. If they’ve got an on-site hairdryer, you can leave that at home too… you get the idea!

4.   Minimise Food and Toiletries

If you’re only staying for a short amount of time, take some toiletries in small travel bottles. You can also check if the place you’re going to has a restaurant or shops nearby. If it does, you won’t need to go crazy stocking up on food and toiletries. You can always buy what you need when you get there. 

5.   Create an Itinerary

When it comes to packing light, an itinerary can be an essential guide to what stays in and what’s left out. For example, if you’re going to be playing sports and you know that there is a laundry service near or on your accommodation, you may only need to take one set of sports clothes, rather than several.

 

Travelling to Brisbane and looking for quality accommodation?

Stay with us at Brisbane Holiday Village!

We strive to cater to all budgets and offer many spacious, self-contained accommodation options that range from camp and caravan sites (powered, unpowered and ensuite), to our gorgeous holiday cabins (all independently star rated between 3 and 5 stars).

Our village offers a huge variety of tropical resort-style facilities and beautiful landscaped gardens are beyond comparison with other camping and caravan parks in Queensland. We offer: FREE WIFI, a lagoon pool, kiddies splash pool (with water fountains), on-site restaurant, mini-golf, tennis court, multi-purpose sports field, free parking and so much more!

 

We offer a BEST rate guarantee on our Holiday CabinsCaravan and Camp Sites when you book directly with us! so Grab a great holiday deal OR give our friendly reception staff a call on (07) 3341 6133.

We hope to see you soon as you test your packing prowess!

– The BHV Team

 

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7 Things You Should Always Pack for a Road Trip

7 Things You Should Always Pack for a Road Trip

Road trips with children usually go one of three ways They can be: Enjoyable OR Bearable OR Downright painful Careful planning is essential to reduce the likelihood of constant the whining from the back seat which, if your children are young enough, can develop into cries and screams. Travelling by car is generally cheaper and […]

7 Things You Should Always Pack for a Road Trip

Road trips with children usually go one of three ways

They can be:

  1. Enjoyable OR
  2. Bearable OR
  3. Downright painful

Careful planning is essential to reduce the likelihood of constant the whining from the back seat which, if your children are young enough, can develop into cries and screams.

Travelling by car is generally cheaper and more convenient. It also gives you much more flexibility when it comes to visiting attractions in your chosen holiday surrounds. So it really is worth doing.

If you don’t want your car to turn into a scream fest, make sure you pack these essential items:

  1. Food Glorious Food

Pack plenty of food including lunch and snacks. You might be planning to stop for lunch, but you’ll be thankful that you have some sandwiches if your children are snoozing and you don’t want to wake them up by stopping the car.

  1. First Aid (including bug repellant)

You never know when you need it and if you forget it, you’ll wish you didn’t!

Have a first aid kit in the car that is equipped with everything you need for scrapes and scratches. Make sure it contains Panadol, insect repellent and some sunscreen. If you stop at a playground along the way, you’ll have these essentials covered without having to dig through suitcases.

  1. Toys

Think about bringing something to entertain everyone – If you’re going camping, you’ll probably be spending some close-quarters time with your companions. Avoid arguments where possible!

While favourite old toys are important,  if you have a hidden goodie bag in the front seat containing little new toys, you can dig one out each time your child starts to whimper. Hopefully, it’ll give you another good hour of peace and quiet. They don’t have to be anything major – matchbox cars, colouring books or figurines are great for young children. A new rattle or soft toy is perfect for babies.

  1. Change of Clothes

Your car boot is probably packed to the brink and you can be sure that your child will fall into a muddy puddle or have a toileting accident when you don’t have a change of clothes. Don’t risk needing to get everything out of the boot to reach a spare pair of pants. Have a change of clothes for every child, regardless of age, somewhere in the front or backseat.

  1. Empty Zip-lock Bags

Another reason your children might need a change of clothes is if they get carsick. Reduce the likelihood of that awful smell in your car by placing zip-lock bags beside each child in the backseat.

  1. Batteries of Various Sizes

You don’t want a favourite toy running out of batteries within the first hour of your trip. Packing batteries will mean the fix is easy and painless.

 

Road-tripping to Brisbane and looking for quality accommodation?

Unwind after a long road trip at Brisbane Holiday Village!

We strive to cater to all budgets and offer many spacious, self-contained accommodation options that range from camp and caravan sites (powered, unpowered and ensuite), to our gorgeous holiday cabins (all independently star rated between 3 and 5 stars).

Our village offers a huge variety of tropical resort-style facilities and beautiful landscaped gardens are beyond comparison with other camping and caravan parks in Queensland. We offer: FREE WIFI, a lagoon pool, kiddies splash pool (with water fountains), on-site restaurant, mini-golf, tennis court, multi-purpose sports field, free parking and so much more!

We offer a BEST rate guarantee on our Holiday CabinsCaravan and Camp Sites when you book directly with us! so Grab a great holiday deal OR give our friendly reception staff a call on (07) 3341 6133.

We hope to see you at our Village, on your next road trip!

– The BHV Team

 

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Why a Holiday Village Beats a Hotel

Why a Holiday Village Beats a Hotel

Hotels might sell themselves as luxurious, affordable retreats, but if you look into alternatives you’ll find that your money can be better spent elsewhere. By looking at alternatives, you can get everything a hotel has to offer and more. Holiday Villages offer a great deal more than a hotel does. Once you have your first […]

Why a Holiday Village Beats a Hotel

Hotels might sell themselves as luxurious, affordable retreats, but if you look into alternatives you’ll find that your money can be better spent elsewhere. By looking at alternatives, you can get everything a hotel has to offer and more.

Holiday Villages offer a great deal more than a hotel does. Once you have your first experience, you won’t go back to a matchbox-sized hotel room.

Here just some of the reasons why a holiday village beats a hotel:

Self-Contained Accommodation 

Hotels can get very expensive and inconvenient when you don’t have access to a full-sized fridge and kitchen. Late night snacks, easy breakfasts and BBQs for lunch beat the inconvenience and expense of having nothing but a mini-bar to choose from.

Extra Activities On-Site

If you’re lucky, a hotel might have a gym, maybe a swimming pool and not much else in terms of activities to do on-site. Why not go for something that offers plenty of features including mini golf, resort style swimming pools and so much more.

Opportunities to Meet New People

It’s easy to find yourself holed up inside the 4 walls of your hotel room. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. You might find yourself making plenty of new connections at a holiday village where the relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes it easy to get chatting to those around you.

Convenient Parking Spaces

Why pay extra for parking at a hotel or even worse, find yourself stuck with street parking which is neither convenient nor secure. Holiday villages offer safe parking right next to your accommodation, making it easy to pack and unpack your luggage.

A Safer Solution

Holiday parks are simply a safer option that hotels and motels, especially when it comes to family escapes. A holiday village is like its own small community and when you walk out of the door you enter that world. When you stay at a hotel, you open your door to busy streets or strange cities. This poses many dangers for individuals of all ages, but especially children. Stay on the safe side and make a booking at a holiday village.

Room to Move

Stuffy hotel rooms where you eat, sleep and socialise in the one room can be pretty limiting. Imagine holiday cabins with space to lounge, cook, and socialise with a big group. Book cabins side by side with a larger group and you’ll love being able to spend quality time together with plenty of room to move and have fun.

Want to have a holiday where the accommodation ticks all the boxes? You can’t go past Brisbane Holiday Village for perfect family-friendly accommodation. Unwind with us and we’ll give you the whole package. A holiday village is your home away from home and so much more! Contact us today to discuss our cabin and campsite options.

Why a Holiday Village is Perfect for a School Camp

Why a Holiday Village is Perfect for a School Camp

When it comes to organising a school camp, it can be so hard to find that middle-ground accommodation. The locations usually vary between being dormitory-like and being high-end luxury that your school simply can’t afford. Next time you’re organising a school camp, think outside the box and consider a Holiday Village in Brisbane. Here’s why […]

Why a Holiday Village is Perfect for a School Camp

When it comes to organising a school camp, it can be so hard to find that middle-ground accommodation. The locations usually vary between being dormitory-like and being high-end luxury that your school simply can’t afford.

Next time you’re organising a school camp, think outside the box and consider a Holiday Village in Brisbane. Here’s why it’s the perfect decision for your school group:

They Provide Activities On-Site

When you’re not out and about, it can be hard to keep the kids entertained if there’s nothing to do on-site. Brisbane Holiday Village boasts an 18-hole mini golf course, playgrounds, a pool area, tennis court, table tennis and even a multi-purpose sports field. With these facilities, there will never be a dull moment. 

Children Are in a Safe and Secure Environment

No matter how old the children are, they are still in your duty of care. You want them to be in a safe and secure environment at all times. A holiday village will keep them away from busy roads and streets. 

It’s Comfortable and Relaxing for the Teachers Too

Once the lights are out for the students, the teachers get the time to relax and they definitely deserve that time. School camps can be completely exhausting and teachers are often spending time away from their own children and loved ones, which can be difficult. Having a space with a full kitchen, comfortable beds and the amenities they need will give them the chance to unwind in a space that feels like home.

There’s On-Site Catering

Holiday villages are used to catering for large groups. That can make things easier when you are running on a tight schedule with your children. If meals run late then it could mean missing out on planned activities, which definitely isn’t something you want. You also don’t want to deal with hungry children. Onsite catering will keep your students fed and your schedule running smoothly.

They’re Often Close to Local Attractions Suitable for Children

Time is of the essence when it comes to school camps and you certainly don’t want to waste time travelling long distances. Holiday villages are well-suited for families and school groups alike because they are located close to many local attractions and activities suited to children. Brisbane Holiday village is located only 20 minutes from Dreamworld, WhiteWater world, Wet ‘n’ Wild and Movie World.

They’re the Right Price

Holiday villages offer competitive prices for school groups. Whether you are looking at occupying cabins or a campsite, you will be sure to find reasonable prices for the facilities provided.

If you haven’t considered a holiday village in Brisbane for your next school camp, you definitely should! Brisbane Holiday Village ticks all the boxes and will have your students and teachers raving about the trip! Contact us today for more information.

Corporate Accommodation in Brisbane

Corporate Accommodation in Brisbane

Choosing corporate accommodation in Brisbane can be tricky. You want to ensure you have the right blend of a professional, yet relaxed space. It needs to have all the comforts of a hotel but not feel ‘stuffy’ or as though where people are isolated from one another in small rooms. So just how do you […]

Corporate Accommodation in Brisbane

Choosing corporate accommodation in Brisbane can be tricky. You want to ensure you have the right blend of a professional, yet relaxed space. It needs to have all the comforts of a hotel but not feel ‘stuffy’ or as though where people are isolated from one another in small rooms.

So just how do you go about choosing corporate accommodation in Brisbane?

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you make your choice.

 

Does it Have a Friendly Atmosphere?

Brisbane has a massive amount of accommodation options available. But if you’re looking for something affordable, whilst not compromising on quality, with a friendly atmosphere, you might want to consider a holiday village. A holiday village will feel relaxing immediately upon entering, rather than a high-end hotel where your clients or employees feel stifled.

Is There Room for Large Groups?

A large room for groups offers a unique way for employees or clients to bond. They can also ensure that the social connections continue into the night in a relaxed setting. Consider large cabins for your next corporate accommodation.

Is There a Restaurant On-Site?

It’s much easier if large groups don’t need to travel in multiple cars to try and find restaurants in an unfamiliar city. If the accommodation has a restaurant on site, you won’t need to worry about finding a place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They may also have catering options – perfect for your meetings.

Are There Corporate Meeting Rooms Available?

Speaking of meetings, why not have it all in the one space? Accommodation that offers: a restaurant, accommodation and a corporate meeting room in the one place, means that you’ll be able to maximise time spent with the group. Rather than being on the road travelling from place to place, you’ll spend your precious time together.

 Is There Opportunity to Partake in Team-Building Exercises?

When there’s time to relax, you might find yourself wishing your accommodation had something fun to do. Find accommodation that gives you the opportunity to unwind as a group or organise some team-building exercises on location.

Corporate Stays with Brisbane Holiday Village

If you haven’t considered a holiday village for your corporate accommodation needs, you definitely should!

Brisbane Holiday Village ticks all the boxes and will have your clients or employees raving about the trip!

We offer self-contained cabins for rent that range in size from 1 bedroom cabins suitable for up to 2 adults to 2 or 3 bedroom family cabins suitable for 2 adults and 2 children.

  • Short Term Corporate Cabins
    • Minimum stay of four (4) weeks.
    • Available in 1 and 2 bedrooms.
    • Each cabin includes linen, bathroom with shower and toilet, sitting room with dining table and chairs.
    • Cooking facilities include: an oven with grill and hot plates, microwave, refrigerator, kitchen appliances and cutlery and crockery.
    • Cabins also offer: a television, air-conditioning, iron and ironing board, basic cleaning items and driveway for one vehicle.
  • Long Term Cabins
    • Stays of four (4) months or longer.
    • Available in 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms
    • Each cabin comes partly furnished with basic furniture including: a bed/s, lounge, dining table and chairs.
    • Each cabin offers a kitchen and stove, refrigerator, private bathroom and driveway for one vehicle (linen, cutlery, appliances and similar items are not included).

Please note: We require you to view the cabins prior to completing an application. Brisbane Holiday Village’s Long Term cabins are not available to book online because each cabin varies in design and inclusions.

 

If you are interested in corporate accommodation for you, or your employee’s stay in Brisbane, you can book HERE (scroll to the bottom of the page to book), or you can give our friendly reception staff a call on (07) 3341 6133.

You can also email companybookings@brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au for any additional queries, questions, or to book your stay!

Enjoy a productive and enjoyable business stay at Brisbane Holiday Village!

– The BHV Team

 

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5 Benefits of a Family Holiday

5 Benefits of a Family Holiday

Sometimes the thought of planning and booking a family holiday seems exhausting. You think of all the work that has to go into finding the perfect accommodation and location, plus all the packing and preparing that needs to be done before you leave! It’s easy to consider all that and put ‘family holiday’ in the […]

5 Benefits of a Family Holiday

Sometimes the thought of planning and booking a family holiday seems exhausting. You think of all the work that has to go into finding the perfect accommodation and location, plus all the packing and preparing that needs to be done before you leave!

It’s easy to consider all that and put ‘family holiday’ in the too hard basket. You could just keep things the way they are – school, work, social engagements and extra-curricular activities that you are shuttling your kids to and from.

The benefits of a family holiday are enormous, for both your children and you. It’s more than just a change of scenery and a few cute photos. Once you get a taste of how great it is, you can be sure that you’ll want to take a family holiday at every opportunity you can.

Here are 5 benefits of a family holiday:

  1. It’s a Learning Experience for Both You and Your Children

Kids young and old will learn new things on a family holiday. From navigating their way through a new place to asking questions about the flora and fauna of the place they are in. They’ll learn that the world is much bigger than their hometown and is full of choice and variety.

  1. You Can Spend Quality Time with Your Family

Your family are often the people you want to be with most and the people you spend very little time with. When you take out the busy schedules, you’re able to spend quality time with each other in a relaxing environment!

  1. Everyone Gets a Chance to Relax

There’s no need to put on a performance when you’re with your family. It’s the perfect time to let your hair down, grow your beard or do something silly. Your family know you best and you don’t need to impress anyone. You can forget about work and your children can let the pressures of school life melt away.

  1. You Can Create Some Lasting Memories

Family holidays are rarely forgotten. As your children become adults they will look back at those times with nostalgia. It will help them to understand the importance of taking their own children on family holidays to give them those experiences too.

  1. You Can do Something Outside Your Comfort Zone

Have you always wanted to skydive? Maybe you want to go whale watching or visit Brisbane’s theme parks or other attractions? Tick things off your bucket list and do something you wouldn’t normally do. It’s great for the kids to step outside their comfort zone too – it teaches them the thrill and enjoyment of experiencing something new and different!

Take the Hardest Part out of Going on Holiday

There are so many benefits to a family holiday. If finding the perfect location is still making you sigh, consider booking a cabin or campsite at Brisbane Holiday Village. We will make the process completely smooth and easy, providing a great place to stay and onsite entertainment. Contact us to chat about getting the most out of your family break.

6 Reasons You Need to Visit Brisbane

6 Reasons You Need to Visit Brisbane

Queensland is a fantastic place to visit, but its capital city is often overlooked. Tourists often flock to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, missing out on everything that Brisbane has to offer. However, Brisbane is one of the most unique capital cities in Australia, and you would be denying yourself a wonderful experience if […]

6 Reasons You Need to Visit Brisbane

Queensland is a fantastic place to visit, but its capital city is often overlooked. Tourists often flock to the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, missing out on everything that Brisbane has to offer. However, Brisbane is one of the most unique capital cities in Australia, and you would be denying yourself a wonderful experience if you didn’t visit.

Here are 6 reasons you simply must visit Brisbane:

  1. There is a Beach in the Heart of the City

Yes, really. There’s a man-made beach at South Bank as well as an interactive water play area, world class eateries and river views. In a place where the weather is warm a lot of the time, it’s worth experiencing the city and the relaxation of a swim on the beach all in one day.

  1. The Night Life

The nightlife in Brisbane is pretty spectacular and Fortitude Valley is its own fun little hub of dining, dancing and everything in between. With its multitude of restaurants, pubs, bars and clubs, it’s the ideal place to let your hair down among people who are friendly and relaxed.

  1. Adventures in the Heart of the City

Experience a capital city where you can go rock climbing and take easy hikes that will give you panoramic views of the towns below. Brisbane really is a thriving city that has it all. You can literally enjoy activities of any style without needing to travel too far.

  1. The World’s First Koala Sanctuary

The Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary is a great place to visit. It has been noted by the Guinness Book of Records as being the first and largest koala sanctuary in the world. You’ll have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with koalas, but that’s not all. You’ll also get to hand feed other Aussie animals, view free bird flight shows, and so much more.

  1. Check Out the Art Scene

Two of the best art galleries in Queensland are within walking distance of each other, conveniently located in the cultural centre of South Bank. The Queensland Art Gallery is a great place to get lost in for hours, and GOMA is an excellent, modern gallery that hosts exhibitions that are on an international scale. GOMA has a great children’s art centre where children can partake in art activities too.

  1. The Unique Shopping Scene

It’s exciting when you hit the streets to shop and it’s not all of the same chain stores that you have back home. In Brisbane, you’ll find such an eclectic mix of local designers, antiques and collectables, vintage fashion, and homewares. You might even need to buy another suitcase to bring it all home.

 

With so many reasons to visit Brisbane, the time to book accommodation is right now! At Brisbane Holiday Village we provide the best cabins, caravan and camp sites for your comfort. Contact us to get the most out of your Brisbane holiday.

Infographic: Benefits of a Holiday Park vs a Hotel/Motel

Infographic: Benefits of a Holiday Park vs a Hotel/Motel

Choosing accommodation for your family getaway can be a task in and of itself. There are so many options to consider, from hotels, motels, camping sites and caravan parks to cabins for rent – and that’s just a few of the options in Brisbane! So what’s the best choice of family accommodation? We believe it’s a […]

Infographic: Benefits of a Holiday Park vs a Hotel/Motel

Choosing accommodation for your family getaway can be a task in and of itself. There are so many options to consider, from hotels, motels, camping sites and caravan parks to cabins for rent – and that’s just a few of the options in Brisbane! So what’s the best choice of family accommodation? We believe it’s a Holiday Park and today we’re going to tell you exactly why that’s the case.

Accommodation

Sometimes we like to get away with a bunch of our closest friends and family – often all of whom have children of their own. A holiday village in Brisbane has cabin’s that are large enough to accommodate larger families. The other alternative is to hire multiple hotel rooms – and that can quickly become very expensive. To save some money, bunk down together, enjoy some quality time and hire a larger cabin in a holiday village.

Food Options

Staying in a hotel means that you’re often forced to eat out for every meal except breakfast (that’s if it’s provided!). That can quickly add up and by the end of your holiday you’ve spent a small fortune on food alone. A holiday village has self-contained cabins, so you can duck down the shop and bring home a few things to cook up, saving you money. Holiday villages also tend to have on site restaurants that are good value and have tasty wholesome food.

Child Friendly Fun

A holiday village often has a dedicated playgrounds, swimming pools and other facilities for the little ones. This allows them to swing, slide and jump around and have some fun. How much time at home do they spend glued to the screen? Encourage them to get their hands and feet dirty, have a play with the other kids and enjoy some healthy fresh air.

Parking

Holiday villages have free parking and sometimes even space for a second vehicle. This is very handy when it comes to heading into Brisbane city because you can leave the car at the holiday village and take public transport. No need to worry about paying the high price of city parking.

Safety

Hotels are often on busy, dangerous streets. However at a holiday village you are off the main road and the kids can ride bikes and scooters safely.

That Resort Vibe

Let’s face it, not everyone likes campgrounds. While it can be great to get in touch with nature, sometimes we like a hot shower and a comfy bed to climb into at the end of a long day having fun with the family. A holiday village has a touch of the resort vibe to it, where you’ll be just as comfortable on a banana lounge with a book and drink as you would at a tropical island resort.

And speaking of vibes…

Social Benefits

A holiday village puts a lot of people in close contact with each other for a short space of time. You’re staying close enough to other families and couples that you can’t help but make a bit of small talk and get to know each other. This creates a nice, engaging and warm social atmosphere. The kids all play together and you might have a meal or two or share a beer with your neighbours while swapping stories, adventures and advice. It makes for a lovely feeling, rather than being cramped up in a hotel room with no one new for company.

 BHV - Why Choose a Holiday Parks Infographic

Looking for More Advice?

There are many benefits to staying in a holiday park. We’ll happily share some more with you. All you need to do is touch base with us and we’ll take it from there!