The Rivershore Resort sits of the bank of the Maroochy River in our home town, the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Our family just spent three nights there and to say it was amazing would be an understatement. The Resort is essentially a caravan park but it is so much more then that. Offering accommodation options to suit every traveller with powered and unpowered campsites (for a tent or caravan,) ‘ready to go camping’ in bell tents set up by resort staff and of course luxury safari tents. We enjoyed the latter!
On arrival at the resort we were greeted by friendly reception staff and promptly given a map of the area with information on things to do during our stay. We were then taken to our safari tent by the General Manager (talk about service!) He showed us through our tent and then we were left to marvel at our accommodation. These luxury safari tents really are something else… The comfiest king sized bed I’ve slept on, a roll out bed and travel cot provided for the kiddies, kitchenette, full suite bathroom featuring a four claw bath, wifi, television, fan, huge deck with seating and a Webber BBQ. They also offer larger tents but we found the ‘king tent’ to be perfect at 80m2. My favourite part of the whole set up was the tent walls which could be rolled up allowing us to take in the most gorgeous river views. It’s really like staying in a hotel suite, they even offer room service!
Outside of our beautiful tent the resort offers so many things to do including a huge 25 x 8m swimming pool with two large waterslides, spa, 8 x 8m kid pool, children’s playground, ‘Kanger Jump,’ Mini Golf, boat ramp/pontoon and other recreational equipment like paddle boards and kayaks. We spent more then 48 hours there and still left with more things on our list to do. Our highlight was of course the waterslides because they are phenomenally fun for kids and adults too!
Eating is made so easy with ‘Driftwood’ the resorts own Restaurant and Bar. Happy hour is a must and we were lucky that they even extended it to two hours. The bar is fully licensed though BYO is also offered at a charge. The food menu is extensive with lots of choices for vegetarians and some yummy children friendly meals too. The restaurant is a destination in itself and I have no doubt we will be heading back for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekend.
As well as Driftwood we enjoyed cooking our own breakfast at one of the three camp kitchens which was set up with a BBQ, toaster, kettle and fridge. I was even able to cook a full breakfast using the facilities provided in our luxury safari tent.
There is so much to do in the area surrounding Rivershore Resort whoever this spot really is a destination of its own. Our whole family found our entire stay incredible, so much so that Ari was convinced we needed to move in for good! My husband is an anti camper so this experience was a perfect balance of camp life with the ease of everything being done for us! I found the our stay to be fun but relaxing, I felt like I had really done something fantastic for the kiddies that still allowed my husband and I to enjoy a relaxing, stressful free time. We will most certainly be back to experience the luxury safari tents again!
To book your stay at Rivershore Resort call 07 5458 2200 and quote my discount offer below. For more information on the resort visit there website.
(This blog post was written in collaboration with Rivershore Resort who hosted my family however all opinions are of course my own.)
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