We loved Caloundra so much we visited twice in almost as many months. In December we stayed at Kings Beach with little man’s big brothers to celebrate their 18th birthday and high school graduation. When we returned it was just with our youngest and we were all about the playgrounds and water parks. Oaks Oasis seemed like the obvious choice!
Accommodation at Oaks Oasis
Oaks Oasis offers apartment options for families of various sizes. For our short getaway, we booked a one bedroom executive apartment. Travelling with a toddler rules out studio rooms as viable accommodation if you want to stay up past their 6 pm bedtime. This apartment fit the brief and had plenty of space for the three of us.
It included a kitchenette with stove and microwave, a small laundry, balcony and plenty of television channels including ABC Kids and movies. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay.
Other options for family accommodation at the resort include executive family rooms, two bedroom or dual key apartments, and two or three bedroom villas. At Oaks Oasis kids sleep free if you don’t require any extra bedding (great for those of us whose child is still in a portacot).
Activities for Kids
When it comes to keeping the kids entertained this resort has it all – a bar overlooking the pool, large water park, jumper pillow, putt-putt golf course, sandpit, trampolines, climbing frame with slides and even an outdoor cinema.
We had a great time on the Kangaroo Jumper – these are so much fun!
The water park is well thought out, with plenty of tables and chairs, sun lounges, toilets and a kiosk bar all located within the fenced area. From the kiosk, you can purchase refreshments including coffee and pizza.
We arrived at the waterpark when the gates opened at 9 am in the morning. We had no trouble getting a spot to dump our bags in the shade, and there were also still plenty of tables free when we left later on. Keep in mind the waterpark is only for kids up to 12 years of age, older kids can use the swimming pool located in front of the restaurant bar.
If you feel like exploring beyond the resort you won’t have to go far. On the second day of our stay, we walked all the way from the resort to Kings Beach – around 5 km return. Most of the walk was accompanied by beach views, and there are plenty of playgrounds, parks, calm water swimming spots, cafes and ice cream shops to visit along the way.
Oaks Oasis includes a great family friendly restaurant surrounded by a scenic lagoon. When we visited for dinner on the first night little man was getting a little grizzly. We were surrounded by other families with small children, which meant we could relax knowing everyone was all in the same boat.
You can also order pizza from the restaurant to take back to your room and the restaurant is open for a buffet breakfast and lunch. Kids eat free: We were given a card at check-in to present at each meal in the restaurant.
For more variety, Oaks Oasis is within walking distance to many restaurants located on The Esplanade and Bulcock Street (approximately a 15 minutes walk). We stopped at a seafood restaurant on the water for lunch which was lovely and only about ten minutes from the resort. We also enjoyed breakfast at La Dolce Vita on the Esplanade which had a gorgeous view and wonderful staff.
If you would like to self-cater Woolworths is literally across the street, so don’t bother bringing your food with you – just pop over once you arrive.
When we booked Oaks Hotels was offering 10% off accommodation if you join their loyalty program – check the website for any current offers.
We really enjoyed Oaks Oasis resort and can see why it’s a popular choice for families – with a great location, so much to do on-site and a real holiday atmosphere!