Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis announces family-focused special in partnership with iconic Australia Zoo

Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis announces family-focused special in partnership with iconic Australia Zoo
Edited by Travel Weekly


    Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort has teamed up with the crew from Australia Zoo to create the ultimate Sunshine Coast escape for families including cash to splash on eating out, zoo entry and a bottle of wine.

    Available for bookings made between 27 May and 9 June for stays until 12 September 2024, the Go Wild with Oaks offer is valid for two-night stays for families of four in an Executive Family Room.

    Guests will enjoy daily breakfast at the resort, a one-day family day pass to Australia Zoo for two adults and two children (aged 3 to 14 years old), a $50 food and beverage credit to indulge in the property’s Oak & Vine restaurant and bar, a ‘Movie Nights’ grocery hamper and a welcome bottle of wine to help parents get into the holiday spirit.

    Only 90 minutes drive north of Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast is famed for its subtropical climate, glorious coastline, lush hinterland and sublime seafood, making it the perfect seaside playground all year round.

    Australia Zoo is one of Queensland’s most iconic attractions featuring immersive animal encounters with the likes of lemurs, meerkats, otters, eagles and koalas, and a renowned Animal Wildlife Hospital where you can watch animal rehabilitation and conservation efforts firsthand.

    Parents keen to kick back and relax might opt to spend one day at Australia Zoo and the other exploring the extensive on-site resort facilities set amidst 10 acres of landscaped grounds which will keep the young ones entertained – and tire them out.

    From its own multi-level water play park with slides and fountains to a tropical lagoon pool, mini-golf course, spa, climbing frame, jumping pillow, floodlit tennis court and beach volleyball court, there’s no shortage of options at Oaks Sunshine Coast Oasis Resort, which has been voted a Top 10 Family Resort by Holidays with Kids.

    Accommodation options range from one-bedroom apartments through to two-storey, three-bedroom villas, and the on-site Oak & Vine restaurant, which is adjacent to the lotus lake and pool for breakfast, lunch, easy all-day water park snacks, cocktails for parents watching the action from a sun lounger on the deck, and dinner for all the family – including a handy kids’ menu.

    Sun, Surf and Adventure – so much to see on the Sunny Coast

    There’s no better way to explore the beauty of the Sunshine Coast than a scenic coastal walk from Golden Beach in the south to Mooloolaba in the north. Whether strolling the promenade or completing the entire 25-kilometre trail, the coastal journey is a must for nature lovers, providing the perfect opportunity to cool off the sparkling blue ocean.

    Surfers riding waves at Tea Tree Bay, Noosa National Park at sunrise. (iStock – Andrew Peacock)

    Looking for bike trials that will get your heart pumping while fun for all ages and skill levels? Make sure you add Sunshine Coast’s first pump track at the Sugar Bag Road Mountain bike trails to your itinerary. The network of trails has a unique design with over 50 built timber features to ride, providing a variety of beginner trails for families to enjoy, while offering experienced riders an opportunity to challenge their skills.

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