Lorikeet Tourist Park, Arrawarra Review

When it comes to accommodation Coffs Harbour certainly has a huge range to choose from – hotels, apartments, holiday homes and caravan parks.  On our last trip up to the Coffs Coast, we opted to stay away from the busyness of town though and headed about 25 minutes north to beautiful Arrawarra.

Guess how the Lorikeet Tourist Park got its name ...

The Lorikeet Tourist Park is between the Pacific Highway and Corindi Beach.  The park is part of the Top Tourist chain.  It’s quite large with part of the park being a “lifestyle” village.  A lucky group of people get to live here permanently!  Don’t think I didn’t consider forking out for one of those little cottages!  The remainder of the park (still quite large) consists of luxury cabins, ensuite and basic powered sites and, of course, unpowered sites.

Being “in the bush” as it is, there are no shops close by.  The nearest shopping centre is in Woolgoolga about 10 minutes away.  Never fear, the park office has a well stocked kiosk to keep you in coffee, bread and milk.

One of two beautiful lagoons on the grounds of the Lorikeet Tourist Park

The grounds of the Lorikeet Tourist Park are just gorgeous.  A hardworking management team keeps everything ship shape.  The amenities and facilities are excellent.  We had envisaged using the park purely as a base, but ended up spending quite a bit of time being lured by the recreational facilities on offer.

We chose an ensuite site as home for our Expanda during our stay.  I’m finding I choose them more often now, when they’re available.  The extra $5-$10/night is so worth it for late night dashes to the loo and showers in the chilly mornings.

The pool was an absolute hit with our kids (even if it was initially a little cold).  A large pool, small toddler pool and quite large spa played host to us for at least an hour each day we were there.  Deckchairs were plentiful for my husband and I to lounge on with our books while the kids expended their boundless energy.

During day there were different activities arranged such as canoeing on one of the lagoons in the park grounds, or volleyball.  Each night there was a different movie on offer for the kids in the recreation room.  We took advantage of that a couple of times, but the kids were usually so exhausted from all their swimming to stay awake!

The playground was a little disappointing for our older kids, but would be fine for toddlers.

Feeding time was an absolute hit, with both the kids & the lorikeets

Wildlife aplenty shared the park with us.  Kangaroos were a common sight, grazing on the lush lawns (and leaving little presents on said lawns!)  Lorikeets fill the trees, whizzing by ears as they dart to snack on the next sugary flower.  Each day at 3pm the management team feed the lorikeets at the park entrance.  The colourful little birds come from everywhere and will stay long after their seed is exhausted provided someone is there to offer a crumb or two of bread.  Our kids were mesmerised by them, screaming with delight (or was that shock) as the birds perched on their heads.

The Lorikeet Tourist Park is just a short 3-5 minute walk to the beach.  Note the signs informing that the beach immediately adjacent to the park is not safe for swimming.  It is perfect, however, for sandcastles, long walks and a spot of surf fishing.  Swimming beaches include the nearby Arrawarra and Red Rock beaches.

The beach adjacent to the park was perfect for sand castles

All in all, we loved the Lorikeet Tourist Park.  Clean, modern facilities, plenty to do and close to all the attractions the Coffs Coast has to offer (yet far enough away from the hubbub) mean we would stay there again in an instant.

For more details contact the Lorikeet Tourist Park on 1800 555 858 or visit their website.

Happy travels,

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  1. Sonia says:

    Looks like fun Leanne, thanks for the tip – I’ve included it in my list for my next trip up north.

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    It really was lovely, Sonia. Enjoy your trip!

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