Thanks to ABC News for the recent radio interview with Unit Coordinator of Tweed Coast Holiday Parks, Andrew Illingworth, about the opening of the revamped Kingscliff Holiday Park.
The redevelopment of Tweed Coast Holiday Parks Kingscliff Beach has been a huge project, one that’s been in the works for over 10 years due to the amount of planning and community consultation that is involved in a significant development of this size and scale.
“It’s a great achievement to have finally completed the task and yesterday to have welcomed our first guests at the revamped Kingscliff Holiday Park, which brought smiles to a lot of people’s faces” says Andrew Illingworth.
“The revamped Kingscliff Holiday Park has been designed to meet the changing demands of the people holidaying on the Tweed Coast. They’re much larger sites, their orientation is towards the ocean and we’ve also put in a number of luxury beachfront cabins that reflect the modern style of accommodation that people are looking for. The main difference with the new park is the size – the roads are wider and the sites are larger to accommodate for the larger touring vans that are on the roads today and to allow everyone to enjoy a bit more space. The number of sites has reduced to 61 and these new sites are twice the size of what they were previously and the road width has almost doubled to allow for easy movement within the park.
We aim to make it very affordable. If on a tourist sites kids under 10 are staying for free… we really look at making it family friendly and family orientated” Andrew adds. “It’s simple pleasures in what we’re offering. We don’t offer a great deal of facilities in the park but what we offer is great locations and great value for money sites.
Occupancy is the key driver for us. More people in the park means more people in Kingscliff and more people making use of the facilities that are there. That is one of the drivers for Tweed Coast Holiday Parks – that we can add real value to the coastal towns of the Tweed.
We had a large number of sites occupied in the old park by permanent holiday vans and even though the van occupied the site 100% of time, it was only used around 12-14% of the time. What we’re looking at now is 80-90% occupancy on our sites, of which people will be there, people will be moving into town for the duration of their stay.
On the morning of the opening there were lots of smiles and lots of congratulations amongst the community. Everyone is really relieved that the building process is over and that we are where we are now and it’s a real asset to the town and the mood is really positive” Andrew concludes.
To book your beachfront getaway at the revamped Kingscliff Holiday Park click here.