Holidaymakers enjoy happy hours at new camp kitchen
  • Friday 08 July 2016

(L-R: Jonnie Symonds, Kerryl Daniels, Bernie Drew, Beverley Lewis, Lyn Drew, Peter Lewis)

A new camp kitchen at the ever-popular Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park is making it easier for visitors to feel at home.

Unveiled just prior to the Sunshine Coast’s mild winter season, the kitchen is a hot spot with those keen on a cook up.

Division 8 Councillor Jason OPray said the kitchen was built following feedback from visitors and was a great addition to the popular holiday destination.

“The new camp kitchen provides visitors with an added luxury, making the park more attractive and their visit just that little bit more enjoyable,” Cr OPray said.

“The new facility caters for all weather conditions.

“A versatile bi-fold wall can be opened to welcome the sea breezes and sunshine or closed to provide shelter from wind and rain—not that we have too many days like that!

“With stainless steel worktops, a refrigerator, microwave oven, two BBQ plates, wash basins as well as tables and chairs, the camp kitchen is proving a hit with our winter holiday makers.”

Manager of Maroochydore Beach Holiday Park, Jason Filippini said the kitchen had been warmly welcomed and has become a very social area for guests.

“Many people have been organising their own happy hours at the kitchen and collaborate to maintain a small veggie patch in the area outside,” Mr Filippini said. 

“We have also organised events such as weekly Sunday morning pancake breakfasts and Christmas in July, which are both gaining a lot of interest.

Holidaymaker Beverly Lewis said the camp kitchen was a great addition to the park.

“My husband and I come here every year from Geelong to escape the cold – it’s great to have a new communal area for cooking and socialising,” Mrs Lewis said.

Cr OPray said council was committed to providing and maintaining high quality recreational facilities throughout the region.

“Ongoing investment in amenities like this camp kitchen is one of the many reasons our visitors keep coming back,” Cr O’Pray said.

Council operates six holiday parks across the Sunshine Coast. To plan your visit, visit