Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Splash Park

Blog Post

Why Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut is a kid’s (and parent’s) paradise


TNQ Writer

Ask any child under the age of 12 what they remember about their visit to Cairns, and chances are – it’s not the reef or the rainforest – it’s BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut.

It might not be World Heritage-listed, but its bucket loads of fun for both the young and young-at-heart, and you’ll find it just seven minutes outside the city centre.

What Cairns Coconut’s location gives it is lots of space – which they’ve meticulously transformed into cabins, caravan and camping accommodation, with lush landscaped gardens in between, for a stay that feels spacious rather than squishy.

If you’re thinking of travelling north with your tiny travellers, here are nine reasons why the kids (and parents for that matter) will go coconuts for BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut.

There’s so much space

You'll never be bored with 28 acres of lush landscapes to explore

Holiday Parks don’t always get the reputation for being spacious, but Cairns Coconut does – and it has the awards cabinet to prove it.

Its 28 acres of lush, landscaped space affords this holiday park its menu of accommodation options (136 cabins, 209 powered sites) – whether you want to camp, caravan or stay in something more luxurious like their new Superior Condo or Superior Villas.

No matter which way you go, instead of racing between family commitments, you’ll find you’re soon running on tropical time, with meals served on the BBQ on your private cabin deck dictating the time rather than trills of artificial alarms.

Families plugged into devices are replaced with families plugged into conversation, dinners are enjoyed under the stars not by the glow of the TV, and fluoro-lights with games of spotlight by torch light.

It’s a water wonderland

Can't find the kids? They might be under the tipping bucket

As if the Cairns Lagoon and Great Barrier Reef weren’t aqua attraction enough, at Cairns Coconut you’ll find two swimming pools and splash park complete with a 1200 litre pineapple-shaped tipping bucket.

Their onsite sun-lagoon pool and dual waterslides are popular all year round, thanks to Cairns’ endless summer, where temperatures rarely dip below 20 degrees.

Fun isn’t restricted to water activities only. On dry land, there’s two giant jumping cushions (the largest in the Southern Hemisphere no less), an interactive playground and beach volleyball to fill your days.

The school holiday program is as free as it is fun

Sit back & relax as the kids head to the pool

Keep the kids active with free holiday activities

Maybe they'll try out their putting skills at mini-golf

No need to keep the whole family entertained all day long – let the team at Cairns Coconut take care of the little ones in their dedicated school holidays activities program.

The program includes options like laser tag, pool parties and disco night, which entitles parents to a moment of respite every day. Please note parents, you’ll need to stay and supervise before you get ideas about squeezing in free aqua aerobics while the kids are occupied.

As guests of the park, kids’ participation is totally free, so you don’t need to worry about shelling out more than your holiday budget allowed.

Outdoor movies are a thing

Indoor cinemas are a thing of the past

Enjoy a taste of nostalgia every night at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut’s onsite outdoor cinema. Each night, a family-friendly movie is played out with the Milk Bar serving up popcorn and lollies for the full cinema experience. Throw down a rug under the stars and watch your favourite movies together, making memories the old-fashioned way.

The whole family can come

Your furry friends will love the designated dog park

Test your pup's agility with hoops, ramps & tunnels

It's a holiday park for the whole family to enjoy

If holidays don’t feel like family holidays unless the whole family comes along, you’ll be happy to know Cairns Coconut is four-legged friendly. Well behaved doggos aren’t just allowed on site at the park, they even have their own dog agility park they can burn off extra holiday energy across the tunnels, ramps, and jumping hoops.

You can literally check in and not leave

Treat yourself to a hardy breakfast at the bistro

Your one stop shop for snacks, toiletries & more

Looking for a sweet treat? Ingenia has you covered

Stop in at the restaurant for a delicious dinner

Having too much fun at home base? Cairns Coconut get it, that’s why they have the Milk Bar and Coco’s Bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner so you can leave your car parked from the moment you pull in.

On the menu you’ll find the likes of pizzas, pastas and steaks, for when DIY dinner becomes too much. You’re on holidays and shouldn’t be cooking, after all.

Wander down palm-lined streets towards your dinner, taking the quaintly named avenues that snap you straight into holiday spirit ambling down Coconut Boulevard and Sugarcane Drive.

If you have to leave, the adventure is going to be great

Glide over the rainforest with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Get up close & personal with the fishes at Cairns Aquarium

Explore the outer reef

When you’ve got the Great Barrier Reef in your front yard and Wet Tropics Rainforest in your back yard, you know the day tripping is going to be good.

Tours to both (and more!) can be booked on site to take the stress out of coordination, whether it’s a day trip to new rainforest heights with Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, to the outer reef or to see the underwater world without getting wet at the Cairns Aquarium.

Access to the Reef Fleet Terminal and rainforest is simple by car, but transfers from reception can be arranged easily for you too.

There’s pedal kart rentals

Your ideal mode of transport is waiting at reception

If getting around the 28 acres starts to get weary on two feet, swap to wheels with the onsite pedal kart rentals.

Picture a tricycle and a go kart combined and you’ve got the idea of your new mode of transport – watch out campsite, they’re about to see you rollin’.

You can pick them up from reception to get around the resort on four wheels.

Tee off at mini golf

For all the putting enthusiasts there's mini-golf onsite & life size golf just a short stroll away

Already ticked off the World Heritage-listed wonders? Why not unleash your inner competitive spirit at mini golf? Cairns Coconut’s onsite 18-hole mini golf circuit is where you can test your swing; simply book at reception.

P.S. for real golf, you’ll be happy to know Cairns Coconut is within walking distance of the Cairns Golf Club if you’ve long since graduated from mini-golf.

Family Fun

It’s a family affair in Tropical North Queensland.

ideas for rainy day activities in cairns
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Ideas for a rainy day in Cairns with kids

Kids restless and suffering cabin fever? Let them release that pent-up energy by ziplining over a crocodile, exploring underwater coral gardens or venturing through the Southern Hemisphere’s largest butterfly sanctuary.

Read more
kids playing at ellis beach
Port Douglas
Why Port Douglas is the perfect spot for a family holiday

Port Douglas is the perfect getaway for kids and parents alike, with everything from adrenaline-filled rainforest adventures and awe-inspiring wildlife tours to top-end eateries and bustling local markets.

Read more
Children play in Palm Cove
Palm Cove
Palm Cove: a family affair

Make beautiful memories with a stay at this chic, laidback village just north of Cairns. Here’s 10 reasons why kids and grown-ups love Palm Cove.

Read more
campervan driving through chillagoe
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Home is where you park it: 10 caravan parks to stay at

Have caravan, will travel. Say bye-bye to bricks and mortar accommodation and check out these incredible caravan parks in Tropical North Queensland.

Read more
family at cairns lagoon
Cairns & Northern Beaches
8 Free ideas for family fun in Cairns

Outdoor loving families will have a tonne of fun in Tropical North Queensland and the best part about holidaying in the tropics is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy yourself. Here are our top 8 free things to do as a family in TNQ.

Read more
Cairns & Northern Beaches
Where to stay in Cairns, Port Douglas & Palm Cove with Accor

Choosing to visit Tropical North Queensland is easy. Choosing where to stay, that’s a lot harder.

Read more