Ben thinks he's Robin Hood.
The resort pool.
Playing putt putt.
Kooralbyn Resort covers 330 hectares of beautiful Australian bush in the Gold Coast hinterland, with activities and facilities guaranteed to give the holiday of a lifetime.
Kooralbyn Resort covers 330 hectares of beautiful Australian bush in the Gold Coast hinterland with activities and facilities guaranteed to give the holiday of a lifetime. It takes up an entire valley and offers everything you would expect to find at a resort cafes, five pools, health spa, 18-hole golf course, mini golf, 10 all-weather tennis courts, gymnasium, games room, horseriding, mountain biking and an Aussie Muster Farm Show. It even has an airstrip and skydiving school.
There are three styles of accommodation to choose from hotel, villas or motel-style lodge rooms.
Hotel rooms fall into four standards resort, executive, deluxe and summit.
Resort rooms are standard rooms with mini bar, hairdryer and tea and coffee facilities. Executive rooms are similar, but with a spa bath. Deluxe rooms have the addition of a separate living area and king-size bed. The four summit rooms are top-of-the-range and each is themed African, Oriental, Mediterranean or Oceania. They are on the top floor of the hotel and have sweeping views of the ranges and golf course. They have double spa bath and king-size bed. All rooms are air-conditioned, have a balcony and colour television.
In the hotel complex is the Spring Waters Health and Well Being Centre, which is run by a Swiss couple with loads of experience. They offer packages including revitalise and re-mineralise treatments, detox full-body wraps, facials and massages.
The gymnasium has aerobics classes, treadmills, a vibra-sauna and yoga classes.
When it comes to meal time, there is a great choice: Cookers is à la carte, serving dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and Sunday brunch; Lili's is a buffet restaurant by the lagoon and serves dinner and breakfast every day; Ringtails is open from 10am to 5pm every day and they take pool-side orders as well as eat-in; and there is a pool bar and a cocktail bar called Settlers.
Kooralbyn's par 72, 18-hole championship golf course was designed by Desmond Muirhead, the famous Scottish course designer. They offer complimentary golf carts, and each Thursday, Australia's biggest amateur event, the Copperhead Challenge, is held. The course is surrounded by the Macpherson Ranges, and hundreds of kangaroos come each day to feed.
The 6.5km mountain biking course is rough and rugged. The Australian National Mountain Bike Championships were held there, and our Olympic team trained there for the 2000 Games.
The kids' club is for children from five to 12 years old, and they can play indoor soccer, table tennis, lawn bowls, arcade games and archery.
There is a library, guest laundry, tour desk to help arrange day trips, plenty of car parking space, and babysitting is available.