Jacobs Well Tourist Park

Caravan Park - Queensland

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Boaties will be in heaven with a multi-lane boat ramp right outside the park and direct access to Moreton Bay Marine Park – one of the largest estuarine bays in Australia. The fishing is great year round with the waters full of whiting, bream and flathead and there are a myriad different islands and protected waterways to explore. Our shady campsites and water view cabins get the benefit of cool breezes all through summer. If you’d rather go glamping than camping, our safari tents have all the mod cons like a kitchenette, fridge, microwave, TV, comfy couch and bedding. No hard work required – just check in and put your feet up! There’s an abundance of bird life and native wildlife around the park including gorgeous rainbow lorikeets. The other animals you’ll see are canine companions. Jacobs Well is a dog friendly caravan park and furry friends and their owners are very welcome and well catered for. The beach area is mostly dog friendly, with the only exception being the area of foreshore surrounding the swimming enclosure.

It’s a small caravan park with a boutique feel, super friendly staff and plenty to keep the kids happy and distracted from their screens including a skate park, tennis court, basketball court and a safe swimming area with sheltered beach on the banks of the water way. The park is well positioned to explore surrounding areas like Surfers Paradise and Gold Coast theme parks.  With the local tavern only a short stroll across the road (100m) and a convenient shopping precinct nearby, a stay at Jacobs Well is guaranteed to be smooth sailing.

Facilities

  • Accessible amenities
  • Accessible safari tent
  • Barbecues
  • Boat ramp (adjacent)
  • Cabins 
  • Camp kitchen
  • Car and boat wash
  • Dog friendly sites
  • Dump point
  • Gas exchanges
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Netted swimming area
  • Playground
  • Shady sites
  • Water views
cmca.Geoff2180
 21/01/2021
We stayed here in Dec 2020 and most of Jan 2021. The park is small and low key. Quiet and relaxed. It is well kept and the toilet block is refurbished and clean. Managers are pleasant and unobtrusive. Caravans, motor homes and campers come and go quietly all the time. Jacobs Well is known for mosquitoes and midges so you need to wear insect repellant or you will suffer. You don’t know you are being bitten until the next day. Bicarbonate is the best I have found for fast relief. My only gripe regards the dog friendly sites along the fence line with the Council owned Community Centre and large park. These sites 42 - 46 will hold a caravan in the 21 -24 ft range but getting them reversed in is difficult because of the fence in front on the tow vehicle. You can get the van in but to line it up with the pad requires you to reverse back as far as possible against the trees and then move the van forwards and the fence blocks that manoeuvre. If you are happy to have the door behind the pad and/or the caravan on an angle, you are fine. The wire fence itself shows the damage and each bit of damage has a vehicle attached to it. I watched several vehicles take minor damage including my own. Not hitting the fence but because of the angle of the tow vehicle with the A frame. One large caravan towed by a Ram had no way to reverse in but he was lucky the site behind him was empty and he was able to run in over that site and between the trees onto his site. One solution might be to angle the sites/pads. Or move the fence by a couple of metres. Or both. There is a wide stretch of grass along the fence line that is not used for anything. It is all Council land, both the Tourist Park and the Community Centre and Park. I guess caravans and vehicles have got a lot bigger/longer since the Tourist Park was designed and established. I have driven semi trailers so I am not useless and probably better than most. I hit my A frame (in my brand new Amarok) with the bumper and marked the plastic on the step slightly. It took me about 20 mins to get my `21 ft van in. I watched a large American Ute reverse his caravan in and hit his stone guard and break the frame because of the extreme angle between the van and tow vehicle. Yes if I did it again 2 or 3 times I would probably master it but that is not the point is it. We should be able to park easily without damage. People are damaging their very expensive rigs. The fence shows it. The solution is there. Nobody is doing anything about it. The other sites both dog friendly and non dog are fine. I would be happy to return to this park. But not to the sites along that fence line.
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