Peace, space and the simple beauty of nature – those words are music to the ears of holidaymakers who prefer a low-key kind of coastal escape. They also perfectly sum up the tiny town of Poona on the Fraser Coast, about a 3-hour drive from Brisbane.
Poona is a pocket paradise – but this small community overlooking the Great Sandy Straits has one big drawcard: Poona Palms Holiday Park.
Park owner, Don Wallace, is compelling evidence for the effects of a Poona vacation. He’s as laid-back and relaxed as any bloke on holiday – even after 17 years of running this popular tourist park. Don loves to mention that his place runs on “Poona Time” – no rush, no worries. But don’t be fooled: Don’s got the park running beautifully, with visitors’ comfort firmly front of mind.
Whether you camp, caravan or like to snuggle into a cabin – Poona Palms Holiday Park has a haven for you. Don has recently added spacious, 3 bedroom cabins to the options. With a full kitchen, big decks and modern BBQs, they’re the perfect digs for families – especially extended clans that include grandparents.
And the furry family member is welcome too. Poona Palms has pet-friendly cabins; its own dog park with an agility course; and a dog wash – ideal for those pooches (and, by that, we mean all of them) who love to get wet, sandy and salty during their beachside stay.
Poona is fisherman-friendly too. There are big, sweeping tides – and plenty of scope for launching a tinnie, wetting a line, sinking a crab pot… or simply wandering the sandbanks with the kids as they count soldier crabs.
Kids get the VIP treatment too at Poona Palms – with a playground, walking trails and a pool including a slide. Happy days!