The End Is Near For This Iconic Holiday Spot
For the past 51 years, a small strip of land along the Mooloolaba coastline has provided campers with one of the most picturesque views of the popular tourist spot.
Nestled into the bottom of the hill on the approach to Alexandra Headland, the Mooloolaba Beach Caravan Park has become one of the coast’s hidden treasures.
Providing campers with beachfront accommodation at a fraction of the price, families returned year after year for one of the 34 caravan sites.
However, as of next year, that tradition will come to an end.
After a bid to have the site heritage listed fell through last week, it looks likely bulldozers will demolish the iconic holiday spot according to the Brisbane Times.
By July 2017, the Council-run accommodation will be transformed into an ocean walkway with gardens, a playground and rockpools.
It’s a decision that does not sit well with those who have fallen in love with the little caravan park.
Those who have come to see the park as a home away from home argue that people go to the beach for just that – not rock pools.
They also question the need for the pathway when one already exists behind it.
Deputy Mayor and local councillor Chris Thompson said the development would provide more space for visitors with current facilities already overflowing thanks to their popularity.
Do you think the caravan park should be redeveloped for public use?
Photos: Mooloolaba Beach Caravan Park/Google Maps