Starlight Children’s Foundation kids will be among the first to experience the new $700,000 water park at NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park on Sunday 9 March 2014.
Starlight kids and their families will be joined by Olympic legend Dawn Fraser as they take part in the grand opening of ‘Shipwreck Shores’, a pirate-themed water park that features a desert island surrounded by a pirate ship and giant sea monsters.
To celebrate the opening, parts of the park will open to the local community from 11am to 2pm with a range of free activities for the whole family, including a jumping pillow, face painting and sand art.
The onsite bistro will be open for food and beverage purchases, with 15 % per cent of sales going towards Starlight’s innovative total health programs.
Park manager Brendan Brady said he is excited to show the property and the new Shipwreck Shores to the local community. “Treasure Island is an incredible property that many Gold Coasters aren’t aware of,” he said. “It’s a place where local families can holiday in their own backyard, or perhaps where their family and friends can stay when visiting.”
“It is a multi-award winning property and we always strive to ensure it is an asset to the community. I do think it’s a property that the Gold Coast can be proud of.” Mr Brady said he is pleased to have Starlight families involved in the official opening.
“NRMA Motoring & Services have partnered with Starlight since 2008, and each year, NRMA Holiday Parks have been providing much-needed four-day family holiday escapes to Starlight children and their families,” he said. The water park was named via a Facebook competition last month.
The park’s Facebook fans suggested names, with a panel from NRMA selecting the winning name ‘Shipwreck Shores’.
Treasure Island Holiday park is located at 117 Brisbane Road, Biggera Waters, just a 15-minute drive north of Surfers Paradise and centrally located between all major theme parks - Dreamworld, Movie World, Sea World and Wet n’ Wild.