A small local caravan park in the relatively unknown fishing village of Kurrimine Beach on north Queenslands Cassowary Coast has outshone some of tourisms big players in Tourism Queenslands campaign to find the states best customer service ambassadors.
Park owners Kay and Marcus Kitchen and managers Corey and Tracey Patterson impressed the judges with their diary of a typical week. The way Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park goes above and beyond for guests ... shows how they are striving for excellence on every occasion, said TQ executive director Steve McRoberts, a member of the judging panel which awarded the $10,000 prize.
My philosophy is treat people the way you would like to be treated, said Kay Kitchen. It's a nice quiet little place here and we make it fun and friendly.
The win was just the tonic the park needed at the end of a hard year, which started when Cyclone Yasi blew through the local area, damaging holiday cabins and taking out trees and fences.
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The park was operational again within weeks but then Marcus Kitchen fell out of a tree during the clean up and broke his arm. There was worse to come - using his bobcat to put out a local grass fire, a hydraulic hose broke spraying him with burning fluid, resulting in burns to 35 per cent of his body.
With Marcus and Kay Kitchen travelling regularly to the burns unit in Brisbane, they brought in Corey and Tracey Patterson to help run the park.
Pet Friendly Kurrimine Beach is 10 kilometres from the Bruce Highway (turn at Silkwood), 1.5 hours drive south of Cairns, 2.5 hours north of Townsville and just north of Mission Beach. Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park is situated at the Southern end of Kurrimine Beach.
The Holiday Park, set in lush tropical gardens, is the ideal place for a relaxing holiday, lots of fun for the kids and a perfect base to explore the beautiful Cassowary Coast.
Kurrimine Beach is an unspoilt tropical holiday destination with the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep. The spirit and hospitality of old North Queensland is still alive in the picturesque fishing hamlet. It has become a haven for those who appreciate the laid back style of holidaying and relaxation.
Things to do at Kurrimine Beach
Walk out to and explore King Reef at New Moon (very low tides).
Beach and easy walks.
Fish, both reef and creek close to a tidal ocean boat ramp and Maria creek .
Beach horse riding.
Explore National Conservation Park.
Things to do close by:
Paronella Park recently voted Number 1 must do in Queensland.
Murdering Point Winery award winning tropical fruit wine.
Mamu rainforest walk.
Waterfalls and rainforest trails.
White Water Rafting on the mighty Tully River.
Jump the Beach.
Picnic on south Bernard Island.
Part of the Canecutter Way.
Several festivals and events held in the region throughout the year.
GPS: South 17 47.0
East 146 5.53
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