Australia Day Long Weekend

Australia Day Long Weekend

In 2018 we might be accused of letting our inner-bogan come out with a special Australia Day Weekend planned. Pop on your thongs and grab that jar of Vegemite and head up to Turtle Cove Beach Resort for a few days!

Kicking off on Thursday night with an extended Happy Hour and a poolside dinner in the Sandbar Restaurant followed by a special 'Australiana Trivia Night' with prizes up for grabs for the smartest teams.

Then on Friday Jan 26, we kick back by the pool and enjoy our national public holiday with a cold Aussie beer and typical Aussie BBQ with snags, lamb chops and we may even throw a shrimp on the BBQ too! The music will be cranked up for a afternoon pool party, and you can expect to hear loads of Aussie Dance tunes to keep the dance floor rockin' til late.

Saturday is our regular busy day on the beach with local day visitors popping in for lunch by the pool and loads of eye candy roaming the grounds. A La Cart dinner will be served from 6pm, then we'll crank up the tunes and party through til late with a bonfire to wrap up a perfect Aussie long weekend!!

Rooms are still available for those wanting to stay overnight, or take advantage of our current "Fill My Bed" sale, that gives you 3 Night's Accommodation with Breakfast for two people at 30% OFF!!!!!!! The "Fill My Bed" sale runs from January 8-28 or until all beds are filled! 


Book a 3-Night-Stay between Jan 8-28 (includes Australia Day Long Weekend) and save 30%!!! This means that 3 Nights in a Garden View Room (normally $198 per night), will cost you just $415. Or 3 Nights in a Beachfront Suite (normally $348 per night) will cost you just $730. Hurry, rooms will fill fast at these heavily discounted rates!!!



Australia's only LGBTI resort is a pretty popular location throughout the year for any number of different reasons. Not only do we cater for local day visitors, national & international holiday makers or those looking for the ideal private getaway, but we've also been known to throw a pretty mean private function or two! And, there are times when some awesome Turtle Cove lovers think we're just so amazing they want the entire resort all for themselves for a night or two!! Or even a whole week!!

And who are we to say no... when we can help out as a resort location for something special, we'll do our best to accommodate. With 30 Rooms, the Pool & Spa, Restaurant & Bar, Private Beach, Gymnasium and so much more, we can be your perfect spot for any event, no matter how large or small. If you'd like all or part of Turtle Cove Resort for your special event or function, drop an email to and we'll provide the perfect package options to suit your event and needs.

So.... While the resort is fully booked out for a private event between Sunday January 28 to Thursday February 22, we're going fishing!! Be sure to lock in your Turtle Cove visit outside of these days and we'll make sure you're well looked after. Limited rooms are still available from Friday 23 February as we get ready for Mardi Gras week so get in touch today and secure your perfect Far North Queensland getaway!



In 2018, Australia's only gay & lesbian beach resort gets into the Sydney Mardi Gras mood with the perfect way to kick off the Mardi Gras Parade & Party weekend, followed by the popular annual MARDI GRAS RECOVERY Week.

Mardi Gras Parade & Party takes over Oxford Street in Sydney on Saturday March 3 and while the glitter flies down South, TURTLE COVE BEACH RESORT will be kicking up its heels in the Far North.

Friday March 2 kicks off our Mardi Gras week with sensational cocktails and meals all night and a late night spa & pool session to get the weekend underway. Over the weekend we'll have special treats to keep the party vibe going and we'll screen the parade replay on the big screen in the bar! 

Then, from Sunday March 4 we welcome the flights from Sydney as people head north for the sunshine, poolside tunes, cocktails and the best post-Mardi Gras week. Meet other gay & lesbian international and local guests and relax on the beach before heading home from Australia's biggest LGBTI calendar event.

TURTLE COVE MARDI GRAS RECOVERY is a popular annual event and accommodation bookings fill fast, so be sure to reserve your room NOW!

Turtle Easter Weekend

Turtle Easter Weekend

We're already planning our next Easter Long Weekend and we hope you'll come and join us in 2018!!

With room bookings now open its time to plan early and secure your 2018 getaway. Contact us via to book your room and dates, we'll be open every day of the long weekend to welcome day visitors, with a sensational Lunch Menu from 12noon-2.30 and our much loved A La Cart dinner service from 6pm.

Pop in for a day visit, sit by the pool, enjoy a cocktail or two and stay for dinner! And, like all good Easter weekends, enjoy a selection of great seafood treats on Good Friday then get ready for a Saturday Night BBQ followed by dancing in & around the pool til late! Wake up on Sunday with toasted Hot Cross Buns and CHOCOLATE!!! The Easter bunny will be leaving surprises around the resort so be here for the Easter Fun!! And on Easter Monday enjoy the day off from work and kick back on the beach, soaking in the rays and enjoy a few quiet drinks with new found friends.

It's Easter Celebrations all weekend at Australia's only gay & lesbian resort, so get Eggcited!!

** please note, a small Public Holiday surcharge applies to all bar & restaurant purchases on Public Holidays only.

Turtle Cove's annual NUDE WEEK

Turtle Cove's annual NUDE WEEK

Turtle Cove Beach Resort (map)

  • In 2018 we're bringing it back again!! NUDE WEEK 2018 will take place at Australia's only gay beach resort from FRIDAY MAY 4 to FRIDAY MAY 11, with a week of Nude fun!

  • Australia's only LGBTI resort, with an exclusive, secluded private beach, 24hr pool & spa, restaurant & bar, gymnasium, and of course TWO of the world's greatest natural attractions (the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rain Forrest) on your doorstep!!

  • AND.... Queensland recognizes Labour Day on Monday May 7 which gives you even MORE reason to book your flights and accommodation NOW. The opening weekend of NUDE WEEK 2018 gives you a 3 DAY WEEKEND to strip down and party with local and international visitors. That's a 3 DAY WEEKEND of spa & pool fun, a 3 DAY WEEKEND of basking on the golden sands for an 'all-over' glow! a 3 DAY WEEKEND of eating amazing foods, drinking the tastiest cocktails and meeting the hottest men!

  • Limited Rooms are still available for advanced reservation and if you get in quick fights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide & Perth can pop up on sale from just $1 so put the date in your diary NOW!!

  • As our local LGBTI community around Far North Queensland will be enjoying a public holiday on Monday May 7, we're welcoming everyone to join in the fun as a day visitor and enjoy a beer by the pool, a cocktail in the spa or bubbles on the beach! Stay for Lunch, stay for Dinner, stay for the night or stay for the whole Week!!

  • Full itinerary and details to be posted soon, but get in now to reserve your room for NUDE WEEK 2018 and we'll see you here ((every bit of you!))