Fodor's Expert Review Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Ocean Dr., Twin Waters, Maroochydore, Queensland, 4564, Australia

About 9 km (5½ miles) north of Maroochydore, this family-friendly, activity-packed resort is built around a 15-acre saltwater lagoon bordering Maroochy River and Mudjimba Beach. The hotel lies adjacent to one of Queensland's finest golf courses, where golfers share the greens with kangaroos. Guests can partake in golf, surfing, and tennis lessons; book in for a laser skirmish battle; or explore the grounds via a Segway tour. A range of complimentary water activities is also available, including catamaran sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing on the lagoon. During peak periods, giant floating slides, runways, and jumping pillows also fill the water as part of the resort’s vacation club. Choose from three accommodation styles: standard Resort rooms, King suites—each with a kitchenette, lounge area, and hot tub—and lavish, over-water Lagoon suites, popular with couples. Unwind with a massage or beauty treatment at the Lagoon Day Spa, while children enjoy the Kidz Cove activity club, expansive pool and spa area, and jam-packed Games Room. Food options are also plentiful, with a buffet restaurant, lounge bar, deli café, and takeaway shop all on-site. The resort’s own fashion boutique, Go Girl, rounds out the property.


  • great grounds and lagoon
  • free use of water-sports equipment
  • terrific kids' programs
  • terrific kids' programs


  • housekeeping standards vary
  • buffet meals pricey
  • many rooms in need of maintenance and updating
  • free Wi-Fi only available to Accor &amp
  • Club members


Near the beach
Local Flavor


Phones: 1800-072277 | 07-5448–8000


235 rooms, 126 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast; Some meals

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