Summer has arrived and the days are getting longer which means more waking hours for exploring, enjoying a bbq with friends, a game of beach cricket, swimming or lazing around. With plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the beautiful Australian summer weather, each of our 180+ BIG4 Holiday Parks looks forward to welcoming you and your family over summer.
The freedom to choose is yours. With award winning parks in each state, where will you book your next holiday? Read about some of our outstanding destinations and choose your next BIG4 holiday.
We’re proud as punch!
2010 State Tourism Award for Tourist and Caravan Parks
Every year Australia’s tourism industry acknowledges the leading caravan and tourist parks in each state through the State Tourism Awards. We’re absolutely delighted to celebrate the outstanding achievements of BIG4 Holiday Parks with BIG4 parks in Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia and Tasmania receiving this year’s State Tourism Awards for Caravan and Tourist Parks. These outstanding parks are now in the running to be awarded the National Tourism Award early next year.
Middleton Beach Holiday Park wins BIG4 Holiday Parks’ top award
Presented each year, the ‘BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence’ acknowledges excellence in the delivery of BIG4’s founding principles: foremost in personal service, foremost in facilities, foremost in tourism and foremost in accommodation.
Middleton Beach Holiday Park is a 4.5 rated park situated on 500 metres of pristine beach frontage. The park is ideally located for exploring WA’s Great Southern region. Guests enjoy great facilities and immaculate sites with quality accommodation including new two storey villas with king beds overlooking the ocean and air conditioning.
Simon, Trish and their team invite you to join them for the ultimate holiday experience.
Much to Blog about ...
We’re often bursting with park news and events that we simply can’t wait to share with you. And we’ve received a lot of ideas and tips from BIG4 Members and guests so we thought we’d create a place where we can all share our passion for camping, caravanning and the great Australian Outdoors.
Refer a Friend and Reward Yourself
BIG4’s new CEO, Ray Schleibs recently went under cover in a number of BIG4 Holiday Parks as part of Channel Ten’s program Undercover Boss Australia. Ray met some of the hard working and inspiring BIG4 team and thanked them with personalised rewards.
Now BIG4 would like to reward all BIG4 Members who refer a friend between now and 31 January 2011. Current BIG4 Club Members (with a minimum three months remaining before their membership expiry date) will be rewarded with a free one year membership extension when they introduce a new BIG4 Club Member.
Welcome to our new partner - KEA Campervans
We’re excited to welcome KEA to the BIG4 family and offer even more benefits to our BIG4 Club Members.
Pack your sense of freedom, and get on board with our newest partnership. If you’re planning to spend some time on the road in Australia or New Zealand, BIG4 Club Members now receive a 20% discount off KEA’s applicable retail rental rates.
KEA’s campervans are purpose-built for climate, comfort, safety, security and reliability. With nine depots throughout Australia as well as depots in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand, you’re sure to find a KEA campervan that’s right for you. KEA has two, four and six berth campervans, motorhomes and 4WD off-road campervans.
When you’re making your booking, remember to quote the booking code ‘BIG4’. This offer is only for bookings made directly with KEA and KEA terms and conditions apply. For more details and terms and conditions, visit their member benefit section.
A new Park, a new holiday destination
BIG4 would like to welcome a new Holiday Park into the BIG4 family: Pisces Holiday Park in Apollo Bay, Victoria.
Overlooking the main beach of Apollo Bay in Victoria, Pisces Holiday Park provides an ideal starting point to explore the region’s attractions including the Great Ocean Road. With fully appointed three bedroom villas with uninterrupted ocean views, spa cabins and ensuite sites on offer, you can relax and enjoy ocean views that are unsurpassed in the region.
Hints and tips
1. Do you know someone that needs a holiday? BIG4 Gift Vouchers make an excellent Christmas gift. With 12 months validity, your friend or family member can redeem their Gift Voucher at any of BIG4’s 180+ Holiday Parks across Australia. Available from just $20, give the gift of a holiday and purchase a BIG4 Gift Voucher online.
2. Are you thinking about booking a last minute holiday these school holidays but not sure about availability? Remember that you can browse the availability and pricing of all BIG4 Holiday Parks in one location: big4.com.au.
This month we thought we’d give you a taste of our award-winning parks ...
Winner of the 2010 RACV Victorian Tourism Award for Tourist and Caravan Parks, BIG4 Beacon Resort in Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula offers the perfect accommodation, caravan or camping experience. Located just 90 km south of Melbourne with a short walk to the picturesque beaches of Port Phillip Bay, this park is ideal to rediscover the simple things ... where one hour is one hour, one day is one day and where your week can stretch in to one long luxurious yawn.
Try your luck at the game fishing capital of Tasmania or simply stroll along St Helen's white sandy beaches. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway, a family holiday or a place to stay on your 4WD trip, BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park is the perfect holiday destination. Discover for yourself why BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park has been inducted into the hall of fame with their third consecutive State Tourism Award for Best Tourist Caravan Park Tasmania.
The awards keep coming at BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort in Queensland. You’ll find a friendly oasis set amidst 28 acres of immaculate grounds lush with palms, rainforest areas and award winning tropical gardens and is situated on the southern entrance to Cairns, just seven minutes from the city centre.
If you’re looking for an unbeatable seaside location in South Australia, BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, this year’s winner of the South Australian Tourism Award for Tourist and Caravan Parks, is set to impress. For fun, sun or relaxation, this 4.5 star park offers a range of top notch accommodation, activities and superb facilities.
Offering the perfect place to enjoy the natural wonders of this breathtaking Top End location, MacDonnell Range Holiday Park is this year’s winner of the Northern Territory Brolga Tourism Award for the best Tourist and Caravan Park in recognition of its leading tourism business. The park was truly a standout, as it was also presented with the prestigious Chairman's Choice Award.
When we’re on the road, it’s a relief to know that the next stop ahead is a sanctuary from the ‘are we there yets’. Water lovers and nature lovers alike choose to stay at Exmouth Cape Holiday Park, the winner of this year’s Western Australian Tourism Awards gold medal for Tourist and Caravan Parks. This is the place to explore the remote and beautiful landscape of Exmouth or wonder at the crystal clear waters of nearby Ningaloo Reef and its amazing sea life. No need to worry about the wet season because it’s always dry and warm in this fantastic location.
BIG4 Member Benefits
Now with over 500 benefits, joining the BIG4 Club means you'll surely have a rewarding holiday.
Britz extends range in time for summer!
Britz is delighted to introduce caravans and camper trailers into its suite of products. These are available as single unit hire items or can be hired together with a 4WD in a combo package.
Both the Eagle camper trailer and the Expanda caravan are available from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane and can be booked from now, for travel from 20 December, making them an ideal option for your Christmas getaway.
BIG4 Member benefits across the Tasman
BIG4 Member Benefits extend past the Australian border. If you’re planning a holiday to New Zealand, then don’t forget not only do BIG4 Club Members get great deals with Britz, Maui and KEA Campervans but our friends across the ditch TOP 10 Holiday Parks give BIG4 Club Members reciprocal rights, meaning you can save 10% up to NZ$30 at 49 great locations across New Zealand.
And ... when you need to cross islands, show your BIG4 Membership card to also receive 10% off any Interislander booking!
Australian Traveller Magazine - exclusive Christmas offer
Looking for great Christmas gift ideas? What about checking out a subscription with Australian Traveller Magazine. Australian Traveller is your guide to this great country and is written by Australians for Australians. Every issue is packed with reviews, spectacular journeys and some of the best photography published in the country. Australian Traveller is offering BIG4 Members and subscribers some great Christmas gift subscription offers.
BIG4 is looking to develop a mobile phone-ready website and booking application in the future, so we’d like to know what features of our website you think are important to include.
We have four pretty cool Coleman Foxy Lady Relaxers (camping chairs, see right) to give away, valued at RRP $119.99 each to thank you for your feedback.
For your chance to win, share your thoughts and ideas and post your mobile feature wish list on the BIG4 Facebook page.
You shared over 100 of your camping essential tips with us on the
BIG4 Facebook page and we enjoyed reading every one of them! From baked beans to baby wipes, thank you for your handy (and humorous) stories and tips!
Congratulations to our winner Cate Lucas who took the creative route and provided a very clever response, summarising the ideal road trip. Cate won an All Season’s Camping and Leisure family camping equipment package, valued at over RRP$400. We hope you enjoy your prize on your next BIG4 holiday, Cate!
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