There’s a change in the air as we welcome autumn’s calm mornings, softer light and soon a gorgeous display of autumn leaves.
Records have been broken across Australia with unusual weather events pushing the boundaries of a normal summer. While a number of regions have been affected by floods and cyclone activity, we’re very fortunate our parks have been lucky to avoid damage.
BIG4 Holiday Parks are open for business and ready to welcome guests with the exception of our park in Mission Beach. Beachcomber Coconut Caravan Village was affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasi, but the park has been busy cleaning up, making repairs and will be open and ready to welcome guests by Easter.
We’ve prepared some great getaway ideas in this edition of BIG News. With 180 BIG4 Holiday Parks right around Australia to choose from, an autumn break can be as active or relaxing, or close or as far away, as you choose. Happy autumn holidays!
Queensland Pay for 4, Stay for 6 offer
With arguably the best weather in Australia, coupled with the most diverse landscapes and experiences, now is the perfect time to explore beautiful Queensland. With 38 BIG4 Holiday Parks in Queensland, BIG4 have this large corner of Australia covered!
In case you need another reason to plan a visit over the coming months, book a stay for 6 nights at selected Queensland BIG4 Holiday Parks and you will only pay for 4 nights.
This Pay for 4, Stay for 6 offer is valid for stays between 14 March and 10 June 2011 at participating Queensland BIG4 Holiday Park. However conditions do apply and the offer is available on selected accommodation types only, so be quick to secure your spot!
Browse participating parks and book online.
BIG4 Swan Hill - in Need of Some Family Time Out?
An easy four hour drive from Melbourne and easily accessible from regional Victoria, NSW and SA, BIG4 Swan Hill makes for a perfect family retreat. Far enough from home to ‘get away from it all’ yet close enough for a short break, BIG4 Swan Hill will provide an amazing holiday experience.
Full of family features including a jumping pillow, playground, swimming pool, bike track, volleyball court and go kart hire, every family member will be kept busy and happy.
Book and stay for two nights in March and mention the ‘Family Time Out’ package and for just $320 (a saving of $146) you will receive:
- Two nights in a 2 Bedroom Deluxe Cabin for two adults
- Two kids stay free
- Continental breakfast for four, both days. Pancake breakfast substitutes on Sundays
- Quo Vadis Pizza Voucher - 2 large pizzas delivered to your door!
- DVD hire (2 per day)
- Go-Kart Hire - 2 Karts for 1 hour
- Free use of tennis equipment
Book now or find out more.
BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park - Kids Stay Free Celebration
A family friendly 3 hour drive from Sydney, BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park is renowned as a fantastic family holiday destination. Autumn provides even more reasons to plan a family holiday: the park is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the opening a brand new indoor heated pool and BIG4 Soldiers Point is giving their guests the gifts! Stay between now and 31 May and two Kids Stay Free!
With an indoor soft play centre, bike track, games room, big screen movies, trampolines and tropical pool with slide, BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park is the perfect park for young families.
Enjoy an autumn family getaway between now and 31 May and two Kids Stay Free. To add to the celebrations, you'll also receive free use of the DVD library and 1 hour free bike hire.
Book now or find out more.
Caravan and Camping Shows
It’s that time of the year! BIG4 will shortly be rolling into each of the state Caravan and Camping Shows. If you are attending any of the shows, make sure you stop by and say hello to us! You can pick up your free copy of the NEW Holiday Guide, find out about BIG4’s new holiday parks or simply share ideas and plan for your next BIG4 holiday. We hope to see you there!
Victoria Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow
Caulfield Racecourse, Station Street, Caulfield
10 to 15 March 2011
Perth Caravan & Camping Show
Claremont Showground, Graylands Rd, Claremont
17 to 21 March 2011
NSW Caravan, Camping RV and Holiday Supershow
Rosehill Gardens Event Centre (Rosehill Racecourse), Parramatta
30 April to 8 May 2011
QLD Caravan, Camping & Touring Holiday Show
RNA Showgrounds, Gregory Terrace, Bowen Hills
8 to 14 June 2011
Win a Get Up & Go $5000 Caravan & RV Holiday
CIL Insurance - Australia’s leading specialist Caravan & RV insurer is giving you the chance to WIN a $5000 Get Up & Go Caravan & RV Holiday. Imagine all of the places you could go with this fantastic prize!
$3000 BIG4 Holiday Parks Gift Voucher + $2000 fuel voucher
Plus 20 runners up will receive a two year BIG4 Club Membership which provides savings at over 180 BIG4 Holiday Parks nationwide and other special offers.
To enter call CIL Insurance before 31 March 2011 and get a quote on your Caravan or RV insurance and you’re in the draw. Take out a policy and receive another entry. Visit cilinsurance.com.au for further details.
To enter call CIL on 1800 112 481 for a quote.
For full cover details, limits and conditions, refer to the PDS at cilinsurance.com.au. Issued by Vero Insurance Limited. This competition is conducted by Vero Insurance Limited trading as CIL Insurance, ABN 48 005 297 807, AFS Licence Number 230859, 465 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW 2067. Competition entry commences on 15/12/10 and closes on 31/3/11. The total value of the prize is $6000. The draw for the prizes will be held at noon on 8/4/11 at 5th Finger Pty Ltd, Level 7 Tower Building, Australia Square, 264 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000. The names of the prize winners will be published in The Australian on 15/4/11. Permit No ACT TP 10/05390, NSW LTPS/10/11846, SA Permit No. T10/2956, VIC Permit No. 10/4373. For full competition terms and conditions, please visit cilinsurance.com.au.
New Parks, New Holiday Destinations
BIG4 has recently welcomed two new holiday parks into the BIG4 community: BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park near Port Macquarie, NSW and Sundowner Tiona Tourist Park in Pacific Palms, NSW.
BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park
With absolute beachfront offering stunning views, BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park makes a peaceful oasis. The park is just 15 minutes from Port Macquarie and is ideally situated for exploring the local beaches, lakes and rivers, lookouts, waterfalls and bush walks. With children's activity room, jumping pillow and pool, this park is perfect for a family getaway or relaxing break.
Sundowner Tiona Tourist Park
Nestled between the white sands of Seven Mile Beach, the cabbage tree palm studded shores of Wallis Lake and spectacular Booti Booti National Park. Offering a wide range of lakeside and beachside cabins and cottages, the park makes not only a great holiday destination, but a great venue for weddings and other special events.
Hints and Tips
1. What advice would you give a first time camper? Share your hints and tips on the BIG4 Blog.
2. Do you know someone that needs a holiday? BIG4 Gift Vouchers make an excellent 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.
3. The 2011 BIG4 Holiday Guide is here! The new Holiday Guide is filled with detailed information and photos of every BIG4 Holiday Park around Australia, with four new, exciting parks ready for you to discover. For your copy of the new Holiday Guide, you can download a free electronic copy or pick up a hard copy at any BIG4 Holiday Park or by placing an order online.