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27 Jun 2014

BIG4 Peppermint Park possum has a big adventure

Recently, one of BIG4 Peppermint Parks' resident possums went on an adventure from Busselton to Perth, hidden in the back of an unsuspecting guest's caravan. After hearing some strange noises from their garage, the couple were surprised to find the cute stowaway in their caravan! Luckily, thanks to the efforts of the Perth Wildlife Centre, this travelling possum was returned back to his home in the park.

27 Jun 2014

BIG4 welcomes new park in Ballina Headlands

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has welcomed a new addition to its 180-strong network of parks. BIG4 Ballina Headlands Holiday Park has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia.

12 Jun 2014

BIG4 welcomes new park in Bendigo

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has welcomed a new addition to its 180-strong network of parks. BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia.

16 May 2014

BIG4 Holiday Parks teams up with RMS to create PAM2

BIG4 Holiday Parks has teamed up as technology partners with RMS Hospitality Solutions, to work together on creating the next version of the BIG4 group’s successful proprietary park reservation system – PAM (Park Accommodation Manager), which will launch across the BIG4 network, in the first quarter of 2015 as PAM2.

17 Apr 2014

Saving the environment at BIG4 Peppermint Park

A shift towards greener holidays is on the rise at BIG4 Peppermint Park in Busselton with the replacement of energy guzzling electric air conditioners with solar generated units.

14 Apr 2014

Have fun rain or shine with BIG4 Holiday Parks' wet weather camping tips

A summer holiday spent camping, basking in the sun and playing beach cricket is one of the best ways to bond as a family. A memorable family holiday doesn’t have to be an exclusive summer-time treat though. With a little planning and these handy tips from BIG4 Holiday Parks, you can enjoy a family holiday no matter what the weather.

14 Apr 2014

Make a splash at BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park this winter

Visitors to BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park have a new way to warm up this winter, with the opening of a brand new $1 million indoor heated pool complex. Custom designed for BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park, the new facility opened just in time for families to enjoy a splash in the cooler months.

11 Apr 2014

Guests gobble 500 pancakes to celebrate BIG4 Macdonnell Range Holiday Park's 30th Anniversary

BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park have celebrated 30 years of providing the ultimate Alice Springs holiday experience with a huge family fun day attended by more than 600 people and, in true Northern Territory style, a small group of friendly camels.

02 Apr 2014

Camp like a champ with BIG4 Holiday Parks these School Holidays

School is out, the car is packed, the kids are loaded in the back and you’re about to head off on a long awaited camping trip. Camping with kids can be a great bonding experience and you can create lifetime family memories. To make sure those memories are unforgettable for the right reasons (and not because you left the tent pegs behind) follow these simple camping tips from BIG4 Holiday Parks to camp like a champ.

18 Mar 2014

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park hosts doggy day out

Put on your best collar and paint your paw-nails, BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is gearing up for the canine event of the year to celebrate their super sized off leash doggy park, the first of its kind for the BIG4 group nationally.

26 Feb 2014

BIG4 makes a splash with aquatic play parks

Visitors to BIG4 Holiday Parks have even more choice when it comes to fun in the sun with the addition of eight new water parks to the group in the past 12 months. In a move that shows the growing consumer demand for family-friendly facilities, the number of BIG4 Holiday Parks with water parks has doubled in less than a year with 18 BIG4s now home to the popular water play areas.

18 Feb 2014

BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park raises hear rates with new interactive playground

Guests at BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park can look forward to an exciting and action-packed stay with the introduction of the NEOS 360 electronic play-system.

01 Feb 2014

BIG4 Holiday Parks welcomes new resort in Wooli, NSW

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has welcomed a new addition to its 180-strong network of parks. NSW based Solitary Islands Marine Park Resort has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia.

28 Jan 2014

Local resort voted #3 Top Hotel in Australia

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort has been voted the #3 Top Hotel in Australia by TripAdvisor users in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice Awards.

24 Jan 2014

Holiday Cooking made easy with BIG4 Holiday Parks' Recipe Book

There are few things more satisfying than enjoying a well-deserved meal after a long drive, setting up the tent and unpacking the car on the first day of your long-awaited holiday. However, deciding what to cook in an unfamiliar camp kitchen can be daunting, which is why BIG4 Holiday Parks have released their very own recipe book packed full of simple, delicious meals that can be easily replicated in the kitchens of all 180 BIG4 Holiday Parks across the country.

20 Jan 2014

Make a splash at BIG4 Marion Holiday Park this summer

Visitors to BIG4 Marion Holiday Park have a new way to cool off this summer, with the opening of a brand new $400,000 water park. Custom designed for BIG4 Marion Holiday Park, the new facility opened just in time to offer relief from the blistering South Australian summer heat.

07 Jan 2014

BIG4 Holiday Parks expands footprint with new park in Coober Pedy, SA

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has welcomed a new addition to its 180-strong network of parks. SA based Stuart Range Outback Resort has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia.

07 Jan 2014

BIG4 Holiday Parks expands footprint with new park in Coober Pedy,SA

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has welcomed a new addition to its 180-strong network of
parks. SA based Stuart Range Outback Resort has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation
option when choosing to holiday across Australia.

01 Jan 2014

BIG4 Holiday Parks' Dog-Friendly holiday tips

It’s time to hit the road for that long-awaited holiday, but did you know that your pet is as likely to enjoy a break as you? Most dogs respond well to travel and with more than 50 BIG4 Holiday Parks now offering dog-friendly accommodation, there has never been a better time to take your pampered pooch on holiday.

29 Nov 2013

BIG win for BIG4 Holiday Parks

BIG4 Holiday Parks have once again proven that they are Australia’s favourite holiday parks with a series of wins at the recent State Tourism Awards.

19 Nov 2013

Holidays bring out our adventurous streak

Holidays have long been considered a time of relaxation and rejuvenation, and while this remains true for many travellers, a new survey carried out by BIG4 Holiday Parks shows that holidays also bring out our adventurous streak.

04 Nov 2013

BIG4 Forster-Tuncurry Great lakes Holiday Park the rising star of the BIG4 group.

BIG4 Forster-Tuncurry Great Lakes Holiday Park has taken out the BIG4 Rising Star Award at the annual BIG4 Holiday Parks Gala Dinner recently held in Melbourne.

04 Nov 2013

BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park named Most Improved Park.

BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park has taken out the ‘BIG4 Most Improved Park’ Award at the annual BIG4 Holiday Parks Gala Dinner recently held in Melbourne.

04 Nov 2013

Supreme Award for Excellence goes to BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park

BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park has received the most prestigious recognition within the BIG4 group after winning the BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence at the annual BIG4 Holiday Parks Gala Dinner recently held in Melbourne.

01 Nov 2013

BIG4 recognises outstanding Parks at awards evening.

The outstanding achievements and success of the BIG4 Holiday Parks group was recognised this week at the annual BIG4 Awards presented in Melbourne. The BIG4 Gala Awards are held each year to acknowledge BIG4 Holiday Parks that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year with winners selected by a panel of BIG4 shareholders and board members.

01 Nov 2013

Cranbourne, VIC local wins BIG with BIG4

Mark Edwards is one happy camper after being announced as the winner of a brand new Jayco Camper Trailer as part of BIG4 Holiday Parks’ ‘WIN BIG with BIG4’ competition.

19 Sep 2013

BIG4 Holiday Parks offer more rewards with refreshed Loyalty Program

A BIG4 Holiday Parks membership has always been great value, but now guests will receive bigger and better holiday savings with the launch of the refreshed BIG4 Loyalty Club. After carrying out extensive market research on what guests want from a loyalty program, BIG4 recently relaunched their Loyalty Club rewarding guests with accommodation discounts for each stay as well as amazing offers from more than 600 partners.

20 Aug 2013

BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park celebrates ten years of Camp Quality support

Holidays are always a chance for families to spend quality time together, but earlier this month 12 deserving families enjoyed a particularly special break at BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park as part of Camp Quality’s camp program for families living with cancer.

08 Aug 2013

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park now home to furry guests

There are a lot of things you can expect to see at a BIG4 Holiday Park; cabins, a jumping pillow, a swimming pool or maybe even a roaming wallaby, but guests at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday are in for a unique experience with the opening of the park’s mini petting zoo.

01 Aug 2013

BIG4 Beacon Resort Wedding Package

Weddings by the seaside are almost always infused with a special kind of ease and simplicity and nowhere more so than at BIG4 Beacon Resort.

02 Jul 2013

BIG4 Holioday Parks reaches milestone 50 dog friendly parks

BIG4 Holiday Parks are proud to announce that 50 member parks now welcome dogs, offering holidaymakers the opportunity to travel with their pampered pups.

27 Jun 2013

Make a splash at BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park.

Visitors to BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park have a new way to escape the Northern Territory heat with the opening of a brand new splash park.

20 May 2013

BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park opens new Safarii tents

BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park has announced the opening of two new safari tents offering guests the fun of camping without the hassle. The stylish tents are perfect for those who want to spend the night in a canvas hideaway listening to the peaceful sounds of the Katherine bush, without all the bother of setting up their own tent.

01 May 2013

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort launches seven seater bike

Guests at BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort now have a new way to explore the park’s 28 acres of beautiful tropical gardens. The Cobi Bike, which the park has dubbed the Coconut Crab, is pedalled by seven riders sitting in a circle. One person steers while the other six pedal as the bike moves effortlessly along.

19 Apr 2013

BIG4 Holiday Parks crowned family favourite by readers.

Three BIG4 Holiday Parks have been named the Best Australian Holiday Family Parks by readers of Out & About with Kids magazine. The magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards are an annual quest to uncover the best places in the world for families to stay and play with NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park taking out the top spot and BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort and BIG4 Soldiers Point following closely behind as finalists.

01 Apr 2013

Keep healty eating on track with BIG4 Holiday Parks.

There’s nothing better than a holiday, but sometimes the busy schedule of activities and being away from your own kitchen can mean healthy meals get dropped in favour of easy, unhealthy alternatives. These handy hints from BIG4 Holiday Parks will take the stress out of creating a healthy menu, giving you more time to enjoy your holiday.

01 Apr 2013

Ningi, QLD local wins BIG with BIG4

Ningi local Jennifer Cullen is one happy camper after being announced as the winner of a brand new Mitsubishi Outlander and $5,000 holiday park voucher as part of a BIG4 Holiday Parks competition.

21 Feb 2013

2013 BIG4 Holiday Guide introduces new destinations.

Choosing your next holiday destination couldn’t be easier with the release of the 2013 BIG4 Holiday Guide. Whether you’re setting off along coastal roads, planning an outback adventure, exploring a small country town or hitting the bright city lights, the BIG4 Holiday Guide has everything you need to find, book and enjoy your next holiday.

06 Feb 2013

New BIG4 Holiday Park a family paradise on the Gold Coast

Holidaymakers now have a haven right on the doorstep of the Gold Coast’s most popular theme parks with the recent addition of BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park to the 180 park strong BIG4 network.

11 Jan 2013

Big changes to BIG4 Caloundra Waterfront Holiday Park boost local economy

BIG4 Caloundra Waterfront Holiday Park is now the ultimate Sunshine Coast holiday destination after a $10 million redevelopment that sees guests enjoying new cabins, site accommodation and park activities as part of a complete refurbishment.

07 Aug 2012

Camp and Care with BIG4

Keep Friday 16 November free to give camping a go and have a fun filled night all in the name of a local community cause as this year’s Camp and Care with BIG4. Join the thousands of happy campers that take part in this charitable night of camping each year and pay just $20 to secure a site under the stars at participating BIG4 Holiday Parks, with all proceeds from the event going to local causes as chosen by participating BIG4 Holiday Parks.

01 Jun 2012

Aussie travellers snagged when it comes to healthy eating on holidays

Food and drinks are a significant part of any holiday experience, however new independent research by BIG4 Holiday Parks shows four in five Australians still turn to the ever faithful sausage sizzle whenever a BBQ is in sight.

24 May 2012

Ski season deals 2012

Ski your way through BIG4 with some great winter ski season deals

16 May 2012

BIG4 NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park #1 for families in the World
NRMA Treasure Island Resort has been recognised as the number one resort for families in the world by leading review website TripAdvisor. The BIG4 Holiday Park in Queensland was named a winner in three competitive categories of the Travelers’ Choice 2012 Awards including:
  • Top 25 Large Hotels & Resorts for Families in the World
  • Top 25 Hotels for Families in the South Pacific
  • Top 25 Hotels for Families in Australia

10 Apr 2012

BIG4 Welcomes Five New Parks, Increasing Choice for Australian Travellers

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks has strengthened its already robust network by adding five new properties to its portfolio, giving travellers even more options when choosing to holiday across Australia..

04 Apr 2012

A BIG Tick for BIG4 Holiday Parks

You can rest assured of the quality of your next stay at a BIG4 Holiday Park – now that they can proudly display the T-QUAL Tick.

05 Mar 2012

BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort wins Qantas Australian Tourism Award

BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort has been recognised as the cream of the crop after being awarded the title of top caravan and tourist park in Australia at Friday night’s presentation of the 2011 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Cairns.

21 Feb 2012

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort takes home top prize at Australian Tourism Awards

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has been recognised as the best in the business after being awarded the title of Australia’s Top Caravan and Tourist Park at Friday night’s presentation of the 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Hobart.

30 Jan 2012

2012 BIG4 Holiday Guide makes on-the-road planning even easier

Along with all the essential information that makes planning a BIG4 getaway a breeze, the 2012 BIG4 Holiday Guide introduces QR codes, reflecting the growing trend of mobile research and accommodation bookings.

28 Nov 2011

Clean sweep for BIG4 Holiday Parks at State Tourism Awards

BIG4 Holiday Parks can verify its claim of being Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, after a clean sweep at the 2011 State Tourism Awards held across the country throughout November.

08 Nov 2011

BIG4 Holiday Parks Launches World's First Fully Bookable Mobile Site for Sector

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has just launched the World’s first fully bookable holiday parks mobile site – the perfect on-road companion.

12 Jul 2011

BIG4 double act for BIG4

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks is delighted to announce a second BIG4 Park in Swan Hill,
expanding the options for guests travelling to the region and beyond.

30 Jun 2011

Escape the winter chill and warm up with BIG4 - and the kids stay free

Australia’s favourite holiday park provider BIG4 Holiday Parks is giving families extra motivation to get away for a short break.
Escape the winter hibernation and take the little ones away for free between 1 July and 31 August for stays of two nights or
more.

19 Apr 2011

BIG4 Holiday Parks treats its Members in May

BIG4 Holiday Parks is rewarding its loyal members by offering a 10 per cent flat discount with no cap on selected accommodation and sites for the entire month of May.

14 Apr 2011

BIG4 Holiday Parks Announces New Port Macquarie Park

BIG4 Holiday Parks has welcomed a new addition to its 180+ strong team. BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, is the first park this year to be officially welcomed as part of one of Australia’s favourite accommodation providers.

17 Mar 2011

Stay six nights and pay for only four with BIG4 in Queensland

BIG4 Holiday Parks across Queensland are offering travellers a ‘Pay 4, Stay 6’ accommodation incentive to visit the beautiful sunshine-state for their next holiday.

16 Mar 2011

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort takes home Qantas Australian Tourism Award

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is toasting its success after winning best ‘Tourist and Caravan Park’ last Friday night, at the 26th annual Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

21 Jan 2011

Introducing the 2011 BIG4 Holiday Guide - for the ultimate holiday

With new information and images showcasing more than 180 unique BIG4 Holiday Parks Australia-wide, the FREE 2011 BIG Guide is all you need to plan your next holiday or short escape.

20 Dec 2010

BIG4 welcomes two new parks to the family

BIG4 Holiday Parks welcomes two new parks to its 180+ strong team. Pisces Holiday Park in Apollo Bay and Rich River Holiday and Lifestyle Village in Echuca are the latest parks to represent Australia’s favourite accommodation provider.

12 Oct 2010

BIG4 Holiday Parks' new CEO spends day one undercover

In a world first, incoming BIG4 Holiday Parks CEO, Ray Schleibs, went undercover for the first few days of his new job. Under the guise of a man named ‘Jim’ interested in investing in a holiday park, Ray greeted guests, cleaned bathrooms and mowed lawns – gaining a uniquely objective perspective of his organisation, which would be difficult to achieve for someone coming from inside the company.

08 Oct 2010

BIG4 and TOP 10 to meet in Christchurch to 'Achieve More'

More than 350 owners and operators from BIG4 Holiday Parks (Australia) and TOP 10 Holiday Parks (New Zealand) are gathering in Christchurch next week for a joint conference to celebrate the outstanding success of both groups and the continued growth of the caravan and camping industries in both countries.

24 Sep 2010

Come Camp with BIG4's free night of camping welcomes sponsors

BIG4 Holiday Parks is pleased to announce a prestigious line up of sponsors for its annual Come Camp with BIG4 event which takes place this year on 5 November.

21 Sep 2010

BIG4 Holiday Parks clear favourite when holidaying with kids

A popular parenting travel magazine has released a list of Australia’s Top 10 Holiday Parks, with BIG4 Holiday Parks representing seven of the ten listed.

26 Aug 2010

Australia's Oldest Holiday Park Celebrates 75 Years of Memories

The owners of Australia’s oldest caravan park known-to-date, family owned and operated Easts Beach Holiday Park, are toasting 75 years in 2010.

03 Aug 2010

New Chairman at BIG4

The Board of BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia, the 182 strong Australia-wide chain of quality holiday parks, today announced the election of Merv King as Chairman of the Group following the early resignation of outgoing Chair Rodger Powell.

30 Jul 2010

BIG4 Tweed Billabong wins Best of the Best

BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park has come out on top at the NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association (CCIA) awards held on Wednesday night, receiving the award for ‘Best Resort/Holiday Park with 4.5 to 5 stars’ and the ‘Best of the Best’ award for a Resort/Holiday Park in NSW.

28 Jul 2010

BIG4 Deniliquin Paringa Holiday Park wins Countrylink Tourism Award

New South Wales holiday park, BIG4 Deniliquin Paringa has added yet another award to its cabinet, taking out the 2010 CountryLink Inland Tourism Awards under the Tourist and Caravan  category.

15 Jun 2010

Kids stay free promotion kicks off

Plan a winter getaway with the family this July and August without having to budget for the kids, thanks to BIG4 Holiday Parks’ hottest winter promotion – ‘Kids Stay Free’.

01 Jun 2010

Come Camp with BIG4 - it's FREE

Save the evening of Friday 5th November 2010 and give camping a go with BIG4 Holiday Parks’ BIGgest night of FREE camping – ‘Come Camp 2010’

21 May 2010

BIG4 Park gives holidaymakers a reason to get away this Winter

Why wait until summer for your next holiday away? BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park is offering a great winter special to visit the sleepy seaside village and enjoy its serenity during the cooler months.

10 May 2010

BIG4 Park celebrates record breaking success

Tim and Sophie Bone are toasting seven months of success since opening their Bellarine Peninsula holiday park in September last year, with their seven million dollar investment already starting to pay off.

21 Apr 2010

BIG4 Holiday Parks Announces CEO Resignation

BIG4 Holiday Parks has announced the resignation of CEO Terry Goodall who has led the organisation for over seven years and been instrumental in building the franchise group to the market leadership position it holds today.

15 Apr 2010

BIG4 Welcomes Castlemaine Park to the Franchise Family

BIG4 Holiday Parks are pleased to welcome BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park to the Parks Franchise Group. The park is owned by locals Tony & Claire Height, previously motel owners who saw great opportunity when the park came up for sale.

22 Mar 2010

Capricorn Palms Holiday Village treat kids for Easter

Capricorn Palms Holiday Village owners Gail and James Dillon and their son Josh are toasting their first six months as park owners by treating visiting kids during the Easter break.

08 Feb 2010

BIG4 voted number one in South Pacific

Ashmore Palms Holiday Village located in the Gold Coast has been voted the number one Family Hotel in the South Pacific by voters on the online travel guide TripAdvisor.com as part of their Travellers Choice Awards.

01 Feb 2010

BIG4 CEO auctions himself for charity

Terry Goodall, CEO BIG4 Holiday Parks, will today (Monday 1 February) be fulfilling his bid after being ‘bought’ at auction during BIG4’s National Charity Conference to work at ground level at BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort.

01 Feb 2010

BIG4’s Peppermint Park Celebrates Fifth Birthday

BIG4 Holiday Park’s Peppermint Park Eco Village in Busselton, Western Australia, is commemorating five years of providing accommodation and leisure to park-goers all around the world.

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