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BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park

Castlemaine, VIC

Your perfect base in the historic Goldfields

Just a 90 minute journey north by car or train from Melbourne, BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park is a peaceful retreat in the heart of the eclectic and charming historic goldmining town of Castlemaine. With a big country sky overhead and overlooking Castlemaine’s renowned Botanical Gardens, BIG4 Castlemaine is the ideal base to explore the region's wineries, towns, galleries, fine restaurants and country pubs, or to simply take time out in rugged and beautiful bushland landscapes. Whether you want an extended fun-filled family holiday, a romantic getaway, a gourmet escape or simply a break from the everyday, you'll find what you need right here. Oh, and the four-legged family friend is welcome at our ensuite, powered and unpowered sites!

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For the safety of our guests and our team and to comply with current COVID-19 restrictions, we are following government guidelines regarding health and safety.  For more information please visit our COVID-19 health and safety page here.

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Claire Height, owner, BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park.

I have owned the leasehold to BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens since 2008, and I am very fortunate and proud to be associated with such a beautiful place that gives happiness to so many people.

The first time I saw the park I knew it could be very special. The fact that it adjoins Castlemaine's beautiful Botanical Gardens and an important wildlife reserve makes it truly unique. There is a peace and calm that embraces our guests and enhances the holiday magic.

My vision has always been to develop the park to create a tranquil, landscaped oasis that offers outstanding modern accommodation and facilities as well as the traditional holiday park experience. The guest experience means everything to me, and so I have worked hard to ensure the park is an environment where guests can truly relax and create the very best holiday memories, enjoying the park's beauty as well as everything the town of Castlemaine and surrounding region offers.

BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens acknowledges the Dja Dja Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation who are the Traditional Custodians of this land on which we work. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia. We recognise their continuous relationship to the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

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Awards and accreditations

Highly Commended

Australian Tourism Industry Council QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards Highly Commended 2021


Victoria Tourism Industry Council Victorian Tourism Awards - Caravan and Holiday Parks 2021


Mount Alexander Shire Council Mount Alexander Business Awards - Tourism and Events 2021


Mount Alexander Shire Council Mount Alexander Business Awards - Retail and Hospitality 2021

Winner Traveller Review Award 2022


Accredited Tourism Business 2016-2021


Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Winner 2015, 2017