BIG4 Holiday Parks Partners with Pedders
BIG4 Holiday Parks is excited to announce its partnership with Pedders, with an emphasis on educating consumers on “The Effects of Weight on a Vehicle” and ultimately providing safer and more enjoyable driving experiences.
BIG4 Holiday Parks Partner with Make-A-Wish
BIG4 Holiday Parks is excited to announce its partnership with Make-A-Wish® Australia, the children’s charity that makes the wishes of seriously ill kids come true. The partnership will see the country’s favourite holiday parks help transform the lives of very sick kids by helping to make their most cherished wishes come true.
Cyclone Debbie and northern NSW storms – BIG4 Holiday Parks status update
Several BIG4 Holiday Parks located within Queensland and NSW were impacted by the recent cyclone and storms, including six in the region where the cyclone made landfall and a number affected by flood conditions as the storm travelled south through northern NSW.
BIG4 Holiday Parks launch .CN website
In an Australian first, BIG4 Holiday Parks has launched the Holiday Park sector’s first Chinese registered .CN website, www.BIG4.cn, to help attract more Chinese visitors to the lure of authentic Australian self-drive holiday experiences. The move is in response to the fact an increasing number of Australia’s record 1.2 million Chinese visitors are free and independent travellers (FIT), and they’re travelling further afield and pursuing more adventurous holidays.
Woodman Point locals treated to internationally acclaimed Thirsty Merc
The town of Woodman Point is set to come alive with an exclusive concert by ARIA nominated band Thirsty Merc. Co-hosted by Discovery Parks BIG4 - Woodman Point Holiday Park and Discovery Parks - Coogee Beach, the band will be playing at Coogee Beach Lifesaving Club on March 21.
Gold, Silver, Bronze for BIG4 at Australian Tourism Awards
BIG4 Holiday Parks demonstrated its category leadership as the network took home the top three ‘Caravan & Holiday Parks’ spots at the 2016 Australian Tourism Awards, held in Darwin this weekend. For the second year in a row, BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park was crowned gold, while BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays took out Silver and BIG4 Beacon Resort the Bronze.
Trip Advisor names two Holiday Parks within ‘top 10 hotels’ list for Australia
Leading consumer review site Trip Advisor released its annual Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards to name the best hotels in Australia, and two BIG4 Holiday Parks were included within the prestigious list. BIG4 Cairns Coconut Resort (QLD) and BIG4 Beacon Resort (VIC) were named in the best hotels list.
BIG4 Holiday Parks guests have their say with ReviewPro ratings on website
In a win for consumers' thirst for information about quality and value, they'll now have the ability to view external ratings and reviews on the BIG4 Holiday Parks’ website, with the introduction of ReviewPro's Guest Ratings Score™ on the site.
Accolades across the nation for BIG4 Holiday Parks
2016 was another strong year for BIG4 Holiday Parks’ showing at the Tourism Awards, with parks being recognised at Gala events in each State and Territory in the ‘Caravan and Holiday Park’ category.
CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks, Steven Wright, congratulated the parks on their respective State, Territory and Industry Association wins.
“I’m very proud of the BIG4 Holiday Parks winners who have been recently recognised for excellence by their industry peers,” said Wright.
Nissan and BIG4 team up in time for the holidays
Nissan Australia has announced a multi-year partnership with popular holiday group BIG4 Holiday Parks. Nissan has chosen to partner with BIG4 as a natural extension to the popularity of its model range, many ideal for holidaying and adventure. And with Nissan Australia celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, today’s announcement underscores the role Nissan vehicles play in families across Australia.
The partnership will see BIG4 members receive exclusive offers from Nissan as well as special experiences across the company’s local portfolio of sporting partnerships.
BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Pumps It Up!
BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park, located on Victoria’s iconic Great Ocean Road, has installed a dynamic new modular Pumptrack for guests. Designed and constructed by award winning Czech company Bikeparkitect, the Pumptrack features numerous berms, bumps and rollers for bike riders to practice and improve their skills. The Pumptrack has been designed as a looping trail system in a form that allows for the course to be ridden continuously without pedalling. This is achieved (with a bit of practice) by using weight shifts (pumps) and gravity to drive momentum.
‘AL-KO Best Aussie Vans’ launch a success
The 'AL-KO Best Aussie Vans' event was officially launched at Wye River General Store by the General Manager of Adventures division, Bauer Media, Robert Gallagher, and other industry and media representatives on Wednesday evening. As part of the 'AL-KO Best Aussie Vans' competition, 11 vans were rigorously put through their paces along the Great Ocean Road from 10-14 October. The results will be published in December/January, with the winners to be announced in Caravan World.
Sponsored by AL-KO and supported by BIG4 Holiday Parks, the event was cited as a great example of collaboration between the tourism and caravan manufacturing industries coming together to showcase to the public that the Great Ocean Road is open for business.
Fraser Lodge Holiday Park – A BIG4 once again
Under new owners and managers, Fraser Lodge Holiday Park has rejoined the BIG4 Holiday Parks family. Steven Wright, CEO of BIG4 Holiday Parks, welcomes back Fraser Lodge to the network.
“We’re delighted to welcome back the new owners and managers of Fraser Lodge Holiday Park to BIG4,” says Wright.
Chinese travellers “in the know”: Lake Tyrrell drawcard for hundreds to natural phenomena
One of the most surprising locations on Chinese travellers’ ‘to-do’ list for Australia is Lake Tyrrell, 400km north of Melbourne, and one Australians should consider visiting. Located on the outskirts of the sleepy town of Sea Lake, Victoria, population 611, Lake Tyrrell has become a magnet for Chinese tourists, especially during the winter months, as they come to witness the ‘sky mirror’. The shallow salt crusted lake is usually dry during the summer months. When wet, it provides the perfect backdrop for creative and often quirky ‘walking across water’ photos as the horizon is all but gone across the expanse.
Making a Splash: Nambucca Heads Mayor Rhonda Hoban to launch new water slide at BIG4 Nambucca Beach
Re-elected Nambucca Heads Mayor Rhonda Hoban will officially open brand new colourful twin water slides at BIG4 Nambucca Beach Holiday Park on Saturday, 24th September, at 11am.
BIG4 Nambucca Beach Holiday Park owners, Barry and Dorothy Dennien, love the Nambucca community, and are proud to bring the latest facilities to the region.
Flower into spring: six of Australia’s top flower festivals
Recognising that nothing signals the arrival of spring better than a display of bright, colourful flowers carpeting the landscape, BIG4 Holiday Parks has compiled a list of some of the country’s top flower festivals. A number of destinations around Australia embrace the floral theme by hosting flower festivals each spring. In fact, some of these festivals have histories that date back more than half a century and attract big crowds every year.
Looking for ideas for Father’s Day? Celebrate with the best-worst ‘dad joke’ you know!
Father’s Day is right around the corner… so what to get that special dad who has everything – including the worst sense of humour? A celebration of dad jokes, of course!
To honour ‘Dad humour’, BIG4 Holiday Parks is seeking the best-worst ‘dad joke’ of all. Its competition to unearth the real clangers launches this Friday (26 August) on Facebook. The best of the best-worst dad jokes will win one of four two-night BIG4 cabin vouchers, valued up to $500 each.
Making a Splash: BIG4 Townsville Woodlands Holiday Park launches new water park
BIG4 Townsville Woodlands Holiday Park has unveiled a brand new colourful water park and new resort pool to visitors, to the delight of guests. Park managers Sharna and Damien Funnell say the park prides itself on ensuring families are well catered for, with great amenities and facilities for the little people.
Riding PostieBikes for Men’s Health: Prostate Cancer
12 intrepid bikers are preparing to tackle a 4700km journey from Hobart to Cairns on the back of 110cc ex-postie bikes to raise funds and awareness for the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre and the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Numerous BIG4 Holiday Parks located along the route are pitching in to help, providing discounted stays, donations to the cause, and hosting barbecues and other activities to support the riders.
4 in jail from BIG4
Four BIG4 Holiday Park employees were sent to jail on Friday, 27 May for a night. The ‘BIG4some’, including CEO Steven ‘Wright the Regional Ripper’ Wright, Lisa ‘The LandCruising Lunatic’ Starczewski, Campbell ‘The Campsite Decapitator’ Davies and Sarah ‘The Saltwater Strangler’ McCully were locked up to help raise funds for Whitelion, a charity for young people at risk.
'Bail Out' is Whitelion's national fundraising and awareness campaign, providing the opportunity to step into the shoes of a young person that has been disconnected from the community. Bail Out participants were required to 'raise' bail to secure their 'release'. Between them, the BIG4some managed to raise an impressive $6,500 for the charity, escape the lockup, and share an experience they won’t forget.
A big four new parks for BIG4 Holiday Parks
BIG4 Holiday Parks has welcomed four new parks to the BIG4 family, providing even more choice of great locations and exceptional accommodation options for travellers. The four are: Byron Holiday Park (NSW), BIG4 Albury Tourist Park (NSW), BIG4 Mackay Blacks Beach Holiday Park (QLD), and Rivershore Resort (QLD), a brand new site which will be open from August 2016.
16 March 2016
The ‘Big Red Kidney Bus’ prepares to visit BIG4 Mildura Getaway holiday park
BIG4 Mildura Getaway Holiday Park is excited to support Kidney Health Australia’s award-winning Big Red Kidney Bus, mobile holiday dialysis unit. The bus will be stopping for three weeks at the Mildura location to provide people who need dialysis an opportunity to enjoy the experience of a BIG4 holiday.
09 February 2016
BIG4 Holiday Parks Sweep Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
BIG4 Holiday Parks scooped the Caravan and Holiday Parks category trifecta at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Melbourne on Friday, 5 February 2016.
03 February 2016
The ‘Big Red Kidney Bus’ prepares to visit BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village
BIG4 Whiters Holiday Village is excited to support Kidney Health Australia’s award-winning Big Red Kidney Bus, mobile holiday dialysis unit. The bus will be stopping for six weeks at the Lakes Entrance location to provide people who need dialysis an opportunity to enjoy the experience of a BIG4 holiday.
21 December 2015
A ‘Road Chip’ to Remember
BIG4 Holiday Parks is partnering with 20th Century Fox for the launch of the Alvin and the Chipmunks, the Road Chip film opening in cinemas nationally on 26 December 2015.
20 December 2015
BIG4 Holiday Parks Shines Bright at 2015 State Tourism Awards
A number of BIG4 Holiday Parks from across the country have received top honours and acknowledgements at the various state tourism awards for demonstrating outstanding achievement and success during 2015.
18 December 2015
BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park launches ‘fit’, a new health and fitness centre
BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park in Marcus Hill is celebrating its new addition to the park with the launch of ‘fit’, a fitness centre offering visitors the convenience and comfort of a broad range of the latest fitness equipment and classes while on holidays.
01 December 2015
BIG4’s Camp & Care event for Kids with Cancer a success
On Saturday 7 November, superheroes of all shapes and sizes collided at 76 BIG4 Holiday Parks across Australia as part of BIG4’s annual Camp & Care charity event, held in partnership with children’s cancer charity Camp Quality, to help raise awareness and funds for more than 600 children aged 0-13 years old – the real ‘hidden heroes’ – who are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia. As part of Camp & Care, campers across the country came dressed as their favourite superhero and took part in a variety of super activities, games, and entertainment, helping raise over $17,500 for Camp Quality.
30 November 2015
BIG4 Holiday Parks Chairman recognised for his contribution to the NSW Tourism Industry
BIG4 Holiday Parks Chairman Ron Cregan was awarded the prestigious Outstanding Industry Contributor accolade at the NSW Tourism Awards on 26 November.
Also a Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) Board member, Mr Cregan has had a longstanding and successful career, with 35 years contributing to the caravan and camping industry.
26 October 2015
BIG4 Holiday Parks’ Best of the Best Announced at Gala Awards
Congratulations to all BIG4 Holiday Parks that won awards at the BIG4 Annual Awards night held in Canberra’s Parliament House on Thursday 22 October 2015. Special mention to BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Parks in Kiama who took out the BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence, which is the ultimate recognition of the very best BIG4 park.
15 October 2015
BIG4 Holiday Parks on a Winning Streak
BIG4 Holiday Parks has been on a winning streak, with a number of parks securing wins across a range of industry and media awards recently. In the past three weeks, recognition of excellence has come from the NSW Camping and Caravan Industry Association (CCIA), media publishers Out and About with Kids and leading camping search and booking site Turu.
14 October 2015
Spend a spooky Halloween night at BIG4 Capricorn Palms to help raise money for charity
BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Park is inviting seasoned campers and those wanting to try camping for the first time to join them (if they dare!) as the park opens its doors in support of Camp Quality. For $20, families can spend Halloween in a powered or unpowered site at the holiday park on Saturday, 31 October. All proceeds will be donated to Camp Quality to help raise funds and awareness of the more than 600 children aged 0-13 years old who are diagnosed with cancer each year in Australia.
05 August 2015
Tassie locals to “explore the possibilities” of their own backyard with BIG4
Until 30 September 2015, Tasmanian locals can enjoy everything that the Apple Isle has to offer, including the stunning wilderness, historical sites and cultural attractions, at a special rate. With a great range of participating parks across Tasmania to choose from, including Cradle Mountain, Hobart, Devonport and St Helens, locals can treat themselves to a long weekend or extended break with a 20% discount off their stay.
13 July 2015
BIG4 Port Fairy unveils first ‘Monkeys and Mermaids’ Playland
BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park has officially opened the doors to imaginative play with its new one-of-a-kind ‘Monkeys and Mermaids’ themed playland. Specially designed for children up to 10 years, the much-anticipated interactive zone features both indoor and outdoor play areas, boasting a giant pirate ship, jumping castle, colourful slides and a merry-go-round.
17 March 2015
BIG4 Forster-Tuncurry Great Lakes Holiday Parks donated new rescue vehicle to local SLSC
The patrol team at Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club are now proud owners of a brand new club rescue vehicle, thanks to BIG4 Forster-Tuncurry Great Lakes Holiday Park. Cape Hawke Surf Life Saving Club were in desperate need of a new rescue vehicle, which allows lifesavers to rapidly respond to emergency situations at areas outside the patrol area at One Mile Beach. BIG4 Great Lakes Holiday Park Manager, Margaret Shannon, says she believes it is in the park’s best interest to support local services.
25 May 2015
Local Mayor ‘dunked’ to officially open water park
On Saturday, BIG4 Airlie Cove Resort and Caravan Park officially unveiled its brand new water park. Whitsunday Mayor, Jennifer Whitney, and other council and BIG4 officials donned their bathers to take part in a unique ‘dunking dignitaries’ event (see photos attached) to officiate the water park’s opening.
The new water park sits alongside the Park’s already impressive resort-style pool, with new additions to suit all ages, including two water-pouring buckets, splash rings and three water slides.
14 February 2015
BIG4 Narooma Easts supports local Vanuatu appeal
The team at BIG4 Narooma East's Holiday Park are assisting local Narooma residents in their appeal to aid victims of catastrophic Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu. The park has lead the way in donating goods, contributing much-needed items including blankets, pillows, towels, cutlery and dinner sets from their own supplies.
11 February 2015
Mornington Fundraiser supported by BIG4 Frankston and other local businesses
The Rotary Club of Mornington’s 2015 raffle raised an impressive $4,000 this year for their Community Initiative Program. The funds received will go toward a range of charitable projects including Rotary Health research, community programs for schools, welfare, men’s health, student leadership camps and many disaster relief initiatives. Local business, BIG4 Frankston Holiday Park, donated a $2,000 BIG4 Holiday Park gift voucher to the cause.
29 April 2015
Kidney Bus patients enjoy Anglesea holiday
BIG4 Anglesea Holiday Park has hosted the Big Red Kidney Bus for six weeks, giving dialysis patients the chance to enjoy a relaxing getaway whilst receiving their vital treatment. The 18 patients based at BIG4 Anglesea were able to spend time golfing, fishing, swimming and bushwalking during their stay at the Victorian coastal town.
02 March 2015
Dogs welcome indoors at BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park, Busselton
BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park in Busselton has amended its policy to allow families to bring their treasured pooches inside ensuite cabins, outside of peak holiday season between 1 February - 1 December. Since 2011, BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park has officially welcomed dogs at its campsites, a move that has been well received by guests who enjoy travelling with their pets, or who wish to avoid the hassle and cost of using a kennel while they’re on holiday.
01 March 2015
Refreshed BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park to make a splash these school holidays
BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park is thrilled to unveil a bevy of impressive new park facilities, just in time for the busy school holiday period. The featured additions include a new state-of-the-art water-splash park, a new pool with waterslide, a children’s adventure playground and a mini golf course, to pair with the already impressive giant jumping pillow and children’s games room. The park is also looking forward to opening a children’s tyre maze in early April.
18 May 2015
Umina locals invited to meet NRL stars
Ahead of this year’s much anticipated State of Origin rugby league series, BIG4 Holiday Parks is delighted to be providing regional kids and their families with the opportunity to meet NRL superstars in partnership with The Road to Origin Tour.
As part of the tour which travels through NSW and QLD, six BIG4 Parks, including NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park will hold ‘BIG4 Mini League Clinics’ hosted by Crocmedia and Origin stars, Matt Cooper and Brent Tate.
23 June 2015
A BIG welcome to influx of Chinese campers
Australia’s leading holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has launched a dedicated Chinese language website in response to a spike in Chinese visitors to Australia. In addition to the new website, BIG4 has also provided its 180 park owners and managers with Chinese language tools including basic greetings in Mandarin and information sheets for Chinese guests in simplified Chinese, aimed to enhance their experience.
06 May 2015
BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park claims Silver status
Queensland’s BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park has been awarded Silver status under TripAdvisor’s worldwide GreenLeaders™ Programme. BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park’s Silver status was based on its ongoing efforts to help the environment including the introduction of a recycling program in the Park and ensuring minimisation of site disturbance to the landscape when carrying out infrastructure works in the Park.
13 April 2015
BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort takes home National Tourism Award
BIG4 Holiday Parks is excited to announce that BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort was officially crowned Australia’s Top Tourist and Caravan Park for the seventh time at Friday night’s 2014 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held in Adelaide.
The ‘Top Tourist and Caravan Park’ category for 2014 consisted entirely of BIG4 parks, with all seven of the state-specific winners being part of the leading leisure accommodation network.
01 January 2015
BIG4 welcomes new park in Hahndorf, SA
BIG4 Hahndorf Resort Tourist Park in South Australia has joined the BIG4 family, giving travelers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia. The holiday park is situated in the stunning Adelaide Hills region, known for its beautiful scenery and award winning wineries. Hahndorf is Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement and the town is a stunning mix of old and new culture.
02 December 2014
BIG4 welcomes new park in Albany
Australia’s favourite holiday park provider, BIG4 Holiday Parks, has welcomed a new addition to its 180-strong network of parks. BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park in Albany, Western Australia has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia.
01 December 2014
BIG4 Holiday Parks Clean Sweep of State Tourism Awards
Proving once again that they are Australia’s leading holiday park provider, seven BIG4 Holiday Parks have taken out gold in their respective state or territory in the Tourist and Caravan Parks category of the 2014 State Tourism Awards.
27 November 2014
BIG4 Holiday Parks launches new website
BIG4 Holiday Parks, Australia’s leading holiday park provider, has evolutionised its digital presence with the relaunch of their www.BIG4.com.au website. The new website provides improved functionality and benefits to visitors, enhancing the users experience with intuitive search functions and offers the customer a consistent and full responsive website experience whether they are using a computer, tablet or mobile device.
24 November 2014
BIG4 welcomes new park in Launceston
BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia. Situated on 16 acres of beautiful parkland that overlooks the Tamar Valley, the holiday park is in a prime location and is walking distance from the center of Launceston.
19 November 2014
BIG4 welcomes new park in Armidale, NSW
The newest holiday park to join the BIG4 group is situated on the northern outskirts of Armidale, close to spectacular waterfalls, gorges, worldheritage national parks and vineyards. Along with the amazing local scenery, guests can enjoy the adventure Armidale provides through activities such as canyoning, mountain biking, bird watching and trout fishing.
15 November 2014
BIG4 welcomes new park in Mudgee, NSW
BIG4 Mudgee in New South Wales has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers
another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia. The holiday park is set within peaceful and secluded 15 acres, close to the centre of town and only a short stroll to the local golf course. Guests can visit and enjoy local wineries, the fabulous local food markets and activities including tennis, bowling and horse and bike riding.
01 November 2014
BIG4 welcomes new park in Nepean River, NSW
BIG4 Nepean River in New South Wales has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia. The holiday park is situated at the foot of the Blue Mountains only two kilometres from Penrith and is known for its convenient location, stunning river frontage and relaxed atmosphere.
08 October 2014
BIG4 appoints Steven Wright as new CEO
BIG4 Holiday Parks today announces the appointment of Steven Wright as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Wright brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse skill set to BIG4 Holiday Parks, following 12 years CEO experience in a number of high profile tourism bodies, sporting clubs, major events and government based organisations, including CEO – Tourism & Events QLD, CEO – Australian Grand Prix Corporation, CEO – AFL Clubs: Richmond FC and Brisbane Lions FC (interim) and Senior Associate – Freehills Solicitors.
29 September 2014
BIG4 Holiday Parks invites friends and families to scare the night away!
BIG4 Holiday Parks is encouraging all locals to grab the tent and torch and enjoy a night camping under the stars at their annual charity event, Camp and sCare with BIG4. On Friday 31 October, just $20 will secure you a powered site with all funds raised going to children’s family cancer charity, Camp Quality.
02 August 2014
BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks Holiday Park opens a new castaway themed water park!
BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks Holiday Park has just kicked off work on the park’s most exciting project to date, converting an old fishing trawler into the centerpiece of a sprawling $750,000 castaway themed water park. Rescued from the shores of Port Macquarie, the old 50ft fishing trawler will be transformed into a replica tall ship and the center piece of the new water park.
01 August 2014
Calling for camping chefs for the 2015 BIG4 Recipe Book
Are you a wiz in the camp or caravan kitchen? After the success of the 2014 BIG4 Quick and Healthy Caravan and Camping Recipe Book, BIG4 Holiday Parks is bringing their book back by popular demand! They are calling out for home cooks to submit their favourite caravan and camping recipes with the best of the best to be featured in the 2015 edition.
30 July 2014
BIG4 wins best Cradle Coast Caravan Park
BIG4 Discovery Holiday Parks – Cradle Mountain has just picked up the 2014 Cradle Coast Regional Tourism Award for Best Tourist and Caravan Park.
The award recognises BIG4 Discovery Holiday Parks – Cradle Mountain as the epitome of industry excellence and professionalism in the Cradle Coast area, acknowledging the exceptional facilities and services that amount to the best holiday park experience for tourists.
01 July 2014
Tips to make the most your of your camping trips
A holiday spent camping, exploring the outdoors and escaping from the everyday hustle is one of the best ways to bond as a family. Here are some handy tips from BIG4 Holiday Parks to help you get the most out of a camping holiday with the kids.
27 June 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 June 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 June 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.
14 April 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 April 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 April 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 April 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 March 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 February 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.
01 February 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.
24 January 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 January 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 January 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 January 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 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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.
01 November 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.
19 September 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 August 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 August 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 Park are in for a unique experience with the opening of the park’s mini petting zoo.
20 May 2013
BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park opens new Safari 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 April 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 April 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.
01 April 2013
Keep healthy 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.
21 February 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 February 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 January 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.
01 June 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.