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Must-visit indoor attractions

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No matter where your adventures take you or who your travel companions happen to be, indoor experiences are a winner with everyone, any day of the week. So, stay cool and covered at these indoor attractions.

Indoor attractions SA

d’Arenberg Cube, McLaren Vale

Straight to the tasting room (wine not!). This winery offers spectacular vistas across the McLaren Vale region, so if sips and sights are your thing, you’ll adore clinking a glass (or two) here.

Stay at: BIG4 Barossa Tourist Park

Now, that's a (tasting) room with a view!

Limestone Coast Caves – Naracoorte and Tantanoola Caves, near Mt Gambier

You can’t miss South Australia’s most iconic natural wonders, their prehistoric caves. Naracoorte Caves lead you through chambers dripping with stalagmites and stalactites, while Tantanoola Caves have been thousands of years in the making, displaying awe-inspiring interiors! For more caves across Aus, see here.

Stay at: BIG4 Blue Lake Holiday Park

Tantanoola Caves Image credit: Rhisang Alfarid

State Library of South Australia

This grand building is an absolute treasure, serving up a series of aesthetic delights, with The Mortlock Wing being a severe show-off. Daily and monthly themed tours of this site are sure to grab your attention. For more exciting Adelaide experiences, see here.

Stay at: BIG4 West Beach Parks

State Library putting on a show. Image credit Ockert le Roux

Indoor attractions TAS

MONA (Museum of Old and New Art)

Weird, wacky and out of this world is what you get at MONA. This certainly is a museum with a difference and may make you question what real art is nowadays. MONA is a playground across three levels, also offering its own bar, brewery and winery.

Stay at: BIG4 Hobart Airport Tourist Park

Welcome to the world of Mona! Credit Jesse Hunniford

West Coast Wilderness Railway, Strahan to Queenstown

Be moved by one of Tassie’s top tourist attractions and hop aboard this wild railway that takes you through an ancient rainforest. Choose to seat yourself in the heritage carriage or the wilderness carriage and take in breathtaking scenery as you go. For more to do in Strahan, see here.

Stay at: BIG4 Strahan Holiday Retreat

Steaming along the West Coast! Credit: Tourism Tasmania and Rob Burnett

Queen Victoria Museum Inveresk, Launceston

QVMAG is Launceston’s home of art, science and history. Explore the permanent exhibitions such as The First Tasmanians: a story expo exploring the history and culture of Tasmanian Aboriginal people.

Stay at: BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park

A museum fit for queens! Image credit Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett

Indoor attractions NSW

Powerhouse Motorcycle Museum Tamworth

Bike enthusiasts assemble! Housing a private collection of 50+ motorcycles from the 50s through to the 80s, this is one museum and superb collection sure to rev your engine!

Stay at: BIG4 Paradise Tamworth

Broom broom! Credit: Destination NSW

Coffs Harbour Butterfly House

Spread your wings at this beautiful butterfly house with hundreds of Aussie butterflies in an indoor subtropical setting. It’s both picturesque and peaceful!

Stay at: BIG4 Park Beach Holiday Park

Should you want to get outdoors while in Coffs, we recommend Emerald Beach. Image credit: Destination NSW

Tyrell’s Wines, Hunter Valley

This just so happens to be one of Australia’s most distinguished family-owned wineries, so naturally, you must pay them a visit. Enjoy their standard Tyrell’s tasting or luxe out on the VIP tasting experience.

Stay at: Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley

Here's to always a glass half full! Image credit: Destination NSW

Indoor attractions VIC

Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery, Mildura

Make your way to this boutique distillery in the heart of Mildura. Showcasing the best of local produce in gin and whisky set in quirky surrounds (a former gentlemen’s club). Keen for more Murray experiences? See here.

Stay at: BIG4 Mildura Getaway Holiday Park and BIG4 NRMA Mildura Riverside Holiday Park

It's one big party at Fossey's. Image credit: Fossey's Ginporium and Distillery

Ballarat Municipal Observatory and Museum

This is one of the oldest observatories in regional Australia, housing some of the most outstanding telescope collections from the 18th and 21st centuries. You need to see them for yourself! For more epic indoor attractions in country VIC, see here.

Stay at: BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park and BIG4 NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park.

Lots to observe at Ballarat Observatory. Image credit: Visit Ballarat

Flagstaff Hill Maritime Museum & Village, Warrnambool

Flagstaff Hill opens the doors to a maritime village and a museum that houses Victoria's most extensive shipwreck collection. They’ve recently just gone through a significant redevelopment, now offering immersive digital installations which is sure to hold your attention during a visit. For more activities along the Great Ocean Road, see here.

Stay at: BIG4 Warrnambool Figtree Holiday Park.

A delightful little village!

Indoor attractions WA

Margaret River Caves

More than 150 caves (yep, that’s a lot of exploring) are spread across an area known as the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge, and a handful of them make for captivating tours. For more on larger-than-life Australian caves, see here.

Stay at: BIG4 Taunton Farm Margaret River 

Image credit: Tourism Western Australia 

Shelter Brewing Co., Busselton

This is a new kind of brewery, set on the water where you can indulge in a unique selection of beers and tasty seasonal menus. The perfect place to spend an evening with family or friends.

Stay hereBIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Busselton.

Come in and Shelter! Image credit: Robert Frith

WA Maritime Museum, Fremantle

The WA Maritime Museum represents Fremantle’s past, present and future as a coastal city and port. With extraordinary exhibitions and events, you’ll be excited to dive in and discover their offerings.

Stay at: BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park

Views on approach to the Maritime Museum. Image credit: Tourism Western Australia

Indoor attractions QLD

SEA LIFE Sunshine Coast Aquarium, Mooloolaba

An award-winning aquarium where you get the opportunity to see marine life up close. It’s also the residence of the Sunshine Coast’s only colony of Little Blue Penguins. Aww, cuties!

Stay at: BIG4 Maroochy River and BIG4 Caloundra Holiday Park.

Remember to look up when you visit SEA LIFE. Image credit: Tourism and Events Queensland 

Ripley's Believe It or Not!, Gold Coast

You won’t believe what’s in store for you at one of Australia’s most popular attractions. There are many strange and unbelievable things to cast your eyes on across 15 galleries.

Stay at: BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Your Mates Brewing Co., near Mooloolaba

It’s obvious why this spacious brewery has a loyal following among locals. Approachable but tasty beers are backed by a solid wine list, top tucker, and a humming yet laidback vibe. It’s the sort of place you can easily settle in with pals.

Stay at: BIG4 Caloundra Holiday Park or BIG4 Maroochy River in Maroochydore.

Cheers to beers with Your Mates

Indoor attractions NT

Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin.

For those who like to live life on the edge, this is your ultimate opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Australia’s most giant saltwater crocs. The extra brave can test the waters in the ‘Cage of Death’. Crickey! For more Darwin delights, see here.

Stay at: BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park

Test your heartrate in the Cage of Death. Image credit: Tourism NT & Shaana McNaught

World War II Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

Have tunnel vision at this unique exhibition. These tunnels were erected during World War II to protect Darwin’s oil supplies from the Japanese. A fascinating display of photographs lines the tunnels of the courageous men and women who served during the war.

Stay at: BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park

Descend into the storage tunnels

Araluen Cultural Precinct, Alice Springs

When you wish to spread the love across various attractions, this precinct is the place to be! From the Museum of Central Australia to the Central Australian Aviation Museum, there’s exhibits and displays to keep you entertained for days! Want more? Here’s where to stay and play in Alice Springs.

Stay at: BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park


Lunch looks yum at Yaye Cafe in the Cultural Prescient. Image credit: Tourism NT and Mel Brautigam

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