Best holiday parks in Australia – 2019 tourism award winners

Check out the amazing Cairns park that was voted Queensland's best.

The 2019 state and territory tourism award winners have been announced, and BIG4 has once again demonstrated that its holiday parks are among the best in Australia.

This year, many BIG4 parks won or earned placings in the awards’ Caravan and Holiday Parks category.

If you’re looking for a stay at an award-winning park, here’s a taste of what you can expect.

This gold medallist in Hahndorf, SA takes spacious surrounds to the next level.


Queensland Tourism Awards

Gold: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

Park type: Premier.

This quality resort-style park delivers an almighty feast of fun alongside a wide variety of accommodation options. The inviting tropical oasis setting gives way to first-rate facilities led by a massive pool with waterslides, an action-packed water park, mini-golf, tennis court, two jumping pillows, and so much more.

In addition, there’s a restaurant and BBQ facilities as well as an agility park for dogs.

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BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns provides ample fun for all.

Silver: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Airlie Beach

Park type: Premier.

A constant favourite with families – and multiple award winner – this Airlie Beach holiday park oozes class. Its headline act in recent years is the towering, 13-slide water park that overlooks a sizeable resort pool. Family fun continues thanks to a great mini-golf course, two jumping pillows, an animal park, and plenty of other fantastic facilities.

And with everything from condos and cottages to powered grass sites, there’s ample options when planning a memorable Tropical North QLD escape.

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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday combines first-rate accommodation with wow-factor facilities.

Bronze: BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Park type: Premier.

Although BIG4 Gold Coast offers easy access to theme parks, there’s plenty to keep guests entertained within its surrounds. A resort pool with huge water slide and nearby café and lounge area set the tone for a quality stay.

Add to that an inviting camp kitchen, a sizeable off-leash running area for dogs, and a wide assortment of accommodation among more.

And this all-inclusive standing is set to become more evident: BIG4 Gold Coast has plans to unveil a brand new water park in early 2020, designed to be the tallest play structure in any holiday park in the southern hemisphere. Wow.

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BIG4 Gold Coast combines action with relaxation.

NT Brolga Awards

Gold: MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, Alice Springs

Park type: Holiday.

The Alice Springs holiday park is a perennial winner of this award, racking up Brolgas at the rate Roger Federer or Serena Williams claim Grand Slams.

With its beautiful surrounds and backdrop of classic Red Centre landscapes, MacDonnell Range is an ever-evolving gem. To complement the assortment of accommodation are superb facilities led by a huge twisting waterslide and several pools, shaded jumping pillow, recreation room, gym, and multiple camp kitchens among much more.

MacDonnell Range just notched up Brolga no.28.

Victorian Tourism Awards

Gold: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch

Park type: Holiday.

The popular Gippsland holiday park has earned a place in the coveted Victorian Tourism Awards’ Hall of Fame after notching its third consecutive win in the category.

Innovation has always been at the forefront of this family favourite having opened the first indoor heated splash park in a caravan park in Australia. It’s accompanied by the likes of an indoor heated pool, new pump track, giant pillow, adventure playground, and exceptional accommodation from luxury cabins and glamping tents to powered and ensuite sites.

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BIG4 Inverloch's first-class features and thirst for innovation has led to it reaching Hall of Fame status.

WA Tourism Awards

Gold: BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park, Albany

Park type: Premier.

It’s no wonder that BIG4 Middleton Beach was recognised as WA’s best holiday park. An enviable patch overlooking beautiful beach sets the tone for a memorable coastal getaway, with the park’s mixed accommodation led by its luxurious beach houses.

It’s ably supported by a large heated pool, hydro spa, and recreation room while the camp kitchen and barbecue areas are planted among gorgeous gardens.

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BIG4 Middleton Beach is a magnet thanks to its alluring location and first-rate accommodation and facilities.

Silver: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort

Park type: Affiliate.

The appeal begins with the divine beachfront setting facing glorious Shark Bay, a World Heritage property. Following a major redevelopment in late 2017, the resort installed brand new villas and created a wealth of sites, several of which are positioned within eyesight of those shimmering waters.

Among its top-class facilities are a beachfront restaurant and bar as well as a modern camp kitchen.

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RAC Monkey Mia provides the easiest of access to water.

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South Australian Tourism Awards

Excellence in Accessible Tourism: BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park

Park type: Premier.

This is a special award that recognises a tourism product or service that offers an inclusive customer experience. It’s the second consecutive year that the River Murray-based holiday park has earned this honour.

It’s granted in large part to BIG4 Renmark’s accessible accommodation in addition to the ground-breaking sensory room for use by families with a child or children on the autism spectrum. It combines with ample family-friendly facilities and wonderful accommodation that demonstrate why this holiday park is a constant favourite.

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Read more about BIG4 Renmark’s accommodation-first sensory room here.

BIG4 Renmark's sensory room solidifies the park's inclusive environment.

Tasmanian Tourism Awards

Gold: NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park

Park type: Affiliate.

With an outlook over glorious Stewarts Bay along the scenic Tasman Peninsula, this tranquil park is perfect for a back-to-nature escape.

Great facilities include a pump track, playground, kiosk, wood-fired pizza oven, recreation room, and indoor camp kitchen backed by all manner of accommodation options. Further afield are stunning natural attractions and absorbing historical landmarks.

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NRMA Port Arthur has planted itself on a prime patch.

Silver: BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park

Park type: Holiday.

An urban retreat best sums up this Tasmanian holiday park. Pick from a variety of new cabins or site accommodation and pair it with placement within easy reach of lively Launceston and stunning Cataract Gorge.

With a camp kitchen, barbecues, a jumping pillow, and playground, BIG4 Launceston is an excellent all-rounder for an enticing Apple Isle escape.

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BIG4 Launceston is an urban retreat and within a stone's throw of awe-inspiring Cataract Gorge (pictured).

NSW Tourism Awards

Highly Commended: NRMA Forster-Tuncurry

Park type: Holiday.

There’s a lot to love about this crowd-pulling park, starting with its superb lakeside setting. The quality accommodation is highly variable and includes safari tents, pet-friendly cabins, and waterfront sites.

And the appeal runs deep for families and couples. Facilities and services range from heated pools (including a designated quiet zone), a water park, and an inflatable pillow to valet van parking, a private boat ramp, camp kitchen, café, and a whole lot more.

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BIG4 Great Lakes is a favourite with friends, families, and couples.

Isn’t it time you awarded yourself a BIG4 break? Book your next stay with us now.

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