Published September, 2023
We're pleased to welcome three new partner parks into the BIG4 network. These parks are located in St Helens, Tasmania, Shepparton, Victoria and Busselton, Western Australia. Scroll through some images of these fantastic new parks and read about their facilities and the attractions on offer where they're located. We've also highlighted a handful of the more than 60 new parks that have joined the network in 2023 that you may have missed further below to check out.
Region: South West
Nestled conveniently between Busselton and Dunsborough, a mere two and a half hours' drive south of Perth, Mandalay Holiday Resort emerges as an enticing destination.
Mandalay Holiday Resort distinguishes itself as an exceptional beachfront haven, boasting an array of high-quality, self-contained accommodation. From cosy chalets and cabins to luxurious two-storey villas and glamping tents, there's something for every family and budget. The park also offers a selection of powered caravan and camping sites, including ensuite powered sites.
This pet-friendly park boasts an impressive range of amenities. Guests can indulge in three inviting swimming pools, including an indoor heated option and a thrilling waterslide for the young and young at heart alike. The park has even more for kids with a four adventure-packed playgrounds, including a Jumping Pillow, a spacious playing field, as well as meticulously maintained lush gardens and lawns sure to impress all visitors.
Whether you seek serenity beneath the cool shade of Peppermint trees or a launching point for your adventures in the area, Mandalay Holiday Resort certainly won't disappoint.
Region: St Helens & the East Coast
Experience a world-class holiday in the stunning St Helens. The nearby Bay of Fires was rated as one Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions in the world! At Tasman St Helens everything the seaside has to offer is just steps away, with the park being the perfect base to explore Tasmania's breathtaking northeast coast.
Wake up to sensational views right outside your cabin or caravan. St Helens is a vibrant town known for its sun, incredible game fishing and world-class mountain bike trails that the kids will adore. The park even has its own bunk house for mountain bikers.
The park also has plenty more for kids, including a Jumping Pillow, playground as well as a recreation room complete with TV, games and arts and crafts to keep the most curious minds busy.
Boasting one of the most impressive and shiny new camp kitchens found in a park if you want to cook up a storm. The kitchen includes a TV, heating, vending machine and a pleasant barbecue area.
If you want a break from cooking, Tasman St Helens has you covered with their Parkside Bar and Kitchen bringing you the best of Tasmania’s famous cuisine plus coffee and tempting cocktails.
Free WiFi throughout the park as well as well a fully-equipped laundry and contemporary amenities across the board means you’ll find all the convenience and comfort you need for a relaxing stay while you explore the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.
Region: The Murray
Nestled in the heart of Shepparton, a vibrant town in Australia's food bowl, Shepparton Holiday Village offers a delightful escape for travelers. Shepparton, with its temperate climate and diverse community, is a fantastic year-round destination. Located on the banks of the Goulburn River, it boasts plenty of outdoor activities, a wealth of fine food and wine, and a calendar of events that cater to all tastes.
This charming holiday village, set amidst local orchards and farms, provides a range of affordable and comfortable holiday cabins, including pet-friendly sites, all aimed at ensuring a pleasant stay. Just over a 2-hour drive from Melbourne and a mere 10 minutes from Shepparton's bustling CBD, Shepparton Holiday Village serves as an ideal base for exploring the picturesque Goulburn Valley and its surroundings.
Shepparton is also home to the acclaimed Shepparton Art Museum (SAM), the unique Museum of Vehicle Evolution, and Australia's largest adventure playground, KidsTown. With a calendar full of live theatre, festivals, sporting events, and more, Shepparton offers something for everyone, making it a perfect complement to your stay at Shepparton Holiday Village.
We've had over 60 new parks added to the BIG4 network so far in 2023, so you'd be forgiven for missing a few of them. Luckily for you, we've rounded up a handful of parks that have joined BIG4 this year from around the country. Browse them below.
Region: Fraser Coast South Burnett
Hervey Bay, just a 3.5-hour drive from Brisbane on the Fraser Coast, boasts a stunning coastline and abundant nature. It's renowned as the global whale watching hub, drawing crowds from June to September to witness these majestic creatures. Throughout the year, Hervey Bay offers an array of ecotourism adventures and unforgettable experiences.
Nestled in an ideal spot, Tasman Torquay Palms is only 300 metres away from Torquay Beach and Charlton Esplanade, making it a perfect base for exploring the region. Enjoy sweeping coastal views, indulge in swimming, surfing, and fishing, and conveniently access nearby shops, cafes, restaurants, parks, and tourist attractions on foot.
Take a journey to World Heritage-listed K’gari (Fraser Island) or explore Reefworld, a rare all-natural aquarium. Prepare to be captivated by the diverse experiences this area has to offer.
Region: North Coast
Surrounded by spectacularly clear beaches, and beautiful scenery. This retreat offers a variety of accommodation options, surrounded by tropical gardens for maximum privacy and atmosphere.
Jacaranda Holiday Park, situated in North Haven just south of Port Macquarie, offers a charming seaside retreat reminiscent of the idyllic childhood beach vacations. It is conveniently located adjacent to the Camden River and within an easy stroll of the beach, break wall, cafes, and local restaurants.
The park boasts a range of amenities including a swimming pool, children's playground, camp kitchen, and BBQs. Accommodation options include bungalows, cabins, and powered camping sites, catering to various preferences for a relaxing getaway.
Region: The Murray
Torrumbarry Weir Holiday Park is a charming retreat situated on the banks of the majestic Murray River near Echuca, in Victoria.
Choose from a delightful array of accommodation options tailored to suit your preferences, whether it's a spacious campsite where you can embrace the starlit nights or a cozy cabin or villa where you can indulge in luxurious comfort. Each abode promises unparalleled vistas, allowing you to wake up to the soothing melody of the river and bask in the golden hues of the sunrise.
At Torrumbarry Weir Holiday Park, the wonders of the Murray River region are yours to embrace. So, leave the ordinary behind and unlock the extraordinary as you create unforgettable memories that will forever be etched in your heart.
Region: South Coast
Nestled along New South Wales' South Coast, on the shores of Lake Tabourie, Ingenia Holidays Wairo Beach has earned its place as one of Australia's top 13 holiday parks, a distinction noted by Escape magazine. The park's charm becomes evident as soon as you step inside. Themed cabins line a historic-inspired street, evoking nostalgia with buildings resembling a Cobb & Co coach office, a pub, a general store, and a petrol station.
Ingenia Holidays Wairo Beach is designed to cater to the entire family's enjoyment. Its offerings include a resort-style pool, a splash park, mini golf, a tennis court, a jumping pillow, and BBQ and picnic facilities, among others. Just beyond the park, Wairo Beach stretches for five kilometers, connecting Lagoon Head in the north to Lake Tabourie in the south, providing a beautiful outdoor experience.
Region: Bundaberg, Coral Isles & Country
NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park, situated amidst the stunning Fraser Coast, offers a unique blend of bush and beach experiences. This idyllic location, just 45 minutes from Bundaberg, provides a perfect escape to unwind and immerse yourself in nature's beauty.
Nestled between pristine beaches and lush national parks, the park offers a diverse range of accommodation options.
From camping sites for the nature enthusiasts to powered caravan sites for road trip adventurers, safari tents for those who prefer camping in style, and deluxe beach houses, cabins, and villas ideal for couples and families.
Whether you seek to reconnect with nature, relax, or recharge, NRMA Woodgate Beach Holiday Park is your ideal base, offering modern amenities and a breathtaking coastal setting.