Spotlight on…Classic parks
Are you ready for a great Australian break?
Well, BIG4’s many Classic holiday parks are ideal for a memorable getaway.
Relaxed and picturesque settings, variable accommodation, quality facilities, and excellent service are all part of the package.
Whether searching for cabin accommodation or caravanning or camping sites, this selection of Classic parks is perfect for your next stay.
In a nutshell: Attractive North Coast NSW holiday park located within a scenic village perched at the mouth of the Manning River.
Key features: Partially shaded pool, undercover camp kitchen, games room, and fire pit.
Local highlights: Among the best are treasure-rich Crowdy Bay National Park, Harrington Beach State Park, and Cattai Wetlands.
In a nutshell: Wonderful positioning on the banks of the Peel River and yet along Tamworth’s main street. Short drive or walk to the CBD.
Key features: Big undercover BBQ area, camp kitchen, resort-style pool, and ample riverside space for relaxing.
Local highlights: The Big Golden Guitar Tourist Centre, Tamworth Regional Botanic Garden, Oxley Scenic Lookout, and much more.
In a nutshell: Idyllic North Coast setting overlooking sparkling waterways and engulfed by sprawling bushland yet an easy stroll to the village’s cafés, restaurants, and other services.
Key features: New camp kitchen, outdoor BBQs, recreation area, swimming pool, tennis court, and BMX track. The park offers direct estuary access, too.
Local highlights: Among many are pristine beaches, Bongil Bongil National Park for koala spotting, Bonville Golf Resort, and the Big Banana.
In a nutshell: Set amid beautiful gardens, which create a quiet, laidback vibe. Walking distance to a major shopping centre and other amenities; 5km to the CBD.
Key features: Undercover camp kitchen with barbecues, spacious seating area, and sizeable palm-tree fringed pool.
Local highlights: Mon Repos turtle encounters (November-March), Bundaberg Rum Distillery tours, and Bundaberg Botanic Gardens precinct, including the Hinkler Hall of Aviation.
In a nutshell: Palm tree-dominated surrounds evoke an immediate ambience of tranquillity and relaxation. Short walk to foreshore area and easy drive to top attractions.
Key features: Spacious camp kitchen and BBQ area, swimming pool, and playground.
Local highlights: Whale watching (July to November), Fraser Island day tours, glittering beaches, WetSide Water Park, and plenty more.
In a nutshell: Relaxing park on the doorstep of famous Freycinet National Park and walking distance to great amenities and beaches.
Key features: Neighbouring bakery, tavern, takeaway, and supermarket alongside a playground and ample accommodation.
Local highlights: Muirs Beach, Devil's Corner winery, and the headline act: Freycinet National Park and its many gems led by stunning Wineglass and Honeymoon bays.
In a nutshell: Peaceful and spacious retreat with a bush setting on Tasmania’s west coast. Stone’s throw to a beautiful beach and an adventure playground and walking distance to the picturesque harbourside township.
Key features: Onsite cafe, shop, and bottle shop. Camp kitchen, bike and kayak hire, and platypus streams that can even be viewed from the decks of some cabins.
Local highlights: Among the many are boat cruises within Macquarie Harbour and Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Hogarth Falls walk, West Coast Wilderness Railway, and Water Tower Hill lookout.
In a nutshell: Shady, relaxed park southeast of Melbourne with a warm ambience. Central to many iconic attractions and destinations.
Key features: Covered BBQ areas, a big camp kitchen, recreation room, and playground.
Local highlights: The park is within striking distance of the Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Yarra Valley wine region, and just 45min to the Melbourne CBD.
In a nutshell: Serene surrounds set minutes from the city centre with plenty of shade and grassy areas.
Key features: Solar-heated swimming pool, spacious picnic area, undercover camp kitchen and BBQs, and games room.
Local highlights: Wangaratta is a great base to access variable attractions: Leading wineries, ski fields, and bike tracks as well as boasting a vibrant CBD with excellent eateries and cultural highlights.
In a nutshell: Alluring park in the magnificent Coral Coast region with absolute beachfront setting. Adjacent to the Port Denison marina.
Key features: The weekly Thursday night nibbles and Sunday pancake breakfast are popular social events alongside the park’s modern, clean facilities.
Local highlights: Brilliant beaches suiting abundant water recreation, seasonal wildflowers, Fisherman's Lookout for stunning water views and sunsets, and the Dongara-Denison Heritage Trail, among others.
In a nutshell: Relaxing accommodation option surrounded by native gardens. On the doorstep of the renowned Swan Valley food and wine region and 20km from Perth.
Key features: Heated spa-swimming pool, recreation room, shaded BBQ area, and modern camp kitchen.
Local highlights: The Swan Valley and Perth’s wealth of attractions and experiences are at visitors’ fingertips.
In a nutshell: Glorious setting on the banks of the famous Murray River, complete with spacious lawn area for taking in the glorious views. Boasts an instantly relaxing vibe.
Key features: Riverside barbecues, private beach area, pontoon for fishing and a swimming jump-off point, camp kitchen, and lounge area.
Local highlights: Historical Blanchetown Hotel, heritage walks, and paddle-steamer spotting (regular heritage steamers pass the park).
In a nutshell: Inviting Eyre Peninsula holiday park with a central location in the popular coastal town. An excellent stopover choice when travelling the Nullarbor.
Key features: New camp kitchen, fish-cleaning bay, and easy beach access.
Local highlights: Oyster farms and the first two of 18 holes of the quirky Nullarbor Links Golf Course. Several dazzling natural attractions are within day-trip distance, including the famed Head of Bight.
Isn’t it time you had a classic Australian break? Book your next BIG4 escape now.