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Australia’s best holiday parks for families

We’re thrilled to share the news that BIG4 parks dominated their categories at the annual Out & About with Kids Readers’ Choice Awards, as revealed in late October 2020.

BIG4s across the country claimed best family holiday park honours in the various state and territory categories.

It’s quite the honour, as these decade-long awards are hugely popular. This year, they attracted more than 80,000 votes.

And we thought it was worth shouting about our top parks around Australia.

This Gold Coast park is an absolute star. More below.

Best Holiday Park Group

Before we get into it, we’re proud to have yet again claimed the Best Holiday Park Group in Australia award. This is testament to the BIG4 network’s unwavering and united focus to provide guests with high-quality accommodation and facilities to enjoy a great Australian break. 

That winning feeling. Location: BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, SA.

Best Family Holiday Park in NSW

BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, Kiama

This beauty is regarded as one of the best family holiday parks in Australia, and with ample justification. For generations, guests have flocked to this wonderful beachfront park, which bursts with family-friendly facilities that are continually evolving and suit kids of all ages.

Key family features: Modern pool complex, aquaventure park, games room, jumping pillow, absolute beachfront.

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Making a splash: BIG4 Easts Beach.

Best Family Holiday Park in NT

BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park, Darwin region

With its tropical garden setting and tranquil vibe, the park evokes a feeling of instant relaxation. However, little ones are more likely to be on the go, distracted by the engrossing entertainment options. Family paradise found.

Key family features: Water park, three pools, jumping pillow, pedal karts for hire

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Instantly relaxing, yet action packed: BIG4 Howard Springs.

Best Family Holiday Park in QLD – joint winners

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Airlie Beach

This Airlie Beach accommodation option thoroughly earns its reputation as one of the most popular holiday parks in Australia. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is set among expansive landscaped tropical gardens and delivers a feast of first-rate facilities that’ll keep children – and adults – entertained all day.

Key family features: Mega waterslide park with tipping bucket, lagoon pool, mini-golf, animal park, jumping pillows.

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Wow-factor: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort.

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

If BIG4 Gold Coast wasn’t already a firm favourite with families, it then went and opened a massive brand-new water park at the beginning of this year. And if guests don’t have enough to keep them entertained within these spacious confines, theme parks and other first-class attractions are within close range.

Key family features: New water park, resort pool with shaded cabanas, licensed family restaurant, jumping pillow.

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BIG4 Gold Coast has raised the bar in family fun. 

Best Family Holiday Park in SA

BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park

This riverside park is a perennial crowd pleaser owing to its cluster of kid-friendly facilities, great ambience, and dazzling location. In late 2018, BIG4 Renmark Riverfront created a first in the Australian holiday park sector when it opened a sensory room dedicated to guests on the autism spectrum.

Key family features: Water play park, resort pool and spa, pump track, indoor tiny tots playland, sensory room.

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Perennial favourite: BIG4 Renmark.

Best Family Holiday Park in TAS

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park

There’s plenty for families to love about this east coast park. This includes ample kids’ entertainment, easy access to the waterfront, and a wealth of prized attractions to explore nearby. Among them are famed Binalong Bay and a huge network of new bike tracks.

Key family features: Games room, toddler play area, seasonal kids’ club, wood-fired pizza oven, jumping pillow.

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BIG4 St Helens is a big hit with families.

Best Family Holiday Park in VIC

BIG4 NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park

A treasure trove of indoor and outdoor entertainment awaits guests to this pleasant boutique holiday park, allowing for memorable year-round stays. Ballarat is rich with enthralling family-friendly attractions, led by Sovereign Hill, which is just 300m from the park.

Key family features: Indoor playland, sensory room, solar-heated pool, indoor swimming-spa, jumping pillow.

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Year-round fun: BIG4 NRMA Ballarat.

And we had plenty of finalists…

The following BIG4s were named runners-up in the above categories in their respective states, including:

QLD finalist

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort

This tropical oasis is home to a mountain of family entertainment, including a splash park, resort pool, mini-golf, games room, and a restaurant.

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Cairns Coconut is ace for families. 

SA finalist

BIG4 West Beach Parks, Adelaide

Family fun is served up by the bucketload. Highlights include a zero-depth water play area, mini golf, pool, games room, and onsite café. And a beautiful beach is at the back gate.

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Overflowing with family appeal: BIG4 West Beach.

VIC finalist

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park

With an elevated view directly overlooking the beach, this popular Great Ocean Road holiday park includes an action-packed adventure playground and pump track among its fun facilities.

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Choose your own adventure: BIG4 Apollo Bay.

WA finalist

BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Busselton, Busselton

A splash zone, pool, dedicated toddler pool, and Neos 360 electronic playground are standout family-friendly attractions at this Busselton holiday park. And it’s close to the beach, too.

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A stay at BIG4 Beachlands provides widespread appeal inside and outside the park.

BIG4 Affiliate parks

To top it off, some BIG4 Affiliate parks were also finalists, and one in WA – RAC Monkey Mia – was even named the best in its category.

Holiday bliss: RAC Monkey Mia.

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