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Australia’s best holiday parks for families

In exciting news, BIG4 parks starred at the 2021 Out & About with Kids’ Readers’ Choice Awards.

As revealed by the publication in early 2022, BIG4s across Australia were common inclusions within the state-based ‘best family holiday park’ categories.

The holiday park section is a mainstay of Out & About with Kids’ annual awards, which receive tens of thousands of votes each year.

Check out our award-winning parks across Australia, as highlighted by state/territory.

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

Best Holiday Park Group

Before we get into it, we’re thrilled to have yet again claimed the Best Holiday Park Group in Australia award. The BIG4 network has an unwavering focus on providing guests with high-quality accommodation and facilities, and our parks are constantly evolving. There’s a lot to keep families entertained, too, as you’re about to see…

That winning feeling. Location: BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park, VIC.

Best Family Holiday Parks in NSW

BIG4 Easts Beach Holiday Park, Kiama

Ranked: No.1

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 to suit kids of all ages.

Key family features: Modern pool complex, aquaventure park, games room, Jumping Pillow, absolute beachfront.


Making a splash: BIG4 Easts Beach.

Best Family Holiday Parks in NT

BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park, Darwin region

Ranked: No.4

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, TV/movie room, pedal karts for hire.


Action packed: BIG4 Howard Springs.

Best Family Holiday Parks in QLD 

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Ranked: No.1

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 2020. 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: Water park, resort pool with shaded cabanas, poolside café, Jumping Pillow.


BIG4 Gold Coast has raised the bar in family fun. 

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Airlie Beach

Ranked: No.2

This Airlie Beach accommodation option thoroughly earns its reputation as one of the most popular holiday parks in Australia. The 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. The addition of a sensory room in 2021 was welcomed by many families.

Key family features: Mega waterslide park with tipping bucket, lagoon pool, mini-golf, animal park, Jumping Pillows, sensory room.


Wow-factor: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort

Ranked: No.4

This tropical oasis is a constant inclusion on awards lists like this one. A spectacular garden setting just minutes’ drive to the city’s heart, first-rate accommodation, and a mountain of family entertainment all help to ensure the resort is a popular pick.

Key family features: Splash park, resort pool, mini-golf, restaurant, dog agility park.


Cairns Coconut is a cracking park. 

BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort

Ranked: No.5

Opened in late 2018, this Moreton Bay resort is absolutely irresistible. Its lofty surrounds burst with kids’ entertainment, and there’s plenty to capture the attention of parents, too. It’s all backed by superb accommodation.

Key family features: Splash park, huge pool, poolside restaurant/bar, gym, games room, Jumping Pillow, fire pit.


That's a yes from us: BIG4 Sandstone.

Best Family Holiday Parks in VIC

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Beacon Resort, Queenscliff

Ranked: No.1

From humble beginnings, this Bellarine Peninsula holiday park has cemented itself as one of Australia’s premier family holiday destinations. Constantly evolving and innovating, it’s not only a kids’ paradise but a resort where parents are equally entertained.

Key family features: Heated indoor pool/spa, daily kids' activities, interactive electronic playground, day spa, 24/7 fitness studio, outdoor fireplace.


The accommodation at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Beacon Resort is excellent, too. 

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island

Ranked: No.3

Backing on to a beautiful beach, the popular park instantly allows visitors to embrace the area’s relaxed vibe. There’s plenty of in-park activities to hold kids’ interest, and outside of these surrounds awaits a wealth of attractions.

Key family features: Jumping Pillow, games room, TV room, seasonal outdoor cinema.


Where you want to be: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Phillip Island.

NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park

Ranked: No.4

A treasure trove of indoor and outdoor entertainment awaits guests to this pleasant boutique holiday park, allowing for memorable stays year-round. 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.


Strike gold with a visit to NRMA Ballarat.

BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park

Ranked: No.5

Spacious. Well-designed. Inviting. Modern. And jam-packed with entertainment. BIG4 Bellarine has star appeal, evident from the moment visitors enter the park. It’s the type of place that conjures the thought, ‘should’ve booked another night’.

Key family features: Indoor heated pool complex, BMX track, cinema room, toddler playroom, Jumping Pillows, adventure playground, gym.


A winner for all seasons: BIG4 Bellarine.

Best Family Holiday Parks in SA

BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park

Ranked: No.2

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, gym.


Perennial favourite: BIG4 Renmark.

BIG4 West Beach Parks, Adelaide

Ranked: No.4

Family fun is served up by the bucketload at this spacious, ever-evolving park. Amplifying the interest is a varied accommodation range and direct access to beautiful beach.

Key family features: Zero-depth water play area, pool, Jumping Pillows, games room, fire pits, onsite café.


Overflowing with family appeal: BIG4 West Beach.

Best Family Holiday Parks in TAS

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park

Ranked: No.1

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 mountain bike tracks.

Key family features: Games room, indoor toddler play area, wood-fired pizza oven, Jumping Pillow, playground.


BIG4 St Helens is a big hit with families.

BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park

Ranked: No.3

Conveniently positioned on the edge of the CBD, this contemporary park is perfect for sweet family breaks in the Apple Isle. Quality accommodation and signature kids’ entertainment are found within spacious surrounds.

Key family features: Jumping Pillow, playground, camp kitchen, BBQ facilities.


Family favourite: BIG4 Launceston.

Best Family Holiday Parks in WA

BIG4 Taunton Farm Margaret River

Ranked: No.3

For a family holiday with a point of difference, this is top pick. Situated on a working farm, the popular Margaret River holiday park blends a rural setting with contemporary accommodation and facilities.

Key family features: Animal feeding, inflatable trampoline, wildflower and farm walks, grassy recreation area.


Enjoy a different kind of getaway at BIG4 Taunton Farm. Credit: @trucking.oz.

BIG4 Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park

Ranked: No.5

This South West WA holiday park is cherry ripe for family breaks. Wake up and enjoy a short stroll to the pristine waters of Ocean Beach for swimming or surfing. Or stay in, where kids will be entertained by a cluster of fun facilities.

Key family features: Mini-golf, adventure playground, Jumping Pillow, resident kangaroos, tennis/basketball courts.


Play time: BIG4 Denmark.

BIG4 partner parks

To top it off, several BIG4 partner parks were rated among the best family holiday parks in Australia.


NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, Umina Beach (No.2)

NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort (No.5)


NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Resort, Gold Coast (No.3)


Marion Holiday Park, Adelaide (No.1)

Treasure-filled break: NRMA South West Rocks, NSW.

Holiday bliss: RAC Monkey Mia Dolphin Resort, WA.

Isn’t it time you had a fun, family getaway? Start planning your next BIG4 break here.

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