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A Holiday Park With a Bowling Alley

BIG4 parks are well-known for their amazing innovations for guests.

We’ve seen the introduction of day spas and diners and a whole assortment of weird and wonderful accommodation – more at the bottom of this article.

And just last year, a holiday park in Port Stephens, NSW has created an industry first by opening a ten-pin bowling alley.

That’s right. A bowling alley. In the park.

We spoke to the team at BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point to learn all about this striking feature. 

Life in the fast lane: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point has installed a bowling alley in the park.

Where did the inspiration come from?

We were looking for another all-weather attraction at the park that was family friendly and would appeal to kids of all ages.

We looked at popular activities people undertake within the school holidays, such as going to the movies and visiting the local pool.

We currently cater to those experiences at Soldiers Point. Then, we thought about ten-pin bowling…

The love for this park starts with the stunning location.

How long did it take to install the bowling alley?

It took a month from start to finish with a few added touches, including neon lights to give the space increased excitement.

How many lanes are there?

There are two lanes. The facility comes with a range of bowling games and challenges, which makes it really fun for all ages.

Time to spare? Get bowling!

What has been the guest reaction so far?

They love the new addition to the park. A lot of guests visit us for the many activities that can be experienced inside the park – even when the weather is a bit wet.

Do guests have to book?

Yes, they simply book in for a session at reception.

Knock, knock.

What other in-park entertainment is there?

Soldiers Point is perfect for young families looking to get away and unwind but who don’t want to load kids in and out of the car for every activity.

We are the ultimate all-weather park with indoor and outdoor facilities that include:

  • Indoor pool and splash play area
  • Outdoor pool and waterslide
  • Indoor play centre for children under five years
  • Purpose-built bike track
  • Village green for impromptu cricket, touch, and soccer games
  • Jump pad
  • Tennis court

Discover more of the park here.

Soldiers Point is bursting with entertainment.

Innovative holiday park features

BIG4 parks throughout Australia are known for their distinctive amenities, some of which have been pioneering within the industry. They include:


In 2017, BIG4 Wallaga Lake in South Coast NSW became the first Australian holiday park to install a microbrewery within its boundaries.


Beer lovers will be frothing for a stay at BIG4 Wallaga Lake.

Sensory rooms

BIG4 Renmark in SA revolutionised the holiday experience for guests with autism, and their families, when it opened a sensory room in 2018. Since then, several other BIG4 parks have created similar facilities.


BIG4 Renmark's pioneering sensory room.

X-Golf simulator

BIG4 Bendigo Marong in VIC added this interactive indoor feature to its impressive lineup of guest offerings in 2021, making it a first in the Australian holiday-park sector.


It's fairway fun no matter the weather at BIG4 Bendigo Marong.

Retro diner

BIG4 Conway Beach in QLD’s Whitsundays region has a wonderful 1950s-style American diner among a raft of entertainment options for guests.


Dining with a difference: BIG4 Conway Beach.

Tram accommodation

In 2022, BIG4 Yarra Valley in Healesville, VIC converted a pair of circa 1930s Melbourne trams into a unique and stylish accommodation option.


Hop on board for a quirky but stylish stay at BIG4 Yarra Valley.

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