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Holiday parks with licensed premises

When beer or wine o’clock calls, BIG4 parks are the places to be.

Several feature tempting on-site licensed venues while others have links to local breweries or wineries. And there are takeaway options, too.

This is all on top of myriad parks across the country that reveal a keg-load of scenic settings for relaxing with a drink in hand.

See what could be in store for you on your next BIG4 break.

The good life. BIG4 Gold Coast, QLD. More below.

BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park, NSW

What: Microbrewery.

Yep, this South Coast NSW park has its very own brewery. Occupying space in a converted heritage building, Camel Rock Brewery features delicious, handcrafted brews backed by a solid wine list and top tucker. No Uber needed.

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A brewery within a holiday park: It was an Australian first at BIG4 Wallaga Lake.

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, QLD

What: Dining area and poolside café.

The park’s alfresco dining space and neighbouring café are perfect for enjoying a tipple or two. Or nab a poolside cabana and sip on a cocktail. In addition, there are food options galore, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Poolside cocktails BIG4 Gold Coast style.

BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill, VIC

What: Café.

Latte in the morning, lager later. Relax with a beverage while soaking up Murray River views from the deck of BIG4 Riverside’s café. That’s a yes from us.

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Enjoy a brew with a view at BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill.

BIG4 Caloundra Holiday Park, QLD

What: Pizza van/outdoor dining.

Pair a wine or cocktail with delicious pizza, hotdogs, and other assorted items among attractive surrounds.

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No need to leave BIG4 Caloundra when this is on your doorstep.

BIG4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, TAS

What: Tavern.

This popular pub is mere metres from your accommodation and across the road from the beach. It’s ideal for quenching a thirst and grabbing a bite to eat after a busy day exploring the peninsula’s amazing scenery.

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After exploring aptly named Wineglass Bay, there's a drink waiting near your accommodation. Credit: Matt Donovan.

BIG4 Eco Resort Townsville, QLD

What: Black Barra Bar & Cafe.

The Black Barra Bar & Café located at BIG4 Eco Resort Townsville provides a unique Australian native food experience and a relaxed atmosphere overlooking the wetland.

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The Black Barra Bar & Cafe at BIG4 Eco Resort Townsville

BIG4 Cape Jervis Accommodation and Caravan Park, SA

What: Bistro.

Coffee shop by day, bistro/restaurant by (Saturday) night. And you’ll find some superb, varied accommodation at this spacious Fleurieu Peninsula park.

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It's quiet now, but come Saturday night at BIG4 Cape Jervis...

BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, QLD

What: Bar and restaurant.

This action-packed, first-rate resort allows you the opportunity to sip on a cool drink while overlooking the pretty pool at its bar and adjoining restaurant. The latter has a variety of delicious food options to complement the drinks list. 

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Relax in style at BIG4 Sandstone Point.

BIG4 Stuart Range Outback Resort, Coober Pedy, SA

What: Pizza bar.

Beer and pizza – is there a better combo? Nostimo is renowned for its mouth-watering pizzas that pair perfectly with a beer, wine, or other beverage. Cheers to that.

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BIG4 Stuart Range's pizza bar unites a classic combo. 

Tasman Holiday Parks - South Mission Beach, QLD

What: Café.

Sit on the deck of this café with a cold one in hand and enjoy views that stretch across the glistening water to Dunk Island. Meals, snacks, and coffee are also on the menu.

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The café adds to the magnetism of this beachfront park.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut Resort, QLD

What: Restaurant/bar.

Enjoy a quiet drink and a meal in relaxing surrounds at a magnificent North QLD park.

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Relax in style at this Cairns holiday park.

BIG4 Conway Beach Tourist Park Whitsundays, QLD

What: 1950s-style retro diner.

Beers and burgers inside novel holiday-park surrounds? You betcha! Enjoy an afternoon ale with distinction at George’s Diner…once you’ve got your Insta pics out the way.

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Go retro at BIG4 Conway Beach.

From BIG4 to a brewery…

In addition, beer lovers should check out these two parks, which have links with local breweries...

BIG4 Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park, WA

The family that owns this Great Southern holiday park founded the highly acclaimed Boston Brewing Co., which has a tantalising tap selection. For park guests, regular shuttle services operate between BIG4 Denmark and the brewery. Even better, Boston Brewing neighbours Willoughby Park Wines.

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Boston Brewing Co. is a beauty. Credit: Tourism Western Australia.

BIG4 Aireys Inlet, VIC

Along the Great Ocean Road, there’s a nice family link between brewery and BIG4, too. The son-in-law of the owners of BIG4 Aireys Inlet is head brewer at Salt Brewing Co, located just 400m from the park. And the story of how Salt began life as a brewery is a proper feel-good yarn.

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Sweet setting: Salt Brewing Co. is 'just down the road' from BIG4 Aireys Inlet.

Cabin door to cellar door

BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park, VIC

For one of the most effortless strolls to a winery, visit this popular Bellarine Peninsula park. A shortcut through a paddock leads to Banks Road Vineyard and its welcoming cellar door.

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Effortless: There's an inviting cellar door within the easiest reach of BIG4 Bellarine.

BIG4 parks licensed for takeaways

Some parks have takeaway liquor licences as an added convenience. They are:

BIG4 Wangaratta has a great setting for a quiet drink and is surrounded by breweries and famous wine regions. 

Do you have a thirst for a break? Book your BIG4 getaway now. It starts here.

Please remember to drink responsibly and never drink and drive.

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