Pole position! Where to stay in Tailem Bend, SA
The SA town of Tailem Bend has roared to life with the opening of a world-class motorsport facility. Uniquely, this precinct is now home to an exciting, brand-new accommodation site. Welcome to the action-packed BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park…
It must rank as one of Australia’s most unique holiday park experiences.
BIG4 The Bend, which only opened to the public in December 2018, enjoys a location not normally associated with holiday parks.
In the case of this brand-new offering, it’s positioned within The Bend Motorsport Park, a world-class complex that has put this patch of SA firmly on the map.
We sat down with The Bend Marketing Manager, Michael Rossi, to learn all about this exciting accommodation and leisure offering.
We’re just a 10min drive from the heart of Tailem Bend – which explains the park’s name – and just over an hour’s drive east of Adelaide. We’re also within easy reach of the Murray River, too.
We are definitely unique! BIG4 The Bend is a brand-new holiday park that’s part of the state-of-the-art, first-class facility known as The Bend Motorsport Park.
We built a holiday park in the precinct because motorsport and camping go hand in hand. There is nothing like the sound of engines racing around the track by day and the crackling of the fire by night.
The project started in 2013 when the land was purchased, but the vision began years before that!
The motorsport park The Bend is a brand-new, world-class facility featuring a 7.77km racing circuit, as well as a purpose-built karting, drift, and rally cross circuit, a 4WD Adventure Park, and more. There are also plans for an airstrip and business park in the works.
"The Bend directors had a vision to create a European-style venue that caters for all motorsport disciplines in the one destination."
Inspiration for the project came from visits to some of the world’s most iconic motor-racing tracks.
There was also a desire to contribute to the promotion of motorsport at a grassroots level, where many disciplines are not available in Australia due to a lack of facilities.
Bringing high-profile events and categories previously absent from the motorsport scene in Australia is a core objective for the venue.
Currently there are three major events.
BIG4 The Bend is the perfect place to stay during these major events as, being so close to the track, the atmosphere extends into the park. But we suggest booking as early as possible.
We also host a range of other events from car and bike racing to cycling, karting, and drifting events both at a domestic and national level.
Visitors can enjoy lunch at our Fuel Restaurant, or drinks in our Apex Bar among a selection of unique race cars and motorbikes in the park Welcome Centre. Visitors can also:
There is an excellent assortment of fantastic experiences for visitors that are easily reachable from our park. Highlights include:
We have an adventure playground and jumping pillow situated within the park. We have deliberately positioned these facilities close to the camp kitchen area so that parents are able to supervise their children while sitting back and relaxing in that area.
We have a communal big screen TV available for kids’ movies located in the camp kitchen.
Free barbecues are situated all around the park, or we can book you in for meals at our FUEL Restaurant, or relaxed drinks at the Apex Bar.
At night we have a communal fire pit, which is great for gathering to chat with fellow park guests.
Whether guests are after an adrenaline-filled adventure or a relaxing break, we offer an experience to suit.
From deluxe cabins to ample sites, BIG4 The Bend has a wide variety of accommodation.
Deluxe three-bedroom and five-bedroom cabins are fully equipped with all the essentials and more.
We also have dormitories that are ideal for groups, or various options for couples and individuals.
In addition, the park has ensuite, powered, and unpowered sites. Our unpowered sites provide an authentic bush camping experience.
BIG4 has a name that people equate with quality and fun, and we wanted to be a part of that. Guests know that when they visit a BIG4 park, they have access to high-quality facilities with lots of fun and activities that will make for the best holiday memories. It made perfect sense for us to become a BIG4 park.
Book your stay at BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park now.
Contact the BIG4 National Support Office via our contact us page.
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