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Things You Might Not Expect to Find at a Holiday Park

If you think you know what a holiday park can be, expect to have your preconceived notions challenged with these headlining attractions.

Plenty of our parks offer up more than the sites and cabins you think of when you think of staying at a park. Across the BIG4 network we've got a bowling alley, a retro dinner and a golf course. And that's just the beginning!

Scroll further to find out about all these wonderful attractions scattered around our parks across the country.

Added extras at BIG4 Sandstone Point in QLD increase its wow-factor. More below.

Microbrewery

Where: BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park, Bermagui, NSW.

A holiday park with its own brewery? Yep, that’s what you’ll stumble upon at this South Coast NSW park. Camel Rock Brewery is housed inside a spacious, century-old building and produces a variable selection of delicious lagers and ales, including seasonal releases. The craft brews are coupled with local and other Australian wines, a food menu boasting a strong American BBQ-style flavour, and live music at selected times. And it’s all just a short stroll from your accommodation. How good is this life?

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Bowling alley

Where: BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point, Port Stephens, NSW

In 2022 the Port Stephens park questioned what's possible for a holiday park by installing their very own bowling alley. An industry first, the alley features two lanes and comes with a range of bowling games and challenges thanks to the integrated TV menu system.

The alley came about when the park was looking to add an all-weather attraction that was family-friendly and would appeal to kids of all ages. Got time to spare? Head to reception in park to book a lane.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Soldiers Point in Port Stephens, NSW and their amazing bowling alley.

Billabong

Where: BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park, Tweed Heads, NSW.

The name doesn’t lie: This popular Tweed Heads park literally has a giant billabong at its heart. And it makes for a whole lot of aquatic fun. Swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing can all be enjoyed at guests’ fingertips. Or sit on the deck of the spacious kitchen and lounge area with a drink in hand and simply admire the beautiful view.

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Working farm

Where: BIG4 Taunton Farm Margaret River, WA.

A stay here makes for an incredibly unique and memorable guest experience. The sizeable park was built by its owners on their farm and delivers an authentic country-style experience. The park’s rustic charm is aided by daily animal-feeding sessions and farm walks alongside variable cottage accommodation and excellent amenities.

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Open-air SkyDeck

Where: BIG4 Tasman Holiday Parks - Bright, VIC.

Slap bang in the middle of this beautiful park is a fantastic communal space. Soak up superb views of the scenic surrounds from an elevated vantage point or relax in front of a cosy fire during cooler months in the adjoining lounge. The facility even has an accessible lift.

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Golf course

Where: BIG4 Casino Holiday Park, NSW.

The location of this expansive Northern Rivers holiday park is unique alone. It’s set within a relaxing residential village and occupies space that was an airport in a former life; original buildings and a section of runway remain. Within its boundaries is a picturesque nine-hole golf course that’s available for guest use, while indoors a comprehensive swap library adds to BIG4 Casino's distinctiveness.

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Retro diner

Where: BIG4 Conway Beach Tourist Park Whitsundays, QLD.

Pull up a seat at George’s Diner, spotted within this gorgeous tropical hideaway. It will instantly transport you to the 1950s – and straight into a movie scene – and creates a retro-dining experience to remember. Classic hits throw back to generations past, and the menu consists of delicious items like hot dogs, loaded fries, ice coffee, and cakes. Yum.

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Adventure ropes course

Where: BIG4 Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park, VIC.

Billed as the first of its kind in Australia, this action-packed attraction is a must for thrill-seekers visiting the Gippsland region. The course features a series of enthralling obstacles and elements set across three levels that tests participants’ climbing, swinging, and zip-lining skills. The multi-level layout provides solid variation, catering to children and adults alike. It’s all backed by other family-friendly facilities, including a creature-themed mini-golf course.

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Gripping: BIG4 Traralgon Park Lane is loaded with all-ages appeal.

Wildlife park

Where: BIG4 Kelso Sands Holiday and Native Wildlife Park, Tamar Valley, TAS.

With a native wildlife park within its grounds, this picturesque place allows visitors up-close encounters with a wealth of cute creatures. Spot the likes of wallabies, possums, potoroos, and even Tasmanian devils in natural surrounds. Bird life includes tawny frogmouths. And an easy stroll to the beach often leads to the sight of seals basking in the sun. Better yet, the park is located within the prized Tamar Valley wine region.

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Motor-racing circuit

Where: BIG4 The Bend Holiday Park, Tailem Bend, SA.

Built in 2018 from scratch, this BIG4 park occupies a unique position within a world-class motorsport precinct. The Bend Motorsport Park hosts several major annual racing events, and outside these times, holiday park guests can still enjoy a raft of petrol-head-related activities. It’s all just minutes from town and close to the mighty Murray River.

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BIG4 The Bend is located within a first-rate motorsport precinct.

National park

Where: BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks - Cania Gorge, QLD.

This example doesn’t quite fit the brief: We’re mostly focusing on what’s directly outside the park rather than within it. And that is jewel-laden Cania Gorge National Park. Its centrepiece is the spectacular sandstone gorge its named after, which makes for breathtaking exploration. The immense treasure extends to wildlife that includes rock wallabies, almost 100 different bird species, and ancient Aboriginal rock art. And the holiday park has plenty to enjoy as well, including an epic water play area and frisbee golf.

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Alternatively, it’s a similar story at BIG4 Breeze – Carnarvon Gorge. More here. 

Train rides

Where: BIG4 Naracoorte Holiday Park, SA.

All aboard for fun, scenic miniature train rides in the fabulous Limestone Coast region. This distinctive in-park offering is available at selected times on weekends and during school and public holidays. Toot toot!

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X-Golf simulator

Where: BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park, VIC.

The introduction of this interactive indoor feature was a first in the Australian holiday park sector. The electronic simulator allows golfers to test their skills no matter the weather and creates a popular activity for groups and families. It joins a feast of other entertainment and accommodation additions that have transformed this Bendigo park into a crowd favourite.

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Swim-up bar

Where: BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, QLD.

There’s loads in this feature-packed resort – which opened brand-new in late 2018 – that you might not expect from a holiday park. The addition of a swim-up bar in October 2022, to go with a new pool and spa, simply adds to the resort’s game-changing ways. Cheers to that!

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BIG4 Sandstone Point's swim-up bar and pool add more allure to this amazing resort.

Tram accommodation

Where: BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park, Healesville, VIC


Usually falling asleep on a tram isn't advisable. However, at BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane, you're encouraged to do just that! Their pair of 1930s W Class trams were retired from service in the mid-90s and have been meticulously restored to welcome a whole new generation of travellers onbaord.

Perfect for families or a large group of friends, these old rattling beauties are full of surprises!

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Sensory rooms

Where: BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park, Renmark, SA

This South Australian park 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, including: BIG4 Swan Hill, BIG4 West Beach Parks, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort and NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park.

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BIG4 Renmark Riverfront's industry-leading sensory room.

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