You might find yourself asking this question when visiting the following BIG4 parks and experiencing their unique guest offerings.
Innovative. Fun. Quirky even.
Check out what makes these BIG4s something special.
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?
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.
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.
Where: BIG4 Tasman - 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.
Where: BIG4 Casino, 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.
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.
Where: BIG4 Traralgon, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Alternatively, it’s a similar story at BIG4 Breeze – Carnarvon Gorge. More here.
Where: BIG4 Bendigo Marong, 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.
Where: BIG4 Sandstone Point, 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!