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Award-winning parks 

in 2023

It’s been quite the year at BIG4. We’ve seen happy holidaymakers travel every part of this great country and we’re proud that so many of them have chosen to stay at our parks along the way. Either as part of a longer trip or as the destination for a fantastic getaway.

Having added 72 new parks in 2023, there is now over 250 parks available to book on BIG4.com.au. There’s a fantastic park in practically any location you could want for your next trip. With a tremendous number of parks on board, it’s no wonder that so many within the BIG4 family have won awards this year, both externally through the various state tourism award nights as well as recognised within the group.

Below are just some of our award-winning parks in 2023.

Queensland Tourism Awards


Gold – BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday – Caravan & Holiday Parks

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday has now taken this award home for the sixth time in the park’s history. A remarkable effort that's a testament to their hard work and willingness to always improve their park and never resting on their laurels.

Upon visiting you'll find a premier BIG4 park that's a family-friendly haven nestled in the stunning region of the famous Whitsundays. From powered sites through cabins and fancy condos, no matter what sort of accommodation you choose, you’ll be sure to have a memorable stay at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday.

Gold – BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday – Excellence in Accessible Tourism

As if winning the gold award in the Caravan & Holiday Park category for the sixth time wasn’t enough, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday also took home the gold award for Excellence in Accessible Tourism.

Not only blessed with an ideal location and climate, the park have been hard at work in recent years to make sure their park and its enviable amenities are available to as many guests as possible.

Offering three accessible deluxe studios and two two-bedroom premium cottage deluxe cabins for tailored with features such as ramps, wider floor plans, handrails and shower seats to accommodate those with disability. The park also boasts a sensory room among other inclusive initiatives which you can learn more about here.

Victorian Tourism Awards


Gold – NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront – Caravan & Holiday Parks

Rightly recognised as a sensational place to visit with the gold award, NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park is located on absolute beachfront at Cowes. It offers uninterrupted access to sandy beaches and protected waters.

The team prides itself on hosting memorable holidays for all guests and provides a range of clean and modern facilities for comfort and entertainment. You can stay your way at this pet-friendly caravan park with cabins, safari tents, caravan sites, or camping sites.

Enjoy the convenience of being only metres from the beach and take advantage of the wood-fired pizza oven, camp kitchen, BBQs, kids' playground, and communal fire pit. With attractions like the famous Phillip Island Penguin Parade and nearby cafes and shops, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Silver – BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens – Caravan & Holiday Parks

The tranquil and idyllic BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens took home the silver gong.

Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park is a peaceful and private oasis in the heart of Castlemaine. With luxury glamping, sophisticated villas, comfortable cabins, pet-friendly caravan sites as well as an accessible luxury cabin; there's something for everyone. Whether it's a family holiday, romantic getaway, gourmet escape, or a break from the everyday, this park has it all.

Bronze – BIG4 Bendigo Marong – Caravan & Holiday Parks

Next up on the podium was the cosy, family-friendly bush retreat of BIG4 Bendigo Marong. Just 12 minutes from downtown Bendigo; enjoy spacious cabin accommodations, luxury glamping options, or bring your caravan to one of their large sites.

The park is also dog-friendly, with a self-serve dog wash and an off-lead area. Golf tragics will also rejoice at the news of a golf simulator in-park! 

With a warm country hospitality, this park is the perfect base to explore the region's attractions and relax in a stunning bush setting.

Highly Commended and finalists – Caravan & Holiday Parks

Also recognised at the awards as a finalist was BIG4 Airey’s Inlet, the perfect place to base yourself on the surf coast.

BIG4 Ingenia Inverloch near Phillip Island and Wilson’s Promontory, BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill on the banks of the mighty Murray River and BIG4 Tasman – Bright in the spectacular High Country were all recognised with a highly commended in the category.

Tasmanian Tourism Awards


Gold – BIG4 St Helens – Caravan & Holiday Parks

BIG4 St Helens is a family-owned and operated business boasting one of the most enviable locations in the country; perfect for exploring the stunning East Coast of Tasmania.

The park is no stranger to winning awards, having even been inducted into the Tourism Tasmania Hall of Fame in 2010!  It's award-winning ways aren't likely to change as it boasts a variety of accommodations, from self-contained cabins to powered or unpowered sites and even has a new bunkhouse area.

With family-friendly facilities like a Jumping Pillow and play area plus being just 300 metres from the waterfront and a short stroll to the town centre, it's the ideal spot to relax and explore unforgettable attractions like the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay, and Wineglass Bay.

Glamp in style at BIG4 St Helens on Tassie's spectacular east coast. 

Silver – BIG4 Launceston – Caravan & Holiday Parks

Experience the ultimate holiday at the multi-award winning BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park in Northern Tasmania. With modern accommodations, conveniently located in Launceston, you'll have access to the city's attractions like Cataract Gorge and Tamar River Cruises as well as an ideal place to explore the state's north.

Discover markets, the Tasmanian Zoo, museums, wilderness walks, winery tours, and more. Enjoy everything this wonderful part of Tasmania has to offer!

South Australian Tourism Awards


Gold – BIG4 West Beach Parks – Caravan & Holiday Parks

Winning the gold award is just reward for this super popular park that offers so much. Nestled just 1.2km from the stunning coastline, this holiday destination offers a range of accommodation including ensuite sites, powered sites, eco tents, beach houses, and spacious cabins.

Enjoy endless excitement with our water playground, swimming pool, mini golf, jumping pillow, gymnasium, café/restaurant, and ongoing activities. You won’t regret a stay at BIG4 West Beach Parks.

Bronze – BIG4 Renmark Riverfront – Excellence in Accessible Tourism

Congratulations to BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park for continuing to be recognised for their inclusion efforts. The park offers a six-birth two-bedroom family accessible villa. However, that's not it! In 2018 the park became the first on BIG4.com.au to open up a sensory room dedicated to guests on the autism spectrum, believed to have been an Australian industry first at the time. Find out more about our parks with sensory rooms

Voters Choice – BIG4 Renmark Riverfront – Accommodation

Of course as the winner of Voter’s Choice for the accommodation category you’ll find more accommodation options than you could possibly need at BIG4 Renmark Riverfront. From three-bedroom villas and two-bedroom pool houses and cabins and glamping through to powered and unpowered sites for those who wish to bring a van or tent of their own.

However, it's not just impressive accommodation that awaits. You'll also find a water park, outdoor movie theatre, tennis court, and more. Whether you fancy relaxing by the resort pool or challenging each other in the games room, there's fun for the whole family.

NSW Tourism Awards


Silver – BIG4 Tasman – Racecourse Beach – Caravan & Holiday Parks

Experience the ultimate Aussie beach holiday at BIG4 Tasman Holiday Parks - Racecourse Beach, who were recognised for their impressive park with the silver award in the Caravan & Holiday Parks category at the NSW Tourism Awards.

Stay in budget or luxury cabins, or choose from powered and unpowered campsites, nestled by a stunning beach and surrounded by pristine national park.

BIG4 Annual Awards

Unveiled at our BIG4 National Conference in the Hunter Valley in late October, the Gala Awards Night honours excellence among BIG4 branded parks. While there were a bevvy of winners on the night, below are the parks that took out our group’s highest honours.


Des and Margaret Watts Supreme Award for Excellence (National Winner) – BIG4 Sandstone Point

Boasting a ReviewPro average score of 9.8/10, BIG4 Sandstone Point knows a thing or two about excellence.

The park offers a memorable experience on the glistening shores of Pumicestone Passage. With a range of modern coast-inspired accommodation and a location between Brisbane CBD and the Sunshine Coast, it's perfect for adventurous family getaways or relaxing weekends.

Just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Bribie Island, a stay at BIG4 Sandstone Point is sure to be a memorable one whether you visit for business, with a partner or have the whole family in tow.

Supreme Award for Excellence Winners


Holiday – BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces

BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces is known for their warm hospitality and stunning beach views. Coupled with modern amenities, it’s the perfect base to explore Victoria's Great Ocean Road, Otway National Park, Cape Otway Lighthouse, and more. The ideal location to discover the beauty of Apollo Bay and create cherished holiday memories.


Holiday – BIG4 Caloundra

Sharing the award was also Queensland's BIG4 Caloundra. Located on the water's edge of Pumicestone Passage and nearby surf beaches, this  park is the ultimate family destination with plenty on offer in-park. 

With luxury cabins, spacious caravan sites, or intimate camping spots to choose from there’s something for all. Explore the Sunshine Coast's attractions and enjoy a pizza at Tom & Andy's Pizza Van. 

BIG4 Caloundra isn't short of fun activities either!

Classic – BIG4 Airey’s Inlet

You’re sure to experience the best of the Great Ocean Road at BIG4 Aireys Inlet. Surrounded by serene views and located near local attractions like Eagle Rock and the Great Ocean Road Gin Tasting Room, there's something for all.

Explore the Great Otway National Park and stunning waterfalls for an adventurous road trip. 

Premier – BIG4 Sandstone Point

The park boasts a waterpark, overwater villas, mini golf, swim up bar, go-kart hire, arcade room, basketball court, gym and heaps more. You certainly won’t be short of things to do during a stay at BIG4 Sandstone Point.

Want to see more amazing places to stay? See all BIG4 parks across Australia here.

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