Camping

Feb
26
2014

Park in profile – Marion Holiday Park, SA

By Adelaide / Australia / South Australia /

Where: 323 Sturt Road, Bedford Park, SA Website: http://marion-holiday-park.sa.big4.com.au 10 words or less: Splish-splash, snazzy,  family friendly, state-of-the-art, intimate. The lowdown: Either grab yourself an Adelaide campervan rental or Adelaide car hire and make the 12km journey to Bedford Park. As easy as that! With brand new state-of-the-art aquatic playgrounds, the water park at BIG4 Marion Holiday Park is the largest slide activity centre in the Southern Hemisphere and the tallest in the world built by the company Water Play, with one of the slides more than three metres high. Why wouldn’t you want to stay at this park when holidaying in South Australia?! The new water park, located just 12km out of Adelaide, boasts three slides, a huge dump bucket and water cannons. Suitable for all ages, the water park has ground sprays for younger children and is a zero-depth complex, offering parents peace of mind. The new water park complements the park’s existing family-friendly facilities including a 45 metre outdoor lagoon swimming…

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Jan
30
2014

Park in profile – BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park and the Pub in the Paddock

By Australia / Tasmania /

Where: 2 Penelope St, St Helens, Tasmania Website: st-helens-caravan-park.tas.big4.com.au 10 words or less: Beautiful and green, Freycinet, waterfalls, pub in the paddock – bliss. The lowdown: Grab yourself a Tasmanian rental campervan and make the 160-kilometre trip (2 hours) along the National and Esk highways to the east coast of Tasmania’s biggest township. TASMANIA is famous for old-fashioned Aussie pubs, breweries and all sorts of fascinating hotels, but the Pub in the Paddock near St Helens BIG 4 stands out as a classic for campervanners who have driven in this part of the world. And what a beaut part of the world it is to explore. This Big4 beauty is only a short trip away from Bay of Fires with its white beaches, deep blue water and stunning granite rocks splashed with orange lichen. Also remember to visit some of the area’s waterfalls including the cascading St Columba Falls that plunge almost 90 metres from the Mount Victoria foothills to…

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Dec
24
2013

Park in profile – BIG4 Wangaratta North Cedars Holiday Park

By Australia / Melbourne / Victoria /

Where: Old Hume Highway, North Wangaratta, Victoria. Phone 1800 333 410 Website: www.northcedars.com.au 10 words or less: Leafy green, regional Victoria, close to snow, wine and attractions. The lowdown: Either grab yourself a Melbourne campervan rental or Melbourne car hire and make the 250-kilometre journey to the beautiful regional centre of Wangaratta in country Victoria which offers plenty of great stop-off attraction points along the Hume Freeway. BIG4 Wangaratta North Cedars Holiday Park is located in the heart of Victoria’s wine and high country region. The park offers a range of accommodation options from tranquil, grassy powered sites to deluxe cabins with a full kitchen, bathroom and living area. All guests have access to a large solar heated swimming pool with seating and umbrellas, plus a children’s playground featuring swings and slippery dip. This leafy country park is also just 15km north of Glenrowan and the site of the final siege and capture of Ned Kelly and his gang in 1880….

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Nov
29
2013

Park in profile – Big4 Paradise Tourist Park

By Australia / New South Wales / Sydney /

Where: 575 Peel Street, Tamworth Website: www.paradise-tourist-park.nsw.big4.com.au 10 words or less: vibrant, country atmosphere, country music, equine capital, water sports. The lowdown: Either grab yourself a Sydney campervan rental or Sydney car hire and make the 400-kilometre journey to the lively regional city of Tamworth in north eastern News South Wales. Located halfway between Brisbane and Sydney, Tamworth is a top destination for country music lovers. It’s known as the Country Music Capital of Australia, and every year in January the city hosts the world’s second biggest country music festival, the Tamworth Country Music Festival. Apart from the region’s scenic drives, museums, gardens and parks, and the famous 12-metre high Golden Guitar, which has been photographed an estimated 3.6 million times, Tamworth’s restaurants showcase the region’s best produce and wine. With Tamworth’s town centre only a few minutes walk away, the Paradise Tourist Park is city’s most central holiday and caravan park. Nevertheless, it’s still a quiet, relaxing location giving…

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Aug
29
2013

Park in profile – BIG4 Beacon Resort, Victoria

By Australia / Great Ocean Road / Melbourne / Victoria /

PARK IN PROFILE: BIG4 Beacon Resort, Queenscliff, Vic Where: 78 Bellarine Highway, Queenscliff. Website: http://www.beaconresort.com.au 10 words or less: Stylish modern cabins, marine parks, bike trails, kids heaven. The lowdown:  Pick up your Victorian campervan rental and head south for the Bellarine Peninsula and you will discover the beautiful BIG4 Beacon Resort. Adventure is the name of the game for visitors to the Bellarine Peninsula, as BIG4 Beacon Resort in Queenscliff is the ideal spot for an action-filled family break. Cycle one of the scenic bike trails, test your surf skills at a local beach or stay at the park and join the aqua aerobics classes or weekly yoga class. There are also plenty of ways the kids can burn some energy including an inflatable trampoline, tennis court and adventure playground. Of course, a holiday can’t be all work and no play. An on-site day spa allows you to reward your efforts with a massage and pedicure. Accommodation at the…

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Jul
31
2013

Park in profile – Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park, NSW

By Australia / Gold Coast / New South Wales / Queensland /

PARK IN PROFILE: Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park, NSW Where: Corner of Ross St and Pacific Parade, Lennox Head. Website: http://lake-ainsworth-holiday-park.nsw.big4.com.au 10 words or less: Great surf, quiet, quaint, great views, perfect for R&R The lowdown:  Pick up your Gold Coast campervan rental and head south for a leisurely one hour cruise to the peaceful coastal village of Lake Ainsworth, between Ballina and Byron Bay. This venue is home to some awesome scenery and great surf. The award-winning BIG4 Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park is set among the tea-trees alongside the lake and the nearby surfing opportunities are world-class and known for its right-hand point break. The point break is beautiful, but powerful and dotted with local surfers competing for a wave. Although it’s not a break for those starting out, the beach is a hotspot for spectators. Set up base at BIG4 Lake Ainsworth Holiday Park in options ranging from deluxe villas to unpowered campsites. If surfing isn’t your thing, grab…

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Jun
27
2013

Splash out at Howard Springs Big4 in the Top End

By Australia / Darwin / Northern Territory /

EVER wondered how you can beat the heat in the Northern Territory? Well there’s a few ways to “splash out” and cool off, and not many are better than the fun that can be had at a caravan park with a big interactive water play area. The Top End of Australia is a tropical hot spot all right – hot for more reasons than one with temperatures averaging in the 30s all year round – but once you park your Darwin campervan rental or Darwin car rental at BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park just over 20km outside of the NT’s capital it won’t take long for the whole family to cool down in the venue’s brand new splash park. And there’s no crocodiles to worry about, either! The first of its kind for BIG4 in the state, the zero-depth multi-level aquatic play area has interactive features to suit all ages. The new area incorporates a super-sized splash tipping bucket, spray…

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May
30
2013

Park in profile – Big4 Apollo Bay Pisces, Victoria

By Australia / Great Ocean Road / Melbourne / Victoria /

PARK IN PROFILE: Big4 Apollo Bay Pisces, Victoria Where: 311 Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay, overlooking beautiful Bass Strait and close to great swimming and surf beaches. Website: http://pisces-holiday-park.vic.big4.com.au 10 words or less: Super coastal drive, cliff-top ocean views, hit the waves. The lowdown: After grabbing your Melbourne campervan rental head south past Geelong and onto the Great Ocean Road for one of the most scenic drives the state of Victoria has to offer. Big4 Apollo Bay Pisces is set at the foothills of the Otways on a beautiful hillside. The park offers a quiet and relaxing base for exploring the Great Ocean Road’s many surfing hotspots. Surfing novice or champion of the waves, there’s a beach along the Great Ocean Road to suit every experience level. There are several excellent surfing schools that operate year round while those who prefer to sit back and watch the experts at work can plan a trip over the Easter long weekend to…

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May
25
2013

What is freedom camping?

By New Zealand /

Freedom camping is a hot topic for New Zealand tourism, and a thoughtful visitor will opt to pay the low fee at a camp ground instead of undertaking this practice with their New Zealand campervan rental.

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Apr
18
2013

Park in profile – Taunton Farm Holiday Park, Margaret River

By Australia / Perth / Western Australia /

PARK IN PROFILE: Taunton Farm Holiday Park, Western Australia Where: 8113 Bussel Highway, Cowaramup, set right in the heart of Margaret River, part of Western Australia’s famous wine, food, nature and surf region. Website: www.taunton-farm-holiday-park.wa.big4/com.au 10 words or less: The great Aussie farm outback experience. Family-friendly, tranquil setting. The lowdown: After grabbing your Perth campervan rental it’s a beautiful three and a half hour drive from Perth to reach Taunton Farm Holiday Park, the ideal place to park your Western Australian campervan wheels – especially given April is “Aussie Wine Month”. Nestled amongst forest and close to Margaret River’s attractions, the farm-themed park spoils its visitors with its peaceful environment and friendly atmosphere. Margaret River is known as one of the world’s best fine wine regions and is highly regarded for its chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon and cabernet blends. Some cellar door highlights include Evans & Tate, Cullen Wines, Peacetree Estate, Voyager and Leeuwin Estate. With around 150 wine producers in…

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Mar
15
2013

Park in profile: Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

By Australia / Gold Coast / Queensland /

PARK IN PROFILE: BIG4 GOLD COAST HOLIDAY PARK, QUEENSLAND Where: Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, 66-86 Siganto Drive, Helensvale, Queensland, set on 32 acres right in the heart of Queensland’s famous theme park world. Website: gold-coast-holiday-park.qld.big4.com.au 10 words or less: Theme parks! Beautiful villas. Awesome resort pool, waterslide and café. The lowdown: Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is close to all the action with beautiful villas, ample grassy sites for vans and tents, and is pet friendly. With such wide open spaces, it’s the perfect place to park your Brisbane campervan rental. Though there’s much to explore outside including Wet N Wild, Movie World, The Outback Spectacular, White Water World and Dreamworld, as well as the heart of Surfer’s Paradise not to far away by car, the park offers plenty of reasons to stay inside: including one of the best resort style pools you’ll find in Queensland with a 1.5 storey waterslide, poolside cabanas, an inflatable screen for movies under…

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