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Splash out at Howard Springs Big4 in the Top End

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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 cannons, water squirting frogs and play equipment to keep kids entertained and cool in the warmer weather. The splash park also has interactive ground sprays that are activated when a person stands on trigger spots and features a soft fall surface for safety.

Speaking of splashing out, it’s not the only new improvement at Howard Springs, either, as the park has installed four spa units, two three-bedroom cabins and a toilet block added in recent times and bringing the total cost of the park’s expansion to almost $3 million.

Viv Lavender, owner of BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park, says the past 12 months have been extremely busy and that’s largely thanks to their full range of family-friendly facilities. While it’s a destination in its own right, it’s also the ultimate launchpad from which to explore the Top End’s big attractions like Kakadu National Park.

“Our guests know they can expect a family-friendly holiday experience full of activities for adults and kids alike, including a huge jumping pillow, three salt water pools, three spas and now the new splash park,” Viv told DriveNow.

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