The hype around the annual State of Origin competition reaches dizzying heights each year. However, for those who have never been caught up in this huge sporting rivalry we’ve put together a few pointers to help you join the conversation.
Each year, the State of Origin series highlights the fierce rivalry between New South Wales and Queensland. At BIG4, we love both states and don’t wish to take sides. Instead, we thought we’d sit on the fence and give you five reasons why each state can claim to be the best.
Sometimes it pays to do a bit of digging…
Australia has a wealth of fascinating cave systems, many of which are easily accessible to the public and often complete with guided tours. And thanks to BIG4’s extensive coverage, quality accommodation is never far away.
With the cooler months now setting in, there is no better time to escape the elements and explore these natural wonders. It’s time to head underground to discover 21 incredible Australian cave systems.
So, you love fishing when you are on holidays but are finding it hard to convince others just how awesome angling is? Don’t fear – we have five solid reasons why holidaymakers should fish during their break.
There are few activities more suited to holidays than fishing. It’s the ideal experience when taking a break: fishing is relaxing (well, it should be!), it can be enjoyed by the whole family and from endless locations, and it makes for entertaining travel stories.
Another tick in the plus column is that fishing is an activity you can participate in at any level. And even if you’re not that great at it, you can still have a laugh at the end of the day.
To help get you started, we’ve compiled a list of fishing tips for beginners.
Australia has a multitude of sights of beauty and interest across its length and breadth. Most travellers seek to enjoy these, but as they are widely scattered what is the most effective way to find them?
Colin McFarlane and his wife have attempted to answer this through their book Travelling Australia by Road. It leads travellers by way of 60 interlinking routes and destinations to reveal secrets hidden around Australia’s regional cities and towns. During a 10-year period, they have covered more than 200,000km and gathered the details for this 260-page, full colour book.
Maybe you’ve heard of BIG4 Holiday Parks but don’t know all that much about us. Or you stayed at one of our many parks several years ago and haven’t had the chance to return.
Whatever the case, a lot has changed since BIG4 was established way back in 1979. Not only have we grown considerably – BIG4 now has 180 parks around Australia – but we’ve evolved massively, too.
In light of this, we thought it was time you got to know us a little bit better – the 2015 version of BIG4. Here are five things you might not know about BIG4.
There are few days more important to our great nation than Anzac Day. This year marks the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli and it’s a milestone that holds much significance to all Australians.
To assist our guests who are on holidays this Anzac Day, Saturday 25 April, BIG4 has compiled a list of the nearest scheduled Dawn Services to each of our parks throughout the entire country.*
To honour the sacrifice made by Australian servicemen and women – past and present – we encourage you to attend your nearest Dawn Service or other Anzac Day-related event.
Lest we forget.
Australia teems with vibrant holiday destinations that are captivating year round. However, some locations stand out from the crowd at autumn, displaying beauty of gob-smacking proportions.
Autumn delivers the right ingredients that allow these destinations to be at their blooming best, and trees, vineyards, and other natural features explode with colour. This aesthetic awesomeness is often backed by humming seasonal events that lure visitors year after year.
With autumn in full swing, we’re delivering you seven Australian places to visit right now. It’s best to start planning…