When a heartfelt letter reached our office from BIG4 Loyalty Club Gold Member, Ross Simshauser, we were very keen to learn more about this avid traveller.
Ross has spent plenty of time getting to know BIG4, so we thought it was time we got to know him! For someone who has seen so much of Australia and stayed at numerous BIG4 parks, he’s certainly qualified to talk about touring the country.
There is no such thing as a bad time to take a break. You’re on holidays – what could be better? While it makes sense that weekends are popular for escapes, it shouldn’t be the only time to consider going away.
The benefits of mid-week travel are many and varied, offering the chance for you to save time, money, and hassle.
We’ve put together a few great reasons why you should travel mid-week.
Location: BIG4 Solitary Islands Resort, Wooli, New South Wales.
You’re going on your first caravanning trip. Excellent! It’s an exciting time of freedom, fun, and the thrill of a new experience. It’s also a big step.
Towing a caravan is a lot tougher than having to ‘carry’ an underperforming doubles partner during the social tennis season; it adds a whole new dimension to any holiday. Factors such as what to bring, time spent on the road, and where to park suddenly have much greater importance.
Here at BIG4 Holiday Parks, we want to help. So we’ve put together a bunch of great tips for first-time caravan users to allow a smooth journey and an enjoyable holiday.
A caravanning adventure is a great way to see the country.
Take ample opportunity to land a catch in Moruya Heads and combine it with the superb facilities and location of BIG4 Easts Dolphin Beach Holiday Park, and you have the dream spot for anglers. The team at BIG4 Easts Dolphin Beach has put together a great guide for those fishing in Moruya Heads.
When you think of the historical city of Ballarat, fishing isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, as the team at BIG4 Ballarat Windmill Holiday Park explains, this vibrant regional centre has a great spot to lure anglers.
Bring the boat and hook into trout at Ballarat’s Lake Wendouree.
Watching whales at play is a breathtaking experience. The sheer size of whales is almost unfathomable and their obvious power and grace is remarkable.
Fortunately, there are many whale-watching hotspots around Australia, and now is the peak viewing time. Australia’s east coast is lined with prime viewing spots. From late April to August, whales journey from Antarctica in search of the warmer waters of Queensland. Then, during spring, these majestic animals make their way back to Antarctica. This means there’s double the chance to spot them!
It’s not just the east coast of Australia that receives all the attention – read on and you’ll discover that whales have a strong affinity with many of our waters.
Humpback and southern right whales are the main species to watch for, although there are opportunities to view other varieties.
And where there are up-close encounters with whales, you’ll almost always find a BIG4 park nearby. It’s time to uncover Australia’s best whale-watching locations.
Whales at play make for a remarkable sight. Credit: David Ashley.
Whether taking the boat out on treasure-filled Anderson Inlet or fishing from the shore, Inverloch offers versatility for anglers of all levels. Inverloch is a seaside resort in Victoria’s Gippsland region that boasts an enviable location: spotted at the mouth of Anderson Inlet in Venus Bay. The town’s relaxing vibe ensures it’s the perfect place to dangle a line when on holidays. BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park reveals its top tips from the local fishing form guide.
Take the boat out in Anderson Inlet and you’re sure to land a catch.
Think back to your childhood camping experiences and no doubt you’ll be warmed by memories of the time spent around a camp fire.
There’s a sense of romanticism attached to a camp fire as you relax with a hot drink in hand and swap stories. It’s a great way to meet and bond with fellow travellers. And let’s not forget the chance to toast marshmallows!
With winter upon us, now is the perfect time to book a camping holiday – and BIG4 can help you to create new memories.
There are more than 25 BIG4 parks that permit camp fires, which are detailed below. So gather the family and head along to a BIG4 park this winter.
The fire pits at BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park are always popular among guests.
Holidaying when it’s raining can be a challenge, and that hurdle is only enhanced if you are travelling with children. While cabin fever can strike us all, it certainly has a greater impact on kids: they appear armed with boundless energy.
Being denied access to all the fun ‘stuff’ outside can lead to a nightmare situation for you and your kids. However, with the right preparation, you can make your wet-weather holiday a memorable one.
We’ve put together a bunch of top tips to keep kids entertained when it’s raining on your holiday.
Rain. We know it does wonderful things and is essential to our survival, but sometimes it feels like the relative that you had to invite to your wedding. It’s unwelcome, makes for an awkward situation, and kills the mood.
One instance where rain can have a negative impact is when you’re camping. And as we reach the heart of winter, it’s inevitable that you’ll encounter rain when on a camping trip (in many parts of Australia, at least).
Instead of letting a downpour deter you from exploring this incredible country of ours; simply take time to prepare yourself for wet-weather camping. This way, you can eliminate any issues that arise when rain drops by to say hello.
To help you out, we’ve put together a series of great tips for camping in wet weather.