Explore your own backyard with BIG4


Planning for summer holidays is a national past time. Is it going to be sun, surf and beach, outback adventure, wine and food, city stay, cultural discovery or a great Australian road trip?

Luckily we’ve got all bases covered and you can see the whole of Australia with us. All you have to do is decide where to go. Here are some of our top picks to inspire your travel plans.

Nature


Ningaloo Reef – Explore the underwater world of Ningaloo Reef , one of the largest fringing coral reefs in the world. Snorkel from the beach to see some of the 250 species of coral and 500 species of fish that call Ningaloo home, or head out on a dive boat, catamaran, coral viewing boat, sea kayak or view the reef from the air on a scenic flight.

Cradle Mountain – Considered one of Australia’s iconic wilderness experiences, our park is the only one on the mountain in spectacular World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, one of Tasmania’s premier wilderness regions. Take a helicopter tour, visit the Tasmanian Devil Sanctuary or explore this magnificent region on foot.

Outback adventure


Bungle Bungles – The pristine wilderness of the Kimberley region should be on everyone’s bucket list. Stay at Lake Kununurra and enjoy a spot of fishing, boating and bird watching. Take a boat cruise or canoeing safari along the beautiful Ord River, visit the Bungle Bungles and Argyle Diamond Mine.

West MacDonnell Range – The waterholes, gorges and rocky ridges of the West MacDonnell Range are an easy drive from Alice Springs . The Larapinta Trail is a great way to get amongst the scenery, jump on a bike and ride along the cycle path from Alice Springs to Simpsons Gap or visit Standley Chasm which is at its best in the midday sun.

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Beach Break


The Whitsundays – Stay at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort and one of the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations – The Whitsunday Islands – is at your doorstep. Soak up some rays or relax under the palm trees at one of the local beaches or visit one, or several, of the Whitsunday’s 74 picturesque islands.

Batemans Bay- Explore the beaches, rivers and headlands around Batemans Bay, visit historic villages or wander through local galleries. Stay beachfront on the Eurobodalla Nature Coast , on the banks of the beautiful Clyde River and if you’re travelling with a canine companion a little further up the coast at South Durras surrounded by Murramarang National Park.

Sunshine Coast – There are several parks on the Sunshine Coast starting from Caloundra on the southern end of the coast to Maroochydore in the centre and nearby Forest Glen or Tewantin on the northern end. Relax by the beach, explore the Eumundi markets, visit the Australia Zoo or explore the rainforest of the hinterland.

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Road Trip


Great Ocean Road – This iconic road recently celebrated its 80th birthday. It first opened to cars on November 26, 1932 and was built by 3000 returned servicemen who built the road in the Great Depression. Today take this spectacular coastal drive to experience Victoria’s beautiful ocean views and natural attractions like the 12 Apostles. Stay at Anglesea, Wye River , Apollo Bay , Warrnambool and Port Fairy.

Tour the mighty Murray River – Australia’s Murray River is one of the world’s great river systems and after a long wet winter the river is looking its best this summer season. Discover the river’s natural beauty from Albury-Wodonga to Adelaide and stop along the way at Yarrawonga-Mulwala, Echuca-Moama , Swan Hill, Renmark, Loxton and Blanchetown.

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Food and Wine


Hunter Valley – Home to more than 150 wineries, the Hunter Valley is one of the country’s most renowned wine regions. Stay just five minutes from the town of Cessnock at BIG4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park and explore local vineyards, cheese provedores, chocolate makers and breweries. What’s more you can even take your dog with you.

Bright – Victoria’s north east village of Bright is a gastronome’s dream. There is a myriad of restaurants and cafes and nearby you’ll find several great cool climate wineries and a couple of boutique breweries as well. Take your bike to ride the Murray to Mountains rail trail and cool off with a dip in the Ovens River.

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One Response to Explore your own backyard with BIG4

  1. Disneyland in Paris is NO comparison to the Gold Coast theme parks, not even CLOSE! Disneyland in Paris is amazing, as is all of Paris, especially Versaille, Monets Garden, the Lourve, the Eiffel Tower, gosh, I could go on and on. Sure, the Gold Coast is nice and it’s fun, but honestly if I had the choice, I’d have my bags packed for Paris in 10 seconds flat. And yes, I’ve been to both many times!