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Top 5 things to do in Victoria’s High Country

Blog contribution by Jennifer Adams, presenter of the popular TV travel series Places We Go.

Enjoying the slopes of the High Alpine Country.
Enjoying the slopes of the High Country.

Think crackling fire, red wine, scrumptious local produce, then throw in a day on the slopes (with or without the kids!), a visit to the famous Bright Brewery, and perhaps a drive through the King Valley, and you have yourself a recipe for a brilliant winter’s break in Victoria’s north-east, in the charming alpine High Country town of Bright.

Bright is the gateway to a weekend of adventures, or a destination in itself.

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Top 5 things to do with kids in the Grampians

Blog contribution by Jennifer Adams, presenter of the popular TV travel series Places We Go.

Jen and Charli on the rocks
Jennifer Adams and daughter Charli perched on the rocks in Grampians National Park.

“Mum, look to the left…shhh…just look to the left,” my seven-year-old daughter Charli whispers, barely able to contain her excitement. “Come on, we’ll creep over and they won’t see us,” she says. We quietly get out of the car and, right in front of us, three grey kangaroos stare right back at us. They don’t move, and nor do we. To see wildlife in its natural environment is captivating, no matter your age.

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2016 Caravan and Camping Show dates

The annual Caravan and Camping Shows are a fantastic opportunity to research and plan your next adventure.

Each show has displays of hundreds of the latest and best caravans, camper trailers, motorhomes, tents, camping equipment and more! The Caravan and Camping Shows are ideal for those that are hungry for information and entertainment as there are always plenty of seminars where you can pick up tips and tricks from the experts in the industry.


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Essential tips for purchasing a caravan

A home is possibly the biggest purchase you’re ever likely to make, but buying your ‘home away from home’ is a huge investment, too.

Purchasing a caravan is a tricky proposition. There’s so much choice and a lot to consider: size, weight, style, and features all come into play. Then, of course, there’s cost.

To help with the process, BIG4 asked experts in the field to steer us in the right direction. Caravan Industry Association Victoria Chief Executive, Rob Lucas, and Jayco Australia RV regional sales coordinator, Chris Hooper, have provided us with great advice if you are considering buying a caravan.

Preparation is essential when purchasing a caravan.

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8 amazing Australian golf courses you must play

From Port Stephens to Port Hedland, Australia teems with beautiful golf courses. Better still, most are easily accessible to the general public.

For some travellers, golf clubs are the first item to be packed when taking a break. The accessibility and wide variety of Australian courses ensures that playing golf when on holidays is a popular pastime.

Rather than compile yet another list of Australia’s best golf courses, we wanted to highlight for you those layouts that provide the average player with an interesting yarn that can be shared when returning to their BIG4 accommodation.

Whether unique, quirky, novel, or ancient, we introduce you to eight Australian golf courses that you must play.

Playing golf on holidays is done with ease in Australia.
Playing golf on holidays is enjoyed with ease in Australia.

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10 must-see Australian waterfalls

Although we live in the world’s driest inhabited continent, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the regular sight of gushing water. Waterfalls allow for incredible viewing, leaving us gazing in awe and reaching for the camera. They showcase nature at its most picturesque and are regularly flanked by dazzling landscapes.

Visiting waterfalls makes for rewarding day trips when staying at your BIG4 accommodation, providing the ideal motivation to explore your new surrounds.

As this country teems with incredible waterfalls – from the massive to the quirky – we thought we’d put together a list of the best. Prepare to be introduced to 10 amazing Australian waterfalls.

The spectacular sight of Ebor Falls.
The spectacular sight of Ebor Falls in New South Wales’ Guy Fawkes River National Park can be viewed from various lookout points.

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Why BIG4 is perfect for a mates’ weekend away

It can be tricky planning a mates’ weekend and having everyone agree on where to go and what to do.

The task becomes tougher as the years pass: free time is harder to come by and people change. Nowadays, Woodsy is a fitness freak and is pumped for a long hike or three, yet Dave is looking to take it easy after a tough few months at work. Some things don’t change: while Ben will likely forget to pack toothpaste, he won’t forget his golf clubs.

If you require diversity, BIG4 Holiday Parks is the answer. Our parks’ many great locations provide easy access to a raft of leisure activities.

These superb locations are backed by a wide variety of accommodation. Return to your campsite and enjoy a delicious barbecue after an adventure-filled day or relax on the balcony of your cabin with a beer in hand.

Looking for inspiration? Here’s the best leisure options to choose from when staying at your chosen BIG4 park.

Portrait Of Two Men In Pick Up Truck On Camping Holiday
BIG4’s diverse range of activities allow you to choose an option everyone can appreciate.

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We get to know avid traveller and BIG4 Gold Member Ross Simshauser

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.

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5 compelling reasons to take a mid-week break

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.
Location: BIG4 Solitary Islands Resort, Wooli, New South Wales.

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