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Searching for availability on just got easier

Did you know it’s now much easier to plan your next Australian break, following the recent launch of our revamped website?

To best explain, let’s go back a step. Previously, when searching for availability on, you were required to click on each individual park page to find accommodation.

However, the new website has vastly improved functionality that allows you to search for availability at multiple parks in one go.

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Tips from Olly’s Box when holidaying with your pooch

There’s only one safe answer to the question ‘who’s your favourite member of the family?’ – and that’s the family dog! If the kids are at each other’s necks after a long drive, and sibling meltdown has reached code red, that’s when the furry, peacekeeping presence of your four-legged friend is an absolute necessity.

Luckily, there are plenty of BIG4 parks that welcome dogs. To make the most out of your stay, here are a few handy hints from the team at Olly’s Box.

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Tips for first-time campers

For some holidaymakers, the thought of camping is a scarier prospect than a visit to the dentist, conjuring up negative, pre-conceived images. However, with good advice and preparation, camping is extremely rewarding.

There’s something special about embracing the great outdoors; being in touch with nature and enjoying the simple life. It’s a time of watching a majestic sunset, of swapping yarns under a star-cloaked sky, of falling asleep to the sound of waves crashing and waking up to birds chirping.

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BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park grows the BIG4 team

BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park is ideally situated just a couple of kilometres from the Launceston CBD in the northern part of Tasmania.

Despite the park’s proximity to the city, it captures the outstanding natural beauty of the wider area. It is set among magnificent heritage-listed oak trees that help to create the perfect picnic setting. Free barbecue facilities allow guests to prepare a tasty camp-style meal to enjoy on the picturesque grounds, while younger ones can burn off energy at the children’s playground.

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BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park joins the BIG4 nest

BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park occupies a superb coastal location on the outskirts of Albany in Western Australia’s South West region.

The beachside positioning exudes an idyllic holiday vibe, which is only enhanced by the glorious peppermint trees that surround the park. These plants are native to the South West region.

BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park lives up to its name – it is situated just metres from a sparkling beach that is ideal for families. The clear, calm waters of Emu Beach suit swimming, and boating, fishing, and windsurfing are also enjoyed here.

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BIG4 Holiday Parks Clean Sweep of State Tourism Awards

Proving once again that they are Australia’s leading holiday park provider, seven BIG4 Holiday Parks have taken out gold in their respective state or territory in the Tourist and Caravan Parks category of the 2014 State Tourism Awards.

Each year, the State Tourism Awards acknowledge the ‘best of the best’, celebrating the tourism providers who have gone over and above in providing outstanding service and experiences, and achieved fantastic results in the past year.

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BIG4 Holiday Park’s Top Tips for Holiday Cooking

There’s nothing better than being on holiday, but sometimes the busy schedule of activities and being away from your own kitchen can mean that healthy meals get dropped in favour of quick and easy, but often unhealthy alternatives. In fact, new independent research by BIG4 Holiday Parks shows four in five Australians still turn to the ever faithful sausage sizzle whenever a BBQ is in sight.

Whether you’re staying in a stylish cabin with your own kitchen, or you’re holidaying in a tent or caravan, at BIG4 Holiday Parks you have access to fully equipped kitchen facilities so you’re able to whip up a healthy meal that will keep the whole family happy.

Follow these handy hints to make the most of holiday cooking.

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