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9 top tips for capturing the best travel photos

Holiday happy snaps are time-honoured. Photos brilliantly capture priceless travel moments and preserve cherished memories with family and friends.

Technology has only increased our thirst for photography. The emergence of smartphones and digital cameras – as well as image-focussed social media channels – means being behind the lens is easier and more rewarding than ever.

And with BIG4 Holiday Parks at the heart of so many glorious Australian locations there’s even more reason to click away when on the road.

While technological advances have made photography simpler, your camera or phone can’t do all the work for you. So we’re arming you with a selection of travel photography tips to help you capture the best images possible.

Natural Bridge, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia.

Natural Bridge, Kalbarri National Park, Western Australia.

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5 reasons why a BIG4 Gift Card makes the perfect Mother’s Day present

Mums are awesome, and with Mother’s Day fast approaching it’s time to demonstrate just how much we love them. Forget chocolates, flowers, and perfume – this year, mark the occasion with a gift that could take your mum anywhere.

A BIG4 Gift Card is the perfect Mother’s Day present. Here are five reasons why…

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7 quirky Australian rock formations that will blow your mind

When it comes to funky formations, Australia rocks. This country is full of big, bizarre, and baffling natural wonders that make for enthralling viewing and incredible photos.

Whether craning your neck to marvel at a towering creation or scratching your head at how the earth has carved out such a formation, Australia’s great rock collection makes for excellent exploration.

We’re shining the light on seven unusual rock formations that you must see for yourself. Don’t forget the camera…

Sawn Rocks, Mt Kaputar National Park credit Mike Newling; Destination NSW

Sawn Rocks, Mount Kaputar National Park, New South Wales.

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Weather update

BIG4 Holiday Parks is advising that BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village in Yeppoon is once again open for business.

The park was temporarily closed as a result of damage (and lack of electricity) caused to the park by Cyclone Marcia, which hit the Queensland coast on 20 February. Thankfully, the damage was largely superficial, and there were no injuries as a result of the cyclone.

The park would like to thank guests and customers for their patience while they have been getting back up and running. The park is now operating as usual and the team at BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village look forward to welcoming guests.

Updated Monday 2 March.

Weather updates

Cyclone Marcia has reached the Queensland coast and a severe weather warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology. The bureau is reporting that the weather warning extends from ‘Sarina to Double Island Point, extending inland to Duaringa, Moura, Biloela, Monto, and Mundubbera’. BIG4 Holiday Parks would like to issue the following notice to its guests:

If you are planning on travelling in and around Queensland, please use the following sites to keep up-to-date on weather conditions and road access. BIG4 Holiday Parks’ prime focus is on the safety and well-being of our parks and their guests.

Bureau of Meteorology: http://www.bom.gov.au/

Queensland Police Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QueenslandPolice?ref=br_tf

Main Roads QLD Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TMRQld

Queensland SES: http://www.emergency.qld.gov.au/ses/

Explore Australia’s World Heritage attractions

Australia has a wonderful collection of natural, cultural, and historical attractions. And it’s not just us who thinks as much – loads of these goodies are cemented on the famous UNESCO World Heritage List.

There’s better news – most of these iconic Australian attractions are easily accessible to visitors. What’s more, BIG4 Holiday Parks has top quality accommodation that puts you at the heart of many of these landmarks. It’s time to start exploring Australia’s World Heritage-listed sites…

Sea turtle, Great Barrier Reef

Sea turtle, Great Barrier Reef.

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BIG4’s Great Australian Bucket List

Australia is bursting with jaw-dropping sights and experiences equal of any the world over. On our doorstep is an enviable assortment of mind-boggling natural features, enthralling up-close encounters with marine life, and rare attractions.

This has inspired us to create a Great Australian Bucket List that captures the essential, iconic experiences. And as there are 180 BIG4 Holiday Parks planted around the country, you can enjoy top quality accommodation while exploring these unforgettable sights.

Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park

Bungle Bungle Range, Purnululu National Park.

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