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There are so many exciting events and festivals held throughout the year, and we’re here to help you keep your finger on the pulse.

Top 6 Australian flower festivals to brighten your spring

Nothing better signals the arrival of spring than a display of bright, colourful flowers carpeting the landscape. It’s a comforting sign, indicating that the cold and wet of winter has passed (for many Australians) and plenty of sun-kissed days lie ahead.

A stack of destinations around Australia embrace the floral theme by hosting flower festivals each spring. In fact, some of these festivals have a history that dates more than half a century, and they attract big crowds. And with more than 180 parks scattered across Australia, BIG4 has fantastic accommodation that can put you at the heart of the action.

Here are half a dozen annual Australian flower festivals that have caught our eye.

Ruston's Rose Garden is centre of attention for South Australia's Renmark Rose Festival in October.
Ruston’s Rose Garden is centre of attention during South Australia’s Renmark Rose Festival each October. Credit: SATC.

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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 who 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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Your nearest Anzac Day Dawn Service

There are few days more important to our great nation than Anzac Day. This year marks the centenary of the landing at Gallipoli and it’s a milestone that holds much significance to all Australians.

To assist our guests who are on holidays this Anzac Day, Saturday 25 April, BIG4 has compiled a list of the nearest scheduled Dawn Services to each of our parks throughout the entire country.*

To honour the sacrifice made by Australian servicemen and women – past and present – we encourage you to attend your nearest Dawn Service or other Anzac Day-related event.

Lest we forget.

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BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park celebrates their 30th anniversary in true Northern Territory style

BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park have just celebrated their 30th birthday! To celebrate 30 years of providing the ultimate Alice Springs holiday experience, they put on a huge free family fun day attended by more than 600 people! To mark the occasion, parks owner Brendan and Bev Heenan, along with a team of park staff, whipped up more than 550 pancakes and cooked more than 500 snags for the hungry crowd of well-wishers.

Park owner, Brennan Heanan flick pancakes for eager guests on their 30th anniversary
Park owner, Brendan Heenan flipping pancakes for eager guests on their 30th anniversary

In true Northern Territory style, visitors were also treated to camel rides, a didgeridoo performance, face painting for kids, a bouncy castle and live entertainment. Guests of the slithering kind also made an appearance thanks to a presentation from the local Alice Springs Reptile Centre. Continue reading

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park hosts doggy day out

Doggy Day at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
Put on your best collar and paint your paw-nails, BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is gearing up for the canine event of the year to celebrate their new dog play park, the first of its kind for the BIG4 group nationally.

Put on your best collar and paint your paw-nails, BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is gearing up for the canine event of the year to celebrate their new dog play park, the first of its kind for the BIG4 group nationally.

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is opening their gates to the local community on Saturday 29 March, welcoming guests of the two and four-legged kind to enjoy a day of doggy themed activities including a sausage sizzle hosted by the RSPCA. Continue reading

Free kids activities these School Holidays

Are you looking for ways to entertain the whole family over the School Holidays? There are always plenty of fun and exciting things happening in our main city centres, including plenty of free activities for the kids.

Check out these free kids’ activities happening in our capital cities during September & October.

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What: Indoor & Outdoor Cinemas – Flicks for Kids
Bring the kids to Federation Square, kick back and enjoy the free daily screenings on both the Atrium and Big screens . Movies include Robots, WALL.E, Wreck it Ralph, Hoodwinked Too, ParaNorman.
Where: Big Screen & Atrium Screen, Federation Square
When: 30 September – 4 October at 12pm
Price:
Free / Age: All ages

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Get inspired with travel ideas at this year’s Caravan & Camping Shows

 

 

 

 

Caravan & Camping Show
Visit us at a Caravan & Camping Show near you and enter our competition to win one of 11 great prizes, including a Jayco Eagle Camper, Apollo Motorhome hire and Coleman camping packages.

 

 

 

Are you looking for travel inspiration for your next Australian holiday?

Well, you simply can’t miss this year’s Caravan & Camping Shows coming to a city near you. Showcasing the latest in caravan and camping, each show will demonstrate everything you need to plan your next Australian holiday all in the one location. Continue reading