The thought of summer holidays conjures up all sorts of dreamy images: endless fun at the beach, delicious ice cream and sizzling barbecues, breathtaking sunsets, lazy afternoons just made for relaxing, and warm nights with a refreshing drink in hand.
Summer is the ideal time to hit the road and embark on a classic Aussie holiday, yet it’s important you’re well-prepared. This preparation will not only help you have a safe and seamless journey to your destination, but it will also allow for a comfortable stay when you arrive.
We’ve put together some handy summer holiday tips to ensure your break is hassle-free, enjoyable, and memorable, wherever you’re headed.
‘Are we there yet?’ – if you’ve taken a road trip with children these four words are likely to resonate with you. Perhaps you asked the very same question when you were a child…possibly more than once.
There’s no doubt travelling with kids can be a challenge, and it can be tough providing hours of entertainment on those long drives. But it doesn’t have to be a journey akin to a roller coaster ride, and the time spent on the road can end up providing some of the happiest memories for the whole family.
We’ve put together a list of handy hints when taking a road trip with kids that aims to make the journey a smoother one.
The summer road trip is a great Australian tradition. Packing the car and setting off across our wide brown land is an experience that makes lifelong memories. With a bit of planning and a few precautions your family will be happily and safely pulling into a BIG4 Holiday park ready to make new friends and memories.
Whether you are setting off on the Big Lap, or only heading an hour down the road, it is important to prepare your vehicle to ensure you arrive safely at your next destination.
Here are some handy hints for your next trip…
Do you love to take your surf board, mountain bike, skis or wakeboard away with you on holidays? Or maybe you just need some extra storage space for those road trips?
Well Rola’s mission is to help you on your adventure – providing you with the right products to get you out there and enjoy your passion! Whether it’s surfing, cycling, camping, or for your trade, Rola offers a range of sleek roof racks, durable cargo management and a full range of accessories to complement your vehicle.
Rola has developed its roof rack range to make selecting a roof rack easier.
Do you find it hard keeping the kids entertained on road trips? Or perhaps you need an affordable way to keep the kids entertained when the weather turns grey? Well Quickflix has you covered!
With Quickflix, you can instantly stream movies and TV shows to a wide range of Internet connected devices such as smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs or Macs, gaming consoles and more! This would be the perfect way to keep the kids occupied in the car on those long road trips.
Quickflix also allows you to connect up to 6 different devices and stream on 3 of them at the same time so there’ll be no more arguing over what to watch.
Quickflix is Australia’s leading streaming company offering subscription to a selection of movies and TV shows over a wide range of smartTVs, games consoles, Blu-ray players, desktops, laptops, mobile, tablets and other devices.
The final days leading up to a holiday are often hectic – there is a lot to remember. Making sure you have adequately packed can be a daunting process on its own. There’s another important consideration – the need to prepare your home. Not only is security paramount; the last thing you want to do after a holiday is attend to chores.
BIG4 has put together a checklist of important steps to consider before you set off on an exciting journey. These tips are particularly vital if you are away for an extended period. Use this checklist to prepare for your departure and your return. This way, you can be reassured about the safety of your home, avoid last-minute panicking, and remove unnecessary tasks on your return.
Australia is a gourmand’s delight, serving up a feast of first-rate gourmet food regions that are cherry ripe for an indulgent break. And with spring now upon us, it’s the perfect time to hit the road and treat the taste buds.
Whether it’s sampling abundant local produce at its absolute freshest or dining in style at a top-class restaurant, these gourmet food regions deliver a plethora of palate-pleasing options. And with more than 180 parks dotted throughout Australia, BIG4 Holiday Parks has suitable accommodation to put you at the core of the action.
When travelling with your children, are you finding that the boys are getting too big to want to go into the girl’s bathroom with their mum to have a shower and vice-versa? The following BIG4 Holiday Parks offer ‘Family Bathrooms’ for those of you who want a little bit more space and the comfort of your own bathroom to scrub the family while caravanning or camping.
Left: BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park, VIC. Middle: BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park, NSW. Right: BIG4 Beachlands Holiday Park, WA.
Are your golfing skills a little below par? Mini Golf is fun for the whole family, so on your next holiday, why not tee up a little bit of friendly family competition at one of the following BIG4 Holiday Parks which have mini golf courses? There will be non stop action as the game is in full swing and you may even get a hole in one!
Left: BIG4 Ballarat Welcome Stranger Holiday Park, VIC. Middle: BIG4 NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park, QLD. Right: BIG4 Port Fairy Holiday Park, VIC.
If you or one of your travelling companions has reduced or limited mobility, we have designed travel itineraries to help you get out and explore this great land of ours while staying in cabins, villas or units at BIG4 Holiday Parks. With these travel itineraries you can Discover Queensland, Tour the Top End, Travel Tassie, Visit Victoria, explore the South Coast of New South Wales, cruise along the Pacific Ocean Coastline or peruse Perth and surrounds. For all those who are caravanning or camping with reduced or limited mobility, we also have the following BIG4 Holiday Parks that offer Disabled Bathroom facilities.
Left: BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village, QLD. Middle: BIG4 Casino Resort, NSW. Right: BIG4 Innisfail Mango Tree Tourist Park, QLD.