5 great reasons to visit Hervey Bay

With thanks to guest blogger Scott Podmore

Roll your finger up and down a map of Australia’s east coast above Brisbane and star attractions include the Sunshine Coast, the Whitsundays, Bundaberg and Cairns. It’s all about sunshine, beach and some amazing aquatic activities for anyone on a road trip.

Even beautiful Fraser Island trumps its mainland brothers for luring visitors, while Hervey Bay, right opposite the heritage-listed sand island, often slips under the radar.

Aerial of Hervey Bay, Queensland

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Experience Australia by BIG4

Are you looking for a holiday with more fun? With that extra freedom; where kids can be kids and you can just kick back, relax and enjoy things your way?

Well you can rest easy knowing we have the ultimate in holiday park facilities that are sure to make your next holiday that extra bit relaxing, as well as a whole lot more fun for the entire family. With resort style pools and water parks, mini-golf courses, giant jumping pillows and adventure playgrounds – each of our Parks offer a unique experience that is sure to keep guests of all ages entertained. Read More

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A new family paradise on the Gold Coast

Nestled on 32 landscaped acres, BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park offers wide open spaces and grassy areas perfect for a game of backyard cricket or simply spreading out and soaking up the Gold Coast sun. The perfect base for exploring the Gold Coast and its stunning hinterland, the park is ideally situated for every holiday adventure. Kids will love that the theme parks are just a short walk away from the park, while the Harbour Town shopping district is close by for those looking for a little retail therapy. For the outdoor adventurer, the beach is just a ten minute walk from the park and Mt Tamborine is a short 20 minute drive away, where walks along palm-fringed creeks and stunning waterfall views await.

The park is home to an impressive range of facilities including a resort style pool with a 1.5 story waterslide and poolside cabanas, spa, giant inflatable screen for outdoor movies, BMX track, tennis court, pedal cars and much more.

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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. Read More

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BIG4 Holiday Parks takes out Gold, Silver & Bronze at Australian Tourism Awards

On Friday 15 February, three BIG4 Holiday Parks were recognised as the best in the business at the 2012 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Hobart.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Queensland’s Airlie Beach, was awarded the title of Australia’s Top Caravan and Tourist Park at Fridays night’s presentation.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

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Brian & Joy share their story of 54 years on the road!

We were recently contacted by long term BIG4 Club Card members Brian and Joy H. Avid travellers who are soon to retire from towing their van to enjoying cabin accommodation, we were delighted to be able to share a few recollections from their travels across the years!

Brian wrote:   “We will be re-joining BIG4 again for the next two years; we have been given good service by you for the last twenty two years and we will continue on until we can no longer travel together by car.”

Brian and Joy have been BIG4 Club Card Members since 1990, where they joined at BIG4 Capricorn Palms Holiday Village – Yeppoon. We were curious to find out more about their last 54 years travelling, but could never have imagined the interesting account we would have received! We thank Brian and Joy for sharing a few insights of their travels.

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What is the most embarrassing thing your “little monster” has done whilst on holidays?

To celebrate the re-release of Disney.Pixar’s “Monster,Inc.” in 3D, we recently held a competition giving away 50 family passes to see this movie return on the big screen. Entrants were asked this:
“What is the most embarrassing thing your “little monster” has done whilst on holidays or out in public?”

The competition has now closed, and needless to say; we have received some cracker entries. Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry. The 50 winners have now been chosen and your family pass is on its way.

In the meantime, we would like to share just a few of our personal favourites. We hope they bring a smile to your face:
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Explore your own backyard with BIG4


Planning for summer holidays is a national past time. Is it going to be sun, surf and beach, outback adventure, wine and food, city stay, cultural discovery or a great Australian road trip?

Luckily we’ve got all bases covered and you can see the whole of Australia with us. All you have to do is decide where to go. Here are some of our top picks to inspire your travel plans.

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WIN $25,000 in the Great Cash Giveaway

CIL Insurance is celebrating its 50th Anniversary as Australia’s leading specialist Caravan and RV insurer – offering the broadest caravan, RV and contents cover. To celebrate 50 years of experience, CIL are giving you the chance to WIN a massive $25,000 in the Great Cash Giveaway! Read More

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Tips from the road: How to keep the kids entertained

Is there anything better than packing up and heading off with the caravan in tow for a well earned break?

The open road, barbeques, kids running around with new best friends every day, it’s all pretty idyllic. However, the journey can sometimes be more arduous than idyllic, especially with kids in the backseat squabbling for hours on end. So, how do we keep them entertained and avoid the question we all dread to hear;  “are we there yet?

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