Take a walk on the wild side

Bush walking is a much loved Australian activity.  It is an adventure sport that promotes self-reliance, friendship and refreshingly uninhibited good times away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The benefits of bush walking are endless! Not only is it free, it is also one of the best forms of exercise you can do, all whilst connecting with nature and exploring the world you live in.

Bushwalking

Bush walking is a much loved Australian activity! Connect with nature and explore the world that you live in

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Make a splash this summer

Keep this kids cool this summer with the interactive new water parks that are appearing at many of our BIG4 Holiday Parks. Rather than just your average pool, with a kiddies section, which are often stressful for parents of little kids in terms of safety, the water parks are perfect.

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Top 4 things to see and do in Mount Gambier, SA

Known as the city of craters, lakes, caves and sinkholes, Mount Gambier is located in South Australia, between Adelaide and Melbourne, making it the perfect stopover if you’re travelling from Kangaroo Island, the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians.

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Splash time arrives at Adelaide Shores

Summer has arrived early at BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park with a new splash zone opening on Thursday October 3rd, 2013. The Splash Zone which was named by mother-of-four Sarah Baeker in a Facebook competition, is the first water play area within a South Australian caravan park.

The Splash Zone features three areas to cater to all different age groups from toddlers to teenagers with spinning, self-starting water guns, spray lanes and a giant water bucket which tips water onto children every few minutes. Read More

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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.

Melbourne

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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Trouble Waking Up? Camping could be the answer

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Do you have trouble waking up in the morning? We may have the answer!

A new study has found that camping out for a few days and nights can re-set the biological clocks of people who have trouble sleeping and getting up in time for work.

According to researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, given the chance, our bodies naturally adjust to the light-dark cycle of the rising and setting of the sun. Read More

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Great news for Campers

Love camping? Keep doing it!

According to research, campers are happier, have closer family relationships, are healthier and less stressed. Camping also improves social interaction, facilitates children’s learning and creates memories, traditions and special places that stay with participants for life.  These are findings of a Liverpool John Moores University study who surveyed both adults and children and both non campers and campers (campers include anyone who regularly camps in a tent or caravan).

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Research from the Liverpool John Moores University say campers are happier, healthier and less stressed.

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WIN BIG with BIG4 Winners announced!

We are very pleased to formally acknowledge the winners of the 2013 ‘WIN BIG with BIG4 Promotion’, with thanks to our competition partners: Jayco, Apollo Motorhome Holidays and Coleman Australia.

Winner of the Jayco Swan Camper Trailer
M Edwards (VIC)

Winners of the Apollo Motorhome Hire & BIG4 Accommodation Packages
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5 Great Reasons to visit Bundaberg

With thanks to Guest Blogger Scott Podmore.

The sun continues to shine in Bundaberg, despite the damage caused by floods earlier this year, and road trippers need to remember now is as good a time as any to visit.

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Join the migration

Whether you’re a National Geographic enthusiast or new to nature, the whale watching season is here and Australia has a plethora of viewing spots ready for you. So pack up the car, head for that well-earned road trip, take in some of Australia’s coastal highlights and witness one of the greatest ocean migrations in the world.

Visit your local viewing hot spot or coastline and enhance your knowledge of these beautiful mammals.

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