Parading along the Pacific – Dogs Welcome Travelling Itinerary (1176km)

If you and your pooch are looking to travel along the pristine Pacific Coast then follow this BIG4 Holiday Parks travel itinerary which will take you from the Sunshine Coast in Queensland all the way to Lake Macquarie in New South Wales.

Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park. Photo courtesy of Grahame McConnell.

Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park. Image: Grahame McConnell.

Heading south from the Sunshine Coast along the Pacific Ocean coastline to the Central Coast, this scenic drive takes you through some of the most striking landscapes in Queensland and NSW. An almost continuous line of surf beaches, national parks and a hinterland of rolling green hills and friendly villages make this a great drive. There are plenty of attractions, adventures and fun for the whole family. The North Coast has some of the best, and most well-known, beaches in Australia such as Alexandra Headland, Burleigh Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, the Mid North Coast with Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie and Port Stephens. Continue reading

Travel the Top End – Dogs Welcome Travelling Itinerary (834km)

Were you wanting to travel around the Top End with your furry friend? Then take a look at this BIG4 Holiday Parks travel itinerary and start planning your holiday today. From scenic flights, crocodile cruises and fishing charters to camel rides, overnight walks and waterhole swims, you’re spoilt for choice in the Northern Territory.

Darwin Sunset, Northern Territory

Darwin Sunset, Northern Territory

Travel from laidback Darwin through the amazing wilderness of Kakadu National Park. Along the way tap into Aboriginal art and culture, swim in the cool, clear waterholes of Litchfield National Park, spot cranky crocs on the banks of Katherine Gorge and camp beneath a blanket of stars. There’s something for everyone on this ultimate Top End adventure – a land of natural beauty, mysticism and wonder. Continue reading

Sensational South Coast – Dogs Welcome Travelling Itinerary (199km)

Were you wanting to travel along the South Coast of New South Wales with your canine friend? Then take a look at this BIG4 Holiday Parks travel itinerary and start planning your holiday today. If you’re feeling like a breath of fresh air or a short break to recharge your batteries, the beautiful South Coast of NSW beckons with some spectacular scenery and adventure experiences.

Tomakin & Tomago Rivers, Eurobodalla South Coast. Image: John Hicks.

Tomakin & Tomago Rivers, Eurobodalla South Coast. Image: John Hicks.

Crystal-clear bays and lakes, uncrowded beaches and beautiful rivers are perfect year-round for fishing, diving, canoeing and boating while the pristine bushland is enjoyed by bush walkers, bird-lovers and cycling enthusiasts. The region offers a magnificent diversity of coastal, forest, mountain and rural country. Its natural, unspoiled environment provides the atmosphere for a peaceful, relaxing or adventurous visit in contact with Australia’s unique flora and fauna. The variety of natural experiences and the mildness of our climate identifies the South Coast as an all-season destination. Continue reading

BIG4 welcomes a new park in Ballina Headlands

BIG4 Holiday Parks are very excited to welcome a new park to the group. BIG4 Ballina Headlands Holiday Park has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia.

BIG4 Ballina Headlands Holiday Park is situated between Ballina and Lennox Head on the spectacular coastal road that the area is famous for and is just 20 minutes drive away from Byron Bay, where activities such as land-based whale watching are on offer.

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How to beat the Winter Blues

Are you or a loved one feeling the effects of winter? Take a holiday at home if you’re not travelling this winter. A change is as good as a holiday – bring some colour into your life with fresh flowers delivered.

In winter, we won’t find much colour around us.  Brown, grey and white are the colours of winter dullness. Why not brighten up the dull cold period with beautiful bright fresh flowers? Reinvigoratea dull, depressing, dreary environmentby adding the colour of flowers. Just a touch of colour can really add life to a home or office. Flowers warm the hearts and homes of those who receive them.


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BIG4 welcomes a new park in Bendigo

BIG4 has welcomed a new addition to its 180-strong network of parks. BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park has joined the BIG4 family, giving travellers another superior accommodation option when choosing to holiday across Australia.

The park is situated on the Calder Highway, just 14 kilometres from historic Bendigo and in the heart of the Marong wine region. The family owned and operated park boasts access to an impressive range of facilities including a swimming pool, kids’ jumping pillow and large chess set, BBQs and a camp kitchen.

PicMonkey CollageIn March 2013 the park was bought by new owners, Deb and Brett Peters, who were looking for a change of scenery and the opportunity to be part of a business that would give them more quality family time.

Originally from Torquay, the couple both come from a corporate background but after the birth of their twins, they wanted to swap the office for an exciting new business venture. It was during a family holiday at a BIG4 Holiday Park that the couple decided that they wanted to run their own and after researching the region, they chose the Bendigo Marong Holiday Park to start their new life.

Since taking over the park, Deb and Brett have re-landscaped the grounds, installed a kids’ jumping pillow and life size chess board and have opened three new cabins. The couple are keen to maintain the family feel of the park and promote the various activities that holiday goers can enjoy when they visit.

The park offers an impressive range of accommodation options including superior cabins, executive cabins, deluxe cabins and budget cabins and all cabins have ensuites and kitchen facilities. Camping and caravan sites are also available with off peak rates starting at just $30 per night.

PicMonkey Collage2Welcoming BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park to the group, BIG4 Holiday Parks General Manager – Business Development & Value Creation, Sarah McCully, says the park is a great addition to the network, providing holidaymakers in Victoria with another exceptional accommodation option.

“BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park underpins what the BIG4 brand promise is all about: excellence in customer service, park presentation, superior facilities, cleanliness and safety, and ultimately, delivering a unique holiday experience in diverse Australian locations. We look forward to working with Deb and Brett to further build on the success of their business,” said Sarah.

BIG4 Bendigo Marong Holiday Park is located at 1449 Calder Highway, Marong.

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BIG4’s tips for entertaining kids during rainy weather

A summer holiday spent camping, basking in the sun and playing beach cricket is one of the best ways to bond as a family. But what happens if the big trip comes around and the weather goes grey? Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean the camping trip is ruined. Here are some handy tips from BIG4 Holiday Parks to help parents keep the kids entertained during wet weather getaways.

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Enjoy Australia’s best drop with BIG4

With more than 60 wine regions scattered across the country, Australia not only has a reputation for producing award-winning wines but is also one of the few countries that can create every major type of wine. With so many amazing wineries on our doorstep, there has never been a better time to get lost among the vineyards.

From scenic Tasmania to the deserts of Western Australia, there are wine growing regions in almost every part of Australia and with over 180 parks across Australia, BIG4 has you covered for accommodation.

Tamar Valley, Tasmania.

Tamar Valley, Tasmania.

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