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March 2012



Autumn is ideal for touring around our great nation and if you join the BIG4 Club you can save money, access member-only deals and receive discounts through our national partners including car and motorhome hire, outdoor suppliers and movie vouchers.


Find a BIG4 Holiday Park in just about any location around Australia and spend the days experiencing the best of Australia and relax in the comfort of our award-winning parks when you need a break. Right now the Top End is lush, green and abundant with wildlife after the wet season, while in the southern states the autumn leaves are turning and providing a spectacular show of colour.


In this edition, we’ll help you find some great BIG4 deals and for travel inspiration discover the secrets of one of Australia’s best drives – Explorers Way which traverses the country from Darwin to Adelaide.


In this edition:

> The best Holiday Park in the country goes to...BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort
> Special Offers
> Featured destination
> BIG4 Member Benefits
> Competitions
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Special Offers
Stay 7 nights for the price of 6

North Coast New South Wales is a family friendly playground, with national parks, nature reserves and perfect beaches. Experience the best of the region by staying at a BIG4 Holiday Park and for a short time you can stay 7 nights for the price of 6. At participating Parks.

Up to 35% off Britz campervans

This autumn, Britz is helping you share the adventure with your family and friends, with up to 35% off all Campervan and 4WD rental rates. And when you and your Britz van stay at a BIG4 Holiday Park you'll receive 10% off powered sites. It's adventure all the way!

Special three day package

For the month of March, stay three nights in an ensuite cabin and up to two children stay free at BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park. The onsite cabin is fully self-contained with air conditioning and all linen. Making it the perfect base to explore Australia's Outback.

  20% off family park pass >

Phillip Island, Victoria

  $10 toddler time Tuesdays >

Airlie Beach, Queensland

  Free night offer >

Murray River, South Australia

  Fourth night free >

Busselton, Western Australia

Members only offers

Innisfail, Queensland


Alice Springs, Northern Territory


Pambula Beach, New South Wales

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These are exclusive offers for BIG4 Club Members.
Join the Club to take advantage of these and other great benefits.


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In the news

The best Holiday Park in the country goes to...BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort

The BIG4 brand has again proved to be the best in the country with BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort taking out the top prize as the best holiday park in the country at the National Tourism Awards on Friday.


BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort is renowned for offering top quality service, great deals and affordable family holidays with loads of extras. Located at Hastings Point along the north coast of New South Wales, the Park is just an hour away from the Gold Coast theme parks.


The National Tourism Awards are held annually and recognise outstanding achievement and success throughout the year. The award recognises BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort as the best holiday park experience in Australia in the ‘Caravan and Tourist Park’ category.


BIG4 Holiday Parks CEO Ray Schleibs says the National Tourism Awards provide recognition for those parks who work extremely hard to uphold the standard that sets BIG4 apart from its competitiors.


Six other BIG4 Holiday Parks were represented at the Awards further confirming their popularity as a favourite for holiday makers and the industry as a whole. Special mentions also go to BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park for winning silver and BIG4 Beacon Resort for bronze.



Featured Destination

Discover the secrets of Explorers Way


From the desert landscapes of the south to the tropics of the north, a road trip along the famous Explorers Way will take you through some of Australia’s most stunning and dramatic scenery. This classic outback journey will take you from Adelaide to Darwin, but if you don’t have the time you can experience smaller sections of the drive - all the while staying with BIG4.


Adelaide is renowned for its cellar doors and festivals, the city of churches is a stylish, vibrant and innovative city surrounded by parklands, historic buildings and funky cafes.


Stay with BIG4 at the beachside BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park which is located just a stones throw from famous Glenelg beach. From here you can catch a tram into the city or head across to scenic Kangaroo Island.


Alternatively, the Marion Holiday Park is close to the white beaches of Brighton where you can walk, swim, fish or indulge in a spot of shopping. From here drive to McLaren Vale, the Barossa or Clare Valley and pick up some supplies for your road trip.


Next stop on Explorers Way journey is Port Augusta – the gateway to South Australia’s outback. At the Port Augusta BIG4 Holiday Park you can take a dip in the onsite pool, throw a line at Spencer Gulf or take a cruise to spot dolphins and whales. While in town be sure to check out the Wadlata Outback Centre or Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, home to some of the rarest plants on earth.


Heading north, your next destination is the famous opal town of Coober Pedy. Here most residents live underground, and after fossicking for opals you can relax by the pool at the BIG4 Coober Pedy Oasis Tourist Park which features a desert golf course offering visitors a truly unique experience.


Prepare for a big drive the following day as it is almost 700km (close to eight hours) to Alice Springs. This popular adventure destination is a spirited outback centre flanked by the spectacular MacDonnell Ranges. It is home to a myriad of Aboriginal art galleries, historic sites and the Alice Springs Desert Park. Stay at the BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, which is the most awarded caravan park in the NT and use it as a base to explore the natural wonders of the region.


Heading further north your next stop is Wycliffe Well – a destination for four-wheel drive enthusiasts who want to explore the gem-filled Davenport Ranges and an ideal base to visit the spectacular Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu). Stay at Wycliffe Well Holiday Park and you may just catch a passing UFO as this area is famous for its many extra-terrestrial sightings.


On the next leg of the journey you will travel through Tennant Creek and Mataranka before arriving at Katherine, best known for Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge). You can experience Nitmiluk aboard a boat, hiking or even canoeing. BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park is located in a spectacular setting on 18 hectares of parkland with abundant bird and wildlife and is a destination in itself.  


Just a couple of hours up the road is the Batchelor Resort Caravillage which is located near Litchfield National Park. Best known for its huge magnetic termite mounds, tropical waterfalls, crystal clear swimming holes and native wildlife it is a must-do stop before heading off to your final destination on Explorers Way – Darwin.


Set in a lush tropical setting the BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park is perfectly situated to explore both Darwin and Kakadu National Park. Head east and you can see jumping crocodiles on the Adelaide River, brolgas and jabiru on Yellow Water lagoon, lush wetlands, waterfalls and Aboriginal rock art in Kakadu.


Or just 23km north west from the park is the city of Darwin, a multicultural and modern harbour city with more than 50 nationalities making up its 100,000 population, including the area's traditional landowners, the Larrakia Aboriginal people. The cultural and culinary benefits of such a melting pot are best experienced at Darwin's weekly markets, variety of restaurants and through the annual calendar of festivals and events.

BIG4 Member Benefits

Become a BIG4 member now

Being a BIG4 Club Member means you'll not only save on BIG4 accommodation, but you will also have access to more than 600 holiday benefits at a variety of national and international services and attractions.


Saving 10 per cent, up to $40 per stay on BIG4 Holidays is just the beginning. You will also receive:

  • Exclusive Holiday Offers
  • Savings at Holiday Attractions
  • Benefits from National Partners
  • Free book ahead service

Here's a small taste of the benefits you could come to expect travelling along Explorer’s Way.


Ballooning Downunder (Alice Springs)
10% discount on early morning balloon flight tour in Alice Springs


Cafe Neptune (Adelaide)

20% discount on breakfast, sandwiches and main meals


Flinders Ranges Water Cruises and Tours (Port Augusta)

10% Discount off all tours for BIG4 members with presentation of accommodation receipt




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Gift Vouchers

Win a 10 day adventure along Explorers Way

Having just read all about it, now is your chance to win the ultimate Australian road trip along the Explorers Way.


Worth $5000, two lucky winners will experience the adventure of a lifetime with return flights, 10 nights Britz campervan hire, $500 for fuel and 10 nights accommodation at BIG4 Holiday Parks.

Competition closes Tuesday June 12.




Win a school holiday fun pack

What better way to help entertain the children during the school holidays than winning a DVD prize pack with all of their favourite movies including the Smurfs, Cloudy with a chance of meatballs, Zookeeper and Astro Boy.

All you need to do is tell us in 25 words or less the funniest holiday experience you’ve had with a youngster in your family.


Competition closes Thursday March 15.