Tips for first-time campers

There’s something special about embracing the great outdoors; being in touch with nature and enjoying the simple life. But for some, the thought of camping is a scarier prospect than a visit to the dentist, conjuring up negative, pre-conceived ideas. However, with good advice and preparation, camping is extremely rewarding. Here are our best tips for first-time campers.

How to avoid making a horror caravan purchase

Buying a problem-plagued caravan can be a nightmare. To avoid this experience, we have put together a handy and comprehensive checklist to guide you along the right path. Arm yourself with this knowledge and you’ll be a thrifty van shopper in no time. Read up on these important tips for purchasing a used caravan.

17 reasons why dogs make great travel partners

There are plenty of dog lovers within the BIG4 family, and we love it when we can enjoy pet-friendly holiday adventures. In fact, some among us even cheekily suggest that our dogs make better travel buddies than our partners! So this got us thinking about all the reasons why dogs make such great travel companions.

Helping children make friends when on holidays

There are many benefits to having children interact with other kids when on holidays – both for them and you – and BIG4 parks provide the ideal environment for this to happen. Guest blogger and parent Janelle Boynton reveals the secrets that will help you and your kids get the most out of your BIG4 stay.

Best summer holiday destinations in Australia

Some of the best childhood memories are of summer family holidays - beach cricket, splashing in the surf, card games, and making new friends. Aussies are so lucky to have such great opportunities in our own backyard. However, when planning a summer holiday, there are so many options to choose from it can be a little overwhelming. Jen Adams from Channel 10's Places We Go is here to help with her pick of Australia's best summer holiday destinations.

BIG4 Holiday Parks with safari tents

If you're someone who loves the fun of camping and spending the night in a canvas hideaway, without all the hassle, then you'll love these safari tents. Safari tents are large, permanent, furnished tents that offer camping with a bit more comfort. Most come with a fridge/freezer, microwave, TV, shower, and outdoor setting. Experience the best of both worlds with the latest in ‘glamping’ accommodation. Find a BIG4 Holiday Park with safari tents.

Australia’s must-see botanic gardens

You might easily think that ‘if you’ve seen one botanic garden, you’ve seen them all’. However, if you think all Australian botanic gardens are the same, think again. So many of them have individual or rare attributes that ensure they are essential attractions when on your travels. We’ve handpicked a wonderful selection of Australia’s must-see botanic gardens.

The best places to spot kangaroos in Australia

There’s something about viewing kangaroos in the wild that is truly captivating. These native animals can be spotted at abundant locations throughout Australia, but what happens if your four-year-old – or an international guest – exclaims ‘I want to see a kangaroo’. Do you know where you would take them? Whatever state or territory your travels take you, here are the top spots for kangaroo spotting.