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Make the most of comfortable climates with BIG4. Spring is full of blossoming flowers and heaps of life, and BIG4 has exciting holiday choices for those keen to get away on an adventure this spring.

BIG4 have partnered with Apollo Motorhomes, who will reward BIG4 travellers with great discounts off motorhome rental (read on for more details). In keeping with fresh starts in spring, if you’ve never explored Australia’s longest river, then why not visit the famous Murray River region with BIG4 Holiday Parks inspiring you along the way.


In this edition:

> Lured by crystal clear waters
> Check out the latest improvements at BIG4 Harrington
> Adelaide Shores searches for a champion
> Special Offers
> Featured destination
> BIG4 Member Benefits
> Competitions
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Special Offers
Queenscliff Legendary Blues Train Package


Stay 4, Pay 3

Selected BIG4 Parks

Camp and Care with BIG4

Selected BIG4 Parks

  BIG4 Forest Glen Resort >

Grey Nomads - Weekly Rates

  BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Holiday Park >

Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4

  BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park >

50% off your first nights stay

  BIG4 Broulee Beach Holiday Park >

Site Saver - 21 Night Stay and save 30%

  BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park >

Sleep-in Weekend Special

  Peppermint Park Eco Village >

Thrifty Tuesday Special

Members only offers

Stay 6 nights - Get the 7th night Free


Swan Hill - Spa Sensation


The White Wedding Dress Package


BIG4 Whiters Winery Getaway


Celebrate Spring


Chalet - Stay for 6, Pay for 4


Alice Springs - Stay 7 nights pay for 6

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In the news

Lured by crystal clear waters

Set on a tranquil inlet between Conjola National Park and Narrawallee Creek Nature Reserve, Conjola Lakeside Van Park is perfectly postioned to make the most of the natural environment.  You can experience the peacefulness of the salt water lake, try surfing at the renowned Green Island or explore the abundance of wildlife residing in the national park. The Granite Falls and rainforest walk is sure to warm up the heart, while you can also follow the Milton Ulladulla foodies trail of fine dining – breakfast, lunch and dinner with high tea on Sundays.

Just 40 minutes from Nowra in NSW, Conjola Lakeside Van Park offers a wide range of accommodation from luxury cabins to caravan and camping sites. The park even boasts a 9-hole golf course and a boat ramp to get you going.


Check out the latest improvements at BIG4 Harrington

Located on the scenic Manic Valley, New South Wales, BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park has made some great improvements to its facilities and given visitors even more reason to relax and unwind.


You’ll find a revamp of all the creature comforts such as underfloor heating in the shower areas, a slick new camp kitchen and a guest lounge for comfort.


BIG4 Harrington Holiday Park also continue to develop their family-friendly offering and have added a new swimming pool with water play area, a new kids shed for activities such as handball and drafts.

There have been a bunch of fantastic changes made and you can check them out here. As well as the new features, you also have the classic Diamond Beach close by and quick access to the region’s activities and attractions.


Adelaide Shores searches for a champion

Adelaide Shores is calling for people to recount their memories of time spent there.

“We know tens of thousands of Australians have made a connection with Adelaide Shores over the years and we’d love to hear their stories,” said Adelaide Shores CEO Kate Williams.

“For some people, it will be their annual visit to BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park to catch up with family or friends.”

Past visitors over the age of 18 are encouraged to submit a written entry of up to 100 words and a photo or video via the website at champions.adelaideshores.com.au and people will be able to vote for their favourite story online. Monthly winners will be announced during the competition. Entries close 30 September 2011.

Featured Destination

Wind down the mighty Murray

Spring is a great time for travelling and the Murray River region has so much to offer. You don’t have to be a water sports enthusiast to enjoy the river. While there are plenty of options for water-skiing, paddling and boating, you can also cast a line and try your luck at fishing or relax with a glass of wine from the local wineries matched with delicious local produce. Be sure to include a historic paddle steamer ride along the Murray.

Why not take your time and dawdle up stream starting with...


Peaceful, quiet and tranquil are appropriate descriptions of Blanchetown Riverside Holiday Park, set in a large lawn area right next to the first lock built on the mighty River Murray in 1922, and also within four minutes walking distance of the oldest hotel built on the Murray. Park near the exclusive sandy beach right on the edge of the River Murray where you can swim, fish, canoe along tranquil waters and watch the passing pelican parade and experience the peace and quiet which is the essence of the Blanchetown Riverside Holiday Park.


Renmark takes its name from the Aboriginal word meaning “red mud”. The town was founded in 1887 following a joint agreement between the state government and Canadian engineers George and Ben Chaffey. The brothers were instrumental in helping to establish the system of irrigation still in use on the Murray today. Renmark is Australia’s oldest irrigation settlement. Three kilometres outside Renmark is the McCormick Centre which includes an interpretive model that shows the enormity and importance of the Murray-Darling Basin.  There’s also an abundance of local produce to taste and you can even find the largest rose garden in Australia.

BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park


Loxton, situated on the southern bank of the Murray River boasts unique attractions, a nationally recognised golf course, wine tasting, numerous festivals and events, beautifully maintained gardens, and a variety of nature-based activities such as swimming, boating, canoeing, fishing and bushwalking. A short drive away you can wander Banrock Station’s winery and boardwalks where you can discover the Murray’s backwaters and sample the wines that ‘help save our earth’.


Loxton Riverfront Holiday Park


Mildura will overwhelm your senses. Its expanse of exciting landscapes is a multi layered tapestry of colours, textures, tastes and experiences. From meandering rivers and lush farmland to vast tracts of red desert cratered with shimmering salt lakes, Mildura is a place of such diversity it’s difficult to believe you can have it all in one holiday. Indulge in some of the region’s well known restaurants  and soak up the unique pioneering history of tiny Mallee towns surrounded by more than a half a dozen national parks linked together in spring by a carpet of wildflowers.

BIG4 Mildura CrossRoads Holiday Park

BIG4 Mildura Deakin Holiday Park
Golden River Holiday Park


Swan Hill       
With two fantastic BIG4 Parks in Swan Hill, there are holiday options for everyone. Located about five kilometres from each other, the two parks offer unique experiences for all visitors to the region.

Swan Hill is at the heart of the Murray and offers the opportunity to take a trip back in time and experience the daily life and labours of the riverland settlers at the unique Pioneer Settlement Museum trip. You can take a famous paddle steamer trip and explore the most unspoilt natural section of the rivers 2756 kilometre journey or be challenged by some of the most picturesque golf courses in Australia. You can also try your luck in one of the many native fish rivers in Australia within an hour of Swan Hill.

BIG4 Swan Hill
BIG4 Riverside Swan Hill


Echuca-Moama, the paddle steamer capital of Australia is an ideal holiday destination. Only 2 hours north of Melbourne, uncover the early history of the region at the Port of Echuca. Experience the Murray River, the centrepiece of the towns. Travel in a paddle steamer, go fishing, swimming, canoeing or waterskiing. You can also use Echuca-Moama as your base to explore nearby towns, magnificent red gum forests, wetlands and fauna parks.

A Shady River Holiday Park


The twin towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, separated by the Murray River, boast a large and beautiful man-made lake that attracts holiday makers from all over the world. With a pleasant climate year round, Yarrawonga-Mulwala is the perfect place to play a round on the largest public access golf course in Australia. As well as this, why not enjoy a cruise, or even take water skiing lessons on Lake Mulwala. Families can even head to the amusement park, where there are rides and games to keep everyone entertained. For enjoyment at a slower pace, visit the serene surroundings of the forest or take a walk around Chinamans Island.

Lakeside Holiday Park


Albury and Wodonga sit either side of where the nation’s busiest highway crosses our greatest river. As a meeting point of contrasts and cultures its significance stretches all the way back to the first Aboriginal inhabitants who gathered here long before the arrival of Europeans. The area offers outstanding parklands, botanical gardens and unique swimming holes.

Boathaven Holiday Park
Borderland Caravan Park


Shepparton is situated within the rich dairying, fruit growing and agricultural region of the Goulburn Valley, with the area responsible for producing around 25% of Victoria’s rural output. Major attractions include SPC Ardmona which have factory sales supermarket open to the public, located five kilometres west of Shepparton and across the Goulburn River in Mooroopna.

BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park
BIG4 Shepparton Parklands

BIG4 Member Benefits

BIG4 have partnered with Apollo Motorhomes to offer every BIG4 Club Member a 10% discount off the Apollo flex rate for motorhome rental at various locations Australia-wide.

There are many types of car, van and motorhome for hire and they are situated at all major cities across Australia.  You can book this deal directly at http://apollocamper.com quoting the promo code: APAUBIG4.  Terms and conditions apply

Check out the latest BIG4 Member Benefits to be added to more than 600 BIG4 Benefits online.

Here’s a small sample to choose from:


Mitsubishi Motors
Receive a $500 BIG4 Gift Voucher for all new Mitsubishi vehicle sales, and a $1,000 BIG4 Gift Voucher for all new Pajero sales.


Ultra Tune Australia
10% off* the local retail price of an "Ultra Manufacturers Handbook Service", "Ultra Minor Service", and "Ultra Major Service"

New South Wales

Dolphin Watch Cruises, Jervis Bay
20% off all Cruises (Under 4yrs Free)


Batehaven Newsagency, Batehaven
10% off all gift lines (excluding sale items)


The Tangled Maze, Springmount, Goldfields
10% discount on admission or glass of wine with main meal.


Queenscliff Bait and Tackle
15% off bait

Member Benefit Title

Storybridge Adventure Climb, Kangaroo Point
10% off all climbs


7 Acres Restaraunt, Forest Glen
10% off lunch and dinners

Western Australia

The Albany Golf Club, Albany
20% off green fees, Monday to Friday

Bel-B Beauty Therapy, Carnarvon
20% off treatments

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Gift Vouchers

Win one of 20 new board games

Holidays are always supplying new experiences for families and friends, and each time travellers are looking for something that little bit different and unique.

We are offering you the chance to win one of 20 'The Logo Board Game' prizes that allows you to kick back and relax with a touch of entertainment on your travels.
To enter, all you need to do is tell us 3 words that best describe BIG4.

Send your answers along with your name and email address to marketing@big4.com.au by 30 September 2011 to be in the running to win a copy of this great new board game!

See BIG4.com.au for full competition terms and conditions.


Our June BIG News winners

Congratulations to the winners of our June BIG News competition who each won a Coleman CPX™ 4.5 LED Tent Light. The winners are: Sarah Blockley, Rosetta Ovrahim, Kacey King, Emma Coombs, Lisa Creazzo Mercurio, Shane Adams, Tracy Chenoweth, Debbie Yeomans, Vicki Bryant and Kate Bova.