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December 2011
Celebrate summer with BIG4

As summer approaches, it signals the end of a year and the start of new beginnings. It is also the time spent relaxing and reminiscing on the year that was over an Aussie BBQ or playing cricket on the beach with friends and family.


With plenty of space and over 180 spectacular park locations to choose from, BIG4 Holiday Parks pretty much have these summer holidays covered.


You can spend your holidays knowing you stay at the best, with BIG4 proud to announce a clean sweep of the State Tourism Awards. In a fantastic achievement, 7 of our Holiday Parks were judged the best in their state and territory. These award winning parks recognised for their commitment to excellence and friendly service were:


BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort (QLD)
BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park (SA)
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park (TAS)
BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park (NT)
BIG4 Beacon Resort (VIC)
BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort (NSW)
BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park (WA)


And each year, our own BIG4 Supreme Award for Excellence is awarded to a Holiday Park for their excellence in personal service, facilities, accommodation and tourism promotion. In 2011, it was awarded to BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park.


With our trophy cabinets over flowing, you can be sure to have a first class and care free festive season with BIG4. To continue the festive spirit, we packed this newsletter with competitions and prize giveaways to allow our Club Members a chance for some last minute stocking fillers!



In this edition:

> New BIG4 kids on the block
> BIG4 goes mobile
> Vote for BIG4 in the Kidspot Best Of Awards
> Win a $7000 Holiday Package with CIL and BIG4
> Special Offers
> Featured destination
> BIG4 Member Benefits
> Competitions
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Special Offers
Motor Museum and Adventure Package

BIG4 Shepparton East Holiday Park (Victoria)

Stay 4 nights and get 5th night FREE

BIG4 Kingaroy Holiday Park (Queensland)

We love caravanners FREE night offer

Loxton Riverfront Caravan Park (South Australia)

  BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park >

Summer special 3 day package

  BIG4 Katherine Holiday Park >

Stay 4 pay 3 on powered sites

  Cooktown Holiday Park >

Solar eclipse 2012 special

  BIG4 Valley Vineyard Tourist Park >

5 night Carnivale Package

  BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces >

Apollo Bay Music Festival Package

Members only offers

Stay on Tuesday for FREE


Local discount vouchers


Stay 4 pay 3 mid week special


Seniors getaway


See crocodiles in the wild offer

  Member card  

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


View all offers in:

VIC | NSW | QLD | SA | WA | NT | TAS  


In the news

New BIG4 kids on the block

With great pleasure, BIG4 would like to introduce two new Holiday Parks to our family.


Where the ocean meets the vine, BIG4 Port Willunga Holiday Park places you beautifully to explore the stunning beaches of Maslin and Port Willunga. Not to mention, the famous McLaren Vale wineries, the Aldinga Aquatic Reserve and spectacular Fleurieu Peninsula. It is also the ideal stopover on the way to Kangaroo Island. That’s if you can tear yourself away from the park's creature comforts, swimming pool, tennis court and giant chessboard.


Promising blue waters and golden memories, the BIG4 Mackay Marine Tourist Park is only 2kms from beautiful Mackay Marina Village where you can dine alfresco and savour breathtaking views. Just 4kms away, is the historic palm-fringed city centre with the famous Bluewater Lagoon overlooking the picturesque Pioneer River. Even closer to your well appointed villa (with Austar), cabin or large site, there’s a generous sized saltwater pool and shaded area with BBQ by the jumping pillow.


We extend a warm welcome to the new BIG4 Holiday Parks.


BIG4 goes mobile

BIG4 has gone mobile! We recently announced our new mobile site which allows you to easily access and book a BIG4 Holiday Park by simply typing BIG4.com.au into most mobile smart phone devices.


A great feature of the site is the “near me now” function. This uses your current position to display the nearest BIG4 Holiday Parks so you can locate, select and book with us whilst on the road.


It is just as simple to share information via email and Facebook – making the site a great tool when planning your next holiday with friends and family.


So be sure to visit BIG4.com.au from your iPhone, Android or smart phone internet browser to see what all the fuss is about.


Vote for BIG4 in the Kidspot Best Of Awards

Following our State Tourism Award successes, we would love your vote of confidence! Vote for BIG4 and our parks in the Kidspot ‘Best Of’ Awards.


Not only do you have the chance to support BIG4 Holiday Parks but you could also win a $20,000 family holiday. Kidspot is one of Australia’s most prominent parent friendly websites and the awards honour products that families can’t live without.


BIG4 Holiday Parks is nominated in the Best Family Holiday Destination category so please vote for us to show that our parks are located where you want to be.


For your chance to win by supporting BIG4 Holiday Parks, vote at the Kidspot website.


Win a $7000 Holiday Package with CIL and BIG4

BIG4 Holiday Parks have partnered with Australia’s leading speciality caravan and RV insurer – CIL Insurance – to give you the chance to win a huge $7,000 adventure package. From camping gear to groceries, you’ll have everything needed for your next holiday.


Call CIL Insurance – 1800 112 481 – for a quote on your caravan or RV insurance for an entry into the main draw. You’ll receive another entry should you continue to purchase the policy! It’s that easy.


Featured Destination

Meet our State Tourism Award winners

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

We thought it would be fitting to celebrate the award winning Parks by showcasing their spectacular regions. From rugged outback adventures to bright city lights, our winning Parks are able to give you a holiday of champions.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort was the recipient of the Queensland Tourism Award and has one of the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations right on the doorstep. Rise to the challenge of a tandem skydive over the stunning Whitsunday Passage or take a leisurely stroll down to town and check the cosmopolitan shops, bars and restaurants just a few sandy footsteps from the beach.

If a beachside park is a sure thing than you can always count on the South Australian winner, BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park. From here the biggest decision is a day trip to McLaren Vale wineries or a tram ride into Adelaide. After a day exploring you can relax by one of the heated swimming pools, fire up the BBQ or treat yourself to a meal in the park's fully licensed cafe.

The closest holiday park you can get to the incredible Bay of Fires is the Tasmanian State award winner, BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park. The top class choice of affordable holiday cabins and leafy sites makes everything more accessible. The popular resort town of St Helens on the sandy shores of Georges Bay is just a short drive away with Binalong Bay a top spot for fishing, swimming and surfing.

Being the most awarded holiday park in the Northern Territory guarantees you 4.5 star luxury treatment at BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park. Large ensuite sites, deluxe villas, a tropical pool and go-karts are only the start. For true local flavour, explore the Alice Springs Desert Park or Olive Pink Botanic Gardens. It's all colour and life here.

The shining light of the Bellarine Peninsula, BIG4 Beacon Resort was awarded the Victorian Tourism Award for the third consecutive year. To honour the outstanding achievement, the resort was also inducted into the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame. The Resort is only 500 metres to amazing beaches, complete with a waterfront promenade. After a scenic bike ride, visit the new marina. Here you can catch the ferry over to Sorrento or arrange to swim with the dolphins and feed the stingrays.

For a great, fun family holiday, all roads point to the New South Wales Tourism Award winner, BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort. Surrounded by four World Heritage National Parks, the Resort covers 11 hectares and comes with 5 stars. Just a five minute stroll to the estuary and beach, you can swim, fish, surf or canoe to your heart's content. The Gold Coast theme parks are all just an hour away.

On the opposite side of the country, the Western Australian Tourism Award accolade was given to BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park. Just 3km from historic Albany, the ultimate holiday experience is on world-class beach frontage. Ideally placed to explore the Great Southern Region, scenic walks and pristine beaches are just the beginning.

Welcome to Australia by BIG4.

BIG4 Member Benefits

Save $30 on a 4 day rental with AVIS

BIG4 have partnered with our friends at AVIS Australia to save BIG4 Club Members $30 on a 4-day car rental.


Rent a Group B (eg. Hyundai Getz) or above with AVIS for 4 or more consecutive days and save $30 off the time and kilometre charges. Bookings must be for hire in Australia and conditions apply.


Visit avis.com.au or call them on 136 333. Be sure to quote the coupon number MPPA063 as well as Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number P223200 at the time of reservation to redeem the special deal.


Valid on rental commenced prior to 31 March 2012.


Check out the other BIG4 Member Benefits at BIG4.com.au. With over 600 benefits to choose from, there is something for everyone.

Here's a small taste of the other benefits you can come to expect

Tassiriki Ranch Beach Horse Riding, Ballina (NSW)
Complimentary 30 minute lesson before beach trail ride


Lorne Country Club and Golf Course (VIC)
Free club and buggy hire with your green fees


Murdering Point Winery (QLD)
Receive a free Murdering Point Winery Port Glass with every purchase of wine or port


Café Neptune, Adelaide (SA)
20% discount on breakfast, sandwiches and main meals


Tamar River Cruises, Launceston (TAS)
15% discount on adult fares


Alice Springs Desert Park (NT)
Receive one complimentary ticket with payment of a ticket of equal or greater value


Exmouth Fuel Supplies (WA)
Receive 3 cents off a litre on all fuels

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Gift Vouchers

Win an ARB 47L Fridge Freezer

Courtesy of our friends at ARB, we have a sensational 47L Fridge Freezer that is perfect for your summer getaway. The ARB Fridge Freezer offers the convenience of having cold food and drinks no matter where your BIG4 adventures take you.

For your chance to win the ARB 47 Litre Fridge Freezer (RRP $1199) tell us in 25 words or less the time when you needed an ARB Fridge Freezer as a travelling companion. Was there a holiday when all you had was warm soft drinks or melted chocolates?

We have, and would love to hear similar stories from you. Submit your entry, including your BIG4 Membership number and the most entertaining story will win!

Competition closes Monday 19 December, 2011.  




Win a Freedom Grill BBQ

We're in the festive mood and thought why not celebrate Christmas with another give away. Especially when the great Aussie BBQ just got better with the new Freedom Grill FG-50. The unique barbequing experience is the only ride-outside grill in the world and lets you enjoy your BBQ anywhere, anytime.

To win the Freedom Grill FG-50 Grilling System (RRP $599) simply send us your best BBQ recipe. Whether it be salted corn on the cob or spicy bush hamburgers, we want to hear from you. Submit your recipe here, along with your BIG4 Membership number and the most original recipe will win!

Competition closes Monday 19 December, 2011.



The September BIG News winners list

We had an overwhelming response to the September BIG4 News competition, asking readers to describe BIG4 in three simple words.


While the judging was extremely tough, we are pleased to announce the 20 winners: Mike Smith, Jenny & Nev Anger, Paige Higham, Ian and Diana Crabb, John Stocker, Mark and Carolyn Huckel, Vicki Lee, Marg Englebretsen, Barry Ritter, The Ellway Family, Greg Britt, Peter and Rolanda Moore, Don Batty, Victoria Rogers, Kerry Wode, Nancy Husband, Marilyn Mancini, Carmel Kane, Steven Atchison and Janette Hinchey.


Congratulations to all, and we hope you enjoy The Logo Board Game!