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1 June 2011


To experience all that Australia has to offer, there’s no better way than a touring holiday. Whether you travel a planned route or take advantage of a local tip off and find hidden secrets, you can’t beat the freedom of the great Australian road trip.


In this edition:

> Best Expedition in the World’s
Queensland Road Trip
> Australia’s best Tourist and Caravan Park
> WA’s Great Road Trip North
> Glengarry Country Music Muster – Port Douglas
> Special Offers
> Featured destination
> BIG4 Member Benefits
> Competitions
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Stay 5 nights pay 4


Mid Year Saver


Lazy weekend special


  BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park >

Family Winter Escape

  BIG4 Wangaratta North Cedars
Holiday Park

Mid Week Special

  BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park >

Get more Bang for your Buck

  Emerald Beach Holiday Park >

Hot Deals for cool weather

  BIG4 Atherton Woodlands Tourist Park >

Stay 5 nights & only pay for 4

  Discovery Holiday Parks - Robe >

Stay 7 nights on a powered site
and pay for only 6

  Beachlands Holiday Park >

Double your value

  Middleton Beach Holiday Park >

Winter Madness

  Peppermint Park Eco Village >

Lazy weekend special

  Discovery Holiday Parks - Devonport >

Seasonal Special

  BIG4 Kelso Sands >

Wildlife Escape 2011

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Stay 3 Pay 2 Camping


Powered site - stay 4 nights,
pay for 3


July School Holidays


Winter Specials


Here's to FREE Nights, stay for 3 pay for only 2


Kiama - Mid Year Saver
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In the news

Best Expedition in the World’s
Queensland Road Trip

Best Expedition in the World’s Queensland Road Trip

Ben, Margaret and Duncan Southall at BIG4 Brisbane Gateway Resort 


You’ll find BIG4 Holiday Parks in the best locations throughout Australia which is why BIG4 has been selected as a partner for the Best Expedition in the World’s Queensland Road Trip. Margaret and Duncan Southall – parents of Best Job in the World Island Caretaker Ben – are travelling north through Queensland following their son by road as he takes an epic journey retracing the route taken by Captain James Cook 240 years ago.


Margaret and Duncan have travelled to Australia from the UK to follow their son by road as he paddles, pedals and kayaks the Great Barrier Reef undertaking the Best Expedition in the World.


They have been tasked with documenting their Queensland Road Trip adventures via Ben’s blog and will be staying at BIG4 Holiday Parks along the way.


Follow Margaret and Duncan Southall’s journey and Ben’s historic trip at www.bestexpeditionintheworld.com



Australia’s best Tourist and Caravan Park

Australia’s best Tourist and Caravan Park

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort’s interactive water park Splash


We have some exciting news to share since our last edition of BIG News. We’re absolutely delighted that BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort was named Australia’s best ‘Tourist and Caravan Park’ at the industry’s biggest and most prestigious awards of the year, the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is a truly special holiday destination. You’ll find a friendly oasis set amidst tropical landscaped gardens lush with palms and award winning gardens. Come and find out for yourself why guests love BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort and everyone’s favourite – the interactive water park Splash.


The other BIG4 state finalists were BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park (NT), BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park (SA), BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park (TAS), BIG4 Beacon Resort (VIC) and Exmouth Cape Holiday Park (WA).


WA’s Great Road Trip North

WA’s Great Road Trip North

Take time out at BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park


It's amazing to think that each year humpback whales embark on an incredible 13,000 kilometre round-trip as they migrate from Antarctica to breeding grounds in warmer waters off northern Western Australia between May and December.


With Mediterranean conditions along WA’s Coral Coast, it’s a great time to take your own trip north. The west coast humpback population is estimated at more than 30,000, so the chances of seeing them along the way are pretty good.


Heading out from Perth, you’ll find BIG4 Holiday Parks the perfect rest and recharge points along the way. Choose to stay at Ledge Point Holiday Park, then make your way via the extraordinary ancient rock formations that make up the Pinnacles to Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park , an idyllic beachfront location adjacent to the marina at Port Denison. There’s also Sunset Beach Holiday Park located right on the beachfront at Geraldton, making it ideal for beach fishing.

You’ll be warmly welcomed at BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park at Carnarvon and the town’s one mile jetty is just the spot to sit and watch the sunset. The rugged coastline north of Carnarvon features outstanding coastal cliffs at Cape Cuvier, plus great fishing, swimming and snorkelling all year round. The region is one of WA’s precious food bowls, so stock up on local produce before visiting the Kennedy Range.


On your way to Exmouth, take time to discover spectacular gorges, canyons, wildlife and wildflowers. When you reach Exmouth Cape Holiday Park , you’ll find it is the ideal base to explore the rugged beauty of Cape Range National Park. And if you feel the need to compare the size of the majestic humpbacks you’ve spotted along the way, complete your adventure in the underwater paradise of Ningaloo Reef where you’ll find an amazing range of sea creatures great and small, including the mighty whale shark in season.


Glengarry Country Music Muster – Port Douglas

Our very own BIG4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park is hosting far north Queensland’s country music event of the season on Saturday 2 July. Get your dancing shoes on and get on down to the Glengarry Country Music Muster in Port Douglas featuring Adam Harvey, The Sunny Cowgirls, Adam Kilpatrick, Nikki Jensen and The Blowflyz.


Featured Destination

New Park, New Holiday Destination

BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park


One of coastal New South Wales’ hidden treasures, Bonny Hills, is truly a natural paradise. Situated just 20 minutes south of Port Macquarie, visitors to this area will experience the tranquillity of the coastal woodland and the calming sea breeze.


Right in the heart of this natural beauty is BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park, one of the newest additions to BIG4 Holiday Parks. The park itself is a serene paradise, where you can relax on the verandah enjoying a cool drink amongst the backdrop of birdlife and natural surrounds.


Just a short stroll from BIG4 Bonny Hills is majestic Rainbow Beach, patrolled in season and stretching three kilometres north to Lake Cathie – the perfect spot for fishing, quiet walks and family activities.


Bonny Hills is also a fantastic base to discover the beautiful Camden Haven and Port Macquarie areas offering wineries and restaurants, picnic areas, animal sanctuaries, shopping, boating and fun parks for thrill seekers.


The elevated views from this seaside village, four hours north of Sydney, are renowned as some of the most spectacular in the region. Bonny Hills was once a fishing hotspot for many of the enthusiasts from the nearby hinterland and whilst the old wood fishing shacks are long gone, the secluded coastal beaches, lookouts, lakes and rivers, waterfalls and woodland still remain.



BIG4's newest park, BIG4 Bonny Hills Holiday Park is offering 50% off your first nights stay when you book over the phone quoting BONNY1 before the 30th September.


So get in quick and call 1800 045 520.

Guests that stay during this promotional period and complete a short in park survey will also receive a complimentary bottle of wine. Conditions Apply.


  • Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer
  • Offer available on all sites and in all cabins
  • Must book over the phone quoting the promotional code: BONNY1
  • Offer valid until 30 September 2011
  • Guests must be 18 or over to receive complimentary bottle of wine
BIG4 Member Benefits

Mitsubishi Motors is giving every BIG4 Member $500 to spend at any BIG4 Holiday Park when they buy a new Mitsubishi. Buy a Pajero and Mitsubishi will make it $1000.

All you need to do to claim your BIG4 Gift Voucher is provide proof of your BIG4 Membership to your Mitsubishi dealer when you purchase your new Mitsubishi. Terms and conditions apply. Visit http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com.au/big4 for details.



Fellow Best Expedition Queensland Road Trip partner Apollo Motorhome Holidays is offering BIG4 Club Members 10% off the Apollo Flex Rate.


Check out the latest BIG4 Member Benefits to be added to more than 500 BIG4 Member Benefits online.


Here’s a small sample to choose from.


Apollo Motorhome Holidays

10% off Apollo Flex Rate


RV Systems

5% off retail prices for all PressurePro products plus free postage within Australia

New South Wales

Ballina Byron Mini Bus Hire

10% disc with any group booking


Earth Bistro, Kyogle

10% discount with any food purchase


Zebra Bar, Ocean Grove

10% discount off meals


Citrine Essentials, Queenscliff

5% discount


Moreton Island Adventures

leave your caravan or trailer in our high security depot for free when you travel to Moreton Island

P7 Offroad

10% off all courses, gift vouchers and sales. 20% off private 4WD courses.

Western Australia

Exmouth 4x4 Service & Repairs

10% discount on labour only up to the value of $50

Ord Valley Tour

5% off all tours

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Gift Vouchers
WIN one of 10 Coleman Tent Lights

WIN one of 10 Coleman Tent Lights

A touring holiday is a wonderful way to explore and travellers can take the time to find some truly interesting and unique people and places. We love hearing about Margaret and Duncan Southall’s Queensland Road Trip adventures, and we’d like to hear about yours too.


Tell us about your favourite BIG road trip on the BIG4 Holiday Parks Facebook page to be in the running to win one of ten Coleman CPX™ 4.5 LED Tent Lights.


To enter, all you need to do is tell us about your favourite BIG road trip on BIG4’s Facebook Page. One photo of your favourite BIG road trip per person is permitted. See BIG4.com.au for competition terms and conditions.



Our March BIG NEWS winners

Thanks to everyone for sharing your favourite magazine on the BIG4 Holiday Parks Facebook page. Congratulations to the five winners - Heather Ruth Marsh, Alan Davis, Vicki Bryant, Sandra Clark and Gillian Harridge. We look forward to welcoming you at a BIG4 Holiday Park soon.