Have you considered a BIG4 holiday park for your next getaway? This network of roughly 180 holiday parks located all over Australia has evolved over the years to offer variable and modern facilities in some truly amazing locations. You can stay in anything from a glamping tent or retro caravan to a stylish cabin or waterfront villa. The parks have facilities like swimming pools, fire pits, mini-golf, outdoor cinemas, woodfired pizza ovens and onsite dining. More than 70 per cent of BIG4 parks are also pet friendly, so forget about leaving your furry friend at a kennel.
During a stay at a BIG4 park in WA you can experience the majesty of whale migration; see swathes of colourful wildflowers; press your toes into white-sand beaches; and taste extraordinary food on a bush tucker tour. Here are just a few examples of BIG4 stays and what you can expect, whether you’re looking for action and adventure, beachside fun, an escape into nature, delicious things to eat and drink, or stimulating cultural times…
BIG4 Ledge Point | Photograph: Supplied/BIG4 Holiday Parks
BIG4 Ledge Point Holiday Park offers awesome opportunities to explore beautiful beaches and take advantage of fruitful spots for ocean fishing at this small coastal town 105km north of Perth. "The groyne” is the place to be if you’re hoping to catch whiting, herring or tailor. Bring back your catch of the day, crack open a beer, and cook up a storm on the barbecue. The park itself allows access to the next door Country Club, where you can play golf, tennis, lawn bowls and dine at the restaurant and bar. You're also just 14 minutes from the sand dunes of Lancelin, where you can go sand boarding down the biggest sand dunes in Western Australia or explore them with a dirt bike or four wheel drive.
BIG4 Middleton Beach | Photograph: Supplied/BIG4 Holiday Parks
Hit the beach
Enjoy a swim or a surf in the crystalline waters of Middleton Beach in Albany, known by the traditional Noongar people as ‘Binalup’ (meaning place of first light.) In the winter months, join a whale watching tour to catch the magical migration of the humpback and southern right whale. Kick back at BIG4 Middleton Beach Holiday Park, where you can relax in the hydro spa, or unwind in the heated pool on site. While down here in the Great Southern Region you can explore the charming Denmark area from your base at BIG4 Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park. The beaches in this region are framed by tree-covered hills and miles of sparkling coastline. Plop down a towel, and enjoy the soft white sand and peaceful surroundings. Back at your accommodation, keep an eye out for resident kangaroos. Wake up at BIG4 Dongara Denison Beach Holiday Park up on the Coral Coast at Port Denison for Sunday pancakes at the park, before heading out to soak up the coastal village charm. Here, four hours north of Perth, you’re in the lobster capital of WA, and the wildflowers are something else – the park can recommend driving tours to view the blooms.
BIG4 Taunton Farm Margaret River | Photograph: BIG4 Holiday Parks
Bask in nature
Wildflowers, indeed, are icons of Western Australia’s unique natural beauty. Between July and October, head to BIG4 Taunton Farm Margaret River to observe a kaleidoscope of colourful wildflower blooms that blanket the landscape. You can rely on staff to give you the best tips and pointers on where to go! Naturally there are wineries and surf beaches to explore as well while staying at this rural holiday park with its friendly animals that you can help to feed. Using BIG4 Geraldton Sunset Beach as your base, head out to discover the unusual and highly Instagrammable Hutt Lagoon (Pink Lake). Enjoy the peace of the beach-front park location in the Mid West, or shoot some pool to unwind after a day of exploring. BIG4 Emu Beach Holiday Park in Albany offers an adventure for the wild at heart with proximity to West Cape Howe National Park. You’ll need a 4WD to get off the beaten track, but it's worth it for breathtaking views over King George Sound. Get into a game of mini golf with your mates at BIG4 to end the day.
BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks – Busselton | Photograph: Supplied/BIG4 Holiday Parks
Eat and drink
Settle into BIG4 Perth Midland Tourist Park and eat your way around the WA capital. A choice recommendation includes Wildflower, a restaurant that invokes the Indigenous Noongar philosophy of six seasons. The menu incorporates both foraged and locally sourced ingredients for a unique taste of the region. Swing by BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park in Carnarvon during the Gascoyne Food Festival, Australia’s largest regional gastronomic food experience. Each July to September, this festival spanning the Gascoyne region of the northwest showcases the best meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables along with lipsmacking gastronomic events. At the caravan park, take what you’ve learned and put your green thumbs to work on the park’s communal garden. BIG4 Breeze Holiday Parks – Busselton is the ideal base to take bush tucker and wine tours of the Margaret River region. You’ll taste unique flavours that include crocodile and emu, along with native fruit chutneys and wild food dishes. If you’ve got a dog on the road with you, the park has a DIY Dog Wash to keep your furry companion fresh.
BIG4 Acclaim Prospector, Kalgoorlie | Photograph: Supplied/BIG4 Holiday Parks
Find arts and culture
Base yourself at BIG4 Acclaim Prospector Holiday Park and explore the gold rush history around Kalgoorlie. Take a step back in time at the Museum of the Goldfields, which showcases the history along with WA’s largest display of gold bars and nuggets. Head out to the super pit, a gargantuan gold mine on the edge of the city and one of the largest in Australia. At the park, relax in a cosy cabin and curl up with a book from the lending library.