Holidaymakers now have a haven right on the doorstep of the Gold Coast’s most popular theme parks with the recent addition of BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park to the 180 park strong BIG4 network.
Nestled on 32 landscaped acres, the park offers wide open spaces and grassy areas perfect for a game of backyard cricket or simply spreading out and soaking up the Gold Coast sun. The perfect base for exploring the Gold Coast and its stunning hinterland, BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is ideally situated for every holiday adventure.
Kids will love that the theme parks are just a short walk away from the park, while the Harbour Town shopping district is close by for those looking for a little retail therapy. For the outdoor adventurer, the beach is just a ten minute walk from the park and Mt Tamborine is a short 20 minute drive away, where walks along palm-fringed creeks and stunning waterfall views await.
Park owner Theo Whitmont, who has owned three BIG4 Holiday Parks in the past, purchased the park three years ago and has invested significantly in upgrading the existing facilities and adding new accommodation including 11 five star villas.
Accommodation options at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park range from spacious ensuite and powered riverfront sites, to luxury villas and cosy cabins. The park also offers a valet parking service for all guests including a golf buggy ride to your cabin or site, and staff can even park your caravan or motorhome so all you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy your holiday.
The park is home to an impressive range of facilities including a resort style pool with a 1.5 storey waterslide and poolside cabanas, spa, giant inflatable screen for outdoor movies, BMX track, tennis court, pedal cars and much more.
“We strive to create a unique holiday destination in a competitive local market. The extensive facilities, wide open spaces and impeccable service are what set us apart from other Gold Coast accommodation providers,” says Theo.
“We’re the only holiday park on the Gold Coast where you can bring your dog, walk to the theme parks, camp by the riverside and see native wildlife including koalas and kangaroos right outside your tent or cabin. We have created a really unique offering and we believe that’s why people often extend their bookings and keep coming back.”
Throughout school holidays, the park offers activities to keep the kids entertained and give Mum and Dad some downtime to enjoy a meal at the park’s onsite restaurant and cafe.
Kids’ activities include interactive wildlife talks, cooking classes, craft making and face painting. There’s even the chance to feed the park’s own chickens and collect their eggs which are turned into a wholesome breakfast at the cafe. Guests staying on a Sunday will be treated to a free pancake breakfast, while kids enjoy free ice blocks on summer afternoons.
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Enjoy a round of golf while helping local wildlife – with the opening of a mini golf course at BIG4 Peppermint Park, in Busselton. All proceeds from the $1 playing fee are donated to the Busselton Possum Centre, to protect the ring tailed possum, with more than $500 raised so far.
The course was built by Park Manager, Quentin Schofield, with the help of staff and the dedicated support of park director Craig Robbins. At a cost of approximately $6,000 to build, Quentin says it was worth every cent.
“The course has been extremely popular since its opening in December. It’s great for kids and parents absolutely love it, even the grandparents enjoy a swing. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon with family and it’s only $1 per round,” says Quentin.
“We try to add a new activity to the park each year to enhance our guests’ overall holiday experience, and it’s been great to add a conservation element this year so that we can help to protect our local environment,” says Quentin.
In addition to supporting the Possum Centre, the park hosts educational talks about local conservation efforts, bringing a baby possum to the park for kids to see and learn about. The park also offers night tours in the hope of spotting a wild possum in the trees, something that the kids really enjoy.
“We are so glad to see BIG4 Peppermint Park raising awareness for the plight of the Western Ringtail possum and excited to have their support. The funds raised by BIG4 Peppermint Park will be used for the conservation of possums so that they will continue to thrive in Busselton,” says Possum Centre representative, Uta Wicke.
Winner of the 2012 WA Tourism Award for best Caravan and Tourist Park in the state, BIG4 Peppermint Park is situated on 20 acres of lush natural bush land. Nestled among peppermint trees and just a short walk from the stunning ,blue waters of Geographe Bay, the park is the perfect spot to explore Busselton and all it has to offer including the world’s longest timber jetty and the artificial reef that can be viewed at the Underwater Observatory.
The park boasts a range of family friendly activities, including a half-size basketball court, jumping pillow and two swimming pools. During the school holidays the park hosts supervised kids activities including weekly pony rides, movie nights and face painting while parents can enjoy regular wine tastings.
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