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Looking for family friendly accommodation in Airlie Beach?
There are a few Airlie Beach camping options, but for families you can’t beat the Big 4 Whitsundays.
The Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort would have to be one of the best caravan parks for families we stayed in on our Aussie road trip.
It’s so good your kids probably won’t want to leave the grounds, which is not good as Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands have so many amazing things to explore, our favourite being Whitehaven Beach.
Although the Big 4 Whitsundays park is located about 6km out of town, it’s an easy drive in, or the public bus stops right outside the door to take you into Airlie Beach.
And all the tours that we joined picked us up from there too which was a bonus, especially since we were car less during our stay here.
This Airlie Beach caravan park is on a huge block of land, which means way more amenities and facilities for the family to enjoy. And they are always doing updates and upgrades based upon feedback from those who stay here.
The Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is currently building a convention centre, which is the first of its kind for a Big 4.
Why is the Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort good for families?
If you ask me, I’d say the Wii dancing event was the highlight.
We arrived home from dinner to make the last fifteen minutes, which thankfully kept getting extended. It was meant to be for the kids, luckily a kid still lives in all of us. I couldn’t stop myself from dancing like no one was watching with my two girls.
They gave me gigantic bear hugs after it was finished, I know they loved that I joined them so much. It was awesome fun. And now a Wii is on my Santa Claus list.
This is just one of the cool activities the Big4 Airlie Beach has happening every day. We were there during school holidays so the schedule was a little fuller.
Airlie Beach Whitsunday Resort Kids Club
Both Kalyra and Savannah attended a Kids Club session for their age groups. They loved getting time to spend with other kids and do art and craft. And of course this gives mummy and daddy some much needed time out!
Go Kart Hire
Did you know Go Karts are a serious workout?
We hired these out a few times. The girls loved the freedom of zipping around the holiday park on their own. They’d often holler for me to come ride with one of them. But, it was hard work!
Big screen movies
Every second evening was a movie on the big screen. The girls were usually pretty exhausted from our day’s activities so didn’t quite make a movie. But your kids will love watching a flick on the big screen under the stars.
Pancake breakfast by the pool
We loved the Thursday morning free pancake breakfast by the pool at the Whitsunday Resort. Come early with your plate as there will be a line up.
Airlie Beach camping doesn’t get much better!
Big 4 Whitsundays Pool and slide
The outdoor pool was huge and had a small waterslide park.
Even heated the water was still a little too cool for me, but kids don’t care. The girls dragged us down there almost every day. There’s a small wading area for the little ones.
No Big 4 is complete without them. And I really liked how at the Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort they had two jumping pillows for different age groups.
Savannah usually gets slammed on these because of the big kids. Now she had the freedom to enjoy jumping on one that was for her age group only. I’ve not seen age restrictions set up like this before. Big thumbs up.
Airlie Beach camping Mini-golf
Another favourite activity of the girls was the mini-golf.
They amazed us with our talents, especially little Savannah who hit a couple of hole-in-ones. They have an organized competition for families on one afternoon. Nothing too serious, just a chance for families to come together and play a round of mini golf.
Accommodation at Big 4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
We stayed in a deluxe studio cabin, which was fabulous, but a little small for what we’d prefer as a family of four for an extended stay. There are bigger cabins available, and of course plenty of powered camping and caravan sites.
And of course we enjoyed an afternoon beer, or two, on the deck.
The resort gives you a few great coupons for the local area, including kids eat free vouchers for the hotel across the road. The second time we ate there it wasn’t so good, the worst veggie lasagne in the history of lasagne. But the first time my risotto was one of the best I’ve ever had.
Don’t forget to use the voucher to enjoy breakfast at Fat Frogs on Cannonvale Beach, owned by the owners of the Big 4.
Breakfast at Fat Frog was delicious, the views were great and there is an awesome kiddies play area, complete with dress up gear. Of course the girls wanted to go there every day.
Location – Big4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is just a 7 minute drive out of town.
Room types – Studio and 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartment style condos plus caravanning and camping sites. Click here to learn more.
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