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Big, HUGE, MEGA Waterslide Park for the Whitsundays

 

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is thrilled to announce they are building one of Australia’s largest resort waterslide parks, with a choice of 13 different twisting and turning water slides to take kids on a whole new adventure.

Designed for young families, there will be a fabulous choice of slides with different speeds, heights and lengths. The massive overall area of the waterslide park will be equivalent to an Olympic swimming pool and features mini slides including a frog and an octopus, tipping bucket, water features for toddlers and a 300mm deep splash pool.

Owner Greg McKinnon says, “my kids and I have been visiting water parks for years and I wanted to design a children’s paradise for the Whitsundays. We’ve had great fun putting all the elements together. The slides come off two-metre-high elevated platforms, which are linked by bridges, and range in length from 17 metres to 23.2 metres. We have themed the colours of the waterslide park around the beautiful corals of the Great Barrier Reef.”

With a perfect sub-tropical climate, families will be able to keep their cool and enjoy the entertainment all year round. The height and speed of the slides are designed for maximum enjoyment for young children. Parents will have peace of mind that their children are happily playing in a safe environment with their holiday buddies. The beauty of this new waterslide park facility is that all in-house guests will automatically receive complimentary admission.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is set amidst 26 acres of tropical gardens and already has a 32 metre lagoon style pool with two water slides and fountains along with a host of other facilities including two giant jumping pillows, 18-hole mini golf, outdoor cinema, tennis court, pedal carts and an Animal Park. It is a favourite destination even for local families who can’t go past all there is on offer.

Construction of the waterslide park has now begun with the stone pitched boundary wall underway, with the entire project expected to be completed by April. The design and construction has been undertaken by a Townsville company, TQ Aquatics, who also built the existing lagoon style resort pool at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort crowned best in Queensland

queensland tourism awardsBIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach has received the highest state award in the “Caravan and Holiday Parks” category at the Queensland Tourism Awards in Brisbane on Friday 11 November.

Privately owned by the McKinnon family, the park has grown and evolved over the past 23 years and is now recognised as a premium Whitsunday holiday resort. Continual reinvestment in the product has seen the development of luxury, designer-decorated condos, the multi-purpose Palm House function venue, the groovy Airlie Beach Kombis service, the establishment of an Animal Park and exciting plans for a massive water park in 2017.

Mr Greg McKinnon for the McKinnon family said, “the tourism industry in the Whitsundays has been bouncing back in the past couple of years and the past year has been better than ever. Due to increased occupancy we will be adding more new cabins and campsites and a 13-slide waterpark will be installed in the first quarter of 2017. The exciting element for us is that we continue to add new aspects to our business and we cater for a much broader range of visitors including wedding parties, school and business groups and multi-generation family holiday-makers.”

“The Queensland Tourism Awards celebrate the very best Queensland has to offer and we are proud to be a part of this industry and delivering a fantastic Australian tourism product. We extend our congratulations to all the other nominees, finalists and winners who put in the hard yards every day”, said Greg McKinnon.

The many elements which combine to make up this award winning resort include consistent quality service, a concerted customer focus, continual innovation and a commitment to delivering a traditional Australian family holiday experience.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers a relaxed, family friendly environment with an extensive range of quality facilities and services, gorgeous cabins and happy, helpful staff. Set amongst 10 hectares of beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, the resort caters for a variety of budgets with a wide range of accommodation options from camping and caravanning sites to luxury, three-bedroom condos. The resort is located in Airlie Beach and has easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, 74 Whitsunday islands and a vast array of trips, water activities and truly memorable Australian holiday adventures.

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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort wins Gold again!

At a gala beachside ceremony on Saturday night, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort was again recognised as an industry leader winning the Whitsunday Tourism Awards category “Caravan and Holiday Parks”.

Proudly owned by the McKinnon family for 23 years, the family have worked consistently over this time to create a nationally recognised holiday resort in Airlie Beach with extensive facilities, a choice of quality accommodation and a friendly environment for holiday makers set amongst 10 hectares of beautiful tropical gardens.

Owner Greg McKinnon said, “we are as excited to receive this award as we were the first time we won at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards! We’ve now received over 30 awards showing our commitment to our guests, our staff, our resort and creating a tourism product that provides wonderful holiday memories for thousands of visitors to the Whitsundays every year.”

Mr McKinnon added, “we would like to acknowledge every local business who took the time to enter the tourism awards as it is a process that helps us all to improve and benchmark excellence in the industry. The awards conduct a thorough assessment of our business and help all operators to undertake an annual audit and assess their strengths and weaknesses. Congratulations to all finalists and winners for your outstanding contribution to the Whitsunday and Queensland tourism industry.”

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort continue to add new products and facilities with some exciting developments planned for the coming year, including a huge 13 slide waterpark. The aim is to be innovative and continually improve facilities and services while maintaining a focus on offering a home-grown holiday that reflects the easy and enjoyable Australian lifestyle. BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers the ideal Australian family holiday in one of the most beautiful locations in the nation.

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2017 Wedding Special

Dreaming of saying ‘I Do’ in the Whitsundays? The Palm House at BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach may have the answer to your dream of saying “I Do” in the Whitsundays with a very special mid-week Whitsunday weddings package in 2017.

Book your wedding reception at The Palm House mid-week from Sunday to Thursday, along with 10 cabins for your wedding guests and you will receive 50% off the cost of the reception venue hire and free ceremony venue hire for a total saving of $775, plus 15% off your accommodation. The Palm House, Palm Pavilion and Palm Gardens are located within the grounds of the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort and cater for Whitsunday weddings from 10 to 200 guests. You can organise components of your special day yourself or in-house event co-ordinators can assist with pre and post wedding celebrations and the wedding ceremony and reception. The Palm House is fully air-conditioned and additional packages include catering, decorations, photography and entertainment.

If your wedding is about celebrating with family and friends, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers you the complete location to bring everyone together ‘under one roof’ for a memorable event. One of the most popular resorts in the Whitsundays, it is set amongst beautiful tropical gardens and offers a relaxing oasis for friends, families and children to enjoy a host of in-house activities and exciting Whitsunday tours.

With a wide choice of self-catering accommodation from camping sites to studios, cabins and luxury three bedroom condos there is something lovely to suit every taste and budget. The resort has masses of facilities including a lagoon style swimming pool and water slides, a very popular Kid’s Club, an Animal Park, jumping pillows, mini-golf, tennis and a whole lot more. Day tours can be organised to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and island resorts while adventure activities include jet skiing, sky-diving, fishing and fast jet-boating. The event co-ordinators are friendly and professional and can help to organise family gatherings, group tours or just ensure all the details of your special day are well organised so your dream becomes reality.

Airlie Beach is one of the most popular destinations in Australia for a wedding and an ideal central Queensland location for many people to reach. There is easy road access from Townsville to Rockhampton and further west and two commercial airports, Whitsunday Coast and Hamilton Island, which have daily flights from most capital cities. In fact, it is the perfect meeting point for an affordable wedding in tropical paradise. For more information go to http://thepalmhouse.com.au/weddings/wedding-special/

• 2017 mid-week special Whitsunday weddings package is subject to availability and the following conditions:
o Maximum numbers apply
o Theming, furniture, entertainment, food and beverage additional costs
o Must be holding reception at The Palm House mid-week Sunday to Thursday inclusive
o 10 or more cabins must be booked for a minimum of 3 nights Sunday to Thursday inclusive
o If cabin numbers have not been reached one month prior to wedding date the full venue hire cost will be added to the booking
o Not valid during school holidays or long weekends
o Special valid for 2017, not valid during the months of August, September and October
o Blackout dates apply.

Owner Naomi McKinnon with awards host at the Australian Tourism Awards 2015

Adventure Whitsunday Wins Bronze at Australian Tourism Awards 2015

Winner Bronze Australian Tourism Awards 2015Adventure Whitsunday has once again taken home another trophy from the Australian Tourism Awards for the year 2015.

Held in Melbourne, the winners from every state tourism awards gathered to find out who would be award Gold, Silver or Bronze awards at the Australian Tourism Awards in early February.

Every single state winner in the Tourist and Holiday Parks category was a BIG4 park! What a great group we are a part of.

Adventure Whitsunday took home the bronze award. NSW’s Deniliquin park took home Gold, and Victoria’s Beacons park was awarded the Silver.

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