Friday night saw the state’s tourism operators enjoy the industry’s night of nights at the 37th annual 2022 Queensland Tourism Awards on the Gold Coast, where BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort was awarded top honours with a gold win in the ‘Caravan and Holiday Parks ‘category.
The gala event showcased Queensland’s world-class tourism offerings with 150 nominations in 31 award categories, with the win progressing the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort team, as one of Queensland’s best, to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in March 2023.
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has been owned by the McKinnon family for 29 years, with three generations of family, and the resort’s managers, attending the 2022 Queensland Tourism Awards evening.
“We are unbelievably proud to have won gold at this level after an ever-changing few years. While there has been ups and downs, we have rolled with it as effectively as possible, with the ultimate aim, as it has always been, to always offer our guests that very special holiday where they can disengage with the everyday and really connect with family and friends. The Whitsundays is a very special place and we are just grateful that holidaymakers the world over choose Queensland, and our resort, as their precious holiday destination,” said owner Greg McKinnon.
“Winning this award reflects the offerings of our quality tourism product, our ongoing development and our exceptional standards of customer service. We are very aware of always exceeding our guest’s expectations so it is really wonderful for our family, managers and our incredible team to receive this award. We could not have ever achieved this without the support of our guests, many who return time and time again, so we thank them sincerely,” continued Greg.
“A huge congratulations to all the other winners and entrants, and to the Queensland Tourism Industry Council for putting on a wonderful night for the industry. Everyone should be so proud of how far we have all come in such challenging times and coming together like this just showcases what a fantastic industry we have to celebrate.”
After purchasing the run-down caravan park 29 years ago, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has been transformed by the McKinnon family into the ultimate Whitsunday family holiday destination. This year saw a focus on enhancing accessibility for all, with the introduction of vision-impaired accessible cabins to complement the resort’s existing accessible offerings, as well as it’s autism sensory room, a popular and much-loved retreat for guests with children on the autism spectrum.
Greg continued, “We have put everything into the resort over the past 29 years and continue to grow to make it the multi-award winning and nationally recognised destination to escape to with family and friends in the Whitsundays. Our resort is all about connecting with each other by offering an environment where everyone can enjoy the many facilities and activities on offer, relax in quality accommodation and just all come together.”
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers a range of accommodation, from tropical landscaped camp sites through to self-contained studios, one, two and three bedroom cabins, providing options to suit every taste and budget. With over 15 onsite activities including a big, huge, mega waterslide park, lagoon style pool, mini golf, outdoor cinema, Kid’s Club, year-round activities program and much more, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers the ultimate holiday escape. For more information visit www.adventurewhitsunday.com.au