Australian Traveller readers give the Frog Park the thumbs up!

Readers of Australian Traveller magazine have given BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort the ‘thumbs up’ as the best campsite in Australia. Known affectionately as the “Frog Park’, this tropical oasis is located in Airlie Beach and is a well-known award-winning resort and almost a destination unto itself.

Winner AustTrav Travellers Choice 2013

More than 1100 Australian Traveller magazine readers nominated their all-time favourite travel destinations and experiences throughout the country in a survey comprising twenty categories conducted by the magazine over the past few months. The bi-monthly magazine is the most authoritative, accessible and informative source for Australians committed to travelling and conducts the Reader’s Choice Awards on an annual basis.

Announced at a travel industry lunch in Sydney on Wednesday 4 December, owner Greg McKinnon said, “we are thrilled to win this award for a second year in a row and thank all the readers for taking the time to complete the survey. One of the things we love about our business is that we have such a loyal following of guests who come back to visit us year after year. We are constantly working hard to improve our resort and our activities and it is extremely rewarding to be recognised by the readers of Australian Traveller.”

The McKinnon’s believe the secret to their multi-award winning business includes providing superior customer service, maintaining a focus on the guest, paying attention to the little things and empowering their staff. The McKinnon family will be celebrating 21 years in the business in March 2014 and have won over 30 awards in this time. The family remains totally committed and involved in the day to day management of the business.

Set amongst 10 hectares of landscaped gardens, Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers guests the ultimate relaxed Australian family holiday. The resort includes Airlie Beach’s largest lagoon-style swimming pool, water slides, a full-size tennis court, an impressive 18-hole mini-golf course, outdoor movies, organised social events, modern amenities, free BBQs, camp kitchen, games and recreation room and wireless internet. Kids are kept busy outside with games and activities and making new friends while parents enjoy the friendly social atmosphere. Offering the only mainland resort Kid’s Club and a full-time Activities Co-ordinator, there’s a year-round Activity Program and special holiday workshops to ensure there is plenty to do for every age and visitor.


BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has capacity for over 700 guests and offers easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, a vast array of tours, fishing, boating and water based activities. For more information and bookings go to

The Whitsundays is located half way between Brisbane and Cairns and include Airlie Beach and 74 islands right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The region enjoys a sub-tropical climate and is accessible by air, road, rail or sea. For more information go to

The full list of award winners and runners up is published in the summer edition of Australian Traveller magazine. They can also be found at


For further information, images or to arrange an interview with BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday contact:

Corrie Gardner at Telltale Communications on 0422617442 or [email protected]