BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach has taken out the gold award for the fourth year in a row in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category at the prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards, held on the Gold Coast on Friday night. This success comes after winning gold in the same category, as well as the People’s Choice Award, at recent the Whitsunday Tourism Awards.
The popular Whitsunday Resort has been owned and operated by the McKinnon family for the past 25 years, which has seen a phenomenal transformation over the years to the 4.5 star, multi award winning property that it is today.
Owner Greg McKinnon, who attended the Queensland Tourism Awards ceremony on Friday night, was ecstatic at the resort’s win. “The family and all of our staff are very proud to win this award. We have had a huge year in terms of growth and development. In addition to new styles of cabins now being on offer, the real game changer has been the opening of our huge 13 slide waterslide park, which is one of the largest resort waterslide parks in Australia. It’s been a real hit with our guests.”
To celebrate the win, the McKinnon family are sending seven staff members to Byron Bay to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation, yoga, meditation and hiking. “Our staff are an extended part of our family and are a key part to all of our operations. It is really important to us, and always has been, that every one of them feels appreciated and acknowledged,” said Mr McKinnon.
“We must although thank our loyal guests and extend our congratulations to all the other finalists and winners, especially our other Whitsunday colleagues. It was great to see such a strong representation from the Whitsundays on a state level at the Queensland Tourism Awards,” said Mr McKinnon.
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has become synonymous with offering the very best Australian holiday experience. Loved by return guests for their consistently friendly service, concerted customer focus and commitment to continual improvement and innovation, the resort is the first choice for a Queensland holiday.
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, the Whitsunday Islands and a vast array of trips, water activities and truly memorable Australian holiday adventures.