BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has been awarded top honours in two categories at the annual Whitsunday Tourism Awards, held on Saturday night under the big top at the 2022 Whitsunday Sailing Club. Winning gold in the ‘Caravan and Holiday Parks’ category, the resort also won the consumer-voted ‘People’s Choice Award for Accommodation’ at the gala industry awards.
The resort has been proudly owned by the McKinnon family for 29 years and was represented on the evening by 20 of the resort’s now 75-member strong team, who enjoyed a night out celebrating the Whitsunday tourism industry’s night of nights.
“We are so very proud and grateful to have won both of these awards at the 2022 Whitsunday Tourism Awards. Both the Caravan and Holiday Parks award and the People’s Choice award reflect the offerings of our quality tourism product, our ongoing development and our customer service, which is a testament to our forever growing team who are incredibly deserving of this award. They are a huge part of making the magic happen. And of course, our guests. They may have stayed once, twice or several times a year as is the case, but no matter what, we truly thank them for choosing us to enjoy their precious family holiday,” said resort owner and operator, Greg McKinnon.
“We would also like to extend a huge thank you to Tourism Whitsundays for hosting another brilliant event and for all of their incredibly hard work in promoting and celebrating this beautiful part of the world we are lucky enough to live in. It’s also so important for us to recognise our local community, industry partners, agents and suppliers who have supported us throughout. The resilience the region has shown throughout the last couple of years is unwavering and it certainly is time for everyone to shine again,” continued Greg.
“Last but not least, a massive congratulations to all of the other 2022 Whitsunday Tourism Awards winners and entrants. What a wonderful night to share with our industry friends. It’s been far too long and it was definitely worthy of huge celebration, which was most certainly had by all it seems.”
Over the years, the McKinnon family have been passionate about continually reinvesting into the business in order to offer the ultimate Whitsunday mainland holiday resort.
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.”
This year has seen further development of the resort, with a particular focus on accessibility needs. To complement the resort’s existing accessible cabins, facilities and Sensory Room, vision-impaired cabins were recently added to the inventory to more broadly cater to guest’s specific needs and provide them with an unforgettable Whitsunday holiday.