BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Airlie Beach has taken out Bronze in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category at the prestigious Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, held in Perth on Friday night. This success comes after winning the same award at the Queensland Tourism Awards and Whitsunday Tourism Awards for the past three years and subsequently entering the highly respected Hall of Fame on a state and local level.
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 awards ceremony on Friday night, was ecstatic at the resort’s win. “The family and all of our staff are incredibly proud of this winning this award. The Australian Tourism Awards are the pinnacle of awards in our industry and we are so proud to not only have won bronze, but to have shared a part in celebrating the very best that Australia has to offer. We extend our congratulations to all the other finalists and winners who made it this far, especially our other Whitsunday colleagues.”
“It is such an honour and a reward for the whole team in what has been a huge year. After picking ourselves up after Cyclone Debbie and the subsequent challenges, we have come leaps and bounds in terms of business development and occupancy,” said Mr McKinnon.
Not only have eight new cabins been recently constructed, but the resort’s purpose-built waterslide park opened in September, with a choice of 13 different twisting and turning water slides on one of Australia’s largest resort waterslide parks, taking the resort to a whole new level of enjoyment for families visiting the Whitsundays. Not stopping there, the McKinnon family has more exciting developments for the future.
“Our next project is to add 27 more cabins and another 64 powered sites to our existing inventory and there are plans to add some exciting new facilities which will lead the way in terms of holiday park activities, so watch this space,” 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.