AIRLIE BEACH AND THE BIG4 AIRLIE COVE
Airlie Beach! What an iconic Australian destination. Known for it's tourists and backpackers, beautiful beaches, nightlife and the laid back vibe! It's also the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, this flourishing hub is the ideal base for some adventure! We chose to stay at the BIG4 Airlie Cove and we had such a great time.
6 months ago Cyclone Debbie hit the Whitsunday Coast and devastated the area. In the short time since, the vegetation has grown back surprisingly well and the town is returning to it's beautiful former self. You’ll notice around town some of the parts that were damaged badly and still awaiting repairs. Shute Harbour was probably the worst affected and the damage there gives you an idea of how powerful Debbie must have been. Well done to the Airlie Beach locals, it must have been a massive clean up effort after such a big Cyclone. Scary Stuff!!
So much to do in this hip coastal town. The lagoon is a must, with heaps of shade and grass around and shallow pools for the kids we had a great day lazing by the pool and soaking up the Whitsunday sunshine. We stopped in at the Saturday morning markets that offer a great range of food, coffee, handmade goods, local arts and craft, fresh fruit and vegetables. Afterwards take a stroll down the Main Street of Airlie as there is plenty of shops, pubs and cafes to checkout.
If you want to just relax and unwind for your stay, the BIG4 Airlie Cove is a perfect place to do so. Let the kids run amuck in the huge waterpark or pool with waterslide while you watch from one of the day beds provided. There is a great camp kitchen and bbq area that overlooks the jumping pillow and large playground. The perfect place for drinks and nibbles and to catch up with other travellers while the kids are entertained for hours!
Most of the sites come with concrete slabs which makes parking up a breeze. Plenty of grass and shade with heaps of room for the kids to ride their bikes. Located only 2km from town the buses come and go often and there is a bus stop right out the front of the park. There’s a games and internet room and you can also book tours from reception.
It's a Perfect family holiday for the caravanners and there is heaps of other accommodation available with some cool villa's & cabins on offer.
If your into great coffee and delicious food, head down to the Abel Point marina and check out Bohemian Raw. A ripping little cafe that does some great healthy food and the best coffee we found in Airlie Beach.
Be sure to stop in at Airlie Beach for a week, it’s definitely a spot not to be missed on your travels around OZ!
CHEERS - TRIP IN A VAN
We made it to the Epic East Coast of Tasmania and the Freycinet National Park. What an Amazing location with so much to do and explore. The coastline here is laced with flame red rocks that dip into some of the most stunning blue water you will see anywhere in the world!
Huskisson White Sands Holiday Park is in a sensational location, on a clifftop that overlooks Jervis Bay. Only a 1 minute walk to the beautiful calm waters and white sands. A very well maintained park with ensuite and drive through sites, playground and a gorgeous boardwalk into Huskisson!
PORT MACQUARIE - NSW
One of our favourite destinations on the NSW coastline! It has Incredible views and lookouts, amazing beaches and a sensational year round climate!
The Nobby Beach Holiday Village is a family owned park with a big focus on providing great facilities and amenities to all it's visitors. The grounds and caravan sites are fully landscape and maintained to perfection providing heaps of shade and grass to park up on.
The BIG4 CAPRICORN PALMS HOLIDAY VILLAGE was where we chose to stay for our time in Yeppoon. With it's great location and the amazing facilities, it was an easy choice when researching where we would park up for our time here.
Port Douglas - Can this place get any more beautiful!!! We have pulled up the van at a beautiful caravan park just out of town, the BIG4 Port Douglas Glengarry Holiday Park. With the lush tropical setting and awesome facilities, it's the perfect destination for everyone travelling to Far North Queensland.
A small but busy town that is a hub for travellers heading north and south. Cooktown is a great place to not only stock up for your adventures but it also has a lot to see!
After a few months across the Top End of Australia and a quick trip down the centre to Uluru, we were excited to hit Cairns and see some beautiful coastline again! The weather has been absolutely mint and there is so much to see and do.
We have come across quite the surprise in the town of Alice Springs and the BIG4 MacDonnell Ranges Holiday Park. Before we arrived into Alice, we were not thinking of it as the second largest town in the Territory. We thought it was going to be a quick stopover to refresh and stock up on groceries before we headed down to The Rock.
The relaxed atmosphere and accomodation will be what keeps you coming back to stay whenever you visit Darwin! Spacious grassy sites, a jumping pillow, afternoon tunes by the pool and kids activities was what we loved the most!
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