Meet the finalists for for Australia’s ‘Best Camping or Holiday Park’ at this year’s Golden Backpack Awards.

Big 4 Gold Coast

From humble beginnings in 1979, Big 4 has grown to more than 170 parks all across Australia. In particular, BIG4 cabin, caravan and camping accommodation is available in three locations along the Gold Coast, allowing guests the perfect opportunity to get the ultimate Queensland experience. Each holiday park offers something different, from the family friendly park close to all the great theme parks, to luxury spa villas at Tweed Heads. Each park also has a range of budget accommodation such as camping sites and caravan sites, for those looking after the pennies.


Cairns Holiday Park

If you’re looking for cheap holiday accommodation in Cairns that offers a fantastic range of great-value accommodation options, then Cairns Holiday Park is a good place to head to. It’s situated less than 3km from the City’s Business District, making it the closest holiday park to all of the action. Whether you’re on a budget and in need of unpowered campsites, or looking to splash the cash with a modern en suite studio, the park has a range of options to suit all pockets.


Country Style Caravan Park

Located in the heart of the Granite Belt Wine Country on the banks of the Severn River, the Country Style Caravan Park offers a selection of accommodation choices. The 12-acre site boats space for riverside camping all year round, as well as powered spots for caravans. Six fully self-contained en suite cabins also sit around the park, four of which have wood heaters and the other two featuring oil column heating. Welcoming well-behaved pets, the park is an ideal spot for long walks, and is close by to the 17km of walking tracks in the picturesque Girraween National Park. Bald Rock National Park, Sundown National Park and Storm King Dam are all within easy reach.


Pisces Big 4

On a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and just a short drive from Apollo Bay township, BIG4 Apollo Bay Pisces Holiday Park offers guests a warm welcome, stunning views and modern amenities. It provides visitors with the optimum location to explore Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, Otway National Park, tree top walks, waterfalls, a light house, the Twelve Apostles and whale nurseries. The site itself is a paradise for bird watchers and provides a range of accommodation options, such as modern designer cabins with water views, and more basic caravan and camping sites. All the guests also have access to park facilities including a large camp kitchen, games room and solar heated pool.