BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park – the perfect all-round Queensland family holiday

Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park

BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park has an incredible range of features and activities to keep every family member happy, and although this holiday park also happens to be the closest one to the Gold Coast theme parks, the BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is quite simply – a destination in itself.

The park itself is very large, and immaculately kept. Landscaped tropical gardens line paved roads. A large staff keep everything running smoothly. From a year-round family activities schedule, to prompt maintenance and excellent security, this park is beautifully managed.

Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park

Children ride their scooters along the streets whilst parents lounge in camp chairs, chatting. The atmosphere is one of relaxed family fun. BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park is a pet-friendly holiday park, so even the family pet is welcome.

Really, what’s not to love about this kid friendly Queensland holiday resort? We stayed at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park during the Christmas/Summer school holidays and just adored it.

Koalas and Kangaroos live in and around the park!

Koala spotting at Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park

Why go to a zoo when Australian native animals are right outside your door? Here you can actually stay where Koalas and Kangaroos live in the wild.

Koala at Gold Coast BIG4

You only need to go for a stroll amongst the huge trees to spot the gorgeous locals – koalas are dotted around the park, kicking back in their gum trees – we even saw some with babies on their backs!

Kangaroos at Gold Coast BIG4

Kangaroos graze the open grass areas, or live in the surrounding bush land. It’s a beautiful way to observe these wonderful Australian animals in the wild at your leisure, and it’s truly a beautiful holiday experience.

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The perfect Gold Coast holiday base

Mount Tamborine lookout

Mount Tamborine lookout

BIG4 Gold Coast is located at Helensvale, an easy 50 minute drive from Brisbane, or just 40 minutes from the NSW border at Tweed Heads and Coolangatta. (10 hours drive from the Sydney CBD). It’s the perfect base to enjoy everything the Gold Coast has to offer!

The closest holiday park to Gold Coast theme parks

The big Gold Coast theme parks are located nearby to Big4 Gold Coast. Movie World, Wet and Wild, Paradise Country and the Australian Outback Spectacular are all only one minute’s drive away. Dreamworld and Whitewater World are five minute’s drive down the motorway, and Sea World is just under half an hour’s drive away at Surfers Paradise.

Local attractions and Gold Coast day trips

Mount Tamborine lolly shop

Mount Tamborine lolly shop

Other top Queensland attractions and day trips include Mount Tamborine – 30 minutes, Surfers Paradise – 25 minutes, Springbrook National Park – 53 minutes and Australia Zoo – 1 and a half hours, (or 134km).

Gold Coast shopping centres in easy reach

All the major Gold Coast shopping centres are close by too, with the outlet stores of Harbour Town – 15 minutes, Robina Town Centre – 20 minutes,  and the huge Pacific Fair shopping mall – 25 minutes.

The biggest holiday park water park in the Southern Hemisphere!

Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park water park

A new feature at BIG4 Gold Coast in 2020 is an exciting new water park – and it’s HUGE!

Opened in February 2020, the BIG4 Gold Coast water park is the largest holiday park water park in the Southern Hemisphere! Complete with a huge dunking bucket, side-by-side water slides, long and short slides and water play areas to suit all ages, this super-fun water park is a holiday attraction in itself – yet it’s located right in the park for guest use – amazing!

Gold Coast water park

Surrounded by elegant landscaping and numerous, luxurious guest cabanas, this will be the place to hang out and keep cool with the family on the Gold Coast – and with an incredible new attraction like this, why would you stay anywhere else?

An accessible water park means fun for all

The new water park is wheel-chair friendly too, with an accessible ramp both down into the water park cabana area, and up into the water play itself. Ramp-accessible cabins also overlook the water park.

Heated pool and water slide

Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park swimming pool

Another feature of the park is a large resort-style heated pool, which is open from 7:30am in the morning until 9pm at night.

This stunning swimming pool has water falls, coloured lights at night and is surrounded with hot tubs, spas and elegant cabanas with pool-side lounges.

A fun, fast water slide operates day and night too

Pool-side café restaurant

Gold Coast BIG4 Nibbles poolside cafe

Also to be found by the pool is Nibbles, a large cafe restaurant. Here you’ll find delicious meals for all the family.

Chicken Parmigiana at Gold Coast BIG4 caravan park

Offerings such as fish and chips, chicken parmies – even kids’ meals options such as nuggets and chips are available. I loved dining poolside. The food was delicious the kids’ meals got a big thumbs-up from my girls!

Kids Activities and family fun

Arts and crafts at Gold Coast BIG4 caravan park

Kids’ Activity Centre – year-round activities!

You’ll be amazed at the range of events and activities on offer at BIG4 Gold Coast.

Family Activity Centre at the Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park

Kids Activity Center

As a parent who doesn’t necessarily only travel during school holidays, it’s wonderful to know that they offer family-friendly activities and events year-round, and not just during the school holidays.

Free movie nights

Free movie nights

The large Activity Centre is the hub of the family activities and events. Here you’ll find a host of different craft workshops, Nintendo game sessions, family movie nights, reptile park visits, kid’s disco nights and so much more.

Free Nintendo switch games

Games Room

A games arcade room is also available until late, equipped with everything young gamers (okay, and their parents!) could want, including several large video games and games of chance – and of course some fun machines like The Claw!

Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park games room

Games arcade room

Jumping Pillow

The big jumping pillow is a lot of fun, and is fully shaded – so you can still bounce in the summer sun (or the winter sun for that matter – this is Queensland, after all!)

Pedal go-karts

Peddle Carts at Gold Coast BIG4 Holiday Park

Want to go for a spin with a friend – or three – all in the same kart? Hire a pedal go-kart for a super-fun few laps around the park. They’re a lot of fun, and it’s a great family activity to do together.

Bring your bikes, skate boards and scooters too

Kids and adults alike can ride around the paved roads of the park without a care, as the driving speed limit is a safe 10kms per hour. Just make sure everyone is wearing a helmet, and don’t ride after sunset.

BIG4 Gold Coast kids scooters and bikes

BMX Track

As if riding around the huge park’s paved roads weren’t enough, there’s a dedicated BMX dirt track – complete with jumps! And like the petting zoo and pet off-leash area, it’s accessible anytime during the day.

River walking track and kayaking

BIG4 Holiday Park riverside walk

Take a leisurely stroll along the river walk where you can koala and kangaroo-spot. You can kayak the river too!

Accommodation options

Motel, cabins and camp sites galore at BIG 4 Gold Coast

At BIG4 Gold Coast there is a wide range of accommodation options, including an on-site motel, comfortable and modern cabins, plus numerous motorhome, RV, caravan and tent camping sites.

From check in to check out, everything is taken care of for a worry-free family holiday

From a seamless check-in to being accompanied to your cabin, tent or caravan site and settled in – guest services are remarkable. If you are nervous about backing your caravan or RV onto your site, there’s no worries at BIG4 Gold Coast. Staff will not only escort you to your site, but also expertly guide you in – or even park it for you, if you prefer! As we had a new caravan, this was reassuring back up I really appreciated.

Large caravan and camping powered and unpowered sites

Premiere En-suite caravan and camping site

Caravan and tent site sizes are generous, and come with plenty of room for your awning or annex, plus a parking spot for your car. There are both unpowered and powered sites with water, and an in-ground system for your grey water hose.

Caravan ensuite sites and tent camping ensuite sites

Take a look around our Premiere Ensuite Site in our video…

If shared facilites aren’t for you and you would prefer your own private ensuite, there are numerous caravan and tent ensuite sites available. We stayed on a site with a Premiere ensuite, and it was modern, elegant and huge in size!

A range of cabins for big and small families

There are many types of different sized deluxe cabins available to suit your holiday needs. There are even cabins where dogs are allowed to stay with you!

Essential Park Facilities

Amenities block aquarium at BIG4 Gold Coast

Stylish, clean Amenities

The communal amenities at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park aren’t your average caravan park toilets and showers block. The design and facilities are first class, and quite remarkable for a holiday park.

The toilet blocks are stylish

Large & modern Camp Kitchen

Camp kitchen

The camp kitchen is well-fitted out with everything a camper could need to cook up a large family meal, with plenty of dining room. Both the camp kitchen and the amenities block are elegantly styled, and feature large, decorative aquariums.

Guest Laundry

Guest laundry on site

A large guest laundry with modern, coin operated washing machines and dryers is on site.

Dump Point

For those RVs and Caravans with toilets and toilet cassettes, or porta potties there is a dump point available on site.

Dump point

Park Security

It’s clear that park security is held to a very high standard at BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park. Access to the park is restricted via boom gates into and out of the park with 24 hour pin access. Staff in their golf buggies are a constant presence within and around the park – and can also give you a lift to where you need to go if accessibility is a problem.

All guest children are required to wear park wrist bands for the duration of their stay, to ensure that only official guests and their registered visitors are on site.

A pet friendly Gold Coast holiday park

BIG4 Gold Coast dogs are allowed

Dogs are allowed – even in some pooch-friendly cabins!

Don’t worry about having to leave your dog at home either, because at BIG4 Gold Coast dogs are not just allowed, but catered for!

You can have your dogs with you on site, or in selected park cabins.

Gold Coast dog wash at BIG4 Holiday Park

There’s also a dog wash on site, and even a dog-friendly area in the pool-side café!

Dog park off leash area

Off leash dog park at BIG4 Gold Coast

Although you are required to keep your dog on a leash, there’s a huge, fenced off-leash area for your pooch to exercise to their heart’s-content – it even has a fun exercise course!

Dog poo disposal bags and a bin are also provided there for your convenience.

Dog park at Big4 Queensland

On-site Doggy Daycare!

BIG4 Gold Coast offers secured kennels on-site for doggy day care.

At just $20 a day, it’s not only incredibly convenient, but around $10 a day cheaper than most Gold Coast dog minding services.

BIG4 Holiday Park Gold Coast

BIG4 Gold Coast is the perfect family fun holiday park on the Gold Coast. Centrally located, it’s handy to so many Gold Coast attractions, and with everything you need for a fun family holiday already within the Holiday Park itself – why would you stay anywhere else?

Find out more or book your accommodation for BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park at the official website here.

How to get there

Find out more or book your cabin accommodation, caravan or tent site or ensuite site for BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park at Helensvale, Queensland at the official website here.


All information is correct as at May 2020 – please check the above website link for relevant, up to date information and accommodation prices.

Let’s go Mum were hosted guests of BIG4 Gold Coast Holiday Park, however all opinions remain firmly our own.

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