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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort brings home gold at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

Soda Communications 3 mins read
Image L - R: Greg McKinnon, Kyleen McKinnon.

Last night was the tourism industry’s night of nights, and a shiny gold one at that for the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort team, scooping up Gold in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, held in tropical Darwin.

With more than 180 of the country’s premier tourism operators from each state coming together and vying for top honours across 26 categories, there was strong competition from high-quality products across all categories, with eight operators from across Australia in the Caravan and Holiday Parks category.

Owner Greg McKinnon, who attended the gala ceremony with his wife, Kyleen, was visibly proud of the national recognition and of his team.

Needless to say, to be awarded the best Caravan and Holiday Park in the country for a second consecutive year on a national level is just absolutely incredible. It’s such a strong category with outstanding competition and we pass on a huge congratulations to all the winners and finalists.

“We’ll be entering again this year and who knows, we might be able to make it three in a row, but in the meantime, we’ll continue to bring the fun and some exciting new developments to our resort this year, which our guests will really love, and which will continue to enhance their overall experience with us,” said Greg.

This is the fourth time at a national level that BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort has taken home the gold award in this same category at the Australian Tourism Awards.  As winners last night, they were in good company with Queensland operators winning a total of 14 accolades across the 26 categories, including five gold, seven silver, and two bronze.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort CEO, Phil Casey, praised the efforts of his team and thanked the many holidaymakers who choose the resort as their holiday of choice.


“We have the most loyal and fun-loving guests who choose to stay with us, many who visit us time and time again with their families.  The commitment shown from our team, both front of house and back of house, to ensure we create wonderful holiday memories for our guests each and every time, is something that can’t be underestimated. This award is a testament to their hard work, and of course it also reflects a big thank you to those who stay and share their holidays with us,” said Phil.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort recently celebrated its 30th birthday and after three decades of ongoing reinvestment and development, Australia’s most loved holiday park continues to lead the way as one of the Whitsundays’ most desirable holiday destinations.

This past year, in addition to new cabin inventory, development included construction of the resort’s brand new ‘Bunk House’ dormitory accommodation for schools, as well as range of accessibility initiatives to complement the resort’s well-utilised Sensory Room, which caters for children on the autism spectrum and their families by offering a special holiday retreat.

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 dorms, studios and through to luxury, three-bedroom condos.  With over 15 onsite activities including a big, huge, mega waterslide park, lagoon style pool, mini golf, outdoor cinema, Kid’s Club, year-round activities program and much more, BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort offers the ultimate holiday escape. 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. For more information visit

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For further information, images or to arrange an interview with BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort contact: Emily Stojcevski on 0409552913 or


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