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“Poor control of children” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
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Kellyville, Australia
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52 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Poor control of children”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2013

The site we were on was great in size fitted a motorhome no worries.
However that's all that was good. THERE is NO control over children on scooters and push bikes at anytime night or day by parents or management. Some one is going to get seriously hurt. There is no duty of care. Even in the pool area late into the night.
Sure they have entertainment for the children, but at what price safety.
The ablution blocks are among the dirtiest we have encountered in our 17 months on the road.
It has been the most expensive park we have stayed at, at $59:00 per night.
We definitely will not be back, and I shall spread the word. Maybe then management will get the message when sufficient tourists stay away.
There are plenty of nice caravan/tourist parks to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

I had no idea caravan parks could be this good!

We stayed here for 4 days in our caravan on a powered site and were just so impressed. Our site, as with all others, was spacious and beautifully landscaped, with bushes and trees providing privacy from the adjoining sites. Amenities were sparkling and the shower recesses the largest I've seen in a park - even a hair dryer was provided. Small barbecues dot the whole park and there is a much larger camp kitchen with tables for larger gatherings.

We travelled without children, and while this park must be heaven for those with children given all the adventure facilities, it was good for us too with children's facilities all focussed on one end of the park.

The park is a little way out of town, but then virtually every other caravan park in the Airlie Beach area is as well. This was only a disadvantage when we took a transfer into Shute Harbour for a boat trip - we were first on the bus provided and the trip to Shute Harbour seemed incredibly long after another 39 tourists were picked up at their accommodation. If I did this again, I'd drive closer in, park, and ask the bus to pick us up from this closer spot.

I now judge every other caravan park by the standard this one sets - but none of them has come close!

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Geelong, Australia
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48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We stayed on a powered grass site for 2 nights and loved it! This park has thought of everything. Amenities clean, gardens well maintained and lots for kids to do. During school hols they run activities galore even massages for parents by the pool! Pool amazing and clean. We had gorgeous ducks walk through the park late afternoon. We were also given vouchers for local eateries which we used over the road at gateway and had the best meal with 1 free kid meal. We will be back

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MDTravellers2013
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Townsville, Australia
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had a wonderful time the kids always had things to do , the pool was great and they loved the waterslides. The Peddle bikes were a hit the girls loved cruising around the park in these.
We also were able to relax will they were playing at the large park and jumpy castle.
We camped in a grass site with our camper and it was nice and close to the amenities and camp kitchen which was great ..
We only stayed 5 nights but will be sure to stay longer next time it was hard to say goodbye.
The Gardens are beautiful and the park is gorgeous we cant wait to come back ..

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tracey05
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Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Originally we were going to stay for 3 days but stayed 5. The facilites are top notch with waterslides, big pool that is good for small kids and bigger ones, play equipment and movie nights. Staff were friendly and helpful. Park was very clean with staff always removing palm fronds, helping with tv reception etc. highly recommended for families and grey nomads

Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

Kids were so sad to leave. Amazing pool with slides, put put golf, peddle go karts, bouncy inflatable area, tennis, outdoor movies and kids club. Kids spent whole days outside which meant hubby and I could relax and the kids slept well!!!!
We stayed in a 1 bedroom cabin. Very clean with lots of space and everything we needed.
Located 5 min walk from Woolies and right outside a bus stop the location is perfect. The whole resort is spotless and the staff are lovely.
We will be back!!!!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bbrid23
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Townsville, Queensland, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were Looking for a family holiday where we could relax but still keep our 4yr old boy occupied. Big 4 Adveture Park was recommended and did not disappoint. Stayed 5 nights in a deluxe studio, it was very clean and tidy. Staff were very helpful and always pleasant. The park's facilities are second to none and they cater for everyone. My family and I were most impressed and we will return.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Renee D
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Property: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
Address: 25 - 29 Shute Harbour Rd, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Airlie Beach > Cannonvale
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Specialty Lodging in Cannonvale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in beautiful Airlie Beach (gateway to the Whitsundays), BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is recognized as one of Australia's leading resort style holiday parks being a Whitsunday Tourism Award Winner for 16 consecutive years and Queensland state winner for 2011 & 2008, finalist for 6. We've built our reputation on providing an exceptional standard of facilities in a fun, friendly, relaxed environment. With 10 different styles of accommodation from camping to luxury condos, a huge lagoon-style pool (heated in winter months), kids club and numerous activities, you won’t want to leave! ... more   less 
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