We are back in NSW slowly making our way back down the coast towards Newcastle. It’s good to be back on our home state soil and we are super excited to try out some of the east coast caravan parks we have never visited.
Upon driving into the Big 4 Tweed Billabong, our attention was immediately drawn to a sign reading the winner of the “best of the best’. We can certainly see how the park won this award. Just driving up to the front gate of Big 4 Tweed Billabong we noticed that everything was in pristine condition and the security gates for both vehicles and pedestrians immediately made you feel safe.
Big 4 Tweed Billabong firstname.lastname@example.org
(07) 5524 2444
The office staff are friendly, welcoming and knowledgable, explaining all the facilities that this huge park has to offer. We drove around to our site, which was located between the amenities block and the heated pool with water slide.
When I say that this park has a ‘theme park’ style water park area, it’s an understament. It not only has 4 large and long self-contained slides (as in the water is contained in the slide and you don’t slide into a pool, which is amazing when you have young kids as you dont have to wait at the bottom to catch them) but also a water play area for younger children. The slides are named after famous local landmarks with three of the slides coming from the ‘Mt Warning’ area and one slide coming from the ‘Fingal Headland Lighthouse’. This amazing pool area also hosts numerous seating options, ensuite style toilet area and undercover bbq areas. Its incredible and one that will keep your kids attention for hours!
In addition to the slides in the water park area, the park also hosts a heated pool with an additional slide and a toddler pool. We found ourselves in this pool everyday as the temperature was quite nice, however even at this time of year the temperature of the water in the waterpark area wasn’t too bad either once you got sliding.
If you are holidaying here and you’re not feeling the chlorine water areas or pool, that’s ok!! Head down to the parks Billabong which is a beach/ lagoon area with aqua park inflatable islands. You can also hire SUP’s, Kayaks and fishing gear to use in the billabong. Whilst we were here the park held a fishing competition from the Billabong also.
On one of the days we hired a stand up paddle board and a kyack. Both of which came with life jackets for the kids and oars. Cooper said he ‘had the best time ever’ after the fun morning and definitely created memories that will last in future years.
Tweed Billabong has one of the largest and extravagant camp kitchens we have seen to date. Not only does it have an indoor kitchen with all the cooking appliances and a huge living/TV area with wall mounted TV but it also has a large outdoor undercover kitchen with seating areas, that look over the Billabong on one side and the children’s playground on the other.
When this park was designed, they definitely had kids at the forefront of their minds. There is an outdoor play area right next to the camp kitchen so that when we were cooking, our kids were enjoying playing at the park. They also have full size table tennis table next to the park that allowed Chris and I to have a super competitive….I mean friendly game.
Not only is there an outdoor play area at one end of the park but also another one at the entry of the park. Attached to this play area is also an indoor play area for toddlers and a large jumping pillow for kids of all ages. It is a great area for kids to play with ample seating for the adults to enjoy a coffee and supervise.
There is a great kiosk / shop located inside the reception office where you can purchase the essentials such as bread and milk to save a trip to the shops as well as tent pegs and other camping necessities, which is super convenient. It also has what all kids love…sweets. Our kids used their pocket-money to purchase some ice blocks and a small treat for their good behaviour whilst we were here.
As our visit coincided with QLD school holidays we were lucky enough to enjoy a movie night in the pool area on the big screen projector. They show great kids movies three nights a week during school holidays so make sure you pack some popcorn.
Other great activities and kids Club activities Tweed Billabong host are a pizza night where you can buy $15 pizzas for the family plus an Italian food truck where you can purchase anything from a big breakfast to some snacks, to enjoy around the Billabong.
If everything I’ve mentioned isn’t enough you can also hire pedal karts as well as the SUP’s, kayaks and fishing gear I’ve mentioned above. Tere is also a Bocce area too right next to the slides area. Everything is very reasonably priced and provide hours of fun within the ground of the park.
This park blew us away with the activities available for kids. It has everything you and your kids need for a busy but enjoyable holiday. There is a large park area at the back of this Big 4 so also expect more big things to come in the future.
The park owners of Tweed Billabong are also the owners of Big 4 Saltwater in Yamba and we look forward to visiting that in the coming week. You even get a goodie bag upon arrival! YESS!!!!