Home to a sprawling coastline and stunning lakes and waterways, holidaying in Australia offers abundant opportunities for water activities. Whether you’re a chill seeker or a thrill seeker, our holiday parks make it easy to hit the water for your activity of choice, with many boasting waterfront locations. So let’s dive in and discover more.


From secluded spots with uncrowded line-ups where you can hone your skills, to renowned beaches packed with pros – there are amazing beaches across Australia’s East Coast that offer something for every level of surfer. So dig out your wetsuit, wax up your board and jump on because your next surfing holiday is calling.

Located close to surf beaches, when you stay at one of these holiday parks you’re sure to catch many waves.

BIG4 Wallaga lake Holiday Park, Leisure Tourist Park, Joalah Holiday Park, Valla Beach Holiday Park, Surfrider Caravan Park, BIG4 Ocean Shores Holiday Park, Big4 Happy Hallidays, Jacaranda Holiday Park

Scuba Diving And Snorkelling

Whether you’re an enthusiastic scuba diver or prefer snorkelling to view the wonders of the seas from above, there are plenty of places around Australia where you can discover awe-inspiring sights. However, Queensland is undoubtedly top of the list – renowned for its crystal-clear water, abundant marine life and warm tropical climate.

With three BIG4 Holiday Parks in the Sunshine State, you’ve got great options when it comes to your next underwater adventure. Queensland’s aquatic playground is waiting.

BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort, BIG4 Lucinda Wanderers Holiday Park, BIG4 Townsville Gateway Holiday Park

A woman surfing on Durras Beach, with the Joalah Holiday Park campgrounds visible in the background. The image shows the woman riding a wave and enjoying the ocean.
Surf's up at North Durras Beach, NSW. Image Credit: Destination NSW

Wakeboarding and Water-skiing

Do you look for thrilling water-based fun while on holiday? Wakeboarding and water-skiing are favourite activities for the adrenaline junkies out there. Whether you’re experienced in either of these sports or never tried them before, this is an activity that will remain with you long after your trip is over.

Many of our holiday parks around Australia boast a location suitable for wakeboarding and water-skiing. However, BIG4 Big River Holiday Park stands out due to its location directly on the Clarence River – which was voted the country’s best river for water-skiing. Direct river access means water sport enthusiasts and adventure seekers are in their element here. See you on the river!

BIG4 Big River Holiday Park. Other notable mentions: BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park,  BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park

Canoeing and Kayaking

Canoeing and Kayaking are a great way to relax and get back to nature. While gliding along the water you can uncover hidden waterways and spot wildlife from up close. Plus, these water activities are family friendly, making it enjoyable for everyone – young and old alike!

Many of our holiday parks are situated directly on the lakefront or within close proximity to waterways making it easily accessible for guests. Where will you go?

BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park, BIG4 Wallaga Lake Holiday Park, Lakeside Forster Holiday Park, Lakes Entrance Tourist Park, Merimbula Lake Holiday Park, Lakes Entrance Tourist Park, BIG4 Ocean Shores Holiday Park, Jacaranda Holiday Park, Dylene Holiday Park

One of Australia’s largest and most majestic waterways, the Clarence River has been voted the country’s best river for water-skiing. Your passion for water-sports can be fully realised during your stay at BIG4 Big River Holiday Park and Ski Lodge, with endless opportunities for water-skiing, wake-boarding, boating and more.
One of Australia’s largest and most majestic waterways, the Clarence River has been voted the country’s best river for water-skiing.

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