I’m pretty sure it’s not just us voting the Big 4 Adventure Park to be the BEST family Resort in Airlie Beach. The park is located in the heart of the tropical Whitsundays, Queensland. You could say it was a bit of a kids wonderland with a waterpark, pool, jumping pillows, playground, animal farm, daily kids activities and night time movies. For mini golf Airlie Beach, this is your go-to resort!
We had an accommodation voucher to use, so we thought we’d treat ourselves to some luxury. We’d heard pretty great thing about this park and man it did not disappoint!
While in Airlie Beach, visiting the iconic Great Barrier Reef is a very popular activity to do. Although it cops a fair bit of negative press, there are plenty of very good reasons why you definitely should visit the Great Barrier Reef while in the Whitsunday region. We didn’t get the chance to visit this time, but it’s definitely on our bucket list for the future.
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BIG 4 Adventure Resort Airlie Beach Review
💲 Pricing varies – check website
♿️ Wheelchair access
🚮 Rubbish bins
💧 Drinking water
⬇️ Dump point
👕 Laundry facilities
📶 Free Wi-fi (but it wasn’t very good)
🏊♂️ Swimming pool & waterpark (free)
🏀 Basketball court (free)
🎾 Tennis court (free)
⛳️ 18-hole Mini Putt-putt
🤹♂️ Playground & 2 Jumping Pillows (free)
🎪 Kids Club ($10/ child)
🐮 Animal farm (free)
🎬 Outdoor movies (free)
🎲 Board Game hire (free)
🚗 2WD access
🚌 Big Rig friendly
❌ No Pets
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ADDRESS: 25/ 29 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach QLD 4802.
Fun Stuff to do at BIG 4 Adventure Resort
The kids have had an absolute ball and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our holiday within our travels. The staff have been lovely and the sites are very tropical with regular visits from Bush Stone Curlews, Possums and Ducks throughout the day and night. You could honestly chill out at this awesome Airlie Beach family resort for a week without needing to even leave the park!
Swim at the Resort Pool
You can’t stay at the Adventure Resort without relaxing by the biggest resort pool in Airlie Beach. There are plenty of lounge chairs spotted around with views across the blue water and over to the water slides. Kick back with a good book and float around in the water to cool off. The kids will spend hours splashing around and going down the two pool slides.
Get Stuck into Some Activities
When we checked into the Resort we were given a timetable of the various activities on offer each day. Some things needed to be booked and some were just on a ‘rock up’ basis. In addition, the lovely ladies at Reception hand out a different activity each day that the kids can complete, then go back and collect a prize. It could be a hunt of some sort or a find-a-word.
While some activities cost a small fee, there were many free ones on offer as well. Allan and the kids were keen to try the Scuba Diving course in the pool, but unfortunately that one was cancelled at the last minute.
Watch a Movie at the Outdoor Cinema
Pull up a camp chair and pack some snacks and drinks for a night under the stars. The Outdoor Cinema screens family-friendly movies three nights a week and seven times during the school holidays. This experience is completely free and open to every resort guest.
Play a Round of Mini Golf
Get the family together and head to the 18 hole putt-putt course. Nestled in amongst the tropical surroundings, you’ll feel like you’re playing a round in Bali! This is open day and night, so there’s no rush to make it to the end. Mini Golf Airlie Beach is a free activity for all Resort guests. You just need to put down a deposit at Reception for the golf clubs and purchase a few balls to keep.
Visit the Animal Farm
Down the back of the park you will the resident animal farm, spanning 3.5 acres. Check your timetable for opening times and wander over for a visit. The kids will get to meet the baby calf, sheep, chickens and more. They may even get a chance to feed them.
Schedule in Some Kids Club Time
The Whitsunday Adventure Park is the only mainland Resort to have a Kids Club. Make sure you book in a session or three and have some quiet time to relax while the kids are occupied and having fun. Each Kids Club session has different activities lined up to keep the kids busy and happy so you don’t have to worry about a thing.
Hit up the Waterpark
It’s no surprise that the Whitsunday Adventure Park is famous for it’s massive waterpark! With no less than 13 waterslides, a tipping bucket and tiny tots splash zone, it’s easy to see why. The kids will be occupied for hours here and have the best time.
Burn off some energy wit some of the other facilities and activities on offer around the park. Go for a ride on your bikes or hire out some pedal karts. Bounce around on the two giant Jumping Pillows or explore the playground. Get competitive on the tennis courts or book in a poolside massage.
It really is choose-your-own-adventure at the Whitsunday Adventure Resort! There is so much on offer, it’s totally up to you how you prefer to spend your days. We really wish we didn’t have to leave, but we’re back on the road again tomorrow as we continue our descent down the East Coast.
Do you reckon the BIG 4 Adventure Resort is the best Family Resort in the Airlie Beach? Let us know in the comments below.
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