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BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort adds another Australian crown to award string 

March 25, 2011
BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort adds another Australian crown to award string

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is the best Tourist and Caravan Park in Australia with a win at the 26th annual Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. Six of the seven nominees for the award were BIG4 Holiday Parks.

The annual event was held at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth and represents the industrys biggest and most prestigious awards of the year, with finalists from every state and territory competing in 27 categories.

For BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, the win signifies the hard work and passion that goes into operating the BIG4 Holiday Park. Manager Lloyd Smith says the success is the Parks fifth national award, which is a fantastic achievement not only for the Park, but for the tourism industry in Cairns.

Geoff Olholm had great vision over 23 years ago to build a large new caravan park in Cairns and to differentiate the park by introducing new and exciting facilities whenever possible. The park is now seen as a leader in its field with owners Geoff and Jenny sharing their vision and ideas with other parks around Australia, Smith says.

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort is a friendly oasis set amidst tropical landscaped gardens lush with palms and award winning gardens. Top end facilities include two sparkling resort pools with water slides, a huge adventure playground, tennis, mini golf, outdoor movie nights and a giant jumping pillow. BIG4 Cairns Coconut also has an interactive waterpark which has been a huge hit with guests since launching in 2010.

Accommodation options range from three-bedroom Sun Lagoon Condominiums, to Tropical Ensuite Cabins with top end luxuries such as spa baths, dishwashers, LCD televisions, BBQ and outdoor settings and air conditioning.

Ray Schleibs, BIG4 Holiday Parks Chief Executive Officer, says that all BIG4 Holiday Parks strive to be leaders in the tourism industry and BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort winning the Best Tourist and Caravan Park award last week is testament to this commitment.

The whole team at BIG4 congratulates BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort on this huge achievement. They have worked hard to provide unique facilities, and an excellence in customer service for visitors over the years, and to maintain a standard that distinguishes BIG4 as industry leaders, Ray said.

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Six of the seven nominees for the award were BIG4 Holiday Parks, with the following parks also in the running to take out the top prize after winning the Best Caravan and Tourist Park award at their respective State Tourism Awards at the end of last year:

BIG4 Beacon Resort (VIC)

BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park (NT)

BIG4 Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort (QLD)

BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park (SA)

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park (TAS)

Exmouth Cape Holiday Park (WA)

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (QATA) recognises and promotes excellence in Australian tourism.

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