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3500 happy campers enjoy Australia outdoors

November 16, 2005
3500 happy campers enjoy Australia outdoors

More than 3,500 campers enjoyed Come Camp With BIG4 free camping night at BIG4 Holiday Parks across Australia.

Now in its second year the event on Friday November 4, attracted not only die-hard campers but also many new campers who were only too pleased to pitch a tent and meet other holidaymakers over a sausage sizzle in a caravan park.

Other Come Camp With BIG4 weekend festivities included face painting, treasure hunts, show bags, entertainment and pancake breakfasts. Many local groups also headed down to their closest BIG4 Holiday Park to show support, including surf lifesaving clubs, the fire brigade and many Guides and Scouts.

Children Love the Holiday Park equipmentTerry Goodall, BIG4 Holiday Parks Chief Executive Officer, said the weather was definitely on their side in most states this year following a rainy Come Camp With BIG4 in 2004. 'We were delighted with the attendance at this years event, not only did the event attract regular campers but many novice campers as well'.

'Many families pitched a tent for the first time on Friday night,' he said. 'Come Camp With BIG4 is our way of introducing holidaymakers to the joys of camping, and caravanning and life on the road in an RV. It provides a fun and friendly atmosphere. We definitely believe the event will become bigger and better each year.

Tweed Billabong canoes on the billabong'One happy camper who enjoyed Come Camp With BIG4 at Middleton Beach Holiday Park in Albany, Western Australia, said the atmosphere on the night was fantastic.

'It was great to meet so many other campers over the sausage sizzle, everybody was really happy to mingle and the kids had so many playmates. We will definitely be back again next year,' he said.

With Come Camp With BIG4 attracting so many campers, BIG4 Holiday Parks are looking forward to building it into one of the biggest caravanning events on the tourism and caravan park calendar in Australia.

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