Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Family Holiday Fun for All

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Family Holiday Fun for All

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GOOD TO KNOW

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

25-29 Shute Harbour Road

Airlie Beach, Queensland Australia

4802

Contact the friendly froggetts on 1800640587

For a fun-filled day on the Great Barrier Reef, contact Cruise Whitsundays

Building 2, Abel Point Marina North Qld 4802.

Freecall 1800426403

MY wife cried when I told her we were taking a holiday. We hadn't had a break in so long.

But as any mum and dad knows, a real holiday with the kids must keep them happy and entertained so the parents can have a rest, too. And it can't cost the earth, either, or the next family holiday will be a long way down the track.

That takes quite a lot of planning, research and lead-up time. But I will make it easy for you because I reckon we found the ultimate family holiday.

At the BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort at Airlie Beach, park owners Greg and Naomi McKinnon have turned their little piece of paradise into a haven for mums and dads.

Whether you bring a tent, camper trailer or caravan or prefer to stay in any one of their luxury cottages, you are sure to enjoy your stay.

Each site is partitioned by a beautiful garden that provides shade and privacy and you wouldn't even know you had neighbours unless you went and knocked on their door.

On arrival at the resort, the kids sprung to life as we drove to our modest two-bedroom cabin complete with spa bath, air-conditioning and bunk beds, full oven and all the luxuries you would expect.

We didn't get a chance to unpack the car before putting our togs on and spending the morning beside the 33-metre swimming pool.

This isn't just any pool but an adventure park in its own right, with two waterslides, three C[pounds sterling]raining mushroomsC[yen] and two spas. No wonder it took three hours to convince the kids they needed to eat lunch.

One of the highlights of the trip was boarding Seaflight Co Cruise Whitsundays' 37-metre luxury ocean cruiser Co bound for the Great Barrier Reef.

From Able Point Marina, the picture-postcard views were endless as first we stopped at Daydream and Hayman islands.

Captain Phil set Seaflight on a course of 21 degrees and cruise speed of 23 knots with the children happily doing activities from the on-board Finding Nemo activity guide. …

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