The Big 4 Helensvale is the park we chose to stay at while visiting my mum for the night (Sue's Mum). It was only for one night and we didn’t want to take the van to such a busy location. This Queensland Big 4 is on the doorstep to all of the Gold Coast theme parks. We stayed in one of their motel rooms but was able to check out the rest of the park as well.
Big 4 Motel Room
to Mum's place and catching up we went to the park and booked in. The
motel rooms are modern, clean and close to the pool and coffee shop.
This is a great option for travellers who aren’t camping and don't
want to spend a fortune on hotels.
Once we settled in we had a wander around the park. The Big 4 Helensvale is so much larger than It looks from the outside. I should have known from the large, hotel lobby type reception that it was going to be a bit different than the norm. It even boasts a great games room.
The park has
grass sites as well as fake grass sites. They are large and actually
look quite nice. I'm sure they are also easier to look after with so
many people coming and going. Cabins are also available in various
sizes around the park.
Large rigs, tent's, rental vans and roof top tents all found a good spot.
toilet blocks. Have you ever seen a fish tank in a caravan park
toilet? Any toilet? Nope, neither had we.
Going in to one of the toilets blocks we thought we had taken a wrong turn. Between the male and female toilets you walk in to this big fish tank. It's full of beautiful and interesting fish. You could pull up a chair and sit for hours watching it. People may find you a little strange so maybe not. Larry liked the fact that it had one way glass. The fish just see themselves in the reflection rather than get scared when people touch the tank.
The laundry is huge and is as good as any other laundromat you will find.
The Big 4
Helensvale has hands down the best camp kitchen we have ever seen.
Calling it a “camp” kitchen seems wrong. It's modern, clean and
The ovens and
surfaces are sparking as are the BBQ's.
Again they have
a big fish tank below the TV. With seating to eat at, watch TV or
watch those fish. A great place to gather and meet people.
Fancy a proper coffee when you wake up? maybe breakfast or lunch? How about sitting around the roaring wood fire having dinner and a bottle of wine? This is the place to come.
Mum came to meet us for dinner which was great. We didn’t have to go out and Larry could relax and have a drink for a change. The food and wine were good, as was breakfast in the morning.
Big 4 Helensvale Pool
Wow, did I wish it was summer while we were here! Next to the cafe is the big pool with a slide, spa and a kids pool. Surrounded by cabana's you can relax with a cold drink from the licensed cafe in this resort style pool.
At night the
columns around the pool light up which takes on a whole new romantic
Big 4 Helensvale on the Gold Coast is big, immaculate, friendly and central to the theme parks. If you're looking for a caravan park on the Goldy or just a different option than a hotel give this place a go.
Other :Laundry, coffee shop for breakfast lunch and dinner. Pool with water slide, cabanas, daybeds and spa. Log fire, electric BBQ's, large camp kitchen, TV, Fish tanks, go carts, jumping pillow, gas swap/refill, Kayak, Canoe & Paddle Boat Hire, dump point, library