Spotlight on The Larapinta Trail

Did you know that we have a world famous bushwalking trail here in Alice Springs stretching 223 km from Alice Springs Telegraph Station to Mt Sonder in the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park?

There are 12 sections in total, so you can trek parts of it or all of it. There are also plenty of tour operators offering guided tours or just a food-and-supplies drop off service.

The best time of the year to walk the trail is April to August, although July is the busiest and coldest month to trek. The highest point is Mt Sonder at 1379 metres.

Click here for more information.

Our Guest Information App is Now Live

Our Tap N View information app is now live. Just use your smart phone to tap on one of the Tap N View hot spots around the park and you instantly have up to date information at your fingertips – park map, park information, what’s on in the park, what’s on in Alice and more.

Tap N View saves searching for information on paper and is always up-to-date with the daily activities and guest information. Enjoy Tap N View on your next visit to the park.

New Studio Cabins Now Available

Our ‘new’ self-contained cabins were completed in 2018 with an open-plan living space.

These new spacious Studio Cabins are perfect for couples wanting room to relax, with a queen bed, open plan living area and modern bathroom. Features include a 2-seater couch, dining table, flat screen TV, Foxtel, reverse cycle airconditioning/heating, gas cooktop, lightwave oven/microwave, full size fridge, iron, ironing board and hairdryer.

To top it all off there is also a full length carport and outdoor setting.

We look forward to welcoming guests to these new cabins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Read about all of the facilities available and see photos of the new cabins here.

Summer Specials

Enjoy the fun of BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park this summer with one of these great packages:

4-NIGHT PACKAGE

4-day summer speecial

Enjoy a short getaway…relax by the pool, enjoy a free pancake breakfast Sunday morning and let the children enjoy the fun activities including the jumping pillows, go-karts, BMX track and waterslide.

Includes:
* Late check-out to 2pm
* FREE entry for 2 adults to the Alice Springs Desert Park
* FREE entry for 2 adults to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Upgrades available:
* Superior ensuite cabin $628
* Villa $700
* Deluxe villa $800

All upgrades include 2 adults and 2 children for 4 nights

BIG4 discount applies – when booked directly with the park – no other discounts apply

Valid from 16 October 2017 to 31 March 2018

Subject to Availability. Prices include GST

Late check-out subject to availability

3-NIGHT PACKAGE

3-day summer special

Enjoy a short getaway…relax by the pool, enjoy a free pancake breakfast Sunday morning and let the children enjoy the fun activities including the jumping pillows, go-karts, BMX track and waterslide.

Includes:
* Late check-out to 2pm
* FREE bottle of wine
* FREE 1-hour go-kart hire

Upgrades available:
* Superior ensuite cabin $441
* Villa $492
* Deluxe villa $570

All upgrades include 2 adults and 2 children for 3 nights

BIG4 discount applies – when booked directly with the park – no other discounts apply

Valid from 16 October 2017 to 31 March 2017

Subject to Availability. Prices include GST

Late check-out subject to availability

 

TERRITORIAN PACKAGE

2-day summer special

Enjoy a short getaway…relax by the pool, enjoy a free pancake breakfast Sunday morning and let the children enjoy the fun activities including the jumping pillows, go-karts, BMX track and waterslide.

Includes:
* Late check-out to 2pm
* FREE 1 hour go-kart hire

Upgrades available:
* Superior ensuite cabin $286
* Villa $322
* Deluxe villa $372

All upgrades include 2 adults and 2 children for 2 nights

BIG4 discount applies

When booked directly with the park – no other discounts apply

NT Drivers License required

Valid from 16 October 2017 to 31 March 2018

Subject to Availability. Prices include GST

Late check-out subject to availability

 

Call 1800 808 373 or go online to secure your booking NOW!

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New Fully Equipped Gym and Reading Room

2017 has been an extremely busy year at the park as we upgrade our facilities and add some new additions.

Many of our visitors have commented that we cater well for children but what about some extra facilities for adults? We listened and have now added a full equipped gymnasium for adult use only and a reading room. We are so proud of these new facilities and have already received very positive feedback about the quality and functionality of both.

Next time you are in the park let us know what you think about these great new facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice Springs Mountain Bikers

Experience Incredible Mountain Biking in Alice Springs

Did you know that Alice Springs has some of the best mountain bike tracks and scenery you will ever experience? Well the secret is definitely out. If you are a mountain bike enthusiast or just enjoy a ride, there are trails to
suit all fitness and adventure levels.

It is very special just to wake up at daybreak in Alice Springs and experience the the amazing sunrises but imagine being out on your bike as the skies begin to lighten from a pre-dawn grey to explode into magnificent oranges and reds as the first rays of sunlight hit the ground and surrounds. This is truly a special time to be on your bike.

When first arriving in Alice Springs you may be deceived into thinking that the trails are all the same, flat, desert trails but this is furthest from the truth. Once you start, you will be amazed by the mixed terrain of rock, quartz, sand and shale plus the miles of visibility you have all around. And did we mention the wildlife? Kangaroos, lizards, wedged-tail eagles and bearded dragons are just the start. This is truly a unique experience.

Every year Alice Springs plays host to the Mountain Bike Muster. This is the world’s only three-day mountain bike stage race and every year continues to attract more and more riders from around Australia and the world to experience the magnificence of Alice Springs and the mountain bike trails.
At Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park we welcome mountain bike riders every year for this event and all year round just to enjoy the trail riding. We have had so many mountain bike visitors we chose to build our own service area where riders can service their bikes. This has been a great addition to the park’s offering and one which has been greatly appreciated by visitors.

If you would like to know more about the mountain bike trails around Alice Springs please check out the following information.

Or to see for yourself some of the amazing scenery you will experience, watch the following video created by Flow Mountain Bike.

We look forward to hearing your stories as you ride some of the best trails in the world.

History of of Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

 

Park Entrance in 1987January 1984 saw the opening of MacDonnell Range Tourist Park by Brendan and Bev Heenan, who along with their now extended family still own and operate the park today.

 

The land currently occupied by the park was originally a market garden, initially purchased by Mick Heenan to extend his market garden business and later taken over by his son Brendan Heenan.  In the 1960s Brendan sank a bore to supply water for his thriving market garden business but in the 1970s the water from the bore became too salty and burnt the plants. Brendan and his wife Bev decided to take a different direction and started a landscaping and nursery business, leaving this land unused.

 

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Brendan however was a visionary and saw an opportunity to build a caravan park on the site to cater for a new wave of travellers coming through Alice Springs on the newly sealed Stuart Highway. Providing a park which would offer excellent facilities, great service and experiences only found in Central Australia was his vision.

Thirty-two years later and Brendan’s vision is definitely a reality with 47,000 visitors coming through the park this year equating to just over 150,000 visitor nights.

 

When the MacDonnell Range Tourist Park opened in 1984 it consisted of 150 sites, 12 cabins, and three amenities blocks. Now thirty-two years on it consists of 330 sites, 47 cabins and 5 amenities blocks.

 

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Each year there have been changes to the park to help improve the visitor experience and meet the needs of travellers. New cabins, modernised amenities blocks, more caravan and camping sites, camp kitchens, jumping pillows, entertainment centre and a state-of-the-art pool complex to name just a few. Brendan Heenan and his team continually look at ways to improve the experiences in the park.

 

In 1989 the park joined the BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia franchise and changed its name to BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park. The BIG4 brand is recognised for excellence in customer service so was a perfect partnership. The business has remained family owned and operated for thirty-two years with Brendan and Bev Heenan’s children all filling roles in the business as managers, administrators and contractors. Even the grandchildren are playing their role to help out as they grow older. Brendan, whose heart and soul are in The Alice, presides over this ever-changing family business, enriching the experience of each and every visitor.

 

Brendan Heenan’s vision in 1984 was to provide visitors with an unforgettable tourism experience, where excellence in accommodation and facilities meets good old fashioned bush hospitality, which has not changed in 32 years. This vision is what makes the BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park the most awarded park in the Northern Territory and one which many holiday stories are told and why many visitors return every year.

We look forward to welcoming you to the park soon.

Summer Specials

Enjoy the fun of BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park this summer with one of these great packages:

4-NIGHT PACKAGE

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Enjoy a short getaway…relax by the pool, enjoy a free pancake breakfast Sunday morning and let the children enjoy the fun activities including the jumping pillows, go-karts, BMX track and waterslide.

Includes:
* Late check-out to 2pm
* FREE entry for 2 adults to the Alice Springs Desert Park
* FREE entry for 2 adults to the Alice Springs Reptile Centre

Upgrades available:
* Superior ensuite cabin $608
* Villa $676
* Deluxe villa $773

All upgrades include 2 adults and 2 children for 4 nights

BIG4 discount applies – when booked directly with the park – no other discounts apply

Valid from 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017

Subject to Availability. Prices include GST

Late check-out subject to availability

3-NIGHT PACKAGE

Enjsummer-specials6oy a short getaway…relax by the pool, enjoy a free pancake breakfast Sunday morning and let the children enjoy the fun activities including the jumping pillows, go-karts, BMX track and waterslide.

Includes:
* Late check-out to 2pm
* FREE bottle of wine
* FREE 1-hour go-kart hire

Upgrades available:
* Superior ensuite cabin $414
* Villa $468
* Deluxe villa $540

All upgrades include 2 adults and 2 children for 3 nights

BIG4 discount applies – when booked directly with the park – no other discounts apply

Valid from 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017

Subject to Availability. Prices include GST

Late check-out subject to availability

 

TERRITORIAN PACKAGE

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Enjoy a short getaway…relax by the pool, enjoy a free pancake breakfast Sunday morning and let the children enjoy the fun activities including the jumping pillows, go-karts, BMX track and waterslide.

Includes:
* Late check-out to 2pm
* FREE 1 hour go-kart hire

Upgrades available:
* Superior ensuite cabin $276
* Villa $312
* Deluxe villa $360

All upgrades include 2 adults and 2 children for 2 nights

BIG4 discount applies

When booked directly with the park – no other discounts apply

NT Drivers License required

Valid from 1 November 2016 to 31 March 2017

Subject to Availability. Prices include GST

Late check-out subject to availability

 

Call 1800 808 373 to secure your booking NOW!