Big4 Macdonnell Range Holiday Park gym

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.





















Pancake breakfast

Pancake Breakfast at Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

Have you had the opportunity to try the delicious hot pancakes offered every Sunday at Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park? A favourite of travelers, Brendan Heenan cooks over 600 pancakes every Sunday morning to the delight of young and old. Starting this tradition over 18 years ago in 1997, Brendan soon realised his secret pancake recipe was a bit of a hit with guests. To cater for this growing demand he fashioned a special pancake trailer so he was able to cook 20 plate-size pancakes at one time. Together with lemon juice, sugar, maple syrup and toppings plus billy tea and coffee, this is the perfect Sunday morning breakfast.

To encourage people to have a chat everyone is presented with a tag with their name and place of origin. Great way to break the ice as new friendships are formed and travelling stories shared.

So what is the record number of pancakes Brendan has cooked in one sitting?………………an amazing 920! Great effort Brendan.

What is the record for the most pancakes eaten by a single person in one sitting?……..13 for a male and 9 for a female.

To cater for the volume of mixture needed Brendan prepares the batter in large buckets which he beats up using a special attachment on a drill. Now that is clever thinking.

So next time you make your booking at Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park make sure you include a Saturday night so you can enjoy the delicious Sunday morning breakfast.

We look forward to welcoming you into the park soon.

Strawberries Galore at Big4

We are very excited to welcome back to the park this year – Strawberries Galore.

Every year Milton and his family venture up from South Australia to set up their van for the winter months in the park offering a mouth-watering array of delicious treats including: pancakes, milkshakes, coffees and the crowd most importantly – sweet, juicy strawberries.

Some return guests just chose the time when Milton is here for their holidays just so they won’t miss out!

Come and enjoy your treats!


Winners Of Sydney Promotion

Congratulations to the following people who were lucky enough to win 5 nights on a powered site at Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park after they entered the competition at this year’s Sydney Caravan and Camping Show.


  • John Metcalfe
  • Ray Neilson
  • Jenny Moss


We look forward to welcoming you into the park soon.

2016 Gold List for Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park

Congratulations to Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park for making the 2016 Gold List with Star Ratings Australia. What an amazing achievement and we thank all of those travellers who have come through and experienced our park for their positive feedback and kind comments.

From Star Ratings Australia came the following congratulations:

For the 12 months to mid-March 2016 you have shown that you almost always exceed your guest expectations. You have also proven yourself to be amongst the most reputable of Australian accommodation operators by continuing to hold yourselves to our independent quality standards.

So what are those star ratings you see displayed on tourism accommodation around Australia? Well here is a short explanation:

Star Ratings are an internationally recognised symbol for quality accommodation standards. They are used in more than 70 countries worldwide and reflect the cleanliness, quality and condition of guest facilities. A Star Rating is determined by more than 200 criteria that have been ranked by Australian travellers according to what’s important to them. Star Ratings are a mark of quality: if a property has a 1 Star Rating, you can be assured that the property has met the standards expected of a quality 1 Star property; if a property has a 5 Star Rating, it has met the standards expected of a quality 5 Star property.

The ‘star’ symbols are a licensed trademark and can only be used by properties that have been licensed to use them by Australian Motoring Services – a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian Auto Clubs.

Star Ratings are your safeguard against ‘self-ratings’ – properties who have assessed their own quality standards. The Star Ratings scheme enjoys a long and distinguished heritage with the Australian Auto Clubs, dating back to the 1950s when the clubs first started assessing accommodation on behalf of their members.

Star Ratings are awarded to six distinct accommodation categories: Hotels, Motels, Serviced Apartments, Hosted Accommodation, Caravan-Holiday Parks and Self Catering properties.

The owners and staff at Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park are extremely proud of this award not only for all of the hard work they have put in to make the park such a wonderful place to stay but also for the thousands of people who have come through each year and enjoyed the exceptional quality of the park and the friendliness of the staff making each day memorable.

Congratulations Big4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park. We hope to see you in the park soon.