BIG 4 HASTINGS POINT
14 APR 2016
The multi award-winning BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort at Hastings Point is an idyllic, family-friendly destination that holds a special place in the hearts and memories of generations of happy holidaymakers from across Australia.
For more than three decades, thousands of families have called BIG4 North Star their 'holiday home', returning year after year to enjoy the incomparable range of onsite facilities and outstanding service that have become much admired trademarks of this family-owned and operated five star resort.
Located just 30 minutes south of Gold Coast Airport on the beautiful Tweed Coast, BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort is nestled between the pristine Hastings Point beach and safe tidal estuary of Cudgera Creek.
Spread over 10 hectares, North Star’s manicured gardens and gracious palms add to the sub-tropical ambience and tranquil, relaxing vibe that prevails throughout this popular park.
The resort is surrounded by national parks and offers countless spots year-round for swimming, kayaking, and family fun in the sun. Hastings Point’s white sandy beach stretches for kilometres to the north and south, with great options for those who enjoy surfing, fishing, a stroll or a beach run.
Whale watching from June to November is another popular pastime on the beaches and headlands nearby to the resort. Reception can also organise a family whale watch adventure during your stay.
Accommodation at North Star ranges from luxury poolside spa villas to spacious family cabins, caravan and camp sites. Cabins and villas are fully self-contained, with everything required to cook for a hungry family. Many North Star cabins have BBQs on the deck or guests can use the large ‘Camp Kitchen’ or outdoor BBQ area, centrally located in the park grounds with seating for up to 100 people.
Whatever style of accommodation you choose at the BIG4 North Star, almost all activities for the kids are free of charge during your stay.
The $1.3 million, architecturally-designed waterpark, Sammy’s Adventure Lagoon, takes family holidays to a new and exciting level. Sammy’s features a ‘water piano’, a maze of water slides and water cannons, and the ‘Big Dripper’, a 600 litre bucket that slowly fills with water, dumping a much anticipated torrent of water-fuelled fun every six minutes.
Sammy’s is complemented by North Star’s seasonally heated swimming pools, slides and a shaded poolside deck area where parents can relax yet keep an eye on the kids.
As well as tennis, games room, pool tables and outdoor playground, North Star has its own kids’ club, Neptunes. Fully-supervised and free, kids are welcome to join in the fun and games at this gigantic indoor centre during off-peak weekends and daily throughout the school holidays.
Designed for kids aged 3-12 years, Neptunes offers hours of fun with a three level spiral slide, ball pool, mirror maze, flying fox, themed activities and arts and crafts.
This means parents have free time to seek out North Star’s popular ‘grown-up’ experiences, including Seascape Leisure Centre, a luxury retreat that offers massages, beauty treatments, hairdressing salon, 25-metre lap pool, temperature-controlled spas, sauna and gym.
R&R isn’t the only highlight on the holiday menu at BIG4 North Star. There’s great contemporary dining at North Star’s restaurant, Ripples, and for many holidaymakers, it’s a welcomed, affordable addition they never expected to find onsite at their holiday park.
Cool and relaxing, Ripples echoes the coastal vibe of the fast-evolving Tweed beachside strip, with light, bright decor, surf-themed artwork and a leafy al fresco timber deck, flanked with umbrellas, where diners can soak up the fresh air and sunshine year round.
Ripples is spacious, family-friendly and affordable, and the perfect venue for a quick snack, a leisurely coffee or relaxing lunch or dinner.
Ripples also hosts pop-up kitchens outdoors at the resort on movie nights and during special kids events during school holidays.
To find out more about holidays at BIG4 North Star, visit www.northstar.com.au or call 1800 645 790. Be sure to book early for accommodation during peak times throughout the year, especially school holidays.