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Hastings Point’s BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort has been named the ‘Best Tourist and Caravan Park’ at the Australian Tourism Awards in Cairns.

The business took out the award over six finalists from around the country; ironically all of them were BIG4 parks.

It caps off a busy and successful year for longtime owners Ian and Diana Beadel.

In 2011 alone, their park won the NSW Tourism Award for Best Tourist and Caravan Park, the Caravan & Camping Industry Australia (CCIA) award for Best 4- to 5-star Holiday Park greater than 100 sites, the 2011 Award for Excellence in Environmental Innovation, and was officially recognised as the ‘Best of the Best’ at the CCIA Awards for Excellence.

Ian said that over the years, they have strived to maintain their competitive edge by ensuring the park’s facilities remained ‘a cut above the competitors’. The recent installation of a $1.3 million kids’ water playground – Sammy’s Adventure Lagoon – has seen occupancy rates skyrocket, despite tough times for tourism in northern New South Wales.

He also commended the team of 40 staff, many of whom he said had been working at the park for more than 10 years.

[image] The plum attraction at BIG4 North Star, Sammy’s Adventure Lagoon.

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