Our family visited the Big4 Barossa Tourist Park recently for an easy weekend getaway and had an absolute blast. There is HEAPS for the kids to do there, with a great location for checking out all that the Barossa region has to offer nearby.
Ideally situated in Nuriootpa, the Big4 Barossa Tourist Park caters perfectly for short or long stays with the family and is ideal for to use as a base for exploring Australia’s premier wine region. On check in, be sure to ask about the current activities, and check out the Kids Corner and kids packs right up front!
First off I feel I have to point out that the Barossa Tourist Park is home to 3 pedal go karts which our kids absolutely ADORED. With one for smaller kids, one that can suit 5 years to adults and even a 2-person option, there should be a kart setup to suit just about every family! We hired them *twice* in our weekend stay – and even the promise of a visit to the Barossa Chocolate Factory couldn’t get them to finish their ride early on the final day!
Ok, now you know about the go karts, onto the rest! Barossa Tourist Park has lots of accommodation options. There are plenty of lovely, grassy camping sites – with shade, easy access to the bathrooms and other facilities. They also have a number of great cabins to suit different sized families and we found their cabins to be perfect for a weekend stay – clean, comfortable and right next to the pool and grassy area! We recently spent a couple of nights in the Parkview Deluxe cabin below and it was perfect for our family of 4.
The nearby park is great for a morning walk or cycle with the kids and, if you do bring the kids bikes, be sure to head into the Nuriootpa town centre for a morning coffee and cake! Adults and older kids could even ride around the region, stopping off at some wineries and parks along the way!
In warmer months be sure to bring your bathers as Barossa Tourist Park has a lovely swimming pool. Fully fenced, the pool includes a toddlers area and super cute mushroom water splash area, and with plenty of grass area alongside (plus a spot to play ball outside the gates, but where parents can keep watch). Alongside the pool is a covered area and the Games Room which is a great spot if the weather plays up or to entertain the older kids – plus the nearby BBQ area caters well to ensure fun afternoons all around!
Outdoors is where it’s at with our family and Big4 Barossa caters really well to active families. In addition to the go karts, and pool, our kids enjoyed shooting hoops on their brand new half court basketball. The tourist park also sits around the oval as an excellent space to kick the ball, and the smaller family members enjoyed the onsite playground too.
If you need a hand working out what to do on your trip to the Barossa, the friendly team at the front desk are great to provide you with all information you need on what to do in the Barossa Valley. There really is something for everyone here!
Big4 Barossa Tourist Park Highlights
- The pedal karts!
- Swimming Pool
- Ovals, tennis courts and plenty of open space to play right onsite
- Half court basketball court
- Location in Nuriootpa is perfect for exploring the region
- Great camping spots and lovely cabins
- Free BBQs