Park History

The Watts family are proud and passionate park owners that have been in the Caravan Park industry for over 40 years.

Having built their first park here in Ballarat in 1973, Des and Margaret became the co-founders of BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia with a view to promote what is still a Watts family value in all of their Parks today:

  • Quality
  • Service
  • Cleanliness, and
  • A complete tourism experience.  

With this commitment to the industry, they have created an addictive atmosphere within their properties that cater exclusively to tourists and holiday makers.

BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields Holiday Park is one of the original four founding BIG4 caravan parks that began in Ballarat in 1971.  The Watts Family purchased the park in December 1996 from one of the founding families of BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia – Ken and Judy Morrison.

Des and Margaret Watts, together with two of their daughters and son-in-laws, redeveloped this property into a holiday park catering for tourists.  Having young families themselves, they planned the property around ease and convenience for families with young children and to provide a safe environment for children to play so mum and dad can relax.  The Watts Family strive to provide facilities and activities to entertain and ensure guests enjoy their stay.  A development program continues today in keeping with the values of quality, service, cleanliness and a complete tourism experience.

The Watts Family also currently own and operate Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park and BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park.

With caravan parks and tourism deeply ingrained in the Watts family values, the family business is currently operated by the second generation of the Watts family with some of the third generation happy to help out during the holidays.

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