BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park has that ‘Top End’ charm travellers go hunting for.
Australia’s Top End, especially the Northern Territory, has a certain attitude that charms many. And if the Turu award for the Northern Territory is anything to go by, then the BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park has captured that ‘Top End’ charm perfectly. All guests have to do is slow down and enjoy ‘Territory time’.
Only 30 minutes from Darwin, this BIG4 Park is perfectly located for travellers to explore some of the gems in the Northern Territory’s wilderness crown, like Kakadu and Litchfield national parks, as well as the capital’s multicultural restaurants, clubs and cafes. Then there’s the nearby waterhole of Berry Springs, the Adelaide River and the many other tourist attractions.
The park offers campers a family-friendly experience in the campground or in the park’s cabins and villas. All are set in lush tropical gardens. What’s more, BIG4 Howard Springs Holiday Park is pet-friendly. The location, facilities and amenities all make up a good slice of the park’s successful formula.
Nonetheless, manager Vicki Hewitt says there’s more to Howard Springs Holiday Park’s popularity. She reckons the village atmosphere in the surrounding community helps. Vicki said that charming village feel blends with the park’s ‘natural’ look that is maintained across its 20 hectares.
According to Vicki, the layout and look of the park helps create an atmosphere that’s a lot more relaxed and consequently they get a lot of repeat visitors each high season. “Some have kept returning for the last 10 years,” she said.
So what makes Howard Springs an award-winning park? Vicki believes that customer service and location have helped make the park popular. Her eyes twinkled as she said, “I think it has a really good feel to it.” She paused and added, “It’s a family-run park so it has a relaxed, welcoming feel.”
As for winning the Turu.com.au award, Vicki said it will encourage them to continue to provide that little bit extra for customers.