Tourist park comes up trumps in NSW Tourism Awards
A TOURIST park in the Tweed has been recognized for its consistency after making the finals in a tourism award for the second year in a row.
BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort in Hastings Point was a finalist in the 2012 NSW Tourism Awards.
Last year the park won the top gong before going on to take out a national tourism award.
BIG4 North Star marketing coordinator, Andrew Bradley, says owners Ian and Diana Beadel have maintained their competitive edge in the industry by consistently ensuring everything the park offered was a "cut above" the rest.
"Ian and Diana's strategy has always been to ensure the facilities and attractions of North Star continued to evolve to meet the needs of the market.
"When they first took over in 1981, it was just a basic campsite. There have certainly been some significant changes since then," Mr Bradley said.
"From the 1.3 million dollar Sammy's Adventure Lagoon and water playground, to Neptune's kids' club, to onsite massage and beauty salon, to our Marine Environment Museum and the introduction of five star accommodation, holiday-makers would be hard-pressed to find comparable facilities at any other park.
"We've managed to meet the expectations of holidaymakers on all levels, whilst still offering an experience that is family-friendly and affordable."
The latest announcements add a feather to the cap of the park that already has a mantle full of award.
Last November, BIG4 North Star won the NSW Tourism Award for best Tourist Park, and continued on to win the coveted Australian Tourism Award in March this year.
The Tweed Coast park also took out the 2011 Award for Excellence in Environmental Innovation, the 2012 Caravan & Camping Industry (CCIA) award for Best 4 ½ to 5-star holiday park greater than 100 sites, and was officially recognised as the "Best of the Best" at the CCIA Awards for Excellence in July this year.