One of the newest parks in Australia
We take the responsibility of creating family memories very seriously!
My husband and I purpose-built this 30-acre park in 2009. When we first wrote the submission, I was pregnant with my first child and 28 years old. It took five years of wrangling with bureaucracy, lawyers, VCAT, councillors and a handful of objectors before we could put our vision into place.
We wanted this park to be a place of discovery where children, parents, grandparents and friends could actively engage in the very simple joy of ‘being’. To laugh until their tummies hurt, to play, jump, swing, fly, pedal, daydream, hop, skip and all the while be safe and happy in the inner folds of family.
So at the beginning of 2009, we had a 30 acre bare paddock with sheep on it and we needed to create what is almost a small town!! By then we had three young children – 5, 3 and 1 years old, and was pregnant with our fourth! The business started operating on September of the same year.
We moved our three boys and ourselves onsite for the last 3 months of the project. It was common knowledge amongst the hundreds of tradesmen that if they found a little ‘Bone Boy’ they were to gently scoop him up onto their machinery and safely deposit him back to us.
Amongst a true cavalcade of machinery, our three little boys flourished and become a part of this mammoth project and story.
Then one day it was time to open. We shut our eyes, crossed our fingers and toes and then took a little peak to see if anyone would come and stay, and that they did!
A fourth boy arrived in the December 2009. The mission (Park AND family) were complete!
It’s true that we started as a paddock and turned it into a Park, which may not have worked. It was a risk but this Park of ours has been a true utter labour of love and we are so proud of where it is at and where it continues to go. Today it seems that thousands of people may agree! Our heart’s burst that your family might stay with us and make memories that mean something.
This family of ours is thankful.
Our warmest regards,
Sophie and Tim Bone
(and our boys Jack, Lachie, Ted & Max)
Family fun on the Bellarine Peninsula
BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park has been custom built for families with young children.
That’s the very reason you will find an indoor water complex, fitness centre, a BMX track, cinema room, flying fox, an indoor toddler play room, adventure playground, full size football goals, 1.2km walking track, soccer goals, croquet lawn, tennis court, coffee bar (because who doesn’t need a morning caffeine fix) and a bucket load more.
Located in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula
You will find us in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula, surrounded by beautiful towns like Point Lonsdale, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads and Drysdale.
Close to beautiful beaches, cracking restaurants, local wineries, and family fun like Adventure Park – Victoria’s best water park.