For us, the best part about Emerald Beach were the kangaroos. There are several families of wild kangaroos that laze around the holiday park on their way to the beach - I'm not kidding. The kids could not believe there were kangaroos just sitting right outside our cabin window.
Poolside at Big 4
Our cabin itself was small but perfect for our needs, with a self contained kitchen, bathroom, queen sized bed and two bunk beds for the little ones. There are also many powered and unpowered camp sites through out the holiday park to accommodate tents, caravans and campervans.
It took us one minute to reach the beach from our cabin door, and Emerald Beach really is a great destination. It is a popular surfing location and Solitary Island Surf School is conveniently located within the park grounds, in case you want to learn to surf.
Merry go round in the playground
Slides in the playground
Big 4 Emerald Beach is the most child friendly holiday park we have visited in Australia. They have an excellent playground, complete with a giant jumping pillow and merry go round. There is also a games room and movie room and children's activity programs run during school holidays.
The heated outdoor pool
Every Wednesday all are welcome to attend a FREE pancake breakfast. After all those pancakes you will need to do a few laps in the heated outdoor pool and maybe visit the hot rock sauna as well. There are plenty of other activities to keep everyone busy including hiring of equipment such as tennis rackets, basketballs, volleyballs and go karts.
Fiddaman's Creek and the shady paperbarks found throughout the park
We wandered up the road for dinner to La Hacienda 101, a colorful Mexican restaurant which I highly recommend, especially the chocolate nachos for dessert. Our family's experience of staying at Big 4 Emerald Beach was fantastic, and we found it to be a perfect stopping point located just off the Pacific Highway, north of Coff's Harbour.