When we decided to finally walk to Wineglass Bay with our kids, our next question was where to stay. The obvious answer? Big4 Iluka Freycinet Holiday Park!
Located near the entrance to Freycinet National Park, the Big 4 Iluka Tasmania is a great choice for people who want an easy, comfortable and affordable holiday option in Coles Bay. It’s especially good for families with a range of cabins and units on offer.
Being just a couple of minutes walk from a great beach and being surrounded by the Hazard Mountain Range are some other good pluses!
However, his wasn’t actually my first stay here. I first visited back in 1998/9 (I can’t quite remember!) with a group of university and work friends. I didn’t have the best experience after my video camera and my friends’ tim tams and alcohol were stolen from our unit while I slept!
The owners at the time decided it was our own fault and wouldn’t assist us in any way which was obviously very disappointing. They did not seem happy at all to have a group of that age at their premises.
It was a long time ago but it did make me hesitate to book (and I probably wouldn’t have had I realised they still have the same owners!) but it is the natural choice for families visiting Coles Bay so I decided to give them another chance. After all, over twenty years has passed!
Thankfully, it was a very different experience this time.
Below, you will find our full Big4 Iluka Freycinet Holiday Park review including what the rooms are like, what facilities exist and where you can find the Iluka Holiday Park Tasmania.
Big4 Iluka Freycinet Holiday Park Review
There are three different two bedroom unit/cabin options as well as Iluka camping sites. The latter are unpowered and on gravel or grass.
All the units/cabins come with self contained kitchens and either a double or queen bed in one room and two bunks in another, sleeping up to 6 people. They come with linen and a TV.
The best option is the two bedroom unit which has plenty of space. Basically, the more you pay, the newer and bigger your cabin with the two bedroom unit having a decent sized living and dining areas and the cabins having much smaller options which will struggle to fit a family.
There is also a backpackers on site.
2 Bedroom Superior Park Cabin
We stayed in a 2 Bedroom Superior Park Cabin as the two bedroom units were all booked for our dates. This is a smaller cabin but we found it had enough space for our needs.
The first thing we noticed was the great deck with tables and chairs where we could see out to the water. The first thing I did after unpacking the car was have a nice glass of wine on this 🙂
The door to the cabin enters the main open plan area with bench lounge seat, table and two extra chairs. There is a TV but it had no reception and we couldn’t watch anything which was a bummer when there was bad weather.
There is also a full kitchen with oven, stove, full fridge and freezer and microwave. It’s a decent size.
This area also has heating and cooling.
To the left is the main bedroom with queen size bed and a decent cupboard area. There is no door for this room.
To the right is a small second bedroom with two sets of bunks at a right angle. There is no storage space in here.
Next to this bedroom is a small bathroom with shower.
The cabin is definitely compact but I didn’t feel squished or like it was too small. It’s on the older side but everything is well maintained and well presented especially the kitchen which looked more recently renovated.
We had a great night’s sleep in our Iluka Big 4 Caravan Park cabin.
The Big 4 Iluka Tas is situated in a pretty spot on 10 acres of bush land with some views out to the water. The centre of the park is a park-like area with playground, great BBQ/camp kitchen facilities, toilets and laundry.
There are also other amenity blocks spread throughout the grounds.
This park is also home to a bakery, tavern, fish and chip shop and small supermarket which is super handy. We could buy the items we needed at the supermarket. The fish and chip shop did have quite limited hours when we visited though.
There are tennis courts next to the park which can be hired.
500MB of free wifi is included. However, I wasn’t able to try this out.
With the Iluka Tavern Tasmania, bakery and fish and chip shop on site, you do have some dining options close by in addition to cooking in your cabin or using the BBQ facilities.
We particularly enjoyed a parma at the Iluka Tavern.
Big4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park Location
The Iluka Holiday Centre Tasmania is located on Reserve Road, Coles Bay. It’s just off the main highway when entering Coles Bay and is signposted. It’s about a 10 minute drive from the car park to walk to Wineglass Bay in Freycinet National Park.
It’s directly opposite Muirs Beach.
We had a good stay here. It’s in a lovely and convenient spot and the park is quiet and fun for our kids. The cabins are good.
It didn’t have the hordes of kids we experienced in St Helens, so I wouldn’t say it is just for families either. I think anyone can enjoy a stay here and it is nice and convenient for exploration into Freycinet National Park.
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Sharon grew up in Tasmania, moved away and then came back with her family twenty years later. She loves re-discovering her home state and sharing it with you here.