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Science says: Live long and holiday!

Science says: Live long and holiday!

The key to longevity. If anyone really needs a reason to go on a holiday- we’ve got a good one. Holidays help you live longer! If you’ve got the wanderlust bug and need an excuse to set off on a holiday, tell everyone, that science demands that you take this holiday… or you will die! […]

Science says: Live long and holiday!

The key to longevity.

If anyone really needs a reason to go on a holiday- we’ve got a good one. Holidays help you live longer!
If you’ve got the wanderlust bug and need an excuse to set off on a holiday, tell everyone, that science demands that you take this holiday… or you will die!
Ok, that’s not completely true BUT research has revealed that going on holiday helps you live longer!

The study says…

The University of Helsinki recently published in the Journal of Nutrition, Health and Ageing. The 40-year-long study found people who take less than three weeks off work annually were 37% more likely to die young compared to those that gave higher priority to their holiday time.
The University recruited over 1,200 businessmen between the ages of 40 and 55 in 1974 and 1975. Each participant was at risk for cardiovascular disease, the risk factors including smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or being overweight.
The results were presented at the European Society of Cardiology conference in Munich, recommending doctors to prescribe “holidays” to at-risk patients instead of a lifestyle overhaul.
This study is just the latest in a string of studies that proves the benefits of travel. Among them, it’s been shown that traveling makes you happier than buying things, makes you more attractive if you’re single and even makes you more employable in the long-term!

Health benefits of holidays

Holidays make people happy! We don’t really need science to tell us that a link exists between holidays and happiness. Going on a holiday can be as important to your health as exercising and eating your fruits and veggies! In fact, scientists claim that: failing to get away from the day-to-day stress of the office overrules any benefits gained from eating healthily and doing exercise.

The key to Happiness

  1. The first element of happiness is positive emotions.
    • Joy, interest, contentment and love.
  2. The next element is meaning.
    • Giving people a sense of purpose.
  3. The final part is engagement.
    • Giving people a sense of involvement.

What else do holidays do to boost life expectancy?

  1.    Reduce depression and stress
    • Taking a break can help reduce stress levels, which in turn can boost immunity.
    • Visiting a new place and taking out time exclusively for yourself and family or friends makes you believe that there is so much more to look forward to in the world.
  2.    Get more sleep
    • Holidays help you to relax and get more sleep which is great for your mental health. Peeple who don’t take regular holidays tend to work longer hours and get less sleep, which has a severe impact on health and productivity in the long term.
  3.    Improve productivity:
    • Going on holidays can help improve your productivity at work. You can come back with a fresh mind and fresh motivation to deliver better at your workplace.

You don’t have to go abroad – take a local break in Brisbane

Holidays don’t necessarily mean travelling to another country. Often big overseas holidays equal big costs, lots of time taken to save and stress involved in planning itinerary, passports etc..

So why not plan for your big overseas holiday every 3-5 years, and in the mean time (the in-between years) why not look local?

Not only does Brisbane Holiday Village offer a great range of holiday cabinscaravan sites, and camping accommodation, but we’re here for your health! We offer amazing facilities and a tropical resort-style feel to your holiday that will leave you refreshed and ready to take on the world again!

Grab a great holiday deal by booking directly with us! OR give our friendly reception staff a call on (07) 3341 6133.

So go ahead and book your much-needed holiday – your life could be at risk!

– The BHV Team

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Solar Panel Systems: Eco-friendly sustainability on the rise at BHV

Solar Panel Systems: Eco-friendly sustainability on the rise at BHV

Being sustainable and responsible for the environment is becoming more and more important in this day and age. That’s why Brisbane Holiday Village have installed a massive 50KW solar panel grid system to help us be as environmentally sustainable and as eco-friendly as possible! Solar Panels – the new black? Let’s face it, solar energy […]

Solar Panel Systems: Eco-friendly sustainability on the rise at BHV

Being sustainable and responsible for the environment is becoming more and more important in this day and age. That’s why Brisbane Holiday Village have installed a massive 50KW solar panel grid system to help us be as environmentally sustainable and as eco-friendly as possible!

Solar Panels – the new black?

Let’s face it, solar energy is definitely the future trend of energy. These days, many households have converted their homes to run on solar energy – So why not power our business?

Brisbane Holiday Village has spent 7 months developing and installing an awesome solar panel power system! Our Reception, Maintenance and Housekeeping buildings are now powered by the SUN!

We are working hard to be part of the environmental solution, rather than part of the problem!

 

Why did BHV invest in solar?

  • Energy Alternative – and renewable
    Solar energy is a great alternative to replace fossil fuel as the major energy source is the sun, which is (luckily) renewable at absolutely no cost!
  • It’s environmentally friendly – pollution free and no greenhouse gasses
    We believe that effort should be made to reduce the pollution entering our environment. Solar panels are able to catch the energy from the sun and convert it to electricity! This means that  solar energy uses less carbon = less coal = smaller carbon footprint!
  • Low/no maintenance
    Once installed, solar panel systems can last twenty to thirty years without major maintenance needed! Sure, a check once a year is ideal, but still, a penny saved!
  • Cost effective
    Less electricity and power is taken from the power grids in the community. This makes actually makes solar cheeper! The upside is that we can spend all the extra money that we saved on maintenance and power grid costs and put it towards new facilities for our holiday park!

How does solar improve the park?

Brisbane Holiday Village has worked hard to develop our solar system as an extension of our ongoing solar development at the Village. We have (so-far) integrated solar tube lights and solar hot water into our updated amenities blocks, restaurant, housekeeping and reception areas, as well as providing all of our holiday cabins with solar hot water systems.

We have reduced our carbon footprint and impact on the environment, and are looking to invest the savings from our Solar panel program into new facilities and eco-friendly options to prolong the future of our Holiday Park, and our earth!

Not only has the power taken from the community grid been reduced, but our Village can sustain its core running power from the sun!

 

BHV’s Sustainability Awards

Brisbane Holiday Village has won many awards over the years. One of our proudest achievements is our Gold Level Gumnut Award. The Gumnut Award Program is a progressive rating scheme for holiday, tourist and residential parks that recognises a proven commitment to

environmental sustainability and social responsibility.

To make sure that BHV is part of the environmental solution rather than the problem, we have employed the following initiatives:

  • Installed bore water pumps to minimise the amount of town water used for maintaining the gardens.
  • Planted native trees and shrubs to attract native animals and buffer traffic noises and dust.
  • Fitted low flow shower heads and half flush cisterns.
  • Utilised tank water for the washing machines in the Housekeeping Department.
  • Upgraded two amenity blocks with low flow shower heads and taps; duel flush toilet systems and urinals; gas boosted solar hot water system; solar tube lights and front loader washing machines (saving 100 litres of water per cycle).
  • Installed light sensors, timers and solar hot water systems in all holiday cabins.
  • Provided on-site paper, plastic, glass and cardboard recycling bins.

Interested in Brisbane Holiday Village?

Not only are we trying to save the world, but we also offer a great range of holiday cabins, caravan sites, and camping accommodation for everyone!

Grab a great holiday deal by booking directly with us! OR give our friendly reception staff a call on (07) 3341 6133.

 

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Sandstone Point Development with BIG4

Sandstone Point Development with BIG4

On the glistening shores of Pumicestone Passage, a stone’s throw from the iconic Bribie Island, is the brand new BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort. Developing the Sunshine State Tourism is an important driver of the Queensland economy, creating jobs, attracting investments and sustaining communities. As a Holiday/Resort Park, we believe that it is our duty […]

Sandstone Point Development with BIG4

On the glistening shores of Pumicestone Passage, a stone’s throw from the iconic Bribie Island, is the brand new BIG4 Sandstone Point Holiday Resort.

Developing the Sunshine State

Tourism is an important driver of the Queensland economy, creating jobs, attracting investments and sustaining communities. As a Holiday/Resort Park, we believe that it is our duty to help communities by supporting and promoting the growing tourism industry of Queensland.

So, we’re looking NORTH. Up Bribie Island way

Bribie Island isn’t just concentrated on seniors and young folks anymore. Bridging the age gap that many people associate with the slow, relaxing beach life that Bribie Island offers, comes the new Sandstone Point Family Holiday Resort, run by BIG4 Holiday Parks!

There is nothing like the Sandstone Point Family Holiday Resort up Bribie Island way – with concert goers and tourists able to party, play and stay all in the one place!

The Resort provides a range of short term accommodation including cabins, caravan sites and camping sites.

Check out the accommodation and facilities available to guests:

  • 49 Cabins
  • 67 Powered Caravan/Camping Sites
  • 12 Powered Caravan/Camping Sites with ensuite
  • 22 Tent Camping Sites
  • 3 Shared BBQ/Camp Kitchen Areas
  • 2 Amenities Blocks
  • Waterpark, complete with giant 800L tipping bucket
  • 500sqm Swimming pool, with a wade in pool area for the little ones
  • Café/lounge area
  • Tennis court
  • Children’s playground
  • Jumping pillow
  • Games and Kid’s play room

A bit closer to home in Brisbane

Brisbane Holiday Village loves supporting and singing the achievements of our friends within the travel and tourism industry – But we need your support too!

We are always looking at new ways to improve our park – so tell us what you’d like to see! Send us a message through our online chat and let us know what facilities you think would make our park even better!

Not sure what we need? Check out our current facilities!

 

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Caravan made from LEGO bricks is breaking records with BHV!

Caravan made from LEGO bricks is breaking records with BHV!

Caravan made from LEGO™ Bricks is coming to Brisbane Holiday Village in September 2018, and we want you to join us! Our journey starts with a thousand bricks Many of us today think of our humble LEGO bricks and remember a time when we were young. Think back to the spaceship, castle or pirate ship that you […]

Caravan made from LEGO bricks is breaking records with BHV!

Caravan made from LEGO™ Bricks is coming to Brisbane Holiday Village in September 2018, and we want you to join us!

Our journey starts with a thousand bricks

Many of us today think of our humble LEGO bricks and remember a time when we were young. Think back to the spaceship, castle or pirate ship that you built out of LEGO. Do you remember that it was SO good that it belongs on the cover of TIME magazine? Let’s face it – who didn’t fancy themselves as a creative genius when it came to those little plastic bricks with which to build the world (quite literally)?

Big dreams have blossomed from those colourful bricks, but always on a miniature scale. We never had enough LEGO to build that life-size spaceship. castle or pirate ship.

Until now…

LEGO isn’t child’s play anymore

Like all wonderful creations – a man had a dream. Take one 1973 Viscount Royal vintage caravan and over 280,000 LEGO bricks and make the World’s Largest Caravan.

It took over 10 weeks, 500 man-hours, 700kg of LEGO bricks, 70 litres of glue and a team of over 16 incredible volunteers.  The caravan is 2.2-metre-tall and 5-metres long. It comes equipped with a double bed, wardrobe sink, stove, refrigerator, dinette, cupboards with sliding draws and other features typical of a 1970’s caravan. The best bit? It is ALL made out of LEGO bricks!

The Caravan was started in March 2018 by professional LEGO builder Ben Craig in his garage on the Gold Coast and was funded by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia and Top Parks, with the intent to break the Guinness World Record for the largest caravan made from LEGO bricks at the 50th Anniversary of the Queensland Caravan Camping & Touring Supershow earlier this year.

Due to circumstances beyond their control, the caravan remained incomplete by the show’s end.

For a project that cost in excess of $100,000 (by comparison, a 1973 Viscount Royal would have cost around $2000 brand new), the creators were not to be dissuaded – the Caravan is coming to Brisbane Holiday Village!

 

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BHV Award for Excellence – HotelsCombined

BHV Award for Excellence – HotelsCombined

  RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD Brisbane Holiday Village has caught the attention of prominent holiday and hotel comparison website HotelsCombined with our amazing guest reviews. We have received a 9.1 Customer Satisfaction Rating and a fantastic new award to add to our collection: Recognition of Excellence 2018!   WHY ARE WE EXCELLENT? Brisbane Holiday Village is […]

BHV Award for Excellence – HotelsCombined

 

RECOGNITION OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

Brisbane Holiday Village has caught the attention of prominent holiday and hotel comparison website HotelsCombined with our amazing guest reviews.

We have received a 9.1 Customer Satisfaction Rating and a fantastic new award to add to our collection: Recognition of Excellence 2018!

 

WHY ARE WE EXCELLENT?

Brisbane Holiday Village is one of the best caravan parks in Brisbane!

Our staff are proud of every cabin, campsite and caravan plot we offer to our guests and we work hard to answer queries, accommodate needs and special requests by our guests to ensure they have a wonderful stay with us!

We also offer an amazing range of on-site facilities – our extensive range of modern facilities and amenities is beyond comparison with other camping and caravan parks in Queensland!

  • 18-hole Mini Golf
  • BBQ Area
  • Tennis Court
  • On-Site Restaurant
  • Resort-style Pool
  • Kid’s Splash Pool
  • Multi-purpose Sports Field
  • Playgrounds
  • Instant PhotoBooth
  • Table Tennis
  • Bike Track
  • Bird Feeding
  • Amenity Blocks
  • Laundries
  • Welcome Lounge

 

THANK YOU!

Brisbane Holiday Village boasts the highest standards of Customer Satisfaction worldwide and we would like to say Thank You to all our wonderful guests who have left us such positive reviews!

We could not have achieved this award without your help, feedback and positive reviews!

 

REVIEW US

If you enjoyed your stay at Brisbane Holiday Village and have not reviewed us yet – we would love to hear from you!

You can review us on our Website, on Google Reviews or through the booking agency that you used to book your stay with us (HotelsCombined, TripAdvisor, etc)

 

 

BOOKING ACCOMMODATION

Brisbane Holiday Village has a wide range of accommodation options!

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G’DAY Rewards – Mates rates everywhere, every day

G’DAY Rewards – Mates rates everywhere, every day

Discovery Parks & Top Parks Australia’s biggest network of Holiday Parks   Say G’day to G’DAY Rewards! Top Parks and Discovery Parks have joined forces with G’DAY Rewards! This means that you not only have access to Australia’s biggest network of Holiday Parks, but if you are a G’DAY Rewards member, you’ll receive a discount […]

G’DAY Rewards – Mates rates everywhere, every day

Discovery Parks & Top Parks

Australia’s biggest network of Holiday Parks

 

Say G’day to G’DAY Rewards!

Top Parks and Discovery Parks have joined forces with G’DAY Rewards!

This means that you not only have access to Australia’s biggest network of Holiday Parks, but if you are a G’DAY Rewards member, you’ll receive a discount of 10% or up to $50 each stay!

From the outback to the beach; scenic mountains to the bustling city, to wine regions and more! As a G’DAY Rewards member, you will have access to the most sensational locations across the country – that’s 270+ diverse and spectacular destinations!

 

Travelling can be expensive – so get rewarded

G’DAY Rewards members have access to exclusive deals and benefits that help take your holiday dollar that little bit further. The G’DAY Rewards program can save you a considerable amount if you are travelling for a couple of weeks or months.

As a member of the G’DAY community, you’ll not only save on accommodation, but enjoy everyday savings with in-park benefits and exclusive deals through partnerships with trusted brands.

Joining up is easy! You can sign up online here at G’DAY Rewards.

If you are already on the road, you can join when you next visit a Top Parks or Discovery Parks destination! You’ll be given a membership card that you can use for upcoming stays or if you join online, you can use your confirmation email with your membership number as validation.

G’DAY Rewards membership only costs $50 to join and is valid for two (2) years, making it quick and easy to get your money’s worth within the first or second stay. Organising your trip can be simple and stress free by booking through the membership portal and the easy to navigate websites. All you have to do is type in your destination, choose a park and enter in your membership number! Whether you have a caravan or require a cabin or villa, you’re always guaranteed quality accommodation for a great price. Does it get any better than that?!

Check out special deals for Top Parks here and for Discovery Parks here.

 

Book with Brisbane Holiday Village

Brisbane Holiday Village is a proud member of Top Parks!!  This means that you can use your G’DAY Rewards membership when you book with us!

We have a variety of Holiday Cabins and caravan sites available (including powered sites, ensuite sites and XL ensuite sites) as well as powered and unpowered camping grounds.

Our village offers a variety of resort facilities including FREE WIFI, a lagoon pool, kiddies splash pool (with water fountains), on-site restaurant, mini-golf, tennis court, multi-purpose sports field, and free parking.

Grab a great holiday deal by booking directly with us OR give our friendly reception staff a call on (07) 3341 6133.

Don’t forget to tell us your G’DAY Rewards membership number when you book to receive 10%* off!

 

 

So get out there and explore this great country of ours – with Australia’s best holiday park loyalty program!

– The BHV Team

 

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