Australia is looking to be in a drought of caravan parks amid the recent news that Big 4 Holiday Park in Bairnsdale will be shutting its doors to holidaymakers next month, just adding to the influx of closures in the past few years.
It is starting to seem holiday parks across Australia are beginning to put their focuses elsewhere, with a number of park closures over the last decade and very few new openings. Owner of Big 4 in Bairnsdale is the neighbouring business Patties Foods, which CEO Paul Hitchcock has decided to shift their best interest into making food than running a holiday park for caravaners and holidaymakers.
“We are committed to the Bairnsdale region, committed to the Bairnsdale bakery… we want to focus our energy on what we do best, which is making pies and sausage rolls.
“We’ve got icon brands… Four n Twenty, Herbert Adams and the Nannas brand… and running a pie business is what we’re good at, not running a holiday caravan park.”