Brisbane Holiday Village was built in 1984 and was previously known as Dress Circle Mobile Village & Caravan Park. The Village has come a long way since the Illich family bought the property in 1987. The property contained 216 caravan sites and basic facilities, and the location was an unestablished, quiet area just south of Brisbane City.
The Illich family saw it had high potential and made some dramatic changes in 1987 for the lead up to the World Expo in 1988. Land was cleared and landscaped for powered caravan sites, and a new camping area was created. The World Expo in Brisbane created high exposure and occupancy rates, creating hype for this previously undiscovered Village.
Over the years the family-run business has made drastic changes to create a popular holiday destination. These included:
In 2000 the families hard work was rewarded, when Brisbane Holiday Village (BHV) was one of the first caravan parks in Australia to be accredited by the Caravan Industry of Australia (CIA). Since then BHV has won the Brisbane and Queensland Tourism Awards in 2001, the HMAAQ Award for Excellence in 2004, and the Queensland Tourism and Australian Tourism Award for Best Tourist/Caravan Park.
BHV now has over 300 sites, comprised of budget to 5-star cabins, powered caravan sites, powered ensuite sites, camp sites, semi-permanent and permanent cabins.
BHV has remained an Australian family-owned and operated business, only 12 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. This lush 33-acre property with perfectly maintained grounds and high quality accommodation is rare to come by.