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SECRETS OF NORTHERN NSW

Planning a family holiday – heading up the coast to Forster, Emerald Beach or Harrington – even further to Ballina and Byron? The North Coast of New South Wales is filled with beautiful...  more...

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Forster Tuncurry

The school holidays have arrived and your kids are driving you mental. The last thing you want to do is cram them into a car and take them on a long drive. Head...  more...

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Road To Rainbows' Trip To Pambula Beach

When we were invited to stay at Discovery Parks Pambula Beach, our minds rushed to empty beaches, crisp morning sunrises and a stretch of coast that sheds light on its name, The Sapphire...  more...

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Top 5 Things To Do In Tannum Sands

Dreaming of year-round pleasant temperatures and a dip in the water? Lucky us, we have a park nestled perfectly in your next getaway: Discovery Parks - Tannum Sands. There are so many things...  more...

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Nomads Hit The Road For A Northern Adventure

Every year, as the leaves turn and the temperature drops, thousands of nomads begin their pilgrimage across Australia in pursuit of the sun. Listen closely and you can hear the zipping of suitcases,...  more...

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20,000 Likes Competition Recipe - Episode 1: Damper

You're craving something filling, cheesy and comforting for your camping trip - why not try this damper recipe? Follow the instructions, images, and ingredients below. Stay tuned for the other three winning recipes...  more...

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Top 5 Tips For Taking Kids To The Snow

Nervous about taking young kids to the snow for the first time? It’s a magnificent experience for the whole family – and there is plenty to do for the little ones! Here are...  more...

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Discovery & Aspen: More Happy Campers

Posted by Discovery Parks on 2016-04-21

It’s official.  Industry leader Discovery Parks has recently purchased fellow holiday park operator Aspen Parks and together we can now offer you more than 60 places to camp out.  Currently, we are bringing...  more...

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TOP 5 HEALTH BENEFITS OF GETTING AWAY

Posted by Discovery Parks on 2016-03-28

Most people go on camping trips because they’re tired of the city, wanting to reconnect or just ready for an adventure. Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, beaches, fishing or any other outdoor activity,...  more...

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Road to Rainbows' Trip To Gerroa

Posted by Discovery Parks on 2016-03-22

Gerroa is yet another incredible part of our southern stretch of coast. The rolling green hills, perfect sunrises, uncrowded surf breaks, nearby waterfalls and crystal clear coves. The most laid-back, convenient and tranquil...  more...

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Things To Do In The Murray That Don't Involve The Murray!

My family and I recently stayed at Discovery Parks - Moama West and had a great time exploring the region. Mother Nature occasionally makes the Murray River inaccessible, so it’s great that there’s...  more...

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Amazing Aussie family holidays

Posted by Discovery Parks on 2016-03-03

Amazing Aussie family holidays that won’t blow the budget Our wide, brown land is abundant with amazing holiday destinations – from sand and sparkling surf, to tranquil bushland, bustling cities and everything in...  more...

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Your Complete Guide To Whale Watching Around Australia

  With one of the longest whale watching seasons in the world and sixty percent of whale species calling our waters home, Australia is one of the best places in the world for whale...  more...

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Discover Australia's Aboriginal Art and Culture

Australia’s Aboriginal people are one of the world’s most ancient living cultures with a history spanning 50,000 years. Heading to some of the more remote areas of Australia often provides the opportunity to...  more...

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Things To Do In Port Hedland: For The Outdoor Enthusiast

Chase a new adventure and try these Port Hedland attractions From off-road four wheel driving, to coastal walking trails and endless fishing hot spots, Port Hedland attractions are seeing young, outdoor enthusiasts and...  more...

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Top 5 Things To Do In Port Hedland

This is your complete directory to the best things to do in Port Hedland. These sites will suit anyone staying in the area for 3-5 days and works whether you’re heading there for...  more...

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Discovery Parks - Byron Bay - Stage 1 Development

Adelaide based Discovery Parks has announced the completion of Stage One of its major redevelopment of the Byron Bay Park with further stages rolling out over the next two months. Completed in time...  more...

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Top 5 Things To Do In Forster

Get away for a week and see the things to do Forster has on offer. The region is great for water-based activities, with a few other surprises thrown in for good measure, so...  more...

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Top 5 Things To Do In Ballina

This list of 5 Ballina attractions will suit anyone looking to spend a week away in this beautiful beach side town. Whether you’re looking for a family getaway, a weekend with friends, or...  more...

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Top 5 Things To Do In Hervey Bay

This is your ultimate guide to the best things to do in Hervey Bay. These top 5 things are designed for anyone looking to stay at Hervey Bay accommodation for 2-4 days and...  more...

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Hiking in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania Australia

Cradle Mountain is one of the most popular destinations for hikers in Tasmania. Located in the Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Claire National Park, this beautiful wilderness area is one of the most...  more...

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Eden Fishing

You’ve come all the way to Eden with your family. Your kids are pestering you to take them to something fun, and your wife wants to go on a bushwalk because she’s finished...  more...

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Discover what the Tas-mania is all about!

We're rather precious about our special island state of Tasmania - and some may even say a tad partial when championing its many virtues. So it's good to be reminded that we're not...  more...

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Booti Booti National Park

Well, it looks like against all odds the impossible has happened. Somehow, you and your family are finally bored with all the exciting Forster water activities. You may as well pack up your...  more...

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3 Reasons to Self-Guide With Fraser Island 4WD Hire

Exploring Fraser Island on your Queensland trip is a big task. With so much to do and see, it is unlikely you’ll be able to cram everything you want to do into one...  more...

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Welcome To The Flinders Ranges

Many people only experience the romance of a rugged, untamed natural landscape when they’re watching a classic western film. Escaping through movies is all well and good for some, but if you want...  more...

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Nature And Wildlife Tours: Whale Watching Hervey Bay

The real Australia is right around the corner at the Australiana Top Tourist Park. Find out more about the things to do on the way to Hervey Bay and the magnificent natural wonders...  more...

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Diamond Head NSW

Australia hosts some of the world’s finest national parks, and the Crowdy Bay National Park, right near Harrington, is home to some amazing natural wonders. As you walk along the trail, you will...  more...

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Hervey Bay Accommodation: What To Do On The Way

It is a 3 hour drive between Brisbane and Hervey Bay. This is ideal as it gives you enough time to enjoy the stops along the way. If you’re the type of person...  more...

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CEO Sleepout Grant Wilckens

  Discovery Parks CEO Grant Wilckens has signed up to take part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout for the second year running and will be sleeping rough along with other South Australian CEO's, politicians,...  more...

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3 Ways To Improve Your Golf Swing

So you’ve decided to head down to Harrington Waters Golf Club in New South Wales, which is only a short trip from Discovery Parks - Harrington, for a golfing trip with the lads....  more...

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Woodman Point - A Slice Of Fremantle

Woodman Point is less than 10km from Fremantle, and is still unknown to lots of tourists despite the many attractions and sights nearby, making it a special place and a portion of what...  more...

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Fishing In Western Australia's Pilbara

Who needs to buy a fish for lunch or dinner when you can catch a fish, or several, off the beach in the Pilbara? With this quick fishing guide to the Pilbara, you...  more...

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Digital Detox In The Pilbara

Everyone is talking about the ‘Digital Detox’, a holiday away from your technology, which can be easily achieved in the Pilbara. Sounds thrilling and terrifying all at once, doesn’t it? But apparently, there...  more...

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Swan Valley Wine Tour With A Twist

Australia is known for its wide variety of wineries. Booking a wine tour for the Swan Valley is a must if you want to do it properly. Of course you can plan it...  more...

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What's Your Swan Valley Poison?

It’s inevitable that you will end up eating and drinking far too much when you holiday in the Swan Valley. There are Swan Valley wine tours, self-paced driving tours, loads of heritage-listed buildings...  more...

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Port Hedland - Summer In August

If you didn’t book leave in time for summer holidays, don’t stress. Winter is just around the corner, so take those extra months to save up more and book a holiday for Port...  more...

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Fremantle - City of Festivals

Visiting Fremantle is a lot like having a birthday party. You’ve got the great, indulgent foods (hams, pastas, sauces, sweets, breads), drinks everywhere (coffee, spritzers, cocktails, beers, wines, spirits), wacky and wonderful gifts...  more...

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Hiking In Australia: Karratha

Karratha is nestled in the middle of many amazing sights. Places like the Dampier Archipelago and the Karijini National Park are major tourist locations for northern WA. It is a top location in...  more...

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Dampier Archipelago: Island Treasures

Staying at a popular holiday location on the west coast of Australia is bound to have some drawbacks; over-crowding, expensive, limited and disappointing accommodation. On the other hand, it’s somewhere you’ve been to...  more...

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Make A Splash At Forster Beaches And Rivers

What’s water skiing like? How do you surf? What’s there to see underwater? These are some great things to learn and do in Forster. Forster beaches and rivers can answer all of these...  more...

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Twofold Bay - The Gateway To Eden

Like Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, you too can also have a romantic retreat in Eden, NSW. The area holds a great deal of significance for the Aboriginal people; there...  more...

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How To Pick A Winning Horse At Echuca Races

Give yourself the best odds with this easy guide to picking a winning racehorse when you go to the Echuca Racing Club for a great day of thoroughbred racing. Book ahead with Discovery...  more...

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5 Best Photography Spots Of The Flinders Ranges

The Flinders Ranges National Park is so beautiful and quite compact, with hidden gems all over; you will be left changing lenses faster than 4WD’s change gears. The Flinders Ranges is South Australia’s...  more...

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The Nullarbor Plain: 7 Things To Do and See

Driving across the Nullarbor Plain can be long, tiring and dangerous if you don’t stop along the way to your Roxby Downs accommodation. There are plenty of things to do on this 90-mile...  more...

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Andamooka: A Real Outback Experience

Like the opals that lie beneath its surface, Andamooka is one of South Australia’s hidden gems. The small opal mining town near Roxby Downs on the South Coast gives you access to an...  more...

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Tips For A Great Stay In Echuca Moama

With all the nature that surrounds the Echuca Moama region, it would be a shame not to enjoy it with a picnic, a hike, a bike ride or a wine tour. So whichever...  more...

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Guide To Fishing on Echuca's Murray

Echuca means ‘meeting of the water’, so be sure to pack your fishing gear when you head to this fisherman’s haven. Read this quick guide to fishing in Echuca, including what bait to...  more...

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Lake Hume Activity Cheat Sheet

The lake itself is a wonderful place for contemplation and relaxation. But for those of us who cannot sit still very long, it’s hard to look at this huge body of water without...  more...

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A Taste of the Clare Valley - Anzac Weekend

A WEEKEND OF WINE FOOD AND MUSIC at Discovery Parks - Clare Come and celebrate everything Australian at our free weekend event this ANZAC weekend at Discovery Parks - Clare. We've got a...  more...

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Discovery Parks 10th Birthday Competition - Your Favourite Parks!

Thanks to everyone who took part in our 10th Birthday competition and voted for their favourite Discovery Park! After a month of voting your favourite Discovery Parks are:   1. Discovery Parks - Pambula...  more...

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Top Tourist Summer Hot Deals

  Summer days are stretching out ahead and now's a great time to book a family getaway. Whether you want to hit the beach or the lake, pack up the kids and avoid the...  more...

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Mister Weekend - 7 Reasons To Hike Cradle Mountain

Photo: Mister Weekender Sydney Blogger Mister Weekender recently visited Tasmania and ticked 'Hiking Cradle Mountain' of his bucket list. Here are his 7 reasons why you should hike Cradle Mountain too!   It’s no...  more...

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Welcome to Discovery Holiday Parks - Barossa Valley

  We are very excited to welcome Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley, in the heart of South Australia’s iconic Barossa Valley to the Discovery family!  Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley, formerly the Tanunda Caravan...  more...

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Dometic Follow the Sun Happy Hours - Clare & Lake Bonney

  Dometic Waeco are hosting Follow The Sun Happy Hours at caravan Parks all around Australia and we're taking part! Come and join in the fun and meet Dometic Ambassadors The Stephensons, also known...  more...

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Lake Kununurra - Christmas In July

    Come and experience an authentic Christmas in the Outback on the banks of the Ord River at Discovery Parks - Lake Kununurra. Tickets are limited and bookings are essential. Don't miss out on...  more...

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Australian Road Trip with the Tassie Young Nomads

  In May 2014 Wendy and James from Hobart packed up their lives into their new caravan and hit the open road on a journey of a lifetime travelling around Australia.  They’re sharing their...  more...

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What's Up Downunder Jayco Tour

The crew from What's up Downunder are hitting the road again on their Jayco Tour, stopping in at Discovery Parks along the way. Check out these fun video's they've been posting as they...  more...

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Australian Winter Holidays

  Winter is here but there’s no need to hibernate! There's plenty to see and do in Australia during winter from embracing the cold and heading to the skifields or escaping the dropping temperatures...  more...

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Thanks from Grant - Vinnies CEO Sleepout

Grant Wilckens and the other top 5 SA fundraisers.   Last night Discovery Parks CEO Grant Wilckens took part in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout and raised over $17,000 for the cause. Here's a message...  more...

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Welcome To Discovery Holiday Parks – Tannum Sands!

We are very excited to announce this week we welcomed a new park in to the Discovery Parks family, Discovery Parks – Tannum Sands!   Just a few hundred metres from the surf and...  more...

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CEO Sleepout - Grant Wilckens

  Discovery Parks CEO Grant Wilckens has signed up to take part in this year's Vinnies CEO Sleepout and will be sleeping rough along with other South Australian CEO's, politicians, managing directors and community...  more...

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Caravan Wonderland

  The singer is Sunny Hawkings and he wrote the song while filming the latest summer series of What's Up Downunder.   Caravan ..... Wonderland ... gaurantee you will be humming along in no time.    ...  more...

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Competition Winner - Lisa

  Lisa Hosking recently won a $500 Discovery Parks Voucher at the SA Caravan and Camping Show. We asked Lisa a few questions about how she intends to use the voucher.   "Hi Lisa, Who...  more...

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Adventure Holidays!

  Here's one for the more adventurous amongst us. Five of our holiday parks have been named by Holidays With Kids Magazine as being perfectly located for holidayers looking to go Adventure Caving! These...  more...

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Touring The Top End

Motorcycling enthusiast Graeme Noad (otherwise known as 'The Toad') is touring Australia on his Victory Motorcycle, blogging his Toad On The Road stories for Victory Motorcycles Australia along the way. This week he...  more...

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Discovery Holiday Parks - Warrnambool on What's Up Downunder

Check out our Park Manager Danny talking about Discovery Parks - Warrnambool with Terry and Ange from What's Up Downunder! The clip was filmed late last year for the What's Up Downunder Summer...  more...

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Easter Bunny Bag

We love this Easter Bunny bag by jellyfishjelly, perfect for Easter Egg hunts while on holiday!   All you need is: a stapler 3 paper plates some ribbon or string for the handle items...  more...

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Nick and Agnes in Hobart

Nick and Agnes from GoSeeAustralia.com.au are currently on a 3 week campervan tour of Tasmania. This week, they rolled into Discovery Parks - Hobart for a few nights, here's what they had to...  more...

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Easter Holidays!

Easter & April School Holidays are just a hop skip and a jump away! And we're hopping excited with all the activities we've got planned! Check out what's on at your favouirte park...  more...

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What’s Cookin’ at Lake Kununurra?

Located in the heart of the East Kimberley, there’s so much to see and do in this popular tourist region. With its perfect climate, swimming, fishing, pleasure cruising and canoeing are all popular...  more...

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Easter & April School Holidays

Make it a looooong weekend to remember Take only 3 annual leave days between Easter and Anzac Day and make it an extra Loooong Weekend to Remember. The Easter break and April school...  more...

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Its time to plan your 2014 Top End Adventure

As summer slips away from the southern states it’s time to start planning how you’re going to chase the Sun this year! Bookings are already flooding in for those making the trek across...  more...

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Australia Day 2014

What are you doing this Australia Day? We've got plenty of activites planned, check out what's on at your favouirte park over the long weekeknd and join in the fun. Discovery Parks -...  more...

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Sapphire Soaker is now open!

Discovery Parks - Pambula Beach We've kicked off summer with a splash and the opening of our brand new water park the 'Sapphire Soaker' at Pambula Beach! Check out our Pambula Beach facebook...  more...

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Frozen Moments 2013

We received some great photos over the Winter in our Jindabyne Frozen Moments competition.   The winning pic was taken by Ben Klaus (above) and featured his daugther experiencing Snow for the first time!...  more...

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Discover the Real Outback in Kalgoorlie

When people want to see the real outback, they visit Kalgoorlie. A scenic drive from Perth, the journey to Kalgoorlie is all part of the experience and a must-do pilgrimage for caravanners. En...  more...

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