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Discovery Holiday Parks Byron Bay - Stage 1 Development


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

Completed in time for the summer season are 16 new waterfront cabins built at a cost of $3 million and a massive new waterpark, 500sqm in size with a 3 metre high waterslide and a ¼ million litre free form lagoon style swimming pool.

The waterfront cabins are idyllically located on the north western side of the Park, positioned to take in the view from the lake. Each cabin has a private deck that is cantilevered over the lake ensuring prime waterfront location.

“These new waterfront cabins are the centrepiece of our development at Byron” said Discovery Holiday Parks Chief Marketing Officer Dana Ronan “They bring a real experiential element to accommodation with their quality finishing’s and unique waterfront positioning and, we believe, will change the perception of Holiday Park accommodation”.

The cabins have been uniquely designed with a shared entry such that they can be let as either a family three bedroom apartment, or as a studio or two bedroom apartment giving the Park much more flexibility in its room stock offering.

“Alongside the new cabins is our waterpark – one of the biggest caravan park waterparks in Australia and certainly the largest in the suite of Discovery properties”, said Discovery Holiday Parks Chief Marketing Officer Dana Ronan.  Significantly, the waterpark has been designed with a zero depth splash pad allowing minimal opportunity for water evaporation, with water cycled back into a balance tank where is treated and reused ensuring maximum efficiency of resources”.

The waterpark and the new cabins propel the park and the Byron Bay region into an affordable destination for families with a destination park specifically designed for young families with children aged 0-12, providing affordable and value for money family experiences.  

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 incredible places to experience on earth.

Hikers will be fascinated by the hanging landscapes of this area. Rugged mountain terrain is engulfed with ancient forests. Magnificent pines and beech trees fill the area and surround the glacial lake. The pure air is oxygen-rich and fills your lungs with a crisp-cool feeling.

The woods are teeming with life. Animals found nowhere else on the planet can be found scurrying near the trails, and many of the larger species can be seen grazing in the open spaces. Cradle Mountain home to many species of flora and fauna.

Cradle Mountain Overland Track

The Cradle Mountain Overland Track is something every hiker must experience in their lifetime. This six day walking tour takes you through the heart of the Tasmanian Wilderness Heritage Area and allows you to experience first-hand the true beauty and wonder of the area.

Hikers of every level of experience can enjoy hiking here. Guided tours are offered for different fitness and comfort levels. Hikers can hike through the area and camp at night in their own tents, or opt for a tour that uses huts for accommodations along the way. For those who want the true wilderness experience, self-guided maps are available.

Hiking in Cradle Mountain is allowed throughout the year. For those who love winter, you can hike through the mountain with the help of snow shoes. All hikers are encouraged to try hiking in Cradle Mountain at different times of the year so that you get a full experience.

Arriving At Cradle Mountain

Access to Cradle Mountain is quite simple. From the Australian mainland, simply sail with Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne to Devonport, Tasmania. The ships are equipped with all of the luxuries imaginable, making your trip to Tasmania a comfortable one. Upon your arrival, you can take a coach straight to Cradle Mountain.

If you love hiking, Cradle Mountain is your ultimate destination. Nowhere on earth will you experience nature in the same way as you will at Cradle Mountain.


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, managing directors and community leaders on the 25th of June helping to raise funding and awareness for homelessness in Australia.


Here's a few words from Grant on why he has decided to take part and lend his support:


As some of you may know, I participated in the Vinnies' CEO Sleepout last year.

Last year's effort was a resounding success and I was extremely proud knowing my efforts, along with the generous support, played a part in raising money for this life changing cause.

I couldn't miss the opportunity to do the same again this year, therefore, I am writing to advise that I will be joining some of Australia's top business and community leaders sleeping rough on one of the coldest nights of the year again on the 25th June.

I know we can all make a significant difference by enriching people's lives. Funds raised through the Vinnies CEO Sleepout will go towards helping more than 100,000 Australian men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness to find the warmth, safety and dignity that they desperately deserve.

In South Australia, the money raised has helped the homeless through:

  • Homeless mentoring - providing pathways to employment for selected people experiencing homelessness
  • Refugee support - providing housing for new arrivals fleeing dangerous situations, through our Migrant & Refugee Service
  • Households in crisis - extending the existing home visitation program to provide higher level support for households with challenging financial circumstances at risk of experiencing homelessness counselling to clients to address the issues that significantly contribute to their repeated experiences of homelessness

Please support me once again in reaching my donation goal -

This is a great initiative and is reflective of Vinnies' determination to provide real alternatives to homelessness and to truly offer a hand up, not only a hand out.


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A Taste of the Clare Valley - Anzac Weekend



at Discovery Holiday Parks - Clare

Come and celebrate everything Australian at our free weekend event this ANZAC weekend at Discovery Holiday Parks - Clare.

We've got a full programme lined up with live music, fundraiser sausage sizzles , two up games, out door movies and more. Come and stay for the weekend and join in all the fun. All events are free for everyone to attend.


A Taste Of The Clare Valley Weekend Programme

Clare ANZAC Weekend Programme


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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 Holiday Park!

After a month of voting your favourite Discovery Holiday Parks are:


1. Discovery Holiday Parks - Pambula Beach

Our largest park is a big hit with kids, who'll never complain of boredom. How could they? There's a heated swimming pool and spa, games room, jumping pillow and Kids Club. Pambula Beach is a three and a half hour drive from Canberra, with daily flights from Melbourne and Sydney to nearby Merimbula.

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2. Discovery Holiday Parks - Robe

If accommodation right next to white sands, family-friendly shallows and waking up to the sound of breaking waves is your perfect beach holiday, look no further than Robe and the multi-award winning Discovery Holiday Parks - Robe. With cabin and campsite accommodation, you'll find yourself lost amidst stunning beaches, rugged cliffs, mountainous sand dunes and national reserves.

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3. Discovery Holiday Parks - Lake Bonney

One of Australia's best aquatic playgrounds awaits you at Discovery Holiday Parks - Lake Bonney, in the Riverland town of Barmera. Dive in and experience the broad range of family-friendly water sports. Enjoy the space and spend some quality time with the kids.

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4. Discovery Holiday Parks - Warrnambool

Discovery Holiday Parks - Warrnambool offers day trip heaven in every direction. When you're ready to rest your weary selves, it will be a joy to come home to our extensive range of accommodation, from a 4.5 star luxury spa cabin to a simple, shaded, grassed camp site.

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5. Discovery Holiday Parks - Barossa Valley

Discovery Holiday Parks - Barossa Valley is only a few minutes walk to the centre of Tanunda, Barossa's picturesque main town and nearby to wineries, historic buildings, museums, scenic tours, bush walks, art galleries, fine restaurants and more

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6. Discovery Holiday Parks - Clare

Submit to the riches of the Clare Valley, where internationally acclaimed wines flow, fresh produce is bountiful, the scenery is stunning (no matter what season) and your kids can stretch their legs in the great outdoors.

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7. Discovery Holiday Parks - Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Bring your family or loved one and immerse yourself in a true wilderness experience. Discovery Holiday Parks - Cradle Mountain is located on the perimeter of the World-Heritage listed Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park, home of the famous Cradle Mountain in Tasmania's Western Wilderness.

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8. Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands

A quiet bushland setting with direct access to the golden sands of Tannum Beach and within walking distance of the picturesque seaside communities of Tannum Sands and Boyne Island is where you'll find Discovery Holiday Parks  - Tannum Sands, tucked away from the hustle and bustle providing a sanctuary to escape the everyday and embrace a relaxed coastal lifestyle centred on the outdoors and marine pursuits.

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9. Discovery Holiday Parks - Jindabyne

Overlooking the gorgeous Lake Jindabyne, Discovery Holiday Parks - Jindabyneis an awesome all year adventure destination. The region's alpine country ski slopes beckon in winter. Summer's the time for mountain biking, white-water rafting, horse-riding and bushwalking.

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10. Discovery Holiday Parks - Rockhampton

Ten acres of landscaped gardens, views of majestic Mount Archer in the distance and 300 days of sunshine per year. Discovery Holiday Park - Rockhampton is just 10 minutes from the bustling town centre with plenty of pools playgrounds nad things for the whole family. You may not even want to leave the luxury of your 4.5 star apartment, with air-conditioning in every room and our gorgeous camp site settings must been seen to be believed. Plus for those on a budget we have a range of budget accommodation including motel style rooms.

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Thanks for everyone who voted, and congratulations to our winners:

Discovery Holiday Parks - Pambula Beach - Colin Sprague

Discovery Holiday Parks - Robe - Terryne Whittaker

Discovery Holiday Parks - Lake Bonney - Angelina Kabos

Discovery Holiday Parks - Warrnambool - Lexie Picken

Discovery Holiday Parks - Barossa Valley - David Campbell

Discovery Holiday Parks - Clare - Cherie Tomlin

Discovery Holiday Parks - Cradle Mountain - Glenn Stickland

Discovery Holiday Parks - Tannum Sands - Loretta Potts

Discovery Holiday Parks - Jindabyne - Tatiana Pavlovskaya

Discovery Holiday Parks- Rockhampton - Dean Butler


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