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Give Mum The Gift Of Travel

27 Apr 2017

Updated May 2022

Mums love a gesture that shows how much you care.

Cooking her dinner or buying a book are great, but nothing beats time spent making memories together while exploring somewhere new.

From a mother-daughter trip to a holiday with the whole family, why wouldn't you celebrate Mum this month?

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With over 80 Discovery Holiday Parks and resorts across Australia, where do we even begin?

To help you create a M-O-T-H-E-R's Day travel package she'll love, read on - and get planning!

M is for Mountain Escape 

The hills are alive with the sound of a Mother's Day getaway!

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Cradle Mountain is Tasmania's Ultimate Winter Escape

If Mum is keen to get her hiking shoes, or skis on in the crisp mountain air, she’ll be stoked if you surprise her with a wintery escape!

In world-class destinations like Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains  Bright in the Victorian Alps or Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, hikers can experience Australia's best trails, drenched in amazing nature.

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Jindabyne is minutes from Australia's best slopes

Any wannabe photographer Mums will love the breathtaking photo opportunities in each of these locations, perfect for a family snap!

Jindabyne, NSW  Cradle Mountain, TAS  

Bright, VIC

O is for Outback Discovery

Tune out, turn off and recharge in the Aussie outback. 

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Lake Kununurra is an outback oasis of calm

Your Mum might already be doing the ‘Great Aussie Adventure,’ or you just know that she loves escaping to anywhere authentic. 

The Australian Outback is the best place in the world to discover campfires, the sounds of nature, our incredible Indigenous history and a sky full of stars. Add a touch of comfy at Discovery Holiday Parks!

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Kings Canyon is not to be missed by air

Why not make her Day by booking her a hike to the top of Kings Canyon, where 360 degree views of Watarrka National Park await. Or you could chase waterfalls and rock pools in the Kimberley, then give freshwater fishing a go in Queensland.

The outback is far from boring, get wild with Mum this year!

Pilbara, WA Lake Kununurra, WA

Kings Canyon, NT  Mount Isa, QLD

T is for Tasting Australia's Best Wine 

Life's too short to drink bad wine, so make sure you taste the good stuff first!

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Winery days are an ideal getaway

In Australia, we're blessed with iconic wine regions to indulge any Mum’s taste for wine. And, because Mother’s Day falls in Autumn, her ultimate wine tour among fallen leaves and lush green vines is the perfect way to treat her. 

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Indulge your love of nature amongst rolling vines

After that, get dressed up for a fancy pairing dinner (or lunch) and embrace the cosy winery vibes Mum’s love!

Clare, SA Barossa Valley, SA

Gerroa, NSW Margaret River, WA

H is for Hearing The Waves

To some of us, a holiday is only real if it's spent by the ocean

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Keep it simple by the beach

Nothing beats sitting on the sand, watching waves and enjoying the sounds of nature. Even when summer's over, time by the sea is good for the soul.

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A bike ride can change your whole perspective

That's why an ocean retreat, with a favourite book or a favourite person could be the peace and quiet your Mum’s been craving - not to mention the ideal way to explore seaside cafes, galleries, bars and restaurants!

Robe, SA Warrnambool, VIC 

Emerald Beach, NSW Tannum Sands, QLD 

Coogee Beach, WA 

E is for Eating Australia's Best Food

The best way to her heart is through her stomach, right? 

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What Mum doesn't love a good cheeseboard?

While Mum may love a new bathrobe or set of smelly soap, she'll definitely remember that fantastic dinner in that brand new place surrounded by you - her loved ones!

Of all of Australia’s cities, perhaps Melbourne has the biggest international reputation among well informed foodies, while Byron Bay will knock you out for vegetarian cuisine, and Hobart is famous for incredible Tassie seafood.

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Pinky's on Rottnest Island do fabulous brunches

On Rottnest Island, Pinky’s Restaurant has a strong reputation for modern Australian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. The list goes on, but all of these should be 'food' for thought!

Bottom line: Do not let your Mum cook dinner for you on Mother’s Day! Give her a night off and let someone else do the work.

Melbourne, VIC Hobart, TAS 

Byron Bay, NSW Rottnest Island, WA 

R is for Down by the River

Life is simple one the water, and whose Mum doesn’t like a rural reset every now and then?

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Slow down in Echuca

Apart from watching the world go slowly by, there are activities galore in our riverside parks for any Mum who's still young or young-at-heart.

Kayaking and boat hire, fishing, and wildlife spotting are all classics, and with Discovery Holiday Parks you’re spoiled for choice throughout the historic Murray-Darling River region.

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Get on the water with your Mum!

Absorb it all, bring your tinny or just go with the flow by the river with Mum! She'll love it. Happy Mother's Day!

Moama, NSW Echuca, VIC 

Forster, NSW Hadspen, TAS  

Nagambie Lakes, VIC 

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