25 Feb 2020
No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks, when the teacher rings the bell, pack your bags and run … straight to Discovery Parks to start your schoolies vacation!
Here in Australia, Schoolies on the Gold Coast is the mecca of post-school celebrations. But, why limit yourself to a single geo-location, there are so many fun, safe and well-organised events at a variety of places around the country. Check out a heap of schoolie destinations and planned events here.
This year, it’s more important than ever to Holiday Here and support communities rebuilding after the effects of bushfire. So, pile in the car and take that road trip to regional Australia, explore your backyard and make memories from shared experiences to last a lifetime at one of our holiday parks.
It’s right there in the name, beach! This holiday park is your gateway to the white sands of the Whitsunday Islands. With its resort vibe, our holiday park provides the best daytime recovery session - you’ll just want to laze beneath the shade of your umbrella in between dips in the pool and outdoor spas.
Our Standard Studio Cabin is this park’s most popular accommodation and, sleeping up to 6 people, won’t break the bank. Share the cost as well as a fully-equipped kitchen (cooktop, oven, full-size fridge, microwave), bathroom, iron and air-conditioning. The cabin’s open plan will allow for late-night open goss sessions, with midnight snacks of course!Looking to sleep under the stars, pitch your 6-man tent on a grassed Unpowered Site with access to the communal Camp Kitchen, BBQ areas and bathroom facilities.
Sun, sand, surf and turf, what the perfect coastal destination to transition into adulthood. Who knows, you may even spot a Hemsworth while out-and-about exploring the plant-based food scene, local community markets and designer boutiques. Get physical during the day surfing at Watergos Beach or hiking to the lighthouse for stunning views of the ocean and hinterland. Nights are one big party of live music, pubs, bars and nightclubs – for those over 18 schoolies of course!
Feel the natural Byron vibe with a grassed Powered Site for 6 people. Bring your tent and your guitar to make friends with other like-minded neighbours. You’ll have access to the communal Camp Kitchen, BBQ area, amenities block, laundry, on-site café and more.Looking for a more comfortable option with ensuite bathroom and air-conditioning? Split the cost and share a spacious Deluxe 2-Bedroom Cabin sleeping 6 people with king bed in the main bedroom and two sets of single bunks in the second. Meet in the fully equipped kitchen for meal-prep and dine on the large balcony over-looking the park’s lake.
Explore one of SA’s most loved beach towns with a schoolie stay at Robe. The park is a short stroll to white sandy beaches perfect for spending days swimming, surfing and paddling, and nights chillaxing with local brews, fish & chips and ice cream cones.
Might be a little more exceey but, waking up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach is pretty extra. Our new Deluxe Waterfront 2-Bedroom Cabin on the esplanade is the perfect mix of practicality and luxury for 6 people with queen bed and bunks, full kitchen, bathroom, air-conditioning and balcony with outdoor setting.
Smell the salt in the air from your Powered Site. Camp on grass with 5 others on a site that has shade as well as access to an indoor heated pool, communal Camp Kitchen and BBQ, amenities block, WiFi to upload all your envious selfies and more.
Torquay nearly triples in population with schoolies descending on this little town each year. If your plans are to frequent the Torquay Hotel with all the other revellers at night but, you’re looking for a more relaxed lifestyle during the day, our holiday park in Geelong, less than a 30-minute drive away, might just be the place for you and the crew. Spend days lazing on the beach or book a cabana at Geelong Adventure park.
With accommodation for larger groups, you can sleep 8 people in a Standard 3-Bedroom Cabin. You’ll get some privacy with individual bedrooms sleeping 2-3 people but, may fight for bathroom time with one walk-in shower and toilet. But, hey, it’s not hurting your back pocket too much so you can live with that, and maybe a quick refresh in our new indoor, heat, magna-mineral pool.Just looking for somewhere to sleep? Pack the tent, swag and 7 of your besties to set up camp on a grassed Unpowered Site. Most sites are shady and sheltered and all have access to the communal Camp Kitchen and BBQ, on-site café, amenities block, WiFi and laundry.
Just a short ferry ride from the coast of Perth, Discovery – Rottnest Island is nestled behind the dunes of Pinky Beach and offers only safari tent accommodation. Our open-plan safari tents are elevated off the ground, have a solid floor, fly screen and accommodate sleeping arrangements for 2 to 6 people with king/queen bed and/or single bunk configuration.
Spend your days exploring the island with our guide on what to See, Eat & Do on Rottnest Island, or simply relax by the pool getting your sun-smart tan on at our resort. Spend your night’s meeting the friendliest locals, the quokkas – they sure know how to party, just look at their cheeky smile.
The most economical accommodation option is our Standard Tents – though, they aren’t as standard as you think! Perfect for 2 people (you and your BFF), you’ll still enjoy the comforts of home sharing a queen bed and ensuite with your bestie. Keep cool with a ceiling fan and have ‘pres’ at sunset on your outdoor deck with furniture. Dinner can be self-catered at one of the shared BBQ stations in the resort with a ready-to-go or custom food pack from Pinky’s Beach Club – you’re bound to make a bunch of new friends.If you’re looking to share the cost of accommodation with a group stay, a Superior Family Tent sleeps up to 5 people with king bed, a set of single bunks and a rollaway. Your safari tent also comes with a kitchenette (with kettle, microwave, toaster and bar fridge), bed linen, beach and bath towels.
Now that you’ve got the perfect place, it’s time to pack your bags with all the essentials