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18 Jun 2020

While Victoria may be one of the smaller states in Australia, it’s size definitely doesn’t reflect all the family holiday fun that is jam-packed into this tiny destination. We’ve gone straight to the source, our very knowledgeable Park Staff, for advice on the best free and inexpensive regional activities to keep everyone amused.




What is the best thing to do in your park?

“On a hot day swim in one of our two pools or sit down at the river and fish”. Sean - Park Manager Discovery Parks Maidens Inn Moama Pool


What is the best thing to do in the Echuca-Moama region?

“Spend the day exploring the region on your bikes with the kids. You could ride your bikes to the park/botanical gardens in Moama and then to Three Black Sheep to have lunch. If you’re up for it, you can keep riding to the BMX track by the 5 mile boat ramp”. Sean - Park Manager Discovery Parks Maidens Inn Moama - Bike Riding


What is the best free thing to do in the Echuca-Moama region?

Walk from the Echuca/Moama Information Centre following the path along the Murray River. Walk through the Old Port area and end up down at the moorings of the old paddle steamer. There you’ll find BBQs, a playground for the kids, and a lovely grass area to watch the world go by”. Sean – Park ManagerDiscovery Parks Maidens Inn Moama - River Walk




What is the best thing to do in your park?

“Book a cabin overlooking the pool and grab some fresh produce from the Queen Victoria Market for breakfast, lunch or dinner on your balcony”.  Chad – Park Receptionist   Discovery Parks Melbourne - Pool Cabin


What is the best thing to do in Melbourne city?

“Visit the Melbourne Aquarium. There is so much to see with fish, sharks, penguins, stingrays swimming all around. It’s a big day out!”. Jeff - Park Manager

Travel Tip: Buy your entry tickets online to save 15% offDiscovery Parks Melbourne - Melbourne Aquarium 

What is the best free thing to do in Melbourne’s CBD?

“Grab a coffee and walk through Melbourne’s laneways to see all the graffiti art. Hosier Lane is one of the most popular”. Priscilla – Assistant Park Manager  

Find more free things to see & do in Melbourne hereDiscovery Parks Melbourne - Hosier Lane




What is the best thing to do in your park?

“Kids don’t feel the cold so it’s never off-season when it comes to swimming. Ours may be outdoors but the pool and separate spa are heated. It’s a family-friendly area with shade sails and a small outdoor spa for everyone to use”. Lyn - Housekeeping Discovery Parks Warrnambool - Pool


What is the best thing to do in Warrnambool?

“The Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village for a history lesson during the day and head back for impression the Sound and Light show at night”. Ray - Park Manager

Travel Tip: Buy a day and night package ticket to save 30% off Discovery Parks Warrnambool - Maritime Village


What is the best free thing to do in Warrnambool and its surrounds?

“Whale season from July to September is pretty exciting. There have even been some early sightings at the mouth of the river as well as in Portland. You can follow the Whale Trail Map to find them but, the best place is from the viewing platform at Logan’s Beach”. Kylie - Front Office

Keep up to date with the latest Whale sightings in the region hereDiscovery Parks Warrnambool - Whale Watching




What is the best thing to do in your park?

“You can’t go past a dip in our amazing mineral pool. But, it’s not just any ordinary pool; it’s indoors, it’s heated and, it’s HUGE so there's plenty of room for pool games all year round”. Sandy – Park Manager Discovery Parks Geelong - in park activities


What is the best thing to do in your region?

“During AFL season, take the 15-minute walk from the park to see the mighty Cats in action at GMHBA Stadium”. Sandy – Park Manager

“Victoria’s most epic water theme park, Adventure Park, is just a 20-minute drive away and heaps of fun for the family with a Tsunami wave pool to the 6 lane aqua racer. My favourite ride is the Lazy River - you grab a tube and just float along the river. It’s so relaxing you won’t want it to end!” Mary - Housekeeper Discovery Parks Geelong - Adventure Park 

What is the best free thing to do in your region?

“Take a walk along the Barwon River which is located directly opposite the park. If you’re feeling a bit more active, take a bike ride, the riding track is stunning”. Sandy – Park ManagerDiscovery Parks Geelong - Free family activities 


 Come spend some quality family time in our backyard, our VIC parks are ready for you and the kids!



** Due to the current uncertainty regarding COVID-19, local businesses may be closed or operating on reduced trading hours. Before attending local activities, please check business websites for the most up to date trading information (posted 25 June 2020).



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