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FIRST-TIME CAMPER’S GUIDE: Holiday Park Myths Busted

30 Jun 2020

With domestic travel the leading option for holidaymakers right now, you might be considering a caravan park holiday for the very first time. Not sure what to expect from a holiday park? No worries! We’ve busted some common myths and misconceptions so you can sort fact from fiction and roll into your park holiday like an expert.


Myth busted: I have to travel for hours to get there

We love to hit the road to explore, but if driving long distance isn’t your idea of a great time, you’re in luck! Some of our parks in the best river and wine regions are less than 3 hours’ drive from major cities and our metropolitan parks can take you to bustling Melbourne, Perth or Adelaide’s Semaphore beach.

And if you are keen on a road trip experience, we’ve got locations along some of Australia’s favourite driving routes so it’s easy to plan your stops along the way, whether you’re exploring WA, the Great Ocean Road, or Queensland’s tropical coast.

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Myth busted: I have to sleep in a tent and share a bathroom

Well, you can if that’s your thing but it’s by no means the only way to stay! There’s a huge range of accommodation options to suit what you like to do, from powered and unpowered campsites, to modern cabins, townhouses and glamping experiences. There are styles for all budgets, group sizes and tastes so you can find the perfect place to rest your head.

We think our amenities blocks are pretty schmick, but other options include en suite sites for a private bathroom next to your tent or caravan, fully self-contained cabins, or even spa cabins for something a little bit extra.

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Myth busted: There’s nothing to do

Our parks are located in some of the country’s most sought-after destinations, making exploring the local sights and attractions a breeze. But we bet you didn’t know that some of our parks are destinations in themselves! With water parks, playgrounds, jumping pillows, swimming pools, and a range of fun equipment for hire, your kids will be entertained from sun-up to sun-down.

Plus, with a number of parks boasting river and beach frontage, or being in the heart of the outback, you don’t have to leave the park to enjoy the incredible scenery and soak up all the local charm – you’re already amongst it!

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Myth busted: It’s only for families

Sure, our parks are ideal for family holidays but they are ideal for lots of other travellers too! Holiday parks are a fun and cost-effective option for group getaways with your mates, perfect for those who are looking to get out in nature and take some time to disconnect, and close to seasonal hotspots like the ski fields and surf beaches.

There are some pretty up-market accommodation options for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway in deluxe cabins or safari tents, right in the heart of wine regions or with amazing beach views from the doorstep. Or, if you’re a solo traveller, you get the piece of mind of being somewhere secure, with plenty of new friends to meet in the camp kitchen!

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Myth busted: Organising camping food is hard work

Actually, if there’s one thing that’s simple when staying at Discovery Parks, it’s getting dinner organised. From self-contained cabin kitchens with everything you need to cook up a storm for the family, well-equipped communal camp kitchens, BBQs, plus heaps of local pubs, cafes and restaurants nearby, camping food can be whatever you like.

During peak periods many parks will host pop-up coffee vans and food trucks, so there are heaps of easy options at mealtimes. The only rule, if your park allows campfires, is don’t forget the marshmallows!

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The real truth? Holiday parks bring you to the heart of some of our most incredible regional locations for holidays that you can tailor to suit your needs. With so many different options, it’s easy to holiday with us but your way.

Explore locations for your next (or first!) holiday park getaway at: