14 Apr 2021
We don’t need an excuse to spoil our mums but Mother’s Day is the time to take your spoiling up to the next level. And what better way to show mum how much she means to you by planning a getaway for her! To help you plan a Mother’s Day holiday we’ve put together our top picks for where to go this May.
We've made sure border restrictions won’t wreak havoc on your Mother’s Day plans by choosing at least one getaway in each state so there’s no excuse for not spoiling mum!
Rottnest Island, Western Australia
If you’re ready to really spoil mum look no further than a glamping stay on Rottnest Island. Nestled behind the dunes of beautiful Pinky Beach, one of Australia’s most relaxed and breathtaking coastal locations, Discovery - Rottnest Island provides a reimagined, luxury camping holiday. Sleep (almost) under the stars in a glamping tent complete with ensuite bathroom and pillow topped bed.
With the city just visible on the horizon across the Indian Ocean, you’ll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle as you and mum explore the island’s treasures and get to know the local wildlife - the quokkas, who call the island their home. After a big day of seeing the sights, enjoy a cocktail (or two) at Pinky’s Beach Club and watch as the sun sets, giving you a cotton candy sky show like you’ve never enjoyed before.
Treat mum to a city escape with a weekend away in the foodie capital of Australia, Melbourne! With an unbeatable mix of sport, food, fashion, culture and great coffee Melbourne has everything you need to show mum a great time! But there’s no need to stay in the city when Discovery Parks – Melbourne is just 30 minutes from the CBD and has a huge range of accommodation options.
Bring the whole family and book a townhouse, which sleeps up to 8 people. Or book a Deluxe 2-bedroom cabin overlooking the park’s resort pool meaning you’ll have a wonderful view to sit on the deck and enjoy your wine and cheese after a busy day of shopping and exploring.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
The Barossa Valley is where you go to indulge. Whether it be food, wine, or relaxation, Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley’s glamping tents will be the perfect place to show your mum an indulgent time!
Book a stay in a Deluxe Safari Tent, set in a private area of the park with exclusive, over-18 year olds, access to an outdoor lounge, BBQ space, firepit, heated swimming pool, and spa. A first-class glamping experience, the eco-luxe tents are set among native gum trees with vineyard views as far as the eye can see.
Just a few minutes from the centre of Tanunda, the park is a great place to begin your exploration of the Barossa Valley with so many amazing food and wine locations just a stone’s throw away.
Bright is known for its autumn foliage, sweeping mountain views and scenic walks along the Ovens River, making it perfect for a relaxing getaway with your mum this Mother’s Day. Set among native bushland with sprawling, leafy trees, comfortable picnic areas, lush lawns and plenty of open space, you’ll be relaxing in no time.
At Discovery Parks – Bright there are a number of cosy cottages which will be perfect for your getaway. The Valley View Cottage has picturesque and uninterrupted views to Mount Feathertop, with an open log fire for the winter months.
If you can tear yourself away from your cottage head into the Bright town centre for local restaurants, cafes and bars offering casual and gourmet food experiences. The region is known for producing excellent berries, apples and nuts, and cool climate wines from the nearby Rutherglen wine region are not to be missed.
Cradle Mountain, Tasmania
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, untouched landscapes on earth, the world heritage listed Cradle Mountain Lake St. Clair National Park in Tasmania is the kind of destination everyone must see at least once in their lifetime. Discovery Parks – Cradle Mountain borders on this magnificent destination making it the ideal base for your Cradle Mountain trip.
Hikers can experience the endless trails abound and photographers are surrounded by breathtaking photo opportunities. You can also see the park on horseback or go canyoning to access some of the hidden away places in the national park. If you’re after a more relaxed way of enjoying the area, you can indulge in a day spa or book yourself on a star-gazing experience.
You can even head out after dark to discover the nocturnal life which inhabits the region, including wombats and the shy Tasmanian Devil. After a big day exploring cosy up with a wine in front of the fire and enjoy spending time with your favourite lady!
Forster, News South Wales
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Just 3 hours from the CBD, Forster is where Sydneysiders go to soak in glorious views and unforgettable sunsets. Book a Deluxe Riverfront cabin at Discovery Parks – Forster for you and mum and prepare to spend your days indulging, enjoying the sights and maybe taking a stroll along the boardwalk, but nothing too strenuous!
Forster is all about relaxing and spending time with those you love making it the perfect place for a NSW Mother’s Day getaway.
Hervey Bay, Queensland
Hervey Bay is a bustling city on the coast of Queensland, around 4 hours north of Brisbane, and looking out onto the famous Fraser Island which sits just off the coast. It’s known for crystal clear waters, white, sandy beaches, stunning tropical weather and plenty of unique Queensland flora and fauna, including the majestic humpback whales which can be viewed off the shore during the season.
With so much to see, do, and enjoy, Hervey Bay is a great place to spoil your mum. Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay, Fraser St is set on 8 acres of subtropical gardens - a secluded oasis.
Choose from a spa cabin with built-in spa bath or add a bit glamour to your trip with a stay in a Deluxe Safari tent overlooking the lake in the middle of the park. Soak in the sounds of the birds as you watch the fish and turtles in the lake while you cook on your tent deck as the sun goes down.