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SA’s best stay-cays!

1 Mar 2022

Get off the couch and make that stay-cay in SA a reality!

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South Australia is blessed with so many places that are perfect for getaways - short or long.

Whether it’s a solo-trip, romantic break, or an escape with the family (including your best furry friends), there’s a destination that’s waiting for memories to be made!

Here are our favourite SA destinations that are perfect for a few days away...

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Discoveryparks SA Hahndorf Ambleside distilleryA gin-blending masterclass at Ambleside Distillers
Credit: Josh Geelen

Less than an hour away from the CBD is one of South Australia’s most loved destinations, Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

Established by German immigrants in the 1830s, Hahndorf has kept much of its original European influence and today thrives as a tourist town that blends the old and new.

With easy proximity to Adelaide, weekend getaways are a no-brainer at Hahndorf. Visit a German pub, enjoy a gourmet lunch, or go on one of many walks among small wineries, orchards and farms that are synonymous with the Adelaide Hills.

Things to see and do in Hahndorf:

Stay-cay at Discovery Parks - Hahndorf

Did you know? Discovery Parks - Hahndorf is one of our most pet-friendly parks. No need to leave your furry friend behind, let us know about your pet when you book.

Clare Valley

Discoveryparks SA clare valley mintaro mazeGet lost (and found) at the Mintaro Maze
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About 2 hours north of the Adelaide CBD lies picturesque Clare Valley, the home of Australia’s finest Riesling.

And while we love sampling excellent wine, there’s more to see and do in Clare than just vineyards! It’s also a favourite for families when planning a weekend escape with the kids. Switch-back roads, nature walks, cycling paths and amazing food make it easy for families to return here every year. 

Things to see and do in Clare:

Stay-cay at Discovery Parks - Clare Valley

Planning on bringing the family pet? There are plenty of pet-friendly cellar doors in Clare Valley, which means your best friend can enjoy the day too!

Barossa Valley

Aus cycling trails familes barossa trailThe Barossa Trail is a ride everyone can enjoy
Credit: Barossa Grape & Wine Association

A region that needs no introduction to SA locals, Barossa Valley is internationally renowned for its food and wine.

In recent years the Barossa has elevated the ways for visitors to immerse themselves in the experiences it has to offer. This means wine-tasting masterclasses, food demonstrations, farm-to-table dining experiences and a whole lot more! If you're looking to make this stay-cay a little more romantic, check out this article about our amazing glamping eco-tents!

Things to see and do in Barossa Valley:

Stay-cay at Discovery Parks - Barossa Valley

There's more to see and do at the Barossa Valley! - As recommended by Park Managers, Bill and Jacky! 

Limestone Coast

Discoveryparks SA limestone coast sunkengarden mtgambierVisit this sunken garden in Mount Gambier
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Home to some of SA’s most spectacular natural wonders, the Limestone Coast promises a memorable time for all ages, and that includes your four-legged friends!

Discover more about the history and heritage of this region, explore Australia’s other Red Centre, and wine and dine at some of SA’s most loved restaurants. 

Things to see and do near Robe: 

Stay-cay at Discovery Parks - Robe

Looking for more things to see and do? Check out our quick guide to the Coonawarra wine region!

Streaky Bay

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This is another favourite holiday destination of South Australians. Streaky Bay rewards new and repeat visitors with its incredible natural beauty and outdoor adventure lifestyle.

A true gem of SA's remote Eyre Peninsula, Streaky Bay is perfect if you’re looking for an active staycation somewhere wild. 

Things to see and do in Streaky Bay:

Stay-cay at Discovery Parks - Streaky Bay Foreshore

Looking for adventure? Check out our Top 5 things to do around Streaky Bay

Flinders Ranges

South australia best holiday park staycations flinders ranges satcArkaba Station. Credit: Arkaba Conservancy

Towering cliffs that are millions of years old, dramatic craters formed by asteroids, and deep ties to our cultural ancestry all await in the Flinders Ranges.

Any trip north from Adelaide to 'the Flinders' promises a deep, and often life-changing experience. The Flinders Ranges and Outback are of immense cultural significance to the Adnyamathanha people, who have lived in the Flinders Ranges for tens of thousands of years.

Learn about the land’s Indigenous history inside the Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park, visit Wilpena Pound, or simply sit back and enjoy its stunning landscape of mountain ranges and gorges, and its variety of native wildlife. 

Things to see and do in the Flinders Ranges:

Stay-cay at Discovery Parks - Port Augusta 

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