30 Mar 2022
Updated July 2022
Long weekends mean trips away with family and friends!
Waiting for the next public holiday? Stop. Now is the perfect time to clear your schedule, forget about work and make some memories in the great outdoors!
Not sure where to go? Check out this list of holiday locations that Australian families love!
South Australia’s Riverland
Whether you’re into watersports and fishing, discovering national parks or just splashing about, there’s something for everyone in South Australia’s Riverland. Explore the state's thriving fruit industry, witness Australia's largest wine region or indulge your senses in restaurants and farmers markets.
Accommodation in the Riverland
Experience the huge range of family-friendly activities in the freshwater Lake Bonney just metres from your front door at Discovery Parks - Lake Bonney.
Swimming, sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking, skiing, boating and fishing are all popular, and with over 17 national parks nearby, walking and hiking trails are also abundant!
Eyre Peninsula, SA
Known for its rugged coastlines, stunning beaches, and the freshest seafood, South Australia’s remote Eyre Peninsula is a family favourite.
Accommodation on Eyre Peninsula
A welcome stopover on the Nullarbor Plain, the coastal town of Streaky Bay is one of South Australia's most famous beachside havens.
Love fishing? You’re spoiled for choice with King George whiting, salmon, flounder and dozens of other species always on the bite.
Kids love sand-boarding down the gigantic white sand dunes at nearby Yanerbie Beach, wading in the lagoon-style granite rock pools and seeing Australia's only permanent sea lion colony at Point Labatt.
Close to family-friendly swimming beaches and excellent fishing spots, Whyalla is known as Australia’s snapper capital.
Discover the seafaring past of this shipwreck coast at the Whyalla Maritime Museum. A great year-round holiday destination, you’ll also find abundant green space and uninterrupted views of beautiful Spencer Gulf.
Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
Home to South Australia's finest coastal, scenic and culinary experiences, the Fleurieu Peninsula is just an hours drive south of Adelaide. Spend quality time in nature’s playground discovering historic townships, internationally renowned wine regions and unparalleled gastronomic experiences.
Accommodation on Fleurieu Peninsula
South Australian’s have long been aware of the charming town of Goolwa on the much-loved Fleurieu Peninsula.
Perfect for families who love staying active, Discovery Parks - Goolwa is the ideal hub from which to explore.
Sapphire Coast, NSW
A jewel in the crown of the NSW far South Coast, the Sapphire sparkles with stunning beaches, spectacular wilderness, great fishing, exhilarating bushwalks, delicious oysters, charming seaside towns, and some of Australia’s best whale watching destinations!
Need we say more?
Accommodation on NSW’s Far South Coast
This region is a true gem. Three hours south of Canberra on the magnificent shores of Twofold Bay, Discovery Parks – Eden is a family holiday haven.
Drive down to Snug Cove in the early morning and you’ll see boats arriving with their catch. Ben Boyd National Park is a walker's paradise and if you’re up for a challenge, try the multi-day Light to Light Walk.
Coffs Coast, NSW
Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane is the tranquil seaside setting of the Coffs Coast. A true nature lover’s paradise, this is where national parks, open spaces and island archipelago’s surround you.
Accommodation on the Coffs Coast
Seaside play meets forest reserve with plenty of outdoor activities to keep big and little kids entertained. Head into nearby Coffs Harbour for the Big Banana Fun Park, botanic gardens and Butterfly House.
Tropical Far North Queensland
Connect with nature in a place unlike anywhere else. Bordered by coral reefs and enveloped by rainforest, the world’s warmest welcome is waiting for your family in Far North Queensland.
Accommodation in Far North Queensland
Townsville is your gateway to all manner of tropical activities like wreck-diving the SS Yongala, visiting a wildlife sanctuary, and immersing yourself in a reef aquarium. There is also a Street Arts Trail to explore and islands to reach by boat!
One of Australia’s largest cane and mango growing areas, Ayr is known for its natural beauty and fertile farmland.
With creeks and mangrove-lined estuaries close by, Ayr is ideal for fishing and crabbing. Nearby Alva Beach has miles of pristine coastline, making it a popular spot for fishing, windsurfing and laying about!
Tasmania’s North West
Full of colour and flavour, Tasmania's north-west is the gateway to some of Tasmania's most stunning scenery. Exploring the north-west you'll find classic coastal drives, food trails, incredible national parks and beautiful nature reserves.
Accommodation in Tasmania’s North West
Ocean views and tempting tastes abound here, too. Take the mouth-watering Cradle to Coast Tasting Trail or visit Port Sorell, Shearwater, Hawley Beach and Freers Beach.
The South West of Western Australia
With rolling vineyards set against a backdrop of breathtaking coastal and forest scenery, the South West is one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots.
Relax with a glass of the region’s world famous wine, match it with freshwater crayfish, and find hidden gems in ancient caves!
Accommodation in the South West of Western Australia
An easy three-hour drive from Perth, Busselton has been a popular holiday spot since the late 1800s!
With beautiful beaches, excellent fishing and caves for exploring, Busselton is also a gateway to the Margaret River Wine Region, offering a diverse range of attractions in WA's incredible 'natural playground.'
WA’s Coral Coast
Stretching 1,100km of breathtaking coastline from Cervantes to World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef, Australia's Coral Coast is home to stunning bays, fascinating wildlife and rugged landscapes.
Discover thousands of years of history and visit uninterrupted stretches of white sandy beaches, ancient gorges, fields of wildflowers and untouched coral reefs.
Accommodation in WA’s Coral Coast
A popular place to stop on the road to Karratha, Onslow is considered a gateway to WA’s amazing Coral Coast.
Go fishing at Four Mile Creek, mud crabbing at Five Mile Pool or swim with the family at Sunset Beach. Further afield, you can tour Ningaloo Reef and the Mackerel Islands.
Explore the winding waterways of Australia's longest river as you wander through red gum forests, splash around on sandy river beaches, and savour the famous food, wine and fresh produce.
Cruise downstream on historic paddle steamers and see the past come to life at open-air museums and Indigenous cultural sites.
Accommodation in Victoria’s Riverland
This charming riverside town is one of Australia's finest heritage icons and home to the largest paddle steamer fleet in the world. Explore the Port of Echuca Discovery Centre and take a relaxing river cruise.
Delight in the Murray Esplanade’s heritage buildings, boutique shops and cafes, then sample delicious local produce on the Echuca-Moama Food and Wine Trail.
Australia’s Red Centre
At 800 million years old and counting, the landscapes inside Australia’s Red Centre need to be seen to be believed.
Using the West MacDonnell Ranges (Tjoritja) as a geographical marker, and the Larapinta Walking Trail as a physical bookmark, everything you see inside the red desert heart of the Northern Territory; the rocks, the gorges, the mountain ranges and the waterholes, has a story to tell that is millions of years old.
Accommodation in Australia’s Red Centre
Central to many of the NT’s amazing natural wonders like Kings Canyon and Glen Helen, this park provides travellers a home away from home in Australia’s Red Centre.
Learn the land’s ancient culture, take in artwork by Indigenous artists or join an event like Parrtjima – the only authentic Aboriginal light festival in the world!
Enjoy a haven of outback hospitality with 25 motel rooms and an expansive campground with powered and unpowered sites.
Make the most of our facilities, including our restaurant, bar/bistro, swimming pool and an outdoor terrace overlooking the stunning Glen Helen cliffs.
Discovery Parks - Glen Helen is the perfect place to immerse yourself in this ancient landscape - home to the Western Aranda Aboriginal people for tens of thousands of years.