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The Half-Century Travellers

22/08/2019

Max and Dorne Reardon have been road-tripping from Melbourne to Pambula Beach for nearly 50 years, but say it’s the memories that mean more than the miles.    We first came here in 1971 when our youngest daughter was six weeks old,” Dorne says. “We hired one of their on-site vans...

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Discovery Directory: Things to see and do in Emerald Beach

20/08/2019

Nestled between the beach and the bush lies a gem of the east coast, Emerald Beach.  Halfway between Sydney and Brisbane this picturesque area is all about the water with swimming, surfing, fishing and long beach walks aplenty. But as locals to the area, we know that there is so...

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Discovery Directory: Things to see and do in the Clare Valley

19/08/2019

Less than 2 hours from Adelaide lies the picturesque Clare Valley where you can experience gourmet food, boutique wine experiences and stunning scenery. Clare is where the wheat meets the vines in a unique wine region, with vineyards mixed with rolling paddocks in a true foodie paradise. But as locals...

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5 ways to spoil Dad this Father's Day

14/08/2019

Let’s be honest, Dads are hard to buy for. If they want something, they’ll go and get it themselves. If they need something, Mum has probably sorted that out for them. So, on Father’s Day, the day that we show Dad how special he is to us, how do we...

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6 Rules of Park Etiquette

08/08/2019

Parks are a great place to spend your holiday but with people from all walks of life in the one space it's a good idea to follow these 6 rules to ensure you are a great park guest. Keep the noise down. Generally quiet time is 10pm till 6am as...

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Best beer, wine and spirit regions around Australia

06/08/2019

On holiday there’s nothing better than finding a new favourite, be it restaurant, hobby or even drink! Which is why we’ve put together our top beer, wine and spirit regions around Australia so you can start planning where you are going to find your next favourite beverage.   Western Australia Swan...

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Get ready to race in Airlie Beach

02/08/2019

From the 8th till the 15th of August Airlie Beach is ready to race! The Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing is recognised Australia-wide as a vibrant and exciting week of action, mixing six days of offshore yacht racing with seven nights of socialising and entertainment. With more than...

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Tips for your next road trip with kids

30/07/2019

A family road trip is an Australian tradition and a rite of passage for many young families. Packing up the car and heading out on an adventure to somewhere new is what family memories are made of but it’s important to set yourself up for success so that your Aussie...

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Award-winning Mildura park joins Discovery network

25/07/2019

Media Release Award-winning Mildura park joins Discovery network Discovery Holiday Parks today welcomes Discovery Parks - Mildura (formerly Buronga Riverside Tourist Park) to its ever-growing network; a highly-rated park on the River Murray overlooking Mildura. The 8-hectare park is known for its tranquil riverfront location, abundance of shady gum trees,...

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Where to go to weather out the end of winter

23/07/2019

Winter is almost over for another year but we still have 5 weeks of cold left to endure. Depending where you’re living, that can seem like a lifetime. So we’ve put together the best places to travel to weather out the end of winter.   Embrace the snow in Jindabyne  The...

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5 reasons why travel is the best thing to spend your tax return on

18/07/2019

As tax time is here and we wait for the exciting moment that our bank accounts become a little healthier with a refund it's time to think about what you will do with your new found cash. Will you save it? Will you put it towards a big ticket item...

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The Whales Have Arrived

18/07/2019

There’s a new resident who’s moved into Hervey Bay but instead of booking a cabin or towing their caravan onto site they’re frolicking about in the water! Yes, the whales have arrived! Until early November, these majestic humpbacks will be living it up in the calm Hervey Bay waters, just...

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Get around the Eden Caravan Muster

18/07/2019

The Eden Caravan Muster is gearing up to be huge event this year with the regions Caravan, Camping and Boating expo and nightly food, wine and entertainment.  Happening from 14th – 22nd September, the event provides 8 days of food, wine, entertainment and adventure in Eden on the Sapphire Coast...

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Discovery - Rottnest Island stars in MasterChef Australia

12/07/2019

Karl Wulf: Executive Chef at Pinky's Beach Club Media Release Discovery - Rottnest Island stars in MasterChef Australia Discovery - Rottnest Island played a starring role in MasterChef Australia last night, with Executive Chef Karl Wulf showcasing local seafood in a beachside MasterClass. As part of the show’s WA Week,...

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The Best Sunrises Around Australia

11/07/2019

We’re a bit bias but Australia really is the most beautiful place. From the glistening beaches to the rolling hills, everywhere you turn is an Instagram moment waiting to happen. But Australia really comes alive at golden hour, that magical time as the sun is rising over the ocean or...

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School holiday staycations that won’t break the bank

27/06/2019

Media Release  School holiday staycations that won’t break the bank School holiday ‘cabin fever’ can take on new meaning for the kids this July, with a cabin staycation in one of Australia’s sunniest locations providing an affordable break the whole family can enjoy. Discovery Parks Chief Operating Officer Michaela Webster...

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G’Day Group CEO appointed to SATC Board

27/06/2019

Media Release  G’Day Group CEO appointed to SATC Board Grant Wilckens, Founder and CEO of the G’Day Group - Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday parks - has just been appointed to the Board of the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC). Grant says that as a SA-based national tourism...

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Digital Disrupter joins Discovery Parks Board

13/05/2019

Media Release Digital Disrupter joins Discovery Parks Board Digital marketing expert Paul McCarney has been appointed to Discovery Parks’ Board, supporting the company’s plans to become most digitally advanced operator in the sector. A digital and data pioneer, Paul is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Data Republic, Non-Executive Director of...

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Snow Season Events 2019

10/05/2019

Ready to head to a winter wonderland? Come June long weekend, Thredbo and Perisher will really kick into gear with events throughout the season. From music festivals to family fun days, prepare yourself for plenty of stoke both on and off the slopes.  BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION Thredbo Opening Weekend When:...

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Top 5 Tips For Taking Kids To The Snow

10/05/2019

Nervous about taking young kids to the snow for the first time? It’s a magnificent experience for the whole family – and there is plenty to do for the little ones! Here are some tips for heading to the New South Wales Snowy Mountains. 1. Bundle up We’re sure you...

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4 Hot Chocolates To Cosy Up To This Winter

09/05/2019

Along with fruit and veggies, chocolate is an important food group to include in your life.  This isn't about indulging, it's about sharing. Treat yourself and your family to one of these warming recipes at home or at one of our parks this winter.    Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe & image...

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6 Winter Wonders on Rottnest Island

06/05/2019

Guests of new Discovery - Rottnest Island have loved making the most of the warm weather experiences. But did you know that there's plenty to do all year-round? Whether you're up for a hike or in for a feed, we've whipped up our top things to do this winter on...

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Wacky and Wonderful Events: May to July 2019

26/04/2019

  Whatever you do, don't hibernate this winter! Leave it to the bears and bats. Make the most of the season with a ticket to Australia's best concerts, festivals, and races. We've done all the hard work and hand-picked our favourite events over the next few months to add to your...

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What Type of Caravanner Are You?

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 14/04/2019

At Discovery Parks, we’ve learnt (sometimes the hard way) that we all do things in very different ways. Caravanners are definitely no exception. Caravanners are a great bunch but no two are alike. So for a bit of fun, we’ve narrowed down some of the most common caravanner personalities and...

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Hemsworth discovers the quokka selfie

15/03/2019

Media Release Hemsworth discovers the quokka selfie Rottnest Island’s new glamping destination Discovery – Rottnest Island welcomed Chris Hemsworth and family this week, with the Hollywood star adding to the list of stars to snap a #quokkaselfie. Discovery – Rottnest Island opened just two weeks ago, and Chris Hemsworth is...

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