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The Best of Winter in Australia

25/07/2021

From curious creatures on Cradle Mountain to quokkas being unbearably cute on Rottnest Island, this Australian winter has still served up its fair share of iconic travel moments. Luckily, a lot of you have been on hand to share them, sparking joy at Discovery HQ! As a proud Australian travel...

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7 Amazing Places to Ride Your Road Bike in Australia

22/07/2021

Ok so you’ve watched the Tour de France and now you’re feeling inspired. You may already have a road bike or you may not, either way you’re keen to hit the bitumen and explore more on two wheels. Plus, this year has you feeling kinda ‘blah’ and you’ve heard cycling...

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New Townsville splashpark ahead of a bumper holiday season

14/07/2021

Media Release The G’day Group has just launched its latest investment in Queensland regional tourism, opening a $1.2 million splashpark at Discovery Parks -Townsville, just in time for peak holiday season. The G’day Group, Australia’s largest regional accommodation network, has also recently acquired parks in Mackay and Ayr, along with...

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Work starts on ‘kid-paradise’ at Discovery Parks - Goolwa

14/07/2021

Media Release Discovery Parks - Goolwa will soon be home to kid paradise with a new waterpark and swimming pool, as well as an outdoor cinema and coastal nature playground, with work beginning on Stage 1 of a $22 million investment designed to turbo charge family tourism. The Goolwa development...

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Australia's 12 Gnarliest Mountain Biking Spots

12/07/2021

If you're a mountain biker at heart, the stationary bike at the gym is a sad substitute. Being outside is essential when you're riding. You love the mud kicked up around your ankles, the quiet among the tall trees, and the feeling of flying mid-air.  Luckily, from the mossy Tasmanian...

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Australia's best cycle trails the whole family can ride

05/07/2021

Taste the chocolates and wine of the Swan Valley, see the heritage-listed scoreboard at Adelaide Oval or visit the Yarra River's oldest boathouse - all by your two-wheeler. Whether you're a mountain biker, unicyclist, or penny farther, Australia has some of the most scenic cycling routes that can be enjoyed...

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How to prepare for your outback road trip

01/07/2021

Heading off on a road trip to discover your backyard is always an exciting adventure! But with adventure comes great responsibility (and preparation!). Some of the most arid landscapes in the world can be found in Central Australia, and navigating the roads there isn’t always a simple task. We want...

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Six ideas for a winter weekend away

01/06/2021

It may be cold outside but that doesn’t mean you should be stuck indoors. Winter is the perfect time to plan a quick weekend break, whether to get amongst the hustle and bustle of a big city or away from it and into nature. Need a little motivation and inspiration?...

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Where to enjoy the best of nature in winter

26/05/2021

There’s no other place in the world like Australia. One of the world’s oldest and driest inhabited continent, Australia is renowned for its natural beauty, strange and dangerous wildlife, striking landscapes, and ancient heritage, offering its inhabitants and visitors a unique and unforgettable experience. Ski down snow-capped mountains in Mt...

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G’day Group acquires Glen Helen Lodge

25/05/2021

Media Release Australia’s largest regional accommodation group has expanded its footprint in the Northern Territory with the acquisition of Glen Helen Lodge, which will re-open next month, having been closed since the height of COVID-19. The G’day Group has multi-million dollar plans to develop the property over the coming years....

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The best places to enjoy snow in Australia

17/05/2021

The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter, and it’s getting just a little bit harder to get out of bed. It can be tempting to spend the colder months curled up indoors while wishing you were somewhere else warmer but there’s something magical about being outside during the winter...

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Parks where you can enjoy a campfire in Australia

13/05/2021

One of our favourite things we look forward to when winter rolls around is gathering around a campfire after a big day of exploring. We love how stories are exchanged, as laughter and music fill the air, while marshmallows are roasted, all from the coming together around a toasty, roaring...

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Easy and healthy road trip snack ideas

06/05/2021

Your journey is mapped, road trip tunes sorted, and you’re close to checking off your packing list. There’s just one last thing to sort: road trip snack. Whether you’re travelling with kids or alone, the road trip experience is incomplete without snacks. After all, everybody will need something to munch...

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8 things to do at Jindabyne

06/05/2021

Jindabyne is mostly known as the base for snow adventures but did you know that it also makes a perfect location for other adventure activities? From cycling on a mountain bike trail in summer to swimming in a natural, thermal pool in winter, Jindabyne is packed with activities all year...

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GOLF RESORT MASTERPLAN FOR FLEURIEU PENINSULA

01/05/2021

Media Release Victor Harbor will soon be home to South Australia’s first Florida-style family golf resort as part of a major upgrade to McCracken Country Club. The G’day Group, purchased the property just before Christmas, and will invest around $40 million developing a range of family-friendly experiences to boost tourism...

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QLD Coastal touring route expansion for G’day Group

29/04/2021

Media Release Australia’s largest regional accommodation network, the G’day Group, has acquired the Ayr Silver Link Caravan Park and the Mackay Marine Tourist Park, positioning for continued post-COVID growth. The Group’s near $20 million investment in the region is intended to improve the Queensland coastal touring route, adding a new...

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10 Things To Do At Lane Cove

14/04/2021

Just 30 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Sydney is the thriving town of Lane Cove. Its main and most popular attraction is Lane Cove National Park. But there’s more to Lane Cove than just bushland. If you’re looking for the type of holiday that balances nature, and cultural...

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7 Mother’s Day Getaway ideas

14/04/2021

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...

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Caravanner Profiles – Which One Are You?

15/03/2021

Community is what makes our Discovery Holiday Parks so welcoming and, during Nomad season, there are all different types of caravanners that you will no doubt meet moving from site-to-site or socialise with during happy hour in the Camp Kitchen. Here’s a few of the caravanner personalities you might just...

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Tips for your next road trip with kids

08/03/2021

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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A new era for Australian tourism

22/02/2021

MEDIA RELEASE  Iconic Australian tourism assets El Questro in WA and Kings Canyon Resort in the NT are back in Australian hands, with the G’day Group purchasing the properties from global hospitality company Delaware North. The G’day Group have also purchased Lane Cove Holiday Park in NSW in a $60M...

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The best Chocolate Factories to visit!

12/02/2021

Easter is just around the corner (we know, scary isn't it!) and that's got us thinking about all the chocolate delights that come with this delicious time of year. To help get us in the mood we've taken a look at the best chocolate factories that you can visit around...

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7 Best Things To Do In Dubbo

08/02/2021

Just 5 hours from Sydney in rural NSW is the action packed town of Dubbo. Located in the heart of the Macquarie Valley, Dubbo has so many amazing things to see and explore.  Go Wild at the Zoo Taronga Western Plains Zoo is an immersive experience with open range exhibits...

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Why Holiday Parks are a great way to travel solo!

19/01/2021

It’s the most romantic time of the year, but for the unattached Valentine’s Day can be a bit of a minefield. Soppy weekends filled with loved-up couples might seem the time to stay at home, but here’s why you shouldn’t dismiss a Valentine’s getaway just because you’re single.   Solo travel...

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Shrimp on the Barbie Recipe

18/01/2021

“Shrimp on the barbie” We love a BBQ and Rottnest Island's Executive Chef Karl Wulf has thrown this recipe together, perfect for your Aus Day long weekend celebrations! Skull island prawns with hot sauce, coconut milk and lemon. Ingredients 3 each Skull island prawns split down the middle, veins removed...

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