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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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Splish, Splash and Dunk At One Of These Waterparks

12/01/2021

We can feel the breeze already: the fan pointing directly at our faces at full blast while the kids poke us to take them to the pool. We all have a complicated relationship with summer. But you can't beat that sunshine, happiness, and extra time to spend with your family...

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

14/12/2020

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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Travelling over the festive season? Here's How to Tell Santa Claus about your Travel Plans

12/12/2020

“If we’re not home on Christmas Day, how will Santa Claus know where to find us?” The age-old question asked by youngsters during the festive season. Let’s face it, kids ask tons of questions about Christmas and Santa Claus in general but, for when the “he knows where you are”...

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Second Lake Hume property boosts G’day Group’s Murray footprint

03/12/2020

Media Release Discovery Parks and the G’day Group have welcomed Discovery Parks – Lake Hume, New South Wales (formerly BIG4 Lake Hume Tourist Park) to its portfolio, boosting the company’s coverage of Murray River road trip routes through SA, NSW and Victoria. Fifteen minutes from the heart of Albury, this...

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Major upgrade for new Discovery Parks - Bright

03/12/2020

Media Release  Bright’s best rated holiday park, Bright Freeburgh Caravan Park, is set for a $6m upgrade having been acquired by the G’day Group, and joining the portfolio as Discovery Parks – Bright. The significant development is planned to encourage higher visitation to Victoria’s High County includes over 30 cabins...

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G’day grows footprint in SA tourism hotspots

09/11/2020

Media Release Iconic South Australian properties McCracken Country Club and Hahndorf Resort / Adelaide Hills Convention Centre have been acquired by the G’day Group, with the company diversifying its portfolio amid a strong COVID recovery. The G’Day Group has also purchased Goolwa Camping and Tourist Park, taking the company’s South...

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Say G’day to the biggest thing in regional tourism

08/11/2020

Media Release With regional travel booming across much of Australia, the G’day Group today launches G’Day Parks – the nation’s largest community of independent parks. Rising from the impact of COVID-19, G’day Parks invites Aussies to “say G’day to more of Australia,” with more than 280 properties in the country’s...

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Holiday parks set for busiest Christmas on record

02/11/2020

Media Release Aussie holiday parks are preparing for a bumper Christmas season with bookings already up 150% across the country according to the G’Day Group – Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider. Border closures and restrictions mean Australians will be holidaying at home, with the state-by-state breakdown revealing: QLD is leading...

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Major upgrade to Discovery Parks - Broome

23/10/2020

Media Release Discovery Holiday Parks plans to invest $9 million into a significant facelift of its Broome property following a successful tender process with the Shire of Broome, and a strong regional tourism recovery. A new 42-year lease of the Roebuck Bay Caravan Park has enabled the company to progress...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Hamish from Cloncurry, QLD

23/09/2020

Being a Park Manager can be tough, but for Hamish Griffin, the PM at Discovery Parks – Cloncurry, it seems like a walk in the park compared to his previous career! “I am happily married to the love of my life Hazel who works part-time in the front office team....

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Last minute stays the new norm

25/08/2020

Media Release  Last minute stays may become a new norm for Australia’s travel industry, with COVID-19 uncertainty meaning the lead time for accommodation bookings has halved. Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider, the G’DAY Group, has released statistics showing an average booking lead time reduction from 24 days, to just 10.5...

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5 reasons why you should take your dog on holiday

19/08/2020

There's nothing better than hitting the road for a family holiday but so often when we travel we can't take the whole family with us, our happiest family members, our dogs, have to stay behind. Not anymore! With so many of our Discovery Parks providing pet friendly facilities you don't...

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The best fishing spots around Australia

17/08/2020

August is fishing month so there has never been a better time to cast a line at some of Australia's best fishing spots. We asked some of our park managers to share what makes their local fishing spots worth planning a trip to visit!    Darwin Darwin is the ideal place...

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A day in Harrington Beach

17/08/2020

G'Day Nikki, Park Manager at Discovery Parks - Harrington here. Our park is a pretty special spot and we love to welcome new travellers who haven't visited the region before. To help give you an idea of what you can expect we thought we'd create our perfect day in Harrington...

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Discover the Epicurean Way at Discovery Parks

07/08/2020

This road trip is all about decadence so it’s time to prepare your tastebuds for an epicurean journey through South Australia’s best wine and food regions. Adelaide Beachfront Start your journey in Adelaide and set yourself up at Discovery Parks – Adelaide Beachfront. Not only will you have the beach...

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The Best of the West Road Trip

29/07/2020

Onslow to Lake Kununurra When the weather gets cooler it’s time to start your winter road trip adventure at the top end of Western Australia and chase the sun. Not only is there warm weather but the nature, food and incredible scenery is unforgettable. This 7-10 day journey will take...

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Discover NSW’s Pacific Coast by Car

20/07/2020

Now’s the time to explore the treasures of our own backyard and what better way than packing the family into the car and hitting the open road! Family road trips are what memories are made of and the north coast of New South Wales packs a punch when it comes...

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HOW TO PACK YOUR CARAVAN FOR A SAFE ROAD TRIP

16/07/2020

Are you soon to be headed out on the road in a camper or caravan? Perhaps it’s the first time you’re planning a caravanning adventure? Packing for a caravanning trip can be overwhelming if you haven’t done so before, and we’re here to make sure everybody is enjoying themselves safely...

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Hacks For a Safe and Clean Campsite

09/07/2020

Let’s face it, we could all use some handy tips and tricks to use while we’re out on the road, and we’ve got just the thing! Camping hacks don’t just make life easier and safer; they also make it more fun for the family. We have a hack for just...

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Caravanner Profiles – Which One Are You?

07/07/2020

Community is what makes our Discovery Holiday Parks so welcoming and, during Nomad season, there 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 meet...

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SPLASH AROUND THIS WINTER: Heated Pools at Discovery Parks

07/07/2020

Brrr it may be chilly but don't let that stop you from splashing around on your holiday! Take a look at which of our parks have heated pools, perfect for your winter getaway entertainment!  PARK HEATED POOL Byron Bay Yes (the small pool is heated) Clare Yes (Solar) Dubbo Yes...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Sandy from Geelong, VIC

01/07/2020

If you’re heading to Victoria’s surf coast and bustling Geelong, a stay at Discovery Parks – Geelong will put you right in the heart of the action and will give you a chance to say G’day to Park Manager Sandy Marsh. Sandy has been managing the park since joining Discovery...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Ray from Warrnambool, VIC

30/06/2020

Ray McGilivray is a family man; husband to Sandra for 41 years, father to 3 girls and 1 Kelpie Cross named Lucy, grandfather to 10 grandchildren, and Park Manager to 4 Discovery Parks, the current being Discovery Parks – Warrnambool. Throughout his 11 years, Ray’s Discovery Parks career has always...

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