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Pet-friendly parks to reward your pooch

23/08/2021

We love dogs. Not only do they bring personality to our parks, in many cases they are an important part of the team! From supervising tasks to welcoming guests, our park dogs are integral members of the Discovery family.  Because of this, many of our parks offer pet-friendly cabins and...

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13 National Parks to get lost in this spring

13/08/2021

Updated Sept 2 One of the best things about living in Australia is that we are never far away from a National Park. Large and small, each one has its story to tell. During Spring they hit their peak, blooming with the new season as if to say, 'hey, isn't...

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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 saddle and explore. While it’s courting controversy to create 'best of' lists for cyclists, if you’re looking for adventure...

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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.  Luckily, from the mossy Tasmanian forests to the single-track at the base of Mount Kosciuszko, Australia has a huge variety of MTB parks and trails. Check...

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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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SPEND SOME FAMILY TIME IN WA

30/06/2020

We know the secret to fun family holidays and, cos we’re nice, we’re going to let you in on it… book a getaway to a Discovery Parks location in WA! There’s plenty to keep the kids busy with enough down-time that Mum and Dad can relax and recharge too. Let...

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DRIVE AWAY TO A FAMILY HOLIDAY IN NSW

30/06/2020

Pile the fam bam in the car for an adventure in your backyard and drive in to stay at Discovery Parks NSW. You won’t need your passport to explore these incredible locations, just some local travel tips direct from our park staff. We promise it’ll be a family getaway that...

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Sunny Family Getaways in QLD

25/06/2020

Be a fun Mum and take the family on a sunny road trip to explore QLD. But, here’s a tip, you might just need to lock in a longer break as, with so many outdoor activities, white sandy beaches and nature encounters, you’ll need a day to fulfil every family...

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FAMILY PLAY DATES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

25/06/2020

Cabin fever has no doubt hit hard over the last few weeks, so isn’t it time to get out of your backyard and come spend some time in ours? There is endless amounts of fun to be had for the whole family at our 9 Discovery Parks locations across SA....

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FAMILY FUN IN VICTORIA

18/06/2020

While Victoria may be one of the smaller states in Australia, it’s size definitely doesn’t reflect all the family holiday fun that is jam-packed into this tiny destination. We’ve gone straight to the source, our very knowledgeable Park Staff, for advice on the best free and inexpensive regional activities to...

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Townsville’s Top Spots – The Best Things to See & Do in Townsville QLD & its Sunny Surrounds

11/06/2020

Where can you find more than 300 days of sunshine each year? Townsville in sunny Queensland, that‘s where!  With warm tropical weather all-year round, it's no wonder Discovery Parks – Townsville park manager Sarah, jumped at the chance to head up this resort among the palms. Being new in town...

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10 THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS WHILE VISITING GEELONG, VIC

09/06/2020

The amazing staff at Discovery Parks – Geelong have shared their favourite places to visit in the area and spilled the secrets on where you can’t miss while you’re nearby. Be sure to check them out next time you’re in town! __________________________________________________________________________________ 1.  Barwon River “One of my favourite places...

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THE BEST PLACES TO SEE WHILE STAYING IN EMERALD BEACH, NSW

09/06/2020

While Emerald Beach is such a scenic destination that many wouldn’t want to leave, some travellers prefer to venture further afield. To help out, we’ve listed some great attractions and activities on offer in and around Emerald Beach for you to check out. Can you add any more to the...

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FREE THINGS TO SEE & DO IN MELBOURNE, VIC

04/06/2020

Melbourne is a city with an unbeatable mix of things to see and do. With heaps of unique laneways to scavenger through, a foodie culture to satisfy your cravings, loads of shopping to indulge in some retail therapy and, a national and international sporting calendar to cheer about, there will...

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TEN BEST THINGS TO DO IN HERVEY BAY, QLD

03/06/2020

While Hervey Bay is often simply thought of as the whale watching destination there’s a lot more to this coastal town than just whales. We caught up with our park manager Georgie at Discovery Parks – Fraser St, Hervey Bay to get her top tips for things to see do...

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Explore the Limestone Coast with our List of Top 10 Things to See & Do

03/06/2020

Have you been dying to head down to the Limestone Coast in South Australia, but don’t know where to start? The team at Discovery Parks – Robe have jotted down a few of their favourite places around the park and are keen to share with you. __________________________________________________________________________________ 1.  Humpalicious Camel...

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DON’T MISS THESE 10 ACTIVITIES WHILE VISITING FREMANTLE, WA

03/06/2020

Have you always wanted to head across the Nullarbor to the West Coast? Right on the doorstep of Perth City, Fremantle and Rottnest Island are Discovery Parks – Woodman Point and Discovery Parks – Coogee Beach. There’s no better area to base yourself in the West, so let Park Manager...

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10 best things to do in or around Warrnambool VIC

02/06/2020

Living on an island, Australians simply love the coast and a coastal cruise. One of the best Aussie road trips on offer is along the Princes Highway which follows the coastline from Adelaide to Sydney. Touring this road may be an indirect and lengthy route between these major cities but,...

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Our Favourite Things to See and Do in SA’s Riverland

02/06/2020

Whether you’re into water sports and fishing, local history or beautiful nature, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in South Australia’s Riverland. We asked the team at Discovery Parks – Lake Bonney for their favourite things to see and do in Barmera and surrounds because who better than a local...

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10 Must-Do Activities to Discover in Moama NSW

27/05/2020

There’s something about river holidays and the Echuca-Moama region on the NSW and VIC border is one of our favourite places!  We asked the team at Discovery Parks – Maidens Inn, Moama for their best recommendations of things to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re spending your...

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Choose your Adventure – The Best Things to See & Do in Echuca

27/05/2020

Under a 3-hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD and right on the banks of the mighty Murray River, you’ll find Echuca, a Victorian town with a history lesson to give, food & wine trails to sample and a spot of boutique shopping to do. It’s a tourists’ delight! The team at...

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The Best Bike Trails in Pambula Beach

26/05/2020

When visiting the team at Discovery Parks – Pambula Beach there is no better way of exploring the region than to get those legs moving and jump on a bike. With calm and clear autumn days take in the environment and scenery… there is so much to see. Don’t worry...

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All ABOARD – GET TO KNOW ECHUCA’S PADDLESTEAMER FLEET

21/05/2020

Cruise into the charming riverside town of Echuca and there’s one thing you’ll immediately notice, paddlesteamers… and lots of ‘em! Their loud foghorns draw your attention to the Port of Echuca where you’ll quickly step back in time to discover what riverboat life was all about. Discovery Parks - Echuca...

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Local Fishing Secrets from a Pro in Forster, NSW

21/05/2020

Did you know that Forster and Tuncurry in the Barrington Coast region of New South Wales is one of the state’s favourite places to fish? Avid anglers will love the local waterways and beaches to cast a line and bring home the catch of the day! We caught up with...

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10 Best Things To Do in Airlie Beach, Far North QLD & Surrounds

21/05/2020

Who better to recommend the best activities and experiences that Queensland’s Whitsunday region has to offer than the team at Discovery Parks – Airlie Beach! Our resident experts have compiled a list of their favourite local things to see and do to make sure you get the most out of...

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