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the most comfortable family holiday parks in australia

28/03/2022

Time is short. Taking a trip to the great outdoors requires consideration, especially when you’re travelling as a family. Where to go, how to get there and what type of accommodation you’ll need to be comfortable are always worth thinking about. If you do decide to go on a camping...

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Australia's Best Autumn and Winter Festivals

24/03/2022

Sad about the end of summer? Don’t be! Autumn and winter are when some of the best festivals in Australia come to life. Whether it's food and wine, music, the arts, or the Australian outback, there’s a festival to enjoy wherever you are! Check out this shortlist of some of...

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Things To Do in Alice Springs: Parrtjima Light Festival

21/03/2022

Are you going to this year's Parrtjima Festival of Light in Alice Springs? It’s not too late to book your FREE ticket and experience one of the world’s most incredible outdoor light shows! Credit: Parrtjima With a 2022 theme of ‘Sky Country,’ this year’s Parrtjima (pronounced ‘par-cheema’ and meaning ‘lighting...

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LBGTQIA-Friendly Accommodation at Discovery Rottnest Island

08/03/2022

Newly minted travel couple Michael and Charlie were recently on Rottnest Island as part of the West Australian leg of their great Australian Van Tour. Although it wasn’t the first time they’d visited, they’ve shared their experience of getting to the island, exploring the best beaches, meeting a quokka (of...

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SA best staycations!

01/03/2022

Get off the couch and make that stay-cay in SA a reality! South Australia is blessed with so many places that are perfect for getaways - short or long. Whether it’s a solo-trip, romantic break, or an escape with the family (including your best furry friends), there’s a destination that’s...

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Victoria's Best Family Staycations

03/12/2021

Wyld Family Travel are a travelling family of four who recently enjoyed a nine-day family staycation in some of Victoria's favourite destinations. Used to travelling the world together, by the time they decided to explore central and northeast Victoria, the Wyld Family had not been outside of their home state ...

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Isn’t it time for a Tasmanian Cabin Holiday?

28/10/2021

If you're yet to stay in one of our cabins, then now is the time to book it!  With perks like reverse-cycle air conditioning and your own ensuite bathroom, cabin accommodation is perfect all year round, especially if you’re travelling as a family, a couple, or a group of mates....

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12 School Holiday Destinations Parents Won't Regret

14/09/2021

Taking the family away at any tme of the year is a team effort. Activities and new adventures for the kiddo’s, the opportunity to unwind and relax in nature for you! Luckily, with more than 80 parks nationwide, Discovery Parks has got what it takes to do both - in...

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16 Things To Do In these Northern Australia Destinations

25/08/2021

Updated April 2022 From Ningaloo on the left to Rockhampton on the right and Alice in the middle, the top half of Australia is finally your oyster again! With the best weather in the world and a billion stars to guide you, explore these 17 reasons to make northern Australia...

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16 Family Holiday Experiences In Spring

20/08/2021

Say goodbye to winter, and hello to spring - the season many of us have been waiting for! Rediscover your backyard and start planning your next family holiday with us. From tiny tots to awesome adults, seasonal events are happening all over the country that are set up for all...

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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

Updated May 2022 You don't have to be an extreme sports enthusiast to love mountain biking. All you need is your favourite ride, a decent helmet and a park to get funky in! Luckily, from mossy Tasmanian forests to the single-track at Mount Kosciuszko, Australia has a huge variety of...

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Australia's best cycle trails the whole family can ride

05/07/2021

Taste the chocolates in WA's Swan Valley. Witness the heritage-listed scoreboard at Adelaide Oval. Cruise past the Yarra's oldest boathouse - all on two wheels! Whether you're a mountain biker, unicyclist, or penny-fartherer, Australia has some of the most scenic cycling routes for any level of rider. Here are some...

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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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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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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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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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HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME AT HERVEY BAY

20/05/2020

It seems like we’re not the only ones looking forward to a holiday, meet the oh so famous Humpback Whales on their annual migration to the Fraser Coast. You’re guaranteed to sight these magnificent mammals between mid-July and mid-October so book in a stay with the team at Discovery Parks...

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First Time Nomads – How to Pick your Perfect Van

19/03/2020

A new intriguing destination awaits every week, sundowners with like-minded travellers are the nightly norm and, travel tips from friendly park managers keep extending your on-the-road plans. The nomad lifestyle sure sounds appealing!   Spending time getting to know your Aussie backyard is an exciting prospect. But, putting your city life...

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24 Stunning National Parks in Australia

16/03/2020

Get lost...in places so magical, you'll wonder why you haven't tried losing your way before. Emus walking right up to you, crocodiles basking in the sun and cod fishing on the Murray River - that's what you'll be rewarded with when you get off the beaten track in one of...

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Explore Tasmania from Coast to Coast with a Discovery Parks Road Trip

19/02/2020

Find world-class wilderness, culture and memories to last a lifetime on a Discovery Parks Tasmanian Road Trip  Road trips are as much about a moment in time as the places you visit and the people you travel with – and, like aromas, obscure places on the road-to-somewhere can evoke strong...

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