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Annual leave hacks to extend your long weekends


Annual Leave Hacks to Extend Your Long Weekends in 2024 Are you longing to escape the daily grind, recharge your batteries, and explore new destinations? We've got the tips here to turn your long weekends into extended getaways and help you maximize your time off in 2024. JANUARY Days to...

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Where to see Giant Cuttlefish in South Australia


Where to see Giant Cuttlefish in South Australia While beauty will always be in the eye of the beholder, you won't find a more spectacular display of marine life than the annual migration of giant cuttlefish near Whyalla on SA’s Eyre Peninsula. We know that South Australia has some amazing...

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6 Reasons to Revisit the Murray Region


Australia's murray region has culture, food, family-friendly activities and gorgeous river towns to explore.  Revisiting the murray region puts you back in touch with some of Australia's most unique holiday experiences. Here are six reasons to holiday on the Murray this year. 6 REASONS TO REVISIT THE MURRAY REGION Table...

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7 Wildlife Parks Kids Love


Planning a family holiday and need to keep the kids entertained? Wildlife Parks in Australia are an amazing way to experience our incredibly unique native animals.  From swimming pools and water parks to hire equipment and nature playgrounds, Discovery Parks has awesome facilities at every one of its 80+ locations...

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15 Ways to Make the Most of Summer


Already loving the longer days and warmer weather? The Aussie summer is not to be sniffed at! To live the best season of the year without regrets, plan a summer of fun you won’t forget. Here are 15 awesome ideas to make the most of this Australian summer.  BOOK DISCOVERY...

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9 Unmissable Bays in New South Wales


New South Wales has incredible beaches up and down its coast. But forget the crowds of Bondi or Bronte, why not discover serene bays with names like Mollymook, Narooma, Hyams and Toowoon. Looking for Accommodation in NSW? From Lane Cove just outside Sydney, to Gerroa and Ulladulla near Jervis Bay,...

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Pet-friendly Queensland: A dog's life


Queensland has something for everyone; tropical islands, lush rainforest, a dazzling coastline and bona fide Aussie outback. It’s no wonder it’s a tourist hotspot, but the good news is there is plenty of dog-friendly activities on offer too, so now you pack up the whole family for the trip of...

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Plan your Australian Sporting Summer


Australians are famous for their love of sport. Look beyond our big city stadiums though, and you'll find some curious events you might not have heard of. The Tas Carnivals are a brilliant Christmas tradition. Credit: Tas Carnivals While many of the country’s marquee sporting events happen in the capitals...

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Turtle Time in Port Hedland


If you haven’t witnessed the turtle nesting season in Port Hedland, start firming up your travel plans, because it’s on again. Between November and March every year, the Australian Flatback sea turtle, otherwise known by the slightly misleading name of Natator Depressus, hatch their young along Australia’s northern coastlines.  In...

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How to entertain the whole family in WA


There's no shortage of things to do with the family in Australia's biggest state. Whether you love the ocean, hiking, wildlife or adventure activities, there is so much to do together in Western Australia. Here's a list of suggested things to do the whole family will love in WA. 10...

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Where to See Australia's Wildflowers This Spring


Nothing heralds the change in season quite like Australia’s wildflowers. From the iconic Sturt Desert Pea amidst the red dirt to jacaranda trees showering suburban streets in purple rain, Australia’s colourful springtime displays have something for everyone.   Photographers and nature lovers across the country flock to the national parks, gardens...

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10 of Victoria's Favourite Picnic Spots


With spring finally arriving and better weather on offer, it's time to rediscover some of the best family-friendly picnic spots around Victoria.  From gardens with epic views to lakeside parks with activities galore, you can’t go wrong with these picnic spots from around Victoria.  Whether you want to stay close...

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Flying with camping gear in Australia


Ever considered flying to your next camping adventure? Wondered how you can bring your camping gear on a plane? You can’t always drive yourself to your next outdoor adventure. Australia is too big and frankly has too many amazing places to explore. You might prefer to hire a campervan, caravan...

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Explore More of Queensland: The Overlanders Way


From Townsville to Mount Isa, the Overlanders Way is your chance to discover a new side of North and Central Queensland. More famous for sparkling beaches and island paradises, another side of Queensland awaits on a trip through the Overlander's Way.   Townsville to Mount Isa From the Great Barrier Reef...

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10 tips to stay warm: winter camping in Australia


Australians are a tough bunch, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get cold. Rain, hail or shine, Aussies love a winter camping trip. Life-long memories are made overcoming the colder months, and having an amazing time in the great outdoors. However, because of our reputation for warm weather and long...

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4 Things You Have To Do in Katherine's Nitmiluk National Park


Often described as ‘where the outback meets the tropics,’ the level of natural beauty that surrounds the town of Katherine is underrated. Most famous for the magnificent Nitmiluk National Park, which is just 30 kilometres down the road from Katherine, this amazing swathe of land covers nearly 3,000 square kilometres...

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The Best Easter Holidays in Australia this year


Updated March 2023 Need an excuse to get more out of your Easter long weekend? Just a few days annual leave gets you a ten-day break. Go on, you know you want to. Try these four underrated locations on for size - it's not too late to book a getaway...

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12 of Australia's most amazing waterfalls


Is there a better reward for a full or half-day hike than standing in front of a waterfall in full flow? Surely one of nature’s greatest wonders, waterfalls have that rare ability to captivate and entrance us. Aside from being hypnotic viewing and a great excuse to get outside, they...

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the most comfortable family holiday parks in australia


Time is short. Taking a trip to the great outdoors requires consideration. 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 trip, the chances are high that you’ll...

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The Best Chocolate Factories in Australia


Updated March 2023 Chocolate. Factory. Tour. Parents might like to whisper these three words for fear of a sugar-based holiday meltdown. Everyone else, shout it out loud and enjoy this list of gourmet chocolate factories from around the country. Each one will add more than just a touch of sweetness...

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The best holiday park campfires in Australia


Updated April 2023 One of the best things to do in the great outdoors is gather round a campfire. Sitting with loved ones around the orange glow of a crackling fire is an outdoor activity you'll never regret. Sharing stories, playing music and laughing into the night is a camping...

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LBGTQIA-Friendly Accommodation at Discovery Rottnest Island


'Husbands that 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, LGBTQIA+ couple Michael and Charlie have shared their experience of getting to the island, exploring the best...

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SA best staycations!


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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South Australia Best Holiday Park Staycations


To have the best stay-cay in SA ever, you need accommodation that suits you and your family. Discovery Holiday Parks are not only close to South Australia’s best regions, our parks keep you comfortable, safe and secure - 24/7! And, because we make your stay-cay awesome with facilities like swimming...

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The best things to do in the Kimberley's


Bordered by the Indian Ocean to the west and the Timor Sea to the north, Western Australia’s vast Kimberley plateau forms the northernmost region of Australia’s largest and arguably most diverse state. Famous for its massive swathes of raw wilderness, including 350-million-year-old desert ranges, dramatic gorges and beguiling water features,...

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