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9 Ideas to Inspire Your Next Holiday

02/06/2022

Whether you’re keen for a winter getaway or already looking ahead to spring and summer, now’s the time to lock in your travel plans for the second half of the year.   If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. Here are 9 ideas for your next holiday based on...

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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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The Best Beach Holidays in NSW that aren't Bondi

25/11/2021

Although Queensland might steal some of the limelight, you won’t get an argument from us when it comes to the number of world-class beaches in New South Wales. Bondi is without doubt the most famous, followed by the likes of Manly and nearby Bronte, but when your coastline stretches over...

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SA Motor Magazine picks its list of Australia’s Best Holiday Parks

16/11/2021

SA Motor Magazine has released its list of the best holiday parks in Australia and no less than SIX Discovery Parks locations are featured! Congratulations to Discovery Parks - Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Discovery Parks - Nagambie Lakes on Victoria’s beautiful Goulburn River, the iconic Discovery Rottnest Island on Western...

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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 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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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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Rediscover NSW with these Short Breaks

23/07/2021

Explore, wander, and maybe even get a little lost in NSW’s backyard! If you're overdue an escape, stop dreaming and start booking your next getaway with us. There’s never been a better time to take a short break to reset and recharge. Get out to the unknown, discover somewhere new,...

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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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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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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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10 Best Things To Do in Byron Bay – According to Our Park Team

20/05/2020

Everyone thinks they know the sleepy coastal town of Byron Bay but no one really knows the best things to see and do like the locals who live there. That’s why our park team at Discovery Parks – Byron Bay have put together their top 10 things to do next...

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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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STAY LOCAL FOR SCHOOLIES WITH DISCOVERY PARKS

25/02/2020

No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks, when the teacher rings the bell, pack your bags and run … straight to Discovery Parks to start your schoolies vacation!  Here in Australia, Schoolies on the Gold Coast is the mecca of post-school celebrations. But, why limit yourself...

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Love is in the Air with these Romantic Glamping Getaways

21/01/2020

The Best Glamping Experiences in Australia  Make time for the great outdoors (and each other) with a luxury glamping getaway! Want to get close to nature but aren’t keen on “roughing it”? Looking for an outdoor camping experience with hot showers and Queen-size beds? Welcome to Glamping! What is Glamping?...

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Your 2020 Travel Guide with Discovery Parks

30/12/2019

The new year has just started, and have you already muttered the words “this year I’m going to travel more”?  Us too, which is why we've put together this month-by-month guide to inspire you and get you out there exploring your backyard this year.  Give yourself something to look forward...

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Splash into Park and Cool Down as the Weather Heats Up

22/11/2019

Living on an island surrounded by water it’s no wonder the Australian summer is all about aquatic fun with beach and pool hangs being at the top of everyone’s summer activity list. How good does it feel to run through the sprinklers or jump into a cool, crisp pool in...

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The best events in Spring 2019

27/08/2019

Spring has sprung and we think it's the best time to get out and about and explore Australia. To help you decide how to spend your weekends here is a roundup of the best events happening around Australia this Spring.  Victoria It's time to don your fascinator cause it's time...

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5 reasons why travel is the best thing to spend your tax return on

18/07/2019

As tax time is here and we wait for the exciting moment that our bank accounts become a little healthier with a refund it's time to think about what you will do with your new found cash. Will you save it? Will you put it towards a big ticket item...

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The Best Sunrises Around Australia

11/07/2019

We’re a bit bias but Australia really is the most beautiful place. From the glistening beaches to the rolling hills, everywhere you turn is an Instagram moment waiting to happen. But Australia really comes alive at golden hour, that magical time as the sun is rising over the ocean or...

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4 Hot Chocolates To Cosy Up To This Winter

09/05/2019

Along with fruit and veggies, chocolate is an important food group to include in your life.  This isn't about indulging, it's about sharing. Treat yourself and your family to one of these warming recipes at home or at one of our parks this winter.    Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe & image...

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Discover: 10 ice cream shops we love in Australia

01/03/2019

  Piccolina Gelateria – Melbourne, VIC We’re a little flexible here on “ice cream”. But Melbourne is famous for their gelato (and it’d be a shame to leave them out). The recipes are all-natural and traditional – her recipes are a family secret, passed down from the owner’s father. The options...

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Cool Down in one of These 10 Swimming Pools

25/01/2019

Updated October 2021 It's amazing how long children can spend in a pool before they get tired - or bored! Hours will pass while they play Marco Polo or some kind of aquatic treasure hunt. Are they over it yet? Of course not, they're having the time of their lives! ...

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Benefits of a G'DAY Rewards Membership

30/07/2018

At Discovery Parks, we're about taking care of our family of nomads, explorers, twitchers, fishermen, hikers, BBQ experts, and all of the rest. Our G'DAY Rewards members are valuable to us: you chose us, and we want to give back to you. Guests return to our parks with their families,...

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Glamp in 5 of Australia's Best Destinations

25/06/2018

  You're putting up the poles to your tent with one hand, heating up the BBQ with the other, taking snaps of your site with your third arm, and all the while reminding yourself that this is a holiday so you need to relax.  Ever considered a Safari Tent? We've got...

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