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Road Trip Adelaide to Alice: Exploring Outback SA and the Red Centre


The journey to Australia’s Red Centre is nothing short of iconic.  As anyone who has made the trek will tell you, the raw, natural beauty of the outback is what makes Australia so unique.   Beginning in Adelaide, the below itinerary takes you over 1,600km all the way to the Red...

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15 Unmissable Queensland Experiences this Northern Winter


Winter is the perfect time of year to visit the warmer climes of Queensland.   This northern winter, ditch the woollies, hitch-up the van and follow the sun! There’s plenty to see and do across the Sunshine state like cruising tropical islands, spotting humpbacks, or lazing about on your new favourite...

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3 Easy to Follow Road Trips for Future Aussie Nomads


Skipping winter but not quite ready for your ‘Big Lap’ of Oz? Before you commit to a full year (or more) on the road, it makes sense to test-drive your camper or caravan on a bite-size trip. While hitting the road full-time is enticing, ease yourself into the caravan and...

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10 BBQ Tips to Impress


Hot weather means long balmy nights – perfect for a BBQ! Check out these sure-fire ways to dominate the grill and impress your friends and family.  It doesn’t get much more Aussie than the Great Australian BBQ. Time in the great outdoors is always better when there’s a 'barbie' on.  ...

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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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Darwin's Go To Bars and Restaurants


While Darwin might be known for crocodiles and waterholes, the Top End has also developed one of Australia’s most interesting food and drink scenes. From laneway joints to waterfront eateries, Darwin has plenty of fantastic bars and restaurants. No matter how long you stay in Darwin, here are the best...

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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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Discovery Parks Gift Vouchers are Back!


You don’t need a special occasion to give the gift of travel. Reward someone you know who loves discovering Australia with a Discovery Parks Gift Voucher. Whether it’s an anniversary, birthday, Mother’s Day or Valentine’s, giving someone the freedom to getaway is priceless! A Discovery Parks accommodation voucher gives you...

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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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Things to do with your dog on a NSW camping holiday


If you’re a dog owner/parent, you know that leaving part of the family behind on vacation isn’t an option. Fortunately, there is no shortage of things to do with your dog in New South Wales, and plenty of places to stay that love having you and your best furry friend!...

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Things to see and do near Kings Canyon in Australia's Red Centre


For a long time known exclusively as ‘The Olgas’ or ‘Mount Olga’ after its highest peak, the famous domes of Kata Tjuta must be seen to be believed. Credit: Tourism Australia Considered a must-do for anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, read on to find out everything you need to...

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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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Australia's Best Autumn and Winter Festivals


Updated March 2023 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...

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Things To Do in Alice Springs: Parrtjima Light Festival


Updated March 2023 Are you going to this year's Parrtjima Festival of Light in Alice Springs? Credit: Parrtjima It’s not too late to book your FREE ticket and experience one of the world’s most incredible outdoor light shows! With a 2023 theme of ‘Listening with Heart,’ this year’s Parrtjima (pronounced...

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Discover the Epicurean Way at Discovery Parks


Australia’s best food and wine should be part and parcel of any good getaway.  In South Australia, holidaymakers are spoiled for choice, with one of the most loved culinary adventures right on their doorstep.  Stretching from McLaren Vale in the south to Clare Valley in the north, SA’s Epicurean Way...

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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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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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great state vouchers south australia


Use your Great State Vouchers at Discovery Holiday Parks Bookings are now open for successful Great State Accommodation Voucher holders. Book by 11:59pm ACDT on Monday 7 March, for travel until Tuesday 31 May 2022. Saturday nights excluded. BROWSE SA PARKS NOW Clare Valley Credit: SATC Stunning scenery all year...

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The Best Farmers' Markets in Victoria


There are so many ways to treat yourself right at a good Farmers Market. Check out this list of some of Victoria’s best! Credit:@franknal_chai Nothing says ‘Saturday morning’ like a freshly-baked pastry and a hot cup of coffee from your favourite vendor at your local farmers’ market. You can’t beat...

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Australia's Best Beaches are here!


Tourism Australia has just released its annual list of Australia’s best beaches! Congratulations to (the ironically named) Misery Beach in Torndirrup National Park in Western Australia, which got the nod as Australia’s best! Credit: @exploreparkswa As little known strip of sand near Albany on the southern tip of WA, Misery...

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


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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Find a Golden Suitcase this Summer at Discovery Holiday Parks


We have hidden suitcases packed with $5,000 in a number of our holiday parks around Australia! Will you be one of the lucky ones to find it? Summer is a season like no other. Filled with clear blues and loads to do. A chance to splash about, enjoy a few...

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The Best Cabin Holidays in the West


Mesmerising sunsets and white sandy beaches are just a taste of what’s waiting for you in Western Australia. Making summer holiday plans should be easy, so opting to stay in cabin accommodation for this year’s sunny escape should be top of your priority list! Conveniently located close to Western Australia's...

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