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Goolwa gets better for kids (and adults too)

09/08/2021

A Kid's Paradise   Be among the first to book Discovery Parks - Goolwa as we complete our transformation into a luxurious ‘Kid Paradise’ THIS summer.  BOOK NOW FOR XMAS! READ THE MEDIA RELEASE: Work starts on Kid-Paradise at Discovery Parks - Goolwa As part of our commitment to providing the...

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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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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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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Sandy from Geelong, VIC

01/07/2020

If you’re heading to Victoria’s surf coast and bustling Geelong, a stay at Discovery Parks – Geelong will put you right in the heart of the action and will give you a chance to say G’day to Park Manager Sandy Marsh. Sandy has been managing the park since joining Discovery...

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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Ray from Warrnambool, VIC

30/06/2020

Ray McGilivray is a family man; husband to Sandra for 41 years, father to 3 girls and 1 Kelpie Cross named Lucy, grandfather to 10 grandchildren, and Park Manager to 4 Discovery Parks, the current being Discovery Parks – Warrnambool. Throughout his 11 years, Ray’s Discovery Parks career has always...

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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Andy from Lake Bonney, SA

25/06/2020

It’s not often you can start a job and grow your career while working in amazing places across the country, but that’s exactly what Andy Forman did when he started as a Groundskeeper with Discovery Parks thirteen years ago! “I started at Lake Maraboon [QLD] and worked my way up...

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DISCOVERY BARKS: Say G’day to our park dogs

25/06/2020

Updated 26 August 2021 Behind every great park manager there’s often an even greater canine companion! 'Paws' what you are doing and meet some of Discovery’s best park dogs: Fred, Discovery Parks - Pilbara Karratha (WA) Assistant Park Manager Jamie with unofficial town mayor, Fred. What a prince! Book Pilbara...

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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Tristan from Woodman Point, WA

18/06/2020

If you want to know the ins and outs of being a Park Manager with Discovery Parks, Tristan McLachlan is the man to see! Starting with Discovery four years ago, Tristan manages two parks at Woodman Point and Coogee Beach in Western Australia and is also a trainer for new...

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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Jacky & Bill from Barossa Valley, SA

09/06/2020

Jacky and Bill Jones, sounds like a famous Hollywood couple doesn’t it? While it may not be Tinseltown, the vineyard backdrop of Discovery Parks – Barossa Valley is definitely fit for a movie set and, these guys are the superstar park managers who make sure the lights, camera and action...

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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Kate from Coolwaters, QLD

03/06/2020

Meet Kate Angel, Park Manager at Discovery Parks – Coolwaters in Yeppoon, Queensland! Kate has been with Discovery Parks for 18 months, having taken up management of Discovery Parks – Coolwaters from her previous role in New South Wales. And by the sounds of things, the Queensland lifestyle is right...

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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Sean from Maidens Inn Moama, NSW

02/06/2020

In his 12 months with Discovery Parks, Sean Goggin, Park Manager at Discovery Parks - Maidens Inn Moama, has become an expert in local knowledge to help his guests get the most out of their holiday by the river.  While most people have heard of Moama, where ‘Maidens Inn’ comes...

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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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