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Sunny Family Getaways in QLD


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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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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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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You might recognise their faces from the telly, Dan & Steph (pictured below) were contestants on My Kitchen Rules. The couple were crowned winners of their season in 2013 and have now also recently been crowned ambassadors for Visit Fraser Coast - that’s a lot of shiny, heavy headwear! Discovery...

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Explore the Fraser Coast Like a Local with Tasman Venture


White sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, ancient rainforest and freshwater lakes so pure it is better than a visit to a day spa. Are you ready to explore the wonderful west coast of Fraser Island? Come set up camp at Discovery Parks – Fraser Street, Hervey...

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Love is in the Air with these Romantic Glamping Getaways


Stargazing sets the tone for romance and Discovery Parks sets the tone for glamping. Make time for the great outdoors and each other this Valentine’s Day with a glamping getaway at Discovery Parks. Want to get close to nature but aren’t a “roughing it” kind of person? Looking for a...

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The Whales Have Arrived


It’s that time of the year again - where residents from Antarctica make their annual migration up north towards Hervey Bay, the coastal city in southern Queensland. Whale watching season in Australia runs from late May to November. During the period, it’s not unusual for locals and tourists to sight...

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Discover: 10 ice cream shops we love in Australia


  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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Over the Seas, On the Road – The Swiss Family travelling the Australian coast


The sunny Australian coastline isn’t just a favourite for Aussie families. It’s also a popular spot for international families who take to the coastline for sun, surf and family fun. WATCH: Meet the Meyer family from across the globe soaking up the Aussie sun.     Swiss couple Catherine and Hans Meyer...

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YARNS FOR YEARS – Grey Nomads travelling Australia


WATCH: We chat to seasoned motorhomers about love and moonshine. Glen and Kathy Forbes are veterans of the road, more in love with the road than ever (and each other, too). The retirees have spent the last decade on the road travelling Australia, and they’ve got no plans of stopping...

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A Road trip Along Australia’s Eastern Coastline. We See Queensland by Road, Boat and Plane.


Travel up the pristine Pacific Coast Way from the Fraser Coast to the Whitsundays. Crystal coastline. Rugged reef. Idyllic islands. The Queensland Coastline Has It All. A road trip along Australia’s eastern coastline is a rite of passage for many Aussie families, and international visitors alike. When it comes to...

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Best 4WDriving Spots in Australia


Ready to kick up the mud and dirt? Explore some of the best attractions in Australia by 4WD.  Discover our best 4WDing spots in Australia - because we all love a little adventure.  Millstream Chichester National Park Where: Millstream, Western Australia Nearest Parks: Discovery Parks - Pilbara, Karratha and Discovery...

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Australia's 10 Gnarliest Mountain Biking Spots


When you're a mountain biker, a stationary bike at the gym feels like a sad substitute. Being outside is essential when you're riding. You love the mud kicked up around your ankles, the quiet among the tall trees, and being in flight after a wicked jump.  From the dense and...

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5 Queensland Beaches To Daydream About


Back on the daily grind and already looking forward to your next holiday? When you're at the beach, you know it's time to let go of life's stresses (and lather on 60+ sun-cream).  Imagine laying out your towel on one of these Queensland beaches for your next getaway - and...

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Queensland's Ultimate Fishing Spots


Is the Sunshine State home or the place you set off to when you're looking for warmer days? From the coast to Central Queensland, there are a variety of places for anglers to get their fix.  Rocky is soon to be the barramundi capital, with barra measuring in at over...

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Australia's Best Cycling Trails


It's time to have that important conversation with your desk chair or couch. On holiday, you finally have the time to break up routine and stretch those gams. What better way to do this than by bicycle?  Taste the chocolates and wine of the Swan Valley, see the heritage-listed scoreboard...

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18 Family Holiday Experiences In Spring


The kids have so much energy you'll all love to go on long bike rides. No, wait, maybe the week is too hectic and you want to rest outside on the grass among the flowers. Still doesn't sound like your family? How about: festivals, music, live circuses and the like....

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Top 5 Things To Do In Hervey Bay


This is your ultimate guide to the best things to do in Hervey Bay. These top 5 things are designed for anyone looking to stay at Hervey Bay accommodation for 2-4 days and are interchangeable to apply to a family, couple, or maybe a friends' weekend away. #5 Thing to...

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Nature And Wildlife Tours: Whale Watching Hervey Bay


The real Australia is right around the corner at the Australiana Top Tourist Park. Find out more about the things to do on the way to Hervey Bay and the magnificent natural wonders it has on offer. The pinnacles are always fascinating to look at and The Esplanade provides a...

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Hervey Bay Accommodation: What To Do On The Way


It is a 3 hour drive between Brisbane and Hervey Bay. This is ideal as it gives you enough time to enjoy the stops along the way. If you’re the type of person who likes to get off the mapped out path a bit, you will love everything Queensland has...

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