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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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Taking the Scenic Route

13/03/2019

Cruise along the cliff tops of the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne to Robe and soak up the seascapes.  WATCH: The highlights of our trip along the spectacular Great Ocean Road, from Melbourne to Robe The Great Ocean Road - it’s the quintessential Aussie road trip. If you’ve grown up...

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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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Great Ocean Road named in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2018

02/02/2018

Image: Great Ocean Road   Lonely Planet has named the Great Ocean Road as number five in the top 10 recommended Cross Generational Travel experiences in their Best in Travel 2018.   Family holidays have come of age. Banish memories of tense car rides and bickering by the beach, and embrace cross-generational...

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Warrnambool Weekend Guide

15/01/2018

On the Great South Coast, past the dense forest of the Otways and before the border with the South Aussies, is a popular coastal city: Warrnambool. It's a holiday hotspot along the Great Ocean Road, visited by nearly half a million people each year.  Are you planning a trip? Use...

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Australia's Best Cycling Trails

15/09/2017

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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10 Sneaky Overnight Stays When Heading South

25/08/2017

Returning home from this year's pilgrimage? We get so fixated on the Top End, we forget that the world keeps turning. All of those people on the southern coast are still working, eating and sleeping while we chase the sun in the tropics & red centre.  Before summer illuminates life...

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18 Family Holiday Experiences In Spring

18/07/2017

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 12 Spring Attractions Across Australia

06/07/2017

Winter is slowly passing and soon the trees will bud, Days will grow longer and spring can enter in a thud. If you like the seasons changing but love your comfy bed, Pack your bags & raincoats and drive to these events instead. What a country we live in, with...

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Easy Peasy Meals For Winter School Holidays

22/06/2017

The mid-year school holidays are coming up and we have a few ideas about how to feed the tribe when you stay at the park. Whether you're at a site or cabin, we have created a menu of options to eat with your family.  From cheesy breakfast burritos for the...

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7 Gadgets of Happily Roving People

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 14/06/2017

Winter's here, the travelling months have kicked off and the caravan is ready for a drive. Everyone has their basic necessities: spare fan belt, a comfy camp chair, a good crime novel. But what about those gadgets you've picked up over time and didn't know you would actually need? When...

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Winter School Holiday Activities

30/05/2017

Discovery Parks across the country are bubbling with energy and happy families during the School Holidays. Our holiday parks have carefully created programs this winter to make sure your kids are made busy, active and entertained.  From country-themed shindigs to crazy crafts, find out our top school holiday activities from...

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Best Bakeries On Australia's Best Journeys

22/05/2017

How completely satisfying is biting into a meat pie right out of the oven or a custard-filled tart? The warm, comforting feeling of freshly made food on holiday is exactly what we look for on a winter's day. Bakeries across Australia are serving up mouth-watering pies, cheesecakes, scrolls, macarons and...

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Top 5 Aussie Books For The Road

03/05/2017

When on holiday, some of us are still hooked to our laptop checking our emails. The rest of us, well...we want to steer as far away from technology as we can. Best way to do that? Getting back to the simple pleasures in life and sitting down with a great...

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Things To Check Before You Go

05/04/2017

Have you ever left the house for a holiday and wondered: is the stove on? Or are my clothes still on the line? We've all been there. No matter how many times you've gone for a holiday, the morning of the trip is enough to make you frazzled. Making breakfast,...

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Top 10 Stops on the Great Ocean Road

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 10/11/2016

Hit the road and experience a truly Australian adventure. The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most spectacular coastal drives. The road from Melbourne to Adelaide combines breathtaking views of the coast with a tour of some of Australia’s most recognisable and iconic destinations. If you decide to...

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Bound Round: Discovery Parks - Melbourne

19/10/2016

The most liveable city on earth, Melbourne has it all. From the AFL and cricket grounds to the best vintage fashion Australia has to offer, our park is situated conveniently next to all of the buzz.  With a range of comfortable cabin accommodation and facilities, your family will be kept...

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South Australian Museum: A Place For The Young and Curious

31/03/2016

Take a journey back in time and step inside one of Australia’s most frequented museums. Boasting five floors of natural history artefacts including the world’s largest collection of Australian Aboriginal cultural material, the museum is a haven for young, curious explorers to discover artefacts and the stories that behind them....

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Top 5 Things To Do In Melbourne

07/03/2016

You have no right to be bored in Melbourne. There is always a new event or attraction to see. Make the most of your visit and see these Melbourne things to do. Whether it’s your first time in the city or your thousandth, whether you’re there with your partner, friends...

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Top 15 Things To Do In Geelong

20/11/2015

Heading to Geelong for a break away from work? Squeeze in as much as you can from this ultimate list of things to do in Geelong! #1 Thing to do in Geelong: National Wool Museum Wool farming put Geelong on the map as the “wool centre of the world”. Since...

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A Guide To Caravan Parks In South Australia

09/11/2015

Why choose a Holiday Park or Caravan Park in South Australia? South Australia is called “The Reward for a Curious Heart” for good reason. Not only is South Australia known as being Australia’s food and wine capital, but is an incredible place to holiday. Home to the seriously stunning Flinders...

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Top 10 Things To Do In Adelaide

04/09/2015

Of all the places to visit in Australia, there is none quite like Adelaide. The city is famous for its churches and festivities, both of which are must-dos for visitors. However, there is more to Adelaide activities than its picturesque architecture and fascinating cultural activities. Here is a list of...

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4 Interesting Facts About The Old Geelong Gaol

24/07/2015

  The Old Geelong Gaol took 16 years to build, and although it isn’t much of a luxury building today, it was considered one when it opened in 1865. The Gaol was based on the English Pentonville Prison profile, with its own hanging quarters and enough space to occupy 150 prisoners....

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Your Melbourne Itinerary

15/05/2015

A weekend getaway in Victoria could be just the thing you need to bring the sense of wonderment back to your life. There are so many things do in Melbourne; it’s hard to narrow it down to just a handful of things, so if you only have 24 hours at...

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Top Things To See At The Melbourne Aquarium If...

15/05/2015

Staying in Discovery Parks - Melbourne for a few days and looking for things to do? Want to learn about Australia’s sea creatures without meeting them in the ocean? Then the Melbourne Aquarium is that place to head to. For an idea of what you should be looking at specifically,...

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