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A Foodie’s Guide to Tasmania: Food and Wine on the Apple Isle

18/11/2021

With over 3 million hectares of protected spaces, Tasmania is a nature lover's paradise. It's a top destination for those wanting to escape the trappings of modern-day living, but that doesn't mean it's short on sophistication. If you love your food and picturesque places to enjoy it, you should pack...

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6 Reasons to book a Tasmanian Spring Vacation

01/10/2021

The secret has been out for years: Tasmania is amazing. Home to frontier wilderness, incredible food, delicious wine and adventurous escapes, now is the ideal time to make your way to Australia’s Apple Isle, if not for the first time, then to revisit this underrated Australian destination. If you’ve been...

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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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Australia's 12 Gnarliest Mountain Biking Spots

12/07/2021

If you're a mountain biker at heart, the stationary bike at the gym is a sad substitute. Being outside is essential when you're riding.  Luckily, from the mossy Tasmanian forests to the single-track at the base of Mount Kosciuszko, Australia has a huge variety of MTB parks and trails. Check...

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Australia's best cycle trails the whole family can ride

05/07/2021

Taste the chocolates in WA's Swan Valley. Witness the heritage-listed scoreboard at Adelaide Oval. Cruise past the Yarra's oldest boathouse - all on two wheels! Whether you're a mountain biker, unicyclist, or penny-fartherer, Australia has some of the most scenic cycling routes for any level of rider. Here are some...

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Our Favourite Farmers Markets Around Australia

16/03/2020

Markets, whether they be for produce, trinkets, handmade arts and crafts or for just getting a great coffee and soaking up the atmosphere, are a highlight on many people’s travels. We’ve rounded up some of the best markets around Australia to visit.  WESTERN AUSTRALIA MIDLAND FARMERS’ MARKET WHEN: Sunday's 7am...

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Discovery Directory: Things to See, Eat & Do in Hobart

10/03/2020

Discovery Directory: Things to See, Eat & Do in Hobart   Discovery Parks – Hobart is just 15 minutes from the CBD and waterfront with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Our park's location provides easy access to main roads, the airport, the beach and a heap of tourist attractions....

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Explore Tasmania from Coast to Coast with a Discovery Parks Road Trip

19/02/2020

Find world-class wilderness, culture and memories to last a lifetime on a Discovery Parks Tasmanian Road Trip  Road trips are as much about a moment in time as the places you visit and the people you travel with – and, like aromas, obscure places on the road-to-somewhere can evoke strong...

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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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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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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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Top 10 Places to Discover in 2019

04/01/2019

We've had a look at the best places to visit in 2019 across Australia. We couldn't number them - it's impossible to choose favourites! From the most exciting festivals to the freshest seafood you've ever had, these are the holidays to look forward to in the new year.    Capricorn Coast,...

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FOUR OF THE BEST MARKETS IN AUSTRALIA

23/08/2018

We’ve selected four of the best Australian markets to visit for fresh local produce, handmade jewellery, collectables and live entertainment. TASMANIA SALAMANCA MARKET Fresh produce, Salamanca Market. Credit: Tourism Tasmania. WHEN: SATURDAY 8.30AM TO 3PM ALL YEAR ROUND WHERE: SALAMANCA PLACE, HOBART WHAT: Shop with a view of the historic...

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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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Four Ways to Try Whisky in Tasmania

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 20/07/2018

For a frankly shocking 150 years, the lawmakers of Tasmania maintained a total fire ban when it came to the distillation of alcoholic spirits. This meant that for a century-and-a-half, until 1991, despite the abundance of pure Tasmanian water and fresh Tasmanian air, no locally-produced gin, no vodka, and most...

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Best 4WDriving Spots in Australia

06/07/2018

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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8 Tasmanian National Parks That Look Like Paintings

09/04/2018

Aurora Australis beckons: experience nature in Tasmania Picture yourself in Tasmania’s national parks —nature’s Mona Lisa, offering the natural world’s equivalent of a brush with the great masters. Long before Tassie became famous for tasty froths, food & wine journeys, and gnarly mountain biking, it was famous as a living...

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Tasmanian Beer Guide: Frothing Good

20/03/2018

Hop aboard! We're taking you on a mission to discover the best beer south of the Bass Strait. Don't be shy, there's plenty to choose from for every drinker. From dark, caramel notes to light and crisp summer ales, you'll find the beer for you. While there are around 20...

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5 Stellar Day-Trips Around Hobart

08/02/2018

Small in size but big in personality, we know why Hobart is one of Australia's fastest growing holiday destinations. There's weird and wonderful art, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and boat-rocking seafood to be had. Beyond the fringe of the city, though, you'll discover so much more: history, waterfalls,...

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What's On: Australian Events January to April 2018

09/01/2018

G’DAY has found 12 events across Australia that need to be on your radar when planning your Aussie adventure. Check out these events for summer and beyond.   NEW SOUTH WALES Byron Bay Bluesfest WHEN: 29 March to 2 April WHERE: Byron Bay NEAREST PARK: Byron Bay bluesfest.com.au WHAT: Byron Bay...

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Travel Hacks: Save Money These Summer Holidays

16/11/2017

There’s nothing quite like getting away with family and friends during the summer holidays! While Christmas is a joyous time (the best time!), the festive season can be stressful and can really be a stretch on your finances. To help you out, we've pulled together some of the different ways...

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FOUR OF THE BEST WINTER MARKETS IN AUSTRALIA

14/08/2017

Markets, whether they be for produce, trinkets, handmade arts and crafts or for just getting a great coffee and soaking up the atmosphere, are a highlight on many people’s travels. We’ve rounded up four of the best markets around Australia to visit in winter, and all year round. SOUTH AUSTRALIA...

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Jaffles: Five Tasty Toasted Sandwich Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

11/08/2017

WATCH: Five tasty jaffle recipes being made.  Nothing says life on the road like the humble jaffle. These tasty recipes make the perfect easy meal. Rueben jaffle with Dill Pickle cooked using a campfire jaffle iron Makes 2   4 slices multi-grain bread 2 tsp wholegrain mustard 8 slices corned beef,...

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Winter Is The Season To Visit Australia's Best Wine Regions And Cellar Doors

21/07/2017

‘Tis the season to visit cellar doors and taste wine right across Australia. Nothing warms the cockles like a glass of wine and there’s no time like the present to hit cellar doors and sip the good stuff. During winter, winemakers scrub the juice from their weathered fingers, hang up...

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