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Campfire Catch Ups with Hamish from Cloncurry, QLD


Being a Park Manager can be tough, but for Hamish Griffin, the PM at Discovery Parks – Cloncurry, it seems like a walk in the park compared to his previous career! “I am happily married to the love of my life Hazel who works part-time in the front office team....

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Campfire Catch Ups with Sandy from Geelong, VIC


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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Campfire Catch Ups with Ray from Warrnambool, VIC


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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Campfire Catch Ups with Andy from Lake Bonney, SA


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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Campfire Catch Ups with Tristan from Woodman Point, WA


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


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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Campfire Catch Ups with Kate from Coolwaters, QLD


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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Campfire Catch Ups with Sean from Maidens Inn Moama, NSW


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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CAMPFIRE CATCH UPS with Mick and Jane from Forster, NSW


Mick and Jane Ticehurst, Park Managers at Discovery Parks – Forster, have been with Discovery Parks for nearly ten years and their work has taken them all around the country, from Queensland and South Australia to Western Australia and, now, Forster in NSW. “I’ve got no idea where the time...

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On the Road with Ryan Fitzgerald


Home for me is… Sydney. We live in Sydney and have for 10 years, but growing up we lived in Port Noarlunga in South Australia. That was home. I grew up… on the beach. We used to play cricket there, I played footy, I was part of nippers there...we grew...

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Adelaide's Music Man Paul Kelly


One of Australia’s most loved and iconic musicians shares his love for South Australia, holidays by the sea and making music. Pic: Cybele Malinowski Home for me is… Adelaide. I’ve lived in Melbourne for longer than I’ve lived in Adelaide, and my children have grown up in Melbourne, but Adelaide...

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Rugged Luxury – Come inside for a tour of the O’Reillys off road van


 WATCH: MEET THE O’REILLYS AND COME INSIDE THEIR DECKED OUT HOME ON THE ROAD The O’Reillys have seen the inside of every different type of tent, campervan, and caravan; but now, see their new Dirt Road Xtreme Caravan in all its rugged luxury. As far as Kevin O’Reilly is concerned,...

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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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IT’S ALL FUN & GAMES – Old fashioned fun on the Australian coast


WATCH: Meet game-loving Deanne and Gary in Tannum Sands. Deanne and Gary are game gurus when it comes to caravan park playtime. They’ve been travelling the Queensland coast with their family for decades playing Yahtzee and Uno as they go. The Pleavins know every card game in the book, flicking...

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Comedy and Camping with Mick Molloy


Aussie comedian Mick Molloy shares his love affair for exploring our sunburnt country.   Home for me is… Melbourne, actually the suburb of Richmond, which is the team I support. That’s ground zero for me, however work takes us pretty much everywhere. If I’m in Melbourne too long, I get a...

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Working At Discovery Holiday Parks: What I Love About My Job


WATCH: Lesley thinks Discovery Parks - Woodman Point is the most wonderful place on earth.  Assistant Park Manager Lesley March tells us why she loves working at Discovery Parks – Woodman Point, which she calls the most wonderful place on earth.     I’ve been at this particular park for… four years....

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Discovery Holiday Parks Assistant Manager: Why I Love My Job


WATCH: Kerri Parker takes us around Discovery Parks – Emerald Beach and lets us in on some secrets of this jewel of the New South Wales coast.    Assistant Park Manager Kerri Parker talks about Discovery Parks – Emerald Beach and lets us in on some secrets of this jewel of...

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Discovery Holiday Parks Manager: Why It's The Best Job In Australia


WATCH: Tony gave us a scenic park tour of Discovery Parks – Ballina.  Park Manager Tony Middleton talks to us about working in Discovery Parks – Ballina, located at the picture-perfect Northern Rivers region in New South Wales.     I’ve been here… for five months. 
We’re new to the area. I...

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Howzat talking summer with Australian Cricketer Aaron Finch


Australian cricketer Aaron Finch spends more time travelling than he does at home in Melbourne. He shares his travel trips and camping memories with G’DAY Magazine.     I feel most at home when I’m… relaxing at home. Whenever you get a week at home it’s like gold. Especially after being away...

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Around the campfire with country music star Beccy Cole


Australian country music star Beccy Cole has been camping for as long as she can remember. She gets her creative inspiration from (down)time on the road. I feel most at home in… Adelaide. It took 20 years living somewhere else to truly realise where I belong.    My earliest childhood holiday...

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