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A new era for Australian tourism

22/02/2021

MEDIA RELEASE  Iconic Australian tourism assets El Questro in WA and Kings Canyon Resort in the NT are back in Australian hands, with the G’day Group purchasing the properties from global hospitality company Delaware North. The G’day Group have also purchased Lane Cove Holiday Park in NSW in a $60M...

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Second Lake Hume property boosts G’day Group’s Murray footprint

03/12/2020

Media Release Discovery Parks and the G’day Group have welcomed Discovery Parks – Lake Hume, New South Wales (formerly BIG4 Lake Hume Tourist Park) to its portfolio, boosting the company’s coverage of Murray River road trip routes through SA, NSW and Victoria. Fifteen minutes from the heart of Albury, this...

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Major upgrade for new Discovery Parks - Bright

03/12/2020

Media Release  Bright’s best rated holiday park, Bright Freeburgh Caravan Park, is set for a $6m upgrade having been acquired by the G’day Group, and joining the portfolio as Discovery Parks – Bright. The significant development is planned to encourage higher visitation to Victoria’s High County includes over 30 cabins...

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G’day grows footprint in SA tourism hotspots

09/11/2020

Media Release Iconic South Australian properties McCracken Country Club and Hahndorf Resort / Adelaide Hills Convention Centre have been acquired by the G’day Group, with the company diversifying its portfolio amid a strong COVID recovery. The G’Day Group has also purchased Goolwa Camping and Tourist Park, taking the company’s South...

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Say G’day to the biggest thing in regional tourism

08/11/2020

Media Release With regional travel booming across much of Australia, the G’day Group today launches G’Day Parks – the nation’s largest community of independent parks. Rising from the impact of COVID-19, G’day Parks invites Aussies to “say G’day to more of Australia,” with more than 280 properties in the country’s...

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Holiday parks set for busiest Christmas on record

02/11/2020

Media Release Aussie holiday parks are preparing for a bumper Christmas season with bookings already up 150% across the country according to the G’Day Group – Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider. Border closures and restrictions mean Australians will be holidaying at home, with the state-by-state breakdown revealing: QLD is leading...

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Major upgrade to Discovery Parks - Broome

23/10/2020

Media Release Discovery Holiday Parks plans to invest $9 million into a significant facelift of its Broome property following a successful tender process with the Shire of Broome, and a strong regional tourism recovery. A new 42-year lease of the Roebuck Bay Caravan Park has enabled the company to progress...

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Last minute stays the new norm

25/08/2020

Media Release  Last minute stays may become a new norm for Australia’s travel industry, with COVID-19 uncertainty meaning the lead time for accommodation bookings has halved. Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider, the G’DAY Group, has released statistics showing an average booking lead time reduction from 24 days, to just 10.5...

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Holidaymakers jump on low-rate NSW ski season

20/05/2020

Media Release Holidaymakers jump on low-rate NSW ski season NSW holiday makers are taking advantage of an unprecedentedly affordable snow season, with Discovery Parks – Jindabyne receiving an influx of enquiries since the lifting of travel restrictions was announced. While the property would usually be near sold out in advance...

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Waitlist for getaways as iso-escape planning begins

07/05/2020

Media Release  Waitlist for getaways as iso-escape planning begins Rising enquiries from Aussies wanting to book getaways once restrictions are eased have led to Australia’s largest holiday park operator opening a ‘waitlist’ for their most popular destinations. Chief Executive of Discovery Holiday Parks, Grant Wilckens said that with an easing...

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A year of highs for Discovery – Rottnest Island

06/03/2020

Media Release  A year of highs for Discovery - Rottnest Island Celebrating its first birthday, Discovery – Rottnest Island is welcoming West Australian tastebuds to discover a new side to Rotto at Pinky’s Beach Club. A year since opening, Executive Chef Karl Wulf is on a mission to make the...

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Tourism Australia says G’DAY to regional road trips

28/02/2020

Media Release Tourism Australia says G'DAY to regional road trips Australia’s largest regional accommodation provider, the G’DAY Group, has partnered with Tourism Australia in an emotive domestic self-drive campaign to help revive regional tourism. With the strapline of ‘Here is where the heart is’, the $500,000 campaign is an iteration...

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Discovery Parks – Echuca opens new waterpark

04/12/2019

Media Release Discovery Parks – Echuca opens new waterpark Father Christmas is set to deliver for the kids at Discovery Parks – Echuca but his gift certainly won’t fit into a stocking this year. A fabulous new waterpark and splash zone is set to open on 24 December, just in...

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Discovery Parks – Geelong makes a splash with new indoor pool

03/12/2019

Media Release Discovery Parks – Geelong makes a splash with new indoor pool The swimming pool is the heart of a holiday park for kids and adults alike, and now guests can enjoy a splash all year round in the new heated indoor pool at Discovery Parks – Geelong. The...

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Discovery Parks – Fraser St, Hervey Bay launches family glamping experience

03/12/2019

Media Release  Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay launches family glamping experience Glamping is soon to arrive at Discovery Parks – Fraser St, Hervey Bay, offering families the chance to experience the pristine Fraser Coast in style. The new glamping precinct, complete with six new safari tents each featuring a queen...

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Discovery Parks shifts the dial with imaginative new campaign

04/11/2019

Media Release Discovery Holiday Parks today launches ‘Intrepid Explorers’, a new campaign that heroes the imagination and curiosity of children, in what is a new creative direction for the company. Narrated through a playful poem read by a young girl / explorer, the ad follows a group of children as...

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Award-winning Mildura park joins Discovery network

25/07/2019

Media Release Award-winning Mildura park joins Discovery network Discovery Holiday Parks today welcomes Discovery Parks - Mildura (formerly Buronga Riverside Tourist Park) to its ever-growing network; a highly-rated park on the River Murray overlooking Mildura. The 8-hectare park is known for its tranquil riverfront location, abundance of shady gum trees,...

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Discovery - Rottnest Island stars in MasterChef Australia

12/07/2019

Karl Wulf: Executive Chef at Pinky's Beach Club Media Release Discovery - Rottnest Island stars in MasterChef Australia Discovery - Rottnest Island played a starring role in MasterChef Australia last night, with Executive Chef Karl Wulf showcasing local seafood in a beachside MasterClass. As part of the show’s WA Week,...

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G’Day Group CEO appointed to SATC Board

27/06/2019

Media Release  G’Day Group CEO appointed to SATC Board Grant Wilckens, Founder and CEO of the G’Day Group - Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday parks - has just been appointed to the Board of the South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC). Grant says that as a SA-based national tourism...

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School holiday staycations that won’t break the bank

27/06/2019

Media Release  School holiday staycations that won’t break the bank School holiday ‘cabin fever’ can take on new meaning for the kids this July, with a cabin staycation in one of Australia’s sunniest locations providing an affordable break the whole family can enjoy. Discovery Parks Chief Operating Officer Michaela Webster...

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Digital Disrupter joins Discovery Parks Board

13/05/2019

Media Release Digital Disrupter joins Discovery Parks Board Digital marketing expert Paul McCarney has been appointed to Discovery Parks’ Board, supporting the company’s plans to become most digitally advanced operator in the sector. A digital and data pioneer, Paul is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Data Republic, Non-Executive Director of...

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Hemsworth discovers the quokka selfie

15/03/2019

Media Release Hemsworth discovers the quokka selfie Rottnest Island’s new glamping destination Discovery – Rottnest Island welcomed Chris Hemsworth and family this week, with the Hollywood star adding to the list of stars to snap a #quokkaselfie. Discovery – Rottnest Island opened just two weeks ago, and Chris Hemsworth is...

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New waterpark for Rockhampton

17/12/2018

ROCKHAMPTON, QLD: Aquatic fun in ‘Rocky’ will go up a notch this summer, with the launch of a new waterpark at Discovery Parks – Rockhampton. Set to open in December 2018, the new $1.6 million waterpark will feature three slides, a dump bucket and toddler area. Work has already started...

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Discovery Rottnest Island Opens For Bookings

05/12/2018

The first new accommodation on Rottnest Island in over 30 years– Discovery Rottnest Island – is now officially open for bookings for stays from 1 March 2019.  The highly anticipated new eco resort features 83 fully furnished tents, and brings an exciting new experience to Rottnest Island for locals and...

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Discovering the great Aussie family Christmas

05/12/2018

Media Release: 27 November 2018 Discovering the great Aussie family Christmas Christmas school holidays are about to start with families across Australia counting down to the festive break. For those who haven’t quite gotten around to booking a family getaway - it’s not too late! Here are Discovery Holiday Parks’...

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