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The Great Australian Bucket List

27/02/2019

For his latest book, international bestselling travel author and National Geographic TV host Robin Esrock took his family across the country to research, experience and share the wonders of The Great Australian Bucket List. Having already visited over 100 countries on seven continents, Robin sought the unforgettable activities and destinations...

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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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What's On: Australian Events August to November 2018

27/07/2018

G’DAY has found 11 events across Australia that should be on your radar when planning your travels around the states. Check out these events for winter, spring and beyond. NEW SOUTH WALES Love Seafood Festival WHEN: 1 to 31 August WHERE: Port Stephens portstephens.org.au WHAT: Feast on fresh ocean produce...

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SEEKING SNOW – AUSTRALIA’S BEST SNOW SPOTS

26/07/2018

We have travelled to the best snow spots in Australia to give you our top picks for your next snow holiday. There’s nothing quite like sinking your boots into that fresh, fluffy powder winter brings. Luckily in Australia, we’ve got a few top-notch spots that transform into a winter wonderland....

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Carrot & Kim Tie The Knot at Discovery Parks - Forster

16/05/2018

Looking for somewhere to hold your wedding? Darryl (Carrot) Bowen and his gorgeous Kim declared their love at Discovery Parks - Forster on the North Coast of New South Wales.  Kim walked down the aisle - or between the cabins - to the song Carrot wrote and performed for her....

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Whale Watching Season Highlights

29/03/2018

Queensland The whales Hervey Bay hosts typically arrive in late July and stay until November before they head back to the Southern Ocean. The locals celebrate their return with the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival in August, right by Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay and Discovery Holiday Parks - Fraser Coast.  ...

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Discovery Holiday Parks Assistant Manager: Why I Love My Job

30/01/2018

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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Four Of The Best Summer Markets In Australia

23/01/2018

We’ve selected four of the best Australian markets to visit in summer for gourmet food, art and entertainment.   QUEENSLAND   KERN ARCADE MARKETS WHEN: 8am to 12pm every Sunday  WHERE: Bolsover Street, Rockhampton  WHAT: Kern Arcade’s Car Park Markets have been operating for more than 17 years. With 150 stalls and...

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

23/01/2018

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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Meet The Gang: A Family Tradition of Holidaying in Forster

10/01/2018

Watch: Meet Sue and the Wallace Gang as they share their stories from the road, which began with a simple riverside ski holiday that turned into a family tradition spanning three generations.    Meet Sue and Peter a couple from Newcastle, New South Wales, who have turned their riverside ski holiday...

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Long Road to Paradise: The Pacific Highway, New South Wales Road Trip

09/01/2018

Join the G’DAY crew as they embark on the classic New South Wales great Australian road trip hitting the bitumen between Sydney and the Gold Coast.   It’s the little things that make a long, leisurely drive memorable. Encounters with interesting strangers, conversation between family members, and jaw-dropping scenery along the...

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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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Bound Round: Discovery Parks - Dubbo

14/11/2017

Always wanted to take a family trip to Dubbo and visit the famous Dubbo Zoo? There's that and so much more to enjoy while visiting Discovery Parks - Dubbo.  Bound Round visited our park to put us to the test - and rated us a 10/10! Watch their review of...

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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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What's On: Australian Events June To September 2017

20/07/2017

G’DAY has found 12 events across Australia that should be on your radar when planning your travels around the states. Check out these events for winter and beyond.   NEW SOUTH WALES Byron Writers Festival, Where Stories Take You WHEN: 4 to 6 August WHERE: Byron Bay byronwritersfestival.com WHAT: Each year,...

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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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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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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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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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With This Gift & Rhyme, Please Be My Valentine?

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 02/02/2017

Cupid's arrow hit you some years ago (probably by surprise). The grass looks greener, the sky is clearer, and the moon glows brighter - you can't pass off February's day of love. Valentine's Day is fast approaching. You can't help but feel that you should whisk your sweetheart off their...

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Handy Hints To Keep Your Caravan Cool This Summer

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 13/01/2017

There’s nothing like hitting the road and camping out during summer. Long days, balmy nights, BBQs and wildflowers by the highway. The only downside is trying to keep cool when the heat becomes a little unbearable.  Fortunately, we’ve got some proven tips for keeping caravans cool during the warmer months....

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Parenting On the Road – Not for the faint hearted!

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 19/10/2016

First of all, let it be known that I LOVE my kids! Like most mothers I am blinded by my love and think that the sun shines out of their cute little behinds, but... I am also a realist and painfully honest, so I am not going to sugar coat...

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Say farewell to footy and HELLO WEEKENDS!

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 29/09/2016

Don’t get us wrong, we here at Discovery love all codes of footy, we love watching Cyril Rioli playing like he is 6ft 8 tall, we love watching Cooper Cronk quietly get on with his match winning performances and we love getting away on our weekends. Now that the footy...

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Bound Round: Discovery Parks - Byron Bay

17/08/2016

Discover kid-approved tips, destinations and activities through Bound Round. Planning a vacation can be tough as it is. But with a little help, you can find some of the best stops to take a much-deserved holiday to locations across Australia.  Two of their reviewers went to our park, Discovery Parks...

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