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DRIVE AWAY TO A FAMILY HOLIDAY IN NSW

30/06/2020

Pile the fam bam in the car for an adventure in your backyard and drive in to stay at Discovery Parks NSW. You won’t need your passport to explore these incredible locations, just some local travel tips direct from our park staff. We promise it’ll be a family getaway that...

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THE BEST PLACES TO SEE WHILE STAYING IN EMERALD BEACH, NSW

09/06/2020

While Emerald Beach is such a scenic destination that many wouldn’t want to leave, some travellers prefer to venture further afield. To help out, we’ve listed some great attractions and activities on offer in and around Emerald Beach for you to check out. Can you add any more to the...

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10 Must-Do Activities to Discover in Moama NSW

27/05/2020

There’s something about river holidays and the Echuca-Moama region on the NSW and VIC border is one of our favourite places!  We asked the team at Discovery Parks – Maidens Inn, Moama for their best recommendations of things to see and do in the local area. Whether you’re spending your...

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CAMPFIRE CATCH UPS with Mick and Jane from Forster, NSW

27/05/2020

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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The Best Bike Trails in Pambula Beach

26/05/2020

When visiting the team at Discovery Parks – Pambula Beach there is no better way of exploring the region than to get those legs moving and jump on a bike. With calm and clear autumn days take in the environment and scenery… there is so much to see. Don’t worry...

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Explore the Scenery and Sights of the Snowy Mountains

26/05/2020

From the famous Snowy River to the top of mainland Australia’s tallest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, NSW’s Snowy Mountains provide the ultimate in spectacular scenery and mountain adventure no matter the time of year. Discovery Parks – Jindabyne is your gateway to the region, so whether you’re strapping on skis in...

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Local Fishing Secrets from a Pro in Forster, NSW

21/05/2020

Did you know that Forster and Tuncurry in the Barrington Coast region of New South Wales is one of the state’s favourite places to fish? Avid anglers will love the local waterways and beaches to cast a line and bring home the catch of the day! We caught up with...

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Explore Pambula Beach by Foot

21/05/2020

Boy, what can we say? The shores of Pambula Beach sure are absolutely beautiful and all within walking distance from Discovery Parks – Pambula Beach. It’s no wonder our guests queue up to visit this popular park! Ben Boyd National Park wraps around the park and securely frames Pambula Beach...

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10 Best Things To Do in Byron Bay – According to Our Park Team

20/05/2020

Everyone thinks they know the sleepy coastal town of Byron Bay but no one really knows the best things to see and do like the locals who live there. That’s why our park team at Discovery Parks – Byron Bay have put together their top 10 things to do next...

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Best of the Barrington Coast in Forster NSW

19/05/2020

New South Wales’s mid-north coast is famous for its stunning beaches, waterways and national parks and Discovery Parks – Forster is right in the heart of it all! You’ll find Forster on the Barrington Coast, just three and a half hours north of Sydney. Spend your stay soaking up the...

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

04/03/2020

Discovery Directory: Things to See, Eat & Do in Eden Location. Location. Location. One of Australia’s premier coastal wilderness areas provides prime real estate for our holiday park on the Sapphire Coast; Discovery Parks – Eden. It’s a gem of a location, with our holiday park halfway between Melbourne and...

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STAY LOCAL FOR SCHOOLIES WITH DISCOVERY PARKS

25/02/2020

No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks, when the teacher rings the bell, pack your bags and run … straight to Discovery Parks to start your schoolies vacation!  Here in Australia, Schoolies on the Gold Coast is the mecca of post-school celebrations. But, why limit yourself...

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SCHOOL’S OUT – PACKING ESSENTIALS FOR SCHOOLIES

25/02/2020

It may just be the beginning of the school year but exams and securing a good ATAR are the furthest thing from the minds of year 12 students, as they’re no doubt already daydreaming about their schoolies getaway with no alarms, no schedule, no assignments, no deadlines, no parents!    The...

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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 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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