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Discovery Parks win Tripadvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards

17/05/2022

Some of Discovery Park's most popular destinations have been recognised for their excellence by one of the world’s most used travel review sites! Congratulations to Fraser Street, Hervey Bay and Tannum Sands in Qld; Lake Kununurra and Swan Valley in WA; Katherine and Alice Springs in the NT, Hahndorf Resort ...

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Australia's Best Autumn and Winter Festivals

24/03/2022

Sad about the end of summer? Don’t be! Autumn and winter are when some of the best festivals in Australia come to life. Whether it's food and wine, music, the arts, or the Australian outback, there’s a festival to enjoy wherever you are! Check out this shortlist of some of...

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The Best Chocolate Factories in Australia

10/03/2022

Chocolate. Factory. Tour. Parents might like to whisper these three words for fear of a sugar-based holiday child meltdown! Everyone else, shout it out loud and enjoy this list of gourmet chocolate factories from around the country. Each one will add more than just a touch of sweetness to your...

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The best holiday park campfires in Australia

09/03/2022

One of our favourite things to do in the great outdoors is gather around a campfire. Sitting with loved ones by the orange glow of a crackling fire is an outdoor activity you'll never regret; sharing stories, playing music and laughing long into the night. If this sounds like something...

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Make your Queensland Summer perfect with these Cabin Holidays

01/11/2021

There’s a reason people from all over Australia, (and the world) flock to Queensland every year. All year round sunshine, wide open beaches and amazing tropical islands are just a start! Add fully self-contained cabin accommodation, ensuite bathrooms, private balconies, and modern kitchen amenities into the mix, and there’s no...

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12 Things To Do This Summer in Australia

25/10/2021

Our parks are in some of Australia’s most in-demand and exotic locations. From the eastern tip of Byron Bay to the western edge of Ningaloo, we have Australians covered when it comes to the best things to do in the best places! Here are 12 that will take your summer...

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The Ultimate Guide to Australia's Best Regional Wineries

13/10/2021

From the cool-climate varietals of the Tamar Valley to the sophisticated Semillon's of the Margaret River, Australia is blessed with some of the world’s best wine. As a result, no matter where you are, there is a winery experience waiting to be enjoyed. With few exceptions, the best wineries in...

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12 School Holiday Destinations Parents Won't Regret

14/09/2021

Taking the family away during school holidays is a team effort. Activities and new adventures for the kiddo’s, the opportunity to unwind and relax in nature for you! Luckily, with 70+ properties nationwide, Discovery Parks has got what it takes to do both - in style. Consider this state-by-state list...

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Dreamy Queensland beaches we can't wait to visit

03/09/2021

There's nothing like kicking back and enjoying the sun against your skin. With warmer weather just around the corner, we know we're not the only ones looking forward to closing our eyes and sinking our toes into sand!   Queensland's coastline extends approximately 13,300km, meaning the Sunshine state is home to...

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16 Things To Do In these Northern Australia Destinations

25/08/2021

Updated April 2022 From Ningaloo on the left to Rockhampton on the right and Alice in the middle, the top half of Australia is finally your oyster again! With the best weather in the world and a billion stars to guide you, explore these 17 reasons to make northern Australia...

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10 Iconic Australian Hikes You Can Reach From Our Parks

25/08/2021

With so much amazing nature and incredible wildlife on our doorstep, isn’t it time you filled a backpack and set out on an adventure? Enjoy this shortlist of some of the most famous hiking trails in Australia, all of them are within 'walking' distance of our parks. Fresh air and...

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Spring into the best trail running events in Australia

23/08/2021

Updated April 2022 Running has always been one of the best ways to combine physical fitness with the great outdoors.  Road and trail running events are a great way to stay motivated, become part of a community and build up your trophy cabinet. They’re also perfect for discovering Australia’s amazing...

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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

Updated May 2022 You don't have to be an extreme sports enthusiast to love mountain biking. All you need is your favourite ride, a decent helmet and a park to get funky in! Luckily, from mossy Tasmanian forests to the single-track at Mount Kosciuszko, Australia has a huge variety of...

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QLD Coastal touring route expansion for G’day Group

29/04/2021

Media Release Australia’s largest regional accommodation network, the G’day Group, has acquired the Ayr Silver Link Caravan Park and the Mackay Marine Tourist Park, positioning for continued post-COVID growth. The Group’s near $20 million investment in the region is intended to improve the Queensland coastal touring route, adding a new...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Hamish from Cloncurry, QLD

23/09/2020

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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SPLASH AROUND THIS WINTER: Heated Pools at Discovery Parks

07/07/2020

Updated March 2022 A winter getaway doesn't mean you have to avoid the pool. Many of our parks swimming pools are heated all-year round! If having a dip is important to you, check out this list of our parks with heated swimming pools: NSW | WA | VIC | QLD...

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Sunny Family Getaways in QLD

25/06/2020

Be a fun Mum and take the family on a sunny road trip to explore QLD. But, here’s a tip, you might just need to lock in a longer break as, with so many outdoor activities, white sandy beaches and nature encounters, you’ll need a day to fulfil every family...

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Townsville’s Top Spots – The Best Things to See & Do in Townsville QLD & its Sunny Surrounds

11/06/2020

Where can you find more than 300 days of sunshine each year? Townsville in sunny Queensland, that‘s where!  With warm tropical weather all-year round, it's no wonder Discovery Parks – Townsville park manager Sarah, jumped at the chance to head up this resort among the palms. Being new in town...

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TEN BEST THINGS TO DO IN HERVEY BAY, QLD

03/06/2020

While Hervey Bay is often simply thought of as the whale watching destination there’s a lot more to this coastal town than just whales. We caught up with our park manager Georgie at Discovery Parks – Fraser St, Hervey Bay to get her top tips for things to see do...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Kate from Coolwaters, QLD

03/06/2020

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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10 Best Things To Do in Airlie Beach, Far North QLD & Surrounds

21/05/2020

Who better to recommend the best activities and experiences that Queensland’s Whitsunday region has to offer than the team at Discovery Parks – Airlie Beach! Our resident experts have compiled a list of their favourite local things to see and do to make sure you get the most out of...

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HAVE A WHALE OF A TIME AT HERVEY BAY

20/05/2020

It seems like we’re not the only ones looking forward to a holiday, meet the oh so famous Humpback Whales on their annual migration to the Fraser Coast. You’re guaranteed to sight these magnificent mammals between mid-July and mid-October so book in a stay with the team at Discovery Parks...

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DAN & STEPH SERVE UP FRASER COAST TOURISM

19/05/2020

You might recognise their faces from the telly, Dan & Steph (pictured below) were contestants on My Kitchen Rules. The couple were crowned winners of their season in 2013 and have now also recently been crowned ambassadors for Visit Fraser Coast - that’s a lot of shiny, heavy headwear! Discovery...

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Explore the Fraser Coast Like a Local with Tasman Venture

19/05/2020

White sandy beaches as far as the eye can see, ancient rainforest and freshwater lakes so pure it is better than a visit to a day spa. Are you ready to explore the wonderful west coast of Fraser Island? Come set up camp at Discovery Parks – Fraser Street, Hervey...

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