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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 over 80 properties nationwide, Discovery Parks has got what it takes to do both - in style. Consider this list...

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Port Augusta Wildflowers come to life in SA's North

13/09/2021

Native wildflowers are bringing colour to some of Australia’s most remote National Parks and Gardens. The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens in Port Augusta has come to life this Spring.  Bright yellows, cherry reds and lavender hues have all bloomed in SA’s north -  more proof that Australia’s arid lands...

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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

Trail running is one of the best ways to combine physical fitness with the great outdoors. And, once you've got yourself a decent pair of shoes and a hydration pack, hitting the trails is free!  Trail Running events are a great way to stay motivated, become part of a community...

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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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5 excuses for a mid-week escape from Adelaide

20/08/2021

We've always loved Adelaide, but that doesn't mean it's not worth putting in the rearview mirror from time to time - and not just at the weekend.  Here are five reminders of why an SA Midweek Getaway* is your chance to let absence make the heart grow fonder. *Use the...

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Goolwa gets better for kids (and adults too)

09/08/2021

A Kid's Paradise   Be among the first to book Discovery Parks - Goolwa as we complete our transformation into a luxurious ‘Kid Paradise’ THIS summer.  BOOK NOW FOR XMAS! READ THE MEDIA RELEASE: Work starts on Kid-Paradise at Discovery Parks - Goolwa As part of our commitment to providing the...

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12 Reasons to stay in Goolwa on SA's Fleurieu Peninsula

06/08/2021

South Australian’s have long been aware of the charming town of Goolwa on the much-loved Fleurieu Peninsula.  Perfect for families at just an hour's drive south of Adelaide, Goolwa is an ideal hub to explore the stunning Southern Fleurieu.   STAY AT DISCOVERY PARKS - GOOLWA READ ALSO: SNEAK PEEK: Goolwa...

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The Best of Winter in Australia

25/07/2021

From curious creatures on Cradle Mountain to quokkas being unbearably cute on Rottnest Island, this Australian winter has still served up its fair share of iconic travel moments. Luckily, a lot of you have been on hand to share them, sparking joy at Discovery HQ! As a proud Australian travel...

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GOLF RESORT MASTERPLAN FOR FLEURIEU PENINSULA

01/05/2021

Media Release Victor Harbor will soon be home to South Australia’s first Florida-style family golf resort as part of a major upgrade to McCracken Country Club. The G’day Group, purchased the property just before Christmas, and will invest around $40 million developing a range of family-friendly experiences to boost tourism...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Andy from Lake Bonney, SA

25/06/2020

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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FAMILY PLAY DATES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

25/06/2020

Cabin fever has no doubt hit hard over the last few weeks, so isn’t it time to get out of your backyard and come spend some time in ours? There is endless amounts of fun to be had for the whole family at our 9 Discovery Parks locations across SA....

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

09/06/2020

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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Explore the Limestone Coast with our List of Top 10 Things to See & Do

03/06/2020

Have you been dying to head down to the Limestone Coast in South Australia, but don’t know where to start? The team at Discovery Parks – Robe have jotted down a few of their favourite places around the park and are keen to share with you. __________________________________________________________________________________ 1.  Humpalicious Camel...

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Our Favourite Things to See and Do in SA’s Riverland

02/06/2020

Whether you’re into water sports and fishing, local history or beautiful nature, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in South Australia’s Riverland. We asked the team at Discovery Parks – Lake Bonney for their favourite things to see and do in Barmera and surrounds because who better than a local...

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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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4 Hot Chocolates To Cosy Up To This Winter

09/05/2019

Along with fruit and veggies, chocolate is an important food group to include in your life.  This isn't about indulging, it's about sharing. Treat yourself and your family to one of these warming recipes at home or at one of our parks this winter.    Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe & image...

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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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EYRE PENINSULA AUSSIE ADVENTURE: STREAKY BAY, PORT LINCOLN, WHYALLA

09/10/2018

Our Eyre Peninsula road trip kicks off in Streaky Bay, heading down along the cliffs of Waterloo to Port Lincoln’s abundant southern tip, and up to Whyalla. Hit the Road Incredible views and pristine blues - welcome to the Eyre Peninsula. With remote stretches of white sand and rugged clifftops,...

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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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Two kids, a dog and a few bicycles – Cycling the Clare Valley Riesling Trail in South Australia

27/07/2018

Peddle along the Clare Valley Riesling Trail with Kelly Noble, mother of two (and a fur baby), as she shares her recent family trip with G’Day Magazine. The Noble Family. With dreams of Clare Riesling in my head, I clutched my iPhone as I steadied myself on the bike. I...

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G'DAY Loves Streaky Bay

02/02/2018

With its breathtaking beaches, abundant seafood and activities galore, Streaky Bay in South Australia is perfect for your next adventure. Crystal clear waters, long sandy stretches, abundant seafood and activities galore. Streaky Bay is an emerging stretch of South Australia’s stunning coastline. The collection of nature trails in the bay...

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Fringe Events in South Australia 2018

31/01/2018

Aussies lay a special claim over the biggest fringe festival in the southern hemisphere. The Adelaide Fringe Festival, now in its fifth decade running, attracts performers and attendees from all over the globe. It's a month dedicated to dazzling, delighting, and distracting you from your responsibilities (and the heat).  The...

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