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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 and the sophisticated Semillon's of the Margaret River, to the world famous Shiraz of the Barossa, 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...

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The Best Holiday Accommodation in Australia

11/10/2021

The Best Holiday Accommodation in Australia is a Discovery Parks cabin! Choosing the perfect holiday accommodation can be a game of chess, but if you’re looking for an easy, affordable, and comfortable holiday with your family, cabin accommodation is the way to go. More freedom, more space, and more convenience!...

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6 Reasons to book a Tasmanian Spring Vacation

01/10/2021

The secret has been out for years: Tasmania is amazing. Home to frontier wilderness, incredible food, delicious wine and adventurous escapes, now is the ideal time to make your way to Australia’s Apple Isle, if not for the first time, then to revisit this underrated Australian destination. Check out 6...

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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 70 properties nationwide, Discovery Parks has got what it takes to do both - in style. Consider this state-by-state...

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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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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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7 Amazing Places to Ride Your Road Bike in Australia

22/07/2021

Ok, so you’ve watched the Tour de France and now you’re feeling inspired. You may already have a road bike or you may not, either way you’re keen to hit the saddle and explore. While it’s courting controversy to create 'best of' lists for cyclists, if you’re looking for adventure...

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The best places to enjoy snow in Australia

17/05/2021

The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter, and it’s getting just a little bit harder to get out of bed. It can be tempting to spend the colder months curled up indoors while wishing you were somewhere else warmer but there’s something magical about being outside during the winter...

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

10/03/2020

Discovery Directory: Things to See, Eat & Do in Hobart   Discovery Parks – Hobart is just 15 minutes from the CBD and waterfront with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Our park's location provides easy access to main roads, the airport, the beach and a heap of tourist attractions....

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Discovery Directory: Things to See, Eat & Do in Cradle Mountain

06/03/2020

Discovery Directory: Things to See, Eat & Do in Cradle Mountain   With its majestic stone fireplaces and log cabins on the edge of a world-heritage listed national park, Discovery Parks – Cradle Mountain is the perfect base camp for all the epic outdoor adventures this region has to offer. Balance...

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Explore Tasmania from Coast to Coast with a Discovery Parks Road Trip

19/02/2020

Find world-class wilderness, culture and memories to last a lifetime on a Discovery Parks Tasmanian Road Trip  Road trips are as much about a moment in time as the places you visit and the people you travel with – and, like aromas, obscure places on the road-to-somewhere can evoke strong...

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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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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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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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Four Ways to Try Whisky in Tasmania

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on 20/07/2018

For a frankly shocking 150 years, the lawmakers of Tasmania maintained a total fire ban when it came to the distillation of alcoholic spirits. This meant that for a century-and-a-half, until 1991, despite the abundance of pure Tasmanian water and fresh Tasmanian air, no locally-produced gin, no vodka, and most...

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8 Tasmanian National Parks That Look Like Paintings

09/04/2018

Aurora Australis beckons: experience nature in Tasmania Picture yourself in Tasmania’s national parks —nature’s Mona Lisa, offering the natural world’s equivalent of a brush with the great masters. Long before Tassie became famous for tasty froths, food & wine journeys, and gnarly mountain biking, it was famous as a living...

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Tasmanian Beer Guide: Frothing Good

20/03/2018

Hop aboard! We're taking you on a mission to discover the best beer south of the Bass Strait. Don't be shy, there's plenty to choose from for every drinker. From dark, caramel notes to light and crisp summer ales, you'll find the beer for you. While there are around 20...

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Australia's Top 10 Events This Autumn 2018

07/03/2018

It's that time of year - we're heading into footy season! We love the leaves' colours warming, the temperature climbing down when we want to climb up mountains, and the events that ignite a range of big cities and regional towns.  Love a laugh, watching sports, or trying new food?...

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5 Stellar Day-Trips Around Hobart

08/02/2018

Small in size but big in personality, we know why Hobart is one of Australia's fastest growing holiday destinations. There's weird and wonderful art, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race, and boat-rocking seafood to be had. Beyond the fringe of the city, though, you'll discover so much more: history, waterfalls,...

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7 Reasons Why Launceston, Tasmania Is Our Loved Little Secret

16/01/2018

Beyond the Salamanca Markets in Hobart and the Spirit of Tasmania in Devonport, there's magic to be found in other corners of the state. Launceston is your gateway to Tasmania's north east.  Historic precincts, cool-climate wines, rolling hills of the country side, and the juiciest berries you have ever tasted....

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FOUR OF THE BEST WINTER MARKETS IN AUSTRALIA

14/08/2017

Markets, whether they be for produce, trinkets, handmade arts and crafts or for just getting a great coffee and soaking up the atmosphere, are a highlight on many people’s travels. We’ve rounded up four of the best markets around Australia to visit in winter, and all year round. SOUTH AUSTRALIA...

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Jaffles: Five Tasty Toasted Sandwich Recipes To Make Your Mouth Water

11/08/2017

WATCH: Five tasty jaffle recipes being made.  Nothing says life on the road like the humble jaffle. These tasty recipes make the perfect easy meal. Rueben jaffle with Dill Pickle cooked using a campfire jaffle iron Makes 2   4 slices multi-grain bread 2 tsp wholegrain mustard 8 slices corned beef,...

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