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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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Four Ways to Try Whisky in Tasmania

20/07/2018

For 150 years, the state of Tasmania banned any distilling of spirits: no gin, no vodka, and most importantly no whisky. But in the early 1990s, we thank our lucky stars that a man named Bill Lark (see: Lark Distillery) thought to himself: how could this be when the state,...

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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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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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Top 12 Spring Attractions Across Australia

06/07/2017

Winter is slowly passing and soon the trees will bud, Days will grow longer and spring can enter in a thud. If you like the seasons changing but love your comfy bed, Pack your bags & raincoats and drive to these events instead. What a country we live in, with...

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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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7 Gadgets of Happily Roving People

Posted by Discovery Parks

on 14/06/2017

Winter's here, the travelling months have kicked off and the caravan is ready for a drive. Everyone has their basic necessities: spare fan belt, a comfy camp chair, a good crime novel. But what about those gadgets you've picked up over time and didn't know you would actually need? When...

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Best Bakeries On Australia's Best Journeys

22/05/2017

How completely satisfying is biting into a meat pie right out of the oven or a custard-filled tart? The warm, comforting feeling of freshly made food on holiday is exactly what we look for on a winter's day. Bakeries across Australia are serving up mouth-watering pies, cheesecakes, scrolls, macarons and...

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Make The Loop!: Your Tassie Itinerary

20/02/2017

Coming from mainland Australia, Tasmania feels like uncharted territory. The woods, the trails, and the mountains. It all sounds like a children's fairy tale. Is this a real place you can visit for a holiday? Will there be goblins and enchanted trees?   Abso-tassie-lutely! (Well, maybe not the creatures & spooky...

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Hiking in Cradle Mountain, Tasmania Australia

03/08/2015

Cradle Mountain is one of the most popular destinations for hikers in Tasmania. Located in the Cradle Mountain – Lake St. Claire National Park, this beautiful wilderness area is one of the most incredible places to experience on earth. Hikers will be fascinated by the hanging landscapes of this area....

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Discover what the Tas-mania is all about!

23/07/2015

We're rather precious about our special island state of Tasmania - and some may even say a tad partial when championing its many virtues. So it's good to be reminded that we're not alone, and that those in the know at the respected Travel + Leisure recently voted Tasmania the...

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Mister Weekend - 7 Reasons To Hike Cradle Mountain

17/11/2014

Photo: Mister Weekender Sydney Blogger Mister Weekender recently visited Tasmania and ticked 'Hiking Cradle Mountain' of his bucket list. Here are his 7 reasons why you should hike Cradle Mountain too!   It’s no secret I love hiking. I’m one of those nature lovers who’d rather be climbing mountains than sitting...

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Australian Road Trip with the Tassie Young Nomads

09/07/2014

In May 2014 Wendy and James from Hobart packed up their lives into their new caravan and hit the open road on a journey of a lifetime travelling around Australia.  They’re sharing their story along the way with their blog Tassie Young Nomads. Soon after heading off from Hobart Wendy...

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Nick and Agnes in Hobart

03/04/2014

Nick and Agnes from GoSeeAustralia.com.au are currently on a 3 week campervan tour of Tasmania. This week, they rolled into Discovery Parks - Hobart for a few nights, here's what they had to say: Practical services attract Agnes and Nick to Discovery Parks - Hobart. Agnes and Nick like Discovery...

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