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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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The Best Easter Holidays in Australia this year

13/04/2022

Need an excuse to make the most of the looong weekend? Just a few days annual leave gets you a ten day break! Go on, you know you want to - try these underrated locations on for size. It's not too late to book a stay with those extra days...

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Things to do with your dog on a NSW camping holiday

07/04/2022

If you’re a dog owner/parent, you know that leaving part of the family behind on vacation isn’t an option. Fortunately, there is no shortage of things to do with your dog in New South Wales, and plenty of places to stay that love having you and your best furry friend!...

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12 of Australia's most amazing waterfalls

06/04/2022

Is there a better reward for a full or half-day hike than standing in front of (or underneath) a waterfall in full flow? Surely one of nature’s greatest wonders, waterfalls have that rare ability to captivate and entrance us. Aside from being hypnotic viewing and a great excuse to get...

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Things to see and do near Kings Canyon in Australia's Red Centre

01/04/2022

For a long time known exclusively as ‘The Olgas’ or ‘Mount Olga’ after its highest peak, the famous domes of Kata Tjuta must be seen to be believed. Credit: Tourism Australia Considered a must-do for anyone travelling to the Northern Territory, read on to find out everything you need to...

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Discover the Epicurean Way at Discovery Parks

16/03/2022

Australia’s best food and wine should be part and parcel of any good getaway.  In South Australia, holidaymakers are spoiled for choice, with one of the most loved culinary adventures right on their doorstep.  Stretching from McLaren Vale in the south to Clare Valley in the north, SA’s Epicurean Way...

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LBGTQIA-Friendly Accommodation at Discovery Rottnest Island

08/03/2022

Newly minted travel couple Michael and Charlie were recently on Rottnest Island as part of the West Australian leg of their great Australian Van Tour. Although it wasn’t the first time they’d visited, they’ve shared their experience of getting to the island, exploring the best beaches, meeting a quokka (of...

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Your Guide to an Epic Week in Western Australia's Margaret River

19/11/2021

In a country full of world-class destinations, Western Australia’s Margaret River region punches well above its relatively small size. From incredible surf and gorgeous wineries to sumptuous food and outdoor adventures, there are so many reasons to extend your stay in this truly enthralling location. Wine     Food     Beaches     Margaret River...

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Isn’t it time for a Tasmanian Cabin Holiday?

28/10/2021

If you're yet to stay in one of our cabins, then now is the time to book it!  With perks like reverse-cycle air conditioning and your own ensuite bathroom, cabin accommodation is perfect all year round, especially if you’re travelling as a family, a couple, or a group of mates....

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Road Trip NSW's Sapphire Coast

16/09/2021

It’s time to start preparing for that summer road trip along one of Australia’s most beautiful stretches of coast. Whether you’re piling into the family wagon or setting off for that first romantic break, the Sapphire Coast in New South Wales is an opportunity to explore wild coastlines, secluded beaches,...

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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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Pet-friendly parks to reward your pooch

23/08/2021

We love dogs. Not only do they bring personality to our parks, in many cases they are an important part of the team! From supervising tasks to welcoming guests, our park dogs are integral members of the Discovery family.  Because of this, many of our parks offer pet-friendly cabins and...

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The best places to enjoy snow in Australia

17/05/2021

Updated May 2022 The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter, and it’s harder to get out of bed! It can be tempting to spend winter curled up and wishing you were somewhere tropical. However, one look at these images should inspire a change of mind. To us, there’s always...

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Travelling over the festive season? Here's How to Tell Santa Claus about your Travel Plans

12/12/2020

“If we’re not home on Christmas Day, how will Santa Claus know where to find us?” The age-old question asked by youngsters during the festive season. Let’s face it, kids ask tons of questions about Christmas and Santa Claus in general but, for when the “he knows where you are”...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Sandy from Geelong, VIC

01/07/2020

If you’re heading to Victoria’s surf coast and bustling Geelong, a stay at Discovery Parks – Geelong will put you right in the heart of the action and will give you a chance to say G’day to Park Manager Sandy Marsh. Sandy has been managing the park since joining Discovery...

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SPEND SOME FAMILY TIME IN WA

30/06/2020

We know the secret to fun family holidays and, cos we’re nice, we’re going to let you in on it… book a getaway to a Discovery Parks location in WA! There’s plenty to keep the kids busy with enough down-time that Mum and Dad can relax and recharge too. Let...

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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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Campfire Catch Ups with Ray from Warrnambool, VIC

30/06/2020

Ray McGilivray is a family man; husband to Sandra for 41 years, father to 3 girls and 1 Kelpie Cross named Lucy, grandfather to 10 grandchildren, and Park Manager to 4 Discovery Parks, the current being Discovery Parks – Warrnambool. Throughout his 11 years, Ray’s Discovery Parks career has always...

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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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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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Staircase to the Moon

15/06/2020

Updated May 2022 Much like the Northern Lights of Scandinavia, Staircase to the Moon is an annual phenomenon worth travelling for. Only visible in the North West of Western Australia between March and October every year, it’s worth circling some dates to ensure you don’t miss out! Perhaps most famous...

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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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10 THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS WHILE VISITING GEELONG, VIC

09/06/2020

The amazing staff at Discovery Parks – Geelong have shared their favourite places to visit in the area and spilled the secrets on where you can’t miss while you’re nearby. Be sure to check them out next time you’re in town! __________________________________________________________________________________ 1.  Barwon River “One of my favourite places...

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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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