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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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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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FAMILY FUN IN VICTORIA

18/06/2020

While Victoria may be one of the smaller states in Australia, it’s size definitely doesn’t reflect all the family holiday fun that is jam-packed into this tiny destination. We’ve gone straight to the source, our very knowledgeable Park Staff, for advice on the best free and inexpensive regional activities to...

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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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FREE THINGS TO SEE & DO IN MELBOURNE, VIC

04/06/2020

Melbourne is a city with an unbeatable mix of things to see and do. With heaps of unique laneways to scavenger through, a foodie culture to satisfy your cravings, loads of shopping to indulge in some retail therapy and, a national and international sporting calendar to cheer about, there will...

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10 best things to do in or around Warrnambool VIC

02/06/2020

Living on an island, Australians simply love the coast and a coastal cruise. One of the best Aussie road trips on offer is along the Princes Highway which follows the coastline from Adelaide to Sydney. Touring this road may be an indirect and lengthy route between these major cities but,...

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Campfire Catch Ups with Sean from Maidens Inn Moama, NSW

02/06/2020

In his 12 months with Discovery Parks, Sean Goggin, Park Manager at Discovery Parks - Maidens Inn Moama, has become an expert in local knowledge to help his guests get the most out of their holiday by the river.  While most people have heard of Moama, where ‘Maidens Inn’ comes...

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Choose your Adventure – The Best Things to See & Do in Echuca

27/05/2020

Under a 3-hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD and right on the banks of the mighty Murray River, you’ll find Echuca, a Victorian town with a history lesson to give, food & wine trails to sample and a spot of boutique shopping to do. It’s a tourists’ delight! The team at...

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All ABOARD – GET TO KNOW ECHUCA’S PADDLESTEAMER FLEET

21/05/2020

Cruise into the charming riverside town of Echuca and there’s one thing you’ll immediately notice, paddlesteamers… and lots of ‘em! Their loud foghorns draw your attention to the Port of Echuca where you’ll quickly step back in time to discover what riverboat life was all about. Discovery Parks - Echuca...

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WALK WARRNAMBOOL WITH JANET & JACK

20/05/2020

Located right on the Great Ocean Road, the city of Warrnambool brings the sights; a breathtaking coastline, a glimpse of a southern right whale and a vibrant community to explore. Janet and her rescue dog Jack have been doing just that and taking in the view by foot and paw...

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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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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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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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Victoria's Best Wine Regions

02/08/2018

We gathered the best wine regions to taste the finest drops across Victoria. From fortified wine that's sweet on the palate to the Murray River's reds, we guarantee you will be loving what these regions have to offer.    Yarra Valley Image: Wine tasting at Stones of the Yarra Valley cellar...

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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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LAKE HUME LAUNCHES AUSTRALIA’S NEWEST & LARGEST PARK NETWORK

26/04/2018

  WODONGA: While their guests are relaxing by the pool, holiday parks are working hard for the community and the environment, the Member for Benambra Mr Bill Tilley MP told a community gathering at Discovery Parks, Lake Hume.   In buying locally, providing local jobs and enabling guests to experience nature while...

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Whale Watching Season Highlights

29/03/2018

Queensland The whales Hervey Bay hosts typically arrive in late July and stay until November before they head back to the Southern Ocean. The locals celebrate their return with the Hervey Bay Ocean Festival in August, right by Discovery Parks – Hervey Bay and Discovery Holiday Parks - Fraser Coast.  ...

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Three Park Summer Aussie Adventure: Robe, Warrnambool, Geelong

24/01/2018

  Our summer adventure starts in the beachside town of Robe, heading inland to bustling Warrnambool before ending up in gorgeous Geelong.   Hello Sunshine, old friend   As the winds and rains of winter recede and tendrils of warmth tickle the frosts away, the G’DAY family is preparing for the great Australian...

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Warrnambool Weekend Guide

15/01/2018

On the Great South Coast, past the dense forest of the Otways and before the border with the South Aussies, is a popular coastal city: Warrnambool. It's a holiday hotspot along the Great Ocean Road, visited by nearly half a million people each year.  Are you planning a trip? Use...

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Travel Hacks: Save Money These Summer Holidays

16/11/2017

There’s nothing quite like getting away with family and friends during the summer holidays! While Christmas is a joyous time (the best time!), the festive season can be stressful and can really be a stretch on your finances. To help you out, we've pulled together some of the different ways...

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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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