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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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Australia's Best Autumn and Winter Festivals

24/03/2022

Sad about the end of summer? Don’t be! Autumn and winter are when some of the best festivals in Australia come to life. Whether it's food and wine, music, the arts, or the Australian outback, there’s a festival to enjoy wherever you are! Check out this shortlist of some of...

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Where to See Australia's Best Autumn Foliage

22/03/2022

Hello Autumn! Summer may be over but there’s so much to be excited about as we head into the cooler months. While it might be sad to put away the sunscreen for a while, Autumn is the season to really explore the great outdoors (stomping on crunchy leaves highly recommended)...

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The Best Chocolate Factories in Australia

10/03/2022

Chocolate. Factory. Tour. Parents might like to whisper these three words for fear of a sugar-based holiday child meltdown! Everyone else, shout it out loud and enjoy this list of gourmet chocolate factories from around the country. Each one will add more than just a touch of sweetness to your...

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The best holiday park campfires in Australia

09/03/2022

One of our favourite things to do in the great outdoors is gather around a campfire. Sitting with loved ones by the orange glow of a crackling fire is an outdoor activity you'll never regret; sharing stories, playing music and laughing long into the night. If this sounds like something...

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The Best Farmers' Markets in Victoria

10/02/2022

There are so many ways to treat yourself right at a good Farmers Market. Check out this list of some of Victoria’s best! Credit:@franknal_chai Nothing says ‘Saturday morning’ like a freshly-baked pastry and a hot cup of coffee from your favourite vendor at your local farmers’ market. You can’t beat...

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Victoria's Best Family Staycations

03/12/2021

Wyld Family Travel are a travelling family of four who recently enjoyed a nine-day family staycation in some of Victoria's favourite destinations. Used to travelling the world together, by the time they decided to explore central and northeast Victoria, the Wyld Family had not been outside of their home state ...

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Victoria's Best Cabin Accommodation

28/10/2021

Blessed with everything you could ask for in terms of natural beauty, and boasting the cooler climate you’d expect from the ‘Garden State’, Victoria is full of great getaways for families and couples. By choosing to stay in your own fully self-contained cabin with ensuite bathroom, reverse cycle air conditioning...

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12 Things To Do This Summer in Australia

25/10/2021

Our parks are in some of Australia’s most in-demand and exotic locations. From the eastern tip of Byron Bay to the western edge of Ningaloo, we have Australians covered when it comes to the best things to do in the best places! Here are 12 that will take your summer...

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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 to the sophisticated Semillon's of the Margaret River, 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 enjoyed. With few exceptions, the best wineries in...

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

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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

Updated April 2022 Running has always been one of the best ways to combine physical fitness with the great outdoors.  Road and trail running events are a great way to stay motivated, become part of a community and build up your trophy cabinet. They’re also perfect for discovering Australia’s amazing...

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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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6 Things To Do In Nagambie Lakes

26/07/2021

Well-known by Victorians as a place to indulge their favourite watersports and go fishing for days on end, Nagambie is also the perfect spot to explore world-class wineries, get lost in mother nature and gather the family on the banks of the Goulburn River.  Browse Deals Now If you’re planning...

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Australia's 12 Gnarliest Mountain Biking Spots

12/07/2021

Updated May 2022 You don't have to be an extreme sports enthusiast to love mountain biking. All you need is your favourite ride, a decent helmet and a park to get funky in! Luckily, from mossy Tasmanian forests to the single-track at Mount Kosciuszko, Australia has a huge variety of...

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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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7 Mother’s Day Getaway ideas

14/04/2021

We don’t need an excuse to spoil our mums but Mother’s Day is the time to take your spoiling up to the next level. And what better way to show mum how much she means to you by planning a getaway for her! To help you plan a Mother’s Day...

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SPLASH AROUND THIS WINTER: Heated Pools at Discovery Parks

07/07/2020

Updated March 2022 A winter getaway doesn't mean you have to avoid the pool. Many of our parks swimming pools are heated all-year round! If having a dip is important to you, check out this list of our parks with heated swimming pools: NSW | WA | VIC | QLD...

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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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