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THE AUSTRALIAN

9 July 2021
"Discovery is Rotto’s first glamping resort, nestled behind the sand dunes with direct access to Pinky Beach and the Basin; both glorious, sheltered swimming spots. The resort consists of 83 eco-sensitive tents with ensuites, some catering to families, and all raised on stilts so the friendly quokkas can pass under if they wish."

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VICTOR HARBOR TIMES

9 July 2021
"G'day Group's investment in Goolwa confirms the confidence levels we are currently experiencing, with 60 new accommodation cabins, 100 new and improved caravan and camping sites, improved amenity and the addition of a nature play area and waterpark"

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THE ADVERTISER

8 July 2021
"A $22 million upgrade to a regional tourist park, capitalising on increased regional road trips during Covid-19, will bring work for about 120 people."

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MAY 2021

ESCAPE

31 May 2021
"Build a snowman, hit the slopes, and retire to your cosy new two-bedroom Superior Cabin at Discovery Parks – Jindabyne"

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SUNSHINE COAST DAILY

31 May 2021
"While we are still working on plans for Glenview, I can confirm that we will be investing in the property to create an attraction that will increase tourism and create local jobs in the area," Mr Wilckens said.

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THE AUSTRALIAN

28 May 2021
G’Day Group has multi-million dollar upgrade plans for its most recent Northern Territory purchase, which will complement its recent Kings Canyon buy.

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ABC NEWS

27 May 2021
With the tourism season already kicking into gear, Mr Wilkins said they were hopeful they could get the lodge up and running again quickly. "We've got pretty good capability to open quite quickly, [but] clearly the asset needs a bit of work," he said.

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NT NEWS

25 May 2021
The only accommodation within the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park is set to undergo a huge transformation.

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THE ADVERTISER

9 May 2021
A splash park and flying fox will be among the drawcards of a new $40m family resort announced today for Victor Harbor.

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HERALD SUN

1 May 2021
A new 'Florida-style' family resort will be built at Victor Harbor as part of a $40m upgrade of McCracken Country Club.

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APRIL 2021

THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

15 April 2021
“We are very excited for this to be the first splash park we have put into WA and we could not have asked for a better location than we have got here with this outlook."

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MARCH 2021

FINANCIAL REVIEW

9 March 2021
After losing a third of their revenue during the pandemic lockdown last year, holiday and caravan parks filled up again over the Christmas holiday period as land-locked Australians hit the road to explore their own backyards and nearby regions.

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TRAVELLER

5 March 2021
Chief executive Grant Wilckens says opening El Questro for the 2021 season with its three properties, the high-end Homestead, Emma Gorge and The Station, is important to the Kimberley.

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JANUARY 2021

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

17 January 2021
Grant Wilckens, chief executive of G'day Group, which owns Discovery Parks, said it had been the "busiest summer on record".

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FEBRUARY 2021

THE ADVERTISER

22 February 2021
G’Day Group is investing heavily into Australian tourism assets, buying three properties including Kings Canyon Resort.

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FINANCIAL REVIEW

21 February 2021
Amid a strong rebound in regional tourism, holiday and caravan park operator G’Day Group has expanded its $1 billion portfolio with the acquisition of three resorts in WA, NT and NSW

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NT NEWS

19 February 2021
Iconic Kings Canyon Resort snapped up as par of $60m buying spree

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JANUARY 2021

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

17 January 2021
Grant Wilckens, chief executive of G'day Group, which owns Discovery Parks, said it had been the "busiest summer on record".

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NOVEMBER 2020

FINANCIAL REVIEW

25 November 2020
Sunsuper-owned G'Day Parks, the country's biggest holiday and caravan park owner and operator, has splashed out more than $100 million on new property acquisitions, including golf courses, resorts and convention centres, amid a strengthening outlook for regional tourism.

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THE ADVERTISER

7 November 2020
McCracken Country Club will be transformed into a family-friendly resort with water parks, adventure playgrounds and new accommodation after being acquired by the country’s biggest regional accommodation group.

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OCTOBER 2020

TRAVELLER

31 October 2020
The G'Day Group, which runs 280 holiday parks around the country, is predicting that regional Australia will have its biggest influx of Christmas visitors on record.

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FINANCIAL REVIEW

2 October 2020
"We're approaching peak season when we would usually ramp up staffing levels, yet we’re struggling to fill roles," said Grant Wilckens.

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SEPTEMBER 2020

VOUGE

25 September 2020
For something a little different and fun, you can try out the Deluxe Safari Tents at Discovery Holiday Parks which are a very accessible glamping experience and amazing value for money.

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DAILY TELEGRAPH

25 September 2020
Discovery Holiday Parks and G’day Parks chief executive Grant Wilckens said bookings in the 40 parks his company operates in NSW were up, with northern NSW bookings almost double what they were this time last year.

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DAILY MAIL

12 September 2020
Discovery Parks founder and chief executive Grant Wilckens told Daily Mail Australia that applicants could be offered a job 'as soon as they fill out the paper work'. 

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7 NEWS

11 September 2020
Rottnest Island’s new “glamping” resort, Pinky’s Beach Club, desperately needs workers - but they can’t find any West Australians who want the jobs on offer.

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THE ADVERTISER

10 September 2020
Discovery Parks owner G’Day Group’s chief executive Grant Wilckens said support was needed for communities affected by overseas travel postponements or cancellations.

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COURIER MAIL

5 September 2020
QLD's most in-demand tourist destinations right now

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JULY 2020

ESCAPE

27 July 2020
For the first couple of days we stay in a deluxe two-bedroom cabin (with fireplace) at Discovery Parks Jindabyne where the jumping pillows are inflated 24/7, the cabins are toasty and we’re within a quick drive to what quickly becomes my two favourite things: morning coffee at CoffeeBeatsDrinks and dinner at Café Darya.

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ESCAPE

25 July 2020
Opened last year on picturesque Pinky Beach, Discovery Rottnest Island features 83 tents with ensuites and decks and a lively beach club. Best beds are the 98-square-metre dune-top Deluxe tents – ask for an ocean view 

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HUNTER & BLIGH

16 July 2020
Discovery Rottnest Island is a beachside eco-tent resort that’s the first of its kind on this island oasis.

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URBAN LIST

10 July 2020
Discovery Parks has everything you need for your next family vaycay. Nestled amongst the lush, sprawling greenery just off Airlie Beach, this holiday and caravan park offers up everything from humble camping grounds to Deluxe Bali Villas.

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RIVERINE HERALD

7 July 2020

HOLIDAY-makers have scrambled to change their tourism plans due to the closure of the NSW border. Sean Goggin of Discovery Parks confirmed some visitors had moved their booking in Moama to Echuca.

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TRAVELLER

4 July 2020
Grant Wilckens is chairman of the Caravan Industry Association of Australia and chief executive of Discovery Parks, a large network of caravan and holiday parks. He says about 80,000 grey nomads from the southern states migrate during winter.

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JUNE 2020

 

HOLIDAYS WITH KIDS

29 June 2020
The HWK team share their favourite Aussie holiday spots

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MAMAMIA

28 June 2020
Located behind the iconic sand dunes of Pinky Beach, Discovery Rottnest boasts breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean coastline. 

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AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER

24 June 2020
Stay overnight to soak up the serenity and people-free beaches after the daytime crowds have gone home: the first low-impact glamping experience on Rottnest opened at Discovery Rottnest Island on Pinky Beach last year. 

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GEELONG ADVERTISER

23 June 2020
Discovery Holiday Parks submits plan to give Belmont site a 1.3m makeover

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AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER

22 June 2020
Let paradise sink in from the balcony of your eco tent, set on the shores of picturesque Pinky’s Beach at Discovery Rottnest Island.

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ESCAPE

18 June 2020
Rottnest Island is also the place to go for a seriously impressive glamping experience at Discovery Rottnest Island’s glamping retreat.

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ESCAPE

18 June 2020
How caravan parks are dealing with COVID-19

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RIVERINE HERALD

18 June 2020

From July 20, communal spaces such as showers and kitchens will be available to visitors. Sean Goggin of Echuca Discovery Parks said it was another much needed boost for the tourism sector.

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IN DAILY

15 June 2020
G’Day Group CEO Grant Wilckens said the June long weekend showed significant green shoots for the industry and hoped bookings would return to normal levels by the July school holidays.

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THE GREY NOMADS

8 June 2020
Discovery Parks chief executive, Grant Wilckens, has predicted a ‘gold rush’ as excited Australians flock back to the open road.

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NARROGIN OBSERVER

5 June 2020
G'Day Group: SA campers leading domestic tourism recharge

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THE ADVERTISER

4 June 2020
Grey nomads 'lining up' in nick of time

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