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26

Mar

Gardens by East Beach Caravan Park – Hot Deal

The Deal Stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2 between 30 April and 20 September at Gardens by East Beach Caravan Park in Port Fairy on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Plus, children stay for free!* For more details and to book, contact the park on 03 5568 1060 or at gardens@portfairycaravanparks.com. Expiry Offer …

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21

Mar

Easter Camping ideas

Are you heading away camping with the kids over Easter? Keep the Easter theme alive while you are away from home with our family Easter camping ideas. We are going on an Easter egg hunt Whether you join in on a group Easter egg hunt with your fellow campers or create your own, your little …

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2

Dec

Crystal Brook Unleashed

The team at Crystal Brook Tourist Park in Doncaster East, Melbourne, have been hard at work building an off-leash area for guests travelling with dogs. The official launch was on Saturday, 11 February, and there was plenty of celebration with a jumping castle, raffles, a sausage sizzle and a “dog bakery”. The team also used …

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17

Nov

Riverside Tourist Park – Hot Deal

The Deal Stay for a week at Riverside Tourist Park in Rockhampton and save $30 for a powered site or $56 for a budget room.* Contact the park on 07 4922 3779 or at reservations@riversiderockhampton.com.au. Expiry Offer ends 30 April 2018. *Terms & Conditions Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Only available for …

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13

Nov

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Discover Rotorua

New Zealand in Focus   Discover Rotorua     Nowhere in New Zealand does the earth feel more alive than it does in Rotorua and with summer fast approaching it is the perfect place for a weekend or week-long getaway. Sitting within the Pacific Rim of Fire, Rotorua is an international tourism icon known for …

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26

Sep

Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park – Hot Deal

The Deal Stay in a cabin (for a minimum of 3 consecutive nights) or on a campsite (for a minimum of 5 consecutive nights) at Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park and receive a FREE Family Parks Travel Rewards membership valued at $40!* Contact Kerry and Rick on (02) 6454 2317. *Terms & Conditions Must mention …

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12

Sep

Spring into adventure with Family Parks and Apollo Motorhome Holidays!

Congratulations to Debbie Wade from Victoria, winner of our $1,500 Road Trip Adventure. Debbie won for telling us about her ideal trip: Apollo me to Bruny Island where the wildlife is divine, and with Captain Cook I’ll have a look at fishing with a wine. Enjoy your visit to Captain Cook Holiday Park in Tasmania! …

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20

Jun

Take a step inside the spacious Starcraft van

This winter, we’re giving away a 22ft Jayco Starcraft Outback worth $63,570. It’s so spacious inside you can fit the whole family (and a koala)! From the streamlined exterior to the Eurostyle furniture and quality appliances inside, nothing has been overlooked with the Starcraft. The spacious interior is decked out with a full kitchen, generous …

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1

Jun

Visit Family Parks or Australia Zoo to WIN a Jayco Caravan!

Entries have now closed for this competition. Congratulations to our lucky winners, the Meers Connie family. Thank you for all of your entries! This winter, stay at a Family Park in Australia or New Zealand or visit Australia Zoo between the 1st of June and the 23rd of July 2017 for your chance to WIN …

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4

May

Win a holiday with Pooch on the Porch

Congratulations to best mates Bryce and Buzz, who submitted this adorable photo. You have won a $250 Family Parks voucher to spend at one of our pet-friendly locations. Thank you to everyone who entered! See some of our other entries in the gallery below. Entries for this competition closed on 31 August 2017. To see …

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12

Apr

Family Parks is on Stocard

Family Parks is now on Stocard! With the Stocard app you can easily save all of your rewards cards (including your Travel Rewards membership card) on your smartphone. Never worry about losing your card again. Just show your smartphone when you check out and still receive your discount at all Family Parks. Once you have …

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4

Apr

Feature Region – Coober Pedy

Famed as the “opal capital of the world”, Coober Pedy is one of Australia’s most interesting towns. Opals were first discovered here in 1915 and the area around town has since become riddled with holes (over a million, it’s said) from miners searching for these beautiful gemstones. The town is also famous for its “dugouts”, …

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4

Apr

Hooked on Tuna Festival

Held over four weekends in April, the Portland Hooked on Tuna Festival has more than $12,000 in prizes on offer for keen anglers. This year’s festival is more than just a fishing competition and the opening weekend will see fish filleting displays, local food stalls, live music, kids activities and plenty more. Stay at Henty …

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3

Apr

Best hot cross buns in New Zealand

Looking for a delicious hot cross bun to consume on your Easter road trip? Thanks to the Baking Industry Association of New Zealand, who ran their annual Great New Zealand Hot Cross Bun Competition last month, we can now share the top locations to purchase these fruity, spicy buns of goodness on your travels: Hillpark …

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29

Mar

Locating a Lost Device

It’s frustrating enough losing your phone or device at home, but when you are on the road it can be more than just an inconvenience if you have an emergency. Before you tear your caravan to shreds looking for it, here are a couple of ways to find your lost device: Android devices can now …

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7

Mar

Feature Region – Yea

Perched on the edge of the river of the same name, Yea was founded in 1855 and still has plenty of its heritage charm. You’ll find plenty of historic buildings around, as well as beautiful natural attractions like the Yea Wetlands and Murrindindi Scenic Reserve. You’ll also find one of our Victorian family members, the …

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7

Mar

Gold List for Shelly Beach & Barham Lakes

Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park (SA) and Barham Lakes Caravan Park (NSW) have been listed on Star Ratings Australia’s Gold List of Australian Accommodation, making them some of the best accommodation providers in the country. Ceduna Shelly Beach Caravan Park is a four star rated property and has recently taken out top spot in the …

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7

Mar

Rest Stops

We are often asked about what resources can be used to find rest areas as you travel. There are quite a number of websites and apps (both free and paid) that can give you details of where you can pull up, and ‘stop, revive, survive’. Commercially available books or apps such as WikiCamps Australia or …

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11

Jan

Ceduna Crab Competition

The Ceduna Crab Competition is held annually during the blue swimmer crab season. This year’s competition kicked off on New Year’s Day and finishes up on Easter Monday (17 April). Once you’ve landed your catch, all you need to do is bring your biggest crab to the Ceduna Visitor Information Centre, along with your completed …

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10

Jan

Chris & Sara’s NZ Adventure

Back in June we announced that Chris Whitfield from Victoria had won the grand prize in our Kiwication competition; a New Zealand getaway including flights, accommodation, motorhome hire and attraction passes. Chris recently returned from his trip to and was kind enough to share some photos and stories about his travels! We landed in Auckland …

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3

Jan

Checking Fuel Prices

While on the road, one way of keeping costs down is to find the best fuel price in your area. There are a number of websites (some of which have companion mobile apps) that you can use to search for the best local fuel prices: Motor Mouth – www.motormouth.com.au Petrol Spy – www.petrolspy.com.au NRMA – …

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5

Dec

Lake Hawea Holiday Park, NZ – New Park

We’re excited to announce that Lake Hawea Holiday Park has joined the Family! Stunning lake and mountain views Perched on the shores of Lake Hawea and only 15 minutes drive from Wanaka, make sure you check out all that this beautiful park has to offer. Click here for more information

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5

Dec

Emergencies on the Road

In dealing with an emergency, proper planning and preparation is the key before you leave home. Some of the things to think about are: Make sure you are properly equipped for the areas you are traveling to. Do you need extra water, food or specific equipment such as winches, ropes, a recovery kit etc? Before …

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3

Nov

Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park, NZ – New Park

We’re excited to announce that Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park has joined the Family! At the beach, in the city This beautiful park is situated on a tranquil, sheltered site adjoining New Plymouth’s award-winning Coastal Walkway, yet is only a 5 minute drive from the centre of town. Click here for more information

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3

Nov

Geelong Surfcoast Highway Holiday Park, VIC – New Park

We’re excited to announce that Geelong Surfcoast Highway Holiday Park has joined the Family! Picturesque setting Just 10 minutes from the Geelong CBD and close to the beaches or Torquay and the start of the Great Ocean Road, this park is the perfect base for your next trip. Head out and explore or stay at …

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