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Jul

PICNIC SWEET TREATS WITHOUT THE SUGAR

With Australians reportedly consuming on average 60g of sugars each day, compared to the World Health Organisation recommendation of 25g per day, sugar consumption is a problem that needs to be addressed. It is also reported that the high sugar consumption is worse in teenagers in Australia, so how can you ensure that your children …

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Jul

What’s on in New Zealand – Masterton, Wairarapa

What’s on in New Zealand   Masterton, Wairarapa     Mawley Holiday Park in Masterton is the perfect place to base yourself when experiencing all the Wairarapa has to offer. Masterton is only 1.5 hours North of Wellington, and in 2017 was named New Zealand’s most beautiful city. If you are coming from the South …

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6

Jun

FITZROY BEACH HOLIDAY PARK WINS AWARD

Peter Crawford of New Plymouth’s Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park has been awarded the 2018 Holiday Parks ePay Emerging Star Award for holiday park professionals under the age of 35. Peter was chosen for his strong focus on business marketing and environmental advocacy, combined with a personal emphasis on the concept of whanaungatanga, meaning relationships and …

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Jun

What’s on in New Zealand – Ruakaka, Northland

What’s on in New Zealand   Ruakaka, Northland     We love Ruakaka! It is a hidden gem of golden sand, glistening ocean views and friendly locals. Of course it is also home to a stunning Family Parks destination, Ruakaka Beach Holiday Park. Situated just two hours north of Auckland Airport and 25 minutes south …

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May

DINOSAURS ON THE LOOSE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

The team at All Seasons Holiday Park are raising money for cancer research with the help of their resident dinosaurs. Kevin and Tracie, the friendly hosts at All Seasons Holiday Park in Rotorua, have been working hard all year to raise much needed funds for our charity partner, Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand. Their …

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May

Let loose on Island View Beach Resort’s new riding track!

The team at Island View Beach Resort in Narooma on the New South Wales South Coast have just finished work on their newest kid-friendly feature! In case the playground, in-ground trampolines, inflatable jumper, swimming pool and direct beach access weren’t enough, the park has just cut the ribbon on a brand new Parkitect Modular Pumptrack, …

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May

What’s on in New Zealand – North Canterbury

What’s on in New Zealand   North Canterbury     Take a trip north of Christchurch and reward yourself with views of braided rivers, snow-capped mountains, coastal landscapes, and grapevines as far as the eye can see. You are right, North Canterbury really is full of all the beautiful things that New Zealand is known …

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Apr

What’s on in New Zealand – New Plymouth

What’s on in New Zealand   New Plymouth     If you are heading to New Plymouth for a break, Fitzroy Beach Holiday Park is a great place to base yourself as you explore everything the Taranaki region has to offer. With its beach front location you are perfectly placed to catch a wave in …

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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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6

Mar

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Hokitika

New Zealand in Focus   Hokitika     Hokitika is a self-proclaimed ‘cool little town’ situated on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand; only three hours’ drive west of Christchurch. Hokitika offers visitors the perfect mix of natural beauty, culture and heritage, and great places to eat and drink. You will …

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Jan

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Geraldine & Central South Canterbury

New Zealand in Focus   Geraldine & Central South Canterbury     Travel two hours south of Christchurch through the picturesque Canterbury Plains and you will arrive at our newest location, The Farmyard Holiday Park in Geraldine. Set up camp (or unpack in a cosy self-contained unit!) and get ready to uncover some of the …

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Dec

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Bay of Plenty Beach Holidays

New Zealand in Focus   Bay of Plenty Beach Holidays     Bathed in sunshine and surrounded by water, the sunny city of Tauranga will tempt you with plenty of options for everyone to enjoy a perfect holiday break. New Zealand’s fifth largest city offers visitors world-class facilities as they soak up the stunning coastal …

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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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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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Oct

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Christchurch, The Garden City

New Zealand in Focus   Christchurch, The Garden City     Set against a majestic alps to ocean backdrop and commonly referred to as the ‘Garden City’, Christchurch offers visitors one of the New Zealand’s most unique destinations. Full swing into the post-earthquake rebuild, this energetic city combines urban regeneration, creativity, and innovation that is …

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Sep

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Around Auckland

New Zealand in Focus   Around Auckland     You don’t usually associate Auckland with rest and relaxation but you’d be surprised to know that within an hour drive in either direction of Auckland City are some of New Zealand’s best beaches, walking tracks, wetlands, waterfalls and hot pools. To help with your escape from …

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Aug

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Relax in Raglan

New Zealand in Focus     Relax in Raglan   Located right in the middle of New Zealand’s North Island is the Waikato region, where you will find Raglan, the home to some of New Zealand’s best nature-based tourism and most famous surf beaches. Many international visitors, initially having been drawn by the surf, have …

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Jul

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Majestic Masterton

New Zealand in Focus     Majestic Masterton If you are looking for somewhere that can offer you a true New Zealand experience, there is no better place to visit than the amazing Wairarapa. Masterton is the largest town in the region and only a one hour scenic drive or train ride from Wellington.   …

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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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May

Feature Region – NEW ZEALAND – Central Otago: An autumnal wonderland

New Zealand in Focus     Central Otago: An autumnal wonderland So often I hear that the best time to visit Central Otago is over the winter months and these voices are not wrong if you are in search of some of the best ski conditions in the world. I however, am going to get …

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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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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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Apr

Choosing the right motorhome for your adventure

Exploring New Zealand doesn’t come any better than in a motorhome. It gives you the chance to explore the natural beauty of this country to its fullest and be mobile and flexible at the same time. But how do you choose the right motorhome? The best way to figure out what you would prefer in …

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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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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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