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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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19

Jul

Feature Region – Cowra

The beautiful town of Cowra, set on the banks of the Lachlan River in New South Wales’ Central West, has a fascinating history. In August 1944 it was the site of the largest prisoner of war breakout in modern military history, when more than a thousand Japanese prisoners staged a mass escape. Since then, Cowra …

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1

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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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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15

May
Rally

Family Parks National Rally

The Family Parks National Rally is a chance for Travel Rewards members to catch up with old friends, make new friends, and enjoy all the benefits of Family Parks while exploring a different region of Australia. Our 2017 Rally took place at Deniliquin Riverside Caravan Park on the Edward River, and toured the Murray Valley …

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1

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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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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2

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

Merool on the Murray’s Big Camp Out

Merool on the Murray’s Big Camp Out is on again! On Friday the 7th of April, Merool will be hosting loads of family fun and activities, including live music, pizza, face painting, jumping pillows, outdoor chess, camp fires, fairy floss and plenty more. Sites are available for $60, with all proceeds donated to the Royal …

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7

Mar

Gold List for Shelly Beach & Barham Lakes

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. Shelly Beach Caravan Park is a four star rated property and has recently taken out top spot in the National Caravan-Holiday …

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22

Feb

Over 75% Pet Friendly Parks!

Here at Family Parks, we understand that many of our travelling customers like to bring their pets with them. We encourage our parks to have a policy that accepts your pet and we are delighted that the majority of our parks offer you that. In fact, Family Parks has by far the most ‘pet-friendly’ destinations …

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14

Feb

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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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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1

Jan

Late Checkout

In 2017 the following parks will offer free late checkout, subject to availability, for Travel Rewards members staying on sites during non-peak periods. New South Wales  South Australia Country Road Caravan Park  Belair National Park Holiday Park Cowra Holiday Park Kingston Caravan Park Deniliquin Riverside Caravan Park Murray Bridge Tourist Park Goulburn South Caravan Park …

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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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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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18

Jul

CIL Bucket List Competition

Create your ultimate Bucket List and you could win it! We all have items on our Bucket List that we have been dreaming of ticking off, and now thanks to CIL Insurance you have the chance to win your very own Bucket List full of incredible experiences hand picked by you! With over 100 experiences …

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17

Jun

2016 National Rally Recap

Our second annual National Rally was on at Apex Riverbeach Holiday Park in Mildura from the 15th to the 19th of May. This year saw twice as many of our members attend, including many returning from last year and ranged from holiday-making couples to former park owners. They all had two things in common though; …

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17

Jun

Family Kiwication Winners

  Thank you to all the creative entrants who submitted their bumper sticker slogans in our Kiwication giveaway!   Congratulations to C Whitfield from Victoria for winning the NZ Family Holiday!   We had such a hard time choosing a winner from close to 6,000 entries that we’ve decided to pick 8 runners up as well! If you …

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20

May

See us at the Brisbane Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow!

Queensland Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow 8-13 June     Pop down to the Brisbane Showgrounds between 8th –13th June 2016 and meet the Family Parks team, renew your membership or simply have a chat with the staff about your travel plans. Once again we will have our show membership special offer – $50 for 3 …

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31

Mar

Easter Fun at Eureka Stockade Holiday Park

  Easter Fun at Eureka Stockade Holiday Park       Eureka Stockade Holiday Park is an absolute beaut of a location near to Ballarat. With plenty to do nearby and amazing BRAND NEW Camp Kitchen & Games Room you are sure to feel at home, while away from home.      The lovely Managers and …

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31

Mar

News – March Madness at Crystal Brook Tourist Park

  Crystal Brook Tourist Park – March Madness!     Crystal Brook Tourist Park is one of the Family Parks gems. Located just North of Melbourne, if what you’re looking for is a conveniently located Tourist Park, look no further than Crystal Brook. From here guests can enjoy easy access to everything the city has …

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