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6

Sep

12 TIPS FOR TRAVELLING WITH YOUR PET – #1

Taking your pet on holiday with you can be easy if you do a little research before you go. Plus, when you put plans in place for getting there and accommodating your pet accordingly, you’re all set for a holiday that everyone will enjoy. Your dog is a member of your family, so it’s natural …

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6

Sep

What’s on in New Zealand – Auckland

What’s on in New Zealand   Auckland       Auckland is one of New Zealand’s largest and most exciting cities. It is the main international gateway, a cultural melting pot, and boasts an events calendar so full of thrills, fun, entertainment and family activities, it is hard to narrow it down to five top …

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5

Sep

FINDING THE PERFECT HOMEMADE DRINK FOR YOUR CAMPING TRIP

When camping with your family, proper hydration is vital, especially considering that it is a huge contributor towards a healthy body and mind. Sadly, most Australians fail to drink the recommended daily amount according to the CBHS Health Fund. Dehydration can result in a number of health conditions including severe headaches, extremely low blood pressure …

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9

Aug

WELCOME TO DYLENE HOLIDAY PARK PORTARLINGTON

We are very excited to welcome our newest member of the family; Dylene Holiday Park Portarlington in Victoria! Well positioned on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, Dylene Holiday Park Portarlington is a quiet family bayside park with superb views across Port Phillip Bay, and only a one minute walk from the beach. As well as powered …

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6

Aug

What’s on in New Zealand – Raglan, Waikato

What’s on in New Zealand   Raglan, Waikato       Raglan is proudly the hometown of New Zealand’s surfing culture – and the longest left-hand surf break in the world – plus an arty bohemian feel to the place that is like none other.   With a growing coffee and foodie scene, art galleries …

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30

Jul

WELCOME TO ACACIA CARAVAN PARK, ARARAT

We are very excited to welcome our newest member of the family; Acacia Caravan Park in Ararat, Victoria! Just a short walk from the centre of town, Acacia Caravan Park is a friendly family park offering powered and unpowered sites (drive-through available) in a shady setting, as well as a range of well maintained cabins …

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29

Jul

SUPERFOOD PICNIC IDEAS

Kids spend 2.3 hours daily on screens compared to just 1.2 hours outdoors on average, The West Australian reports. Looking for a way to get the kids away from their screens these holidays? How about a park picnic? Spending time in fresh air and nature boosts happiness and wellbeing in both adults and children. Moreover, …

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2

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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1

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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6

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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30

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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10

May

NSW South Coast – Hot Deal

The Deal Three of our beautiful NSW South Coast parks are offering great deals this winter; stay for 3 nights and only pay for 2, or stay for 7 nights and only pay for 5. Available for all accommodation at these parks: Island View Beach Resort Surfbeach Holiday Park Narooma Tuross Lakeside Tourist Park Expiry …

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10

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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5

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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7

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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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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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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31

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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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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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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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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