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14

Mar
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What’s on in New Zealand – Geraldine

What’s on in New Zealand   Geraldine   Quintessentially Kiwi Geraldine is a quintessential Kiwi town with an artistic vein running right through the centre – the perfect place to relax, unwind and discover all the reasons this country town is such a popular spot to visit.   Geraldine can be found 140 kilometres south …

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Feb

What’s on in New Zealand – Bay of Plenty

What’s on in New Zealand   Bay of Plenty   Plenty of sunshine, sand, festivals and fun! There is so much to do in the Bay of Plenty that one blog just couldn’t cover it if we tried! The Bay of Plenty is one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations for families, couples and independent …

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21

Jan

Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park – Australia Day Weekend 2019

The Australia Day long weekend is nearly here, and Mudjimba Beach Holiday Park has plenty of great activities to keep you and the kids occupied. Click here to view a list of all activities planned for the long weekend, and for more information contact the park 07 5448 7157 or at mudjimba@sunshinecoastholidayparks.com.au.

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Jan

ENJOYING A HEALTHY PICNIC FOR OPTIMAL TOOTH HEALTH

Australia is a country that prides itself on its healthy lifestyle, but it is dismaying to find that by the age of 12, around 48% of children have already experienced decay in their permanent teeth. Adults are hardly faring better, with the country’s first comprehensive Oral Health Tracker report finding that 90% of adults have …

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14

Dec

What’s on in New Zealand – Rotorua

What’s on in New Zealand   Rotorua   Rotorua – one of New Zealand’s most iconic tourism spots, and historically the home to the beginnings of adventure tourism. From the mid-1800s, visitors would flock from around the globe, and travel for days on end through rugged lands to visit the pink and white sulphur terraces …

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10

Dec

WELCOME TO HARBOURSIDE HOLIDAY PARK, WHITIANGA

We are very excited to welcome our newest member of the family; Harbourside Holiday Park in Whitianga, North Island! Harbourside Holiday Park is directly opposite the harbour on the main street of Whitianga. The little sandy beach across from the camp is a good place to launch a kayak or take the children to explore …

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5

Dec

WELCOME TO KALGANYI HOLIDAY PARK, MOUNT GAMBIER

We are very excited to welcome our newest member of the family; Kalganyi Holiday Park in Mount Gambier, South Australia! Kalganyi Holiday Park is situated at the entrance to Mount Gambier and only a short distance from the centre of town. You’ll find plenty of shops conveniently located next door, including Big W, Woolworths, Bunnings, …

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4

Dec

EMBRACING SUSTAINABLE LIVING AT YOUR NEXT PICNIC

Australia is officially the 13th top-ranked country when it comes to sustainability, according to National Geographic’s Greendex. The ranking is positive but indicative that we can also do with improvement, and that means raising our kids in a way that makes sustainability part of our everyday lives. American author Richard Louv, who advocates for the importance of …

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14

Nov

THE DO’S & DON’TS OF CAPTURING YOUR FAMILY VACATION ON CAMERA

While on vacation, the typical Australian family will take an average of 77 photos a day. When visiting one of the countless superb Family Parks scattered across Australia and New Zealand, you will undoubtedly want to take a good many photographs and video clips to remember your special family vacation by. While there is no …

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26

Oct

What’s on in New Zealand – Christchurch and Mid Canterbury

What’s on in New Zealand   Christchurch and Mid Canterbury   Christchurch, and the wider Canterbury region is an area that has taken back control from Mother Nature and is blooming, as it grows into a stunning renewed destination for visitors far and wide. Traditionally a firm favourite location for both kiwis and international visitors …

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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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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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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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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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