Thursday 23 October 2008

Australians discover backyard in style

Australia’s largest owner and operator of holiday parks, Discovery Holiday Parks, is finding the increased economical squeeze on household budgets is causing a growing number of Australians to forgo overseas travel and discover their own backyard.

With a large number of Discovery Holiday Parks offering the modern conveniences of hotels and even resort-style features in some of the country’s most idyllic locations, holiday-makers no longer need to compromise comfort for cost.

Discovery Holiday Parks Chief Executive, Tim Dodds, said with budgets getting tighter, holiday parks were an excellent opportunity for families to escape the everyday humdrum and enjoy a carefree getaway.

“We provide a unique, friendly and memorable holiday experience in a safe, friendly environment with a strong community feel,” Tim said.

“A number of our holiday parks feature jumping pillows, swimming pools and other free children’s activities, that allow parents to relax and indulge in some personal time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings at only a fraction of the cost of what they would normally pay at hotels.”

Discovery Holiday Parks provide accommodation ranging from deluxe self-contained cabins to fully powered ensuite campsites in some of the nation’s most scenic locations, a large number of which are major tourism regions with easy access to beaches, national parks and local attractions.

The premier Discovery Holiday Parks include:

* Discovery Holiday Parks - Port Stephens, situated on Lemon Tree Passage, 2.5 hours outside of Sydney offers a tranquil retreat from their day-to-day life.
* Discovery Holiday Parks - Pambula Beach, is widely known as ‘the’ Victorian holiday destination, along with its relatively unknown secret sister Discovery Holiday Parks – Eden.
* Discovery Holiday Parks - Koombana Bay’s water front location is ideal for quiet nights on the veranda while taking in the stunning Western Australian sunsets.
* Discovery Holiday Parks – Robe, in South Australia, provides all year round holiday experiences with an indoor heated pool and access to cray pots so guests can sample the delectable fruits from the sea.
* Discovery Holiday Parks – Bowen on the waterfront at the gateway to the Whitsundays.

“A number of the cabins feature dishwashers and washing machines with some containing luxurious spas. Campers have access to the great camp kitchen facilities, that often double as the hub for evening activities and entertainment, as well as being the cause for many new-found friendships,” Tim said

With powered campsites starting at just $25 per night and standard cabins from $99 per night, Discovery Holiday Parks provide an attractive option for families, couples and grey nomads alike.

“Holiday parks are a long-standing Australian tradition that have moved with the times and now present an exceptional holiday experience,” said Tim,

“The holiday parks of today are able to cater for every taste and every budget and in today’s market that is something special,” he said.

For further information on Discovery Holiday Parks go to the website at

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