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NEWS BITES

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AMAZING HOLIDAY PARKS

UMINA Adventurous beachfront camping On the beautiful Central Coast of New South Wales, this park is perfect for families seeking activities galore. There’s fishing and water sports, bike riding, bushwalking, cinemas, pelican feeding, learnto-surf classes, horse riding, and of course, the stunning Central Coast beaches. The park features include their newly-renovated waterpark, jumping pillows and movie screenings. 10 / For families who travel

CAIRNS

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Want a memorable getaway? Look no further than a holiday park. Fun, communal and economical, holiday parks offer a great option for families.

BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park ALICE SPRINGS

In the outback of Alice Springs, resides the BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday park. With beautiful surrounds, dedicated wildlife sanctuaries, the magnificent Uluru, and a truly welcoming atmosphere, it is no wonder the park is the most awarded in the Northern Territory. Pancake breakfasts, games nights, stargazing, Didgeridoo shows and outdoor family film screenings are among the park’s activities.

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NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park GOLD COAST Enjoy action-packed theme park adventures On the sunny Gold Coast, this award-winning park, just 15 minutes north of Surfers Paradise, is centrally located between the major theme parks – the perfect destination for an action-packed holiday. The park has activity programs for kids, four resort-style pools, jumping pillows, sports and an outdoor cinema. Choose from villas with a view or powered caravan sites.

Families go coconuts for this 5-star tropical oasis

Set in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia – on the coast of the Great Barrier Reef – this spectacular resort caters to all families with its condos, villas, cabins, camping and caravans. Cool off at the resortstyle waterpark, bounce on the biggest jumping pillow in the Southern Hemisphere, explore playgrounds, and play tennis, volleyball and mini golf.

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Discover the rugged ‘Red Centre’

NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park

Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut

IMAGES: NRMA HOLIDAY PARKS, TOURISM NT: SHAANA MCNAUGHT, TOURISM TASMANIA: ROB BURNETT, WAGGA WAGGA CITY COUNCIL: MATT BEAVER.

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FAMILY TRAVEL QUIZ

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FAMILY TRAVEL QUIZ Think you’re the brainiest one in the family? Test yourself by taking the quiz below and find out how much you really know. Flick to page 95 for answers.

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The founder and owner of the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs is often referred to as?

Where in Queensland will the Commonwealth Games be held in 2018?

TWO Monkey Mia in Western Australia is famous for what?

THREE BIG4 Kelso Sands Holiday & Native Wildlife Park TAMAR VALLEY The holiday haven between beachfront and bush Set in the beautiful Tamar Valley Region, Northern Tasmania, the park is set on 15 hectares bordering both the pristine Tamar River beachfront and Narawntapu National Park. A peaceful coastal refuge, nearby attractions include the Enchanted Forest wildlife, river cruises and Tamar Valley wineries. The park offers family cottages, camping and caravan sites.

What is the name of the lodge where you can sleep with the animals in Canberra?

FOUR What is the modern name for the geological structure formerly known as the sow and piglets?

FIVE What Australian capital city is closest to the MONA?

SEVEN Which town is home to the big merino?

EIGHT What animal is unique to Rottnest Island?

NINE What are the names of the late Steve Irwin’s kids?

TEN Where is the Boxing Day test played?

Profile for Family Travel

Family Travel Annual Guide to Australian Holidays 2018  

A bumper magazine filled with inspiration for a year of family adventures around Australia.

Family Travel Annual Guide to Australian Holidays 2018  

A bumper magazine filled with inspiration for a year of family adventures around Australia.