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Australia has an abundance of breathtaking natural landscapes and amazing holiday experiences. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite Australian activities and adventures, that we think would be perfect additions to your Australian holiday with Star RV.

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Around Brisbane

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Brisbane Holiday Village, Eight Mile Plains
The award-winning Brisbane Holiday Village offers the luxury and comfort of staying in a hotel, with the convenience of a tourist park. With family-friendly facilities and accommodation options to suit all travellers, Brisbane Holiday Village is central to all that the city offers.

Address: 10 Holmead Rd, Eight Mile Plains QLD
telephone: (07) 3341 6133
Website: www.brisbaneholidayvillage.com.au
Email: Please use the contact form on their website

Brisbane Gateway Resort, Rochedale
One of Queensland’s favourite holiday parks, Brisbane Gateway Resort offers a wide range of accommodation options with first-class facilities, set amongst beautifully landscaped gardens. For travellers wanting a friendly and relaxing holiday experience close to the city (and coast!) and all its attractions, Brisbane Gateway Resort is the place to go.

Address: 200 School Rd, Rochedale QLD 4123
telephone: (07) 3341 6333
Website: www.brisbanegateway.com.au
Email: reservations@brisbanegateway.com.au

Newmarket Gardens, Ashgrove
Only 4km from Brisbane’s CBD, Newmarket Gardens is ideal for travellers wanting a comfortable and affordable city holiday. The park is close to public transport and offers camping areas, cabins and caravan facilities.

Address: 199 Ashgrove Avenue, Ashgrove QLD
telephone: (07) 3356 1458
Website: www.newmarketgardens.com.au
Email: Please use the contact form on their website

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Ortiga, Fortitude Valley
One of Brisbane’s most popular eateries, this tapas bar and restaurant offers the best of Spanish homestyle cooking. There’s also a great wine list that complements the bold, robust food perfectly.

Address: 446 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
telephone: (07) 3852 1155
Website: www.ortiga.com.au
Email: Please use the contact form on their website

1889 Enoteca, Woolloongabba
In the heritage-listed Moreton Rubber building lies 1889 Enoteca. With a passion for putting great Italian food and wine on the table, you’ll experience relaxed and sophisticated dining, and the restaurant’s unique interpretation of traditional Roman cuisine with every visit.

Address: 10 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
telephone: (07) 3392 4315
Website: www.1889enoteca.com.au
Email: enoteca@1889enoteca.com.au

ARIA, Eagle St Pier
Matt Moran’s Brisbane extension of ARIA perfectly reflects the Brisbane lifestyle in both menu and location. With stunning river views in an elegant yet relaxed environment, the innovative and contemporary menu showcases Australia’s best produce and wines.

Address: 1 Eagle St, Eagle St Pier, Brisbane QLD 4000
telephone: (07) 3233 2555
Website: www.ariarestaurant.com
Email: enquiries@ariarestaurant.com

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Sir Samuel Griffith Drive
Conveniently close to the CBD, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive is a short but stunning drive around Mt Coot-tha. A steep, narrow and mountainous route, the beauty of Mt Coot-tha is all around – the lookout is a perfect spot to relax after your drive.

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Boonah
Nestled amidst World Heritage-listed country southwest of Brisbane, a drive through Boonah is a drive through some of the best wine country in the state. The drive is fringed by views of the magnificent Scenic Rim; nearby, take a drive along Lake Moogerah Road for some beautiful views of the dam and gorge.

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Pine Rivers
Rolling hills and rural views surround the drive through Pine Rivers. It’s easy to escape the city rush out here – with grazing cattle, stunning old Queenslander houses, the D’Aguilar Ranges and the Glasshouse Mountains as your landscape, you’ll find it hard to imagine you’re only a short drive away from the city.

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Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
It’s hard to believe you’re in the middle of the city when you’re in this garden-lover’s paradise. With spectacular plant displays, stunning water features, unique artwork and unrivalled city views, it’s the perfect place to have a picnic. Dotted around the park next to open grassy areas are gas barbecues and playgrounds for the kids – there’s definitely a fun day for everyone.

Address: 1 Parkland Boulevard, Brisbane QLD 4000
telephone: (07) 3006 4545
Website: www.romastreetparkland.com
Email: rsp@romastreetparkland.com

Sirromet Winery, Mount Cotton
A family-owned winery between the Gold Coast and Brisbane, the winery’s stunning grounds are often a favourite for romantic weddings. However, for the holidaymaker a trip around the vineyards is the perfect feast for the senses. You’ll get a fully guided, behind-the-scenes tour with a private wine tasting of the famous Sirromet wines to follow.

Address: 850 Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton QLD 4165
telephone: (07) 3206 2999
Website: www.sirromet.com
Email: wines@sirromet.com

Queensland Museum, Southbank
Matt Moran’s Brisbane extension of ARIA perfectly reflects the Brisbane lifestyle in both menu and location. With stunning river views in an elegant yet relaxed environment, the innovative and contemporary menu showcases Australia’s best produce and wines.

Address: Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Brisbane QLD 4101
telephone: (07) 3840 7555
Website: www.southbank.qm.qld.gov.au
Email: discoverycentre@qm.qld.gov.au

Located in the Cultural Centre precinct, the Gallery is Queensland’s premier visual arts institution and nationally renowned. Focusing on modern art, the gallery’s permanent collection of Asia-Pacific Contemporary Art is something that should definitely be seen in your travels.

Address: Stanley Place, South Brisbane QLD 4101
telephone: (07) 3840 7303
Website: qagoma.qld.gov.au
Email: Please use the contact form on their website

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5th Avenue Beauty and Day Spa, Wilston
Many pampered clients consider this spa to be the finest day spa in Brisbane. Although it’s only a short drive away from the CBD, you’ll feel like you’re on your own private getaway. Who wouldn’t want to indulge in a relaxing spa experience while on holiday?

Address: 99 Kedron Brook Rd, Suite 1, Wilston QLD 4051
telephone: (07) 3856 2530
Website: www.5thavenuebeauty.com.au
Email: info@5thavenuebeauty.com.au

Harbour Day Spa, Raby Bay
Overlooking the beautiful Raby Bay, the Harbour Day Spa incorporates tropical Thai spa ingredients and treatments into the relaxed waterside setting. The award-winning spa employs only the most professional and experienced beauticians to pamper you with a wide variety of treatments, designed to leave you glowing.

Address: 152-156 Shore Street, Cleveland QLD 4163
telephone: (07) 3821 2955
Website: www.harbourdayspa.com.au
Email: relax@harbourdayspa.com.au

Spa Anise, Grandchester
Whether it be for an hour long treatment or a week-long escape, Spa Anise is a sanctuary for wellness and relaxation. Every Spa Anise treatment is designed to revive your skin and your spirit, offering massage, facials, body spa rituals, yoga, a variety of health activities and sensational spa cuisine.

Address: 617 Grandchester – Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester QLD 4340
telephone: 1300 194 086
Website: www.spicersgroup.com.au
Email: spaanise@spicersgroup.com.au

Around Cairns

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Big4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park
Big4 Cairns Crystal Cascades Holiday Park offers a magnificent setting on the edge of World Heritage listed rainforest. Offering beautifully landscaped sites and easy access to Cairns’ tourist attractions including the Great Barrier Reef, this is an idyllic place to park and relax – before you take off on your next leg of the journey.

Address: The Rocks Road, Cairns QLD
Phone: (07) 4039 1036
Website: www.crystalcascades.com.au

Mission Beach Hideaway Holiday Park
The best positioned holiday park in stunning tropical Mission Beach, offering views to Dunk Island, gorgeous well maintained sites and easy access to all the activities of the region. Take off to the Great Barrier Outer Reef, white water rafting, sky diving or just laze on a tropical beach – 100 metres away from the park.

Address: 58-60 Porter Promenade, Mission Beach
Phone: (07) 4068 7014
Website: www.missionbeachhideaway.com.au

Glengarry Holiday Park, Port Douglas
Set in one of Queensland’s most glamorous destinations, Port Douglas, Glengarry offers peaceful bushland settings and a welcoming atmosphere. Family run and proudly maintained, the wide variety of sites provide an ideal base to explore this part of the Tropical North.

Address: Mowbray River Road, Craiglea
Phone: (07) 4098 5922
Website: www.glengarrypark.com.au

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Tamarind, Cairns
The signature restaurant of the Reef Hotel Casino in Cairns, Tamarind showcases fresh Tropical North Queensland produce in ambient surrounds. A multi-award winning dining destination, with an impressive Australian wine list and innovative cocktail menu, this is a truly sensory dining experience.

Address: 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns, QLD
Phone: (07) 4030 8897
Website: www.reefcasino.com.au/tamarind
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Nu Nu Restaurant, Palm Cove
Truly a special occasion restaurant, and recently awarded two hats by the Australian Good Food and Travel Guide, Nu Nu is famous for some of the most innovative food in Tropical North Queensland. Overlooking the brilliant Coral Sea, the elegant, relaxed setting benefits from friendly service, and a sensational menu.

Address: Peppers Beach Club and Sap, 123 Williams Esplanade, Palm Cove QLD
Phone: (07) 4059 1880
Website: www.nunu.com.au

Bel Cibo, Port Douglas
A little ‘ARIA’ in Queensland’s Tropical North, chef/owner Andy Gray (formerly of ARIA Sydney) has created an Italian-inspired paradise in Bel Cibo, a sublimely stylish restaurant focusing on Italian traditions and fresh local produce and seafood. Capturing the tropical essence of the region, this is the place for a most memorable meal.

Address: Saltwater Resort, 26-30 Macrossan Street, Port Douglas
Phone: (07) 4099 6330
Website: www.belcibo.com.au

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Reef to Rainforest – Cairns – Port Douglas – Yungaburra – Cairns
This drive can be easily done in three days and offers spectacular ocean scenery, beautiful rainforest and plenty of regional tasting stop offs.

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Cairns – Cooktown – Laura - Cairns
Venture into the heart of Queensland’s indigenous historical communities. The rich hues of Cape York Peninsula, ancient Aboriginal culture, and remote Australian lifestyles provide a fascinating backdrop.

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Waterfalls – Cairns – Malanda – Cairns
A winding journey refreshed by visits to some of Queensland’s most glorious waterfalls, and the rich green farming communities of the Tropical North.

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Paronella Park
A mystical mecca for romantic dream, historical Paronella Park was imported straight out of a Spanish fairytale and placed in one of the most exotic and wonderful locations in Australia.

Address: Mena Creek
Phone: (07) 4065 0000
Website: www.paronellapark.com.au

Agincourt Reef, Port Douglas
A series of smaller reefs with at least 16 different dive sites, swim-throughs and caves, and ‘The Gardens’, renowned for their abundance of brightly coloured reef fish.

Undara Volcanic National Park
One of the wonders of Australian natural history, the Undara lava tubes offer a chance to explore a contrast of colours and creations. Emerald-green forest edge surround dry savannah woodlands, while the lava tubes offer fascinating walking tours. Stay onsite at Undara’s relaxed camping grounds, surrounded by wallaby’s and dine in the onsite fine restaurant.

Address: Undara
Phone: 1300 130 372
Website: www.undara.com.au

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Mii Spa, Cairns
One of Cairns most indulgent locations, offering the full range of luxury treatments and a wonderfully relaxing environment.

Address: The Sebel, 17 Abbott Street Cairns
Phone: (07) 4050 2124
Website: www.sebelcairns.com.au

Drift Spa, Mission Beach
Located on the clear edge of beautiful Mission Beach, at Castaways Resort, Drift Spa offers caring staff and quality treatments designed to soothe and restore.

Address: 18 Pacific Parade, Mission Beach
Phone: (07) 4088 6807
Website: www.driftspa.com.au

Sydney

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The Greater Blue Mountains Drive
Some remarkable journeys can be conducted virtually on Sydney’s doorstep. The Blue Mountains is about an hour’s drive to the city’s west. The Greater Blue Mountains Drive combines exhilarating driving with tempting places to stop – plus 18 discovery trails branching off the main route, each taking you on a different adventure. One option leads to Jenolan Caves, Australia’s most spectacular limestone cave system. The road passes through the aptly named Grand Arch, a vast natural landform 24 metres high, 55 metres wide and 127 metres long. Escaped convict and bushranger James McKeown was the first European to discover these awesome caves. He was later recaptured and, on his release many years later, returned to his cave haunts – only to find they had become a tourist attraction. Or so the legend goes.

Website: www.greaterbluemountainsdrive.com.au

The Grand Pacific Drive
Head south from Sydney along The Grand Pacific Drive (the start of the Sydney-Melbourne Touring Route) and you will cross the sleek and sinuous Sea Cliff Bridge. Continue along and you’ll pass little villages and beaches including Kiama with its famous blowhole and the historic town of Berry, before arriving at Jervis Bay. Further down the coast visit the coastal town of Narooma, gateway to Montague Island and Eden, to catch a glimpse of migrating southern right and humpback whales.

Website: www.sydneymelbournetouring.com.au

Pelicans, dolphins and rainforest
Head north from Sydney on the Legendary Pacific Coast and discover the inlets, pristine beaches, lakes and lush hinterland that characterise the Central Coast, extending towards Newcastle from Broken Bay.
Attractions include guided tours of a hydroponic rose farm, bush tucker trails in a wildlife sanctuary, guided horse rides through the stunning hinterland – and pelicans. Pelican feeding in Memorial Park at The Entrance takes place at 3.30pm every day. Newcastle is a vibrant cosmopolitan city, set between a working harbour and beautiful beaches. It offers about 30 art galleries in and around the city and its emerging food scene is evident in many tempting restaurants, bars and outdoor cafés. A short drive north and you reach Port Stephens, unofficial Dolphin Capital of Australia. Port Stephens boasts 26 golden beaches, picturesque inlets and extensive Nelson Bay, home to around 150 bottlenose dolphins. Several tour operators offer dolphin-watch trips.
Further north again and you’ll reach the Tweed Valley, rich in biodiversity. The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves of Australia (CERRA), comprise eight distinct groups of parks and reserves between Newcastle and Brisbane. They offer striking mountain views and contain outstanding geological features around shield volcanic craters, and a high number of rare and threatened rainforest species. Of international significance for science and conservation, these rainforests have been inscribed by the United Nations as a World Heritage site.

Website: pacificcoast.com.au

Rainforest Way
Rainforest Way, a series of short loop drives heading into World Heritage-listed forest, is easy to explore. The town of Murwillumbah, overlooked by dramatic Mt Warning, is surrounded by no fewer than five World Heritage national parks.
Local place names conjure excitement: Mount Warning, Nightcap National Park, Mount Jerusalem, The Pinnacle, Doon Doon. Minyon Falls plunges over 100 metres from Nightcap to the valley floor. Nearby is laidback Nimbin, said to be the resting-place of Warrajum, the Rainbow Serpent. Its better known for the alternative lifestyles pioneered by hippies in the 1970s and now celebrated in the Aquarius Festival.

Website: www.rainforestway.com.au

Mountain magic beckons
The Kosciuszko Alpine Way is a stunning route. Just 175km in length, it offers dramatic scenery at every turn. Most of this drive is through Kosciuszko National Park, recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
There are nine wilderness areas in the park and some plant species that are found nowhere else in the world. Whichever end you start from, Jindabyne or Khancoban, you’re likely to be within sight of Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest peak. Apart from the scenic beauty, hidden gems include the Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery. Flavours include butterscotch, peach nectar, peppermint native, Pink Lady apple, sour apple, sour cherry – and the unforgettable devil’s tongue. That last one contains chillies and goes superbly with South Coast oysters.

Website: alpineway.com.au

Journeys extend into the evocative Outback
The Kamilaroi Highway, the most direct route from the Great Divide to the Great Outback, runs from Willow Tree, just south of Tamworth, to the back of Bourke. Spend as long as you want travelling to Bourke and treat yourself on arrival to a slap-up lunch at the Back o’ Bourke Café. There’s plenty to see along the way.
To experience the vast landscapes of true Outback NSW, follow the Darling River Run. Best travelled in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, the Darling River Run heads between Brewarrina in the north and Wentworth in the south, taking in Broken Hill, Lake Mungo, Kinchega and Mount Gundabooka national parks – plus classic outback towns like Wilcannia, Menindee, Pooncarrie, Tilpa and Louth. The route follows the Darling River before it joins the Murray at Wentworth.

Website: visitoutbacknsw.com/darling-river-run.html

New Zealand





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Family Parks
Family Parks Holidays at Family Parks are more than just a holiday, they´re a unique holiday experience. With over 160 Parks across New Zealand and Australia, there´s never been a better time to choose Family Parks for your next holiday. Family Parks have a minimum of three star rating from Qualmark. Our Parks are required to be neat and well presented with clean serviceable amenities.

Free call from within New Zealand: 0800 123 769
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Kiwi Holiday Parks
Kiwi Holiday Parks Kiwi Holiday Parks represents a group of over 50 quality holiday parks situated throughout New Zealand. When you stay at a Kiwi Holiday Park you can be sure you’re getting quality service and value for money. All of our holiday parks have a minimum 3 star rating and are regularly assessed by Qualmark - New Zealand tourism´s official quality agency. With over 50 member parks strategically located in some of New Zealand’s most serene and picturesque regions, you can always be sure of a warm and friendly welcome as you travel the length and breadth of our beautiful country. Our member park owners are seasoned locals who know their region like only locals can and love nothing more than sharing their knowledge of their unique part of New Zealand with you.

Free call from within New Zealand: 0800 94 54 94
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Top 10 Holiday Parks
Top 10 Holiday Parks TOP 10 Holiday Parks have, for over 25 years, set the standard for New Zealand Holiday Parks (camping grounds / motor camps), so you can be assured of great value for money and beautiful clean facilities. Kiwis have a tradition of staying in camping grounds and no holiday memories are complete without experiencing one of our great Parks. Our 51 New Zealand Holiday Parks offer fully integrated accommodation options, from park motels and self contained units through to cabins, tent and powered sites (caravans, motorhomes, campervans and RVs).

Free call from within New Zealand: 0800 867 836
Free call from within Australia: 1800 121 010
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