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How to keep WARM camping in the cold image

Are you asking your self “how to keep warm camping in the cold”, now that cooler months are here? Don’t let the cold weather stop you from getting back to nature. Winter night skies offer for spectacular star gazing, the smell of wood burning, the tranquil sounds of a still lake or wind rustling the trees.So, why wouldn’t you want to experience the gloriousness of winter? If keeping WARM is your concern, then no need to worry any longer. We have put together a list of essential items to pack so that you can stay warm while you’re enjoying winter camping. Whether you have a caravan or tent, this list of essential items will help you stay warm: Sleeping bag ...

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June Long Weekend 2019 – Wild West theme image

June Long Weekend 2019 – Wild West theme Get your boots, feathers and hats out! We’re introducing a theme to the annual June Long Weekend 2019. Kicking off with a Wild West theme, guests staying over the June Long Weekend are encouraged to pack their western gear and dress up for the weekend. We hope to see lots of Cowboys and Indians running around! Saturday is our main dress up day. However, guests are welcome to canoe or fire some arrows at archery in costume on Sunday. There will be prizes for best dressed! And don’t forget to enter our Great Aussie seasonal selfie competition! Turtle our pony will be tied up here for some cowboy selfies! Western movies will ...

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The Easter bunny is coming to visit us as he does every Easter. While you’re biting the ears off your chocolate bunnies or bilbies this Easter, you might wonder how chocolate rabbits became so central to our Easter celebrations. It’s suggested that the symbol of the rabbit comes the from pagan festival of Eostre. Eostre was a goddess of fertility whose animal symbol was a rabbit. Why a rabbit? Well, rabbits, known for their energetic breeding, have traditionally symbolized fertility. So where do the eggs come in? It’s believed that the eggs come from a German legend, Oschter Haws. Apparently, Oschter Haws (a rabbit) was believed to lay a nest of coloured eggs as gifts for good children. Oschter Haws ...

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Have you met NEW.B.I.E our website chatbot? image

Website chatbot

Have you met NEW.B.I.E Introducing our new website chatbot. If you’ve been on our website lately, you may have noticed a new character called NEW.B.I.E. NEW.B.I.E is our website chatbot. Why have a website chatbot? We decided to trial NEW.B.I.E (from Newbooks, our booking system) to assist guests with answers to questions. Hopefully, NEW.B.I.E makes our guest website experience easy and convenient. Particularly if you’re trying to find an answer about something outside our office hours. NEW.B.I.E is still in the trial period with Newbooks so any feedback you have would be great. Email us at admin@greataussieholidaypark.com.au. Trying to be green You may also have noticed that we have been introducing technology to make your experience as a guest at Great Aussie Holiday Park ...

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Introducing Bruce – Groundsman If you ever wondered how we keep Great Aussie Holiday Park looking so good, then wonder no longer. Introducing Bruce – our Groundsman. To help you get to know Bruce, he has answered a few questions. Tell us a little bit about yourself? I grew up in Brocklesby, which is pretty local (it’s only about 50km’s from Bowna, as the crow flies). I have had a few jobs over the years, including car detailing (21 years), manager, real estate sub-contractor, gardener and now groundsman. What do you love most about the Albury/Wodonga region? I love the size and the lifestyle about our region. Everything is at your doorstep – every season. Why did you choose to work ...

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Grasshopper Travel came to visit! video

In October last year (2018) we had visitors from Grasshopper Travel stay with us. They created this awesome video and had some nice things to say about us too, which you can check out here. Grasshopper Travel is Australia’s very first video travel guide. You can access thousands of videos presenting great local Australian businesses within the travel, retail, and hospitality industry. They also have international video reviews. These reviews help travellers to make informed decisions on their plans for accommodation, activities, and dining. We’re really pleased they came and stayed and enjoyed Great Aussie Holiday Park so much. If you’re inspired to come and stay with us, you can check out what activities we have planned here. And book ...

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Australia Day Weekend 2019 Activities What are you doing this Australia Day Weekend? If you don’t have plans, check out our Australia Day Weekend 2019 Activities Schedule and book in to stay with us. There are loads of Instructor Lead Activities (ILA), including a new one – Great Aussie Games – fun for everyone. Get the family together for Saturday night of the long weekend and join us for Great Aussie Family Trivia*. There is also: abseiling archery rockwall climbing and more… You can see all the available activities on our Activities Calendar here or download the schedule here What are you waiting for? If you need further incentive, check out all our free activities here. Plus the splash park is open and the ...

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January 2019 Activities

January 2019 Activities Released Have you booked your January holiday?   As 2019 looms on the horizon our January 2019 Activities Schedule has been released. There are loads of Instructor Lead Activities (ILA), including a new one – abseiling. This is bound to get the adrenilin rushing and keep both the kids and the adults occupied. There is also: canoeing flying fox rockwall climbing and more… You can see all the available activities on our Activities Calendar here or download the schedule here What are you waiting for? If you need further incentive, check out all our free activities here. Plus the splash park is open and the lake is ready for all your water sports. Book in your accommodation here, book the kids ...

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Introducing Anna

Introducing Anna the All Rounder Anner is our All Rounder, which means she gets to do lots of things and meet lots of our guests. To help you get to know Anna, she has answered a few questions that we have asked our other team members too. Tell us a little bit about yourself? I grew up on an irrigation property at Gogeldrie (near Leeton NSW) and came to Albury in 2012 to attend boarding school. My whole family moved in 2016 when we bought the grazing property right next door to the park – Mel and Russell are my neighbours! We love the hills, being so close to the lake and the little community in Wymah Valley is the best. I’ve worked ...

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