The Discovery Parks Hervey Bay (Fraser Street) is a great family friendly place to stay in Hervey Bay that offers not only great value for money but also has plenty of facilities to ensure your stay is comfortable and the kids are occupied. Plus it is one of the pet friendly caravan parks Hervey Bay offers so perfect for those that want to bring their dog camping.
Regardless of whether you’re looking for somewhere to pitch a tent, park a van, or you’re looking for spacious self contained accommodation, Discovery Park Hervey Bay has something for everyone. The park is sprawled across 8 acres of sub tropical gardens and is located a short walk from the beach.
If you’re planning a trip to Hervey Bay and in search of a great holiday park, then I highly recommend you consider booking in here. This guide will provide you will all the information you require, so you can decide if Discovery Parks is the perfect base for your trip to the region.
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Location of Discovery Parks Hervey Bay
Located at 20 Fraser Street, Torquay, Discovery Parks is located just a few blocks back from the Esplanade. From here it’s just a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and a range of cafes and shops. It is also just a short drive to the marina and all of the other great surrounding Hervey Bay attractions.
Accommodation Options at Discovery Park Hervey Bay
There is plenty of options at this Hervey Bay caravan park when it comes to accommodation. Whether you want a bit of grass to pitch a tent, a spot to park your caravan complete with ensuite, self contained cabins or even luxury safari tents. Below is a brief overview of the various accommodation options available at Discovery Caravan Park, Hervey Bay.
Starting with the most luxurious accommodation option within the park – the gorgeous safari tents. There are 6 safari tents, all of which overlook the small lake on site. These safari tents each accommodate 4 people with a queen bed and a set of bunk beds. The sleeping area can be divided with a curtain. There is also a modern ensuite just off the bedroom area.
The tents are fully self contained with a kitchenette which comes with a full sized fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and crockery. There is also a large living area with dining table, lounge and TV with Netflix.
A large deck is attached to the safari tent which looks directly over the lake – such a great place to relax with all the ducks and turtles to watch. There is also a BBQ on the deck and table and chairs.
The safari tents also come fully air conditioned and also feature a ceiling fan.
Cabins – Deluxe, Superior and Standard
There is a range of cabins available including deluxe, superior and standard. Below is a brief overview of all the different cabin types.
There are 6 deluxe cabins scattered around the park, with 4 located close to the playground and BBQs (perfect location for families) and 1 overlooking the lake with the safari tents.
The deluxe cabins have 1 bedroom and a separate living area as well as a small kitchen. These cabins can sleep 4 with bedding including a queen bed and a set of bunk beds.
Other features include AC, ceiling fans, a lounge area, 2 TVs and a patio area with outdoor furniture.
There are 13 superior cabins on site. They are located in 3 different areas of the park. Some are close to the playground and BBQs, some are close to the tennis court and the larger of the two swimming pools and the lastly by the entrance which is also close to the small swimming pool and jumping pillow.
There is a range of different superior cabin types which can sleep up to 5 people. Options include studios (sleep up to 4 people), 1 bedroom (sleep up to 4 people) or 2 bedrooms (sleeps up to 5 people). Bedding includes a queen bed, set of bunks and an additional single bed in the 2 bedroom cabins.
All superior cabins include AC, ceiling fans, small kitchen, ensuite, TV, lounge and a balcony with outdoor furniture. The 2 bedroom cabins also come with laundry facilities and an additional TV. Some superior cabins also come with a spa bath.
Lastly, there are 5 standard cabins which are all located across a small creek close to the playground and also a short stroll to the small swimming pool and jumping pillow.
The standard cabins come with 1 bedroom and sleep up to 5 people. These cabins come with a queen bed, set of bunk beds and a trundle bed.
All superior cabins include AC, ceiling fans, a small kitchen, ensuite, 2 TVs, a lounge and a balcony with outdoor furniture.
Camp & Caravan Sites – Ensuite, Powered and Unpowered
The holiday park also has a range of powered and unpowered sites, as well as the option for a powered site with its own bathroom and toilet. Sites are also dog friendly, so if you’re looking for the dog friendly caravan parks Hervey Bay offers this is a great option to consider. Read our full guide to dog friendly caravan parks in Hervey Bay here.
Each site can accommodate up to 7 people and provides access to the camp kitchens, laundries and all of the other excellent facilities on site.
Facilities at Discovery Parks Hervey Bay
There is certainly no shortage of things to do for both the kids and adults at the Discovery Holiday Park – Hervey Bay, as well as a range of facilities to make your stay more comfortable. Here’s a brief overview of all that’s on offer.
The map above was current at the time of our stay.
There are two swimming pools at the park, one smaller one at the front of the park next to the jumping pillow and a bigger one located at the back of the park by the larger of the two camp kitchens. The larger pool is in a great location with the camp kitchen right there, so parents can prepare meals while supervising the kids in the pool.
Right at the front of the park, next to the smaller of the two swimming pools is a jumping pillow.
Right by the Truro Street side of the park is a small playground. It’s really only suitable for young children, although it’s by the games room (see below) which is excellent for the older kids.
Right by the playground, there is a great games room. As you can see, there is plenty on offer here, including air hockey, ping pong, arcade games, snooker and claw games. There are also lounges for parents to relax in while supervising the kids.
Bike and Kayak Hire
The park also offers guests the option to hire kayaks and small pedal bikes.
There is also a tennis court and basketball court which is located at the back of the park where you’ll find the large swimming pool.
Camp Kitchens and BBQs
If you are camping onsite, you’ll be pleased to know there are two excellent camp kitchens onsite. The kitchens are perfect with toasters, kettles, BBQ facilities, microwaves, sinks and even a fridge.
The smaller of the two camp kitchens is located on the edge of the lake, so has a lovely outlook and there are picnic tables here as well so a great place for a meal. The larger of the two camp kitchens is huge and overlooks the large swimming pool, so parents can get dinner or lunch ready while the kids swim. The larger camp kitchen even has a TV.
In addition to the camp kitchens, there are also a few BBQs scattered around the park.
The holiday park also has two laundries onsite for those camping or staying in accommodation without laundry facilities. There are various washing machines and dryers in each laundry as well as a sink and ironing facilities. Each load costs $4 and change is available from reception.
There are two amenity blocks at the park. The one pictured above is the larger of the two, which is located at the back of the park by the large camp kitchen and swimming pool. This is handy as this is where the majority of the campsites are located which do not have ensuites. The larger amenity block also has a family bathroom which features a bath so perfect for those with little ones.
Where to Book you Stay?
If you’re booking a cabin, then I recommend booking through Booking.com for the best flexibility (you can always cancel and book elsewhere if you find a better deal). Rooms start at around $130 per night for a family of 2 in a basic cabin and go up from there. However if you’re looking for a campsite, then you will need to book direct here. Campsites are around $45 a night.
Alternatively, if you sign up as a Discovery Parks member which is $50 for two years membership – you can save up to 10% on direct bookings up to $50 plus be entitled to a range of other special offers. Click here to sign to up.
Discovery Park Hervey Bay– Our Verdict
We spent two nights at Discovery Park in one of the luxury safari tents, which was just amazing! We found these tents to be extremely spacious and just perfect for preparing our own meals for our short stay.
Overall the park is fantastic for families, groups of friends or couples. There are excellent facilities for the kids and the camp kitchens are great for the campers. If you’re looking for an excellent holiday park in Hervey Bay – don’t hesitate to book Discovery Parks.
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Hopefully you found this guide on staying at Discovery Parks Hervey Bay, Fraser Street helpful. You can also check out our review on the Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park here or the Paradise Country Farmstay here.