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Discovery Parks Acquire Airlie Cove Resort and Van Park

Admin Sales - Friday, March 23, 2018

Adelaide based Discovery Parks now has a presence in the Whitsundays, adding Airlie Cove Resort and Van Park to their portfolio. Set on 28 tranquil acres close to the bustling tourist destination of Airlie Beach and adjoining the spectacular Conway National Park the property has a diverse range of accommodation options including Bali Villas, 1 & 2 Bedroom Villas, Holiday Cabins, Ensuite Cabins, Studio Cabins, Caravan Sites, and 2 Camping Areas.

The Park is well serviced by modern facilities including three large Polynesian style camp kitchens, bbq gazebo, 2 amenities blocks and laundry. The Resort is a destination within itself, with plenty to keep guests of all ages occupied including resort style pool with water slide, water park featuring a big tip bucket, three slides, walk through spray tunnel and ground sprayers, pirate ship playground, jumping pillow, TV & internet room, go karts and mountain biking tracks. 

“The idyllic location, quality cabins and range of facilities the Resort offered made this property highly sort after by investors.” said negotiating broker Ryan Doughty of Queensland Tourism & Hospitality Brokers.

Discovery’s chief executive, Grant Wilckens, said the Airlie Cove acquisition was a strategic investment in the globally recognised Whitsundays region where strong demand for accommodation is forecast beyond 2020.

“The Airlie Cove Resort and Caravan Park is a beautiful family holiday destination with the largest resort pool in Airlie Beach, water slides, mini golf and an outdoor cinema” he said. “It compliments our resorts in Coolwaters Yeppoon, Fraser Coast and Byron Bay – providing high quality accommodation options for customers travelling the coastal route.”

It is the first deal since Discovery Parks’ acquisition of the Top Parks Brand, which created a network of more that 220 parks.

Source: Discovery Parks, The Australian Financial Review