Discovery Parks - Hobart
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Discovery Parks - Hobart

673 East Derwent Hwy, Risdon, Clarence, Tasmania 7017 Australia
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3.5
#1 of 1 campsite in Risdon
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Snack bar
Mini golf
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
24-hour security
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Vending machine
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Convenience store
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Safe
Seating area
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Breesgems wrote a review Nov 2021
Launceston, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely little park, whilst down in Hobart for a family function we needed pet/family friendly accommodation. The cabin had everything we needed to cook breakfast and the cabins were clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Staff were friendly and helpful when checking in and when our toaster died 😕. Our kids loved the play areas with the bouncing pillow the biggest hit! Thanks for a lovely stay we will be back!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Hobart Reviews, Owner at Discovery Parks - Hobart
Responded 9 Nov 2021
G’day , thanks for staying with us at Discovery Parks - Hobart and taking the time to provide your kind words. We’re ecstatic you were able to bring along you'r fur baby . We hope to see you stay again. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks team.
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Chrisxkx wrote a review Jan 2021
Brisbane, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Bit of an odd place for powered sites. They are strewn across the whole park amongst the cabins. This park mainly caters for cabin stays. Facilities are good....BBQ area's, laundry etc. Have 2 dump points available in the park. The amenities are classed as "Ensuites" BUT you don't park beside them, you are given a key to access a bathroom in a group of ensuites. Dearer than other parks across Tasmania. ($50 a night), quiet enough BUT I wouldn't stay there again, sites are a bit odd set-up and tight. Went to Bistro / Pub for tea (at driveway entrance shared with park)....great service and food.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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richarde903 wrote a review May 2021
St Helens, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Have stayed at many Discovery Parks. Mixed results. Sadly when you book a cabin and request dog friendly it seems the norm to be given an old smelly tatty cabin. Not all people travelling with dogs are grotty and happy to pay to have a premium cabin. Here the premium cabins look great.
My cabin, no 20 was old, smelt musty, wasn't particularly clean. I requested moving but told park booked out and only a Couple of cabins for dogs. So was offered a request for refund of 2nd night. I took this but would have rather stayed 2 days as planned. Sadly I did not want to come back to this cabin a second night.
I ended up buying air freshener and a throw to cover the lounge for the one night.
Some individually owned parks offer great dog friendly cabins. Come on Discovery up your game.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Discovery Parks Marketing, Owner at Discovery Parks - Hobart
Responded 16 May 2021
G’day Richard, thanks for staying with us at Discovery Parks - Hobart. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us, but are sorry to hear that you were disappointed with the pet friendly cabins. We'll be sure to review this with our management team, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks team.
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Hayley S wrote a review Oct 2023
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
We were severely disappointed when we arrived to this park. There were 4 sites squashed together and it would have easily been the smallest site we have ever stayed on. Barely enough room to set up the awning and you are looking into your neighbours window the whole time. The astro matting on our site was filthy and smelt mouldy, the highway is literally metres away and you’re camping next door to a prison. Amenities were an unusual set up and overall it was just a horrible location and feel. Very run down facilities, random cars parked throughout the park and just very noisy from the highway. We ended up leaving early and not seeing out our booking as we were incredibly dissatisfied. It may be great for an overnight stop but it was not worth the significant price we paid. It is sad to admit that we think this would have to be the worst caravan park in Tasmania. It pays to do some proper research and the website is very misleading to what you are actually presented with. One positive is that the staff were friendly and welcoming.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Terrible location adjacent to highway and prison.
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Vicki D wrote a review Jan 2020
Quakers Hill, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Too small for number of people supposed to be comfortable in a cabin. Surrounds were 'okay' except cabins closest to the freeway at the bottom of the hill are definitely affected by significant traffic noise by 5.00 a.m. Cabins appear clean however ours had visible dust bunnies down the wall in the bedroom with double bed. Bunk room was tiny and not enough power points for 4 sleeping in that room. Think would be okay for small children but have a re-think if you're traveling with children 10 yrs or over as bunk beds are also too short after that.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from DiscoveryParksGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Parks - Hobart
Responded 6 Jan 2020
Hi Vicki, thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback after staying with us at Discovery Parks - Hobart. We're disheartened to read that you have been left disappointed on this occasion. We are working with our staff on managing the different needs of our guests and we are actively listening to our reviews to improve our guest experience. We take much pride in the level of service, cleanliness and facilities we offer and are so sorry we didn't meet your expectations (or ours!) on this occasion. We hope you'll give us another chance to put things right! Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks team.
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Teagan wrote a review Nov 2021
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked via phone last minute and communication and check in was an easy process. Amenities were disgusting , so dirty, floors a disgrace , other peoples hair everywhere and no bucket/ mop available or spray/wipe available to adhere to the Covid policy which they asked us to follow. Bbq and facilities had construction tape all around it, the area was overgrown, and completely run down. Worst camp we have stayed at across Tasmania .
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Hobart Reviews, Owner at Discovery Parks - Hobart
Responded 27 Nov 2021
Hi Teagan , thanks for staying with us at Discovery Parks - Hobart. We’re disappointed to read you didn’t love your time with us in park and are really sorry. We always attempt to provide an awesome holiday destination and apologise profusely that this wasn’t the case. Please know we’ve spoken with our management team about your comments.Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks team.
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nojmik1 wrote a review Feb 2021
Launceston, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived a tad early and to our surprise and delight we were upgraded to a deluxe cabin! Upon entering the cabin we were wowed with how spacious, clean (very clean!) and luxurious it was! Our stay here has been delightful, check in was so easy and staff at reception were welcoming and warm. Our son made friends with other kids in the park and spent many hours on the awesome jumping pillow bouncing and laughing.
We felt safe, comfortable and really enjoyed our stay. The cabin provided us with everything we needed, and more, such as a washing machine, dryer, BBQ and dishwasher. We will be back for a longer stay soon 😊
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Discovery Parks Marketing, Owner at Discovery Parks - Hobart
Responded 28 Feb 2021
G’day nojmik1, thanks for taking 5 to provide your review. We’re pleased to know you had a great stay with us at Discovery Parks - Hobart, and are especially glad everything was sparkling clean in your cabin and we were able to upgrade you. We always aim to provide a beautiful environment inside and out for our guests and we’re really happy to read we nailed it in your eyes! We look forward to having you stay again. Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks team.
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Virginia P wrote a review Feb 2020
Port Fairy, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The park itself is nice and child friendly but it is not suitable for trailers or tents. There's no grass on sites at all. Amenities are clean. It's on a noisy highway across from the prison but has a lovely reserve close by.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from DiscoveryParksGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Parks - Hobart
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, Virginia. We're pleased that you enjoyed our park and felt it was family friendly. We have noted your feedback regarding our sites, and external park noise. We're pleased that you found our amenities clean and we hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks team.
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gabski_polka wrote a review Mar 2023
Perth, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My overall rating is listed as average since the accommodation is located across the highway from a female prison. Despite this, we did feel safe during our stay and access to the park is via a boom gate.
Our cabin was very well equipped, with amazing hot water, a washing machine and the best hot chocolate around! Convenient vehicle parking, right next to our accommodation.
The office hours are limited however there is a key drop off box if needed. Shops are a short drive away if you need to buy groceries during your stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Vicki C wrote a review Jun 2022
Southern Highlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this park before we came to Tasmania and needed an extra night. I rang a couple of days before we arrived and they accommodated us without any trouble at all. The park is reasonably close to the middle of Hobart and a very easy drive to and from the city. We had a family unit overlooking the highway but it felt like we were miles away. The unit was well set out and comfortable. There is also hotel nearby which was handy for a pre-dinner drink. They also serve meals.
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Hobart Reviews, Owner at Discovery Parks - Hobart
Responded 2 Jul 2022
G’day Vicki C, thanks for taking 5 to leave your feedback and staying with us at Discovery Parks - Hobart. We’re over the moon to read you loved your time with us and especially enjoyed our awesome location. We hope to welcome you back again soon to enjoy it all over again! Kind Regards, the Discovery Parks - Hobart team.
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Hayley S wrote a tip Oct 2023
25 contributions11 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Terrible location adjacent to highway and prison."
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petehdefault wrote a tip Sept 2017
Kyabram202 contributions49 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take your own WIFI and stay away from front cabins near the road"
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pinnacles48 wrote a tip Sept 2017
Sydney, Australia50 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Deluxe cabins are great."
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vjackson2017 wrote a tip May 2017
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The standard cabins are very comfortable."
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Geoffrey D wrote a tip Mar 2017
Warrnambool, Australia25 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 41 great views and quiet location."
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PRICE RANGE
£60 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
AustraliaTasmaniaGreater HobartClarenceRisdon
NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Discovery Parks - Hobart
Which popular attractions are close to Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Nearby attractions include Hobart's TrikeMania Adventure Tours (4.9 miles), Evolo Room Escape (4.2 miles), and Hobart Penitentiary (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cultura Espresso Bar & Restaurant, Tasty Korea Chicken And Bbq, and Urban Greek .
Are any cleaning services offered at Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Discovery Parks - Hobart?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Runnymede (3.0 miles), Constitution Dock (4.7 miles), and Claremont House (4.5 miles).
Is Discovery Parks - Hobart accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.