Wondering where to use your Discover NSW voucher? Most people have used the Dine portion of the NSW Dine & Discover vouchers but if you have a Discover voucher still to use, here are some ideas.
There are plenty of fun family activities to use your $25 Discover NSW voucher in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie & Hunter. Unfortunately with the Greater Sydney Lockdown still continuing for another month at this stage, these local attractions are depending on local patronage.
Use your vouchers and have some family fun. 2 x $25 Discover NSW vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues, available 7 days a week, excluding public holidays.
The Dine & Discover NSW Voucher scheme has been extended. You now have until 30 June 2022 to use your vouchers.
Treetops Adventure Park
Take your kids to TreeTops Adventure Park at Blue Gum Hills in Newcastle. It’s a super fun day out where kids can climb through the trees, cross wobbly obstacles and fly through the tree tops on flying foxes. There is a dedicated course just for children aged 3 to 9. The adult course is open to kids aged 10 – 17 who are at least 1.4 metres tall. Treetops Adventure Park in Newcastle is the only park operating near us at the moment as all their other attractions located in the Greater Sydney region are closed. Read Newy with Kids review of Treetops Adventure Park.
If your kids love planes, take them to Fighterworld near the Williamtown RAAF base. Fighter World is an aviation heritage centre is an enjoyable 30-minute drive from Newcastle. There are lots of planes to see and exhibits to enjoy. Use your Discover voucher for admission to Fighterworld. Read Newy with Kids review of Fighterworld.
Heddon Greta Drive In
Pack up the kids, grab some blankets, favourite movie snacks & drive the car to Heddon Greta Drive In, one of only three drive in movie theatres left in NSW. Located 40 minutes outside of Newcastle, the Heddon Greta Drive In is the perfect mix of nostalgia and fun, offering a unique way to go to the movies. it great time at the drive in and would definitely recommend it for families. Unlike the cinema, you can get up and move around, so it’s perfect for restless little ones plus the bigger kids will love the nostalgia factor and novelty of the big screen. You can use your Service NSW Discover vouchers at Heddon Greta Drive In. Book online and enter your code. Read Newy with Kids review of Heddon Greta Drive In.
Hunter Valley Zoo
Located in picturesque Nulkaba, only 30 minutes from Maitland and just under an hour from Newcastle, Hunter Valley Zoo is a fun family day out. With a large collection of animal species, including cheetahs, lions, American alligators, camels, monkeys, meerkats, koalas, kangaroos, reptiles, lemurs and farm animals to name a few, plus their newest addition to the family – zebras, there really is something for everyone. Hunter Valley Zoo is accepting the Dine and Discover vouchers. Please be sure to have your QR code ready with you as you are coming through admission. Read Newy with Kids review of Hunter Valley Zoo.
Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters
If you’re looking for an interactive, educational and memorable activity to do with the kids, Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters in Port Stephens may be just the place! Kids and adults can experience ocean life in a hands-on and exciting way. There are a variety of options available in terms of how adventurous or up-close and personal you wish to get with the sharks and rays. You can get in the pools with these creatures. Or if you prefer, you can opt to stay dry but still participate in touching, feeding and learning from the perimeter of the aquariums. Use promo code Dineanddiscover25 on their website at check out then they will scan your QR code when you visit! Read Newy with Kids review of Irukandji Shark and Ray Encounters.
Newcastle’s Famous Tram
Take an iconic tour of Newcastle on Newcastle’s Famous Tram. This fun sightseeing tour is a great way to discover beautiful parks, beaches and historical sights. Kids loved the novelty of riding on the ‘old-fashioned tram’, so it’s an especially great activity for families with children of all ages. Book ahead and use your Discover Voucher to receive free admission for an adult. Read Newy with Kids review of Newcastle’s Famous Tram.
Use your Discover Voucher for a kids concert. The Teeny Tiny Stevies are performing at Newcastle City Hall in late September. You can book tickets for the show before the end of August. Pete the Sheep is also coming to Civic Theatre. Adapted by Monkey Baa in 2014 from the picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, Pete the Sheep is a lively and mischievous award-winning musical for young audiences and their adults.
Oakvale Wildlife Park
Milk a cow, bottle-feed baby animals, ride a tractor-trailer and pat a koala. There’s so much fun for families at Oakvale Wildlife Park in Port Stephens. It’s full of creatures including native Australian animals (koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils), farm animals and exotic animals such as ring-tailed lemurs. Located at Salt Ash, Oakvale Wildlife Park is an enjoyable 40-minute drive from Newcastle CBD and is a fun day out for both kids and adults. You can use the voucher towards entry into the park, annual membership or a wildlife encounter. Vouchers must be redeemed in person. Read Newy with Kids review of Oakvale Wildlife Park.
Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary
Learn about koala conservation by visiting the Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary. Nestled among 8 hectares of bushland near One Mile Beach and Worimi Conservation Lands and dunes, the Sanctuary is a 45-minute drive from Newcastle. This facility supports the rehabilitation & preservation of koalas. Walk along the Sanctuary Story Walk. This is a 250-metre long pathway that tells the story through larger than life sculptures and signs about “Kasey”, a locally rescued koala who was nursed back to health. You can also see the Koala Hospital, a new facility where visitors can look through a purpose-built viewing window as veterinary staff care for sick and injured koalas (depending on treatment times). Read Newy with Kids review of Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary.
Toboggan Hill Park
Can’t decide what to do with the kids this weekend? If only there was somewhere with a 1km toboggan track, a tractor train, a giant maze, rock climbing walls, race cars and boats, kids bumper cars, mini golf, hot ice skating and jumping castles…but wait there is! Toboggan Hill Park at Nelson Bay in Port Stephens has it all, and more. Use your Discover Voucher to save on admission at Toboggan Hill Park. Read Newy with Kids review of Toboggan Hill Park.
Where else can you use your NSW Discover Vouchers?
Go see a movie
You can redeem NSW Discover Vouchers to see a movie at Reading Cinemas Charlestown, Reading Cinemas Maitland, Event Cinemas Kotara, Event Cinemas Glendale, Hoyts Charlestown and Hoyts Greenhills.
Use your Discover Vouchers at Strike Bowling Charlestown, Superstrike at Maitland and Salamander Bay or Dullboys at Warners Bay.
Go for a cruise on the water
Go for a cruise of Newcastle Harbour with your kids and use your Discover Voucher. Kids ages 3+ can explore Newcastle’s coast with CoastXP. It’s a fun adventure boat tour that combines sightseeing with local history and marine life. You can also do a harbour cruise with Nova Cruises who are also accepting Discover Vouchers. If you prefer to cruise on Lake Macquarie, use your Discover Voucher with Lake Macquarie Cruises.
Charlestown Square Entertainment Pass
Use your Discover voucher to purchase an Entertainment Pass at Charlestown Square. The pass includes a movie and small popcorn at Reading Cinemas, 1 game of Bowling or Laser Tag at Strike, 9 holes of mini-golf at Holey Moley, 30 minutes at Timezone and food at The Bavarian. That’s $87 value for just $40, so visit the Customer Service Desk to snap them up! The Discover’ component of Dine and Discover can be used to redeem 2021 Entertainment Pass.
Taronga Zoo Membership
Purchase an annual pass for Taronga Zoo that you can use in Sydney and Dubbo. With every adult or concession Zoo Friends annual pass you get two kids (aged 4-15 years) annual passes free. When you buy online you save 10%, meaning that it’s just $99 for one adult and two children to enjoy 365 days of Zoo fun! You can also use your Discover NSW voucher to purchase or renew a membership. This can be done by purchasing over the phone at our Zoos. Call them on (02) 9969 2777 (opt 3) to redeem. You can use this membership for 365 days unlimited access to Taronga Zoo Sydney and Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo as well as receiving reciprocal entry to interstate Zoos including Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth Zoos*, With the Sydney Lockdown in effect, extra validity has been added to the Taronga Zoo Membership.
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