Michelle Gilmore

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Oh, Christmas Tree

What a whirlwind we’ve had – Christmas parties, a folk festival, flights and ferrying kids to holiday jobs – so much so, our tree is not even decorated yet, and not a present wrapped! 

We had quick trips to Sydney and Melbourne last week, and we did squeeze in Andrew

By |December 17th, 2018|General|0 Comments|

See the turtles at Mon Repos

Definitely a thing for your bucket list. 

The turtles were THE reason we stayed at Bargara Beach Caravan Park. Mon Repos supports the Pacific region’s largest breeding population of loggerhead turtles, and the largest nesting marine turtles on the eastern mainland Australia.

Of course we found lots of other lovely things to

Tried and tested: Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara Beach Caravan Park is located across the road from the patrolled beach, and playgrounds at Neilsen Park, on the northern side of town.

The park was quiet and friendly. Even though there was a major surf lifesaving carnival on that weekend, there was still ample spaces, plenty of shade,

Free camp: Legerwood Memorial Park, Tasmania

The Legerwood Memorial RV Park and Day Use areas are adjacent to each other, with electric bbq’s, picnic tables, playground, toilets, an information centre, shade, water and a cafe across the road. 

Just a short detour off the Tasman Hwy, 86km north of Launceston, the Legerwood Carved Memorial trees are the

“CAMPS is my bible”

We love to hear from fellow travellers. Thanks Chris for this glowing testimonial:

“CAMPS is my bible”

It’s forever sitting on my lap when we travel. We were on the road for 19 years, and 4-5 months each year on the road. We speak to everybody and it always comes up.

Take me back to my caravan

Housework. Piles of washing. Mess. Groceries. One computer smouldering and one phone line down (our CAMPS line survived the storm). Then the ultimate – dealing with Telstra.

Oh, take me back to last weekend, we scrambled three nights and managed to have our entire crew, and some of their mates,

Why I joined Main Beach Surf Club

We are proud members of Rainbow Beach Surf Club – we are thrilled all four kids are now all lifesavers. The eldest works as a lifeguard to help him through uni, and our youngest has his last season of Nippers. 

When we stayed at Main Beach Tourist Park recently –

Budget camp draws travellers to Eumungerie

Chris Shepherd is a volunteer who helps administer Eumungerie Recreation Reserve (NSW no. 826 in CAMPS 9), between Dubbo and Gilgandra.

The camp has toilets, cold showers, powered sites, BBQ, and it is pet friendly. There is a fire bin and they even provide firewood for free. There is no longer

By |November 30th, 2018|Camping, NSW|0 Comments|

Pre-order your Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5 book Now…

Caravan Parks Australia Wide 5  (our new 2019 edition) is now available on pre-order. 

The book will be shipped late December – estimates are for after Christmas. Including free shipping, you can purchase it now, and you will be amongst the first deliveries, hot off the press. 

Already, the bookings are

Tried and tested: Main Beach Tourist Park

Last weekend we realised our caravan plus the tow A-frame is closer to 24 foot, not 23. When you visit Main Beach Caravan Park, if yours is a similar length, ask for a longer site. 

Just a moderate sized park in-between Southport and Surfers Paradise, QLD, the staff were welcoming,