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Big Red Bash - © mattography - Matt Williams Photography
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What events and festivals do you recommend in Australia?

Big Red Bash – © mattography – Matt Williams Photography Who’s experiencing Birdsville’s Big Red Bash this year?  With Midnight Oil headlining, and 16 other Aussie artists and bands including The Living End, Busby Marou, Kasey Chambers and Richard Clapton – I would love to be there with you!  It is held July 16-18 – over three days and nights at this unique outback festival in the Simpson Desert.  We had a question last month, on what festivals or events in WA would we recommend. So travellers – please share your favourite events. Not just in WA but across Australia.

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Shark Bay WA
Beaches & Coasts

Why visit Shark Bay, Western Australia?

Eagle Bluff Shark Bay World Heritage Area is situated on the Western Australian Coast, it is actually two bays – and it is area you do not want to miss. Situated north of Kalbarri, and south of Carnarvon on the beautiful WA coastline, all of these favourites are accessible with a conventional vehicle: Wild dolphins at Monkey Mia Monkey Mia, probably what we knew the area best for, before our visit. We wanted to check it out and compare it to our very own Tin Can Bay – also known for feeding wild dolphins. It is best to arrive early and

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See the turtles at Mon Repos
Beaches & Coasts

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 do in Bundaberg and the coast, but seeing the turtles was the highlight of the weekend. Not just for us, but also our son and his friend.  Be prepared for a wait. If you are planning, book well ahead. If not, and it is booked out – ask if

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My Melbourne Cup experience

The Melbourne Cup is just one of those iconic Aussie events that is on bucket lists everywhere.  Despite the rain, it lived up to our expectations. Mum and I arrived just before the deluge. Unfortunately our ticketed seat was right upstairs, with no cover. We managed to stay dry downstairs – except our feet and heels! But the puddly spot did have a good view of the track.  A couple of hours later, the skies cleared, we wiped down our seats and sat back for the atmosphere and the excitement. It was a long day – we whizzed back to

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7 things I didn't know about the Melbourne Cup - Roses
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7 things I didn’t know about the Melbourne Cup

Our Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November. Here’s what we didn’t know about the Race that Stops the Nation: Without an exception, everyone was so friendly. Every queue (and there will be a few queues), all in our finery, people were excited to be there and smiling. From our seat near the finish line, waiting for lunch, or champagne – even in the Ladies – people were happy to chat. Who knew, that our National Anthem could be so stirring at a horse race. The atmosphere was electric, like a soccer game in Italy!

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Fraser Island K'gari
4WD

Ten new listings on Fraser Island K’gari

Fraser Island K’gari In light of the royals Harry and Meghan’s visit to Fraser Island, we thought it was high time to add more campsites to the App and CAMPS 10. In addition to Cathedrals on Fraser listed in Caravan Parks 4, we now have four more campgrounds and six dump points listed! First thing to note – K’gari Fraser Island travel is only suited to high clearance, off road 4WDs only – there are soft sandy and rough tracks. Vehicle permits are required. Prebook trailer sites – they are limited, and if in holiday time, well ahead, Fraser can

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Royal's, , Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Beaches & Coasts

Travel in the royal’s wake to Fraser Island

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have two rural locations on their itinerary for October – Fraser Island K’gari and Dubbo. The island is in our backyard – literally 15 minutes from where we live at Rainbow Beach, we can be on the barge.It is an are we are currently auditing to include more campsites accessible to RVs, ready for CAMPS 10. Although I can’t see Harry and Meghan stopping the night at Waddy Point (even though I am sure they would love it), you can bet that that Fraser will be humming with extra campers that

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Paronella Park bridge
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Paronella Park – a campground with a difference!

We didn’t stay overnight, as we were on a day trip – I will do that next time I am near Cairns, and take a night tour. Paronella ParkJosé Paronella’s dream was to build a castle. He chose a special part of Australia and created Paronella Park.

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Bungle Bungle Caravan Park
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Bungle Bungle Caravan Park

Stay at the Gateway of Purnululu National Park and have more time to enjoy the Bungle Bungles. Manager of Bungle Bungle Caravan Park, Lorraine Lee told CAMPS that, “We have a lot of people come and stay and take a tour with us. We fly our own helicopters and …

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