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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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The Silo Art Trail, VIC Wimmwea/Mallee region

Celebrate the rich heritage of Victoria’s Wimmera/Mallee region with a journey along the 200km Silo Art Trail, soon to become the country’s biggest outdoor gallery. Cruise from town to town and witness this innovative art project that sees renowned street artists from Australia and across the globe transform wheat silos into giant works of art. For more than 100 years Victoria’s towering wheat silos have defined the state’s rural landscape. And when Brisbane street artist Guido Van Helten created his famous ‘Farmer Quartet’ on the Brim silos in 2015, it captured the imagination of the town and inspired The Silo

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A ghost town of history at the free camp, Cumberland Historic Mine Site

Cumberland is a ghost town the Shire of Etheridge in Queensland , located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of Georgetown on the Gulf Development Road It’s a great free overnight stop with a large area to park a number of RV’s. There is a long drop toilet. There is a bird watching area next to the waterhole. Cumberland was born when gold was discovered there in 1872 and the first prospecting claim was registered in that same year. By 1878, it was one of the major producers of gold in the Etheridge goldfield. The Cumberland Company dammed nearby Cumberland Creek to create a permanent water

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Qld 108 Calliope River (drone)
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Great views at Calliope River Picnic Area, QLD

Calliope River Picnic Area is a low-maintenance rest area, located 26km west of Gladstone and 100km south of Rockhampton, beside the Calliope River. Visitors have the option of setting up camp above the river on the high northern side or  on the southern side. The northern side can be accessed by turning off the Bruce Highway at the Calliope Historical Village and following the road down to the river. The northern side has one septic toilet block and one composting toilet but there are no showers. The southern side can be accessed by turning off the Bruce Highway onto the

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