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If you like a little thrill, visit The Blue Mountains and the Katoomba Scenic World. The world’s steepest railway is west of Sydney, in New South Wales.
Boolimba Bluff is in the Carnarvon Gorge section of Carnarvon National Park half way between Emerald and Roma. The walk itself is a 6.4 km return to the steep slopes above Carnarvon Creek with views to distant ranges. Named the ‘Roof of Queensland’ these plateaus are the source of many of the state’s rivers. You walk about 1 km along the main track, before you arrive at start of a 2.2. km side track – and warnings. There are a lot of steps and rocky sections, and yes – the sign does not lie – it is STEEP! It is
Did you know you can camp at Taronga Western Plains Zoo? Heatley’s mum and sister had the best time there last week! They said: “5 hrs at the zoo. Fabulous day. Nyla the king cheetah, the giraffes and the Siamang apes were so engaging and our favourites…” You’ll find it in Dubbo, New South Wales. It’s an interesting town to explore – but even better knowing you can see the lions and giraffes. If you are driving near Dubbo with the kids, add African animals to your spotto list! I wonder if you’ve been here, too? Here are photos from
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
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!
Located 1km off the highway at the entrance to Purnululu National Park, the Bungle Bungle caravan park is a great spot to spend a few nights if you are keen to explore the Bungle Bungles. There are many different accommodation options including powered sites, eco tents and cabins as well as an outdoor bar/restaurant and a communal fire pit. Van storage is also available at $20 per night. For more information check out the Camps App and guides. Find out what to see and do and access to the National Park Find this site and more nearby in the CAMPS guide
Kim Murphy sent us this photo of Lake Menindee Just like everyone wants to see the miraculous occasion when South Australia’s Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre National Park has water in it, Menindee Lakes is another outback oasis – but timing must be right! Described as naturally ephemeral, the inter-connected lakes are normally dry, unless there has been adequate rain. They were modified during the 1950s and 1960s for water storage to nearby Broken Hill, as well as towns and farms in the Murray–Darling system. So when there is water in them – travellers flock to the great camping spots you’ll find
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