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

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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Carnival of Flowers, Queens Park, Toowoomba, Queensland
ACT

3 Amazing Flower Festivals for Spring

Carnival of Flowers, Toowoomba, QueenslandSeptember 1-30, 2022 If you are near the Darling Downs around in the month of September then seeing the Carnival of Flowers in Queens Park, Toowoomba is a must! There are all sorts of events held across town during the festival – food, cinema, markets and a parade! Impressively, 2022 is the 73rd year of this event. Everlasting Kings Park Festival, Perth, Western AustraliaSeptember 16-30, 2022 With tours, workshops, art and guided walks – and those amazing views over the city. It is fun for the family any time of year – but especially during the festival. Floriade, Canberra,

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La Dolce Vita at Amamoor Creek, Queensland
Events

Camp nearby the Gympie Muster at La Dolce Vita at Amamoor Creek, Queensland

With more than 100 artists, performing in 6 venues, over 4 days, The Gympie Music Muster is Australia’s original and best camping and music experience! From exhibition days all over Oz, classic music events like Woodford Folk Festival, to your run of the mill local events like sports days and community events, it has been a rough few years for organisers all across the country.  Luckily things seem to be bouncing back now with the Brisbane Ekka back in action this year and now the Gympie Muster is back in all its glory! Staged deep within the natural surrounds of

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Veterans Retreat (drone)
Destinations

New FREE Camp for Veterans and a Concert, Queensland

Veteran’s Retreat is a registered charity care farm run by 20 year Army veteran Kylie and her young family. The retreat is open to all serving members, veterans, first responders and their families/carers, and it is free. Located in Mothar Mountain, only 10 minutes southeast of Gympie, Queensland, we have just listed the Farm Stay in the Camps Australia Wide App.  It is open to all types of camping from swags to Big Rigs, dogs are allowed with conditions and other pets on application. There is limited power and bathroom and laundry amenities. There’s mobile coverage, camp kitchen, firepits, TV/common room, BBQ,

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8 Ball Aitken
Camping

10 hours of music at River Heads Rocks, Queensland

8 Ball Aitken The Rolling Stones Experience is coming to the Fraser Coast…. Another fantastic band not to be missed Miz Bully Band are heading down from Darwin, bringing their soulful songstress Miz Bully to set the scene. Held June 26, come along to Fraser Coast RV Park for camping and dancing under the stars. There’s 10 hours of music – with five bands including 8 Ball Aitken, Miz Bully Band & Rolling Stones Experience.  On Friday 25th:  Limited camping sites will be available for the event, usual check in time after 2pm – set up camp – relax around your camp fire (there

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lookout for Porcupine Gorge National Park, Queensland - near Hughenden
Camping

2 presents for Dad, 3 camps and 10 ideas for lockdown

Father’s Day is now just over 2 weeks away… so we have 2 ideas for you!  One – Enter our Father’s Day Giveaway – with a chance to WIN our man-sized $425 FATHER’S DAY Gift for Dad! It is on Sunday, September 6 – and if you have a Dad, Grandad, Stepdad or Father-in-law who loves camping, enter to WIN our man-sized $425 FATHER’S DAY Gift for Dad: a Camps Australia Wide Premium Travel pack ($124.99) AND a $300 BCF Voucher! Enter inside Facebook Messenger (takes less than a minute!): Enter to Win A Man Sized Father’s Day Gift (I know some of you are not

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Anzac Day 2015 - Horsemen on the hill - Vaughan Johnson Lookout
Camping

ANZAC Day Memories in Outback Queensland

Colin Toll is a member of our Facebook Group “I Love Camping Australia Wide“. He was a regular soldier, an officer, graduated from what is now ADFA and Duntroon, fought in two wars, resigned as a young Lieutenant Colonel while commanding all the Leopard tanks in the Army.  As a 25 year old he raised a tank squadron of 120 men here in Australia and took to Vietnam in 1969.  A bit over a third were casualties.  He says: “I am in awe of what soldiers do.  So, ANZAC Days are special to me. Not the big city ones but the

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Bucket List

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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