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Family Travel Games - CAMPS Spotto
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Family Travel Games: CAMPS Spotto

We’ve been playing this for years in our family……following the grand tradition of car trips with the Aulds. Four siblings would be vying for the first “spotting” of cat/dog/cow/kangaroo (sign OK) etc…all for a few cents a find! A car trip full of peace and quiet was well worth the price of some scrap paper and a few coins. Here are a few to get you started. surfboard on a car police car boat brumbies (extra if live) fire station windmill campervan My favourite – Belted Galloways, spotted just after we landed in Launceston, Tasmania outside historic Evandale Friesian cow

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A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Family Friendly Fun

25 BEST Tips for Camping with Teenagers

A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia Are you considering doing “The Lap” with your teens? In our family, it was not even discussed if the teens were coming or not. That was an option we didn’t consider. It was 7 weeks together as family – and it was so good, we kept going around Australia, returning 3 months later. Our crew were 15 along with 13, 10 and 8. We created wonderful memories and time together – squished in a six-berth motorhome. The 13 year old was adamant she was flying home from Perth! But,

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Image from Save the Bilby Fund
Destinations

Better than an Easter Bunny – visit the Charleville Bilby Experience, Queensland

Image from Save the Bilby Fund Have you seen the Charleville Bilby Experience must-see show? Tour the nocturnal house (where they alter the timing so that the bilby’s night is during our day) and see some super cute bilbies during their night-time activities. After an engaging talk by a keeper you will understand more about the plight of this delightful eco-engineer and exactly why they are worth saving from extinction. The Save the Bilby Fund has been working hard on the breeding facility in Charleville and they have produced over 50 babies in the last couple of years. Image from Save

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Penguin, Tasmania
Destinations

What to do and see around Penguin, Tasmania

Penguin is west of Ulverstone and Devonport, a gorgeous place to visit with two free and one donation campsite plus a caravan park. All camps are beachfront to the Bass Strait with sensational views! Just the drive in and around Penguin is a tourist must-do! As are the hinterland drives. This part of the north west coast of Tasmania has an unusual feature – a railway line that runs next to the sea! And right past some of those freedom camps. There is also a miniature railway. Spend some time exploring Penguin – we snapped a photo with the big

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Fortescue Falls, Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Bucket List

6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia

6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia – include the Waterfall Way, NSW; Karijini National Park, WA; Litchfield National Park, NT; the Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands, all in Queensland. What’s your opinion – which are your favourite waterfall trails in Australia? 1. Karijini National Park, Western Australia For rock-hopping, waterfall-loving adventurers. You can explore a ‘minecraft’ world of blocks in cliffs! Start at the rim of Dales Gorge, then walk to the secluded Fern Pool, where fish nibble on your toes (if you let them). You literally walk on water to other sections

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Hickeys Falls New South Wales image by Adams Family Travels
Camping

Waterfall and FREE camp: Hickeys Falls, New South Wales

Hickeys Falls New South Wales image by Adams Family Travels Swim and FREE camp at Hickeys Falls, near Coonabarabran, NSW. There is shade, picnic tables, mobile coverage, bins and firepits. Yes to Big Rigs, pets but no tents at this sealed parking area. As you can see from the photos, it is set off beside the road – so you might expect some noise. Currently it is for 24 hours only, and note that time limits may change for the Devil’s Hole Rest Area – so please observe local signage. You’ll need to be self-sufficient, as there are no toilets.

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Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K'gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke
Beaches & Coasts

20 BEST Aussie Beaches for 2022 and where to camp nearby

Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K’gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke It’s an interesting top 20 just released for Tourism Australia’s 2022 Best Beaches – includes some quirky spots, some with indigenous history, on islands, cities, including a lake and rivers! Australia has the largest number of beaches of any country in the world with close to 12,000 beaches, so it would have been a tough job. We give you their list PLUS campgrounds or caravan parks closest to each beautiful location… 1.Misery Beach, Albany WA There are plenty of caravan parks in nearby Albany. 2.

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022
Beaches & Coasts

The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022

Another isthmus – this time in one of the most popular locations for beach holidays – Queensland’s Gold Coast. And it’s at the business end! I grew up knowing “The Spit” as the home of Seaworld – where we could go see the dolphins, orcas, seals and rollercoaster! People have commented on the name, but ‘spits’ are common in Australia. It is a narrow landform, attached to the coast, often near a river mouth. Here it is the gateway from the ocean to Gold Coast Broadwater at Southport. On our last visit to Main Beach, we ‘discovered’ you could escape into

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Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales - Image Kate Gilmore
Beaches & Coasts

BEST Aussie Beaches 2022 #8: Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales

Depot Beach, South Coast, New South Wales – Image Kate Gilmore Don’t you love it when a campground is right beside the beach? Depot Beach just north of Batemans Bay, on the south NSW coast is a family favourite. Our daughter said it was quiet and pretty. They had a lovely picnic on the beach. She said you walked just over a hill and road – a hundred metres or so from the campground to the beach. Facilities include toilets, showers, electric power, BBQs picnic tables, drinking water. BYO firewood and coins for the shower. The sites are suitable for tents, swags,

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