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Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre
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Stop into the Warrumbungle Visitor Centre, New South Wales

Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre Warrumbungle Visitor Centre provides a range of visitor information, souvenirs and interpretive displays. It’s an ideal starting point for your journey into one of the state’s most popular national parks.  You can pay the park use fee and book and pay for camping at the visitor centre. Note park fees apply. Have a chat to our friendly staff. They can tell you about the many walking tracks, the best volcanic remnants in the park, great picnic spots and camping tips. Only basic services and provisions are available at the visitor centre. From Coonabarabran: Head west

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Tin Can Bay Esplanade
Beaches & Coasts

10 things to do and see in Tin Can Bay, Queensland

The small fishing and tourist town of Tin Can Bay is on the Cooloola Coast of the Gympie Region, between the Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast in Queensland. Here’s what we recommend you do and see whilst you are there: Feed wild dolphins The absolute drawcard for Tin Can Bay is its wild dolphins. They come in and feed most mornings and for a few dollars per person you can watch them, and a few more you can feed them a fish yourself! Unlike Monkey Mia where a few people in a huge group are selected to feed their dolphins, everyone

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Kate checks out the Zebra's - Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, NSW
Bucket List

Aussie MUST DO: Taronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, New South Wales

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

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Coopernook Hotel, NSW
Budget Campsite

A funny thing happened on the way to the Coopernook Hotel…

We’d ordered our lunch, found a table out the front of the pub with fabulous water views, and wandered over to the jetty for a look-see. On the opposite bank, a tinny was backed up to the edge, and plonked in the water. I thought the two fellows were off for a fish. But no, however, there was a plan. They rowed directly across the river, and they didn’t worry about the boat ramp. I spotted them moments later, happy at the bar. It would have it’s benefits, living ‘next door’ to a pub. Coopernook Hotel is not just any

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Bright Victoria - Alpine
Family Friendly Fun

One of the prettiest places in Australia – Bright, Victoria

The Ovens River is up! The last time we visited Bright in the Alpine region of Victoria was earlier this year – there was an annual cycle event. People everywhere, and car parks were scarce. What are we kidding – every time we are here the tourist town is pumping! However we still found a delicious lunch, and a picnic spot with a view.  Heatley’s mum and sister were there this week and they were awed by the force of the Ovens River. His Mum said: “Bright is the prettiest place. Bright Riverside Caravan Park was lovely, too – with great

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Playground at Barnhill Station, WA
Family Friendly Fun

Drive to these fun family camping & caravanning destinations

Bring the family to these fun camping and caravanning finds Just back from a wonderful few nights’ camping with friends over the school holidays, ahhh! They were with their entire family – 10 adults and 11 children! We both learnt to stand up paddle board (thanks Lillie!), kayaked, played board games, badminton, road bikes, bushwalked… a dream escape. We share this unexpected gem surrounded by Queensland national park! Plus give you a wildlife park with Tassie devils, WA station stay with rock pools and red cliffs, a little seaside caravan park in SA with lots to offer and a free Victorian pub stay.

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Barnhill Station, WA
Camping

Family fun camping at Barn Hill, Western Australia

Kids will love to camp at Barn Hill Beachside Station Stay in Western Australia. The remote site is part of Thangoo Station – one of the few family owned and operated cattle stations in the Kimberley.  You are right on the Indian Ocean, so it comes with magnificent views, red cliffs and rockpools! Over 50 km of coastline is yours for exploring. If you time it right, you’ll find wildflowers, too.  Arrive early if you want an ocean side spot!  It is fully equipped with shade, powered sites, BBQs, picnic tables, laundry and amenities. Camping shelters and chalets, as well

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Wings Wildlife Park Gunns Plains Tasmania
Camping

Riverside camping and devils at Wings Wildlife Park in Tasmania

When you drive to Wings Wildlife Park in Tasmania’s beautiful Gunns Plains make sure you stop at George Woodhouse lookout to soak up that gorgeous valley. It was near here we found an echidna beside the road – a live one, thankfully!  So very cute, they stood very still and just peered at me.   If you are an animal lover, or have some in your family – they will be in their element. The wildlife park  has animal encounters galore – and personally guided tours. So touch an Aussie sugar glider, snake, or exotic meerkats or marmosets… Me? I’d

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Noosa Habitat, Queensland
Family Friendly Fun

Kid heaven at Habitat Noosa, Queensland

Not just for kids, parents will love this modern campground in the National Park, too. With a knee high lake that goes for miles and sandy beach, brewery and restaurant, walking tracks, you can even kayak to a pub!  Lake Cootharaba is the largest lake on the Noosa River, Queensland’s largest natural saltwater lake – 10km long, 5km wide with 25km of shore! You’ll find Habitat Noosa just north of Boreen Point, and the site of the old Elanda Point Campground. However, you’ll notice a LOT of changes. A beautiful restaurant and brewery looks out to the lake and massive trees. Glamping

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