2019 is the Year of Outback Tourism

From star gazing and bush storytelling to camp drafting and dunny racing, The Outback is set to come alive in 2019 and beyond with dozens of new and much-loved tourism events and experiences receiving more than $1.1 million in funding.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the 27 recipients of round one

Pies, festivals and a new camp ground

Concerts are not something I have done a lot of over the years. Probably due to dragging four kids along to events like this is not always easy. 

Well, it was a lifelong aim to see Jimmy Barnes live. On the Mother’s Day weekend we took our two eldest and

Kendenup Nature Based Camp Ground is 5 star

Thank you Viv for this review of WA site 216 in Camps 10, or find it on our Camps Australia Wide App! 
In WA … off the Albany highway, between Cranbrook and Mt Barker, is Kendenup, at the sporting grounds. 
There is power and unpowered sites, very good toilets and showers.

A border crossing: 2 swimming holes and 1 watering hole!

Our four are rock scramblers and waterfall lovers from way back. For recent teen birthday, we discovered a little oasis only minutes from the Gold Coast, onto a waterfall and one of our favourite pubs.

Taste the best pies in Australia

This is a famous corn beef and white sauce pie from Ed’s Beach Bakery at Rainbow Beach. So famous, in fact it was recently listed as No. 1 for Top Ten Pies around Australia, by Creek to Coast. 

It just happens to be my favourite pie, at our local bakery.

Happy Easter!

We’re into April already! Hello to all the other Ariens out there – hope you are enjoying your birthdays. 

School holidays start in QLD as I write, it will be wonderful to have more of our tribe together. We’ve reached some milestones this week – finally graduating from Nippers –

So where to camp in the shire of Dungog, New South Wales?

There have been a few camping closures by council recently in the Dungog Shire. Here’s a run down on the latest places to stay in the district…

Williams River Holiday Park is scheduled to reopen for the Easter school holidays with approximately 58 sites being made available on the

Free Camp at Green Hill Lake Reserve

Tania and Barry White and family from Caroline Springs with grandparents Ed and Cheryl from Colac enjoying a 2 week stay at Green Hill Lake


A big thank you to Morris Allgood, from the committee who maintains the campground, for these photos and advising us of changes at Green Hill

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    Kids, teens and maps – how Camps Australia Wide books help children learn

Kids, teens and maps – how Camps Australia Wide books help children learn

If you have kids – CAMPS can become their best companion when they travel. Each age group can reap their own benefit, and build on these as they grow.  

Possession of the book also is a handy reward for good behaviour, it puts them in the prestigious position of

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    What benefit is there to owning the books, when you already have our App?

What benefit is there to owning the books, when you already have our App?

We received this question today from Gina, who has our App: What benefit is there to have the books when all that can be downloaded for offline content? Here’s our answer, we hope it may help with your decision….

It is a personal choice. I like having the flexibility of