New Camping Ground: Hanger O

Here’s a personal recommendation from Bob: “I am staying at this camp called Hangar O which is near Gunalda just 35 kilometres north of Gympie. It has only been open for three weeks but is terrific for $10.00 per night. No Power or water but a …

Mareeba Heritage Museum

Enticingly, entry was free.

We had just picnicked next door at Centenary Park. With Grandparents in tow, we walked into what we thought was more a tourism information centre (which it is) and all were impressed.

Do you prefer Motorhome or Caravan?

Brrr – cold here this morning! I think it was close to 6 degrees. Meanwhile it is snowing down south so we have focused on some destinations up north to warm you up.

Thanks for all the feedback we’ve had from our first newsletter. I simply cannot find the photo CAMPS was tagged in via Instagram from an adult grandson who was telling us how his Grandad knows the CAMPS sites – by their number! How impressive is that – what a traveller he must be. So if it is you – please make contact.

The one that didn’t get away

What a week or so! Heatley took time out to ski at Hotham, so I became well acquainted with our new postal system. Luckily our youngest was at home to help me with packing – we truly are a family business at CAMPS!

Charters Towers rest areas are still dog friendly

We had a call letting us know the Macrossan and Fletcher campsites in the Charters Towers area were no longer dog friendly. Looking at these signs, it is easily understood why the traveller thought this …

Calamari, dogs and thank goodness school is back!

School holidays are over for us in Queensland (where beanies and parkas aren’t often required), and Victoria. Holidays have just started in the ACT but still a week left across the rest of Australia.

Reverse psychology

Isn’t one of the joys of travel watching other couples reverse and direct as they park up for the night? Only to be enjoyed once you have done it yourself, of course! Even in our motorhome, it was a skill that takes practise to perfect. Let’s face it – some sites may …

Paronella Park – a campground with a difference!

We didn’t stay overnight, as we were on a day trip – I will do that next time I am near Cairns, and take a night tour. Paronella ParkJosé Paronella’s dream was to build a castle. He chose a special part of Australia and created Paronella Park.

To be or not to be? Caravan or Motorhome?

You know how you start with a plan in mind, and then it all goes pear shaped? We purchased our Jayco Starcraft Outback Caravan after seeing it at the Queensland Caravan Camping and Tourist Supershow last

Pier Caravan Park opens

Experience whale watching, based at what is likely to be the newest Caravan Park in Australia. Fraser Coast’s Pier Caravan Park opened for business last Friday, and adjoins Hervey Bay’s historic Urangan Pier – at almost one kilometre, its …