Things to do

See the turtles at Mon Repos

Definitely a thing for your bucket list. 

The turtles were THE reason we stayed at Bargara Beach Caravan Park. Mon Repos supports the Pacific region’s largest breeding population of loggerhead turtles, and the largest nesting marine turtles on the eastern mainland Australia.

Of course we found lots of other lovely things to

Tried and tested: Bargara Beach Caravan Park

Bargara Beach Caravan Park is located across the road from the patrolled beach, and playgrounds at Neilsen Park, on the northern side of town.

The park was quiet and friendly. Even though there was a major surf lifesaving carnival on that weekend, there was still ample spaces, plenty of shade,

Why I joined Main Beach Surf Club

We are proud members of Rainbow Beach Surf Club – we are thrilled all four kids are now all lifesavers. The eldest works as a lifeguard to help him through uni, and our youngest has his last season of Nippers. 

When we stayed at Main Beach Tourist Park recently –

Favourite events – Festival of Small Halls

If you enjoy a relaxed night of music, try to attend Australia’s largest dedicated regional music tour, Festival of Small Halls.

The 2018 Summer Tour, features Canada’s two-time JUNO Award-winner, Old Man Luedecke and local folk festival favourite, Lucy Wise.

Our town was very fortunate to host the festival for the

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

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.

Caravan and Tow Vehicle Towing Capacity

When it comes to towing a caravan, there is definitely more than meets the eye involved in the process. To an outsider it looks simple enough, but any seasoned caravanner knows that it can get very complicated.

Silo Art Trail VIC Wimmwea/Mallee region

Celebrate the rich heritage of Victoria’s Wimmera/Mallee region with a journey along the 200km Silo Art Trail, soon to become the country’s biggest outdoor gallery. Cruise from town to town and witness this innovative art project that sees renowned street artists from Australia and across the globe transform wheat

Playing Tetris; Video Game Lessons in Caravan Packing

If you’re embarking on an adventure in your caravan, a Big Lap or something a bit shorter (but no less exciting!), there is a lot involved in organising your trip. Destination planning, understanding caravan and vehicle weights, learning how to tow confidently, developing an emergency plan and undertaking first

Explorers Highway – Iconic Roads of Australia

Explorers Highway

Re-tread the footsteps of one of the most intrepid souls ever to set foot in the Australian interior by following the Stuart Highway. Affectionately known as the Explorer’s Highway, this 2,834km long road splits the country neatly in two, and roughly traces the route taken by Scottish explorer