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Pick your own Sunflowers - Image Alan and Susan Deuchars
Destinations

Take a sunflower trip

The Darling Downs in Queensland is THE place for sunflower drives. Sunflowers are a summer crop and only flower for 3-4 weeks. But you can find sunflowers from December to March and more on Darling Downs road trips.  For next season, pick your own at Warraba Sunflowers at Cambooya, Queensland. It is now closed. Tips: Please be respectful of farmers. Only go into properties if you have permission. Otherwise, take photos from the fence and enjoy that colour. More to see and do (from a local – Heatley grew up here, and our first bub was born in Toowoomba): Lake Leslie Goomburra State

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In an Australian-first the 'Giants of Mandurah' have come to life in a spectacular free exhibition of larger-than-life hidden sculptures by world-renowned Danish artist, Thomas Dambo
Destinations

Hunt Mandurah giants in NEW Western Australian trail

In an Australian-first the ‘Giants of Mandurah’ have come to life in a spectacular free exhibition of larger-than-life hidden sculptures by world-renowned Danish artist, Thomas Dambo CAMPS Ambassadors, Daniel and Manda from Overland Exposure, said they look amazing, it is proving to be a popular trail! Six Giants have been built in secret locations throughout Mandurah and the Peel region – plus an additional one in Subiaco – and will be waiting for explorers of all ages and abilities to come and find them in an interactive sculpture trail. The sculptures will reside in their hiding spots for at least

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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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See the turtles at Mon Repos
Beaches & Coasts

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 do in Bundaberg and the coast, but seeing the turtles was the highlight of the weekend. Not just for us, but also our son and his friend.  Be prepared for a wait. If you are planning, book well ahead. If not, and it is booked out – ask if

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7 things I didn't know about the Melbourne Cup - Roses
Bucket List

7 things I didn’t know about the Melbourne Cup

Our Melbourne Cup is held at Flemington Racecourse on the first Tuesday of November. Here’s what we didn’t know about the Race that Stops the Nation: Without an exception, everyone was so friendly. Every queue (and there will be a few queues), all in our finery, people were excited to be there and smiling. From our seat near the finish line, waiting for lunch, or champagne – even in the Ladies – people were happy to chat. Who knew, that our National Anthem could be so stirring at a horse race. The atmosphere was electric, like a soccer game in Italy!

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Flags - Australian Capital Territory
ACT

EPIC Canberra reopens for camping in our Australian Capital Territory

If you are travelling to Canberra in our Australian Capital Territory we have some great news! After months of closures, Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) has reopened, September 2022. Pre-book via phone or email – details are in the Camps App and guides. Prices have risen up $5 – to $40 for a powered site for 2 people per night, and $35 for unpowered. It is $5 per extra person (aged 5 years and over). Facilities include toilets, showers, dump point, laundry, water and picnic tables. It is pet friendly and there is room for Big Rigs. We love the

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Rossmount Nursery Gympie - Cooloola Farmer's Trail
Camping

Where to camp along the Cooloola Farmer’s Trail at Gympie and Noosa Hinterland, Queensland

Rossmount Nursery Cooloola Farmer’s Trail is on again! So if you are travelling or not far from the Gympie or Sunshine Coast regions, September 10-11, make the most of it. You can spend a weekend or see it in a day trip – just bring an empty belly – there is good eating and good camping to be had.  Check this out online at https://cooloolafarmtrail.com.au/farm-trail/ This trail was on my priority trips, last year. So I can vouch for quite a few of these personally – and we enjoyed lunch just this month, at the newest of them all! On the

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Carmel Cider Co Camp - image Overland Exposure
Camping

5 brewery and cidery camps

Carmel Cider Co Camp – image Overland Exposure If you like your brews and you love to camp – then this is for you! 5 camps from all over Australia – all located where the beers or cider are made on site. Purple Mango Camping, Cafe & Brewery, Northern Territory You’ll find this licensed cafe close to Kakadu in the Northern Territory. Friday through Monday in the dry season, they cook up a brilliant feed including woodfired pizzas, mango daquiris and beer tasting from their brewery. Facilities include toilets and hot showers and grassy powered and unpowered sites. No pets. Purple Mango

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