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Family Travel Games - CAMPS Spotto
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Family Travel Games: CAMPS Spotto

We’ve been playing this for years in our family……following the grand tradition of car trips with the Aulds. Four siblings would be vying for the first “spotting” of cat/dog/cow/kangaroo (sign OK) etc…all for a few cents a find! A car trip full of peace and quiet was well worth the price of some scrap paper and a few coins. Here are a few to get you started. surfboard on a car police car boat brumbies (extra if live) fire station windmill campervan My favourite – Belted Galloways, spotted just after we landed in Launceston, Tasmania outside historic Evandale Friesian cow

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A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Family Friendly Fun

25 BEST Tips for Camping with Teenagers

A highlight of our lap was Karijini National Park, Western Australia Are you considering doing “The Lap” with your teens? In our family, it was not even discussed if the teens were coming or not. That was an option we didn’t consider. It was 7 weeks together as family – and it was so good, we kept going around Australia, returning 3 months later. Our crew were 15 along with 13, 10 and 8. We created wonderful memories and time together – squished in a six-berth motorhome. The 13 year old was adamant she was flying home from Perth! But,

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Penguin, Tasmania
Destinations

What to do and see around Penguin, Tasmania

Penguin is west of Ulverstone and Devonport, a gorgeous place to visit with two free and one donation campsite plus a caravan park. All camps are beachfront to the Bass Strait with sensational views! Just the drive in and around Penguin is a tourist must-do! As are the hinterland drives. This part of the north west coast of Tasmania has an unusual feature – a railway line that runs next to the sea! And right past some of those freedom camps. There is also a miniature railway. Spend some time exploring Penguin – we snapped a photo with the big

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Fortescue Falls, Karijini National Park, Western Australia
Bucket List

6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia

6 of our favourite waterfall trails in Australia – include the Waterfall Way, NSW; Karijini National Park, WA; Litchfield National Park, NT; the Gold Coast Hinterland, Sunshine Coast Hinterland and the gorgeous Atherton Tablelands, all in Queensland. What’s your opinion – which are your favourite waterfall trails in Australia? 1. Karijini National Park, Western Australia For rock-hopping, waterfall-loving adventurers. You can explore a ‘minecraft’ world of blocks in cliffs! Start at the rim of Dales Gorge, then walk to the secluded Fern Pool, where fish nibble on your toes (if you let them). You literally walk on water to other sections

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Hickeys Falls New South Wales image by Adams Family Travels
Camping

Waterfall and FREE camp: Hickeys Falls, New South Wales

Hickeys Falls New South Wales image by Adams Family Travels Swim and FREE camp at Hickeys Falls, near Coonabarabran, NSW. There is shade, picnic tables, mobile coverage, bins and firepits. Yes to Big Rigs, pets but no tents at this sealed parking area. As you can see from the photos, it is set off beside the road – so you might expect some noise. Currently it is for 24 hours only, and note that time limits may change for the Devil’s Hole Rest Area – so please observe local signage. You’ll need to be self-sufficient, as there are no toilets.

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The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022
Beaches & Coasts

The Spit, Gold Coast, Queensland #3 Best Aussie Beach 2022

Another isthmus – this time in one of the most popular locations for beach holidays – Queensland’s Gold Coast. And it’s at the business end! I grew up knowing “The Spit” as the home of Seaworld – where we could go see the dolphins, orcas, seals and rollercoaster! People have commented on the name, but ‘spits’ are common in Australia. It is a narrow landform, attached to the coast, often near a river mouth. Here it is the gateway from the ocean to Gold Coast Broadwater at Southport. On our last visit to Main Beach, we ‘discovered’ you could escape into

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Lake Wabby, K'gari, Queensland
Beaches & Coasts

2022 Best Beach #17: Lake Wabby, K’gari Fraser Island, Queensland

Our daughter enjoyed her visit to K’gari and Lake Wabby this summer Image by Max Clarke K’gari is world heritage listed wonderland, and part of the Great Sandy National Park. The Lake Wabby walk starts a few minutes drive north from the village of Eurong, off the beach. We were astounded one of the kids spotted an echidna at the start of the track – and it stayed put while we all had a chance to look. We ditched our thongs for bare feet – it was sand all the way, and lots of steps! Lake Wabby is very different

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Albany Whale Station, Western Australia
Destinations

MUST SEE: Australia’s last whaling station at Albany, Western Australia

We are very grateful to the lovely volunteer at Albany Visitor Centre who urged us to “stay another day” and visit Whaleworld and the rugged Torndirrup National Park.  We drove out to east of Albany to Frenchmans Bay to Australia’s last operating whaling station:  Cheynes Beach Whaling Company. It is so close to the number 1, Tourism Australia’s Best Aussie Beach for 2022 – Misery Beach. The beach may well have been named for the butchered whales – as their remains of offal and teeth stained its shores. Make sure you see its turquoise waters and granite cliff when you’re there! They literally down tools

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Knotasaurus Park Eromanga QLD
Family Friendly Fun

A dinosaur lover’s delight: Eromanga, Queensland

Eromanga’s town claim is threefold: the furthest town from the sea, the only independently owned oil refinery in the country AND Australia’s largest dinosaur! So if you are wondering what you can do here, I think you’ll be surprised. Eromanga is not just for for people who love dinosaurs. It is also on Queensland’s Natural Sciences Loop, is part of Australia’s largest oil producing region and has a wealth of history including the Cobb & Co. However, if you do have a dinosaur lover in the family they will be in their element! What you must do first, is walk

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