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Cable Beach - Image by Overland Exposure
Destinations

Must Dos in Broome, Western Australia

Cable Beach – Image by Overland Exposure Broome is remote! It is almost 2000 km to drive from Darwin, and over 2000km to Perth. When we initially planned our trip we just couldn’t fit it in. At Home Valley Station, which we had planned as our turnaround spot, we decided to extend our trip. I was so pleased, partly because I would finally see Broome! Here’s what our family loved.  1. Pearl LuggersSeriously don’t miss the Pearl Luggers, it was awesome! We all learnt so much about the industry, the history and early Broome. We tasted pearl meat and held

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See & do Byron Bay & Hinterland
Beaches & Coasts

10 local tips for things to see and do at the Byron Bay Hinterland and surrounds, New South Wales

There are a plethora of caravan parks and campgrounds in the beautiful  hinterland and coastline around Byron Bay, New South Wales. It is the country’s most easterly point, so you can watch the sun greet Australia, as well as play at the sand, beaches and ocean – here’s what else you can do to keep active and refuel at local watering holes, whilst you are there: Walking the lighthouse at Byron or Broken Head to the point looking for whales. Hiking the 3 hour trail at Minyon Falls in Nightcap National Park… when open you can also camp there. Hiking Lennox

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Windjana Camp - image Overland Exposure
Camping

Five stars: camp at Windjana Gorge, Western Australia

How is this view out the caravan window? Travellers rate this Kimberley campground  5 stars at Windjana Gorge, in Western Australia. It exceeded expectations – with a great backdrop and only a 5 minute walk to the stunning gorge itself! CAMPS Ambassador, Tracey from Adams Family Travels is back in the Kimberley again, and said, if you want to see a freshwater crocodile, Windjana gorge is the one place you are nearly guaranteed to see some. The campground has two sections – generators to the left and no generators to the right. CAMPS Ambassadors Dan and Manda, Overland Exposure loved

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Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, Gympie, Queensland
Camping

NEW CAMP: Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, Gympie, Queensland

Our latest listing is a favourite with campers. Tucked away just 10 minutes west of Gympie you’ll find Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, a 6.5 acre property where you can get back to nature. The perfect destination … close to most things but still away from everything! Families will love it here, you can bring the kids, dog, push bikes and canoe. Enjoy a campfire in season in the fire pits provided and there’s plenty of firewood available. The camp offers a pretty view, there’s a camp kitchen and bar setup near the dam, with lights, barbeque, fridge/freezer and some

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Berringa Farmstay, Victoria - Meet the animals
Camping

NEW camp: Berringa Farmstay, near Ballarat, Victoria

If you are looking for wide open spaces, and you are self contained, visit George and Rachael at Berringa Farmstay, Victoria. Camp within the pine trees with your own private fire pit – or closer to the house. Power and water are available for an extra fee. Pet friendly, there are only 5 sites across 5 acres, so it is very family friendly for bike riding and games. For animal lovers, look out for kookaburras, rosellas, magpies, black cockatoos and echidnas. Plus kids will love to meet the sheep, geese, chickens and ducks! And there are yabbies in the dam.

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Scotts Head Reflections Holiday Parks in New South Wales
Camping

Camp and swim at Scotts Head, New South Wales

I first visited Scotts Head as a kid! I remember the huge picnic area and beautiful beach for big family gatherings. Next up, as a teen with my cousin from Macksville, to soak up the sun. But I haven’t been back, judging by my sister’s recent visit – I’ll have to! She shared photos of Scotts Head Reflections Holiday Parks. A great caravan park for families, it is just a few steps to the beach, and pet friendly during off peak times… As well as regular amenities – they have easy access cabins, huge enclosed camp kitchen, school holiday activities and

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Discovery Parks Broome Town Beach Western Australia - image Overland Exposure
Family Friendly Fun

A makeover for Discovery Parks Broome Town Beach, Western Australia

Discovery Parks Broome Town Beach is getting a reno! New pool, waterfront site, amenities… Being right in town you have access to the beach, jetty and council splash park in this family friendly space! Plus keep an eye out for these creatures in the park! CAMPS Ambassadors, Manda and Daniel were there frst hand to see and experience the changes. Make sure you visit Cable Beach at sunset, a pearl farm and a fantastic museum, Pearl Luggers. Find out more about this site and other Broome caravan parks in the  CAMPS App and guides. Images by Overland Exposure If you

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Leanyer Rec Park
Family Friendly Fun

FREE waterslides and fun in Darwin, Northern Territory

Leanyer Rec Park One thing we really appreciated in Darwin, NT was the free water slides and fun! They are all croc and shark free – and no chance of jellyfish. Here’s some places to slide, splash and swim that won’t cost you a cent! Leanyer Rec Park Waterslides, waterpark and a pool! I just love waterslides. The pain of stair climbing fades away in anticipation of the next slide down. They are 14m tall and over 100m long! There was also a big bucket… Wait for it… Then the pool itself was big and beautiful.  As well as a swimming and

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Family Travel Games - CAMPS Spotto
Family Friendly Fun

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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