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Oddies Creek Park, Albury NSW

Thumbs up to Oddies Creek Park at Albury, New South Wales

We happened upon Oddies Creek Adventure Play Space in Albury, New South Wales a few years back. This shady playground is 2,000 square metres of fully fenced fun! Children of all ages and abilities are catered for, and it is right next to the Murray River. Our crew loved the 30 metre long flying fox but you’ll also find a giant multidirectional bird nest swing, supa nova, a complex climbing net and a number of swings. Younger kids have slides, climbers, rockers and a sand area. As well as seating, take advantage of the shelter with barbecues, picnic tables and

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Katoomba Scenic Railway
Bucket List

World’s Steepest: Katoomba Scenic Railway, New South Wales

If you like a little thrill, visit The Blue Mountains and the Katoomba Scenic World. The world’s steepest railway is west of Sydney, in New South Wales. The Three Sisters is one of those landmarks that tourists from Australia and overseas line up for.  We started at Echo Point and The Three Sisters, and took the Giant Stairway – 800 plus steps down – down into the valley. This is a Grade 4 walk.  Then we walked Federal Pass to Katoomba Falls and Scenic World.  Now, here’s the thing to remember: this railway was built in the 1880s for coal,

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Carmel Cider Co Camp - image Overland Exposure
Budget Campsite

Perth’s best camping secret: Carmel Cider Co, Western Australia

You know what they say about an apple a day! Carmel Cider Co Camp is our Ambassador Daniel’s happy place and Perth’s best kept camping secret – where you can camp amongst the apple trees or in the paddock and have a cidery down the driveway! It is just $20 a night, per vehicle, for an unpowered site. Ambassador Manda says the owners are lovely and there are toilets on site too (no showers or power) and it is only 25 minutes from Perth! There are minimal facilities, a dam for kayaking / swimming, cidery open for sales and tasting.

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Hidden Camp at Pie Creek, Gympie, Queensland

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

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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Heatley and Hodgey at the Suncorp Stadium Origin match
Family Friendly Fun

Broome to the Bungle Bungles, Wangi to Warburton – is everyone travelling?

It feels like everyone is travelling! Mum has just returned from a Broome to Kakudu adventure, and that is after fun for her 80th birthday in Adelaide and the Murray River! My sister was flood bound on the NSW Pacific Coast and was delighted with their caravan park at Scotts Head, near Macksville. My brother in law sent word from a WA free camp on the Outback Way enroute to Uluru! Meanwhile, our Ambassadors are also exploring WA’s Kimberley treasures, from Broome to the Bungles Bungles! Our new Tik Tok page has gone VIRAL this week, and do you know why? It was thanks

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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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Free RV camp Drakesbrook Weir, WA - Image by Michael Lennon
Family Friendly Fun

Free RV camp: Drakesbrook Weir, Western Australia

Free RV camp at Drakesbrook Weir, WA – 24 hour limit. NOTE: may be used all year round.  Located 10 km E of Waroona to Lake Moyanup, the weir has just had a makeover and now has upgraded toilets facilities, swimming area, shady parking, beach sand, solar lighting, barbecues and shelters. It’s a great place to have a barbecue, picnic or just a relaxing swim. There is a maximum of five RVs at any one time. There is a pontoon to keep the family entertained or enjoy swimming, canoeing, bushwalking and fishing. Powerboats and dogs are prohibited at the weir.

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BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park, NSW
Caravan Parks

Update: BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park, New South Wales

Looking for a green, lush, peaceful caravan park to stay in NSW? Try BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park, Site 190 in Caravan Parks 5 or find it on the CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App. Ali and Warren welcome you to this quiet and well-maintained site which hosts clean amenities, winter fire pit, drive-through site and free pancakes every morning! They do not have disabled facilities like we published in our book, but they do have a swimming pool, playground, un-powered go-karts, camp kitchen, dump point and much more. They take great pride in their park and are happy to share their knowledge

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