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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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Bright Victoria - Alpine
Family Friendly Fun

One of the prettiest places in Australia – Bright, Victoria

The Ovens River is up! The last time we visited Bright in the Alpine region of Victoria was earlier this year – there was an annual cycle event. People everywhere, and car parks were scarce. What are we kidding – every time we are here the tourist town is pumping! However we still found a delicious lunch, and a picnic spot with a view.  Heatley’s mum and sister were there this week and they were awed by the force of the Ovens River. His Mum said: “Bright is the prettiest place. Bright Riverside Caravan Park was lovely, too – with great

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Old Canna Camp Site hut
Camping

Freedom camping at Old Canna Camp Site, Western Australia

As well as a wonderful camping spot amongst carpets of Western Australia wildflowers, during the season,  the Old Canna Camp Site has sad history, and was send in by CAMPS Traveller, Michael Lennon. He said, “After the trenches in France during World War I this old soldier probably thought that this was a palace.  The story and photos are a sobering reminder to be grateful for what one has.” The Old Canna Camp is for self contained vehicles and by donation. Fires are allowed – there is shade and mobile coverage. If you are after facilities or power, stop at

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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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Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD
Destinations

Why we love Winton, Queensland – must do attractions

Waltzing Matilda Centre Winton QLD Winton is a very interesting destination – and a MUST for Banjo Patterson fans. There are references to the famous Australian everywhere! Where else can you walk on the lyrics of “Waltzing Matilda”? Or stroll amongst the jumbucks and stanzas of this beloved Aussie song. Even the Swagman is immortalised in a statue in town. Walk on the lyrics of Waltzing Matilda – Winton QLD There are loads of options in town for caravan parks and pub stays, and a couple of waterside camps south of town, including our stop for the night, Long Waterhole.

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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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The Yacht Club overlooks the Broadwater, Main Beach
New South Wales

Book now for a fun Queensland & New South Wales Caravan Clubs State Rally

Yacht Club overlooks the Broadwater, Main Beach How does happy hour all week long sound? Beautiful Southport on the Gold Coast, is the location for the Caravan Club Rally for QLD and New South Wales, February 19- 25 February in 2024. Plenty of cafe and eatery choices in Southport I know that might seem like a long way ahead, but there is an awful lot of organisation that occurs for one of these, thanks to CCQ and the friendly Roustabouts Club. Broadwater Tourist Park has kindly given CCQ a ‘reservation block out’ period where the public cannot get bookings, ceasing June 2023. Rally organisers have earmarked 200

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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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