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
Have you tried emu? Not tried riding one, I mean eating one. Or an emu egg scramble? Well you can at Tooraweenah, in New South Wales. Little did we know as we travelled through the Warrumbungle National Park, between Gilgandra and Coonabarabran, that we would find a emu farm. It was great to meet the family, check out their birds, and learn about benefits of emu oil. They have been farming emus since 1995 – and now have over 1200. We were lucky to see these little chicks – they normally hatch early July. They are hand raised. The farm
Congo Campground Eurobodalla NP NSW – image Cathie and Alan Bromwich Congo Beach, NSW is a budget national park campground, and a favourite in our CAMPS community with the CAMPS tick of approval. Located in the beautiful Eurobodalla National Park, you can explore lagoons, lakes, estuaries, sheltered and wild beaches. For water lovers – there is waterskiing and boating at Corunna Lake, fishing and swimming around Mullimburra Point, surfing at 1080 Beach and paddling on Brou Lake and around Lake Tuross. The closest town is Moruya on the far south coast of New South Wales, just 10 km away. The campground has
We love Poona Lake. Like K’gari Fraser Island lakes, you’ll see rainforest tower above ancient sand dunes – it’s a rare heritage marvel! It is a short, shaded walk into a gorgeous hidden wonder, beloved by locals and visitors. Poona Lake is the largest of its kind in Cooloola, 12 hectares of water! Perched lakes are the most common here and form from a ‘saucer’ of organic matter makes a depression in the dunes. Then, water collects and a lake is born. As you enter the water, it is crystal clear. Then at a couple of metres – pitch black!
The Homestead Campground – Images by Adams Family Travels Here’s an update from CAMPS Ambassadors, Dale and Tracey from Adams Family Travels: The Homestead Camp is located approximately 20 km from the barge landing. There are plenty of campsites here, including some suitable for groups. Most people will spend their last night here before they leave the island as it is close to the barge and it can be an early departure time for some. There are toilet and shower facilities as well as a camp kitchen. We enjoyed a coffee from the Inscription Bar & Cafe in the morning
If you want to experience a different place to camp, volunteers have been adding facilities to both these properties, only in the last few months. Visitors are welcome and fees apply, whilst you are here learn about these special ..
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