GEOCACHING… what you need to know to get started!!

A friend told us about Geocaching a few years ago and we downloaded the free App but never really explored it until last year.  We were on holidays and on our way to do a spot of fishing when we came across a tree that had lots of gnomes around it.  And, for some reason, this sparked our memory of the Geocaching App we had on our phones.  We quickly opened the App and yes! there was a cache close by, named "gnome home" - we were right at it!!!  So one find, led to another and [Read more...]

Yamba to the Gold Coast!

The Easter School Holidays had us off in the caravan for two weeks.  First stop was Yamba then onto the Gold Coast for a week of fun!   This was certainly a different trip to what we normally take.  We tend to head west away from busy crowds in school holidays but this time we stayed on the coast with everyone else!!   We joked about this trip being the "kid's holiday".  Why you ask?  That would be because of the two caravan parks we stayed at and the enormous [Read more...]

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park BIGGERA WATERS – Gold Coast

NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park, Biggera Waters is an ideal location if you are wanting to explore Surfers Paradise and hit the Theme Parks!  The caravan park is predominately cabin accommodation with around 50 powered tent and caravan sites. The kids are well and truly catered for with ample activities on offer.  These include: 4 resort style swimming pools, one with a slide. 4 spas. Shipwreck shores water park. Outdoor gym. Tennis court. Basketball half [Read more...]

YAMBA – Picture Perfect!

We recently had our first visit to Yamba, a gorgeous coastal community in northern New South Wales. Yamba is situated around 1 hour north of Grafton and a short 15 minutes off the Pacific Highway.  Yamba has many beautiful beaches and a stunning coastline to explore - it certainly didn't disappoint! Here is a snapshot of the beauty... We really enjoyed our time in Yamba and it is definitely somewhere [Read more...]

Kylie’s Beach Campground

Kylie's Beach Campground is situated in Crowdy Bay National Park, around 45 mins south of Port Macquarie. It's a peaceful campground with plenty of grassy sites available.  The sites are not marked but the area caters for around 70 campers. The campground is only 200 metres from the beach itself.  Kylie's Beach is a gorgeous spot for a walk, swim or to throw in a line.  You are able to access the beach by 4WD from the Kylie's Beach car park.  Bear in mind you need a beach [Read more...]

MACLEAN… the Scottish town in NSW

MACLEAN is a small town on the banks of the Clarence River around 50kms north of Grafton and a short 3 minute drive off the Pacific Highway. On a recent holiday to Yamba we ventured to Maclean for a wee look around.  TARTAN POWER POLES Shortly after leaving the Highway you are greeted with tartan poles and they line the side of the road right into the township.  Leading up to the year 2000 a local artist painted The Tartan Power Poles to coincide with the arrival of [Read more...]

ANGOURIE, New South Wales

ANGOURIE is a small coastal village just 6kms to the east of Yamba in New South Wales. Famous for its surf beaches and fresh water pools, it makes a popular spot for swimming and has a stunning coastline to explore. Prior to our trip, a number of people had told us to visit Angourie Pools, so that was first on our list. BLUE AND GREEN POOLS There are two fresh water pools in the area.  Angourie Blue Pool is accessible from the car park at the end of The Crescent.  A short walk [Read more...]

Big 4 Saltwater Holiday Park, YAMBA

Our stay at Big 4 Saltwater Yamba was slightly different to what we originally booked but still fine despite the changes.  We had initially booked on one of their unpowered riverside campsites. Upon arrival we were advised that due to the torrential rain they had over the few weeks leading up to our stay, we could no longer set up down by the river as it was very wet!  Several other campers were in the same position as us and the park had designated an area that was not usually a [Read more...]

Newcastle Memorial Walk

Newcastle Memorial Walk is located on Strzelecki Headland and spans 450 metres along the cliff top towards Bar Beach. The structure cost $4.5 million to build and over 64 tonnes of steel was used in its construction. The Memorial Walk was built to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC and the commencement of BHP’s steel making in Newcastle. The walk features steel silhouettes of soldiers inscribed with thousands of family names of Hunter men and women who served in World War [Read more...]

THE BOGEY HOLE, Newcastle

Often the place we live, our hometown, gets explored the least.  We are too excited about visiting places we haven't been and forget about what is right at our finger tips!  We have lived in the Newcastle Region on and off for 18 years and there is still so many places we haven't explored.  So recently we decided it was time to tick off our hometown bucket list - visit new places and re-visit places we haven't been to for years! First on our list, the iconic....  BOGEY [Read more...]