HILL END Road Trip

The October Long Weekend had us on a road trip to the old gold mining town of Hill End in the Bathurst Region of New South Wales.  A couple of years ago we had attempted a trip to Hill End but due to our daughter getting terribly car sick we didn't quite make it and ended up at Turon Gates instead.  So this time we were determined to get there via a different route! WHERE DID WE GO? ➡ CLICK ON THE MAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS ⬅ DAY 1 Our first stop on the trip was a [Read more...]

TRAVEL APPS for Aussie Road Trips

  With the technology we carry and the ever growing list of apps these days, we have so much information at our fingertips when travelling!  Whether it's a petrol station, a camp spot or a playground you are looking for, you can be sure there is an app to help you out! HERE'S A LIST OF THE HANDY APPS WE USE WHEN TRAVELLING! WikiCamps - $7.99 WikiCamps has a huge database of campgrounds, caravan parks, day use areas, points of interest and information centres all over [Read more...]

Greens Point Campground – SOFALA NSW **FREE CAMP**

GREENS POINT CAMPGROUND Greens Point Campground is a free camp on the banks of the Turon River in Sofala, NSW.  There are three campsites to pick from in the area, this being the largest.   On arrival there were a few campers set up on the first flat section.  We wandered down further and found plenty of space and shade along the river.  WHERE IS IT? Upper Turon Road. Sofala.  Approximately 6km from the township of Sofala and 40km from Hill [Read more...]

GULGONG SHOWGROUND, NSW

We've stayed at the Gulgong Showground a couple of times now on our way back to the coast and it's a great spot to pull up for the night! There is power and water available and most camp up the top near the amenities.  We, however, like to get away from the caravan park style sites and the caretaker is fantastic and allows you to choose your own unpowered site and there's ample space to park! WHERE IS IT? Gulgong is around 300km from Newcastle via the Golden Highway. The Showground [Read more...]

MILPARINKA – OUTBACK NSW

Milparinka is around 250km north of Broken Hill and 40kms south of Tibooburra on the Silver City Highway. Although the gold mining days are well in the past the town's small community has restored some of the old buildings to preserve the town's history. The Milparinka Hotel still operates and you can stop in for a meal, a chat and a beer or two! Camping is available at the Pub for a small donation or you can camp further down on Evelyn Creek - check out WikiCamps for more [Read more...]

MYALL RIVER CAMP – Hawks Nest, NSW

Myall River Camp is a spacious campground situated on the Myall River.  The sites are grassy and if you are lucky enough you may even snag a riverfront spot. This campground is an ideal place for swimming, boating, kayaking and fishing. There is a boat ramp and a shallow beach area for the kids to safely swim. WHERE IS IT? Myall River Camp is around 85kms north of Newcastle and a short 5 minutes from the township of Hawks Nest in NSW. CAMP FEES $25 per [Read more...]