COOLAH TOPS NATIONAL PARK, New South Wales

The October Long Weekend had us exploring Coolah Tops National Park in New South Wales. Coolah Tops National Park is 30kms east of the township of Coolah and around 330kms north west of Newcastle. The last 15kms into the National Park is dirt road with a few dips in sections, however, no issues for a 4WD/van with reasonable clearance. WHERE DID WE GO? ➡ CLICK ON THE MAP TO OPEN IN GOOGLE MAPS ⬅ We left home on Friday afternoon and had a quick overnight stop near Jerrys [Read more...]

CENTRAL QUEENSLAND – Two Week Trip Plan

The July School Holidays were upon us and we set off for a two week trip into Central Queensland.  The only real plans were to make it to The Gemfields and Carnarvon Gorge and the rest we worked out along the way. Sandstone Park at Carnarvon Gorge was the only campsite we pre-booked because we were told it could be busy, however, we only phoned them two days before arriving and they were able to accommodate us.  The rest of the time we worked out the general area we were heading and [Read more...]

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...]

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...]