National Geographic KIDS Magazine

We have had a subscription to this magazine for quite a few months now and the kids, particularly our 9 year old daughter, love it!! This is such an educational magazine with so much information for the kids to sink their inquisitive minds into! WHY WE LIKE IT! ▶ Monthly magazine delivered straight to your mailbox (newsagents also stock)! ▶ Full of stories from all over the world! ▶ Amazing facts and information about animals, science, history and geography! ▶ Puzzles, quizzes, jokes, posters [Read more...]

CAVES BEACH – Sea Caves & Rock Pools

CAVES BEACH is a small coastal town just 30kms south of Newcastle in New South Wales.  Caves Beach is a stunning stretch of coastline and a very popular spot to explore sea caves. Access to the sea caves is at the southern end of the beach and low tide is the best time to visit.  We parked in the car park just off Caves Beach Road, to the south of the Surf Club.  The lookout at the car park provides beautiful views of the caves and coastline. There is a path from the car [Read more...]

Throsby Creek Walking Loop, CARRINGTON (NEWCASTLE) NSW

There's nothing better than a Sunday afternoon stroll to finish off the weekend, especially by the water! The Newcastle Region has so many beautiful walking tracks to explore and we recently ticked off another one in Carrington. Carrington is a suburb of Newcastle and sits just north of the CBD. The track we walked along is part of the Newy Parkrun route and the distance we covered was just under 5kms. We parked the car at the Carrington boat ramp and set off towards Newcastle Rowing [Read more...]

LEVEN CANYON, Tasmania

LEVEN CANYON is located around 50 minutes south of Devonport. Leven Canyon is 275 metres above the Leven River and provides some breathtaking views. The 1.7km circuit takes you from the picnic area to the Edge Lookout, then up 697 forest stairs to Cruikshanks Lookout. (You can go either way, we choose to go up the stairs). This is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks and has spectacular views of the canyon and surrounding forest. The Edge Lookout The 697 Forest Stairs!! [Read more...]

25 PHOTOS THAT WILL HAVE YOU PLANNING A TRIP TO THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD

THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD is a spectacular 240 km stretch of road between the coastal towns of Torquay and Allansford in Victoria. The 12 Apostles, Bells Beach and Cape Otway are just a few of the amazing sights on this drive. We splurged on a helicopter flight over the 12 Apostles and it was incredible!! We loved the drive but the flight gives another perspective of this gorgeous part of Australia! If you get the chance, we recommend you jump in a helicopter and enjoy the [Read more...]