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...]

OUR TOP TIPS FOR ROAD TRIPS …WITH KIDS!

I don’t think it matters how many road trips you have been on, the thought of putting the kids in the car for a whole day probably makes you cringe a little!  Our kids have been travelling since they were babies, so have been on many a road trip, but that doesn’t mean they enjoy it every single time! Here’s some tips that work for us! PLAN YOUR DAY Try to stop every 2 hours (this will depend on the age of your kids of course). Stop at a playground or park so the kids can get rid of [Read more...]

Camp on Allyn – East Gresford

CAMP ON ALLYN - EAST GRESFORD We recently spent three nights at CAMP ON ALLYN - EAST GRESFORD in the Hunter Region of NSW.  Camp on Allyn sits on the Allyn River and is a peaceful country location to take the family for the weekend. The Owners, Tom and Robyn, have only recently opened this campground on their working cattle property.  WHERE IS IT? Camp on Allyn is located on Gresford Road, East Gresford, around 70kms north west of Newcastle. CAMP FEES  [Read more...]

Jerrys Plains Recreational Reserve **FREE CAMP**

Jerrys Plains Recreational Reserve is a great FREE campground just off the highway! WHERE IS IT? Jerrys Plains is a small town located between Singleton and Merriwa on the Golden Highway in NSW. CAMP FEES FREE!!! CAMPGROUND INFO Large grassed area Suitable for tents through to big rigs Toilets Water available No power  Playground BBQs Dog friendly  Rubbish bins  Tennis Court access Check it out on [Read more...]

WHITE CLIFFS – OUTBACK NSW

WHITE CLIFFS… an intriguing little outback town! You will find White Cliffs around 70km north of Wilcannia and 270km northeast of Broken Hill in Outback NSW. White Cliffs is renowned for its opal mining and fascinating underground houses.  The houses are a sight to see, well you don’t actually see much and I guess that is the amazing part… Most you only see a front door in the side of a hill or air vents popping out of the ground and that's pretty much it!!   With temperatures [Read more...]

ECHUCA: Paddlesteamers on the Murray!

When visiting ECHUCA in Victoria, a cruise down the Murray River on a Paddlesteamer is a must!! The Murray River fleet has three Paddlesteamers:  PS Emmylou, PS Canberra and PS Pride of the Murray.  We boarded the PS Canberra which happens to be the oldest Paddlesteamer in the fleet - she's been on the water for over a century! The cruise we went on lasted for approximately one hour and the skipper provided an informative historic commentary along the way.   [Read more...]

Australian Wildlife

There is always plenty of wildlife to see when travelling around Australia whether you are on the coast or in the outback.  It's such a great experience, especially for kids, to see these beautiful animals up close! Here's a few we have seen on our travels.