Bridge Reserve Campground – CLARENCE TOWN, NSW

BRIDGE RESERVE is a council owned camping ground located in the small rural town of Clarence Town.   The camping ground sits on the banks of the Williams River around 55km north west of Newcastle.  The Reserve has large grassy unpowered sites.  There is ample room at this campground, however it does get quite busy during holidays and long weekends so best to call and book.  There are a few campsites right on the river and plenty more by the fence under the [Read more...]

8 REASONS TO TAKE YOUR FAMILY CAMPING

Tent?  Swag?  Caravan?  Camper?  Doesn't matter what you have - they all get you out there enjoying the beautiful outdoors! I have so many reasons why you should love camping but I'll share my top 8 to start with! FAMILY TIME! This, to us, is one of the most important things about camping!  With most people these days leading such a hectic schedule during the week, juggling work, school and sporting activities, it means we often lack time together as a [Read more...]

Lane Cove River Tourist Park

If you are heading to Sydney and want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lane Cove River Tourist Park is a fantastic option!   WHERE IS IT? Lane Cove River Tourist Park is located on Plassey Road, Macquarie Park. The park is set within Lane Cove National Park and is a very peaceful spot to base yourself for a weekend of city exploring.   With the airport not too far away, the planes do fly overhead but we didn't see this as a problem... the kids thought it [Read more...]

VIVID SYDNEY 2017

VIVID Sydney is definitely something to put on your bucket list!  This was our first time to see this huge outdoor light event and we were very impressed!!  We will be back to explore more of the amazing displays another year. The light displays are in various locations around the city and easily accessible.  I do suggest you have a plan before heading out and downloading the Vivid App will assist you with organising your visit.  You could easily spend a week in Sydney and [Read more...]

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...]