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 itself [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 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! Courthouse & Police Barracks/Cells Milparinka is well worth a visit when touring around the outback! We received this message from Bev in [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 car/campsite - OFF [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 their [Read more...]

Camp on Allyn | East Gresford

** Info and pics updated June 2020 CAMP ON ALLYN - EAST GRESFORD is in the Hunter Region of NSW and sits on the Allyn River.  This campground opened in 2017 and the owners, Tom and Robyn, really have done a great job transforming this farm paddock into the beautiful country campground that it is. WHERE IS IT? Camp on Allyn is located on Gresford Road, East Gresford, around 70kms north west of Newcastle. Click on map to open in Google Maps CAMP FEES  $10 per person per night [Read more...]