Newcastle Memorial Walk

Newcastle Memorial Walk is located on Strzelecki Headland and spans 450 metres along the cliff top towards Bar Beach. The structure cost $4.5 million to build and over 64 tonnes of steel was used in its construction. The Memorial Walk was built to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC and the commencement of BHP’s steel making in Newcastle. The walk features steel silhouettes of soldiers inscribed with thousands of family names of Hunter men and women who served in World War [Read more...]

THE BOGEY HOLE, Newcastle

Often the place we live, our hometown, gets explored the least.  We are too excited about visiting places we haven't been and forget about what is right at our finger tips!  We have lived in the Newcastle Region on and off for 18 years and there is still so many places we haven't explored.  So recently we decided it was time to tick off our hometown bucket list - visit new places and re-visit places we haven't been to for years! First on our list, the iconic....  BOGEY [Read more...]

A Million Star Campsite in the Strzelecki Desert

When I hear the words "perfect campsite" I instantly think back to a beautiful spot we found along the Strzelecki Track. We were travelling around the Outback and had stopped at Cameron Corner to check out the Corner Post!  The plan was to stay at Cameron Corner overnight and continue on to Innamincka the next day.  However, after lunch at the Corner Store and a sticky beak around it was still only just after one o'clock in the afternoon, so we decided to continue [Read more...]

Weekend Escape – Hawks Nest, NSW

Hawks Nest is a seaside town located 2.5 hours north of Sydney.  With Jimmys Beach and Bennetts Beach located in close proximity to the caravan park, it makes for a fun and relaxing weekend getaway with the kids.  We stayed at North Coast Holiday Park which has recently undergone a refurbishment.  The park is large with over 140 caravan and camping sites and a few onsite cabins and beach tents also available. The park has a great playground just outside the entrance and a [Read more...]

CAR TRAVEL GAMES + free printables

Are we there yet?  I’m hungry!  He’s touching me! She’s looking out my window!  Sound familiar?? If we have any more than two weeks off from school and work, we are not ones to stay close to home – we will travel over 3,000 kilometres in two weeks just to see some new sights and add some more lines to our map!  So this means quite a bit of car travel. July last year we set off on an Outback trip.  The first day we left home and did around 560km to get to Nyngan [Read more...]

Karijini National Park

Here's a little blast from the past! Karijini National Park is centred in the Hamersley Ranges of the Pilbara region in the northwest of the Australian state of Western Australia. The park is located approximately 1,500 kilometres from the state's capital city, Perth and around 70 kilometres north of Tom Price. At 627,422 hectares, Karijini is the second largest national park in Western Australia. The park is renowned for its many breathtaking [Read more...]