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.  

Campground in TIBOOBURRA – OUTBACK NSW

  ABORIGINAL LANDS COUNCIL CAMPGROUND   📍TIBOOBURRA - OUTBACK NSW If you are travelling around Corner Country make sure you check out this awesome low cost campground in Tibooburra! CAMPGROUND INFORMATION  Large level sites No power Hot showers Toilets Campfires allowed Pets allowed Rainwater available 1.5km from town Undercover picnic area with BBQ [Read more...]

Newcastle Harbour Cruise

We had the perfect autumn day for our lunchtime cruise around Newcastle Harbour.   We were welcomed aboard the "Princess", a 28.5 metre vessel, and shown our seats ready to cruise the harbour! The vessel is licensed to carry 216 guests and has a fully enclosed air conditioned dining area with ample window viewing.  A spiral staircase allows for access to the upper deck where you can really take in the views. This particular cruise [Read more...]

Mount Yacaaba Walking Track

YACAABA WALKING TRACK Location: Hawks Nest, NSW (Myall Lakes National Park) Distance: 6.3km return to the Beach Road Car Park Time frame: 2.5 hours... this was with a nice rest at the top and some geocaching too! Grade: 4 Elevation: 185m above sea level GETTING TO THE START OF THE TRACK The walking track starts at the southern end of Bennetts Beach. We parked at the end of Beach Road and it is around a 1.5km walk along the beach to the start of the track. [Read more...]