They are man’s best friend. They’re part of the family. And for many, they’re a huge part of what makes travelling around the country so much fun. We’re talking about dogs, of course! And today, we are going to be taking a look at the best spots and pet-friendly holiday parks in NSW where four-legged travellers are welcome too. What Does Dog-Friendly Mean? Terms and conditions apply when you’re travelling with pets.

Sydney. It seems to be the place that everyone wants to run away from. Including myself. After growing up in the inner city, and a long stint living on the beautiful Northern Beaches, I couldn’t wait to ‘escape the rat race’ and move somewhere quieter. But now that I’ve been away from my home town for several years, I can truly appreciate it’s magnificence. Sydney, with

The show season has almost begun, and the first of the year for us is always the Newcastle Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo. It’s a fantastic regional show, and we know there are loads of you coming from all over the state to have a look through. With it’s mix of stunning beaches, historical sites, lush national parks, local markets, and it’s diverse food, art and wine scene,

Green Patch Camp Ground is located in the Booderee National Park, Jervis Bay, NSW, in a pristine natural setting. It’s a popular spot due to it’s unbelievably beautiful location, on the shores of a sheltered beach bearing the same name. The water is crystal clear and safe for young families, the sand is blindingly white, and the wildlife is very friendly-you’ll often find kangaroos sunning themselves on the

Take a generous sprinkle of the whitest sand in the world, fifty shades of turquoise, and an impressive array of wildlife, and what do you get? A paradise that will excite you, inspire you, and provide you with everything you need for an idyllic getaway. Whats is Booderee? Booderee, in the local language of the region, means ‘Bay Of Plenty’. And it sure is true to it’s name,

Words by Katie James In Australia, we’re blessed with some of the finest festivals the world has to offer. No matter what your interest or hobby, you can be guaranteed that somewhere, throughout the year, there’s a festival celebrating whatever it is you’re into. So we’ve compiled a list of the best food, music, arts, sports, community, garden and indigenous festivals in each state. This week, we are

Following on from my last post, here is part two of the Best (Short) Bushwalks in Australia-today we are looking at Victoria and Queensland. Stay tuned next week for our final chapter!   Victoria Triplet Falls Rainforest Walk 2km, 1hr loop, moderate (steep steps) Triplet Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Great Otway National Park. Nestled amongst the ancient forests of Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech,

Words by Katie James For the hardcore, there are many hundreds of multi-day bushwalks across our wide brown land. They love nothing better than filling a backpack of essentials and heading off into the unknown for a week of silence and discovery. And to them I say, good for you! But I’m not hardcore, and I like to have my comforts around me at the end of

What first comes to mind when you think of Byron Bay? There seems to be two distinct schools of thought about the world famous beach side town. The first is that it’s a party town, full of backpackers, hippie (or hipster) wannabes and hard core partiers, devoid of the original soul that it once had in the 70’s and 80’s. The second is that it’s a cultural and

The pride of our soft floor fleet, the Kakadu, is named after Australia’s best known, and most rugged, National Park. Kakadu, one of the few UNESCO World Heritage sites listed for both it’s natural and cultural values, is located in the tropical north end of the Northern Territory. And it’s big. Really big. In fact, this National Park is bigger than many European countries, and at

In last weeks post, we listed a few of our favourite spots to visit on Fraser Island. This week we’ll finish up our ‘top ten list’ with a few more ecological gems, as well as information on the best places to camp on this magnificent island. 6. Champagne Pools Located just north of Indian head, the Champagne Pools are a spectacular group of rock pools on the

Back in the day, when I was young, footloose, and fancy free, my boyfriend and I did a backpacking tour of Fraser Island. We had a brilliant time discovering the main attractions of K’Gari (Fraser’s indigenous name-meaning ‘paradise’), and it remains one of our most memorable trips to date. Which is quite a feat considering how much beer was consumed that week. However. I digress. As soon

Words and images by Peter Kinlyside Day 1 – Short Run to Maldon, VIC Just a short trip to start with, ostensibly to show the in-laws the Camper Trailer (hereafter known as the CT). Set up in the paddock next to Ken and Carol’s, out front of Lee’s. Truck ran like a dog on LPG up the hills – 39 L/100 km’s. Filled up LPG at Castlemaine. Had Fish and Chips for dinner

Words and images by Peter Kinlyside Days 12 &13 – Port Hedland. Fixed a few things around Erin’s place, played with the dogs a bit. Had to fill in a few holes in cement driveway, and got some good assist from the dogs  – had to make 2 batches of concrete, and they had to ensure I was laying it properly by digging it out between batches. They were

Day 28 – Geraldton to Kalbarri Started off very fresh in the morning. Refilled the water tank, then off to Midwest Windscreens for 3 hours. While there, took a long walk to Bunnings, Repco, SCA, and didn’t buy ANYTHING – first time ever methinks. Midwest Windscreens did a great job, and finished on-time – well recommended if you need a windscreen around Geraldton. Off to Kalbarri, and

Anbangbang Rock Shelter, Kakadu National Park The fascinating and diverse range of Aboriginal Rock Art in Australia is absolutely mind-blowing. The history and spirituality of this rich culture, represented by the primitive artwork scrawled across rocks and caves all over our country, is staggering. Aboriginal rock art is part of an ancient tradition of painting and engraving, and sadly, only about fifty years away from disappearing forever. The images tell

Last week, we finished part one of our Waterfall Way Destination Feature in the Cathedral Rocks National Park. However, I almost forgot to tell you about one of the most pristine wilderness areas along this route. So, if you head south east of Cathedral Rocks (a little further back towards Dorrigo), you’ll find yourself in the New England National Park. It’s interesting to note that the New England NP

There is pleasure in the pathless woods There is rapture on the lonely shore There is society, where none intrudes By the deep sea, and music in its roar I love not man the less, but Nature more                                         -Lord Byron Yes, there’s just something about gushing water over rocks that seems

If you’re anything like me, you love the finer things in life. Mixed with a little bit of ‘roughing it’. And a lot of adventure. Bendigo ticks all these boxes and more. It’s a town worth exploring, and great for couples, singles and families alike. No matter your age or interests, Bendigo has something for you.   Words by Katie James Bendigo is a vibrant regional centre, located