Beautiful Blue Mountains

When I was a little girl (in grade five to be specific), I did a project on the crossing of the Blue Mountains. I remember getting my big piece of poster board and cutting and gluing pictures of Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth onto the card, and writing up a description of their expedition and drawing …

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Kids and the Hunter Valley don’t mix

The Hunter Valley has been on my bucket list for many years and I had come close to ticking it off a couple of years ago when we were at Umina Beach on the NSW Central Coast for our annual November holiday with our crew (we are four families made up of some cousins and friends …

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A few nights at Mungo Brush

Mungo Brush was a random selection that was made after Corey had read a good review somewhere about it. On the drive over towards the coast from Gloucester we decided we should check it out. It's one of the first National Park campgrounds that we have had to book and reserve a site. After stocking up on some groceries, …

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Atop the Barrington Tops

Once more, we’ve traded the ocean for the mountains and left South West Rocks bound for the Barrington Tops. I didn’t really know what to expect from this area as I honestly had never heard of the Barrington Tops before. Access to the 'Tops' is through Gloucester (I can never pronounce this town properly – apparently …

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Intrigue at South West Rocks

Our time at South West Rocks was steeped in history and stunning in its surrounds. Normally we don't book anywhere and just wing it, but we had noticed that the closer to the coast we are, the harder it is to get in where we want. Sure enough, we left making any booking too late and …

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Illaroo – Funny name, stunning camp

As we headed South, we weren’t really sure where we were going to go, but we finally decided upon the Illaroo Campground which is in the Yuraygir National Park. Situated about 1km from Minnie Water (a small coastal village which consists of a general store and a Surf Livesaving clubhouse), Illaroo is one of the …

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Tears, goodbyes & sangas for dinner

Well, we made it to Broken Hill! Yes there were tears, and some very sad goodbyes, but after a later than desired start, we arrived at the BH Racecourse around 6pm to claim our $15 per night unpowered site... mainly because that was all that was left.  A very popular stopover, with very cheap prices, …

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