Brisbane & Queensland Stays
Got the kids, plus all their gear leaves just enough room for your toothbrush. Perhaps your wish lists includes the following ● A bit of comfort ● Heaps of things for kids to do that do not break the bank ● Cafes and foodie outlets to avoid slaving over a camp oven ● Privacy and space to chill out in ● Decent bathroom facilities ● The beach at your doorstep ● Forests and waterfalls ● Have you thought about a National Park as a getaway camping holiday?
Queensland is awash with accommodation options from luxury to budget conscious holiday parks. Here are a few choices where the accommodation is strictly limited and exclusive. Glamping is about privacy, space and ultimately comfort while enjoying the natural surroundings. Port Douglas with its vibrant tropical village atmosphere is a great place to get a taste of glamping. The magic of an immersion in a marine world of the Great Barrier Reef on a pontoon, what a holiday thought. Queensland, with its experienced visitor sector and warm climate is ideal for glamping outdoors. A swag on the outdoor deck, it does not get any better than this.
Hobart & Tasmania stays
Tasmania is relatively cool in summer creating an escape option from the omniscient heat of mainland Australia. Cool shade amidst wilderness Tasmania is the stuff of your get out town plans. The abundant forests, wildlife encounters where animals outnumber people, arresting landscapes where you catch your breath. The unfolding sweep of mountains, valleys and rivers is a postcard invitation to go camping in Tasmania. Camp experiences range from an exquisite beach, several National Parks, camp where the fish run and trout is on the menu, or practice your wilderness skills in the more remote regions of Tasmania. Plus options for camping with kids.
Melbourne & Victoria Stays
Want to try out what it is like to go camping? Mornington Peninsula is a great place to start your camping adventure. It helps the foray into the camping world with a great place to find a brewed coffee. Mornington Peninsula has numerous local cafes willing to deliver the morning fix. The Peninsula is a place with sandy bays, shallow safe waters for kids and aquatic sports galore. Culture buffs do not despair, artists and artisan crafts have made Mornington Peninsula their home. Art trails, boutique galleries, pop up stalls in farmers markets, the place has got the lot. Nature lovers have extraordinary landscapes to walk, cycle or ponder among where wildlife and marine life invites further investigation. Mornington Peninsula is a destination where locals will introduce visitors to how to holiday like an Australian.
Sydney & New South Wales stays
A camping holiday, in the Camden Haven River region avoids the rush of commuter Friday flights and traffic from Sydney to Port Macquarie and Coffs Harbour. Camden Haven is a step into a classic weekend break in the country. Camden Haven villages can serve a trim soy latte with the best of them yet there is a country charm and not an entertainment venue in sight. You would need to hop into a vehicle and hightail to Port Macquarie for that. Camden Haven offers the opportunity to maximise a long weekend or perhaps two days in the middle of the week. Get away from the bustle and go camping. Take the pooch, check beforehand it is OK. And, overseas guests why not try an Aussie classic, a camping holiday downunder. A perfect way to get to know a place, share your holiday experience with locals.
Need a budget holiday? The wish list includes water to swim, fish or simply relax by with a decent pub nearby. The Swan Hill surrounding district offers plenty of choice for locals to get out of Melbourne, for out of state visitors to explore Victoria’s backyard as well overseas visitors to find an Aussie experience complete with small town grit. The landscape tells the story of a dry land with river systems pushed to their limits and of survival of people and animals. It is a chance to immerse yourself in the Australian story.