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Month: April 2016

Where to Camp for First-Time Campers – Treescape – Port Stephens

“If I’m honest, we’re camping snobs – but not the glamping diva’s who demand utmost luxury when experiencing the great outdoors. In fact, the more amenities a campsite has, the less we like it. I guess it feels like cheating.” We’re more of the Bear Grills hunter-gatherer types. We laugh in the face of fresh running water. We visit the Australian Long Drop without a sniff or a whiff of disdain. We worry not about several days without a shower or dirt in-between our toes & finger nails – all in the name of adventure. But… We just discovered...

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Kayaking & Camping in Dunns Swamp – Wollemi World Heritage National Park

There’s so much more to New South Wales than world class beaches and coastline. Why not explore Country NSW at the World Heritage listed Wollemi National Park? It’s just a couple of hours North West of Sydney. Take a 2 minute vacation with us to Dunns Swamp (or Ganguddy as it’s known to local Aboriginal people) and get a taste for the local! We pitched up alongside the picturesque Cudgegong River, nestled in-between Gum Trees and nature. There’s so much to see and do! Kayaking and hiking – breath-taking views to discover and amazing animals to spot – I lost...

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Wine Tasting at Bunnamagoo – Mudgee Region

Mudgee – Aborigine for the Nest in the Hills – is a small town with a big heart. With its fertile farmlands and 2,400 hectares of vineyards, there’s no wonder this little town has such a big reputation. Ask any foodie or wine buff – they’ll tell you that scrumptious local produce and award winning vineyards have become synonymous with the historical town. But I wasn’t going to take their word for it. Some things are best experienced first hand, so the VisitingNSW team hit the road. Destination – Mudgee. Mudgee is just over a 3-hour drive from the bustling...

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Postcard from Seven Mile Beach

The ocean shimmers with wild colours reflected from the Australian sunrise… Colours I have never before seen. They dance upon the clouds and along the damp shoreline where my toes test the winter waters. This is my first coastal morning in Seven Mile Beach, New South Wales, and no Instagram filter could recreate what my eyes see. The beach is deserted – bar us and the kookaburras, who laugh at our awe from the trees surrounding the coastline. And as we walk along the coastline hand-in-hand, my travel weary eyes awakening with the fresh sea breeze, my lips salty,...

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How to go from Camping Zero to Camping Hero

Chaos – that’s how our first camping trip could be described. There was so much equipment we didn’t have and too much equipment we didn’t need. We got it all wrong. But over time, we’ve become camping heroes and we thought we’d share a few tips that can help you become a camp star too! First Time Campers Right now, next to the front door, our camping gear is stacked and packed neatly in storage containers holding everything we’ll need for our upcoming trip to the South Coast of New South Wales. It’s organised, it’s tidy and it’ll make...

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