Otways Tourist Park Review

by on July 14, 2010
in Accommodation, Victoria

A little while ago we had a free weekend and were searching for somewhere close to home to spend a few nights.  We’re blessed with the Great Ocean Road and Bellarine Peninsula right on our doorstep, but were looking for something different from our usual getaways.  And so, we happened upon the Otways Tourist Park.

Large grassy drive through sites. Image: Otways Tourist Park

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Planning a family holiday

by on June 17, 2010
in Tips

Enjoying a family outing in Orbost, Victoria

Going on holidays is one of our favourite things to do.  As much as it’s tempting to focus on all that R & R, a little planning before the big departure can help minimise unexpected hiccups that could eat into your valuable holiday time.

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Lorikeet Tourist Park, Arrawarra Review

by on June 7, 2010
in New South Wales

When it comes to accommodation Coffs Harbour certainly has a huge range to choose from – hotels, apartments, holiday homes and caravan parks.  On our last trip up to the Coffs Coast, we opted to stay away from the busyness of town though and headed about 25 minutes north to beautiful Arrawarra.

Guess how the Lorikeet Tourist Park got its name ...

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10 tips for successful camping with kids

by on May 19, 2010
in Tips

Camping with kids can be one of life’s simple pleasures.  Whether it’s in camping grounds with 5 star facilities or out in the bush with the bare essentials, camping trips have the potential to provide lifelong memories for your whole family.  Camping can be as complicated as you like, but like most things simpler often means more successful.

1. Set up in daylight

Depending on the whim of your little fellow travellers, setting up can be a breeze or a nightmare.  Best not to risk a nightmare in the dark.  Stopping earlier in the day lessens the chance of anyone being frazzled and cranky, you can see what pole goes where and if you’re setting up on an ants’ nest.  All good things. Read more

Dreampot Review

by on May 14, 2010
in Gear

Cooking while caravanning or camping can be a challenge.  Limited space and resources test ingenuity.  Limited time (due to all the fun stuff you’re getting up to) can be another consideration.  Enter the Dreampot.

What is a Dreampot?

Contrary to what my husband would have you believe, he isn’t the subject of this review.  No, the Dreampot is probably the most versatile tool in our camp cooking armoury.

“Imagine putting a meal on the stove for the short time required, transferring the inner pots into the Dream-Pot, then the magic begins.  Your delicious and nutritious homestyle meals cook in their own retained heat.” www.dreampot.com.au

The Dreampot in action

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