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The Timeless Joy of Spotto: A Classic Car Ride Game

Car rides, often synonymous with monotony for children, take on a new life with the timeless game of Spotto. This classic pastime has been a staple of family road trips for generations, providing a simple yet endlessly entertaining diversion for kids and adults alike. The rules of Spotto are delightfully straightforward. Participants keep their eye...

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Tassie: things to do other than Mt Wellington

Here are Beks top 5 things to see apart from Mt Wellington.  1. Jump off soldiers rock It may sound a little daunting, jumping off a 10 metre rock into choppy, dark waves. But this is the best way to get that adreneline hit without paying hundreds for a tourist attraction, becuase its 100% free! Located in Blackmans Bay, its just a short 2 min...

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North Queensland Beauty

I am no stranger to a good road trip, blessed to have travelled all around Australia. We have an amazing diverse country that should be explored! But on a recent trip up to Townsville driving from Brisbane, we were reminded of north Queenland's beauty. It was hardly a discussion before my partner and I jumped back in the car and kept on driving nor...

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The Big Trip

Our first big trip with our daughter was out to Dubbo starting from Newcastle. Now I know this doesn't seem like a big trip to many but for us this was the furthest we had gone before, we have annual trips about an hour north but apart from that our travel experience was limited, and with a 1yr old at the time it was quite an adventure. But an adve...

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So you have a caravan now...

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Here is a list of tips for people who are starting out towing a caravan! Towing a caravan can be a fun and rewarding way to travel, but it's important to make sure you have the necessary skills and knowledge to do it safely. In this list, we've compiled some essential tips to help you get started on your caravanning journey. Whether you're a season...

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Dutch Dude Downunder

I started my trip when I was graduated from my bachelor degree. I started my journey in Darwin. From Darwin I hired a car to Cairns this was my first experience with Traveling alone and camping in the nature. One night a was staying at a nature camping place near some water where I had a great evening seeing a lot of birds and when I was dark I was...

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Car games for Road Trippers

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There are plenty of car games to keep road trippers entertained. The old standbys like I Spy and the License Plate Game are always good for a few laughs. For a more challenging game, try playing 20 Questions or the Alphabet Game. If you're looking for something a little more active, try playing Car Bingo or Simon Says. And if you're really looking ...

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Travel in Victorian weather

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Melbourne, Australia's second largest city, is located in Victoria, the smallest mainland state. Hiking is popular in Victoria, especially at the Dandenong Ranges and Wilson Promontory. In addition to hosting tennis, cricket, Aussie rules football and rugby, Melbourne is also the centre of all Australian sport. Besides its excellent food, it is als...

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DAY 4 – HALL'S GAP TO PORT FAIRY

Ouch, I have a pain in my lower back. There is something hard there. What is it? Oh it's my torch! Apparently after sleeping in a sleeping bag for a few nights I needed something digging into my back to make me sleep better. I lay in bed, thinking, enjoying the silence, birds singing their morning songs, bliss. Before long I hear a "Good morning Mu...

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When to Travel in Western Australia

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Western Australia is the largest state in Australia and home to Perth, the world's most isolated city. It is the fourth largest city in Australia. There are spectacular beaches, spacious green parks, and excellent food in this area, including Rottnest Island. Further inland is a wild and remote desert region that runs along the entire West Coast of...

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SOLO QLD CAMPING VIDEO GOES VIRAL

It's one of my guilty pleasures. Whenever I have some downtime, or a break between jobs, I'll open up Youtube and see what it has to serve me. If you're logged into an account, it'll keep track of your viewing preferences and offer you videos based on what you've watched before. I usually find something on the first screen to watch. But if I don't ...

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DAY 3 – MUNGO TO HALL'S GAP

I am asleep, but my face is numb with cold. I am awakened by "Mum, Mum? I need the toilet. Now!" It's dark and bitterly cold, a quick trip to the fetid long drop was not the way I wanted to start my day! Oh the joys of children! We arrive back at our tent shivering, find my watch and discover that it is 5am, no getting the little Miss back to sleep...

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DAY 2 – MENINDEE TO MUNGO

I am deep asleep, warm and cosy in my sleeping bag, a chirpy "Good Morning Mummy" brings me back to reality. I open my eyes and the first thing I see is the milky waters of Lake Panamaroo not 10 feet from my toes, glowing pale pink in the early dawn, small wavelets slapping against the shore in a soothing rhythm, birds whistle sweet tunes, I could ...

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ICONIC HIGH COUNTRY HUTS

Finally it was our turn. Inspired by stories of survival and adventure faced by mountain cattlemen and women, we had made the commitment to experience for ourselves some of the Victorian High Country's most iconic huts. I was hoping to understand the feeling of remoteness, loneliness and personal hardships faced by these pioneers by standing in the...

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VISITING THE SAPPHIRE COAST

There is a whole lot to do and see around the Merimbula area and further down the Sapphire Coast! After travelling to this beautiful town for many years (10 if we are counting), we still found new things to do, see and explore on our trip for the week. Originally, we were meant to be heading up the coast and hitting Byron Bay, but unfortunately, li...

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DAY 1 – CASSILIS TO MENINDEE LAKES

I focus my eyes on the green glow of the alarm clock, 4.03am. I swear I have looked at that clock every fifteen minutes since 2am. I give up! I swing out of bed and head off to awaken my travel partners, my parents Julie and Bob whom travelled down from their home on the Darling Downs, Qld, yesterday, and my 5 year old daughter Alexandra. Hot drink...

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