MAY 2012 NEWSLETTER


Camping Holidays In Australia

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Welcome everyone and a special thanks to all new subscribers.

Camping Holidays In Australia are hugely popular as camping covers everything from basic camping in a tent or swag to road tripping in a motorhome and a fifth wheeler.

The freedom to travel where ever you like is exciting and adventurous, some of us stay on the main roads and others love the adventure of the dirt roads and four wheel driving.

In Australia you have the opportunity and options to stay at beautiful accommodation then head off for a days road trip for a sightseeing adventure or go 'roughing it' camping and have a day in a nearby town for some easy meals and a change of scenery.

When we went to the 'theme parks' at Surfers Paradise several years ago we camped in a tent at the nearby Big 4 Treasure Island Holiday Park rather than staying in a motel or apartment and of course it was a whole lot cheaper.

Everywhere you go camping in Australia there are always interesting people to meet, exciting things to do and many unique things to see.





Happy travelling everyone.


Below I have included a new road trip, caravan park directories, we continue travelling Australia and several travel Australia book suggestions.


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Road Trip - The Snowy Mountains Drive - NSW

The 'Snowy Mountains Drive' is a self drive loop tour including Cooma, Berridale, Kosciuszko National Park, Jindabyne, Thredbo, Khancoban, Tumut, Adaminaby and much more.

The Snowy mountains region is full of history, culture, beautitful scenery and stunning views, great country towns to visit, plenty of interesting flora and fauna and famous landmarks to visit, photograph and learn about.


www.snowymountains.com.au

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Lake Kununurra and a seaplane taking off



Things To Do In Tasmania

Tasmania has eight regions to explore that are stunning and unique with many attractions and experiences for everyone.

Very popular places and things to do are are the Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Museum, hang gliding, Hobart City coach tour, the Gordon River cruises, Huon Jet boats, Port Arthur historic site, the Tahune Airwalk, the Tamar River cruises, the West Coast Wilderness Railway and so much more.

The 'See Tasmania' Attractions Pass gives you entry to over 45 top Tassie attractions. This website gives you many ideas and information for the best places to visit in Tasmania.

www.seetasmaniapass.iventurecard.com


Visiting the Sunshine Coast in Queensland

The Sunshine Coast is beautiful to visit with towns like Noosa. Mooloolaba on the coast, driving through the rolling hills to see towns like Montville, Mapleton, Flaxton and Maleny is also stunning in avery differnt way. See the website below for much more about visiting the Sunshine Coast.



www.visit-queensland.com

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Crossing the South Australian border in the Outback



South West Region - Western Australia

Continuing our road trip we are driving from Perth to the South West region which is home to famous destinations like Margaret River, Albany, Blackwood River, Busselton and Denmark.

The South west region has five regions that are all unique and very interesting, 'Geographe' is rich in agriculture, has it's own wine region, features a stunning coastline, marine life and a maritime history. 'Margaret River' is famous for its wines, it also has fine dining and plenty of water activities inclduing surfing. 'Blackwood River Valley' is perfect for scenic drives along the river, there are plenty of opportunities to taste the local food and wines.

'The Southern Forests' is a feast for natures wonders with ancient trees, wildflowers, white beaches and more local produce to sample. The 'Great Southern' area has dramatic coastlline views, winding rivers, scenic farmland, plenty of marine and wildlife to enjoy.

www.australiassouthwest.com


Phillip Island - Victoria

Phillip Island is only 90 minutes from Melbourne and is famous for the Penguin Parade and the Grand Prix racing track. The Grand Prix track is raced on by World Superbikes and V8 supercars, go karts and much more.

Phillip Island also has many other things to see and do like visiting the koalss centre, Churchill Island heritage farm, Nobbies Centre, plenty of beautiful scenery and history which is all excellent to take some stunning photos to keep.



www.penguins.org.au
www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au


Travel Australia Books

LAKE EYRE

Lake Eyre: A Journey Through the Heart of the Continent

Lake Eyre: A Journey Through the Heart of the Continent

AROUND AUSTRALIA ATLAS

Around Australia Atlas and Guide Hema

Around Australia Atlas and Guide Hema


Top Ten Destinations - Northern Territory

The Northern Territory has hundreds of attractions to see but there are always a few that stand out for being unique, interesting and very popular. This list shows 10 things not to miss seeing in the Northern Territory.



www.bootsnall.com


Visit Canberra

To make visiting and touring Canberra easier there is a 'hop on hop off' bus. This page shows the attractions that the bus visits, they include Questacon, the Australian Institute of Sport, the Tidbinbilla Nature reserve and much more.

www.visitcanberra.com.au


Arkaba Station - South Australia

To visit the Flinders Ranges is stunning with its ancient landscapes, history, walking trails, self drives etc.

Most of will be camping or in cheap accommodation, here is another option - even one night and tour would be very special.

The Arkaba Station in the Flinders Ranges is luxury bush accommodation that most of us can only dream about staying at.



www.arkabastation.com


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Kids surfing on the banks of Cooper Creek





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Cheers and Happy Travelling Amazing Australia
From Tina

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