MAY 2011 - MONTHLY NEWSLETTER


Drive, Camp and Enjoy

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Welcome everyone and a special thanks to all new subscribers.

Camping is a great recreational activity enjoyed by many of us and is described in different ways depending on your personal choice.

A campsite could be out in a forest or the bush alongside a river or creek. You can wake up to the sound of the birds singing, a beautiful sunrise, go for early fish, go for a nature walk, relax with a good book, watch the sunset, sit around the campfire and watch the stars shining, look for wildlife by torchlight and go to bed exhausted.

Holiday parks are great if you like the convenience of all the amenities, they usually have a pool, a camp kitchen, groceries & fuel, kids play area sometimes they will have mini golf, tennis court etc.

The variety of ways to go camping is endless here are a few ideas.

Some like to go hiking and survive with what they have in their backpack.

Touring on bicycles, motorcycles sometimes in remote areas travelling long distances each day.

Canoeing or boating down a river carrying your belongings in the canoe/boat and camping overnight alongside the river.

The most popular would travelling in your own car, anything from ‘roughing it’ with basic tent and equipment in the bush etc. up to the large 3 or 4 room tents with all the camping gadgets available on a powered site in a holiday park.

Camping trailers, caravans and RV/motor homes are other alternatives to the tent if you find the tenting part of camping does not appeal, the range of options is enormous, this usually is decided by how much you want to pay and what suits your style of camping and travelling.

Happy Camping Everyone.




Below I have included a new road trip, a resource for comparing prices so you save money, we visit the Murray River. As a thank you for subscribing to this newsletter you receive a $5 discount to my 'Your Guide To Travelling Australia' ebook.


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Road Trip - Indian Ocean Drive - Perth to Geraldton

The Indian Ocean Drive is a self drive tour on the West coast from Perth to Geraldton which is about a 420 kilometres scenic drive.

Take a walk amongst the beautiful fauna and flora in Badgingarra National Park. You can also visit Dandaragan Towna perfect place for a day trip or a holiday, it is famous for its forests of beautiful red gums and beautiful wildflowers.

Drover’s Cave National Park boasts some of the most spectacular stalactite formations in the region. Limestone caves are amazing to experience. The Pinnacles Desert (photo below) is a must see with its ancient rock formations.

Many activities and be enjoyed in the area like 4wd driving, diving, fishing, walking, sand boading, sky diving, walking, wind and kitesurfing.

Indian Ocean Drive

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Use Compare Websites To Find The Best Travel Prices

When we plan a holiday we always want the best price for what we need, like car or camper hire, travel insurance, flights, equipment etc. There are many websites that allow to compare prices between different brands and companies. Here are some of them related to camping and travel.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Car and Camper Hire

www.webjet.com.au

www.wotflight.com

www.comparetravelinsurance.com.au

www.zippy.com.au

www.vroomvroomvroom.com.au

www.discovery-carhire.com.au


Region - Murray River in Victoria

After visiting Canberra and the surrounding area in the last newsletter, our next destination is the Murray River region in Victoria. So we leave Canberra and drive on the Hume Highway to Albury/Wodonga and start an amazing journey along the Murray River and it can be followed all the way to the sea in South Australia.

The Murray River has an amazing amount of experiences you can do and towns to visit that proudly display their riverboat history like Echuca and Swan Hill. There are also many wineries, restaurants, accommodation places, National parks, river cruises, houseboats can be hired out, there are also many festivals held througout the year.

For much more infomation visit the Murray River Tourism website

www.murrayriver.com.au

Ebook Discount To All Newsletter Subscribers

Recently I have added my planning holidays ebook called 'Your Guide To Travelling Australia to my website.

It is 125 pages of very useful information to make planning your holiday so much easier and it costs only $17.

All newsletter subscribers receive a discount of $5 so you pay only $12, a 'free camping' ebook is also included.

Click the link below and click through to discover more about this very useful ebook that will make your planning quicker and easier..

To receive the discount go to the checkout and add the discount code which is traveloz or TRAVELOZ into the 'discount code' area then click the 'update cart' button and then proceded.

www.travel-australia-planning-guide.com/road-trip-planning-guide.html

Back Roads Australia Travel Book

The DK Eyewitness Back Roads Australia" driving holiday guide will take you via scenic routes to discover charming Australian towns, local restaurants and intimate places to stay and so much more/

Only $21.10 and free postage.

Back Roads Australia (DK Eyewitness Travel Back Roads)

Back Roads Australia (DK Eyewitness Travel Back Roads)



Free Travel Resources - Virtual Tours

These websites have virtual tour guides, the www.australia.com website has 16 interactive road trips that you can look at for ideas for your next holiday.

These Queensland tourism have a virtual tour for the Gold Coast, tropical north Queensland and the Sunshine Coast.



www.walkaboutplanner.australia.com

www.queenslandholidays.com.au/destinations/gold-coast/

http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/destinations/tropical-north-queensland

http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/destinations/sunshine-coast

Recent New Pages on Travel Australia Planning Guide



Tow Vehicle, Caravan, Camper Trailer And RV Camping Checklist

4 Wheel Drive Travel Packing Checklist

Printable Outdoor Camping Kitchen Supplies Check List

Your Road Trip Planning Guide Ebook

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Cheers and Happy travelling Amazing Australia
From Tina

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