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Winter in Canberra

Come to Canberra in the winter we were told by friends! The temperature has ranged from -5 to13 degrees in our week plus here. We have had frozen water in the pipes, condensation inside the van, brisk mornings but the secret – our friend was 100% correct. What a fantastic time to visit. The days […]

Sydney Australia

We finally found a couple of weeks to explore one of Australia’s most vibrant cities, Sydney. Having been to Sydney for the occasional day or two over time it was great to park up at Lane Cove Caravan Park a short walk from North Ryde Station and check out the attractions of this great city. […]


Never having been to Newcastle there are four things that I distinctly remember over time:- The Newcastle Song Bob Hudson – I was in Yr 12 and this was on the hit parade – God knows why! The Earthquake on Thursday 28 December 1989 [Julie’s Birthday] Steel Mills Shutting down – Newcastle doomed Tap Dogs […]


WILLIAMTOWN RAAF One of the most unexpected ‘great’ experiences of our trip so far was meeting up with a super young man, Mr Kim Shearman a former Head Boy of Sacred Heart College, Sorrento. Flight Officer Shearman gave the Top Guns – Galbraith & Galbraith instructions in the simulator to put the jet fighter through […]


The twin towns of Forster and Tuncurry are separated by quite a large bridge and the entrance/exit of a massive set of lake systems. We were very fortunate – weather was perfect although it is expected to head south over the next week. We stayed on the Tuncurry side of town adjacent to the break […]

Port Macquarie – North Haven

After the sun, sand and surf of Crescent Head we changed pace for a week, back to being tourists. Port Macquarie was a surprise in itself. The third town after Sydney and Newcastle to be established in NSW it offers plenty for the visitor. We literally took to the water with a local company ‘cruise […]

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour Woven between the mountains and the sea, Coffs Coast is a breath-taking tapestry of colour, with many quaint villages, national parks, mountain escarpments, sandy beaches and marine reserves.  Located half way between Sydney and Brisbane we found it an idyllic destination to discover the mid North Coast of NSW. As we left today, there was the NSW […]


The Clarence Valley Region of Northern New South Wales is a place of beauty, teeming with marine parks, rain forests and thriving rural communities based on a vast set of winding rivers. The largest, the River Clarence, one of Australia’s largest waterways. Yamba We chose only a small snapshot of this destination bookmarking it for […]