Australia Travel Blog

Once you get yourself to Australia it's really not that expensive if you chose the camping option. I realise there are a few qualifiers in that opening sentence and I do need to use them because if you don't do it right Australia can cost you an arm and a leg and you could easily end up having quite a bland experience. Family vacation like the locals do, and camp at some of the most amazing family campsites which have more facilities than the average caribbean all inclusive resort.

CURRENT  TRAVELS - Our Australian Family Camping / Road TripCURRENT TRAVELS - Our Australian Family Camping / Road Trip

Welcome to our Australia travel blog! We've put all our stuff in storage and are on the road traveling from Queensland, Australia south into New South Wales (NSW) then across to South Australia and on and on. 

Check out our pictures and video from this trip with our little toddler, top camping spots, free activities to do and some of the top Australian travel spots.

South Australia Travel Blog

Penguin Island South Australia

To get to Penguin Island you can catch a horse drawn tram and see little tiny penguins in their natural environment.

Is it Kid Friendly to take your kids to the Barossa Food and wine REGION of south australia?

Barossa Kid Friendly HolidaysBarossa Kid Friendly Holidays

 Image Hahndorf South Australia

In the Summer of 2016 we travel across Victoria including the Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road then into Adelaide and the Barossa Valley.


Whitest Sand in the World

How does the beach with the whitest sand in the world stack up as a family holiday destination? 

Booti Booti NP Near Forster

Booti Booti NP by our Tiona Campground

Seal Rocks Pictures

View from the Car Window at Seal Rocks

Hanging out by Forster NSW

Feb 2016 Preview Map

Our trajectory for February

Coff Harbour

Family Friendly Moonie Beach by Coffs

As we are getting ready to move on from from Coffs Harbour here are our updates on our 10 day vacation staying at the Emerald Beach Big4 here.

Waterfall Way

I have made a few videos of our Waterfall Way tour.  THese include Dorrigo, Ebor Falls and Bellingen. Check them out on our youtube channel.

New England Highlands Australia: Armidale and Glen Innes - Update on February 5

We managed to beat the heat up on the ranges in New England, NSW. Here's our take on Armidale and Glen Innes, NSW.

Tamworth Country Music Festival: Family Friendly? - Update on January 25

Spent five days at the biggest country music festival in Australia to explore the family friendly features and enjoy some great music. Find out more by clicking the link above.

Copeton Dam: Update on January 22, 2016

Our second stop in inland New South Wales complete with a splash pad and jumping pillow. Emus too!

Splash Pad at Copeton Dam


First stop: Girraween National Park

Read all about Girraween National Park and our time there. Lots of trees, rocks and walks!

Girraween National ParkGirraween National Park

And we are away - Update on 13 Jan 2016

We managed to get away and are now officially without a permanent residence apart from our tent and trailer. We have been roughing it a little in National and state parks. All is going well and only wondering why we did not do this sooner as we settle in to a nomadic routine. I also found internet and enjoy doing our posts from Libraries which will allow us to upload short videos and images. 

Today I uploaded the first images to our Girraween National Park and Copeton Holiday Park pages.

Counting Down the Days

With only 10 days remaining to clean up our rental, the pressure is on. We also need to get our camping set up ready and record a little of our progress. Exciting to think that within a few weeks we will have the storage shed filled and the road ahead.

Map for January 2016

Bunya Mountains

First stop is the Bunya Mountains. This allows us to celebrate the beginning of our road trip and test our camping set up. Soon our lease will expire on our house and we officially launch into our Australian adventure.

Brisbane with Kids

Brisbane family travel with kids.

Bramston Beach

Bramston Beach in Far North Queensland near Cairns.

Bramston was a typical Far North Queensland Beach, in a tropical location definitely worth putting on your Australian family adventure itinerary.

Cape Tribulation

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island in Far North Queensland

Great Barrier Reef Family Adventures

Michaelmas Cay and the Great Barrier Reef 

Queensland family Vacations

Top destinations for your Queensland family beach holiday including of course the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.

in the outback

Exploring the Outback near Cairns

Queen Mary Falls

A family trip up to Queen Mary Falls to feed the birds and see the waterfall.

SOuth of the Border - New South Wales

Our family adventures into NSW.

Byron Bay - Hippie Country

Hastings Point - Top Family Beach Location with quiet calm beach lagoons.

Coffs Harbour - All Round Happy holiday Destination

Family Vacation Deals

 The video below will help you see how to find the top family friendly accommodation options anywhere.

We recommend always to check reviews on TripAdvisor (use this link) before booking any travel deals. 

  • Accorhotels -  50% off second room for kids.
  • All Inclusive-  The top family all inclusive discounts
  • Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas -  Save up to 40%
  • Beaches Luxury Family Resorts-  65% off, free scuba and more.
  • -  Cheap Airfares 
  • Cheap Caribbean - Great family packaged deals by this network are available all over the Caribbean. Including up to 65% off.
  • Cruisedirect - Up to 80% OFF. .
  • Expedia - Discounted Family Vacation packages and last minute deals.
  • First Choice - Amazing all inclusive family holiday specialist in Europe.
  • FlipKey - Family Vacation Rentals in  1200 locations
  • Intrepid Family Adventure - Find Family adventures with 1600 itineraries.
  • G Family Adventures -Big clearance on last minute family itineraries worldwide.
  • Holiday Inn  - Kids Stay and Eat for Free
  • HomeExchange - We are into the sharing economy in a big way and this site makes it easy.
  • HomeForExchange - Another great family home exchange with 13,000 listings in 80+ countries
  • Motel 6 - Pet Friendly and budget offers. With kids stay free and rooms from $39 road trips are now affordable.
  • Priceline - Save with bidding and Package Offers of up to $500 off
  • TripAdvisor - Allows you to search by family friendly option. Go to place to read reviews. Also one of the best places to find vacation rentals.

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