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Camp Spots – Mackay’s Low To No Cost Secret Camp Spots

We have  searched all over and found some great regional Low to no cost holidays in the beautiful Mackay region. The Courier Mail has listed their top 5 what do you think? Join up to our forum and have your say and help out a fellow camper.     Cape Hillsborough The Mackay region boast tourist hot spots such as Cape Hillsborough , pictured with German tourists Marvin Matthias and Mathea Reese. Pic by Luke Marsden. With its rugged coastline punctuated by rocky pine-covered cliffs plunging down into the sea and mob of seafood-eating kangaroos and wallabies, Cape Hillsborough is one of Queensland’s best-kept tourism secrets. An even better secret is that you can camp here just metres from the beach for free. There are picnic tables, toilets and shower blocks and more often than not ...

Camp Spots – Tips For Making Camping Fun And Easy

  Tacos in a Bag  –  Camping With Gus A quick camp meal with almost no clean-up, but lots of novelty, that your kids will be talking about long after the camping trip is over.   Reading Lamp  –  Flickr.com A simple system that is easy on the eyes. A gallon milk jug filled with water with a headlamp pointing into the water.   Campfire Cones  –  Kids Activities Blog These “S’more Cones” are yummy and super easy to make!   Solar-Powered Lights  –  Field and Stream Put solar-powered garden lights near tent stakes, so you don’t trip over the lines at night. Camping Scavenger Hunt  –  The Creative Homemaker A scavenger hunt list with pictures even little kids can understand.   Campfire Orange Blueberry Muffins  –  Tasty Kitchen An easy, fun family favorite Campfire Desse...

Camp Spots – New Year New Adventures, What’s Yours?

The new year is upon us and that gives us new beginnings and more importantly camping opportunities.  My resolution like many is to travel more stress less.  So with this is mind my maiden voyage for the year is only 10 days away (Rivershore Resort) and to say me and the kids are excited is an understatement. This year brings a new start to get out more and enjoy the outdoors and teach my kids all about the camping lifestyle which i know will be with them for a lifetime. I am currently doing up my original camper which is lighter and easier to tow, so I can just hook up and take off by myself and my best friend Hope (my dog), and maybe even the kids!!! My plans are to explore within 2 hours of Brisbane and find the hidden gems, and I can’t wait to go to places with my kids such as fa...

Camp Spots – For The Love Of Camping!

So, many many years ago my love of camping started pretty similar to everyone’s else, when your parents would take you on the traditional holiday camp.  This to us was normal, camping 4wdriving fishing was just a way of life. When I got a bit older I realized just how much I enjoyed the camping and adventures that my Dad would take us on, and I learnt that my Dad was a super hero to me. Adventure, camping, flying and life lessons where just part of what turned me into a devoted and passionate camper I am today. I was lucky enough when I was about 8 (1987) to go on an adventure of a life time.  We took a month off and made our way to find a Japanese Zero aircraft that my Dad had received aerial pictures of.  Today they seem so blurry compared to the high def imagery of today but that&...

Camp Spots – Camping At Christmas Our Tips To Keep You Sane

Going camping over the holiday times are an Aussie tradition and what better time to get away than Christmas “What ya doin’ over Christmas?” you’ll be asked. “Heading out bush or down the beach” will be a common response. In fact, Christmas camping is about as Australian as the flies that will be there to greet you when you arrive at the camp site. However with its popularity, Christmas camping can be a challenge to say the least. Chances are you won’t have that idyllic bush camp site next to the Howqua River to yourself. Everybody is on annual leave, the kids are off school – heading camping at Christmas time isn’t just your bright idea! That’s why we thought we’d share 10 tips to make camping over Christmas a breeze. 1. Pack early – be prepared Leaving things to the last minute is never ...

Camp Spots – Our Top 10 Tow Vehicles

Based on our experience, the best towing vehicle is either a full-size 4×4 ute or wagon with a turbo-diesel engine and automatic transmission. With kerb weights between 2-3 tonnes and wheelbases of around 3000mm, they provide the heavy, sure-footed anchorage needed for high towing capacity with good control. Their high-torque diesels are also tailor-made for this role with excellent pulling power and better fuel economy than petrol engines, combined with intelligent automatic transmissions that save you a lot of stick-and-pedal work and offer the convenience of sequential self-shifting when required. No matter what you’re towing, be it a caravan, horse float or trailer, large engines provide a more low-stressed towing experience than smaller ones (but there are exceptions) so go...

Camp Spots – Fun Friday

It’s Friday  time to let our hair down and have a bit of fun.

Camp Spots – Redneck Camping Tips

It’s been a long week so lets kick back and have a laugh…..or maybe even learn a few camping lessons, Redneck Style!

Camp Spots – Game Changing RV Hacks

Shhhh, Don’t go letting these secret out!  Try our 37 Hacks and we bet you too will be a happy camper! 1. Use a dry food container as a wastebasket. andybaird.com 2. At a campsite? Tie a bar of soap to the spigot with pantyhose for easy hand washing. momlovescamping.blogspot.com 3. Kids will love hanging out in this front seat hammock made from PVC pipe. thesamba.com See how they made this here. 4. Use a syringe to fix warped wood veneer. zoomcart.com Get the instructions here. 5. Make your own waste tank cleaner. ruggedthuglife.com Mix together a cup of Borax detergent and 1/2 cup of Calgon Water Softener. 6. Here’s a great use for a dry erase board: 7. Use badge holder clips to hang string lights from your awning. popupportal.com 8. Use a towel rod to hold your bath products in pla...

Camp Spots – Our Camping & Travelling With Dogs Bible

Summer is here, and I for one can not wait to get outside. With more and more parks and camp spots becoming dog friendly what better time than now to take you best friend on a holiday with you Hope is new to us and we can not  wait to take her on our family holidays with us. Having had dogs before I’ve found that camping with dogs is not really much different than that of traveling with your dog, there are some specific things that are good to pack for dog-friendly camping, road trips, and outdoor adventures. Here is my dog travel packing bible and some tips for going on road trips and camping with dogs. Medication & vaccination: Make sure your pet is current on all recommended vaccinations and monthly flea, tick, and heartworm medication(s). For extra protection against fleas and tick...

Camp Spots – 25 Camping Hacks We Want You To Know

1. Use foam floor tiles for a softer, more comfortable tent floor. 2. Point a head lamp into a jug of water for an instant lantern. 3. Paint the inside of a jar with non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint for an easy DIY lantern. 4. Make tin-can sandwich bread as a portable food option. 5. Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like. 6. Bring a tick deterrent. 7. Glue sandpaper to the top of your match holder. Be sure to buy strike-anywhere matches. 8. Repurpose a coffee can to hold and protect TP. 9. Make crescent rolls over the campfire. For maximum yumminess, fill ‘em with stuff like marshmallows and Nutella. Or wrap hot dogs with them. Get the directions here. 10. Use Tic-Tac boxes to store spices. 11. Invest in a two-person sleeping bag. 12. Get these seat hammocks for car...

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