At the end of every year I have a look back over what I have written. It’s a bit of a trip down memory lane. This year I looked at some posts I had written that didn’t receive as much attention as others so here are 5 Posts to Read in 2015.
1. HERVEY BAY, QLD
Ben and I spent the weekend in Hervey Bay in October 2013. I had been wanting to visit there for a long while and it didn’t disappoint. Hervey Bay is made up of a string of smaller villages and towns that over the years have grown and joined together. The high light of our weekend for us was hiring pushbikes and riding for almost 15 kilometres along the water front. And of course a walk along the iconic Urangan Pier is a must as well.
We found markets there as well and a very nice fish and chip shop nearby. I even found a hidden gem at Point Vernon – Gatakers Landing. A very worthy spot for a some morning tea or lunch.
2. DUBBO ZOO, NSW
Originally from Cowra in Central West NSW we have been able to visit Dubbo Zoo on a couple of occasions. It is one of the best free range zoos in Australia and because of the design and lay out of the zoo you can get so close to the animals. It really does feel like you are on safari in Africa. The added bonus now is that they also have accommodation at the zoo something I would love to try in the future. But best of all this zoo is such a great educational experience for kids. They also have some excellent breeding programs in place there, which are essential for the survival of some species.
3. MORE ABOUT STANTHORPE
We have been to Stanthorpe twice now and stayed at Sommerville Valley Tourist Park both times. This is a great park to stay at, well out of town and with plenty of room and purpose built fire pits. Even in summer the nights can turn chilly so you need a fire. I love the many wineries Stanthorpe has to offer, but is also only a stone’s throw from Girraween National Park which offers great walking trails and picnic areas.
4. BACK TO RAINBOW BEACH
Rainbow Beach on the Fraser Coast of Queensland was the very first place we went when our camper trailer was brand new. We loved it so much we went back not long after. We spent an entire day driving on the beach and marveling at the coloured sand cliffs that Rainbow Beach is famous for.
5. CARAVAN AND CAMPING SHOWS
If you are thinking of making any sort of a large purchase like a camper trailer or a caravan then visiting a Caravan and Camping show is a great way to do some research. Even if you are already fairly well set up they are still a great way to find out about new products, places to stay and destinations. Plus you can sometimes pick up a great bargain or two!