Summer Escapes

With the festive season upon us and the mercury rising we thought we would share a few of our favourite beachside escapes for summer up and down the beautiful NSW coast. There is just so many to choose from but here is a few of our all time favourites. Up the north coast lying between…

Sunday Shorts

Today for our Sunday Shorts we are sticking with the beautiful and enchanting Victorian High Country. Just outside of and easily accessible from the quaint town of Omeo lies the remains of what was once touted as the largest gold sluicing operation in the world. The Oriental Claims Historic Site was operated by the Oriental…

Focus Destination

Welcome to our first edition of Focus Destination where we take a quick focused look at some of the amazing and awe inspiring destinations to be found. With the weather warming up today we take a look at a spot deep within the wonderful Victorian High Country centered around the village of Swifts Creek. There…

Sunday Shorts

Welcome to another edition of our Sunday Shorts where we take a short snippet from somewhere around this great country of our that we have found to be inspiring and hopefully inspire you to explore near and far as often as you can. There is adventure around every corner. Today we though we would wander…

Memories of a bygone era – Newnes

We have been revisiting some amazing and interesting haunts close to home that are a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the big smoke for a weekend or longer. Lying on the western fringe of the famed Blue Mountains to the west of Sydney and slowly being reclaimed by nature is the…

The Warrumbungles and beyond

We had been to the inspiring Warrumbungles in the north east of NSW several times however each of these the weather had other plans for us. Our first visit to this wonderful spot many moons ago we had planned on an overnight hike with which the Warrumbungle National Park in synonymous. As we arrived that…

Sunday shorts

Today we start what we hope will be a regular blog post on some of our favourite places to explore and camp around this beautiful country of ours. For our first ‘Sunday shorts’ post we are starting off very close to home for us. A short few hours west of Sydney, just over the beautiful…

New England Adventure Abounds

With some places over 1000 metres above sea level the New England region of New South Wales has a distinct high country feel and is a welcome relief to the hot, humid conditions along the coast. That coupled with far less crowds make this region a top spot to visit. Temperatures tend to be that…

Casual Coastal Camps along the NSW Coast

With summer fast approaching we thought we would share a few of our favourite spots along the NSW coast to throw down the swag for the night and be lulled to sleep with the sounds of the crashing surf. So grab your hat, sunscreen, surfboard and of course the swag and try some of these…

New book for sale – Exploring Kosciuszko South

For those who love the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales and are after some inspiration for visiting this wonderful place in the summer then the latest offering from the Mountain Shack Publications stable may be just what you are after. Exploring Kosciuszko South, ‘Summer in the Snowies’ takes you to some of the well…