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Tips, Tricks & Recipes

We love travelling with our daughter taking her on hikes and camp trips.

We want to share some Tips and Tricks to help everyone to enjoy the great outdoors as much as we do.

From flying extra long haul, to multi-day hikes and remote camping trips. We hope you will find some information here to help you prepare to take your young children out on family adventures, and give you confidence to keep exploring.

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Maddie wearing a bright colourful top running down the white sand beach with waves rolling at her reel

Australia’s Southwest Road Trip

Which do you prefer, a beach holiday or an active vacay in the forest? Well in Australia’s Southwest you can have both! This perfect week long road trip itinerary will take you through the majestic Southern Forests showing you all the highlights, with free or cheap camp suggestions. Of course you may decide to treat yourself to some of the gorgeous luxury...

Columnar Basalt at Black Point, D'Entrecastreau National Park

Black Point, D’Entrecastreaux National Park

Absolutely everything you need to know about Black Point and the Bunbury Basalts Standing on the the black rock pillars looking out to sea you could be excused for thinking you are on the Giants Causeway in Ireland, or even the volcanic wonderland of Iceland; but this striking headland is Black Point in southwest Western Australia.  Black point is one of only a...

Hikers watching for whales out to sea

7 of the best spots in Margaret River for whale watching from the beach

Watching humpback whales breaching and smashing in the ocean is an incredible experience, but the whale watching cruises can be quite expensive. What if I told you that you could have an incredible cetacean encounter without spending a cent? Thats right, completely free. In Western Australia we are blessed with great weather, stunning scenery and some of the best...

Sweet, chewy Anzac Cookies cooked on a barbeque or campfire - the perfect campsite snack to please the whole family. A quick and easy traditional snack #camping #campfirecooking #campdinner #easy dinner #barbequerecipe #recipe #camprecipe #cookie #anzaccookie

Campsite Recipe: Rich and Delicious Anzac Biscuit

We are always on the lookout for new snacks to have while camping. Our campfire pizza recipe has become our go-to yummy warm dinner on cooler nights. These soft and chewy Anzac biscuit are so easy to make and so delicious you’ll wonder why you never tried this before! Not only will they give a boost of energy on any day in camp or along a hike, but they are...

11 fun, exciting and challenging games to play at camp when bad weather interupts your plans. Turn rainy days into educational expeditions with these tips #campingtips #campinghacks #westernaustralia #games #toddlers #kids #familyouting #familytravel

How To Keep The Kids Entertained When You’re Camping In The Rain

Going camping is all about immersing yourself in the elements. The sun, the sea, wandering through the forest and sleeping under the stars. But how do you keep the family entertained when you really are stuck out in the elements? Our last road trip took ran slightly off course when we headed into a huge rainstorm on our third night. We had planned to stay two nights...

Snakes of Western Australia: How to keep yourself and your family safe

Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to our region or country, the word “snake” is enough to strike fear into many people, especially as we head into the summer months. For overseas visitors or new migrants, all the stories about Australia’s deadly animals can be overwhelming (dropbears aside!) but snakes are truly one animal which need to be treated with...

The Milky Way appears in purple twilight sky above still lake

Astrophotography for Beginners

If you’ve ever gazed into the night sky and watched the stars and planets in awe, perhaps you’ve dreamt about taking a photograph as a keepsake. Below I have written a simple beginners’ guide to astrophotography to help capture your own marvellous Milky Way images. Let me start by stating that I am just a hobby photographer and am still learning. My images are not...

Campfire Pizza - what better way to end the a fun day at the campsite than with fresh, homemade camp oven pizza #campfire #camping #dinner #campoven #dutchoven #pizza

Campfire Pizza

What better way to end a fun day in the great outdoors than with a delicious and easy campfire Pizza? Who doesn’t love pizza? A savoury delight so versatile it can accommodate just about any combination of flavours. Your base can be thick and doughy or thin and crispy. You may want to splash out on your favourite ingredients or just use up whatever is laying around...