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Tantalising Tasmania – 5 delectable food experiences in the Apple Isle

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Tasmania has amazing food experiences to satisfy every visitor, whether it’s dairy and meat you’re after, or the freshest produce and seafood. The ‘Apple Isle’ is a delectable food bowl waiting to be explored.
Here are five of Tasmania’s best food experiences, which will tantalise your taste buds. 
The Honey Farm, Chudleigh
Nestled under the Great Western Tiers mountain range, The Honey Farm takes you into the world of the honeybee. You’d be surprised by how many different types exist. There’s more than 50 different honeys to taste, including single origin honeys, such as Tasmanian Leatherwood, or gourmet honeys such as […]

5 great places to camp or explore in a campervan in Tasmania

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Tasmania is one of Australia’s most unspoilt destinations. It’s also an ideal place to camp or explore in a campervan or car rental. With more than 50 caravan parks across the state, mostly in parks and reserves, Tasmania is the perfect place for your next affordable holiday.

Here are five great places to stay in Tasmania.
Big4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, Coles Bay
This holiday park sits opposite the stunning Muirs Beach at Coles Bay, which is located on Tasmania’s beautiful East Coast. Big4 Iluka on Freycinet Holiday Park, with its park cabins, powered sites and tent sites, makes […]

Five great Australian sporting events you can’t miss

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It’s no secret we Australians are absolutely crazy about our sports and springtime is arguably the most action packed time of the sporting calendar. To get into the sporting spirit, here are five huge upcoming events that everyone can cheer about.
1. Australian Football League grand final, October 3 (Victoria)
Now complete with a pre-final public holiday, the AFL Grand Final weekend will see fanatics swarm the city on Grand Final eve for the annual parade. Here, you can catch an up close view of players from the two competing clubs as they eye each other off before Victoria’s largest […]

Seven incredible spots to go surfing in Australia

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Pro surfer Mick Fanning may be contemplating getting back into the ocean, but even his dramatic brush with a hungry Great White can’t put a stop to Australia’s 100-year love affair of combining the board with the breakwater. In a tribute to surfing, here are seven incredible suggestions on where to catch an epic wave around Oz.
1. Sheringa, SA
While only accessible by 4WD or foot, a short hike is well worth it to discover these hidden gems in South Australia. On the southern side of a rocky outcrop, the mellow point break at Sheringa Beach offers up a […]

Five fascinating things to do in Tasmania for travellers

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An old jail with a morbid history, a wilderness railway, historic golf course, a place to spot our beautiful platypus and white water rafting action all means there’s never a dull moment when visiting Tasmania. Check out our five great things to do in the Apple Isle …
1. Visit historical Port Arthur
(96km south east of Hobart)
STORIES of Australia’s dark colonial past haunt every room or corner of Tassie’s Port Arthur.
The worst convicted and re-offending criminals sent to Australia between 1833 and 1853 were incarcerated at Port Arthur. It’s also the site of Australia’s worst mass murder […]

Seven stunning lookouts in Australia

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WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.
1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)
One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.
2. Echo Point (NSW)

4 ways to get lost on a road trip at Australia’s historic sites and monuments

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From dogs on tucker boxes and underground houses to a haunted old jail site in Tassie and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, there’s something very Australian about these historic sites and monuments where  it’s well worth the drive in your campervan rental around Australia. We also give you the lowdown of some great caravan park suggestions where you can park your wheels.
Coober Pedy underground houses, SOUTH AUSTRALIA (pictured)
THIS Outback park is on the corner of the Stuart Highway and Hutchison St in Coober Pedy, only 30km south of the mighty Breakaways. The family owned and operated park has access […]

99 experiences for road trippers that have the rest of the world jealous of Australia

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JEALOUS? you bet they are. But anyone who lives beyond Australia’s coastline is more than welcome to head down to the Southern Hemisphere and experience the places that make we Aussies spoilt for choice.
We live in a big, bold land, an entire continent in fact, and relish the fact we have different worlds of discovery around every corner, inland and along our vast coastline of Oz. To pick up a campervan or rental car in Australia and hit the road is magical, especially when you have no plans and open your eyes to real exploration and stop off at […]

Park in profile – BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park and the Pub in the Paddock

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Where: 2 Penelope St, St Helens, Tasmania
Website: st-helens-caravan-park.tas.big4.com.au
10 words or less: Beautiful and green, Freycinet, waterfalls, pub in the paddock – bliss.
The lowdown: Grab yourself a Tasmanian rental campervan and make the 160-kilometre trip (2 hours) along the National and Esk highways to the east coast of Tasmania’s biggest township.
TASMANIA is famous for old-fashioned Aussie pubs, breweries and all sorts of fascinating hotels, but the Pub in the Paddock near St Helens BIG 4 stands out as a classic for campervanners who have driven in this part of the world. And what a beaut part of […]

Park your wheels and hit the trails – after all, those boots were made for walkin’

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From wheels to walking, it’s easy to head off in your Australian campervan rental for some of Down Under’s most magnificent outdoor walking trails.
What better way to see some of natural wonders this summer than by foot. Here are five to ponder during your Australian road trip adventure.
The Pinnacle Lookout, The Grampians, Vic (a three hour drive north west from Melbourne on the Western Hwy) – Magnificent views await you along this 5.5km circuit. Cross rivers and pass amazing rock formations in this walker’s paradise. Park your wheels: Halls Gap Caravan and Tourist Park, powered campsites starting from […]

 
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