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Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

The most common question we are asked is – What is the Best place you have been?

Everyone wants to know what have been our Favourite Experiences as we travel Australia.

It’s like being asked which one is your favourite child isn’t it? Actually, nominating a favourite child would be easier!!

Answering the question is difficult because different places have different features that make it so awesome. How can you really compare the Whitsundays to Karijini or Margaret River to Kakadu, you just can’t, they are totally unique to themselves.

Then there’s the other factors that come into it. The weather can significantly make a difference on your experience as can who you are with. Sometimes traveling with others greatly enhances an adventure.

Crab Claw Island Sunrise

I still haven’t found the perfect answer to the question, if I name just one place it’s trivialising our other favourite places, yet if I try to name more than one I hope they brought a blanket and pillow because it’s going to take awhile.

We have however put together a few of our favourites. It was impossible to name just one in some categories and so many great memories of places and experiences have been left off the list.

These are some of our favourite experiences as we travel Australia and things that we have enjoyed around our amazing country.

Favourite Experiences in Australia - Horizontal Falls

Our favourite experiences travelling Australia:

City:

Kevin: Darwin NT, Perth WA.

I found Darwin unique, a city with such an outback feel. Perth is modern and so much to do. Spectacular beaches are so close and the river is so beautiful.

Adele: Perth WA

Adele found Perth to be a pretty city and really enjoyed Kings Park.

Town:

Kevin: Agnes Water/ 1770 in Qld, Portland Vic, Airlie Beach Qld, South West Rocks NSW, Pambula Beach NSW

Each of these towns have the same things in common. Spectacular beaches, great fishing, no traffic, no traffic lights. What’s not to love?

They also feature in our 7 Towns in Australia we could Live.

Adele: 1770/ Agnes Water Qld, Esperance WA

The beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets are features Adele loved about her favourite towns.

Beach:

Kevin: Barn Hill Station, Twilight Beach Esperance, Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays, Lucky Bay Cape Le Grande National Park, Moon Point Fraser Island, Murrays Beach Jervis Bay

Each of these beaches is truly spectacular. Crystal clear Torquoise water, glistening pure white sand and the most stunning views.

Adele: Spring Beach Tas, Cable Beach WA, Lucky Bay Cape Le Grande National Park WA

Favourite Experiences in Australia - Lucky Bay Beach

River:

Kevin: The mighty Murray is pretty hard to beat isn’t it but we also loved our time at Gregory River Qld

Adele: Gregory River Qld

Dam:

Kevin: Corella Dam, Qld
Adele: Corella Dam Qld

Located between Cloncurry and Mount Isa, staying at Corella Dam is a fabulous experience. Beautiful scenery, catching Red Claw, fire at night and cows for company. Great spot and we both loved it.

Brewery:

Kevin: Matso’s Brewery in Broome

Matso’s Brewery is a great experience. They have marvellous meals and a range of drinks available. I fell in love with their Matso’s Ginger Beer.

Adele: Little Creatures Brewery Fremantle WA & also in Geelong Vic

Winery:

Kevin: The Cheese Barrell, Swan Valley Perth WA

We stopped here for lunch and cheese platters a couple of times it was so good. The wines and sparkling are amazing too.

Adele: Chateau Yaldara Barossa Valley SA, Devils Corner Tasmania

Yaldara at Barossa Valley is a beautiful winery with an amazing old building with so much architecture. Devils Corner in Apslawn Tasmania has great wines, pizzas and stunning views.

Favourite Distillery -Great Northern Distillery Kimberley Rum Factory

Distillery:

Kevin: Great Northern Distillery (also named Kimberley Rum Company) Swan Valley Perth WA
Adele: Great Northern Distillery (also named Kimberley Rum Company) Swan Valley Perth WA

We visited the Great Northern Distillery several times and loved it each time. A great range of drinks to sample and available for purchase.

Sunrise:

Kevin: Crab Claw Island NT, Bay of Fires Tasmania, Fraser Island and Moreton Island are all spectacular.
Adele: Bay of Fires Tasmania, Crab Claw Island NT, Noosa North Shore

One morning at Crab Claw Island is was incredibly still and the sunrise was just mind blowing. We captured some truly amazing photos that day and often use those pictures in stories we write. The second photo of this article is from that morning at Crab Claw Island Resort.

Sunset:

Kevin: Gantheaume Point Broome WA, Darwin NT, 1770 Qld, Moreton Island Qld
Adele: Gantheaume  Point Broome WA, 1770 Qld

Western Australia undoubtedly has some extraordinary Sunsets but it’s not exclusive to them. We saw some amazing Sunsets from Darwin and 1770 in Qld is just as stunning. Moreton Island off Brisbane also produces some absolutely spectacular afternoon views as the sun goes down.

Favourite Experiences in Australia - Ormiston Gorge NT

Gorge:

Kevin: Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park.

As Adele notes we have seen so many stunning Gorges, but as amazing as they all are I can’t go past Karijini National Park. The feeling of immense wonder I felt as I stood above the Gorge and then walked through down below is something I’ll never forget.

Adele: Cobbold Gorge Qld, Katherine Gorge NT, Ormiston Gorge West MacDonnell Ranges NT, Natures Window Kalbarri NP, Dales Gorge Karijini NP

Campground:

Kevin: Rapid Bay, SA. Loved it and went back 3 times, Barn Hill Station WA, Sandstone Park Carnarvon Gorge Qld

Adele: Workmans Beach Qld, Rapid Bay SA, Lucky Bay Cape Le Grande National Park WA

Also you can view our 21 Best Free or Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia.

Free Camp:

Kevin: Gregory River, Qld, Uluru by Sunrise NT – now closed
Adele: Gregory River Qld

Check out our 18 Best Free Camps in Australia.

We have stayed at some extraordinary Free Camps around Australia but the Gregory River Free camp was great fun. It helped being with our great friends we travelled with while we were there and meeting some more wonderful people during our stay.

Caravan Park:

Kevin: Coolum Beach Holiday Park, Sunshine Coast Qld, Island View Caravan Park at Kinka Beach Yeppoon, Pambula Beach NSW
Adele: Island View Caravan Park at Kinka Beach Yeppoon, Discovery Tanunda Barossa Valley SA

View our Best Caravan Parks around Australia.

We have stayed at some amazing Caravan Parks. Sometimes it’s the people, other times the facilities and other times the location that can make a park special. Most importantly it’s about value for money and an enjoyable experience.

Twelve Apostles

Scenic Drive:

Kevin: The Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The Great Ocean Road in Victoria has an enormous reputation for being Australia’s most scenic drive and it lives up to it. Home to the 12 Apostles there is so much more to see. I’ve had the privilege to drive all over our coastline but The Great Ocean Road is my favourite.

Adele: Cairns to Port Douglas, Great Ocean Drive Esperance WA

Best Pie:

Kevin: Kuranda Hotel in Cairns. Café in Tenterfield NSW a very close second.
Adele: Yatala Pies Qld

A funny story when I had my “gourmet” pie at the Tenterfield Cafe. When I asked the lady for tomato sauce she was aghast at the thought I was going to eat the pie with ketchup lol. She said, you can’t put tomato sauce on the pie. I said it’s unAustralian not too haha.

She went and got me some tomato sauce and I enjoyed my super delicious “gourmet” pie.

Waterfall:

Kevin: Wallaman Falls North Queensland. Florence Falls in Litchfield is awesome also.
Adele: Florence Falls in Litchfield NT, Millaa Millaa Falls Qld

Wallaman Falls

National Park:

Kevin: Karijini National Park
Adele: Kalbarri National Park WA, Karijini National Park

Tour:

Kevin: Horizontal Falls Kimberleys WA, Reef Sleep Whitsundays, Ocean Rafting Whitsundays
Adele: Horizontal Falls Kimberleys WA, Humpback Whale Swim Ocean Eco Adventures Exmouth WA, Ocean Rafting Whitsundays, Cobb & Co Stagecoach Longreach Qld, Qantas Founders Museum Wing Walk Longreach Qld

Fishing Spot:

Kevin: Fraser Island, Darwin

Fraser Island is a fishing mecca. Known for it’s Tailor fishing in winter but it is so much more. Normal dinner plate fish such as whiting, bream and dart are plentiful and for the serious anglers there’s big GT’s, Mackerel, Jew and lots more.

Matt caught big Queenies, Mackerel and GT straight off the beach in Darwin.

Adele: Spring Beach Tasmania

Adele landed a nice big Salmon off the beach at Spring Beach and the 3 of us had a great time fishing there. Now though that Adele has experienced Fraser Island I’m sure it gets her approval too.

Favourite Experiences in Australia - Fishing in Darwin

Fishing Charter:

Kevin: Airlie Beach
Adele: Airlie Beach

We did several fishing charters around Australia and Airlie Beach was by far the best fishing experience. We also did charters in Mission Beach, Karumba and Broome.

Experience:                                                                                                                                          

There are so many favourite experiences as we travel Australia but these are our the outstanding ones for us.

Kevin: Swimming with Humpback Whales at Exmouth WA, Swimming with Seals at Cape Bridgewater Vic, new friends we have made, the animals we interacted with in the wild

Adele: Uluru NT, Swimming with Humpback Whales in Exmouth WA, Reefsleep Whitsundays Qld

Island:

Kevin: Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Bruny Island in Tassie and Fraser Island Qld
Adele: Kangaroo Island SA, Fitzroy Island Qld, Magnetic Island Qld, Rottnest Island WA

Kangaroo Island is such a special place. The cost to go over is expensive but it is also what makes it so unique. If it was cheaper there would be hordes of people and then there would need to be all the laws and rules that get applied on the mainland.

But KI is not like that, it’s like going back to the 70’s. People are laid back, there’s only a few bitumen roads, there’s little traffic and no traffic lights. Not a roundabout in sight. We loved it because it wasn’t like anywhere else and that’s a good thing.

Feeding Giraffes at Dubbo Zoo

Zoo:

Kevin: Dubbo Zoo NSW
Adele: Dubbo Zoo NSW

The Dubbo Zoo is so interesting, so much fun and great value. Your entry fee includes a 2 day pass and the range of animals unique to Australia is fascinating. I’m not the biggest fan of Zoo’s but I’d love to see Dubbo Zoo again.

Water Park:

Kevin: Palmerston Water Park, Darwin
Adele: Palmerston Water Park, Darwin

The Palmerston Water Park is a crazy amount of fun and racing the 14m high Racing Water Slides is epic entertainment. Take some friends and have a great time racing the waterslides and see who is fastest.

Ice Creamery:

Kevin: Maleny Food Co Sunshine Coast Qld, Mammino Ice Cream Childers and Juliette’s Gelateria at The Strand in Townsville
Adele: Mammino Icecream Childers, Robe SA, Maleny Food Co Sunshine Coast Qld

We are serious ice cream eaters and tasted some fantastic ice creams all around Australia. Each of these ice creameries was delicious but I think we both agree Mammino Ice Cream at Childers is something special.

Cobbold Gorge

How do our favourite experiences as we travel Australia compare to yours?

Leave a comment and tell us about your favourite places to go and things you have done.

Safe travels

Kevin & Adele
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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Lenses – Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, every day use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Feeding the Dolphins at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay

There are a few places around Australia where you can enjoy the experience of an organised feeding of wild dolphins but by far our favourite was feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe in Tin Can Bay Queensland.

Dolphin Feeding at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay

Feeding the Dolphins at Barnacles Cafe is a close up Dolphin Feeding experience without the big crowds.  Everyone that wants to feed a dolphin can and it’s as little as $10.

There are 9 dolphins that visit and they have been named Mystique, Patch, Ella, Squirt, Harmony, Aussie, Valentine, Chompy and White Fin.

Kev's Mum feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe
Mum feeding a dolphin

There’s no telling how many will come in each day or if any at all will visit but each time we have been there’s been a couple of dolphins come in.

Parking for Dolphin Feeding at Barnacles Cafe

It’s important not to park in boat trailer bays or you may receive a fine. The carpark in front of Barnacles Cafe is designated for fishermen and their vehicle and trailer.

There is allocated parking at the rear of the carpark behind the swimming pool and you can easily walk over to Barnacles Cafe from there.

Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre & Cafe
Dolphins swimming among the volunteers
Tin Can Bay Dolphins

How far is Tin Can Bay from Rainbow Beach?

Barnacles Dolphin Centre at Tin Can Bay is just over 30kms from Rainbow Beach in South East Queensland.

This particular morning we had a bit of a wait before any dolphins came in. It was around 8.30am before the first Dolphin arrived.

Volunteers from Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre & Cafe in the water with the dolphins
Wild humpback dolphins at Tin Can Bay
Dolphins at Tin Can Bay

Mystique was first in from the wild and hung around during viewing time and only later was joined by 3 other dolphins including Ella and her 15 month old calf Joe.

Baby Joe is not able to be fed any fish until he is 2.5 years old. Mum Ella is very protective of her calf Joe at this stage and they were inseparable the entire time.

We were fortunate to end up seeing 4 wild humpback dolphins at feeding time during our visit.

Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre

First time Dolphin Feeding Experience for Kev’s Mum

We have been to the Barnacles Cafe and Dolphin Centre to feed the dolphins several times, once taking Kev’s Mum with us who was quite reluctant about getting in to the water.

Afterwards she was so thrilled at having done the experience and it was so great to give Mum a new achievement at her age.

Mum is not used to being barefoot in the water these days so the lovely lady volunteers were kind enough to help her while we took some photos of her experience!

Volunteers get to know the dolphins quite well and vice versa, the dolphins get quite familiar and comfortable with the volunteers.

 7 Essentials – Tours to Experience

  1. Reefsleep in the Whitsundays is an amazing adventure. Spend the night on a pontoon sleeping in a swag on Hardy’s Reef in the Great Barrier Reef
  2. The Ocean Rafting tour from Airlie Beach is a truly fun day out. They took us to the best snorkeling places and the entire day was amazing
  3. For the best Full Day Island tour in Cairns we recommend the Fitzroy Island tour
  4. The Humpback Whale Swim in Exmouth remains one of our ultimate highlights of our time around Australia. We highly recommend doing this tour
  5. If you are on the East Coast, you can swim with Humpback Whales on the Sunshine Coast. The tour leaves from Mooloolaba
  6. Swimming with Whale Sharks at Exmouth is also extremely popular and a great day out with the team from Eco Adventures on Lattitude 22
  7. One of Queensland’s most under-rated beach destinations is north of Noosa on the Sunshine Coast. It is only accessible by 4WD or a tour. The Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach 1 Day tour is a great value day out to see some pristine beaches and local history
The start of the dolphin feeding
At Barnacles -Adele feeding a dolphin
Adele enjoying feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay

There is no touching the Dolphins, not even the volunteers have any physical involvement with them.

What time is the Dolphin Feeding?

The Barnacles Dolphin Centre opens at 7am with viewing time between 7.00am and 8am, and then feeding from 8am.

Barnacles Dolphin Centre & Cafe is also where you can have brekkie before or after feeding the dolphins.

Be sure to arrive early to purchase dolphin feeding tickets and get the opportunity to go in the water for viewing time between 7am and 8am.

One of the wild dolphins at Tin Can Bay
Tin Can Bay dolphin

How much does it cost to feed the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe?

To view the Dolphins the cost is just a $5 entry fee. To participate in feeding the Dolphins at Barnacles Cafe, it cost only another $5. Pensioners are just $7.50

Once the dolphins arrive the staff will organise a line where you can collect a fish to feed a dolphin and then wait in the feeding area for you to have your turn.

Crowds gathering for the dolphin feeding
People watching the dolphins

How to get to Barnacles Dolphin Feeding Centre & Cafe

Follow Tin Can Bay Road through the main town, along the Esplanade all the way to the point where you will arrive at the Tin Can Bay Yacht Club and boat ramp.

From Hervey Bay to Tin Can Bay it is just and hour and 15 minutes drive.

Follow the signs to find a park to the right at the back of the carpark.

Read about: Our Trip from Hervey Bay to Bundaberg

After feeding the dolphins at Barnacles Cafe Tin Can Bay
Tin Can Bay Dolphin Centre

Tin Can Bay Accommodation

There are a couple of places to stay in Tin Can Bay however we usually choose to set up at Rainbow Beach where we stay at the Rainbow Beach Holiday Village.

It can accommodate all visitors whether it’s camping or staying in the cabins, it has great facilities and is very close to shops and the beach.

At the water's edge in Tin Can Bay
Tin Can Bay

Things to do in Tin Can Bay

Fishing and Boating

Tin Can Bay is a beautiful quiet seaside town best known for it’s fishing and boating.

If you don’t have a boat of your own you can hire one from Tin Can Bay Boat Hire.

Tin Can Bay Country Club

The Tin Can Bay Country Club offers an 18 hole Golf Course or play bowls before enjoying a meal and drinks in the restaurant.

Fraser Island

Take a tour to Fraser Island and see the Worlds Largest Sand Island. Leave your car behind and relax as tour guides take you to visit all the highlights of magnificent Fraser Island.

Read more about Fraser Island: Everything to See and Do on Fraser Island

Beautiful Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island
Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island

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Kev & Adele
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We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

Our 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui highlight just why you should visit the beautiful New South Wales town of Bermagui.

Bermagui is a small seaside town set alongside glorious turquoise waters on the breathtaking Sapphire Coast of Southern New South Wales.

Nestled below Mt Dromedary, Bermagui boasts a spectacular harbour.

With the continental shelf being just 20kms off-shore and being the closest point to the Australian mainland, it provides perfect conditions off the coast of Bermagui for deep-sea and game fishing.

There is also good estuary fishing in the rivers and lakes of the region.

Here are our 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

Blue Pool - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

1.  The Blue Pool

When visiting beautiful Bermagui, one of the 7 Best Things to see is The Blue Pool, it’s a must.

It is a naturally fed ocean pool and is aptly named for the blue coloured water reflecting from the sky on a clear day.

Besides swimming you can also go snorkeling in the natural rock pool. It’s great to be able to check out the sea life in a fairly safe environment.

Waves crashing into the Blue Pool

Just beware of the waves as they crash over the rocks into the pool at high tide and at other times when the conditions are rough.

The viewing platform at the lookout above the Blue Pool is an awesome spot for whale watching during whale season.

2. Bruce Steer Ocean Swimming Pool

Another great swimming spot in Bermagui is the Bruce Steer Ocean Swimming Pool which is to the side of the Harbour just below Bermagui Point and just a short stroll from the main street of Bermagui.

The pool is fed from the ocean making it a natural saltwater pool. The pool is protected from Bermagui Point, has a sandy beach and is calm and safe for swimming.

Bruce Steer Swimming Pool - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Sandy Beach entry to the Bruce Steer Swimming Pool

There is also a net at the end which opens to the ocean to prevent any sharks from entering.

The pool is named after Colonel John Mansel Bruce Steer who fought hard for the improvements to the Bermagui Harbour and for improved conditions for professional fishermen.

Bruce Steer Swimming Pool with safety net
Bruce Steering Swimming Pool netted for safer protection

3.  Fishermen’s Wharf

The Bermagui Fishermen’s Wharf is a great spot if you like fresh seafood.

There is also an awesome ice cream shop which we visited a number of times! The Bermagui Gelati Clinic is definitely one clinic we didn’t mind visiting!

Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-Operative is one of the major suppliers of seafood for the Sydney Fish Market as well as a supplier to local restaurants and cafes.

Flathead, Snapper, Tuna, Swordfish and Shark are just some of the types of fish caught in this area.

Fishermens Wharf - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Fishermens Wharf - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

The original Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-Operative operated from 1948 until 1975.

After the old Co-Op building was demolished, the current Fishermen’s Wharf complex was established and became home to the $2billion industry in 2009.

Original Fishermens Co-OP
Plaque at Fishermen’s Wharf showing the 1st Bermagui Fishermen’s Co-Op

4.  Camel Rock

Camel Rock in Wallaga Lake just north of Bermagui is among the oldest rocks in New South Wales.

This rock formation was created by underwater avalanches around 450 million years ago and bears a strong resemblance to a camel.

Camel Rock - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Camel Rock

You can view Camel Rock from the beach or the Camel Rock Viewing Platform.

Also call into the Camel Rock Brewery Bar and Grill while you are in the area.

Camel Rock with the drone
Overlooking Camel Rock

Read more about NSW: Exploring Honeymon Bay and Discover Gosangs Tunnel

5.  Horse Head Rock

It is believed that Horse Head Rock is in the proximity of 500 million years old making it one of the oldest rocks in NSW!

This distinctive rock formation which resembles a horses head is located between the surf beach at Camel Rock and Murunna Point at Wallaga Lake.

Horse Head Rock - one of 7 Best Things to see in Bermagui
Horse Head Rock

To get to Horse Head Rock from Camel Rock Surf Beach, it is only accessible at low tide and although it is roughly only 200 metres, it is difficult in parts as you make your way over rocks near Camel Rock.

Be sure to allow enough time to return on low tide as well!

There is also a bush walking track that takes you along an elevated area for the best viewing of Horse Head Rock.

6. Wallaga Lake

Another popular spot for fishing is Wallaga Lake, the largest lake in southern New South Wales.

Wallaga Lake is just 7kms north of Bermagui and opens to the sea at Murunna Point, a significant Aboriginal place.

Wallaga Lake - 7 Best Things to see in Bermagui
Wallaga Lake’s historic wooden bridge

The Lake is also a popular spot for swimming, boating, sailing and water skiing and has a number of picnic and toilet facilities around the lake.

7.  Michael Lerner Lookout

The Michael Lerner Lookout offers awesome views of the ocean and rugged coastline. Just 3kms south of Bermagui, the lookout has a fabulous elevated picnic area and day rest area.

The lookout is named after Michael Lerner who holds the record for hooking and landing two Black Marlin at the one time.

Michael Lerner Lookout views - 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui
Michael Lerner Lookout
Michael Lerner Lookout is just one of our 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui

5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.

Distances from Bermagui

How far is Bermagui to Sydney

Bermagui is just under 380kms south of Sydney. Traveling directly by car on the A1, it is just over a five hours’ drive to Bermagui from Sydney. While exploring the Sydney to Bermagui coastline we made numerous stops along the way staying at Coledale, Windang, Jervis Bay, UlladullaPretty Beach and Dalmeny just to name a few.

How far is Bermagui to Batemans Bay

It is around a 1 ½ hr drive from Bermagui to Batemans Bay. The distance between Bermagui and Batemans Bay is approx. 104kms.

How far is Bermagui to Canberra

The distance between Bermagui and Canberra by road is around 250kms and takes just under 3 ½ hrs to drive between the two.

Other great places to stay in the region:

Bermagui Fun Facts

Did you know the movie, The Man who Sued God starring Billy Connolly and Judy Davis, was filmed in Bermagui.

Also the historic wooden bridge at Wallaga Lake was featured in the movie Unbroken directed by Angelina Jolie.

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Have you ticked off any or all of the 7 Best Things to See in Bermagui? Let us know in the comments below of any other things that you have seen in this magnificent Bermagui region.

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
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We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

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Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Beerwah Sportsground, Beerwah Queensland

The Beerwah Sportsground turned out to be an excellent place to stay to explore the surrounding region.

Beerwah is in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland and is near the beautiful Glasshouse Mountains in Queensland.

The Beerwah Sportsground no longer provides power, unfortunately the Sunshine Coast Council put a stop to it, however it is still a great value place to stay.

Our campsite at the Beerwah Sportsground
Beerwah Sportsground

Beerwah Sportsground Camping Facilities

Water is available to connect to and there are toilets and bins on site.

The swimming pool complex next door offers $2 hot showers and a great place to enjoy a swim and cool off in the warmer months.

The Beerwah Sportsground is pet friendly and therefore dogs are allowed.

The Tent area at the Beerwah Sportsground
Exercise equipment at Beerwah Sportsground

There is an outdoor exercise equipment area to use plus there is a children’s playground. There’s also the football grounds to run and play and the public swimming pool is just next door.

A skate park is also nearby providing lots to do for kids.

It is a 3 nights maximum stay within any 7 night period at the Beerwah Sportsground.

We had excellent phone coverage with both Telstra and Vodafone.

The Sportsground at Beerwah
The Wandering Bean Mobile Cafe at the Beerwah Sportsground

A mobile coffee van is also onsite with the Wandering Bean Mobile Cafe located at the entrance to the Sportsground.

ALDI, a chemist and a range of other shops are all an easy walk away.

We found it to be quiet and peaceful and we had plenty of space around us.

How to Book into the Beerwah Sportsground:

To check for availability and book a site we recommend to contact the Beerwah Sportsground prior to arrival.

Beerwah township
Beerwah

The local Beerwah Discount Tyres & Batteries Store were superb in helping us with a problem tyre valve and we can highly recommend them too.

The cost to stay is $15 per night for 2 adults on an unpowered site.

Our stay was 20-21st August 2020

How to get to the Beerwah Sportsground:

Take the Roys Road exit from the Bruce Highway and follow Roys Rd to Beerwah and go through the traffic lights to the rounadbout and turn right in to Roberts Rd.

From Roberts Rd take the first right in to Sportsground Drive and continue in to the sportsground.

Beerwah Sportsground Contact Details:

Phone: (07) 5494 0513
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5 Essentials – 4WD Accessories

  1. 4WD Recovery Tracks will get you out of most situations, especially in sand. We bought a pair of these generic branded tracks that have worked well whilst other brands include the Australian made TRED or the Australian Designed and made MAXTRAX 4wd Recovery Tracks.
  2. For our 4WD we went with this EDECOA 1500 3000w Pure Sine Wave Inverter which has been excellent value and works great.
  3. I’m a massive fan of my Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger. I use it often to give batteries a boost and it really is an essential part of my tool kit.
  4. When camping my Kings 200w Solar Blanket gets a lot of use and works really well. Only downside is it doesn’t work with Lithium batteries.
  5. Brass Tyre Deflators are a fast and easy way to lower your tyre pressure to your desired level. Perfect for when you are hitting the beach.
Glass House Mountains Views

Things to see and do in and around Beerwah Sportsground

Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo is close by and a great day out to see many amazing animals and visit the Animal Hospital.

Cuddle a Koala and watch the Crocodile show at the Crocoseum.

Book your Australia Zoo tickets here>

Australia Zoo is only a few minutes from the Beerwah Sportsground
Australia Zoo

The Big Mower

See the Big Mower and add it to your list of Big Things to See around Australia.

Glass House Mountains

The Glass House Mountains are stunning and there are several mountains available to climb, all at varying level of difficulty.

The Wild Horse Mountain Lookout offers the perfect place to witness the spectacular views of the Glasshouse Mountains at sunset.

Wild Horse Mountain Lookout
Wild Horse Mountain Lookout

A short but steep climb to the lookout provides stunning 360 degree views.

Visit Maleny and Montville

A trip in to the Sunshine Coast Hinterland includes a visit to the beautiful small townships of Maleny and Montville.

Here you can see waterfalls, walk National Parks, visit wonderful Farms and Dairy’s and witness the incredible views from several lookouts.

Gardner Falls Maleny
Gardner Falls Maleny

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Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

We are Adele & Kevin, an Aussie couple from Brisbane in Queensland Australia who have embraced our adventurous spirit and ventured out to explore the world around us. We had spent so much time overseas we decided it was time to see our own truly amazing country and we needed to take some time to see everything it has to offer.

Our Aim is to inspire others to travel and help design the greatest adventure they can experience.

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________

Photography and Socials

Our camera equipment we use for all our photos and videos are:

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – https://ebay.to/2XOjXhi – Most of our photos are simply from our phones. The Samsung phone cameras are pretty insane. Our phones have 512gb storage in ours but the 256gb in this one is heaps. We have sourced this one which is approx $500 less than we paid for ours.

Canon 800d – https://ebay.to/2XQYnsk – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/2yQwPed  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.to/3eCueUo This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/2XlOZ0I – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttps://ebay.to/2TWt0vA  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 7 Hero Black – https://ebay.to/38wMc7V  –  is an awesome piece of equipment. I use this for all underwater, action video and some general use. Buy here brand new and great value.

Mavic Pro Platinum Drone – https://ebay.to/2ARPxTo  This is an absolute ripper of a drone. The Fly More Combo will provide you with everything you will need. I use this for all my aerial footage and this price is well below other retail stores.

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Website: https://indefiniteleave.com.au/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/indefiniteleave

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com.au/indefiniteleave/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/indefiniteleav3

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