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Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

When we catch up with family or friends back home or meet people getting ready to start their travels most want to know what has been our Favourite Experiences as we travel Australia.

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

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 might be travelling 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 in a range of categories. By separating the experiences it makes it slightly easier.

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 Swann River is so beautiful, especially coming from Brisbane.

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

Check out our : The Best Beaches in Australia 1-10

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
Favourite Experiences in Australia – Ormiston Gorge NT is one of Adele’s favourites

 

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 – now closed, Rapid Bay SA, Lucky Bay Cape Le Grande National Park WA

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

Free Camp:

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

Check out our 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
Experiences as we travel Australia – The Great Ocean Road is Kev’s first choice

 

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 to 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
Experiences as we travel Australia – Wallaman Falls is Kev’s top choice

 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 Atlantic Clipper Full Day Sail is another fun and exciting experience in the Whitsundays. We can 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 Tasmania’s best tours is the Tasman Island Cruise with Pennicott Wilderness Journeys out of Port Arthur. Three hours of cruising the highest sea cliffs in the Southern Hemisphere and enjoying an up close look at hundreds of seals as well as dolphins and birdlife.

 

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 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 experiences as we travel Australia. 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
Dubbo Zoo is a favourite for both of us under Zoos for our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

 

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 Zoos 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 on your travels.

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Safe travels

Kevin & 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.

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Photography and Socials

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

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – 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.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  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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Rollingstone Camping, Free Camp with all the Facilities

The Rollingstone Camping Ground named Vincent “Bushy” Parker Park after a local war hero, Flight Lieutenant Vincent “Bushy” Parker, is a great place to stay just north of Townsville in Queensland.

For a Free Camp, the Rollingstone Camping area has a lot on offer, loads of facilities with easy access and plenty of space to park.

It’s simple to find however some people do report that google sends them directions which takes you under a low bridge.

Read on and we will tell you how to get there safely.

Rollingstone Camping Ground Facilities

While the nearby Rollingstone Beach Front Resort offers all the amazing bells and whistles for an overnight stay the Rollingstone Camping area is a basic Free camp but very good.

There are a number of potable water taps available providing drinking water to use.

A toilet block is onsite and is regularly maintained and kept clean by Townsville Council. There is also a dump point at the Rollingstone Camping Grounds.

Rollingstone Camping Ground Amenities and Dump Point
Rollingstone Camping Ground BBQs and Picnic Tables

Picnic tables are also available along with a BBQ and bins are here too. Please ensure all rubbish is placed in the bins and the area is kept clean and tidy.

We had 3 bars of 4G Telstra coverage while we were at the Camping area.

There are steps down to the nice, shallow creek alongside the Rollingstone Camping area which is perfect to wade into and cool off on a warm day.

Other Facilities near the Rollingstone Camping Area

Rollingstone has it’s own small general store offering fuel, food, a post office and a few other supplies.

Are Pets allowed at this Rollingstone Camping Area?

It is pet friendly and therefore dogs are permitted to stay at the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping ground.

Shallow Creek running alongside the Rollingstone Camping Ground
Shallow Creek running alongside the Rollingstone Camping Ground

How to book your stay at this free Rollingstone Camping Ground

There is a Booking system for staying at any Townsville Camping Ground including Vincent “Bushy” Parker Park, Rollingstone Camping Ground.

On arrival, you can simply scan your smart phone on the sign at the entrance to the park or go to the website here – https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/facilities-and-recreation/parks-beaches-and-community-venues/parks-trails-and-camping/camping-caravan-and-rv-sites

The Campground does get busy and therefore it’s best to arrive and book in early to secure a spot.

Cost to stay is Free. You can stay for 48 hours maximum within a 7 day period.

We didn’t stay but we went for a look on 12th of August 2021.

Rollingstone Camping Ground Entry

Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Contact Details

Phone: 13 48 10
Address: Rollingstone Street, Rollingstone, Queensland
Website:

How to get to the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground

From the Bruce Highway take the Whalley Cres exit over the rail line and go right into Rollingstone Street.

Follow Rollingstone Street through the township to the entrance to the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground on your left.

Don’t take the first Rollingstone Street exit heading north as it takes you under a low 2.4m bridge.

What popular attractions are in and around the Rollingstone Camping Ground?

Big Crystal Creek

Big Crystal Creek otherwise known as Paradise Waterhole is just an hour north of Townsville and just under 21kms from the Rollingstone Camping Ground.

Located in the Paluma Range National Park this fabulous waterhole is an easy 2 minute walk from the Crystal Creek Campground and Recreational Day Use Area. The deep crystal clear pool is perfect for cooling off on a warm day.

Little Crystal Creek

Just  away is Little Crystal Creek which also has crystal clear waters making it another awesome spot for a refreshing swim on a hot day.

The water cascading under the heritage listed stone arch bridge built back in the 1930s makes a very picturesque setting.

Balgal Beach

Balgal Beach is just 4.7kms from the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground. Only a 5 minute drive and you go from bush to the beach.

The Balgal Beach is a patrolled beach with a swimming enclosure making it a safe place for swimming during the stinger season. Stinger season in North Queensland extends from November through to April/May.

Toomulla Beach

Another nearby beach is Toomulla Beach which is just 12kms south of the Rollingstone Camping Ground.

Toomulla Beach is a popular spot for fishing and bird watching. It also provides a free camping area with a maximum 48hr stay.

Toomulla Beach

Other great places to stay in the region:

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Have you free camped at the Vincent ‘Bushy’ Parker Park Rollingstone Camping Ground? Tell us about your Rollingstone Camping experience!

Safe travels

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.

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Photography and Socials

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

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – 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.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  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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Port Lincoln Caravan Park, South Australia

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

We had to look for a good Port Lincoln Caravan Park when MACKS our Golden Retriever got sick in Ceduna and needed urgent treatment.

We found the Port Lincoln Tourist Park the perfect place to stay.

Port Lincoln is located on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and is considered Australia’s Seafood capital.

Our site had the most amazing ocean views over Boston Bay and is just a short stroll to a small jetty where we caught plenty of squid.

Fresh Calamari was an enjoyable part of our diet here at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park Campsite

Port Lincoln Caravan Park Facilities

The Caravan Park Free Wifi is good too, which isn’t often the case with Caravan Parks.

There are several amenities blocks which are very good, although not modern, with hot showers and excellent strong water pressure.

Two excellent camp kitchens are also on site with under cover BBQ’s, fridge and TV.

The staff at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park were really friendly and great to us, remaining patient as we dealt with our sick dog.

There is also a kids playground for the boys and girls to enjoy.

A Dump point is also available.

Port Lincoln Tourist Park

The Port Lincoln Caravan Park is set on a hillside and therefore some sites, including much of the unpowered section, is located on sloping grounds and may not be level.

We would recommend asking to go for a walk and choose the site that best suits you before being allocated a spot or setting up.

Stunning sunrises are the best part of the day as it rises over the ocean providing the most spectacular views.

MACKS at Port Lincoln Caravan Park
MACKS recuperating at Port Lincoln Tourist Park after her sever case of Geratric Vestibular Disease

Are pets allowed at this Port Lincoln Caravan Park?

The Port Lincoln Tourist Park is pet friendly and we stayed here whilst our dog MACKS was recovering from Geriatric Vestibular Disease.

We can also very highly recommend the Lincoln Veterinary Centre, they were superb in diagnosing and looking after MACKS.

Keep an eye out around the grounds for the Bunny Rabbits that come out to feed during the afternoon.

Read more: Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS

MACKS at Port Lincoln Vet Hospital

Cost to Stay at the Port Lincoln Caravan Park

Cost for us was $32 per night plus $10 for Matthew less the Top Tourist discount. Having stayed for a week we received 1 night free and our week stay totalled $226.80.

Update: September 2021
Powered sites range from $35 to $40 per night.
Unpowered sites are $30 a night with fantastic bay views

Our stay here was 14-22 December 2016.

Watch the video for a look at this fabulous caravan park.

Contact Details for the Port Lincoln Tourist Park

Phone: 08 8621 4444
Address: 11 Hindmarsh St, Port Lincoln, South Australia
Website:

Welcome to Port Lincoln sign

How to get to this Port Lincoln Caravan Park

From the Lincoln Highway/B100 take the Light Street exit at the roundabout. In 110 metres turn right onto Tasman Terrace.

Proceed through 2 roundabouts and continue straight on Tasman Terrace before turning left onto Hindmarsh Street.

In 150 metres turn right, then in 50 metres turn left and in 20 metres the Port Lincoln Caravan Park will be on your left.

5 Essentials – Outside RV Accessories

  1. To plug your RV with standard 15amp in to standard residential 10amp power source you will need a converter. We love our waterproof Ampfibian and after over 4 years it’s still perfect.
  2. Most people carry a Generator for back up power. 4wd Supacentre has a good low cost and popular generator while the Yamaha 2000w is a robust yet quiet excellent performer.
  3. A 20m 15amp Power Lead will ensure you reach your power source in Caravan Parks and Campgrounds.
  4. You will want a good blue Drinking Water Hose. Your typical green garden hose is not suitable for drinking from.
  5. A 4 way tap handle will help you find water whenever you need it
Makaybe Diva Statue

Things to do in and around Portland

Makaybe Diva Statue

Makaybe Diva is the first racehorse to achieve 3 wins in the Melbourne Cup and these three wins were in consecutive years -2003, 2004 and 2005.

Add to this fabulous record, Makaybe Diva is also the only mare to ever win more than one Melbourne Cup.

 Local Port Lincoln artist Ken Martin who sculpted the bronze statue took 9 months to complete the monument which was officially unveiled in 2006.

Check out the statue of this awesome racehorse which stands proudly at the Port Lincoln waterfront.

Flinders Archway Port Lincoln

Flinders Archway

The Flinders Archway commemorates the famous navigator Matthew Flinders. After setting sail on an expedition from England Flinders first arrived on the west coast of South Australia in 1802.

He continued to explore, map and name the South Australian coastline. In 1892, Flinders named Port Lincoln in honour of his native Province.

The stone archway was erected in May 1936. and a statue of Matthew Flinders RN and his cat Trim, donated to the Axel Stenross Maritime Museum by the Lang Foundation, was unveiled in February 2017.

Axel Senross Maritime Museum

Axel Stenross Maritime Museum

The Axel Stenross Maritime Museum right on the waterfront is full of restored historic vessels, marine artefacts and assorted relics. Axel, a Finnish Ships Carpenter sailed to Port Lincoln in 1927 to load grain and decided to stay.

Knowledgeable volunteers and unique interpretive displays throughout the museum tell Axel’s the amazing story.

You can also discover the lost art of wooden boat building, his original living quarters, workshops and the still operating slipway.

Open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9.30am – 4pm and Saturdays and Public Holidays from 1pm – 4.30pm.

Magnificent views of Port Lincoln from Winter Hill Lookout

Winter Hill Lookout

From the Winters Hill Lookout, the views of Port Lincoln, the bay and Boston Island are simply amazing.

To reach the Winters Hill Lookout, it is simply a short 5 minute drive from the Port Lincoln CBD and was easily accessible in our motorhome.

Jetty at sunset

Other great places to stay in South Australia:

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Safe travels

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.

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Photography and Socials

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

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – 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.

Samsung s21 Phonehttps://ebay.us/QAdwva – this looks an insane camera within a phone. We have friends and our son who own one and it seems quite extraordinary with their camera quality. If you’re after a new phone this is what I’d be looking at.

Canon 800dhttps://ebay.us/Q0UV1z – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.

Nikon Coolpix p1000https://ebay.to/37cORUV – We have the Nikon P900 and this is the new model. The zoom lens is unbelievable and so awesome when travelling and you want to capture photos from a distance.

Lenses

Canon 50mm lens – https://ebay.to/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO – This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  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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1770 Camping Ground, Queensland

1770 Camping Ground

If you are looking to go camping in 1770 Qld then the 1770 Camping Ground is perfectly located on Round Hill Creek with the most stunning Sunsets that you will see on Australia’s East coast.

1770 is one of the most amazing small beachside towns on the Queensland coastline.

There’s no shortage of fantastic beaches, superb fishing, swimming and did I mention spectacular sunsets?

Agnes Water is just 5 minutes away and is the furthest north in Qld where surfers can catch a wave.

With a bit of wind or swell people travel to 1770 and Agnes Water to get out their long boards and catch a wave around the Agnes Water headland.

1770 Beachfront Camping
1770 Sunset
One of the many amazing 1770 Sunsets

1770 Beach Camping

1770 Camping is limited to the 1770 Camping Ground and a Caravan Park with further Caravan Parks and Campgrounds located at Agnes Water nearby.

The 1770 Camping Ground offers a range of accommodation options.

Beachfront sites are available and come with power, a fire pit and the most magnificent views.

Beachfront sites do not have access to hook up to water or to release grey water.

1770 Camping Ground

1770 Camping Facilities

Cheaper sites are available back from the water in the 1770 Camping Ground and whilst all sites come with power you can choose to go unpowered and not use the electricity.

The Camping Ground also has a cafe and takeaway shop which provides meals and drinks plus some basic necessities.

Keep your eye out and you will see dolphins in the river and kookaburras around the campsite as we did.

1770 from above
Town of 1770

1770, like many beach places, can at times attract midges, if so apply insect repellent and cover up.

Open fire pits are available and we enjoyed a campfire at sunset with our neighbouring campers.

We didn’t use the amenities block but the toilets and showers block did looked fairly basic.

I did have phone coverage with full access to Telstra network and just 1 bar on my Vodafone.

Is the 1770 Camping Ground Dog Friendly?

The park is not dog friendly and does not allow pets.

Our first time to 1770 we had our Golden Retriever with us and were therefore unable to stay here.

1770 campfire

This is an awesome location, enjoy the video for more details.

The cost to stay at the 1770 Camping Ground was $46 per night for a powered river front site and $41 for non river front powered sites.

Update March 2021:
Beachfront sites are $50 per night and $54 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Powered sites are $45 per night and $51 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Unpowered is $40 per night and $47 a night during Qld holidays and long weekends for 2 adults.
Children aged 4-15 years are $10 extra per night.
Extra Adults are $14 per night.

Our stay was 3rd June 2018

5 Essentials – Camping Accessories

A good Tent or Swag is the first decision for going camping. We like the Coleman Tent from Tentworld or the Wanderer 7 Man Tent from BCF. For a Swag, we were so close to buying the Kings Double Swag from 4WD Supacentre .

We like our BCF Wanderers Camping Chair which gets a lot of use as we travel Australia.

No more lugging around a huge BBQ and gas bottle now that we have a brilliant Gasmate Dual Burner Butane Cooktop from Tentworld

A good Portable Fridge Freezer we have found to keep the beers cold and steaks frozen are the Kings 70 L Fridge Freezer in the budget range, the Waeco 75L Dual Zone Fridge Freezer or the ever popular and long lasting Engel 75L Fridge Freezer.

A good quality Hand Held UHF is ideal and I like this Uniden UH750 5 watt UHF for long range and quality. The 5 watt range will give you maximum distance, especially if you need help!

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1770 Camping Ground, Seventeen Seventy Qld – Contact Details:

Phone: 07 4974 9286
Website:
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Address: 641 Captain Cook Drive, Town of 1770

How to get to the 1770 Camping Ground

Take Round Hill Road all the way to Agnes Water and turn left in to Captain Cook Drive to 1770.

Follow Captain Cook Drive past the LARC and around the right hand bend past the 1770 Beach Hotel and follow the road a little further to the 1770 Camping Ground on your left.

1770 LARC! Tours
LARC Tour of Bustard Head

What is there to do at 1770?

1770 LARC! Tours

While visiting 1770, be sure to go out on one of the LARC tours, they are fabulous.

A LARC is an amphibious vehicle capable of travelling over land and across water.

LARC vehicles are mostly used by the military and here in 1770 they are used to do tours of places usually very difficult to reach.

We have done the Full Day Paradise Tour which takes you right up to the Bustard Head Lighthouse and we have also taken a LARC Afternoon & Sunset tour which is amazing value and great fun.

Be sure to do the tour to the Bustard Lighthouse and race down the dunes of Middle Island.

Book all of your 1770 Tours here>

Day Trip to Lady Musgrave Island
Our day trip to Lady Musgrave Island

Lady Musgrave Island

Take a Day Tour to the amazing Lady Musgrave Island.

Swim with turtles and snorkel amongst the coral and fish of the Reef.

Go on the glass bottom boat to see all the marinelife and coral from above and walk around Lady Musgrave Island on a guided tour.

We did this trip and loved it, a must do when in 1770 and Agnes Water.

Morning Tea, Lunch and Afternoon Tea are all provided so you can enjoy a great day at Lady Musgrave.

Tips: Take some Kwells seasickness tablets in case of a bumpy ride and a warm jacket for the return trip.

Book your Trip to Lady Musgrave Island here.

Sunset with the 1770 Sign

Sunset Viewing

There are a few spots to enjoy the stunning sunsets at 1770.

At the 1770 Marina there are some great spots to sit, relax and enjoy the view.

There’s seating and you can bring along a bottle of wine or a beer and enjoy.

Otherwise you can grab some fish and chips next door while you witness the extraordinary views as the sun goes down.

Sunsets silohette

From the foreshore in front of the 1770 Beach Hotel there are BBQ’s and seating or plenty of space on the beach to watch the sunset.

With some stunning boats and the river in the foreground it all makes for a magnificent photo opportunity.

1770 Sunset at the Headland

The other great spot is the 1770 Headland.

From the point you can enjoy the incredible views down the River and across the ocean and capture some memorable photos.

Fishing Charter

1770 Fishing Charter

The ocean waters of 1770 provide the most amazing reef fishing opportunity.

I chose the Hooked on 1770 Fishing Charters Half Day charter and we managed to get on to some nice fish including this nice Red.

Next time I’ll have to choose the Full Day charter which gets you out further to the deeper reefs and more time for more great fishing.

Places to Eat Out in Seventeen Seventy

Places to eat out in 1770

The 1770 Beach Hotel is a popular place to dine whether it’s for lunch or dinner.

Check out the Bar Menu or dine in the restaurant and take in the incredible views.

The 1770 Marina Cafe is a great place for breakfast or lunch.

Located in the LARC precinct at the 1770 Marina the Cafe serves gourmet breakfasts and delicious  healthy lunches and Burgers with great coffee or a selection of drinks.

You can find them at 535 Captain Cook Road 1770.

Read more about: What to do in Agnes Water and 1770

Pin – 1770 Camping

Other great places to stay in the region:

Safe travels   

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.

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Photography and Socials

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

Samsung Note 10 Plus Phone – http://ebay.us/9vMXEH – 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/3nx5pyG  This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lenshttps://ebay.us/br9MeO This is my all round, everyday use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://ebay.to/33xYeht – I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lenshttp://ebay.us/zWvfuI  – My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

Our Go Pro 9 Hero Black – https://ebay.us/6CQOVC  –  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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