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Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

The most common question we are asked is – What is your Favourite 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 experience.

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
Adele: Perth WA

Town:

Kevin: Agnes Water/ 1770 in Qld, Portland Vic, Airlie Beach Qld
Adele: 1770/ Agnes Water Qld, Esperance WA

Beach:

Kevin: Barn Hill Station, Twilight Beach Esperance, Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays, Lucky Bay Cape Le Grande National Park
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

Brewery:

Kevin: Matso’s Brewery in Broome
Adele: Little Creatures Brewery Fremantle WA & Geelong Vic

Winery:

Kevin: The Cheese Barrell, Swan Valley Perth WA
Adele: Chateau Yaldara Barossa Valley SA, Devils Corner Tas

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

Sunrise:

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

Sunset:

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

Favourite Experiences in Australia - Ormiston Gorge NT

Gorge:

Kevin: Hancock Gorge, Karijini National Park.
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.

Caravan Park:

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

Twelve Apostles

Scenic Drive:

Kevin: The Great Ocean Road, Victoria
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

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 – Matt caught big Queenies, Mackerel and GT straight off the beach.
Adele: Spring Beach Tasmania

Favourite Experiences in Australia - Fishing in Darwin

Fishing Charter:

Kevin: Airlie Beach
Adele: Airlie Beach

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

Feeding Giraffes at Dubbo Zoo

Zoo:

Kevin: Dubbo Zoo NSW
Adele: Dubbo Zoo NSW

Water Park:

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

Ice Creamery:

Kevin: Maleny Sunshine Coast Qld
Adele: Mammino Icecream Childers, Robe SA, Maleny Sunshine Coast Qld

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:

Canon 800d – https://amzn.to/2vGuQUt – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Canon 50mm lens – https://amzn.to/2Llh4BD. This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAtF9b. This is my all round, every day use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAuxKZ. I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://amzn.to/2JcLDqn. My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

The new Go Pro 7 – https://amzn.to/2vyuP4X –  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://amzn.to/2URtUXG. 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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Caravan Parks

Jervis Bay Holiday Park, Jervis Bay NSW

Jervis Bay

The Jervis Bay Holiday Park is just a short 5 minute drive to all the spectacular beaches and National Park walks of the Jervis Bay and Huskisson region.

We loved the good sized sites with plenty of space. The Camp kitchen is excellent with great BBQ’s, plenty of seating, a TV and a drinks machine.

For the kids there’s a Jumping castle and good playground for them to enjoy.

The Pool is perfect and includes a fun slippery side and there’s a heated spa. There’s a good amenities block available and the park backs onto the river if you want to try some fishing or launch a boat.

The Park is pet friendly and we had good Telstra & Vodafone coverage.

If you don’t want to pay the premium prices of the parks backing onto Huskisson Beach this is an excellent option.

Cost to stay at the Jervis Bay Holiday Park is $40 per night. We paid $33 for the night with our National Seniors Card discount.

Our stay was 11-14th February 2019.

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Photography and Socials

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

Canon 800d – https://amzn.to/2vGuQUt – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Canon 50mm lens – https://amzn.to/2Llh4BD. This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAtF9b. This is my all round, every day use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAuxKZ. I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://amzn.to/2JcLDqn. My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

The new Go Pro 7 – https://amzn.to/2vyuP4X –  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://amzn.to/2URtUXG. 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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Caravan Parks

Currarong Beachfront Holiday Park, Currarong NSW

Currarong

The Currarong Beachfront Holiday Park is located in Currarong near Jervis Bay in NSW.

The park backs onto a beach where we collected oysters directly from the rocks. It’s a big park with lots of fantastic facilities.

There’s a great camp kitchen and a kids playground guaranteed to provide lots of entertainment.

There is no pool within the park but the beach is just a few minutes walk.

It is pet friendly. We had good Telstra and Vodafone coverage.

This is close to some amazing places including Honeymoon Bay and Gosangs Tunnel. Take the walk past Abraham Bosoms Beach to Gosangs Tunnel and explore the beaches along the walking track.

* The park may now be known as Holiday Haven Currarong online.

Cost to stay is approx $40 per night, we paid $35 with our National Seniors Card discount.

Our stay was Feb 10th 2019

Safe travels
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Photography and Socials

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

Canon 800d – https://amzn.to/2vGuQUt – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Canon 50mm lens – https://amzn.to/2Llh4BD. This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAtF9b. This is my all round, every day use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAuxKZ. I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://amzn.to/2JcLDqn. My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

The new Go Pro 7 – https://amzn.to/2vyuP4X –  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://amzn.to/2URtUXG. 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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Camp Grounds

Honeymoon Bay Campground, Jervis Bay NSW

Honeymoon Bay Campground

Honeymoon Bay Campground is one of our favourite stays in Oz, this is bush camping at its best!

The Honeymoon Bay Campground in the Beecroft Weapons Range at Jervis Bay in NSW is only open on weekends. It is owned by the Royal Australian Navy and has live firing during the week.

The gates open at 1pm and you go through a checkpoint before entering. We arrived about 12.30pm and we were one of the very last in the queue and were there about an hour, so we suggest arriving by midday which is when they begin to take bookings.

Once you arrive, head to the Information Centre and go through the booking process. There is no online booking.

Take cash, there is no Eftpos and payment is by cash only.

All sites are unpowered and there is no drinking water available.

There are portable toilets throughout the campground and bins are also available.

No pets are allowed.

We had coverage with Telstra and Vodafone.

Flying Drones are not allowed in Jervis Bay region by CASA Can I Fly There app however further research suggests it may be possible on weekends but we didn’t use ours.

The Point Perpendicular Lighthouse is just a short drive away and there are lots of great walks to places like the 5km round trip to Silica Cove Beach which was stunning. Here we came across the rusted wreck of the St Martins De Porres.

Cost to stay is $15 per site for 2 adults. Extra adults are $5 each and children 15 and under are free.

Our stay was 8-9th February 2019

Safe Travels
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Photography and Socials

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

Canon 800d – https://amzn.to/2vGuQUt – the latest DSLR Canon 24mp camera, buy here to save.
Canon 50mm lens – https://amzn.to/2Llh4BD. This is the lens I use the least, ideal for still, close up shots.
Canon 24-105mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAtF9b. This is my all round, every day use, zoom lens. Amazing quality, great price.
Canon 70-300mm lens – https://amzn.to/2vAuxKZ. I use this one a lot for long range shots.
Sigma 10-20mm lens – https://amzn.to/2JcLDqn. My wide angle lens for all my inside photos & video plus lots more, love this lens.

The new Go Pro 7 – https://amzn.to/2vyuP4X –  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://amzn.to/2URtUXG. 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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