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Free Camps and Caravan Parks

Which do travellers prefer out of Free Camps and Caravan Parks?

Many of us love a great Free Camp but Caravan Parks can also be great places to stay.

The first thing we need to recognise is that there are different types of travelers. I put them in to 4 Groups.

1. Holiday Makers

2. Short Term Travelers

3. Big Lappers

4. Living on the Road

Free Camps or Caravan Parks - Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park

Each of the travelers will have different setups, want a different experience and have different budgets. There is no right or wrong, just different strokes for different folks.

Types of Travelers

Let’s look at each of the travelers:-

The Holiday Makers

They head off for 1-3 weeks on holidays from work or long weekends.

You will rarely see them in a Free Camp.

Holiday Makers are still part of the active workforce and therefore have spending money.

These travelers are common Caravan Park guests.

They just want to get away, relax and enjoy a fun holiday.

Corella Dam is one of the best Free Camps
Corella Dam Qld

They are looking for somewhere with lots for the kids to do to keep them active and enjoying themselves.

Their setups are generally basic and based on what was on the showroom floor.

They will want power to run all the appliances you would mostly use at home.

Short Term Travelers

These travelers usually have long service leave or have taken an extended holiday. They have a short period to fit as much in as possible.

They can afford more comfort within their trip.

This group also includes retired couples with homes who like to get away and explore but want to get back to the grandkids and families. Therefore they don’t go for long periods.

Cool Waters was one of the 5 great Caravan Parks in Cairns
Cool Waters Holiday Park, Cairns Qld

Short Term Travelers usually travel for around 3-4 months and up to 6 months.

Free Camping is an option but they often stay in Caravan Parks.

Our tips on saving money on Accommodation expenses: How to Save Money on Accommodation

These are the travelers that parks want to ensure they continue to encourage to enjoy everything the Caravan Parks offer.

Garden Island is the top Free Camps in Tassie
Garden Island, Tasmania

Big Lappers

These are the travelers who are on their Big Lap, often for 12 months but sometimes longer.

They have little or no income and rely on savings or work as they travel.

Big Lappers are on a strict budget.

Tips on how to reduce the food bill while you travel: How to save Money on Food and Groceries

Their rigs have been designed to go off grid and they are self sufficient.

Free Camps or Caravan Parks
Big Lappers stretching their $$ by Free Camping

They love to Free Camp to keep expenses under control.

Families on the road mostly use Free Camps and Caravan Parks are basically where they will stop occasionally to give their kids some time in water parks and playgrounds.

These travelers will limit their stay or not go to places where they are forced to pay to stay.

Families feel royally screwed by Caravan Parks with the high extra costs of children to stay. This is a key reason more people choose to Free Camp over paying to stay.

Traveling Australia used to be the almost sole domain of Grey Nomads however Families are now a major part of the Caravaning adventure.

Couples who travel full time, either young or old, don’t need Caravan Park facilities and don’t want to pay much for them. They rarely visit Caravan Parks.

McGaurans Beach Victoria
McGaurans Beach, Victoria

Living on the Road

There are more people now living in their RV’s than ever before. They almost never visit Caravan Parks.

This group will avoid crowded and busy places and like privacy and peace.

They will stay in one place longer as they are in no hurry to be anywhere and it reduces their costs.

Those Living on the Road don’t explore as much as other groups and generally enjoy the simple life.

Keeping their travels to their budgets is very important to them.

Calliope River Free Camp
Calliope River, Qld

Which Travelers suit Free Camps and Caravan Parks

When we look at this it helps to understand the needs and requirements of each traveler on the road.

Group 3 will only stay in Caravan Parks on their terms. They need to focus on attracting Groups 1 and 2 to their parks.

Pambula Beach Holiday Park is our favourite Caravan Park in all of Australia
Pambula Beach Holiday Park NSW. An awesome Caravan Park

Caravan Parks

Let’s look at Caravan Parks!

Without a doubt Caravan Parks are an important part of the Australian Traveler. Most provide great value, excellent facilities, are well run and have fantastic friendly staff who welcome you and help provide an all round enjoyable experience.

We have stayed in many Caravan Parks where our stay was part of the overall fun of being in the region.

We have compiled a list of our favourite Caravan Parks. Check out our list and save them for your travels: Our Best Caravan Parks around Australia

Island View Caravan Park Kinka Beach
Island View Caravan Park Kinka Beach – One of our favourite Caravan Parks around Australia

In the north we like to have our air conditioner on at night and a pool to swim in during the day so often we will stay in a Caravan Park. No point being over tired and cranky because you can’t get a good night sleep.

Caravan Park Accommodation

The cost to stay in Caravan Parks is often fair and reasonable. Parks with limited facilities are usually budget priced and available between $30-40 a night for a couple. Big Parks with all the toys or in prime position will cost $40-60 a night for a couple.

These are acceptable prices, especially to their target markets of Groups 1 and 2.

Need tips on how to save money on your Caravan Park stays? Save Money staying at Caravan Parks

The issue comes if you have more than 2 people. Our first 2 years were spent traveling with our adult son and it would cost us up to an extra $16 per night. Families with young children are being gouged with exorbitant prices and priced out of Caravan Parks when they are full time on the road with low budgets.

Caravan Park Amenities

We like Caravan Parks but some really don’t provide good value. Often just the basics are overlooked. My biggest issue with Caravan Parks are:

Poorly designed amenities blocks!!

Water ends up friggin everywhere……

Caravan Park Amenities
The mess poorly designed showers make, and no I’m not being paid to be a cleaner!!

How hard or expensive is it to put shower curtains in? Often the floor outside is level with the base area of the shower and it is so annoying getting out of the shower onto a wet floor and after drying off you try to put your shorts, jeans or undies on and they get wet. Or your wet feet would get stuck in your pants and you’d nearly fall over as they get caught up in your clothes as you try to get them on.

How can you get dry when water is everywhere?

Caravan Park Amenities – Self Cleaning Requirement

Then some Caravan Parks have the audacity, due to their poor shower area design, to leave a mop and bucket and have a sign saying we do their cleaning for them. The sign therefore even admits it’s a safety issue!!

A well designed shower cubicle makes a huge difference to a great Caravan Park experience.

Dirty Shower head in the amenities of one of the caravan parks in which we stayed
Disgusting….

Have you looked at the shower heads in some Caravan Parks? Sooooo gross!!

Then there’s the fun of walking back to camp in your wet thongs and flicking sand and dirt up all over yourself. When we get back we need another shower.

We now don’t even bother, if we do stay in a Caravan Park we still use our own shower and amenities in our Motorhome.

Caravan Park WiFi

As for the Free Wifi, you’re kidding right!!!

Seriously, do they ever work??

Do they ever offer more then a token upload to social media and you’ve run out of free data?

So many rules
So many rules……..

It’s awesome when you go back to reception to say it isn’t working and they inform you that no sorry, it doesn’t work on those sites. The Wifi only works near reception. Where’s a Face palm emoji when you need one.

Instead of a thousand signs with all the rules and things you can’t do, how about just one sign. Be a decent person or don’t stay!!

That sorts everything, we’re all adults and given responsibility most will do the right thing. Those that don’t wouldn’t have any way.

Workmans Beach Campground
Workmans Beach Campground, Agnes Water Qld

Pet Friendly Caravan Parks

As travelers originally with a dog we sure understand the frustration with being a pet owner and traveling the country. However we also witnessed some poor pet ownership during our time, not limited to the 2 dogs left inside a Caravan all day in an Adelaide Caravan Park just 2 sites from us who barked all day and caused mayhem. Can’t imagine the mess inside when the owners returned that day.

Unfortunately some dog owners ruin it for everyone and Caravan Park management end up deciding it’s not worth it. We were always able to find somewhere to stay, only Kalbarri in WA was an issue when not one place would allow us to stay during school holidays due to having MACKS with us.

It is that little bit harder traveling with your pets, it limits your options of where you can stay but there’s usually a good spot somewhere in town that will welcome you.

Caravan Parks Facilities

Many Caravan Parks have spent a fortune in recent years to upgrade their parks with all sorts of equipment. From water parks to jumping castles, play rooms to amazing camp kitchens, they are now like mini resorts. We have stayed in parks with outdoor cinemas, pizza ovens and all sorts of modern and expensive facilities.

Caravan Parks can be heaps of fun
Discovery Parks Tanunda SA

This is awesome and will attract more of those in Groups 1 and 2 however those travelers in Groups 3 and 4 become even more isolated from staying as the prices to cover these updated facilities continues to increase.

Running a Caravan Park is an expensive and difficult business and most people would be staggered to know what they pay in rent, insurance, wages, water, electricity, waste removal, licenses, maintenance and so much more.

Rather then trying to close Free Camps, maybe Caravan Parks could provide a service that more relates to those in Groups 3 and 4.

Free Camps

Now let’s look at Free Camps!

Free camps provide more space. If it’s busy then it’s very possible space will be tight but generally you’ll have a bit more room to work with and for privacy.

The rules to stay all generally fit on one sign at the entrance or you’ll find them on the website or WikiCamps app. It doesn’t feel like school again or you have joined the Army when staying in a Free Camp.

There’s either no or a limited cost to stay which allows your funds to be used to take tours and enjoy the experiences you set out to enjoy.

Read about: Our Best Free Camps in Australia

Free Camps and Caravan Parks - Quick Beach Free Camp
Quicks Beach, Murray River Victoria

Children are mostly better behaved when Free camping is our experience. This we believe is because they have been on the road longer, are spending more quality time with their family and are learning genuinely interesting things each day.

People aren’t carrying the stresses and pressures of every day life with them and therefore are more relaxed and friendly.

Free Camping Cons

Free Camps have no power and therefore no air conditioning for the vast majority. If it’s hot than sleep can be a lot more uncomfortable.

Some of us have generators which may annoy others. This is especially the case for us during bad weather when we are stuck inside and drawing more power yet less solar energy is coming back in to our system. For those that don’t like generators this can be a bug bear for them in Free Camps.

To Free Camp regularly you will need to spend a little more money on your setup. Grey Water tanks, Solar, Batteries, bigger Inverters and a generator may all be areas to spend some money depending on how much power you need and use each day. You will need your own toilet facilities and shower within your setup.

Find out about how to create and manage your power while traveling: Solar – Creating and Managing our Power

Bay of Fires is one of the best free camps in Australia
Bay of Fires Campground Tasmania

Self-Contained Requirements

You may not need all these things in all the places you go however to Free camp extensively around Australia, many places require you to be “Self Contained” and have these facilities on board.

A lot of people have different conceptions about what Self Contained actually means which is understandable as it often means different things in different places and by different Councils. It is normally defined by the ability to capture your Grey and Black water. You will need to have your own toilet and shower on board as most Free Camps do not provide any facilities.

Low Cost Campgrounds

Another great choice when traveling is Campgrounds. These might be formal campgrounds provided by local Councils or they can be Station Stays, RV Parks or owners properties around the country providing space on their land to stay overnight.

In each case they usually come with a small fee. Council Campgrounds and Station Stays are usually around $20-30 a night for 2 people and have basic facilities. RV Parks and properties are often $10-15 a night for 2 people.

These are great mid-ranged options for all travelers.

Free Camps or Caravan Parks - Browns Beach Free Camp
Browns Bay SA

Check out our favourite campgrounds and save them to your travel list: Our 29 Best Low Cost Campgrounds in Australia

Choice of Free Camps and Caravan Parks

With bigger and better rigs being built every year, designed to provide more comfort and opportunities to spend more time off grid the challenge remains for Caravan Parks to attract clientele. Certainly they shouldn’t be relying on Full time travelers to be a major source of their income as Free Camping continues to be a preferred choice.

Do you prefer to stay in just Free Camps, do use a mix of both Free Camps and Caravan Parks or do you just stay in Caravan Parks?

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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Photography

Our camera equipment we use for all of 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, 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 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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Springbrook National Park 5 Top Attractions

The Gold Coast is world renowned for its great beaches, exciting nightlife, fantastic restaurants and towering apartment complexes to accommodate all the tourists from around the world. Away from the beautiful coastline and the glitzy centres however is the Gold Coast Hinterland which is just as spectacular and entertaining and is home to 5 Top Attractions in the Springbrook National Park.

Queensland’s capital city Brisbane is just a short 45 minute drive from the Gold Coast making it a very popular weekend getaway for it’s 2.4 million residents.

Springbrook National Park is approximately a one hour drive from Surfers Paradise and is a hidden gem worth visiting both day and night.

Springbrook National Park Top 5 Attractions
Purling Brook Falls

What are the 5 top attractions to visit in Springbrook National Park?

Here are the top 5 attractions that we recommend you must see when visiting Springbrook National Park.

1. Natural Bridge

The Natural Bridge is a stunning waterfall cascading down through the rock where a natural arch has formed by the sheer force of the waterfall over thousands of years.

The cave below is home to colonies of glow worms and is also fascinating to see at nightfall. Plus during twilight, you’ll see the fireflies as you walk through the rainforest.

Springbrook National Park Top 5 Attractions
Natural Bridge

The 1km circuit loops around either clockwise or anti-clockwise. We first went anti-clockwise in the early evening to see the glow worms and fireflies and clockwise the next morning when we returned to see the Natural Bridge in the natural light of day. Clockwise is a little easier as you can take the steps down.

Fireflies are beetles that are found along the coast of NSW, Qld and the NT. They create flashes of light from light producing organs under their abdomen. They fly around Natural Bridge at night and are incredibly fascinating.

Glow Worms can be found at night in the cave of Natural Bridge. The are only found in Australia and New Zealand. They aren’t actually a worm but a larvae of a primitive fly.

Glow worms require a wet habitat to live and Natural Bridge is home to Australia’s largest colony of Glow Worms.

Rainforest Walk
Springbrook National Park Rainforest walk

Take the walk through the glorious Gondwana Rainforest down to the Natural Bridge and enjoy this amazing walk through some of the most spectacular Rainforest so close to the heart of the Gold Coast.

When viewing Glow Worms it’s important not to shine your torch on them and don’t use flash photography.

The warmer, wetter months of December to March are the best for viewing Glow Worms.

Magnificent Purling Brook Falls
Purling Brook Falls

2. Purling Brook Falls

Purling Brook Falls is an easy short walk from the carpark to the top of the Falls and the lookout over the ancient rainforest below.

There is a 4km circuit track taking you through the rainforest past smaller falls and across bridges, past hanging vines and capturing stunning views.

From below, the 110m Purling Brook Falls is stunning and you can set up and have a picnic lunch in the area overlooking the Waterfall.

Looking up the Falls
Looking up the Falls

People ask us if you can swim at Purling Brook Falls. Whilst it is possible the water is muddy and dirty with a rock base and there’s an important biologically diverse natural habitat here that’s best not disturbed. Personally we wouldn’t swim there or recommend it.

Our Tip: Do the 4km circuit track in a clockwise direction, it’s a little easier this way.

John Stacey Suspension Bridge is at the base of Purling Brook Falls. Built in 2015 it is named after a former well regarded Springbrook National Park Ranger John Stacey.

From the suspension bridge you have stunning clear views of Purling Brook Falls.

Springbrook National Park Top 5 Attractions - John Stacey Suspension Bridge
John Stacey Suspension Bridge

3. The Best of All Lookouts

We woke early and did the short drive to the carpark to the Best of All Lookouts. With a name like this it’s almost inevitable it would be a disappointment, that name has a lot to live up to.

From the carpark we found the track in easily enough and the walk took us through a magnificent rainforest past some of the most gorgeous huge trees. It’s a beautiful walk in to the lookout and worth it just for this alone.

Springbrook National Park Top 5 Attractions
Rainforest walk to Best of All Lookouts

The track in isn’t far, another bonus, it’s just a few hundred metres.

We arrived at the lookout and were very pleasantly surprised. It really is very special.

The views are amazing. You can see so much of Northern NSW, the Hinterland and Valleys plus all the way to the Gold Coast.

Springbrook National Park Top 5 Attractions - The Best of All Lookout
Best of All Lookout

Byron Bay can be seen in the distance with Murwillumbah in the foreground.

The Best of All Lookouts is definitely worth visiting and certainly lives up to its name.

4. Twin Falls

Twin Falls is a 4km walk starting from Tallanbana Picnic area. It’s a Grade 3 trail so easily walked by anyone with moderate fitness.

Springbrook National Park
Springbrook National Park

The base of the falls has a lagoon for swimming but be prepared, the water is usually very cold.

The trail takes you past Blackfellow Falls which you need to pass under. It depends on how much recent rainfall there has been on how wet you will get as you pass underneath.

This is a fantastic walking trail with so much to see and enjoy.

5. Canyon Lookout

You can drive directly to and park at Canyon Lookout.

The views are amazing and you can also take the walk to Twin Falls from here.

 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

Springbrook National Park Tour

There are also tours to Springbrook National Park.

You can choose to sit back and relax in comfort and leave the driving to someone else. Take a guided tour to Springbrook National Park with Southern Cross Day Tours.

Highlights include:

  • Small group tour (maximum 15 guests per tour)
  • Luxury Mercedes Benz vehicle
  • Visit 5 waterfalls including Purling Brook and Natural Bridge
  • Travel through Numinbah Valley with its high cliffs and green country pastures
  • Fully guided rainforest walk to Natural Bridge
  • Best of all Lookout
  • Breathtaking views over Mt. Warning and Northern NSW
  • Afternoon refreshments including tea, coffee, hot chocolate and fresh scones with jam and cream
  • Expert commentary throughout the tour
  • Afternoon tour so you can sleep in and enjoy the morning exploring the Gold Coast
Watery Reflections
Springbrook National Park walk

How to get to Springbrook National Park?

There are 2 exits from the Pacific Highway to Springbrook National Park. At Mudgeeraba take Exit 79 if coming from the north or Exit 80 if coming from the south and follow the Gold Coast-Springbrook Rd for approximately 24kms.

From Nerang, take Exit 69 and follow the Nerang-Murwillumbah Rd for 23kms before turning into Pine Creek Rd and head to Springbrook. It is approximately 36kms from the Highway to Springbrook going this way.

The road can be narrow, steep and winding in some sections.

It’s approximately a 30 minute drive from the Highway and an hour from Surfers Paradise.

View our video: https://indefiniteleave.com.au/australia-road-trip-ep-1-springbrook-national-park/

Springbrook National Park Top 5 Attractions - Best of All Lookout
Best of All Lookouts

Where to stay?

The Settlement is a campground within Springbrook National Park near Purling Brook Falls. It has 11 unpowered sites for tents, camper trailers and campervans. The sites are too small for caravans.

The Log Cabin Camp is near Natural Bridge and provides camping for RV’s and Caravans. Cost is $15 per person per night and an extra $10 for power per site.

For some luxury the Springbrook Mountain Chalets look an amazing place to stay.

Springbrook National Park is a hidden gem of Queensland’s World renowned Gold Coast with 5 top attractions and definitely worth visiting.

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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.

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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One of our Favourite most used items we travel with

Check out this video we took of how the torch performs

When travelling there’s many times when you’re outside in the dark. Walking back from late afternoon Happy Hour that goes late, a middle of the night walk to the amenities, catching a feed of fish or fixing a perennial problem in your vehicle. Our favourite most used travel item is our torch.

These are just some of the times when you find yourself reaching for a torch.

You really don’t want to be in the Australian outback walking around at night in the dark. Matt and I were walking back to camp late one night in Rollingstone when we came across a venomous snake just in front of us on the footpath.

Read more: Driving North of Townsville to Cairns

Venomous snake at Rollingstone
Always take a torch with you

Very lucky we had our torch!!

It’s why one of my favourite most used travel items I’ve bought has to be this excellent 1000 Lumen torch.

It is the Tech Light 1000 Lumen Rechargeable LED Torch from Jaycar Electronics.

It’s made of Heavy Duty Aircraft Grade Aluminium for the very toughest of conditions making it perfect for travelling with all the harsh conditions it needs to absorb while bouncing around in our Caravans and 4wd’s when we are on the move.

Another favourite frequently used travel item: Victron IP65 15a Battery Charger

Without the torch
Lighting up the tree with our favourite most used travel item

It even has an o-ring seal to protect the inside from the elements such as rain and dust.

The 1000 Lumen LED lights produces a beam that reaches 390 metres. Its range is extraordinary and is ideal for spotting wildlife at night. The torch is great for middle of the night trips to the amenities block or ensuring you have maximum brightness when completing tasks outside in the dark.

Added Safety Benefits of the Torch

It’s also hard, tough and a good weight so Adele feels it provides her some protection as well if she is outside alone in the evening.

Adele said she isn’t keen on meeting a snake when outside at night so she takes this torch with her wherever she goes. It really is fantastic.

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
Wombat watch at Wilsons Prom
Using our favourite most used item to spot the wombats at Wilsons Prom
Wombat at Wilson Prom

We found the torch was perfect when we were looking for Wombats. Being nocturnal these cuddly creatures come out in the evening and once we found one we could change the setting from high to low light so we weren’t affecting the Wombats.

The torch comes with 3 different settings – High, Low and it also comes with a Strobe light.

An adjustable head also allows you to focus the beam or widen the area you want to see.

No light
Using our favourite most used travel item to shine a light on the beach at Fraser Island

Powering our Favourite Most Used Travel Item

There’s no continual cost for batteries, once the power runs out simply plug it back in to re-charge. Once it is fully charged the indicator light will turn green and you’re good to go again. When fully charged it will provide 2 hours of continuous use.

It comes in a great little sturdy box with the charger, 3.7v Li-ion battery and a wrist strap. We still have our box it came in, it’s a great way to store it and keep it in mint condition.

If you are interested in one you can order it online at Ebay from Jaycar for $59.95

Jaycar are an Australian Electrical component retailer which began operating in 1981. They have over 110 stores Australia wide. We bought our torch from Jaycar.

Tech Light 1000 Lumen Rechargeable LED Torch

Technical Details of the Torch

Features:

  • Heavy-Duty Construction Aircraft-Grade Aluminium
  • 3 Light Modes High, Low & Strobe
  • Adjustable Beam Width – Suits Indoor or Outdoor Use
  • Beam Distance Up to 390m
  • Weatherproof – Water & Dust Resistant

Specifications:

  • Lumens: 1000
  • Battery: 3.7V 3400mAh Li-ion
  • Burn time: 2 hours
  • Distance: 390m
  • Light Modes: High, Low, Strobe
  • Dimensions: 200(L) x 53(Dia)mm
  • Weight: 390g (including battery)

We wouldn’t be without it and it has worked perfectly every time. What is your favourite most used travel item?

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
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Photography

Our camera equipment we use for all of 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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15 Things you must do on the Sunshine Coast

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is just 100kms north of the capital city of Brisbane, a short 45-60 minute drive. There’s so many things you must do on the Sunshine Coast when you are in this sensational region.

The Sunshine Coast, known as the Sunny Coast to us locals, has numerous stunning stretches of beach and amazing National Parks to discover from the Coastline to the Hinterland. There are beautiful waterfalls and a long list of activities and attractions.

Excellent Sunshine Coast accommodation is available for all types of visitors and the weather is generally perfect all year around.

Our 15 Things you really Must do on the Sunshine Coast

Here are 15 Things you really Must do on the Coast. Some are well known while a few others are much less notable but equally fun and perfect to experience during your stay on the Sunshine Coast.

15 Things you Must Do on the Sunshine Coast
Millie at Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo

Crikey mate, it’s Australia’s most infamous Zoo.

Australia lost an enormous icon when Steve Irwin left us but his legacy lives on through the must see Australia Zoo on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Home of the Crocodile Hunter you can visit so much amazing wildlife including dangerous animals like Salt Water Crocodiles, Tigers and venomous Snakes. There are African Safari animals such as Giraffes, Cheetahs, Zebras and Rhinos plus you can see the world’s largest Koala Hospital.

When you purchase your entry ticket in to Australia Zoo it includes entry for the day from 9am to 5pm, all wildlife shows, children’s activities, Laughing Frog Waterpark and more.

Australia Zoo is one of 15 Things you must do on Sunshine Coast
Croc show at Australia Zoo

How to get to Australia Zoo:

Take Steve Irwin Way exit off the Bruce Highway north of Brisbane to Beerwah and follow the sign to Australia Zoo.

What to take with you:

  • Water, there are water fountains around the park to fill up your water bottles.
  • Food is allowed to be taken in to the Zoo and there are picnic grounds available to stop and enjoy your lunch.
  • Camera to capture those animal moments.
  • Comfortable shoes for a long day on your feet.
Big Karts is another thing you must do on the Sunny Coast
Big Karts Sunshine Coast

Big Karts

While in the area stop in for some action at the Big Kart Racetrack and get the adrenaline pumping with Karts that race up to 70kmh.

This is the largest Commercial Go Kart track in Australia and is going to get your competitive juices racing as you work hard to go quicker and compete to produce faster lap times.

It’s a perfect way to spend a few hours with your family and mates.

Family Day for Cameron's Birthday included Big Karts
Ready for Racing at Big Karts

Before setting off on laps around chicanes, bends and hair pins there will be safety training by staff and helmets will be provided.

Book your Big Kart Racetrack tickets and make your way to Steve Irwin Way at Landsborough on the Sunshine Coast and have a great time.

Beautiful Noosa National Park
Boiling Point in Noosa National Park

Noosa National Park Coastal Walk

The Noosa National Park is located near Noosa Heads and is the ideal location to spend yet again, another perfect Queensland day.

Noosa National Park Coastal Walk takes you around the Noosa Headland past pristine beaches and stunning views back to Noosa North Shore.

See Boiling Point Lookout, Dolphin Point, Lookout, Granite Bay, Fairy Pools, Hell’s Gates, Alexandria Bay and Devils Kitchen along a 4.2km return walk.

Please remember, no pets are allowed in Noosa National Park to protect the local wildlife.

Noosa National Park camping is not available however you can stay at Noosa North Shore Campground nearby. A quick Ferry ride over from Tewantin and make your way to the Campground.

Stunning Noosa National Park is one of the things you must do on the Sunshine Coast
Noosa National Park Coastal Walk

Where is it?

Noosa is 160kms north of Brisbane.

How to get there?

Follow Park Rd in Noosa along the ocean front until you reach the Noosa National Park Carpark. It gets very busy, you may need to be patient.

What to take?

It can be very hot in summer, take a wide brimmed hat, plenty of sunscreen, insect repellant and enough water. Wear good comfortable walking shoes.

In winter ensure you have a jacket as it can get very cold at the Headland.

Don’t forget your Phone and a Camera.

Where to stay?

For Camping and RV stays we suggest Coolum Beach Holiday Park or the Noosa North Shore Campground.

Eumundi Markets
Entry to Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets

Our Eumundi Markets Review

The Eumundi Markets began in 1979 as a way for local craftspeople to sell some wares in their local community. Over the years the markets grew extraordinarily and today is one of Queensland’s largest and most popular market.

From Noosa to Eumundi Markets it is approximately a 21 km drive and will take you around 25-30 minutes.

There’s great shopping for clothing, shoes and local handmade craft and there is plenty of delicious food and places to eat.

How many stalls are at the Eumundi Markets?

There are 600 stalls and the markets attract 1.6 million visitors each year.

What day is the Eumundi Markets?

The Eumundi Markets days are every Wednesday and Saturday.

One of 15 Things to do on the Sunshine Coast - Eumundi Markets
Eumundi Markets

Eumundi Markets Parking & Pets

Parking at the Eumundi Markets is available and costs $6.  The Eumundi Markets is dog friendly but they must be maintained on a leash.

What are the Eumundi Markets hours?

The Eumundi Markets open every Wednesday from 8am to 1.30pm and every Saturday from 7am to 2pm.

Where are Eumundi Markets?

They are in the main street of town which is close to the Bruce Highway and is approximately a 90 minute drive north of Brisbane.

How to get there?

Travel on the Bruce Highway to the Sunshine Coast and take the Eumundi exit 224 and follow the signs. Otherwise you can enjoy the shuttle service direct from your Hotel on the Sunshine Coast to the Eumundi Markets and return.

How much does it cost?

Entry is Free, there’s $6 cost for parking.

While in town visit the Imperial Hotel, home to Eumundi Brewery for a great meal, a refreshing Ale and take a Free tour of the Brewery.

Buderim Falls also known as Serenity Falls
Under Buderim Falls in Buderim Forest Park

Buderim Forest Park, Sunshine Coast

The Buderim Forest Park is a hidden gem on a secluded 45 hectare of rainforest with waterfalls, streams and walking trails.

It is home to many animals including Paddymelons, Gliders and goannas while Black Cockatoos and Lorikeets are just some of the birds that call this Nature Reserve home.

This secret valley is also home to the beautiful Buderim Forest Park Waterfalls, otherwise known as Serenity Falls. You can view the falls from directly underneath or the bridge makes a perfect vantage spot.

As you follow the stream down from the waterfalls you will find small rock pools perfect to cool off on a hot Queensland summer day.

Enjoying the rock pools and small cascading water at Buderim Falls
Buderim Forest Park

How long is the walk to Buderim Falls?

There are 2 entries to Buderim Park Forest and we visited from Quorn Close. From there it was a short 600m walk to the Falls.

Are dogs allowed at Buderim Falls?

Buderim Park Forest is a Nature Reserve and therefore dogs and pets are not allowed.

What to take with you!!

Wear good comfortable shoes for some rock walking, drinking water, your phone and a camera.

The Race is on at Pomona King of the Mountain
Pomona King of the Mountain

Watch the Pomona King of the Mountain Run

To get a genuine understanding of this event, I recommend doing the climb yourself in the weeks or months prior to the event. I’ve climbed a few mountains and whilst I’m a little older and less fit now, Mount Cooroora was without doubt my most challenging mountain climb.

By doing this climb yourself you will really appreciate the absurd fitness and skills of these athletes who race from the town centre uphill for over 1km just to get to the base of the mountain.

You will want some level of fitness to do this mountain. There are stages where it can get very challenging with very steep upright climbing involved.

I’m embarrassed to say it took me around 50 minutes to climb to the top and around 25 minutes to get back down. And that’s just from the base, without the run to the mountain first and back. Jason who I started the climb with was much faster and was up within around 25 minutes and around 15 minutes to get back down.

At the top of Mount Cooroora
Mount Cooroora, Pomona

King of the Mountain Race

The Race Record was set in 2009 at 22 mins 43 seconds. That’s running to the mountain, climbing it up, back down and then running back to the start. It does my head in to think it’s even possible to do that.

The race is 4.2kms and the Mountain is 439m high. In comparison, nearby Mount Coolum which I have climbed twice is just 207m high.

The Pomona King of the Mountain race is held annually in July since 1979. Due to the events of 2020 the Race has had to be cancelled for the first time since it began.

The whole day is a wonderful event with a great carnival atmosphere. There’s market stalls, food, beverages and events to entertain. It’s really worth spending the day at the Pomona King of the Mountain race and marvel at the incredible fitness of all the men and women involved.

Where is Pomona?

From Noosa to Pomona, a small hinterland town on the Sunshine Coast, it is just 30kms. Pomona is approximately 135kms north of Brisbane and is a short 10 minute drive from the Bruce Highway.

Read more: Our review of the Cooroy RV Stopover

Coolum Beach Surf Club - One of the Things to do on the Sunshine Coast
Coolum Beach Surf Club

Lunch or Dinner at Coolum Beach Surf Club

The Coolum Beach Surf Club is one of our favourite places to enjoy a meal or afternoon drinks on the Sunshine Coast.

Sensational views directly out over Coolum Beach in addition to good food and a great bar makes this the perfect place for a Sunday afternoon.

Coolum Surf Club Menu has an excellent variety and of course Seafood is a real specialty. They also have a range of Pizzas on the menu and succulent steaks.

Dinner at Coolum Beach Surf Club
Dinner at Coolum Beach Surf Club

Coolum Surf Club Membership is just $10 if you would like to join.

The best thing is, for Coolum Beach accommodation the Coolum Beach Holiday Park which we really enjoy, is right next door. No need to count your drinks when visiting here.

Coolum is our favourite place on the Sunshine Coast, it has excellent beaches, less crowds and there’s plenty to do or as little as you would like.

The amazing Montville Clock Shop
Montville Clock Shop

Montville and Maleny

For the best things to do in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland head to Montville and Maleny.

What is there to do in Montville and Maleny?

When you visit you’ll find the Montville Shops which are really worth the time to explore and see the range of unique items for sale. My favourite is the Clock Shop, a huge array of modern and traditional time pieces.

Close to Montville is the Kondalilla Falls. Here you can take a beautiful rainforest walk through to Waterfalls and Swimming holes and enjoy the stunning views along the way.

How far is Montville from Maleny?

From Montville it’s just a short 15km drive to Maleny that will only take you about 15 minutes.

How far is Montville from Brisbane?

Brisbane is approximately 100kms north of Brisbane. It’s a very popular day trip for those from Australia’s third largest city and bike riders love the mountain ride up to the region.

A must thing to do on the Sunshine Coast is to have a Maleny Ice Cream
Ice Cream at Maleny Food Co

Along the way from Montville to Maleny is a number of places to stop, one of which is the Maleny Lookout. There are a number of lookouts in the area and Gerrards Lookout provides extensive views over the valley back towards the Sunshine Coast beaches.

Also along the drive you will find Maleny Cheese and Maleny Dairy, both worth stopping in to check the tantalising tastes of cheese, yoghurts and other wonderful products. Maleny Yoghurt is my favourite brand, so creamy and full of flavour.

Once you make it to town there’s some great Cafes and Maleny Ice Cream at the fabulous Maleny Food Co is one of our favourite in all of Australia.

The Sunshine Coast Hinterland is a beautiful region to visit. You won’t be disappointed.

Sea Life Aquarium - another thing you must do on the Sunshine Coast
A feeling of being underwater at Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast

Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast

Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast, formerly Underwater World is located at Mooloolaba near the wharf. It’s a Marine wonderland with an amazing array of sea life and beautiful creatures.

With over 3 levels of fun and entertainment there are animal encounters at every turn.

The underwater shark tunnel is an ocean adventure you have to experience. It is 80m long tunnel with views of Coral Reef and Caves and an marinelife including Grey Nurse Sharks, Stingrays, Eels, Reef Sharks and an assorted species of fish.

Each day there are Seal demonstrations and Sea Life Aquarium Sunshine Coast do a very important job as a rehabilitation centre for Turtles and Seals.

How long does it take to go through Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium?

There is a lot to see over 3 levels and shows. Allow yourself at least 90 minutes but it’s easy to spend a few hours enjoying the Seals and Sharks and finding Nemo. The children will also have a great time with interactive displays and opportunities to meet the Seals and discover an Underwater World that they will certainly enjoy.

How to get there?

Sea Life Sunshine Coast Aquarium is on the Mooloolaba Spit next to the Mooloolaba Wharf. There is ample nearby parking with 3 or 4 hour time limits.

Head to Mooloolaba Spit along Parkyn Parade until you see Sea Life Aquarium on your right.

How much does Sea Life Aquarium cost?

You can book your discount tickets here for just $33.60 for Adults and $23.20 for Children.

What time does it open?

Opening hours are 9am to 3pm daily with last entry to visitors at 2pm. On School Holidays it is open until 5pm.

 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
A swim with the Humpback Whales is a must thing to do
Swim with Humpback Whales

Swim with Humpback Whales in the wild

One of our ultimate lifetime experiences was to swim with Humpback Whales in Western Australia and now you can experience it right here on the Sunshine Coast.

Jump off the back of the boat and wait for the inquisitive whales to come say hello. Your guides will look for the calm Humpback Whales who are passively making their way up and down the Coastline. Jumping, Breaching and playful Whales will not be approached.

Humpback Whales are curious by nature and some will come over to see you. It’s this moment that will take your breath away. A moment in life you never could imagine or think possible.

Read more: Our Favourite Experiences as we Travel Australia

Your Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Wetsuit are all included in the price. There are also some light snacks and water available during the day.

A full safety briefing is provided before the day starts outlining everything you will need to know.

Book your day with the experienced team at Sunreef, the first in Australia to offer swimming with Humpback Whale tours for just $165.

Where is the best place to swim with Humpback Whales?

The Queensland Coastline has over 24,000 Whales migrate north to have their baby whales before returning back again to the southern waters. Mooloolaba on the Queensland Sunshine Coast is the perfect place to see Humpback Whales up close.

How long does it take:

Allow 4.5 hours for the tour including approximately 4 hours in the ocean waters.

Is it safe to swim with Humpback Whales?

With an experienced tour guide you will be safe. You will be in open ocean waters and will need to have a reasonable level of swimming capability.

Enjoy the experience of a Lifetime with the team at Sunreef Mooloolaba.

15 Things you must do on the Sunshine Coast - Whale Watching
Whale Watching Cruise

Whale Watching Cruise Mooloolaba

If jumping in and getting wet to swim with the Humpback Whales is not your thing but you would love to get up close to experience these truly amazing Mammals the team will take you on a Cruise you won’t forget.

They will even guarantee you will see Humpback Whales or your money back.

Whale watching season starts in July and goes through to October each year.

Your tour will take place on a luxury 65 foot Catamaran named Whale One and includes lunch and loads of knowledge shared from your informative Captain.

If you are like us and not experienced boaties we recommend taking sea sickness tablets prior to starting your tour. We take Kwells Sea Sick tablets approximately half an hour prior to leaving.

Enjoy a great half day out Whale Watching with the outstanding crew from Sunreef Mooloolaba for just $75 for adults

Whale watching is amazing
Humpback Whales

What to take with you?

You will be on the open ocean during winter, take suitable warm clothes with you. Don’t forget your camera and phone.

Polarised sunglasses are the best when out on the water and will further enhance your experience.

How long is the tour?

The Tour is 2.5 to 4 hours depending on the day.

The Cruise leaves from the Mooloolaba Spit on the Sunshine Coast. Mooloolaba is approximately 1 hour drive north from Brisbane.

The Noosa Everglades are a must do on the Sunshine Coast
Noosa Everglades

See the Noosa Everglades

Did you know, Noosa is one of only 2 places in the World that is home to a diverse Everglade system that is home to a rich eco system, marine life and incredible assortment of birds including the rare Jabiru?

Other than Noosa the only other Everglade system in the world is in Florida.

Located in the Great Sandy National Park the Noosa Everglades stretches into the far northern reaches of the Noosa River.

Unlike Florida, there are no Crocodiles in the Noosa Everglades wetlands.

Harrys Hut

For accommodation, Camping is available near Harrys Hut, an old loggers Timber cottage built in 1957. Harry was a pharmacist from Cooroy who would camp nearby and bought the hut once logging discontinued. It is no longer used but is protected and maintained by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Enjoying a relaxing kayak on the Noosa Everglades
Kayak the Noosa Everglades

Access in by vehicle is best by 4wd as the track is rough with washouts and potholes in parts. It is not suitable for Caravans or Motorhomes.

Fishing in the Noosa Everglades produces Bass and Mangrove Jack from it’s Brackish to Fresh Tea Tree waters.

A great way to see the Noosa Everglades is by Kayak or through a scenic cruise.

Choose your Eco Cruise through the Noosa Everglades with Noosa Everglades Eco Safari and experience a wilderness like nowhere else in the world.

Our tips

Take sunscreen, insect spray and hat with you. Take something to eat and water with you, there is no drinking water available. The track would be muddy and treacherous in the wet, best to go in good weather.

Another thing you must do on the Sunny Coast is visit the Ginger Factory
Buderim Ginger Factory

The Ginger Factory Yandina

Jump on board the Train and take a tour around the Sunshine’s Coast Ginger Factory located at Yandina.

Entry to the Ginger Factory is Free, you just have to pay for the Tours and Rides.

The Fudge is a tasty treat and don’t miss seeing the Live Bee show and taste the honey afterwards. Do the factory tour and discover everything about Ginger and see how they turn it in to the amazing range of products they have available.

The Ginger Factory Cafe menu boasts a range of yummy meals and we couldn’t go past sampling a delicious ice cream.

Take the train ride around the Ginger Factory
Buderim Ginger Factory Train

There’s something here for all ages and the kids will have a great time.

These 2 great deals by the Ginger Factory provide discounted tickets for rides and tours of the Factory.

How to get there

Take the Yandina Coolum exit from the Bruce Highway about an hour drive north from Brisbane. Take the first exit at the roundabout and turn right at the next roundabout and follow the road to 50 Pioneer Road Yandina.

Opening hours

Each day from 9am to 5pm.

Coloured Sands at Rainbow Beach Coloured and Honeymoon Bay
Rainbow Beach Coloured Sands and Honeymoon Bay

Full Day 4wd Beach Tour

One of the most under-rated beach drives in Australia is Noosa North Shore to Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach.

Honeymoon Bay along this stretch of beach is spectacular with the coloured sand cliffs over looking to the stunning tranquil turquoise waters along the white sandy beach.

Visit the Double Island Point Lighthouse and then have lunch at the fantastic Rainbow Beach Surf Club with amazing views over the ocean.

The remains of the Cherry Venture Shipwreck
Cherry Venture shipwreck remains

Cherry Venture Shipwreck

Ask your tour guide about the ship wreck of the Cherry Venture which ran aground along Teewah Beach in 1973. The rusted remains were removed in 2007 however since the heavy seas from Cyclone Oswald in 2013 the remains of the hull can be seen within the sand.

You are going to want to make sure your batteries are fully charged in your cameras for this trip. The photo opportunities are endless.

We love this region and the natural beauty here is a major reason Rainbow Beach makes our list of the 7 Towns in Australia we could live.

We did this tour, our driver was Glenn, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The Great Beach Drive 4wd Tour is the perfect way to see Double Island Point and Rainbow Beach.

Book your full day tour including Lunch and morning tea for just $195.

Safe Travels

Kev & Adele
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Photography

Our camera equipment we use for all of 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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