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Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS

traveling with a pet

When we began to put together this adventure not a lot was planned around our Golden Retriever, MACKS. We hadn’t imagined traveling Australia with our dog but as our departure date got closer, we had to re-think our plans.

She is part of us, an important part of our family and leaving her behind was never an option.

On her mat between the two front seats

The Story of our Dog MACKS

Let me tell you a bit about her. Often when we tell people her name the first impression is she must be male. Naturally, without spelling it, people assume we mean Max.

MACKS is the initials of all our names.
M = Matthew
A = Adele
C = Cameron
K = Kevin
S = Snowy, our last dog.

Because she is named after all our initials, I always spell her name in capitals.

Whilst she still looks quite young she turns 15 at the end of January 2017. We bought her as a pup and have had her since she was 8 weeks old.

Kev is her master but she really loves Adele, I’m guessing it’s a girl thing.

Adele and MACKS

Training MACKS as a Pup

I’ve always had male dogs, my Dad never wanted the issues of a pregnant canine so when I brought home our first dog Snowy it was also a male, however we couldn’t go past MACKS when we first saw her and we’ve been so happy ever since.

She is quiet, calm, obedient, smart yet dopey in a Golden Retriever kind of way and very easily trained. Like all Golden Retrievers or Labradors, just offer food as a reward and they’ll do anything for you.

She’s a beautiful girl.

As a pup I had 2 rules, no licking and no jumping up on people. When she licked me I grabbed her tongue and soon she worked out Rule number 1.

When she jumped up to me I put my knee out and she’d fall backwards.

One day she fell right back on her back and that’s when the message got through on Rule number 2.

I’m glad I did this, Golden Retrievers are prone to arthritis and hip joint issues and by not jumping I think it’s helped her to get to this age and although she has back and rear leg issues now, we are still able to manage it and she can still get around and move ok for her age.

Traveling Australia with our Dog MACKS
Enjoying a swim at Barn Hill Station WA

MACKS joined us on our Adventure

When we planned our trip we didn’t expect her to still be with us by the time we left.

If people asked when we were leaving we would often say “after MACKS goes”, thinking her lifespan was in months not years.

Eventually we had to decide that if we were going to leave by the time we wanted, she would have to come with us.

Originally I wanted to bury her in the backyard next to Snowy but then figured her last days spent at the beach would suit her perfectly.

Read more: A Tribute to MACKS the Best Dog I’ve ever known

Traveling Australia with our Dog MACKS
After swimming for hours at Cable Beach she still doesn’t want to leave
Traveling Australia with our Dog MACKS

MACKS made lots of friends on our Adventure

Since beginning our adventure of traveling around Australia MACKS has gathered her own following. People ask about her through our social media pages and everywhere we go other campers fall in love with her.

At Agnes Water we had MACKS booked in to the dog sitter but the couple beside us were missing their dogs and fell in love with MACKS, so they insisted we leave her with them.

They enjoyed the day with her and took her to the beach and even fed her steak. It’s a wonder MACKS wanted to come back to us.

People stop all the time as they walk past and come over to pat her and say hello.

Traveling Australia with a pet isn’t easy though, especially dogs

She has been to the vet 3 times on our trip so far. The first 2 times were with viruses and the vets said they do get sick more when traveling as they pick up viruses easily.

They get them from the ground and in puddles, it’s hard to control. First time was early in the trip at Hervey Bay and again in Tannum Sands.

In Cairns we had another vet trip which turned out to be back pain.

MACKS at the Cairns Vet
MACKS waiting at Cairns Vet

Then in Palmerston, Darwin she decided to go for a wander and the local council found her. That turned out to be a $140 adventure but we were just happy she was alive and well.

She lost a bit of freedom after that though, no more wandering freely around our friends acreage!!

Retrieving MACKS from the Darwin Dog Pound
Pick up from Palmerston Dog Pound

Finding Dog Friendly Caravan Parks and Campgrounds While Traveling Australia with our Dog

The biggest challenge is finding caravan parks to stay. Some towns like Mackay, Townsville, Broome and Kalbarri are limited with places that accept pets, especially in school holidays and peak times.

Townsville has dog friendly caravan parks but they aren’t even fit for a dog to stay at.

MACKS has had numerous adventures of her own during her 8 months on the road so far. At Banka Banka Station in Northern Territory she met some donkeys for the first time. She was very keen to say hello.

Then there was the opportunity for her to meet Red Dog, the famous Dampier dog that even had a successful movie made after it.

Meeting donkeys at Banka Banka for the first time
Meeting the donkeys at Banka Banka Station NT
Meeting Red Dog in Dampier
MACKS saying hello to Red Dog, Dampier WA

Making MACKS comfortable while we travel

At Mossman we bought her a new mat to sleep on and she has loved it.

She sleeps on it almost all the time. Mostly she sleeps between the two front seats and at night we move her mat into the Motorhome area and she sleeps there.

Like most dogs she sleeps in some crazy funny positions. Whilst I haven’t ever noticed her sleeping on her back you will often find her laying there with her legs protruding in all directions.

How she can be comfortable I don’t know.

Traveling Australia with our Dog MACKS

When she is outside she likes to get in under the Motorhome near the door. A number of times we’ve had problems getting her out when there’s a concrete slab on our site.

MACKS wedges herself in under there somehow but can’t then get out. She also comes out with grease, oil or dirt on her head or back.

Somehow she often wedged herself under the motorhome

Traveling Australia with a Dog in National Parks

Without doubt the most common question we are asked is “What did you do with your dog?” or “What do you do with your dog when traveling in National Parks?”

We chose to visit National Parks and find dog sitters to look after MACKS. There was no way we were going to miss out on visiting Karijini National Park, Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Eungella National Park, just to name a few.

This is without doubt the greatest challenge of traveling with a dog. The NSW coastline is so amazing with so many great National Parks to stay but as we know pets are prohibited.

You can’t do a lap and not visit Fraser Island for example, or Kakadu or Litchfield or Karijini or Cape Le Grande (Esperance).

The list goes on of so many superb locations that must be visited on your travels so having a plan for your Dog is going to be important.

When we visited The Pinnacles in the Nambung National Park Western Australia, the National Parks office had a kennel for dogs. It was pretty basic but we didn’t have to leave her there for very long.

Call Mad Paws first and if there’s none available where you are try the Vet and then try the local community pages.

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!

One dirty dog

Finding Dog Sitters while you Travel Australia

In 8 months we have arranged MACKS to be looked after 16 times. On 4 of those occasions it was done for us for free. 9 times she stayed with dog sitters and 3 times she went to a kennel.

Our preference is always that she stay with dog sitters, where she goes to someone’s home and is looked after personally.

Although, our biggest issue with using dog sitters is we fear they won’t give her back. A couple of times we’ve had remarks that she could stay, “what a wonderful dog” and “we love her”, which is always great to hear.

Dog sitters usually charge $10-25 per day. Kennel prices have ranged from $27 to $30 per day.

Check out our costs for traveling Australia with our dog: Our 12mths Expenses and Costs for Traveling Australia

She loved chewing tennis balls

Using Mad Paws

We always check with Mad Paws first to see if they have a representative in the location where we are at the time. Our experiences with them so far have been fantastic.

On the 5 times we have used Mad Paws, the dog minders have been lovely and we have received text messages with photos of her settled in or having fun.

The service is fantastic and it ranges from just $10 per day to $25 per day.

Some sitters have offered a pick up and return service, some even at no additional charge dependent on the sitter.

Mad Paws Dogsitters in Darwin
Brooke & Steve from Mad Paws dog sitting in Darwin

Kennels are our last choice. MACKS isn’t great with other dogs at the best of times and we don’t like that she’s just a number.

There’s often a lack of flexibility with when you can drop them off and pick up again and we prefer a more personal touch.

She absolutely loved the beach

Tips for Traveling Australia with a Dog

Here’s our tips if you are traveling Australia with your dog and need to have them minded for the day or longer.

– Contact Mad Paws and check if they have someone locally that can help.

– Ask the Caravan Park if they know a dog sitter.

– Google Dog Sitters in the town you are in.

– Check with the local Vets.

– Seek out the local Facebook Community Pages. Often you’ll find someone there who does dog sitting.

– Look for a dog kennel.

Traveling Australia with our Dog MACKS
Did I mention MACKS has a drinking problem?

Things you will need when Traveling Australia with a dog

Here’s some more tips on things to do before you leave home –

  • Ensure you have a good dog lead and collar/harness
  • Have an extension cord that provides them a little more room to get around. We were given an extension cord from our good friends which screws into the ground
  • Poo bags are cheap and easy to buy from bargain shops and simply attach to your dog’s lead.
  • Let local council know you are traveling. Luckily MACKS was still registered in Brisbane and Darwin Council were able to contact them when MACKS wandered off
  • Don’t forget your dog’s favourite bowls
  • Have a really comfortable dog mat
  • MACKS has a biscuit tin where we keep her dry dog biscuits
  • We have seen some dog pens while traveling which owners use for their dogs and they like and recommend them. For some dogs they are a perfect way to be secure and rest after a long day walking and playing
We found Macks Road in Hervey Bay
Hervey Bay named a street after her (not really).

Traveling Australia with pets is very common

Many people travel Australia with their pets. The rules in parks are mostly obvious, always on a lead, always pick up after them and no barking.

So far we haven’t met any problem owners and all dogs have been appropriately looked after. Some caravan parks do require a dog bond to stay.

Only one caravan park has charged us for MACKS to stay which was $2 per night.

Traveling Australia with our dog MACKS - she just loved the water

Overall, we didn’t find traveling Australia with our dog MACKS was difficult but it does come with some challenges.

Are you traveling Australia with a dog or pet?

What other tips would you add?

Thanks
Kev, Adele and MACKS

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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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9 Comments

  1. Izetta

    October 19, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    This blog is really cool. I have bookmarked it. Do you
    allow guest post on your page ? I can provide hi quality articles for you.
    Let me know.

  2. Julie Ferrara

    February 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    Just brilliant, thank you for taking the time to write this, it’s a great help.

  3. Darienne Flint

    May 27, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Hi you gave me hope now to get a dog if my own. All this great info. I have Nissan civilian motorhome and wasn’t sure if a dog that size would be ok ….and times needing help to look after it. So here comes a dog rescue for me to get a mate for travels.

    • Indefinite Leave

      May 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

      Good on you Darienne. Hope you find a gorgeous new mate for you and safe travels 🙂

  4. Sue

    June 4, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you Kevin was good reading and very informative.

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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.

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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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