5 must-see snorkelling spots in Australia

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Australia is renowned for its stunning natural scenery, picturesque coastlines and complex ecosystems, intriguing visitors from across the globe. If you’ve done your research, you’ll know that beneath the shallow waters of coastal oz lies a spectacular water world. Snorkelling is one of the best ways to discover Australia’s unique marine life, and is suitable for anyone who can swim.  Home to colourful coral, historic shipwrecks and vibrant marine life, it’s time to dive in and explore. These are some of our favourite snorkelling spots around Australia!


The only Brisbane to Cairns itinerary you’ll need

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02/02/2019 – There’s currently severe flooding in Townsville. Please check road closures before embarking on your roadtrip from Brisbane to Cairns.

Queensland, Australia – beautiful one day, perfect the next. We reckon a classic Aussie road trip is the best way to experience everything the sunshine state has to offer. This travel itinerary takes you from Brisbane all the way to Cairns in tropical North Queensland.

Along the way, you’ll explore lush farming regions and stunning coastlines. You’ll also venture inland and discover quirky towns, stunning national parks and gourmet fresh produce. (more…)

How to survive Christmas at a caravan park

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There’s nothing more Aussie than a camping-themed Christmas, right?! The silly season is a wonderful time to spend with your friends and family, but can be quite challenging if you’re not prepared! Being far from home at Christmas can trigger a family feud worse than a game of monopoly.  We want you to have a stress free festive season, so we’ve put together our best tips to survive Christmas at a caravan park.


New glamping tents at NRMA Parks and Resorts!

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Just in case you’ve been living under a rock, we’re here to tell you that glamping tents are awesome! Glamping tents are cabin-tent hybrids that offer the best of both worlds – a camping experience with all the luxuries of a hotel room.

Our friends at NRMA Parks and Resorts agree – that’s why they’ve put glamping tents in seven of their holiday parks around Australia. The latest park to get the luxury treatment is Murramarang Holiday Park. The three new camping tents are located just metres from the beach. Each tent has a kitchenette, ensuite, air-con, TV and veranda with barbecue.


Lightweight Hiking Gear – must haves!

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Are you planning to take the rough road soon? Other than giving you a powerful cardio workout and other health benefits, hiking is always a great way to make memories with friends, enjoy nature, and of course, look cool with your awesome gear and equipment.

Here in Australia, hiking is a popular outdoor activity, with thousands of great trails to explore. Hiking is all about adventure, thrill, scenery, companionship, and the experience. To complete that experience, you need the right gear and tools for the job. We’ve put together a list of 10 lightweight gear/accessories for your next hiking adventure.


Queensland’s best coastal caravan parks (2018)

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If you’re looking for Queensland’s best coastal caravan parks, you’ve come to the right place.

Queensland is known as the sunshine state for a reason. With picture-perfect weather and access to the world-heritage listed Great Barrier Reef, it’s an unforgettable holiday destination.  The state’s amazing coastline and stunning beaches are ripe for exploration! We may be slightly biased, but we think road tripping in a campervan or caravan is the best way to discover the coast. There’s something utterly unique about travelling at your own pace in a five-star hotel on wheels. There’s no need to pack and unpack each day, and the phrase “meals on wheels” has never been more accurate.


Holiday Park Spotlight: Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff

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In Campstay’s holiday park spotlight series, we showcase our favourite camping accommodation. In this edition,  we’re taking a closer look at Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff, a fabulous family-friendly caravan park in Kingscliff, New South Wales. You can book your powered site or cabin at Ingenia Holidays Kingscliff via the Campstay website or mobile app.