As we are heading further up the coast of Western Australia and inland to national parks, Carnarvon will probably be the last biggish town we pass through for close to a month. We decided to stop here at BIG4 Plantation Caravan Park for several days to relax, enjoy the facilities and stock up on essentials.
When planning this trip around Australia, one of the major highlights for me was South Western Australia. Growing up in NSW, most of my friends and family rarely travelled outside its borders, so I learned nothing about WA. I assumed that besides the desert, it was all pretty much the same as home.
For an authentic Australian outdoor holiday experience, tour the Capricorn region of Queensland. From unspoiled beaches and sparkling azure seas to the breathtaking scenery of Cania Gorge National Park, experience a laid back holiday in what is described as a country-coast-reef smorgasbord. Make sure you pack the fishing rods along with your sense of adventure!
What better way to ward off the post-holiday blues than to start thinking about your next holiday. It’s also a good time to reflect on how we can help communities in flood-affected areas. After the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, communities made it clear that people could help by visiting the region and helping to get business back on track. There is barely a state in Australia that has not been affected by flooding in some way, so your support will be welcome in any region, especially Queensland which has been hit the hardest. Fortunately, as BIG4 Parks remained high and dry, many were able to provide a safe haven for displaced travellers, locals and volunteers.
For now, I thought I would tell you about one of my personal favourite holiday destinations, and that’s Tasmania.