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Travel guide New South Wales for 4WD Tours

Waeco Products
By Rachel Power

Undertaking a four month journey around Australia with two young girls requires careful planning and preparation. Our WAECO Products have made our camping life much more enjoyable. CoolFreeze CF-80 The most essential item is our CF-80 fridge/freezer. The biggest benefit of the CF-80 is the ability to combine a fridge and freezer in one unit. Having a freezer has enabled us to stock up on meat and other frozen products on special saving us a great deal of money. With the children, it has also meant we can carry food items that can be prepared quickly to satisfy hungry tummies.   The large 80 litre capacity has enabled us to carry a huge range of foods and drinks such as frozen meat, ice creams, ice cubes, juice, margarine, deli meats, left-overs, beer and wine, all at appropriate t... Read more

Review - Glen Davis Boutique Hotel
By Penny Parsons

1 Canobla Avenue Glen Davis NSW This grand and historic hotel is set in Australia’s equivalent to the Grand Canyon – a region of amazing escarpments and natural wonders. Overall rating?    Outstanding    What makes Glen Davis Boutique Hotel different? The setting is amazing – deep in the Capertee Valley and close to the Wollemi National Park, and yet only a few hours drive from Sydney.  The Hotel originally serviced the bustling town’s shale oil mine and various visiting dignitaries and was considered to be the finest hotel west of the Blue Mountains. Accommodation overview There are a variety of rooms from family suites to queen and single rooms.  Some have ensuite facilities, while some have shared facilities... Read more

Review - Kurrara Cottages Retreat
By Emily Kothe

Henry Lawson Drive Mudgee NSW We arrived as the sun was setting, and the view across the working vineyard was gorgeous – and matched by the warm welcome from our hosts. Overall rating?       Outstanding What makes Kurrara Cottages Retreat different? The warmth of the welcome – fresh carrot cake helped! – and the sense of peace that envelops you as soon as you arrive. It is one of those places that feel right from the moment you walk through the door.. Accommodation overview Our cottage had a queen-size bed and was perfect for a romantic getaway. All linen and toiletries are supplied. Facilities overview The layout is open plan, with the indoor sunken spa bath and living area accessible from the bedroom area.  There is a small ki... Read more

Review - Milton Country Cottages
By Nicole Corson

83 Egan’s Farm Lane, Yatte Yattah, NSW Only a short drive from Milton, this wonderful bed & breakfast is perfect just to sit and relax after a stroll through the gardens looking at the pottery made by the owner. Overall rating?  Outstanding What makes Milton Country Cottages different? Milton Country Cottages has such a relaxed atmosphere, with wonderful hosts who are there if you need them or just ready for a chat, without making you feel crowded during your stay.  In a great location, not far from Milton, it is just far enough away that you can enjoy the native flora and fauna from your private verandah in the evening while eating dinner, yet know that anything you need from the shops is only a short drive away. In fact, not long after we arrived a couple of k... Read more

Review - Benbellen Country Retreat
By Lisa Powell

Cherry Tree Lane, Hannam Vale Manning Valley A beautiful and eco-minded property that ticks all the holiday boxes… Overall rating?        Outstanding        What makes Benbellen Country Retreat different? This wonderful property is so many things … a country retreat, farm stay, B&B, country cottages – and all with environmental concerns firmly at the fore. As you arrive you are entranced by the farmland setting, superb outlook and luxurious country home.  This is a working farm, and the kids will love feeding the animals, including baby alpacas (depending on the timing of your visit). Accommodation overview You are spoiled for choice here!  Stay in the B&B luxury of the house f... Read more

Safety tips for travelling in Australia
By Lisa Monk

Those of us who live in Australia grow up understanding the joys, dangers and safety rules that make it such a great place.  However, many visitors to our country find Australia an alien, but starkly beautiful country, and they have little or no understanding of the best way to stay safe and enjoy their time here. A few very simple rules can help to make a visit to Australia a safe and pleasurable experience, and Tourism Australia has a brochure available for download that lists safety tips in a variety of languages. Driving tips One of the first things to remember is that speed limits are strictly enforced in Australia, more so than in many countries overseas.  Generally, when driving in urban and suburban areas, the speed limit is between 50 and 60 kilometres per hour. When ... Read more

Travelling with Teens
By Lisa Monk

We know that our teenage children can be delightful, exasperating, funny, sullen, adventurous, shy, talkative, slothful and manic – and sometimes that is just in the space of an hour!  All these moods are magnified when it comes to travelling, be it in Australia or overseas, as teens and parents are forced into one another’s company without a ‘get out of jail free’ card, such as time with friends. Travelling overseas with teenagers tends to be a better experience for a number of reasons, such as the brilliant entertainment systems now available on most flights, menus that let them eat things they like, resorts that have activities that cater for most age groups and the “wow” factor.  So let’s concentrate on surviving travelling in Austra... Read more

Broken Hill & The outback
By Kylie Robertson & Irene Morgan

There’s no place like New South Wales to get a feel for the Outback! When conjuring up images of New South Wales’ Outback, think red hot earth, small dusty towns each with their own individual personality, white ghost gums, quirky pubs, shady billabongs, colourful characters of the bush, a deep colonial heritage and fascinating Aboriginal culture. It’s one of Australia’s most charming, interesting and rewarding destinations. Indeed, the Outback is populated with warm, welcoming and friendly people and local life is enlivened with country race meetings, festivals, pubs and music – and there’s no place like New South Wales to experience it! Broken Hill is a quintessential Outback town with a strong identity, made famous in the Oscar-award winning movi... Read more

Outback NSW
By Tourism NSW

When conjuring up images of New South Wales’ Outback, think red hot earth, small dusty towns e... Read more

Bredbo, Snowy Mountains NSW
By Feathers B&B

Bredbo is a quaint rural village located in the Monaro, the heart of Merino Country. Undisturbed by the urban sprawl of the major cities and towns Bredbo has retained its old world charm and the true nature of Australian rural life. The gateway to the High Country Bredbo is surrounded by views of sprawling grasslands, pastures and mountains. Bredbo is the perfect place to energise the body and soul so that after your visit you’ll be ready to take on the world again. All your senses can be indulged by booking a Soar, Sup and Slumber package. Experience the spirit of adventure with the serenity and tranquility of gliding over the Monaro. With your feet back on the ground prolong the feeling of peace while sipping on a glass of Settin Estate wine and munching on a succulent wood f... Read more

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