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See Australia from the road

People these days are fascinated with the idea of exploring different countries, rather than exploring what is on offer in their own back yard! Australia is home to so many natural wonders for travelers to see and explore. As Australians are encouraged not to holiday overseas due to Covid-19, now is the perfect time to purchase or borrow that 4WD, camper trailer or tent, and get exploring!  

Travelers can go from big city lights to sleepy coastal towns, and experience everything in between. There are thriving green rainforests, red dusty outback roads, remote oasis’, pure white-sand beaches, extremely large rock forms and the perfect barrels to surf. Traveling by car is a great way to see the outback, and to truly immerse yourself in the experience. There are so many great places to see and stay, so here is a list of some of our top picks!  

Fraser Coast, QLD 

The Fraser Coast is home to a number of World Heritage-listed natural wonders, unique diving experiences, stunning beaches, great views of humpback whale migration, as well as extensive military history. Whether you are looking to explore, relax by the beachside or enjoy an active holiday away with the kids – the Fraser Coast has something for everyone. 

Somerset Region, QLD 

Experience the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail and cycle, walk or ride on horseback to townships bursting with character. Thrill seekers can witness the breathtaking expanse of countryside from a different angle as they fall from the sky. Don’t forget your fishing gear and drop a line at some of Queensland’s most picturesque lakes! There are three RV Friendly Towns in the Somerset Region, making it the perfect place to embark on a cara-venture. Enjoy country cooking and kick back with a coldie at one of the region’s iconic cafés, pubs, or wineries. 

Scenic Rim, QLD  

The Scenic Rim is where natural beauty meets country charm and a welcoming aura stretches as far as the breathtaking landscapes. What matters most out here is spending more time with the people you love in places that make you feel alive, connected and enriched. 

The Scenic Rim is a region with so much to offer visitors. From the iconic Tamborine Mountain to beautiful Lake Moogerah, rugged Mount Barney to welcoming Boonah and every breathtaking space in between.  

With ancient rainforests, national parks, quaint towns and villages, adventure parks, farm stays, breweries and wineries, galleries, festivals, camping, and more, there’s always something new to uncover. 

Byron Bay, NSW 

Byron Bay is a coastal town located on the eastern most point of Australia, which is home to the iconic Cape Byron lighthouse. The Byron Bay region is known for its spectacular beaches, unique shopping and dining experiences, world-class festivals, and spirited community. The Byron Bay Hinterland is dotted with quaint towns each with their own unique character. 

Eurobodalla, NSW 

Discover a region that’s all kinds of natural. Where you can drench yourself in the raw beauty of nature, experience ancient cultures, and taste the freshness of the land and sea. Eurobodalla is a place like no other. 
 
This Shire is a hidden gem on the NSW South Coast. It stretches from South Durras all the way down to the historic village of Tilba Tilba. This area is home to a lush playground comprising of ocean, river, forest and farmland. Visit the charming villages of Batemans Bay, Broulee, Narooma, Moruya and Tilba. Surf the barrels, walk the cliffs, swim with seals, and eat some outstanding fresh seafood.  

Yass Valley, NSW 

The Yass Valley is bustling with delightful experiences. Yass Valley has a proud heritage connection to early rural Australia. It is also well renowned for its modern food and wine scene, a thriving arts experience and some great boutique stores to do your shopping. Visiting the Yass Valley is an experience not to be missed. Exploring the regions beautiful, historical towns and villages is sure to captivate the young and the young at heart!  

Guilderton, WA 

Guilderton is a nature-based tourist destination, which lies approximately 100 kms north of Perth. The town is situated on the last remaining river estuary (Moore River) on the Swan Coastal Plain, which remains un-spoilt by development. Residents strive to maintain the near pristine environment to ensure enjoyment for current and future generations.  

Williamstown, SA 

Bordered by the undulating vines of the Barossa Valley and flourishing Adelaide Hills, Williamstown’s location makes it the perfect place to base yourself out of when tasting your way around South Australia’s best wine regions. Settle in for a drink at a stunning winery, take to the skies for a birds-eye view over endless vineyards. Not far from Williamstown you are able to explore bushland bustling with wildlife at Mt Crawford Reserve and Parra Wirra Recreation Park. You can also take a scenic drive around the region’s reservoirs or discover the Whispering Wall. 

With so much to explore in our own backyard here in Australia, why would you want to travel anywhere else? Stay Covid-safe and travel at home this year – we can’t wait to see you!  

Top 5 Benefits of Camping

Now more than ever, camping has significantly increased in popularity. The recent events of 2020 that has seen families confined to their homes for weeks on end, has led to a resurgence of people rediscovering the joys of camping. Not only is camping a great way to explore and experience the great outdoors, it also has many health benefits. We have highlighted our top five benefits that camping has for travelers.   

Benefit 1: Affordability   

Camping is a great way to explore what Australia has to offer. It’s an affordable option for those who are on a small travel budget as it is an inexpensive alternative to a more traditional holiday.  Camping can range from an unpowered, unmarked site for approximately $20/night through to a fully furnished cabin.  Accommodation options abound to suit everyone’s budgets and requirements. Apps such as Wiki Camps, allows travelers to research/locate accommodation that meets their budget.   

Benefit 2: Closer to Nature   

Camping connects people to nature and encourages travelers to immerse themselves in their immediate surrounds. An escape from the city allows for encounters with wildlife, peaceful sounds of birds singing, wind whistling through trees, waves crashing onto the shore as well as seeing stars away from the bright lights of the city. Often, campgrounds are situated close to bushwalks, hiking trails, and beaches meaning you have numerous experiences to encounter, right at your very own front door. According to the President of KOA (Kampgrounds of America), Toby O’Rourke, “with reduced barriers and the desire of campers to connect with nature and each other, it is no surprise that camping is fast becoming a fundamental component of an outdoor lifestyle. You must agree, getting closer to nature makes you feel refreshed and ready to tackle life again”.  

Benefit 3: Aids in a decrease of stress levels  

When you are camping, there is no having to stick to a schedule! You’ve got no place to be by a certain time, there’s very few interruptions, and no one is competing for your time or attention. There is less strain on both your mental and physical health as you are enjoying a slower pace of life. As most campgrounds have limited services, it’s a great time to unplug and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Unique experiences like this will keep you healthy, happy and stimulated. 

Benefit 4: Increase family time  

Camping has the ability to bring family and friends together. With limited interruptions from devices, homework, and busy schedules, there’s more time to spend with one another strengthening relationships. Families partake in new experiences, share campfire stories, build on confidence, capabilities, and learn a host of new skills. The journey to the campground destination, is in itself, the perfect time to engage with those travelling with you. Sing-a-longs, games, books, movies, I Spy, number-plate bingo and a large variety of healthy snacks (hungry kids are not happy kids) will inevitably make for a fun-filled family road trip. Say goodbye to the “are we there yets?” 

Benefit 5: Increase in activity  

Time spent camping automatically increases your level of physical activity. Whether it is setting up your tent or caravan site, walking to the amenities block, visiting family and friends at their campsite, collecting firewood, hiking, fishing, boating or just exploring, these are all forms of activity that you wouldn’t usually do in your everyday life. Let’s face it. Many of us live a sedentary life. Camping is a prime opportunity, which allows us to experience a different world far removed from our hectic lifestyles. 

Below is a list of all Belgravia campsites. Be sure to book a campsite today for an unforgettable, life changing experience.