We have been weekending in Newnes for years. Leaving work on Friday already packed. Shooting up and over the Blue Mountains, the Oztent is up and dinner is cooking in no time. Accessible, beautiful and cathartic. The ABC of easy camping. The flora and fauna of the cliffs and canyons, have taken the Shale mine settlement back. Now, weekend campfires trail their signals […]
Craving some salty canvas therapy, we loaded the Oztent and swimmers and headed to the Coast. Considering the undecided shoulder season, we thought our chance of a beachfront camp slim, but possible. The turn off for Termeil Point Camping Area in the Meroo National Park is a strange hairpin, no signage, straight off the highway. […]
Camping (noun) Drive somewhere far from home and electricity, look for nature and build a temporary shelter. Cook on a folding table, or the ground. Sleep on the aforementioned ground, unwashed and wake with the sun. A glorious, overnight picnic with a sliding scale of comfort. If we’re unfolding the Oztent in the bush, a few […]
Campsite charisma for us demands a few key elements. I think Chichester State Forest in NSW delivers, otherwise I am unsure why we have hauled ourselves up the Pennant Hills Road so many times to get there.
Oztent have released a new range of touring tents and it got me thinking – we’ve had the RV3 now for a while… almost six years. Am I still in love with my folding canvas palace? Spoiler alert…. Yes. In my writeup about all things comfort and shelter I may have mentioned the Oztent, oh, […]
Its interesting that how a bad news story carries further than the good news, or is it that we’re more likely to broadcast our whinging or drama then we are to tout our successes or good fortune? When it comes to making an informed decision about a purchase, it’s difficult to filter out the informative […]
Just as any point of a Three Corner Jack (noun: Emex australis …a nasty prickle) will hurt, there are three elements to camping and each are as potent as the other. Food, Shelter, Safety. In Food for Thought I introduced my casual food obsession and how it is often translated into quick, clean(ish) and easy […]
Last minute write up for a last minute camp out. We caught up with Luke and Kaito from Drifta and a few other like minded Drifta fans for an inpromptu weekend stay at Wollondilly River Station, I had never visited and was excited to camp somewhere new. Wollondilly River Station is a privately run camping […]