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.

If you’re travelling by caravan or motorhome, you’ll need to stay at caravan parks. Unless you have a 100% self-contained vehicle, you’ll need to connect to mains power and access dump points on a regular basis. Luckily, QLD has some awesome holiday parks. So, we’ve handpicked our favourites just for you. If you’re travelling with pets or kids, we have a great option for you. We’ve also picked our favourite glamping options for luxury-lovers.

Without further ado, we’re proud to present the ultimate guide to coastal holiday parks in the sunshine state, just in time for your next summer road trip! You can book most of these caravan parks through our website or app for android or apple devices.


Holiday Park Spotlight: Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley

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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 Hunter Valley, a fabulous family-friendly caravan park in Cessnock, New South Wales. You can book your powered site or cabin at Ingenia Holidays Avina via the Campstay website or mobile app.

Why we love Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley

If you appreciate convenience and love to explore, we have just the place for you! The central location of Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley provides visitors with the ideal base to discover the Hunter Valley. The Hunter Valley is one of Australia’s most celebrated wine regions. The region is also home to cheese factories, vineyards, shops, galleries and lush rolling hills.

Accommodation and Facilities

We all know that in some cases, the accommodation and facilities of a holiday park can truly make or break your trip, particularly in the warmer and cooler months. Stress less this year at Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley, the perfect place to keep you comfortable all year round. Choose from their range of cozy cabins and villas, or pull up on one of their powered, un-powered or grass sites. Whether you have taste for luxury or enjoy camping, you’re spoilt for choice.

Recognised for their quality facilities and child-friendly activities, Ingenia Holidays Hunteprovidesy provide a fun and fabulous holiday for all. Enjoy the giant jumping pillow, swimming pool, heated spa, camp kitchen and the park’s community centre.

Things to do nearby

Whether you plan to relax or adventure every day, you won’t have trouble finding something to do. Home to an array of activities and central to the best Hunter Valley offers, you’ll want to stay for at least a few days. Visit some of Australia’s best vineyards and wineries, taste award-winning wine, beer, chocolate and cheese – you can book through Hunter Valley Wine Tours.

The Finchley Lookout is another popular spot to visit, particularly for tourists. Here you will look out across the remote wilderness and lush green beauty of the area, taking in spectacular views.

History buffs will love the Morpeth Museum, located at the courthouse. Home to a range of exhibitions and displays, you will learn about the early history of the Hunter region.

Have we convinced you yet? Pack your bags and book your holiday at Ingenia Holidays Hunter Valley today!




Holiday Park Spotlight: NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park

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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 NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park, a wonderful, family-friendly caravan park in Bombah Point, New South Wales. You can book your powered site or cabin at NRMA Myall Shores Holiday Park via the Campstay website or mobile app.


Avoiding and treating snake bites in Australia

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Snake bites are, unfortunately, reasonably common in Australia. This fact should come as no surprise, considering the country is home to eleven of the world’s most poisonous snake species. However, in true Aussie spirit, this does not stop travellers and locals camping and bushwalking.

To ensure your outdoor adventures are safe and enjoyable, there are some simple precautions you can take to avoid a nasty bite. On the other hand, if prevention proves impossible, you must be ready to treat an injury – so brush up on your first aid skills!