How to survive Christmas at a caravan park

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There’s nothing more Aussie than a camping-themed Christmas, right?! The silly season is a wonderful time to spend with your friends and family, but can be quite challenging if you’re not prepared! Being far from home at Christmas can trigger a family feud worse than a game of monopoly.  We want you to have a stress free festive season, so we’ve put together our best tips to survive Christmas at a caravan park.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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