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Ceduna Crab Competition

The Ceduna Crab Competition is held annually during the blue swimmer crab season. This year’s competition kicked off on New Year’s Day and finishes up on Easter Monday (17 April). Once you’ve landed your catch, all you need to do is bring your biggest crab to the Ceduna Visitor Information Centre, along with your completed …

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Travel tips: Top 5 FREE things to do with kids on holiday

Travel tips: Travelling with kids     Top 5 FREE things to do with kids on holiday There is no doubt about it, Christmas and holidays can be expensive! Throw six weeks of summer school holidays into the mix and it is easy to see why the vast majority of the parenting population start to …

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Checking Fuel Prices

While on the road, one way of keeping costs down is to find the best fuel price in your area. There are a number of websites (some of which have companion mobile apps) that you can use to search for the best local fuel prices: Motor Mouth – www.motormouth.com.au Petrol Spy – www.petrolspy.com.au NRMA – …

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Travel tips: Our favourite Kiwi camping recipe ideas

Travel tips: Recipes     Our favourite Kiwi camping recipe ideas Ah, summer holidays. Time away from the hustle and bustle of work, the tent or the caravan at the ready, car packed to the brim and the smell of sunscreen is ripe in the breeze. Camping is time to relax, spend time with family …

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Emergencies on the Road

In dealing with an emergency, proper planning and preparation is the key before you leave home. Some of the things to think about are: Make sure you are properly equipped for the areas you are traveling to. Do you need extra water, food or specific equipment such as winches, ropes, a recovery kit etc? Before …

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Driving License Classes

We are often asked for an explanation of the various driving licence classes that are available nation-wide. Class R (Rider) Any motorbike or motor trike. Class C (Car) Any motor vehicle no more than 4.5 tonnes Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM), which carries up to 12 adults including the driver. Any implement or tractor or a …

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Van & Vehicle Weights

We are often asked about van and vehicle weights, particularly what the abbreviations mean. Here is a quick run-down of each. Kerb Weight Also called Tare Mass or Kerb Mass, Kerb Weight is the weight of your tow vehicle when initially delivered by the manufacturer (with no occupants, ‘cargo’ or other accessories) and will be …

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Borrowing books on the road

As you are travelling, you might like to make use of the local libraries to borrow books and other resources. Some states have a ‘one card’ network (where you can use one card at all public libraries in that state) or offer tourist library cards for travellers. The ACT, Queensland, Tasmania, South Australia and the …

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6 ideas to keep the kids entertained in Auckland, New Zealand

  Auckland, the “City of Sails”, is a bustling metropolis that has so many things to see and do.  If you are travelling with kids then this place is sure to please!  There is something to cater for all ages, budgets, interests and even weather conditions.  If you want to earn some big brownie points …

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Tyre Types

If you are just planning your trip, or new on the road, you might find selecting the right tyres for your vehicle confusing. The type of tyres you need depend on the kind of terrain you will be travelling on and the proportion of on road or off road driving you are expecting to do. …

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Johnno’s can make camping your business

Johnno’s Camper Trailers is a name that has long been at the forefront of camper trailer design, manufacture and business development in Australia.   In a competitive industry, the success of the Australian owned company has been underpinned by its track record and reputation for rolling out award-winning Aussie-made products, as well as creating opportunities …

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Let it snow! Ski New Zealand on your winter break

Credit: Mt Hutt Ski Area

There are certain things New Zealand is just so renowned for Lord of the Rings, Pineapple Lumps, steaming geysers – and the number of picturesque locations around the country that offer a snowy, winter wonderland ready to inspire any traveller young or old. New Zealand ski fields start opening for the 2016 season from mid-June, …

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Travel Tips : Snake Safety

Snake Safety!   With humid weather across the country, now is the time when snakes are becoming their most active. If you are travelling it is good to know what do to in the event you come across a snake.   Some tips to remember are:   Stay calm. Chances are that by the time you …

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Motorhome 101 – Travel tips for newcomers

  Motorhome 101 – Travel tips for newcomers Camping in a motorhome gives you the ability to travel from one place to another at your own pace.   It’s great for family adventures and laid back vacations.   If you are a newcomer travelling in a motorhome there are a few things you should keep …

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Health Records Before You Travel

Tips for Health Records Preparation     We’d all like to think that we will stay fit and healthy on our travels, but you may find that at some stage, you will need to see a doctor or go to hospital.     When you are traveling, it can save you a lot of stress …

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Pet Friendly Holiday Tips

  Five top tips for  a relaxing pet friendly holiday with Family Parks   Have you ever considered taking your family pet on holiday? The minefield of how to keep your relaxing holiday just that while taking the extended family away is often too much for some holiday makers so the furriest family member gets …

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Ambulance Cover While On The Road

    Many people find the topic of Ambulance Cover a quite confusing issue. There are different rules across each of the States and Territories, so it’s not hard to see why!   Ambulance cover is often part of your Private Health Insurance Policy (if you have one), but you have to be very careful. …

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News – Downloadable PDF Games

  AS SEEN IN OUR 2016 DIRECTORY! Family Parks Printable Games & Colouring Pages     Keep the kids (young and old) entertained on the long road trips, with our fun Printable Games & Colouring Pages     Print them all, and make a couple of copies of your favourites!   In our Family Parks …

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Jury Duty While On The Raod

    Something that may not cross your mind as you are going through the planning process before you hit the road is whether or not you might get summoned for Jury Duty while you are away.   If you are eligible for Jury Service (that is, not ineligible or disqualified from serving), there is …

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Lazy Pancakes – Just Three Ingredients!

  Here’s the ultimate breakfast recipe! The Lazy Pancakes.   It’s so easy, you’ll kick yourself for not trying it sooner!     If you can’t make it to the fun & festivities at Port Broughton – why not make your own pancakes!       You will need: * 1 Cup Flour * 2 Eggs * 1 …

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Bushfire Safety For Travellers

  Rural Fire Service Information for Travellers. If you’re travelling during the bush fire season, there is a chance that you could be affected by a fire. Bush and grass fires are often near roads and highways, meaning that your visibility can be reduced…or roads you are using could be closed.   NSW Rural Fire …

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Pet Registration by State

  Travelling with your Pet? As many people travel more often with their pets, it is important to know about the process of registration in your State or Territory.   Permanent identification and registration of your pet increases the chance of recovery if your pet is lost while you are travelling. General registration of pets …

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Peanut Butter Cookies – Just Three Ingredients!

  We had some amazing feedback last month, regarding how easy it was to make our Three Ingredient Lazy Pancakes!   So this month, we are doing a recipe just as simple; get the kids involved with the mixing, and add your own extra touches with toppings!   You can use smooth or ‘real’ peanut …

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Smoke Alarms mandatory in caravans, campervans & motorhomes

  Did you know that it is a mandatory requirement that smoke alarms be installed in all caravans and motorhomes? Caravans, motorhomes and campervans have limited options to get out in the event of a fire so you really only have a few seconds. Having a warning from a smoke alarm can mean the difference …

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Voting while on the road

  If you are travelling you may find that at some point are on the road at the time of an election.    To make sure your vote still counts while you are traveling, there are a number of options for voting while on the road: • If you are traveling within your State of …

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