Sunday, October 2, 2016

Hervey Bay road trip and camping!


As I've mentioned once or twice before - I am all about making memories on a budget. So with this in mind, for the second week of school holidays I took the girls camping in Hervey Bay, we stayed here.
 Torquay Beachfront Caravan Park the facilities were very clean, they had multiple camp kitchens (microwave, kettle and locked fridge), the sites were flat and big (though we had a very small set up) right on the beach. There is a park just next door for the kids (and a few more along the esplanade), cafes, convenience stores and restaurants in walking distance, It's a small drive to the water park (info), Urangan Pier and other wonder things to see and do. We spent most of our time down on the beach, between the flags, in the stunning water. It was calm/no waves and very small child friendly.

Lumpy was very impressed and said it was a great trip! 2.0 keeps asking to go back to the beach for a swim. I'm going total that as wins and that the trip was a success.

As I was the only driver with a 2 and 6 year old, we had a few stops along the way - or as Lumpy said "More adventure stops". Including the Mary Poppins statue and story trail in Maryborough, the birth place of P.L Travers. We also stopped at the Bauple museum which had a lovely fenced playground to let the kids stretch their legs and burn off energy.... Ok, yes, I did do the slide. Only twice.

Our small set up!
There is a stunning Lagoon and Tea Garden not too far in the car from where we stayed  - the coffee was pretty good! https://www.arkarra.com.au




Mary Poppins statue!
Play ground at Bauble museum