The team from What’s Up Downunder are out and about again. Over the next two weeks, Macca and Tania are exploring their way from the regional hub of Dubbo across to the up and coming cosmopolitan city of Newcastle and finishing up on the crystal blue waters of Port Stephens. They’ve also got a few surprise stops planned along the way. For the trip they’ve hitched up to a Galaxy Nemesis Caravan
& Lotus Freelander Caravan
, and plan to do some tests of the G&S Chassis
on the trip.
Our first stop is Dubbo. If anyone has done caravanning up and down the east coast of Australia you’ve probably headed through Dubbo and getting there is part of the fun. The landscape is always changing, and this time of year, on the drive in, one of the things you will notice are the beautiful autumn tones, gorgeous trees like Liquid Amber’s dropping their leaves all over the place.
Our base while we are staying in Dubbo is the Dubbo City Holiday Park
, a very convenient place to stay if you are towing a caravan. With over 102 sites, including drive-throughs, reverse-in, unpowered and ensuite sites, they’ve got something to accommodate everyone. If you’re not staying in a van, they’ve got you covered as well. There are 33 cabins available, 5 of which are allocated as pet-friendly. There’s a large fully equipped camp kitchen, three BBQ areas, and two recently renovated amenity blocks. If you feel like braving the pool in autumn you can because it’s solar heated; there’s also a playground if the kids need to burn off some energy.
If you are heading to Dubbo to visit the Zoo as we are, it’s only a five-minute car trip, or if you’re up for a little adventure, there’s a bike track that connects the Holiday Park and the Zoo, give yourself 20 minutes to complete the ride.
Make sure you book ahead as there is always something going on in Dubbo, school holidays and long weekends are their busiest periods.
Stay tuned for our next adventure at the Zoo, trust us this is a post you do not want to miss!
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