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Allure on Ocean Motel, Mollymook NSW Australia

Mollymook BeachMollymook is located on the South Coast of NSW, about a 3.5-hour drive south of Sydney. It has a beautiful beach, a slow-paced lifestyle and some fabulous restaurants – an ideal summer holiday destination.

The Allure on Ocean Motel is a small, family owned motel with just 11 beautifully refurbished rooms. What a find it was! It is ideally located – just a few minutes walk from the beach. From the moment we were greeted by the lovely owner, Belinda, we felt welcomed and relaxed.

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By |2019-01-25T10:14:43+11:00January 6th, 2018|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Mollymook|0 Comments

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, Broome

We treated ourselves, after nearly four weeks of camping, to three nights at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa – and loved it!

At Reception we were offered a glass of sparkling wine and booked into Room 367 on the first floor (there is just ground floor and first floor) of the Dragon Flower Wing.

The room was lovely – spacious, nicely furnished with a luxurious feel.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:49+11:00June 16th, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Western Australia|0 Comments

Whalesong Cafe & Campground, Dampier Peninsula, Western Australia

We arrive early evening at Whalesong Cafe and receive a warm welcome from Jacinta, who with her partner, own the Whalesong Cafe and campground.

There are just five camping spots here and we share the very large #5 campsite with our friends who arrived half an hour before us.

We light a campfire, enjoy a delicious dinner and go to bed to the sound of the waves. It isn’t until next morning we realise what a beautiful spot we have ended up in – our campsite is right above the beach with lovely views of Pender Bay and the sunrise is gorgeous.

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By |2019-06-03T18:40:29+11:00June 14th, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Western Australia|0 Comments

Silent Grove Campground, Kimberley, Western Australia

Silent Grove Campground is in the King Leopold Range Conservation Park. It is the closest campground to Bell Gorge – a popular place to visit along the Gibb River Road.

This is a self-registration campsite and after completing our details and placing the correct money in the envelope, we choose a shady site. There are not too many campers here at the moment but it is quite a small campground so we ‘save’ our spot before driving 10kms down the road to do the Bell Gorge walk.

The campsite has two bathroom blocks (one for men and one for women) with solar hot water showers. There are three showers in each block, a long bench but no hand basins or mirrors, just a tap at the entrance. Flushing toilet cubicles are scattered throughout the campsite.

There are round fire-pits and taps throughout the campsite.

There are no facilities for rubbish here and we must take it out of the park with us.

Silent Grove Campground is a very pleasant spot and very convenient to beautiful Bell Gorge.

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12 June 2016

By |2019-06-03T18:43:38+11:00June 12th, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Western Australia|0 Comments

Kimberley Entrance Caravan Park, Derby, Western Australia

This holiday park is very impressive. It is immaculately kept and very clean. The ‘streets’ of the park are lined with trees as are most of the campsites.

We have site #169 towards the back of the park – plenty of space.

There are two amenity blocks – the one closest to us is very modern inside, clean and spacious. There is a long mirror above the basins and soap dispensers.

The men are on one side of the block and the women on the other, with a laundry area in between the two. The other amenities block has the same set up.

The camp kitchen is located in the same building as Reception at the front of the Park. There are tables and chairs, BBQ, cooktop, toasters, microwave and washing up basin.

During our visit, Outback Paddy (songwriter, guitarist, singer) performs.

This is an excellent caravan park and highly recommended.

By |2018-08-27T15:40:49+11:00June 12th, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Western Australia|0 Comments

El Questro Station, Kimberley, Western Australia

El Questro is our first stop on a trip along the Gibb River Road and it certainly sets the standard for our Kimberley adventure.

The views along this first section of the Gibb are beautiful. We are still on bitumen out to the El Questro turnoff, then it’s 16kms of unsealed road to El Questro Station where we have booked a Garden View Room for two nights.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:50+11:00June 7th, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Western Australia|0 Comments

Wirib Tourism Park, Timber Creek, Northern Territory

Timber Creek, Northern TerritoryIt is a beautiful drive of about 4 hours between Katherine and the tiny settlement of Timber Creek. It is a good place to break our trip on the way to Lake Argyle.

Wirib Tourism Park is a little oasis. We check in at the IGA with the friendly fellow at the front of the store, drive into the park and see lovely green, grassy campsites. We have a powered site.

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By |2018-08-27T15:40:50+11:00June 4th, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Northern Territory|0 Comments

Quality Advance Apartments, Darwin

The Quality Advance Apartments (Metro Advance Apartments & Hotel) at 55 Cavenagh Street, Darwin City provide very comfortable, good value for money accommodation in Darwin.

On checking into our two-bedroom apartment #3047, we find the staff very friendly.

Our apartment has an open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with a sliding glass door opening onto a small balcony that faces west. We look down over to our right to the pool area which is partly shaded by a shade-cloth and has BBQs available for guests. The living area is well furnished with a couple of sofas, desk, dining table and an air conditioner.

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By |2019-06-03T18:34:30+11:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Northern Territory|0 Comments

Cooktown Big 4 Holiday Park, Cooktown, Queensland

Cooktown Big 4 Holiday ParkWe are running late and the office at the Cooktown Holiday Park has closed when we arrive, so we ring the telephone number given on the office door. There is a quick response and we are given a warm welcome by Tammy. Tammy gives us an information pack on Cooktown and is able to recommend places of interest in the area. She seems genuinely proud of her town.

We set up camp on a grassy patch near the creek, with plenty of shade. The lawns and gardens are beautifully maintained. There are lots of trees throughout the campsite and hedges around the pool. (more…)

By |2018-08-27T15:40:50+11:00May 21st, 2016|Categories: Accommodation Reviews, Cairns|0 Comments