this is such a resourceful site - I've just spent 1 1/2 hrs reading! My husband, me and our 5 kids (4-10yrs) are doing a 3 week tent camping trip starting in Adelaide the 1st week Nov thru to the 20th. Our big camping debut! We'll be in Ballarat for 2 nights to do the Soveriegn Hill gold thing and then we've a few spare nights before we need to be back in Canberra. We want to stay put somewhere on a river so we can all just chill out before life starts again when we get home.