Sounds idyllic, shame it is a bit far for a weekend jaunt for me and I am still a few years from retirement. I think I will put in on my list of â€˜must seeâ€™ places for when I do retire although I must say I am not much into CPs either (unless they are very special), I prefer the wide open spaces of a campground.
Your comments on Maxâ€™s antics are an exact replica of my girl, she too just loves camping. I have this routine where when I get to the campground she is let out of the car for a short walk and the usual constitutional and then put back into the car with a bowl of water until the campsite is set up. Then she comes out of the car and the first thing she does is make a beeline for the camper and all about to check it out and make sure everything is in place.
When it comes time to pack up time she wants to be in the car where she can watch all the proceedings, snooze and not be in the way.
I have done quite a bit of â€˜free campingâ€™ close to home and it is just great. Donâ€™t get too much chance to do anything other than weekends and annual leave with working full time and being out of the house 12 hours everyday five days a week.
If you donâ€™t already have a copy of the Camps Aust 4 book then I suggest that you purchase one and get it from NRMA where you will get a discount if you are a member. It is definitely the travellersâ€™ bible.
The worst day camping still beats the best day working