Camping

Boat camping around Cape York

boat camping

IT has been a great start to the year and we have scored cracking weather between wet season squalls and thunderstorms. Boating during the wet can be a gamble, let alone boat camping, because you simply can’t trust weather forecasts and it can turn nasty extremely quickly. The wet certainly came late, with heavy rain and thunderstorms on Thursday Island from mid-February. That …

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Camping closures for Easter 2020 in Queensland

Kedron Moreton Island

Camping Closures – As part of the Queensland Governments response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to help keep Queenslanders safe, a decision has been made to close ALL camping areas within Queensland national parks, state forests and recreation areas as of 26 March 2020 applies until 30 June 2020 or unless otherwise advised. Four-wheel drive trails, mountain bike trails, walking tracks …

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All New Pioneer from Rhino-Rack

Rhino-Rack Pioneer

AS leaders and innovators in the roof rack market, Rhino-Rack is kick starting this new decade with the launch of the All New Pioneer – the next generation of Rhino-Rack’s iconic Pioneer platform, developed almost 10 years ago. As the most versatile modular platform on the market, the All New Pioneer is designed to make loading, carrying and securing your …

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Seven years perfecting the solar setup

solar

HI all, after playing around with solar equipment for camping for about seven years, I have a good understanding of what you need for all-weather base camp-style camping. I started out years ago with just two 120W fold-out 12V panels hooked together to make 240W and one PWR controller. For storage I had three 70A four-wheel-drive batteries, as I was …

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Withstand sun, wind and water with BlackWolf’s new Sombra Shelter

RENOWNED for engineering some of the world’s most durable and reliable camping gear, BlackWolf is proud to be launching the Sombra Shelter – built to last, adventure after adventure. With a heavy-duty canopy that boasts a UPF 50+ sun protection rating, BlackWolf’s latest innovation offers much-needed shade under the harsh Aussie sun, and even shelter in unpredictable conditions. While the …

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Fire ban for this Australia Day long weekend

bushfire fire ban

QUEENSLAND Fire and Emergency Services has issued a fire ban for Bribie, Moreton and Stradbroke islands this Australia Day long weekend in the wake of the suspicious Banksia Beach (Bribie) bushfire. Queensland Police and QFES are investigating several reports of unusual behaviour surrounding the blaze, which began last Thursday and continues to smoulder. It threatened to destroy homes, Banksia Beach …

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All about bunya nuts

bunya

FEBRUARY is a great month of the year if you love bush tucker. Why? Because bunya nuts are falling from bunya pine trees. If you haven’t been bunya nutting or even tried eating these nuts, you are missing out on delightful bush tucker. Follow this simple recipe to learn how to cook them. My favourite method is boiling the nuts …

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Cruising Cape York during the build-up

Cruising Cape

APART from the Chilli Beach/Iron Range area, coastal northeast Cape York doesn’t get a lot of attention from travellers. This is partly because of limited road access, but is likely also the result of the relentless southeasterly trade winds that blow for much of the dry season. They can make life fairly uncomfortable to say the least and blow a …

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Braised mango chicken recipe

braised mango chicken recipe

This braised mango chicken recipe cooks perfectly when done slowly over a small bed of coals. An outdoor delight full of tasty goodness. Ingredients 1 large chicken (2.5kg) 2 x 40g French onion soup mix Salt and pepper 2 mangoes, diced 1 tbsp rice bran oil 6 potatoes 6 pieces corn 6 pieces pumpkin 6 pieces sweet potato 6 medium …

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Going on holidays and new to camping – where do you start?

camping skamper kampers

Camping and caravanning is a fun, low-cost way to explore the many wonderful destinations across southeast Queensland and for the more adventurous, across Australia. If you have an interest for exploring the great outdoors but not wanting to ‘rough it’  then you need to check out Bluewater Campers who will debut into Queensland at this event with their 2018 line …

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