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Interviews with celebrities who still prefer tents and caravans to five-star resorts, chats with campers looking after the environment in their own special way and stories from interesting folk travelling around Australia.

Celebrity Camper: Frankie J & Michelle Pettigrove

Frankie J Holden and Michelle Pettigrove have been familiar faces on our TV screens for decades, playing memorable roles in some of the most popular dramas and soapies. Shows like A Country Practice, Home and Away, Something in the Air and A ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Layne Beachley

Seven-time surfing world champion surfer Layne Beachley has flown the flag for Australia at countless international events, inspiring a whole new generation of young athletes. While officially now in retirement, Layne shows no signs of slowing ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper – The McClymonts

With nine Golden Guitars and two ARIA Awards under their belts, The McClymonts are one of the most popular country music groups in Australia.  Although life in the spotlight is fun, the sisters do like to escape from it all now and then. For ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Tom Williams

3. Did you camp in a caravan or a tent? Tents were normally the choice, caravanning was seen to be a lot more luxurious and would come in later years. 4. Tell us about some of your favourite camping memories. My favourite camping experience ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Brooke Hanson

Brooke Hanson is one of Australia’s best known campers as the co-host of the Nine Network’s long running Discover Downunder travel show. She first shot to fame in 1994 Commonwealth Games and served for 13 years in Australia’s swim team ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes is one of Australia’s most successful music artists of all time. He also happens to be an avid camper and vintage caravan enthusiast. We caught up with Barnsey recently in the garden of his home in the NSW Southern Highlands. It’s ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Celebrity Camper: Craig Foster

Craig Foster is one of the most prominent sports journalists in Australia, presenting the nightly sports report on SBS World News. Thanks to his success on the soccer field, he would have to be one of Lismore’s best-known exports. A career In ... [Read More]
May 27, 2017

Fighting a tidal wave of plastic

Spectacular tourist photos don’t yet show it, but our waterways are increasingly being spoiled by plastic pollution. JULIA REISSER is leading research and helping raise awareness of the problem. BY PARIS BOSCH When the ... [Read More]
May 25, 2017

Safely sharing the coast with birds

KATH SOUTHWELL heads a team of 30 volunteers who help rescue birds and other wildlife along a 250km stretch of NSW’s North Coast. By CHRIS ASHTON Summer is the time Australians flock to the coast in droves, yet it’s also the crucial ... [Read More]
May 25, 2017

Cleaning the ocean one marina at a time

Pete Ceglinski, an Australian surfer looking to clean the world’s oceans one marina at a time By CHRIS ASHTON Pollution in our oceans is a man-made disaster that can often feel too big to solve. Refusing single-use plastics is one way to ... [Read More]
May 25, 2017