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Roadtrip Australia: Van-Tastic NSW - KIRSTY AND CARLY Kirsty and Carly embark on the ultimate Aussie roadtrip as they motor around New South Wales with Van-Tastic Adventures for six action-packed, free-wheeling weeks of adventure.

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Video - "SURF CAMP & SKYDIVING!"

Monday, 9 Nov 2009 | Views [984] | Video

In the last week of our Van-Tastic NSW roadtrip adventure, we went on a 4 day surf camp with Surf Camp Australia, and then skydived from 14,000 feet with Skydive the Beach!   Not much more needs to be said.   It was amazing – check out the ... Read more >

Tags: nsw, roadtrip australia, seven mile beach, skydive, skydive the beach, skydiving, surf camp, surf camp australia, van-tastic


MORE SYDNEY (THE END!)

Saturday, 7 Nov 2009 | Views [1000]

It's the end of our trip!  Nooooooo!!! Nah it's cool.  We're ok, really.  We got to finish with a BANG ...with SKY DIVING and CLIMBING THE SYDNEY HARBOUR BRIDGE!! Skydiving was insane!  The feeling was absolutely incredible!!  You ... Read more >

Tags: bridge climb, bridgeclimb, nsw, roadtrip australia, skydive the beach, skydiving, sydney, sydney harbour bridge, van-tastic, wollongong


SURF CAMP!

Tuesday, 3 Nov 2009 | Views [1117]

Hey guys!  Carly here. Last week we went on an awesome surf camp with Surf Camp Australia.  It was sooo good.  We loved it and it and it is definitely one of the best things we have done on our trip.  Three vans full of surfers were picked up ... Read more >

Tags: nsw, roadtrip australia, seven mile beach, surf camp, surf camp australia, surfing, sydney, van-tastic


Video - "COCKATOO ISLAND, BONDI & BRIDGE CLIMB!"

Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | Views [989] | Video

We make it to Sydney on our Van-Tastic NSW roadtrip adventure. Check out our amazing accommodation at Wake Up!, visit Cockatoo Island (Sydney’s best kept accommodation secret!), learn to surf on world famous Bondi Beach, and then climb to the top of ... Read more >

Tags: bondi, bridge climb, cockatoo island, lets go surfing, nsw, roadtrip australia, surfing, sydney, van-tastic, wake up


Video - "KITEBOARDING, GARDENS, FOOD & WINE!"

Saturday, 31 Oct 2009 | Views [3993] | Comments [1] | Video

We head to Newcastle and the Hunter Valley on our Van-Tastic NSW roadtrip adventure. Check out our kiteboarding lesson in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley Gardens, and all of the delicious wine and food we sampled. See our photos and read our journals at ... Read more >

Tags: board crazy, food, hunter valley, kiteboarding, newcastle, nsw, roadtrip australia, van-tastic, wine, wineries


SYDNEY!

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | Views [1127] | Comments [2]

Hello! After almost five weeks on the road, we successfully made it to Sydney! Most of the places we visited up until this point were chilled out coastal towns, so it was a bit of a shock to arrive in Sydney during peak hour to see so many cars ... Read more >

Tags: bondi, cockatoo island, lets go surfing, nsw, roadtrip australia, surfing, sydney, van-tastic, wake up


NEWCASTLE & THE HUNTER VALLEY!

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | Views [1853]

Newcastle Hey everyone. Kirsty here.    After leaving Port Stephens, we headed to Newcastle, where we had a brilliant two nights at  Backpackers Newcastle .   It’s a hostel with a fantastic laid-back attitude – shown in everything from the ... Read more >

Tags: board crazy, hunter valley, kiteboarding, newcastle, nsw, roadtrip australia, van-tastic, wineries


Video - "SANDBOARDS, SURFBOARDS & KAYAKS!"

Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | Views [1663] | Comments [4] | Video

We're still in Port Stephens on our roadtrip adventure with Van-Tastic NSW. Check out our amazing accommodation at Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers, and watch as we sandboard down the Stockton sand dunes, have a surf lesson with Anna Bay Surf School and ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, kayaking, melaleuca, nsw, port stephens, roadtrip australia, sandboarding, surf lesson, surfing, van-tastic


MORE PORT STEPHENS!

Tuesday, 20 Oct 2009 | Views [1708]

Hello hello.   This is Carly.   Kirsty mentioned in the last blog that Port Stephens is an ‘area’, but it was decided on our final night there that a more appropriate word is ‘destination,'    We had a fantastic time. The second half of our ... Read more >

Tags: bbq, kayaking, melaleuca, nsw, port stephens, roadtrip australia, sandboarding, surf lesson, surfing, van-tastic


Video - "HORSE RIDING, SAILING & FEEDING SHARKS!"

Monday, 19 Oct 2009 | Views [965] | Video

We head to Port Stephens as part of our Van-Tastic NSW roadtrip adventure. Join us for a horseback ride with Sahara Trails, whale watching from a sailboat with Imagine Cruises, and a swim with the sharks and stingrays at the Australian Ray and Shark ... Read more >

Tags: australian ray and shark centre, imagine cruises, melaleuca, nsw, port stephens, roadtrip australia, sahara trails, van-tastic


PORT STEPHENS!

Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | Views [2760]

Port Stephens   After a great time in Port Macquarie, we set off to Port Stephens, which despite our initial beliefs, is not actually a town, but an area.   We arrived just after sunset at Melaleuca Surfside Backpackers , which is ... Read more >

Tags: australian ray and shark centre, imagine cruises, melaleuca, nsw, port stephens, roadtrip australia, sahara trails, van-tastic


Video - "JETBOAT THRILLS, WHALES & SICK KOALAS"

Sunday, 18 Oct 2009 | Views [840] | Video

We head to Port Macquarie as part of our Van-Tastic NSW roadtrip adventure. Join us as we take a thrilling jetboat ride with PortJet, get up close with whales, and visit sick koalas at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. See our photos and read our ... Read more >

Tags: jetboat ride, koala hospital, ozzie pozzie, port macquarie, portjet, roadtrip australia, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw, whale watching


PORT MACQUARIE!

Wednesday, 14 Oct 2009 | Views [1543]

Hey there!!   Carly here. Guess what we did in Port Macquarie?   We went on an amazingly thrilling jet boat ride, came metres from whales (again!), and visited the koala hospital.   And the wonderful peeps at Ozzie Pozzie ... Read more >

Tags: jetboat ride, koala hospital, ozzie pozzie, port macquarie, portjet, roadtrip australia, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw, whale watching


Video - "WHITEWATER RAFTING & SWIMMING WITH DOLPHINS!"

Sunday, 11 Oct 2009 | Views [1747] | Video

Join us in Coffs Harbour during our Vantastic NSW roadtrip adventure.   Watch as we go whitewater rafting with Liquid Assets Adventure Tours, survive a hailstorm, swim with the dolphins at Pet Porpoise Pool and live in luxury for a night at the ... Read more >

Tags: coffs harbour, dolphins, liquid assets, novotel pacific bay resort, pet porpoise pool, roadtrip australia, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw, whitewater rafting


COFFS HARBOUR!

Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [2725]

Whitewater Rafting, Swimming with Dolphins & a Night of Luxury! Coffs Harbour After a brilliant few days at Global Carnival, we headed to Coffs Harbour, where we spent our first couple of nights at the Coffs Harbour YHA ... Read more >

Tags: coffs harbour, dolphins, liquid assets, novotel pacific bay resort, pet porpoise pool, roadtrip australia, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw, whitewater rafting


Video - "SURFING, CLIFF JUMPING & FEEDING PIRANHAS!"

Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [1520] | Video

We stop at Yamba during our NSW roadtrip adventures, and wish we didn’t have to leave! Seems as though everyone else feels the same… find out why! While you’re watching, check out our adventures staying at the Yamba YHA, surfing, cliff jumping and ... Read more >

Tags: australia, cliff jumping, nsw, piranhas, road trip, surfing, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw, yamba


GLOBAL CARNIVAL!

Saturday, 10 Oct 2009 | Views [2163]

Hey there. Carly here. Last weekend Kirsty and I attended Global Carnival – a world music festival held in Bellingen, a country town near Coffs Harbour. We had an amazing time!! There were many world-class acts to see and we got to camp Geoff ... Read more >

Tags: australia, bellingen, global, global carnival, music festival, nsw, road trip, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw


Video - "DJEMBE DRUMMING, SEA TURTLES & FISH!"

Friday, 2 Oct 2009 | Views [1424] | Video

Kirsty and Carly continue their stay in Byron Bay in episode 4 of their Van-Tastic NSW Roadtrip! Check out their adventures staying at Belongil Beachouse, learning to play djembe drums overlooking the ocean, and snorkelling at Julian Rocks with Byron ... Read more >

Tags: australia, byron bay dive centre, djembe, drumming, nsw, road trip, snorkelling, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw


YAMBA!

Thursday, 1 Oct 2009 | Views [3983] | Comments [1]

Surfing, Cliff Jumping and Hand-feeding Piranhas!   Yamba We’d heard some rumours along the road that Yamba was the place to be, so after we left Byron, we headed down the coast and booked in at the Yamba YHA .  Both ... Read more >

Tags: australia, cliff jumping, nsw, piranhas, road trip, surfing, van-tastic adventures, vantastic, yamba, yamba yha


Video - "NIMBIN, DAY SPA & WHALES!"

Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | Views [1325] | Video

Kirsty and Carly visit Nimbin, Mullumbimby and Byron Bay in episode 3 of our Van-Tastic NSW Roadtrip! Check out our adventures drumming with the locals in Nimbin, relaxing at Kiva Day Spa and coming within metres of a whale while kayaking with Go Sea ... Read more >

Tags: australia, go sea kayak, kiva day spa, nimbin, nsw, road trip, van-tastic, van-tastic adventures, vantastic nsw, whales


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