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Zoofari Lodge: A Luxury African Savannah Adventure in Australia

The Zoofari Lodge at Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo is luxury accommodation with a twist. Watching the sun break in a splash of pink while seeing giraffes casually stride past. Having the hairs stand up on the back of your neck from a primitive reflex when you hear a lion’s throaty rumble during the night. […]

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Why a Visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo is For The Wild

There is a lot of talk about responsible tourism these days and one of the most controversial areas is around animal welfare and tourist destinations like zoos. Recently, we took our three children to Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo to explore. We all came home with a better understanding of how zoo’s like Taronga make […]

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5 tips to make the most of your visit to Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo has been creating memories for its visitors for the last 40 years. Biking from Giraffes to Bongos, hearing Lions grunt to each other during a night at the zoo and helping with wildlife conservation efforts are just a few of the experiences you can have at this iconic Australian […]

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4 Terrific Reasons you Need to Take your Kids Sand Dune Quad Biking Now

Firstly, I ‘d like to admit that this experience was not only my children’s first time on a quad bike but mine too. And I’d also like to embarrassingly admit that I got stuck within the first five minutes of riding ( before even getting on the dunes ). Luckily, the staff at Sand Dune Adventures were […]

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What to pack for your next family holiday.

I am a serious over-packer. Deciding what to pack or not pack on our family holidays and adventures always involves hours of contemplation, checklists, putting things into suitcases…and taking it out again. Even after 10 years of travelling with children I still don’t get it right. In a brilliant mother-fail, on our last family holiday […]

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Spectacular Sydney day trip: Scenic World Blue Mountains for families.

“Which one is the Blue Mountain?”, followed shortly by “ Why are they called the Blue Mountains?”. Luckily I knew this question would pop up so got to pretend to be the all knowing mum after googling it the day before. Just in case you want to know. The oil from the masses of Eucalyptus […]