Family Camping and Fishing in NSW this School Holidays

Family Camping and Fishing in NSW this School Holidays

Once the madness of Christmas and New Years has finally passed then comes the blessed month of January. In Australia, that means unbearable heat, most of the country shutting down and school holidays!

At Freddy’s, summer holidays are like the promised land – nothing but warm air, refreshing water and plenty of time to do the things we most love to do: fishing, camping and anything that involves the Great Outdoors!

With Covid still strong enough to keep the borders closed, it means holidays this year are going to be spent on this magnificent island, and we wouldn’t want it any other way. The surprising revelation can be that we suddenly realise we don’t even know our own backyard!

So, for some inspiration, here is a list of some killer camping and fishing spots to take you and the family this hot Australian summer holidays. 

The Barrington Coast

Anywhere along the Barrington Coast will bring you bountiful nature, and endless nature to explore. From Hawks Nest to the Booti Booti National Park to fishing heaven Wallis Lake. These locations are mostly protected from ocean swells and winds, making them idyllic camping spots with countless spots to nab that killer sized bream for dinner.

Get the kids fishing ready so they can join you by the lake with these cute yet sturdy Shakespeare Hot Rod Kids Combos. Now just $24.95 and come in fun pink and blue.

Not all kids are cut out for the patience of lake fishing, but if they come with their very own camping chair they might be persuaded. These Coleman Quad Kids Fyre Chairs are now 25% off! With a drink holder and “secret” storage, you can take the kids anywhere, while you reel in the big prize for dinner.

The Port Macquarie Region

Some consider Port Macquarie as a kind of fisherman’s paradise. The Camden Haven River offers a magical estuary perfect for fishing, and if you’re the boating type, look no further. If being near the beach is more your style then you really can’t go past Diamond Head, but there are so many great spots all throughout this region for camping and fishing.

If you’re looking for the real camping experience without electricity and water, then get the kids this epic Companion LED Kids Animal Headlamps. They’ll want to wear them just for fun, but are also invaluable when it comes to navigating the dark.

Everyone knows young children and bodies of water can be a dangerous mix, and they have their fair share of water in Port Macquarie. Put your mind at ease and let the kids run free with these BLA PFD2 Coastmate Kids Life Jackets, now 40% off for an amazing $39.95.

South Coast NSW

It’s often the north coast of NSW that gets all the attention, but the summer heat calls for the South Coast where you will find some seemingly untouched spots to be explored, with a slightly easier heat to bear. Like Hobart Beach full of untouched nature.Or if you’re willing, go right to the border of Victoria down to the Green Cape area

If crowds are not your thing, and you're willing to take a bit of a drive then the deep south Coast will tick all your boxes. It can get a little cold down here though so make sure the kids have their Coleman Fyre Kids Sleeping Bags to keep warm at night.

If you want something a little closer to home, then the Murramarang National Park has some amazing campgrounds like Pretty Beach. Let the kids play all day in and out of the water without fear of the sun with these Shimano Kids Legionaires Hats. 

Don’t forget the tent!

Wherever you go, the difference between good camping and not so good, very often comes down to your tent. Do it in style and comfort this summer with Oztrail Seascape Dome Family Tent. Or for bigger families, step your game up with the Oztrail Family 12 Person Dome Tent. This will seriously feel like a mansion for the kids and really gives that sense of having a home base.

We can’t wait for the Summer holidays this January, and we hope you’re starting to feel excited too!

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