​Just a bunny hop, child skip and excited jump

Just a bunny hop, child skip and excited jump

Easter camping is always a fun time of the year. Each year, we look at different locations, and I generally aim to head north (like a duck that fly’s north for the winter) to try to get the last beams of summer sun before it disappears for the winter. This year, we’re looking forward to the warm days that the Mid North Coast of NSW has on offer, which is if it doesn’t rain of course!

The perfect location for our 2015 Easter trip will be #OneMileBeachNSW.

And so the planning begins.

Now I’m a full time working mum, two children and a helpful husband (once we get there), therefore organising such a trip, for one night or one month, presents the same challenges.

What are we going to eat, what are we going to do, how much do I pack before hand VS what will I grab once we arrive? Do I want to pre-organise meals, or just improvise pending our mood (this rarely works by the way!). My mind constantly reverts back to remembering what we had in our camping gear last trip, am I missing something, did our coffee cafetera handle break etc. Then I try and calculate how much time I need to go through the checklist (its meticulous after all these years of camp travel), prepare the menu, wet weather activities and are there any bush walks, nature tracks, bike riding places we would like to investigate while we’re there.

So as I put the “Travel Agent” hat on, that comes out just before each school holiday, I call upon my very clever friend, Google!

After some investigation, I’ve discovered One Mile Beach is a beautiful strip of sand, surf and nature on the Forster foreshore of the Mid North Coast, perfect for surfing and families who like getting outdoors. The beaches are patrolled during the holidays and on weekends. There is a large park with BBQ facilities, picnic spots and a playground (tick) for the kids.

While we are there we can gain access to Bennett’s Head look out with 360 degree views of the area (stunning!) as well as giant sand hills popular for sand sliding and boarding (fun!). We may even spot a dolphin or two.

The best thing about this trip is that we’re travelling with friends who are hiring an RV for a week, we’re catching up at #OneMileBeachNSW, which will be an added bonus for the kids (and for us) as we kick back and share a few beverages with likeminded campers.

Loving life right now and looking forward to getting away in a couple of weeks. What’s on your schedule for Easter holidays? If you haven’t planned much, here is a great “at home” kitchen fun activity to share with the kids Taste.com.au|Chocolate Easter Eggs YUM!

See you soon

Mumma Who Camps