Here we go: our first family camping trip! When we were just a duo, we’d often pack the car up and head into the wild for a night or two under the (tented) stars. We had backpacking-in a tent and a swag to a campground down to an art — and then, we expanded the travel gang.
This is not our first attempt at family camping. Not for want of trying, our loose plans to load up the car with camp gear and a baby had fallen apart a few times before: a storm was forecast, or we were in the depths of a sleep regression, or the campground was booked out. Our plan was to head out to a National Park within 1 to 1.5 hours of our home in Sydney: the travel would encompass nap time, and we could spend an afternoon/evening/morning outdoors before returning the following day.
With a tinge of spring in the air, we grasped a vacant weekend in our calendar and sourced a campground that met our criteria. Royal National Park was booked out (again), The Basin (Kurin-gai Chase National Park) required coordinating a ferry crossing, and Cattai National Park was still a bit chilly at night. Bents Basin Conversation Park it was — we booked our spot and off we adventured! Read More »