Posts Tagged ‘Camping’

Camping at Plantation Campground – Grampians National Park

My first camping trip to Plantation was back in the ’90s with a small group of students which included a week of bushwalking, rock climbing and abseiling. The weather was kind and the excitement levels were high as we explored the Grampians each day with the finale culminating in a day trip to ‘The Pinnacle’ where…

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The research on the benefits of outdoor education are in

Research on outdoor education

For those of us who have, do or will work in the field of outdoor education know the benefits but the research showing that has always been a little thin on the ground. Recently the Outdoor Youth Programs Research Alliance released the results of their extensive nine-year study into outdoor education programs which in summary…

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Outdoor Education – what can you do as a parent – Part 1 of 2

Parents students outdoor education

I’ve worked in the Outdoor Education field (child-bearing years excluded) since 1989 and there have been many changes over that time. As an entity, our management of risk has improved tremendously, our programs are now more journey based and often sequential, giving a sense of change and resetting the daily expectations. The quality of food…

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Why you should take your kids camping

Kids camping

Yes, I know I work in the outdoors and it’s my profession but I see every day the benefits of spending time outside of the confines of four walls, particularly looking at a screen (which yes, I have to do like most people too). More importantly, I recently went through a traumatic experience and the…

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Camping at Cooks Mill – Cathedral Ranges State Park

Cooks Mill Cathedral Ranges

I’ve been camping here for over 30 years and not much has changed. Parks Vic (or whatever their name is these days) do a great job of servicing the park by doing tree checks, grading the roads, vegetation management, tree hazard checks, managing the toilets and facilities. The rest is up to you. If you…

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Camping at Neds Gully – Cathedral Ranges State Park

Neds Gully Cathedrals

I’ve been camping here for over 30 years and not much has changed. Parks Vic (or whatever their name is these days) do a great job of servicing the park by doing tree checks, grading the roads, vegetation management, tree hazard checks, managing the toilets and facilities. The rest is up to you. If you…

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Camping at Mt Arapiles – Mt Arapiles-Tooan State Park

Camp Mt Arapiles

I’ve been camping at Mt. Arapiles since 1989 with school groups, corporate groups, on my own and with my family. In this post, I’ll share my experience and recommendations as a regular camper. Note: there may be changes from the time this post has been published, so please do your own research to ensure you’re…

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