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Life in the ZONE is a Special Feeling

Posted by ZONE RV on Sep 20, 2021 11:13:11 AM
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Life in the ZONE is a very special feeling, even more so when you roll up to camp for the night and spot another ZONE in the distance. Earlier this year, we held our inaugural ZONE RV MUSTER with over 150 Zoners at Hangar-O, just a relaxing 45 minute drive north of Gympie, Queensland. 

Hangar O is set on 160 acres and boasts plenty of space to park your van and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There is plenty to enjoy and explore, including creeks, spring fed billabong, 25m swimming pool with a toddler pool, massage pavilion and an abundance of wildlife. It’s a popular spot to explore nearby Fraser Island, Tin Can Bay, Rainbow Beach, Noosa, Mary Valley Rattler and many other nearby attractions. It was also the perfect location for our ZONE RV Muster. 

Driving into the gates, there was nothing better than seeing over 70 ZONE RV’s parked around the sprawling property. By becoming a Zoner, attending our annual muster is one of the many Club Zone perks. But don’t take our word for it, check out these videos below and see for yourself.

 

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Where we’d rather be in our ZONE RV

Posted by ZONE RV on Aug 25, 2021 12:13:17 AM

As like many of you, we have been reflecting on where we'd rather be in our ZONE RV when we can travel again. 

If you're searching for some inspiration that brings you both comfort and distraction, we’d love you to join ZONE's Director Dave Biggar and his family as they take their BASE SERIES to Lawn Hill and Byfield National Park in Queensland in these exciting feature videos. We’ve also included our top things to see and do in each area.

LAWN HILL NATIONAL PARK

Lawn Hill is 28,200 hectares of sacred National Park located near the border of Queensland and the Northern Territory. Its dense forest and windy, emerald water course is the reason it gives it its name ‘Boodjamulla’, meaning Rainbow Serpent Country in the local indigenous language. The red sandstone walls that drop strikingly into the emerald green waters is the reason why over 40,000 people pack their bags and hit the road 540km north-west of Mount Isa to see and experience this national park each year. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Boodjamulla, here’s some things to see and do:

Walking & Hiking:
There are seven trails ranging from 600m to 7km to take you along the length of Lawn Hill Gorge. The views are stunning but prepare yourself for steep hillside tracks. Pack plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and remember to wear a hat and protective gear. Our pick of the trails is the longest (3.5km each way) towards Upper Gorge, where you’ll be rewarded with views of the Upper and Middle Gorges.

Canoe & Swim:
Swim all year round in Boodjamulla (no salty crocodiles to worry about here) and canoe up and down the gorge. Canoes are available to hire at the Lawn Hill Gorge camping area.

Flora & Fauna:
With over 1,000 species of birds, fish, frogs, turtles and species of flora across the park, there is plenty of animal spotting and bird listening to experience. You may also come across Australian freshwater crocodiles (the non-man-eating kind, phew!) and learn about Aboriginal uses of native plants from the interpretation signs in the information shelter.

Where to stay? There are two places to camp in your ZONE RV:

  • The Lawn Hill Gorge camping area (4km into the national park)
  • Miyumba camping area (3.5km from the Riversleigh Fossil site)

For more information, click here.

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BYFIELD NATIONAL PARK

Byfield National Park is truly one of a kind. Located on the Capricorn Coast, Byfield is about an hour’s drive north of Rockyhampton and covers an estimated 25,000 hectares encompassing Byfield National Park, Byfield State Forest and Byfield Conservation Area. It’s diverse biosphere includes plantation pine forests, rugged mountains, low growing shrublands and countless sand dunes. 

Getting to Byfield is as easy as heading north through some of Queensland’s lush farmlands. You’ll pass Mount Ganter, Maryvale, Bayfield, Castle Rock and Rocky Perch and we definitely recommend stopping into the Byfield Store for last minute supplies, and the latest National Park information and warnings. 

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in Byfield, here’s some things to see and do:

  • Stoney Creek
  • Water Park Creek
  • Byfield State Forest - perfect for bushwalking, off-roading, fishing and mountain bike riding
  • Big Sandy
  • Nine Mile Beach
  • Five Rocks Beach

For the latest park updates (including conditions and warnings - crocodiles, 4WD, dingoes, bullrouts, weather conditions, tides and current sand drifts) and where to camp, click here or talk to a Park Ranger. 

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Our team is here to help you, so please feel free to ask any questions or queries and we will be more than happy to help clarify for you. We’d also like to let everyone in lockdown that we are thinking of you and we hope you are doing ok. We hope that you're taking care and looking after each other. If you're on the road (lucky you!) please take care and remember to follow the local State Government's regulations.

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Sunshine Coast: Staying Local

Posted by ZONE RV on Aug 3, 2021 5:21:01 PM

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5 Reasons to Visit Byfield National Park with the Whole Family

Posted by Denise Biggar on Dec 26, 2020 9:00:00 PM

The family and I recently explored the Byfield National Park area in our ZONE RV ZBF-20.6 BASE SERIES Family, and we loved it so much that we wanted to share our highlights with you all. As with any camping experience, we learned a few things while we were there. So, I’ve included some tips for those who haven’t been to the Byfield area, including what we would do different next time. 

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Best Off-Road Caravan Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

Posted by Denise Biggar on Dec 10, 2020 11:30:19 AM

This recipe is a favourite in our house, so the fact that it’s also so easy to whip up in the caravan is a huge win for the whole family. I have made this recipe in our ZONE RV Family Base 20.6 many times and it never disappoints. It’s vegetarian so we love to eat it on what we call our ‘meat-free Mondays’ each week.

First things first though, I don’t make the gnocchi from scratch. We bulk buy 500g bags of pre-made gnocchi from our local Farmers’ Market in Yandina and store them in the freezer. You can also buy pre-made gnocchi from most supermarkets or independent grocers. The fact that the gnocchi can be kept in the freezer makes it a great meal option while camping, because as most of you know, food needs to last until the next destination for supplies is reached!

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