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Trip Report surviving a Mega in Albury/Woodonga

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We planned to travel to our first Mega some months ago. The day has finally come to set the wheels rolling down the Pacific, on to the Hume and in to the Border towns of Albury and Woodonga.

For those who are wondering what is a Mega event, it is part of an 'modern day' treasure hunt game called geocaching. A fairly addictive game - i'll have to admit - and all ages can take part. Things you'll need: a sense of adventure, a love for the outdoors, a computer (PC, laptop, iphone etc - any of these) and a GPS. Mind you I know teams that operate only on the iphone app. There is an introductory app for free.

So south bound we set, Kiama being our first stop and being our first time to the south coast we couldn't have picked a better town to pause in. We are trailing a campervan with us on this road trip and the East Beach park ticked all the boxes. Beach (tick), pool (tick), large sites (tick), convenience shop/cafe (tick) and playground (tick).

(note: Navy bases have planes too and have a couple of flights within the standard 24 hour period)

stayed a few nights and visited the main attraction, the Kiama Blow Hole. great show was put on by the Blow Hole and we all got some action shots early in the morning.

(note: the ladies at the tourist information centre are very friendly and helpful!! - lots of caches nearby as well!)

the next day we left the coast and headed towards Albury along the Hume.

Up the macquarie pass, the illawarra highway recommended for those towing a caravan (or similar) as the 'widest'. Having said that we met some semi trailers travelling the other way and it was a tight squeeze past!

also for those with stomachs prone to travel sickness (or have kids that do) it may be wise to take precautions as the illawarra hwy was recommended as the road with the least risk of upset, yet DS had a turn or two on the way up......

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