Camping is one of the most enjoyable family activities and one that kids always look forward to. It is the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors while bonding with the family. Although part of the preparations for such an excursion involves packing essential gears, planning the activities is also equally important to make the camping experience more memorable and insightful.
If there is one thing that just about everyone loves and looks forward to, it’s the chance to go on a vacation. After months of hard work, taking the time to unwind in a beautiful destination with plenty of fun activities is a welcome gift. But just how much time should you actually spend on your getaway?
Ballina Beach is one of the many places in Australia, where European and Aboriginal heritage sites stand side by side. It is one of the few places that actively maintain both aspects of the area’s history. The shire makes it a top priority to keep everything as good as they were, not just for the tourists, but for the locals as well.
It’s been a great Australian tradition to take the family away camping or caravaning in the school holidays, and Australian caravan parks are embedded in the Australian psyche of thousands of Australians as a childhood memory of timeless, lazy days by the beach, the smell of open fires and camp cooking, sing-alongs and walks in the bush… Aussie caravan parks have a unique atmosphere that is laid-back and friendly with a certain humble, rustic innocence that makes them a firm favourite for families and back packers alike when it comes to low-cost holidays that are a real, refreshing break from the daily grind.
ECSTATIC CHANT & DEVOTIONAL SINGING RETREAT
With DEVA PREMAL & MITEN
and special guest MANOSE
Ballina Beach Village Resort, South Ballina, NSW
Jan 30th – Feb 2nd 2014
Following divinely ecstatic retreats in Australia in ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ’09, ’10 , ’11, ’12, and ’13 Deva Premal and Miten, and Nepali flautist Manose, offer a further opportunity to experience the joy and blissful healing power of sacred song and chant in a long weekend by the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
RIKKI Grinberg has picked up plenty of rubbish at South Ballina, but never thought she would uncover a maritime mystery.
The owner of the Ballina Beach Village and her husband Bernard yesterday found the rusted hull of a steel vessel which “popped up” on the southern bank of the Richmond River at Mobbs Bay following Friday’s storm.
Below is a gallery of photos from Dancing in the Air 2013
Mick Buckley has been writing, recording and performing across Australia and the U.S.A. for many years. His songs have charted on Radio and Television and achieved Gold Record, CD and DVD sales.
Learn to play all your favourite songs on Ukulele with Byron Bay’s Calypso Cowgirl Kathryn Jones. Uke is easy, fun and quick to learn – a great thing to have on camp especially for those wet weather days. Kathryn will run you through the basic chords on the uke, how to tune your ukulele and various strumming techniques. You will also get valuable tips that you won’t find in books and a set of Ukulele charts to practice on your holiday.
One of the resident musician/enertainers at the Ballina Beach Village is a versatile and creative Byron Bay based multi-instrumentalist, singer / song-writer and composer Barry Ferrier (aka Dr. Baz) . Dr. Baz has entertained all over Australia, and in Europe and the UK. He has had a long and eminent career in the arts, with vast range of experience in many facets of the music industry.