BIGRIGGEN CAMPSITE AND CONDAMINE '14 RIVER CROSSING'

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We took a four-day weekend from ANZAC day to explore the country we proudly call home. Heading inland through Beaudesert and Rathdowney, QLD we set up camp at Bigriggen Camping & Caravan Park with a bunch of mates. Entertainment for the kids was a priority with an almost equal number of adults to children. Luckily there’s a bike track, swimming area and tree swings to keep the energiser bunnies occupied.

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It was well worth the scenic hour trek inland from Bigriggen to the Condamine Gorge 14 river crossings. No matter how many times we’ve driven this track, it’s great to explore at different times of the year.

There were plenty of spots to pull over and let the wildlings out - just be mindful of other drivers.

The pot of gold at the end of the river was lunch at Killarney Hotel, before heading back through the crossings and checking out Lake Maroon for future campsites.

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Fire-cooked meals were the perfect way to end each day of adventure.

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Opting for another scenic route home, we headed South past Mt Barney, down to Kyogle before heading back home.

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CUT TO THE CHASE

Activities: Fishing, cycling, swimming, walking tracks.

Daytrips: Rathy Pub, Killarney Hotel, Condamine Gorge ‘14 River Crossing’, Lake Maroon, waterfalls galore.

Amenitites: Toilet, dump point and shower block ($1 = 5 minute shower).

Accessibility: Caravan, camper trailer, motor home, bus accessible.

Power: 30 powered sites or choice of your own non-powered camp.

Campfires: Allowed in designated areas when there is no fire ban.

Pets: Allowed on lead.

Rubbish: Bins provided at amenities block.

There and back again:

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JUST A TIP

During peak times the amenities can get very busy, so it pays to take your own shower and/or toilet. Our last night decision for a glorious hot shower was met with a trip to Antarctica.

If you’re bringing man’s best friend ensure they’re treated for ticks and check them regularly (along with your offspring of course).

OPEN DAY THIS SUNDAY APRIL 14TH!

Get your 4X4 and fishing fix while the whole family's entertained at our first OPEN DAY!

  • 15% OFF TJM Bull Bars, XGS Suspension and Airtec Snorkels

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  • ONE DAY ONLY!

    Chat to Chris, Rod and TJM reps for all the best 4X4 advice!

    Addict Tackle's Easter Family Day is on the same day & location with a jumping castle, BBQ, giveaways (rods and reels) plus the chance to win a trip to New Guinea! Come meet Bergie and the crew!

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MISSED THE ACTION? CATCH THE OFFROAD ADVENTURE SHOW ON TENPLAY!

If you were too busy livin’ it up these holidays to catch our Fraser Island adventure, check out Ten Play and watch it at a time convenient to you! TJM Tweed Heads’ Chris, Amy and Elsie feature in Season 5 Episodes 6 & 7 on Fraser Island.

WE JOIN THE OFFROAD ADVENTURE SHOW ON FRASER ISLAND FOR A FAMILY SUMMER HOLIDAY!

There are many reasons why Fraser Island is one of Australia’s most iconic off-road family camping destinations. Join us this Sunday as we make our way around the island in a week of epic off-road tracks and family-focused fun for Season 5 of The Offroad Adventure Show!

CHECK OUT THE TEASER BELOW!

We moved non-stop around the island for a week and I can tell you two things. There is so much to see of this incredible island, and it’s worth allowing a good chunk of time there (or planning annual trips!)

The Sand Blows at Cathedrals are an impressive sight. If you're up for the 40 minute hike you can slide (or surf) down the steep sand dunes - so don't forget you're boogie board! Great fun for kids big and small!

Watching the sun rise and set over water in the same day is a really special experience on Fraser. We watched the Sun rise on Orchid Beach, and set over Wathumba!

Champagne Pools - with a name like that, how could you go wrong? 
There's a reason this place is so popular. As the waves flow over naturally formed rock pools, it creates a jacuzzi-like vibe as you're surrounded with fizzing foam. As the tide comes in, so too do lots of fish to create a fun snorkeling experience. Even on low tide (as pictured) the water is still deep enough to have a splash and enjoy the vibrant view of the East coast.

You don't talk about Fraser without mentioning Indian Head. With jaw-dropping breaks either side it's so tempting to whip out a surfboard... But with a very healthy shark population you best be leavin' that one at home. It's a short walk up to the headland where you're rewarded with spectacular views like this up and down the coastline.

We chose a pearler of a day to trek up to Sandy Cape! Leaving the school holiday rush behind us we were greeted with some four-legged locals and uphill adventures to reach the lighthouse and it's 360 degree view of the island.

Beach cruising in a convoy is always a lot of fun. Some were new to Fraser, some had a lifetime of experience, with each trip bringing a fresh perspective of the island. In these episodes of The Offroad Adventure Show we share plenty of tips on tackling sand driving and ever-changing conditions.

If you appreciate the beauty of our Australian landscape, Fraser has a lot of that to offer.

Ngkala Rocks were tricky to navigate, mostly due to the changing terrain as we drove straight from muddy, firmer surfaces into light, fluffy sand.

Being the world's largest sand island, it's interesting to see such a variety of vegetation as you move from the beachgrass through gumtrees and banksia's, further inland to rainforest.

There's something so awesome about sharing a runway with planes on a beach...

All good things must come to an end... but before you get too comfortable on the ferry - just remember you've got InSkip point to tackle next!

Tune in on Sunday 16th and 23rd December 2018 of The Offroad Adventure Show at 12pm (DST) on Channel 10!

All images by TJM Tweed Heads.

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Come visit our showroom for more gift ideas, grab a gift voucher, or just bask in the overall awesomeness that is four-wheel-driving.

 

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MEET THE TEAM!

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Meet our genuine, hardworking, and passionate team that get you to where you'd rather be!

(L to R: Amy, Chris, Elsie, James, Jake, Wendy, Gill, Rod, & Daz)

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A YEAR AGO we took the plunge in expanding our mechanical workshop (Automotive Central) to also become a TJM 4x4 Equipped dealer... and boy are we glad! We've met so many incredible people, shared stories, and helped you get equipped for off-road adventures!

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Meet the owners, Chris & Amy with Elsie and Baxter. 

"We both grew up in the area and live a camping, 4WDing and surfing lifestyle. We opened TJM the same year we had a baby, so it's been a pretty full-on time! We wouldn't have it any other way."

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