Gett’n the Drive On.

Facebook just flashed me back  –  5 years ago.
Hubby & I were pre-kids, in Hawaii for a wedding.
Grinning on the honeymoon shores, partying with friends.
We looked so young.
Despite the hangovers….

5 yrs & 2 cheeky toddlers later, our tired eyes don’t quite look the same…
Thanks Facebook. Confirmation we are getting old!

A few weeks ago I met Caz from Y Travel Blog, who planted a seed about letting go. Something which scares the hell out of me….
Doing the unexpected, different – instead of everyday routine life.

Taking the challenge on board, we took a drive 1.5hrs north from Sydney to The Entrance. A little weekend get away. Time to let go of the time it takes to pack, and the amount of ‘stuff’ it seems we need.

With a 2 & 4yo the task at first seemed a little daunting, however soon became a cultural, experience evoking conversation about transport, construction and roads, native animals and plants. Each conversation it became more obvious the benefit of travel with young kids.

Just as reading books at bedtime starts conversation in a different way to the happenings of the day, travel starts conversation about different topics we hadn’t covered in our routined lives.

The Entrance has a number of great attractions including carnival rides, fishing on the lake. We loved watching those waiting for their catch, wading in wellies to the waistline. 

Arrive early for the pelican feeding as parking can be a bit tight.
Ford Kuga MKII Parking Assist made it simple to get the right spot for the sights…

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Pelicans are fed daily lakeside at The Entrance main playground at 3:30pm. These native birds are large in size, the local Pelicans are friendly and enjoy a pat.

IMG_7607 (1)The Entrance waterpark is alive with flare year round. Kids happy to stomp in wellies in winter, or a summer time cool down of laughs.



Vee had the edge on me in her boots!


Quick pitstop for Gelato before heading to Magenta Shores to settle in for the evening.

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Own it Mumma!


Pitstop while the kids nap. Rosé with a view, afternoon done!

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Last of the kids energy played out in the park then on the green before dinner.


IMG_7612IMG_7618 Lolly having her first ever ‘drive’ in a golf buggy…

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Sunset cruise . . .

IMG_7610IMG_7614 Watermelon Pops…


Magenta Shores 064The tennis court doubles as an almost Drive In…
getting set up for moonlight cinema.


Here are some more features of the Ford Kuga MKII Park Assist: 

  • First it helps you find a parking spot that’s just the right fit.
  • Then it virtually parallel parks itself.
  • Put the car into reverse, take your hands off the wheel and watch it perfectly steer into a reverse park.
  • All you have to do is work the accelerator and brake.


* This is not a sponsored post. Ford Australia have assigned me a Ford Kuga MKII on the basis that I review it here on the blog. All opinions expressed are my own, as always. More info here.
The vehicle features were supplied by Ford Australia. 

Special thanks to Magenta Shores who hosted us. The staff were friendly, the service has a boutique, cheeky and personal style despite the resort features being absolute five star. 


For more travelling with kids check out Spring Into Snow 

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A xx


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