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Secure a camping spot for life

By on September 28, 2020

first_imgInside one of the cabins at the Far South Wilderness Camp in TasmaniaMISSED out on a camping spot for Easter? Well you could just buy this deer park and have a place to pitch a tent for every holiday period.Or maybe that holiday park with a wicked water park in Queensland, or eco-wilderness resort in Tasmania. MORE: When it comes to loos, it’s a game of thrones The kids will be entertained for hours!In New South Wales, a 52 hectare camp ground at Nowra could be yours for $4.8 million.That’s plenty of space for the extended family to pitch tents. The property, known as Coolendel, has been owned and operated over the past 30 years by three families. Coolendel is on the Shoalhaven River There is also no mobile phone reception so you can literally switch off from the world. In Tassie, a 15.4 hectare property called The Far South Wilderness Camp is also on the market. Oh dear! Just about every camp site is booked out but this deer park could be yours.There is even some onsite vans and ensuite cabins for the glampers, and a four-bedroom house with a private pool. Footy star’s beach house dream In Queensland, Borumba Deer Park in the Mary Valley near Brisbane has been listed for sale, and comes with 25.99 hectares of land and Yabba Creek frontage, around 25 deer, two pigs, three goats, and plenty of spots to pitch the tent or park the caravan. First the pub … The Dargo River Inn and Tourist Park sits on a 2.43 hectare block, and offers accommodation, powered sites and camping all year round. Campers at Coolendel It has extensive Shoalhaven River frontage, bushwalking tracks, a three bedroom residence, two cabins, a bunkhouse, machinery shed and two amenities blocks, and it is totally ‘off the grid’. Fresh water is sourced from the river and pushed through extensive filtration systems. There is also solar power and gas for the hot water system and electricity. MORE: How to score this landlord’s cruisy rental deal The park has plenty of spaces to pitch a tent — if its not booked out. The eco wilderness camp is south of HobartThere is also a private residence for onsite manager or owner, a recreation/dining hall with fully-equipped commercial kitchen, a reception/office, amenities block, BBQ shelter, storage sheds and a private jetty and pontoon.You get a pub with this tourist park in the foothills of the Victorian High Country. And the kangaroos don’t mind a game of golf.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoLocated in the North Burnett region, the park has 151 powered sites, 76 unpowered sites, 27 cabins and villas, 2 amenities blocks, 2 camp kitchens, a reception/cafe/conference room, entertainment facilities including an outdoor cinema, swimming pools and a water park. Just don’t forget to pack the thermals!Located 80km south of Hobart, it has two five-room, six-bunk cabins, two double motel-style cabins, a separate lodge that sleeps up to 10 plus sheltered camping areas. When auctions and elections collide It has camp sites and onsite accommodation.If the Big 4 is booked out, you can literally buy this one at Cania. Big 4 Cania Gorge Holiday Park is on the market for $6.2 million, with its current owners keen to retire. … then pitch the tent!Features include a public bar and separate dining area, a large beer garden, four self-contained cabins, one bunk style cabin, a renovated four bedroom, two bathroom plus office residence, 20 powered sites and approximately three acres of unpowered camping area.last_img read more

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Adrian Gonzalez lifts Dodgers by Rockies into sole possession of first place

By on August 26, 2020

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error At some point, Adrian Gonzalez will cool down from his current .523 batting clip.Until then, the Dodgers are going to enjoy the ride and relish every part of their first baseman’s historical hitting performance.Gonzalez drove in three more runs Saturday night to back another quality pitching performance from Zack Greinke in the Dodgers’ 6-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies that extended their winning streak to six games and moved them into sole possession of first place in the National League West.Gonzalez went 1 for 4, dropping his early-season batting average from .540 to a mere .523. Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 13 games and holds the Major League lead for RBIs with 14. He also matched the franchise record for most hits through the team’s first 11 games of 23 set by Eric Karros in 1995.“We pretty much expect him to drive in a run if he has guys on base,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. “Last year was the same. This year he picked up right where he left off. It seems like every time we have a guy out there, he’s getting a hit for us.“Him and Howie (Kendrick) both are a real dynamic duo, producing and getting hits in situations we need.”The announced Dodger Stadium crowd of 45,912 came alive when Gonzalez came to the plate twice with the bases loaded.Both plate appearances resulted in runs.center_img It seems like the Dodgers’ expectation level was right in line with the fans.“When there’s guys on base, yes,” Greinke said. “For some reason, he does even better when he has guys on base.“He’s pretty amazing. He went through a little slump last year, and that was the first time I had seen him in a slump. And teams are starting to pitch around him and he’s still doing all this.”The first time – in the third inning – was somewhat of a letdown as Gonzalez hit a grounder to second base that should have been an inning-ending double play. But Colorado shortstop Troy Tulowitzki bounced the throw to first, allowing Greinke — who had laced a one-out single — to score the go-ahead run. Gonzalez was credited with an RBI on the play.The second time — in the fifth inning — was vintage Gonzalez. This time, he lofted a drive to the left-center field wall that elluded center fielder Charlie Blackmon, bringing home Joc Pederson and Jimmy Rollins for a 4-1 lead.So what goes through Gonzalez’s mind in those scoring opportunities?“I really just look for a pitch up in the zone,” Gonzalez said. “Usually in those situations, like you saw with the groundball, they want you to chase something down and hit it into the ground. I did a poor job swinging at the right pitches there.“The next at-bat, I focused on getting him up a little more, and that’s when I hit the ball in the gap. You have to make sure the pitches are up, that you are hitting mistakes and not the quality pitches they try to execute.”However Gonzalez’s gapper was just your run-of-the-mill 375-foot single off the left-field wall because Yasiel Puig did not get a good read on the play and the slow-footed Gonzalez nearly passed him.“I could have if I wanted to,” Gonzalez said, laughing. “We talked to him about it. He understood. At first he thought he was farther over, but we showed him the video.”It was seemingly more than enough for Greinke, who had been slowed by a flu bug this week after two lights-out performances to start the season.Greinke allowed three runs and five hits over 6 ⅔ innings with three strikeouts, one walk and one hit batter.Greinke ran into trouble in the first and seventh innings. Otherwise, he was typical Greinke, mowing through a dangerous Colorado lineup.Greinke seemed to have trouble getting established in the first inning. His location was off and his balls were being blistered and the Rockies got a run when Tulowitzki singled home Charlie Blackmon.But an inning-ending double play by third baseman Juan Uribe seemed to settle down Greinke.Greinke had strings of seven straight retired batters and nine straight retired batters, retiring 17 of 19 at one point.However Nolan Arenado ripped a double to left field to open the inning. After seemingly convincing Mattingly to let him finish the inning, a two-run homer by D.J. LeMahieu ended Greinke’s night.“Kind of typical Zack: locating and changing speeds,” Mattingly said. Both times Greinke ran into trouble, the Dodgers picked him up with some timely runs.The Dodgers pushed across a tying run in the second inning when Howie Kendrick doubled and scored on Yasmani Grandal’s RBI single.Seventh-inning doubles by Jimmy Rollins, Puig and Kendrick scored two more runs to answer LeMahieu’s two-run homer.Kendrick went 2 for 4 with two doubles, an RBI and a run scored. He has hit safely in nine of 11 games and has six multi-hit games.Chris Hatcher got the final out in the seventh. J.P. Howell pitched a 1-2-3 eighth inning, even sliding into first base to make sure he got to the bag when he went to cover on a grounder to Gonzalez.Joel Peralta nailed down his third save in three chances. Peralta has four strikeouts in 5.3 scoreless innings as a Dodger.The bullpen – a much ballyhooed subject in the offseason – is establishing itself as a fixture. In its last five games, recording an ERA of 0.52 (one earned run in 17 1/3 innings) with 25 strikeouts and a .105 opponents’ batting average (6 for 57).last_img read more

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