Camping by the vines…

One of our favourite places to camp has been at Nightingale Wines vineyard in a town called Broke in NSW.††††

We have always loved a bush camp, but if you’re looking for some glamping fun, this is the place.

Nightingale Wines boasts a beautiful view of Yellow Rock mountain and endless vines riddled with juicy grapes for you to enjoy while you sit back and relax. The vineyard has a great restaurant on site where you can enjoy beautiful food, wine tasting or if you’re after a snack, a delicious cheese platter.

If you’re after a change of scenery, a quick drive up the hill is another great winery called Running Horses. Their wine tasting takes place in a very unusual shipping container building. It’s a really quirky place and the host is really friendly.

If you love the Hunter Valley but don’t enjoy the crowds, this is a really nice way to take in the beauty of the Hunter region.

Camping is free here, but you must be self contained with your own bathroom facilities. The owner just asks that you either eat or buy a bottle of wine from their restaurant which is really very generous considering how beautiful this place is.

Chantelle x


The build of Happy Hour…

The plans, the ideas and the excitement of building our teardrop did become quite an obsession. What shape would it be? What colour? Interior? What would we call it?

Pete set to work on the shape and build of the teardrop. As he’s a carpenter I was quite happy to be his apprentice wherever needed and he led the job. While he focused on the nitty gritty of the build I was busy researching where and what style of interior we wanted for the inside of the teardrop.

This was the fun part for me. The bedding, the cushions, and the kitchen colour scheme. I knew I wanted it to be a warm cozy place to fall after a big day of camping adventures. The kitchen we decided was to be a retro/modern look with a cooktop and sink and bar for happy hour.

The result we absolutely love! It’s cozy and it’s functional and most importantly, fun!

Thanks for joining me!

Welcome to Happy Hour Teardrop Travels!

We have enjoyed camping for many years with our kids and while we did love our camper trailer, a teardrop is something that was always on my husbands to do list. So we recently packed up and sold our trusty camper trailer and started on a journey and love of teardrop campers.

Happy Hour was built by us in 2018 for our family to enjoy our camping adventures with a little less time in mind setting up at the camp site and more time enjoying ourselves comfortably.

We try to get out and about camping as often as we can making the most of long weekends, quick overnighters and school holidays and look forward to sharing our adventures with those that are interested.
Chantelle x

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