Please Come Home is out now!
Award-winning singer-songwriter Kim Churchill has teamed up with Melbourne singer-songwriter Steph Strings on his new single, Please Come Home. To celebrate the release, the musician has shared with MILKY his five favourite spots to pull the van over in Australia!
“I wrote this track 12 years ago in a hotel room in Memphis. I took it to Sun Records that evening and stood where Elvis stood and sung it. From that first night it was this beautiful raw expression of a feeling I’ve often felt about missing the people closest to me.” Churchill shares of his latest offering. “It’s been beautifully emotional for me too - to travel with this song through the year and gain a maturity and understanding around my feelings.”
CUMBERLAND RIVER - GREAT OCEAN ROAD - VICTORIA
Located on a gorgeous little river mouth on a hair pin bend deep down the Great Ocean Road, the Cumberland River camp ground is an incredible little oasis. There's a pretty little river that flows through the campground and on the other side beautiful huge gorge that is stunning to look at. You can find spots on the grass right next to the river and wander down to the ocean from there. There's loads of beautiful waves close by as well which have been great to discover. The Great Ocean Road is a rugged wild place weather wise and when you get a gentle evening down at Cumberland River it’s magic. There's also a beautiful walk up the river that leads you either to a stunning swimming hole and water fall, or up the gorge where you can see the whole area and all the different surf breaks and coastline.
BURLEIGH POINT HILL - QLD
This one is a little sneaky but I’ve gotten away with it! Get up super early to avoid the rangers and hit the waves. It's a beautiful spot to park the van that has loads going on. I'll often hang out there and have dinner and drinks with friends and then stumble back up the hill and sleep in the van. I'll get up at the crack of dawn and roll down the hill into a different spot and surf Burleigh Point all morning. I’ll then cruise down to Commune which is a rad cafe for brekkie while getting some work done. It’s a beautiful way to flow through the Gold Coast experience - which can be rather hectic.
BABINDA BOULDERS - QLD
I stumbled across this spot on my way to Cairns for a show at the amazing Tanks Arts Centre. It's a free campground that is a couple hundred metres from the incredible Babinda Boulders swimming hole. Is there crocs? I’m not sure...There are loads of people swimming and hanging out there so my guess is that it’s chill. During the day it gets hectic with loads of tourists. My little ritual there is to get up super early and head down for some yoga on the jetty! I end up having the whole place to myself. There's also a rad bakery in town right before you hit the highway.
ARAGUNNA CAMP GROUND - NSW
Close to my hometown of Merimbula, this was always one of my favourite spots to hang out. There's a handful of gorgeous campgrounds nestled in the beautiful national park. There's a stunning beach with some great waves on a. Good day. Hang out and make damper and explore the incredible bush walks around the place. Do yourself a favour and head inland to check out Mumbulla Falls - which is a great cool summer watering hole for swimming and has a water fall that’s a little like a natural waterslide. Also there is a town quite close by named Tilba which is a beautiful place to potter around with their local winery offering live music. Be sure to get yourself some fudge and go to the leather shop. It’s very cool! Also, epic pies at the bakery.
LADY'S WELL - NSW
Located at the Barrington Tops - this one is a fair mission. There will be no phone reception. No toilets either. You’re roughing it, but worth it because it's so beautiful. There is this big hole in a rock that forms a big bath shaped swimming hole in the middle of the river. It feels a bit like a natural spa you and your friends can sit in. I'll often head here on a weekday where it will be super quiet and peaceful. Probably stay away on weekends and definitely public holidays. If you pick the right night you can have the whole place to yourself and make dinner on the beautiful big natural rock platforms that surround the swimming hole.
Please Come Home is out now!