Family who camped just 100 metres away from Cleo Smith speak out

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A family who stayed just metres away from Cleo Smith on the night she was supposedly abducted have spoken out on social media about the tragic series of events.

The couple and their five children, who share their travels on social media under the handle @our_aussie_adventure_, have spoken about their time at the Quobba blowholes, the site where Cleo was last seen.

"This camp was beautiful with both rugged cliff faces with powerful waves and lagoon like beaches and the blowholes were absolutely incredible," the family wrote on Instagram.

Cleo Smith was last seen at the Blowholes campsite in Macleod, about 50km north of Carnarvon, in Western Australia. Source: Nine News
A family travelling Australia were at Blowholes campsite in Western Australia on the same night Cleo was supposedly taken. Source: Nine News

However, the family's stay on the coast of Western Australia was "scarred" by the disappearance of four-year-old Cleo Smith.

The family said they were staying less than 100 metres away from Cleo's family's tent at the campground.

"With 4 year olds of our own this was truly terrifying and heartbreaking. It is a day we will never forget - for all the wrong reasons," the family wrote.

"While we physically moved on from here once the campground closed, emotionally we are very much still there longing for a positive outcome for Cleo and her family."

Cleo Smith's mother has shared a new photo of her four-year-old daughter, asking her to
Authorities have been searching for four-year-old Cleo Smith since October 16. Source: Instagram

The family shared the missing child poster issued by the police, along with other images they took while at the blowholes.

Many people in the comments acknowledged Cleo's disappearance would have been very distressing for the travelling family, given they were there on the night of October 16.

The family said in a separate Instagram post they have not spoken with the media, adding they will not be discussing their stay at the blowholes any further with anyone other than the police.

"Please note we have not discussed our stay at Quobba Blowholes with anyone other than the police and will not discuss it with anyone other than the police," the family said.

It has now been more than two weeks since Cleo disappeared from her family's tent at the vast Blowholes campsite on WA's northwest coast.

Investigators believe she was abducted in the early hours of October 16, having last been seen around 1.30am, but are yet to identify any suspects.

With AAP

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