This blog is about two older Australians (well one is a kiwi who now considers himself half and half) who wanted to document their big trek around Aussie for relatives to follow our progress and help others who are planning a similar trip. We left on 31st January 2015 and got back home after around 16 months. We had an amazing time exploring this huge and fascinating country.

Join us as we both write about our experiences, review caravan parks, free camping sites, towns, events and the equipment and accessories we use in our van and tow vehicle. You can also view some of the hundreds of photos we took and this might help inspire you.

We have since downsized to a cute little ’94 Viscount poptop which we have extensively renovated and upgraded for free camping so we can have more adventures a little closer to home. There are plenty of magical places yet to see and we plan on seeing as many as we can and sharing our experiences with you.

Andy has recently finished writing an Electrical Guide eBook. It is now available to download and will prove very handy for those who are getting ready to ‘do the big lap’ or just want some information on prepping their caravan or motorhome to get ready to ‘hit the road’.

Recent Posts

  • Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 2

Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 2

  • June 4th, 2021

As promised, here’s the next installment of the eBay diesel heater fitting process, if you haven’t read it already, I suggest you start at part one. Weather and a small DIY accident delayed the job (sliced a finger with the Stanley knife, proceeded to […]

  • Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 1

Caravan Diesel Heater Install – Part 1

  • May 27th, 2021

Our plan is to travel to Tasmania next year and even though it will be in the summer months we expect some chilly days and nights. As we want to free camp as much as possible, a way of staying warm will be essential and a diesel […]

  • Kings 60l fridge revisited

Kings 60l fridge revisited

  • March 31st, 2021

I wrote a post a while back about installing our Kings fridge but at that time we hadn’t tested it out while travelling completely off-grid. We just got back from a two week trip to western NSW where we spent quite a few […]

Lithium vs AGM Batteries – which is best?

  • August 16th, 2020

Lithium vs AGM BatteriesThis would be the most often asked question on camping groups and pages and the answers given by commenters range from sensible to downright uninformed and silly.

So I feel it’s a good time to provide intelligent information – especially as Spring is approaching and many are getting ready to install or upgrade their batteries. […]

Caravan & Motorhome toilets

  • August 1st, 2020

Let’s talk about the topic we don’t like to discuss but we all need when travelling – the loo.

When free camping or staying somewhere that has no public toilets, this essential facility is as important as the […]

How to monitor your battery systems

  • July 2nd, 2020

What to use to monitor batteries?Most modern caravans and campers have some kind of monitoring meters installed from new, but for older models, 4x4s and those installing new systems often want to be able to check how their batteries […]

Doing it Yourself – It’s Easier than you Think

  • June 22nd, 2020

I’m sure many of you are saying, ‘sure easy for you with your experience’, but honestly you would be surprised how simple it can be to install your own DC electrical gear in your van, 4X4 or camper. If you […]

Victron Blue Smart Charger review

  • June 18th, 2020

Victron Blue Smart Charger reviewThese are difficult times and most of us aren’t using our vehicles nearly as much as we used to. It’s easy to forget about the batteries – both the starting kind and our ‘house’ batteries that […]

Kings 60l Fridge Review and install

  • June 16th, 2020

Kings 60l fridge reviewFinally got around to writing about the latest additions and updates on our tow vehicle, a 2010 NT Pajero. After we sold our big van and bought a poptop (as a do-up that we had thought about […]

The Electrical Guide is Here!

  • May 11th, 2020

Here is a list of chapters in the guide and the beginning text of each. Most chapters also have a ‘Going Deeper’ section below with more technical details and information. […]