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 – and writing about – as we can.
Andy is in the process of writing some eBooks which will be available here soon 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’.
Some modern battery chargers, like the Victron Blue series which I fitted to charge the caravan battery from the mains, have […]
We live on the south coast of NSW and, like most coastal areas there are not very many free camps to be found. This one has […]
It’s a good idea to use as many 12 volt appliances when travelling as you can, especially when free camping because it means you don’t need […]
Leaving Cooma, we bypassed Canberra on the outskirts and headed for the Central Tablelands. After a long days driving on the interesting […]
The beautiful autumn weather continued as we arrived at Tumut and found the amazing free camp at Blowering Dam. We decided […]
We were looking forward to arriving in Dubbo as we had heard that the Western Plains Zoo was a must-do visit. We stayed at the […]
Leaving Echuca we headed straight west through the interesting Victorian towns of Boort, with it’s delightful sculptures […]
From Mungo NP we travelled back to Mildura and then eastward toward Echuca, stopping the night beside the Murray River […]
On our way back to the river region we passed through Orrorroo, a small town with some interesting features including a […]
Heading northward we first stopped at Woomera established specifically for […]
Northwards in the centre of the Eyre Peninsula we found a great free camp at Minnipa which was close enough to the Gawler Ranges […]
Arriving in South Australia our first stop was a beautiful camp spot at Perlubie Beach, at the north end of Streaky Bay. Streaky Bay is very […]