Exploring Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Heading west from the Stuart Highway along the Lasseter Highway we turned off to visit Kings Canyon. Along the road we were stopped by a huge black wedge tailed eagle having its breakfast of kangaroo road kill. A new […]

Australia’s Red Centre Excitement!

We finished our trip through Queensland and have travelled and seen a lot of the state since heading toward Birdsville at the end of February. Our introduction to the Northern Territory was the 130km/h road speed sign as we crossed the border. […]

Adventures in the Gulf Country

This is our final blog post from Queensland. We head for the Northern Territory next and we back tracked towards Normanton turning off at the Burke & Wills roadhouse (where we free camped opposite the dusty campground – cheeky) to go […]

Cooktown to the Gulf

Internet has been a little patchy lately but now we have arrived at Mt Isa, we are back to ‘civilisation’ so we can continue the blog,
Our day visit to historic Cooktown was very […]

Our Cape York Adventure

Leaving our caravan safely tucked behind the Laura Road House, we headed northwards and made our way up the Cape. We had been told that the road had been recently graded as far as Bramwell Station and were pleasantly surprised at how good most of the mainly dirt road was – up to Bramwell. […]

Far North Queensland at Last!

After leaving Bowen, we headed up the coast towards Townsville and stayed at some great spots on the Cassowary Coast, including Balgal Beach and Mission Beach. On Mother’s Day we visited Ingham for lunch at the original ‘Pub with no Beer’ made famous in the Slim Dusty song (the original 45 recording is below).
We had […]

Getting ready for the Top End

We left the van in Bowen to go on a shakedown trip for a few days to stay in the tent and sort out what to take when we explore Cape York Peninsula in a few weeks. Heading south on the coast, we first spent two nights at Carmilla Beach, a great free camp spot around […]

Loving the Capricorn Coast

Early April found us heading for the Queensland east coast from Charters Towers. We headed toward Townsville, but bypassed it for now (we’ll be back in May) and meandered down the coast road through Ayr and Home Hill and have made Rose Bay Caravan Park at Bowen our base to explore this beautiful region.
Bowen […]