Birdsville or Bust

When Shaye Fischer and her family of four decided to take a 6000km trip to Birdsville – between Stuart’s Stony Desert, the Simpson Desert and Channel Country – they never imagined the adventure they’d...

Ultimate Glamping

I realise that Arab oil sheiks and US presidents have a Boeing 737 or similar to fly around the world, but I never in my wildest dreams expected to be flying one myself, in...

Mary River National Park Guide

All of us know about Kakadu National Park; its reputation for superb rock art, stupendous escarpments and breathtaking wetlands is well deserved. Many who approach Kakadu from Darwin speed past signs pointing the way...

Tour: Walkamin Central Van Park

My late wife, Vi, and I called in to the newly opened Walkamin Central Caravan Park in 2006 – a year after it was opened. We intended staying for just a couple of nights...

Alice Springs Touring Guide

Many people stop in Alice Springs for two or three nights after coming off the Mereenie Loop, the Finke Road or, of course, the Stuart. It is an essential place to stock up on...

Quick Guide: The Great Central Road

The Great Central Road is more than Australia’s longest shortcut. This mostly unsealed road is 1126km long and connects Yulara, NT, to Laverton, WA.Permits are required to travel on this road and to view...

Budget and Free Camps

If you are heading north to escape the southern chill this winter, here are some free and cheap camps from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast to Townsville. Let’s start at Caboolture. CABOOLTURE SHOWGROUNDS This is a cheap and...
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Three Cheers For Chiltern

I know that feeling. You’ve heaped a sizeable chunk of your hard-earned cash onto an RV, you’ve got all the gear, you’ve poured over the road atlas, the dog is in the carport sitting...

Golden Beach Shines

Golden Beach is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hamlet on Victoria’s pristine Ninety Mile Beach. It’s the sort of place where you could park the caravan and do absolutely nothing. And therein lies the true beauty of...

Outback Tracks

Three tracks, three pubs, three time zones, three weeks, three kids, three dogs, two states and a territory. Could it be done? You bet it could.Our plan was to travel travel from Lyndhurst to...