outback station

Essential Outback Station Stay

A few years ago – July 2011 to be exact – I was travelling up the west coast of Australia with my daughter, Jackie, and her partner and if we hadn’t met Dan the...
Trangie

Review: Trangie Caravan Park

On the way to the outback… that’s the claim of Trangie Caravan Park, and it’s quite true. I was on the way to Brewarrina in north-west New South Wales when I spotted that I...
Cairns

Cairns: Top 10 Attractions

Cairns is one of those destinations where it is easy to come for a week and stay for a month. Indeed, many caravanners migrate there for the entire winter, and while visiting it would...

‘Secret’ Bush Camp: Bear Gully

  I’m going to let you in on a little secret. In southern Victoria, not far from Wilsons Promontory, is a campsite called Bear Gully. It’s said that Bear Gully in Cape Liptrap Coastal Park is...
Carnarvon Gorge

Carnarvon Gorge Travel Guide

Several decades ago, Steve and I visited beautiful Carnarvon National Park in Central Queensland. We stayed at Carnarvon Gorge Wilderness Resort, and in the gift shop we spotted a beautiful coffee table book called...

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...
Lake Ballard

The Lake Ballard Beings

Could it be that in 2003 a party of 51 extra-terrestrial beings landed on the remote saltbed of Lake Ballard, and indeed were turned to black pillars of salt as punishment for some biblical...

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...
Mt Buller

Off Season: Mt Buller Touring

You’ve settled into the year, you’re working, your kids have been sick of school from day two, your wife is going insane and the dog has just eaten something it threw up five minutes...
Savannah Way

Savannah Way Road Trip

Like many people who travel around Australia as often and for as long as possible, we started with a tent and ended up with a caravan. Of everything in between, our Jayco Swan Outback...