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...
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...
Travelling Australia

Travelling Australia: Then and Now

Australia has bewitched us for over 40 years. We arrived in 1977 as young immigrants from the United States, Steve as a teacher and I as his accomplice. It wasn’t long before school holidays...

Caravanning Coffs Harbour

  Coffs Harbour grew its economy off the trunk of the banana tree. Plantations, tourists traps and gimmicks, each centring on that long, yellow fruit, are synonymous with this mid-north coast holiday haven. But Coffs...
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...

Explore the Great Sandy Strait

  Do you sometimes yearn for the Australia of yesteryear, before everything went so terribly trendy and so very up-market? Remember those laid-back, funky Queensland destinations where you could drink a stubby in Stubbies and...
rock art

Adventures in Rock Art

One of the great delights of travelling in Australia is that you never run out of adventures. A single encounter can turn into a passion, as Aboriginal rock art did for us when we...

Kangaroo Island Camping: Essential Travel Guide

We recently returned from a glorious trip to South Australia’s Kangaroo Island, and to our delight, little had changed in the 17 years since we had been there last. The island is ideally suited...

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...

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...