Matt Potter

Travelling to Broome along WA’s coastline


Since mid-April my family – myself, wife and daughters five and seven-years old – has been travelling Australia. We’ve spent several months making our way north along the Western Australian coastline, which has given me a new appreciation for how big our country is. Following on from my previous article, after several days of exploring the stunning ancient landscapes and …

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Heading north along the Western Australia coastline


My family and I are now three months into our eight-month trip around Australia. We’re currently heading north along the stunning Western Australian coastline, as this is where we wanted to spend most of our time exploring, being the furthest away from our hometown of Bundaberg. With so many sights featuring, I’ll do my best to stay focused on the …

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Exploring Western Australia


My family and I are currently two months into an eight-month caravanning adventure travelling Australia. For the next couple of months, we will be working our way up the Western Australian coastline, checking out a number of coastal camp sites and tourist attractions. I bought a little kayak to throw on the Rhino Rack Pioneer Platform as we passed through …

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Eyre Peninsula to Esperance


At the time of writing this article, we were sitting at a quiet little campground at Quagi Beach in Western Australia – one hour from Esperance. My wife and I are travelling Australia with our two daughters aged five and seven. We certainly live in a spectacular country, and we’ve visited some great places and met some characters along the …

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Gearing up to travel Oz


After heaps of preparation and planning, the time has finally come for my wife Kristy, our two daughters Zahlee and Lyla and I to hit the road. Travel Fair to say, the excitement levels are high as we take leave for eight months to travel Australia towing a 17’ Jayco Starcraft behind our Ford Ranger. Our journey will take us …

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Chasing a feed of mud crabs

mud crabs

I enjoy the whole process of chasing a feed of mud crabs and it’s great fun for the whole family. From motoring up a tiny mangrove-lined creek, the search for likely spots to throw baited pots, the anticipation with the kids of pulling up a big buck, to boiling your catch as you enjoy a well-earned beverage. Both little and …

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Quick trip to Cooktown


Late November and early December bring glassy and extremely humid conditions to far north Queensland. The transition period into the wet season – known as the doldrums – sees the strong southeasterly wind completely drop out. It can be one of the most exciting times to visit Cape York.   Most travellers have headed south to avoid the onset of …

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Reef fish Bundaberg


Recently we have had a couple of small weather windows to head offshore from Bundaberg to chase a few reef species. By putting in the research, time and effort you can be rewarded with some great fish off Bundaberg. Generally, red emperor and a mix of other tasty reefies are the target species, so I’ll usually head out 35NM from …

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Prepping for an off-grid trailer boat adventure


For the outdoor, four-wheel-drive and fishing enthusiast, it doesn’t get much better than setting off-grid to an isolated part of the country with a boat in tow. For me, putting in the miles in both the car and boat to escape the crowds and exploring a new area with a group of equally keen friends is what I look forward …

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Ten tips for extended offshore trips

There is nothing I enjoy more than heading offshore for several days and nights and camping out in the boat – when the weather allows. Ten tips for extended offshore trips Sleeping in a small boat is not everyone’s idea of a good time – many people couldn’t think of anything worse – but it’s certainly something I and many …

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