Best of Western Australia


I totally understand how families can spend one, two or even more years travelling around our awesome country. camp It is not for everyone, yet if it’s something you’d like to do and you can make it work, I encourage all to do it – you won’t be disappointed. My main regret was not going for longer, though we do …

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Preparation and planning for a peninsula trip


Well, what a doozy of a summer we’re having! trip Cyclones, tropical lows and some of the most intense and widespread thunderstorms on record. Plus, of course, the cracking heat and humidity. Overall, this is definitely one of the wildest seasons I’ve seen. Apparently as a result of sea surface temperatures being considerably above normal around eastern Australia – even …

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Upgraded Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series


Toyota Australia has announced pricing and specification for the upgraded LandCruiser 70 Series range, with the venerable workhorse arriving in Australian showrooms priced from $75,600 plus on-road costs for the 76 Series WorkMate wagon. Along with enhancements to exterior styling, comfort and convenience features and safety technology, the 70 Series introduces a six-speed automatic transmission for the first time – …

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Creeping up Western Australia’s coastline


We enjoyed a little downtime in Fremantle and Perth. Both were very beautiful and we would have liked to spend more time exploring them – hopefully we’ll get back in the not-too-distant future. Western Australia is a massive state and while we intended to see as much as possible, there was plenty we had to miss on this trip. When …

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Amazing Cape Melville adventures

cape melville

After many months of planning, the time finally arrived for our Cape Melville adventure. boat Eight people, four boats, five vehicles, a hybrid caravan and a trailer filled with gear. Departing Brisbane, we made our way north, only stopping for fuel until we hit Rockhampton, when the big boat’s trailer decided to spit a bearing. We had prepared for this, …

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Simply stunning southern WA


The coastline south of Perth, WA is littered with fantastic places to stay and explore. You could literally spend months checking it all out, and you’re only 3-4 hours from Perth. This is probably why so many people move here or why travellers end up staying for extended periods of time. In fact, there were a few places we fell …

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Cape Melville National Park

Cape Melville

Without doubt, Queensland’s lesser-known Cape Melville National Park is one of Australia’s most remarkable coastal destinations for adventurous and self-reliant campers. Tucked away in a remote far-flung corner of eastern Cape York, the park’s rugged and diverse landscapes stretch 70km from the Jeannie River northwards to the glistening waters of Bathurst Bay. The eastern section of Bathurst Bay offers wonderful …

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Managing fuel usage when towing

One of the biggest expenses on an extended trip is fuel – in my case diesel. Managing diesel usage can a make a massive difference in dollars spent or saved. Our tow vehicle was a 2018 V8 twin turbo diesel Toyota LandCruiser and we were towing a 22’6” JB Scorpion Sting caravan, which weighed about 3300-3500kg for most of the …

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Sensational south Western Australia


As much as I love the sunny state of Queensland, our counterpart on the other side of the country also has a special feel to it. Australia Thankfully, our plan of skipping poor weather in South Australia and spending more time in Western Australia turned out to be a smart choice. With my in-laws and stepson with us for a …

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Eco-friendly Bouncee Coolers


In a world constantly on the lookout for innovative and eco-friendly solutions, Australian designers have taken a giant leap forward with the introduction of the amazing Bouncee Coolers – the first-ever light-weight collapsible cooler made, designed and supported right here in Australia. Designed to revolutionise the way we keep food and beverages cold when on the go, Bouncee Coolers are …

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