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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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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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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Spoilt for choice in southern Western Australia


After our quick foray into the outback, it wasn’t long before we were en route back to the coast. As much as we love the bush, there is something to be said about sitting on the coast, enjoying the cooling breeze as you watch the sun sink slowly over the horizon, signalling the end of another day in paradise. We …

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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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