Exploring western Eyre Peninsula


With the sun shining, we continued our adventures north along the west coast of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. This part of the country is very beautiful, with little beach camps splattered along the coastline. Ideally, it would have been good to have a few weeks or even a month to explore these places, to immerse in the locals’ …

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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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Adventures around Eyre Peninsula

After our short escape to Kangaroo Island, we were back on the mainland and following the South Australian coastline north. When travelling, there is one thing that dramatically impacts on your experiences – the weather. And unfortunately, you have zero control over it. Heading to places when it’s cold and windy can be a little disappointing, especially if you have …

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Murray Bridge to Mount Gambier


After being on Yorke Peninsula for a few days, it was time to move on. We would have loved to have stay longer but because of the school holidays, we were time-poor, so maybe next time. When everyone was up, we packed the van and headed off. It was a big day of driving.   We bypassed Adelaide and ended …

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Broome and beyond


It came time to leave the rugged Pilbara, with its impressive rocky desert landscapes, stunning coastlines and generally fabulous roads.  broome Our first stop was at Barn Hill Beachside Station, 132km south of Broome and only 9km west of the Great Northern Hwy. And it did not disappoint – great campsites above the spectacular coastline, shady trees, abundant wildlife, plenty …

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Exploring Yorke Peninsula


Continuing on with our touring of South Australia tale… After a good shower and good sleep, we left early the next day and for the first time on the trip, we left the van behind. We drove along the gravel South Coast Rd to Marion Bay and found the boat ramp and Marion Bay Jetty. We had a good walk …

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Western Australia adventures

Western Australia

As I mentioned last month, Bremer Bay on the southern coast of Western Australia seriously impressed us with its all-round beauty. Unfortunately, we had to move on after a few days – there were still many more miles to cover and places to explore. Now, on to the southwest of the state! This magazine is about both the bush and …

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Eyre Peninsula and beyond – The Gap Lap Part 1

gap lap

Well, I didn’t get much fishing on the magnificent Cape York in last year because my wife Shelley and I did what we called a ‘gap lap’ around this fabulous country. So named as, for the most part, we travelled straight through Queensland and NSW – having already toured fairly widely thereabouts – to South Australia. As well, we wanted …

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Tin Can Bay Tourist Park

Tin Can Bay

If you feel like escaping the hustle and bustle of city life and need a break that’s laid back and won’t break the budget, I think I may have found the perfect place! Only a four-hour drive from the Gold Coast – or about three hours from Brisbane – is the beautiful Tin Can Bay. This area is well known …

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Trip to Cape York

cape york

Hello, here’s part two of mine and Eddy Bloomfield’s fishing trip up at Cape York. With the camp set up, I started prepping the 5m tinnie to go fishing – unstrapping the two 1.5 tonne truck straps that hold it to the trailer. This is where I reckon many people go wrong – they don’t use straps that are good …

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