Outdoors

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

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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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Gearing up to travel Oz

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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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Mini lap adventures continue

Australia

After spending a little more time in Victoria than we’d originally planned, we needed to adjust our travels slightly in South Australia. The reasoning behind this was that we didn’t want to cut short our time in Western Australia, as it’s the farthest away and the biggest state. Another reason was that the weather had been less than favourable while …

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Broome and beyond

Broome

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

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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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Second mini lap leg around Australia

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Our initial plans for the mini lap trip were to head to South Australia and follow the coastline west. However, as we had no fixed bookings apart from Lucky Bay near Esperance and around Ningaloo and Exmouth, we had the ability to change tack on the fly. As we soon found out, there was also a downside to not booking …

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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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First mini lap leg around Australia

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After postponing our six-month lap in June last year, due to the Western Australian border being closed, we were excited to be heading off in January this year. Obviously, all our plans and bookings had been either cancelled or changed, but that didn’t matter as we had decided to head clockwise for this trip. Another thing that was different on …

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Quick trip to Cooktown

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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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