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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Second mini lap leg around Australia


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


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


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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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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Solid circuit start at Stanthorpe

Traditionally, our summer holidays are either spent basking by a beach or in the boat chasing spotted mackerel and a feed of crabs. This year, we decided to try something a little different and headed west – destination Stanthorpe. With windy weather forecasted, the boat wasn’t going to get too much use and a trip to Foxbar Falls, just out …

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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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Dometic compact camping tents


Dometic introduces its new compact camping tent range in the APAC market, targeting 2022-23 outdoor season in the region. The new range features global design and compact sizes to fit into the back of a passenger car. The range includes a Redux recycled material model and the Pico size tent that can be carried as a backpack. With the new …

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