Category Archives: Caravanning

Fonty’s, Fruits, Truffles & more

We are now staying at Fonty’s Pool just out of Manjimup, a significant fruit growing region of Western Australia. Everywhere we drive orchards can be seen growing apples, pears, stone fruits, cherries and berries. The area around Manjimup and Pemberton … Continue reading

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Albany Highlights

We have been visiting Albany for a few days and are surprised at how much it has changed since our last visit about 10 years ago. From a tourists point of view it has changed for the better – with … Continue reading

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The Granite Skywalk

The Granite Skywalk in the Porongurup National Park, north of Albany, proved to be a pretty tough walk today. Although only 570 metres in elevation the walk is not for the faint hearted. The 2.2km walk is uphill all the … Continue reading

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Bremer Bay

We are in Bremer Bay and I decided to go on a wildflower tour out at Tozer’s Bush Camp, a 700 acre property of natural beauty. Wildflowers are one thing we always have a “stop the car” moment for. While … Continue reading

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Lake Towerrinning

It has been a while since our last caravan trip (actually it was over to Melbourne for the Footy Grand Final at the end of September in 2015) so we were very pleased to be on the road again. Although … Continue reading

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The Great Ocean Road

After a few days in Melbourne we are now slowly making our way home. The trip over from Perth to Melbourne was pretty rushed; 3,423 km in four and a half days towing the caravan – the trip home will … Continue reading

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AFL Footy Fever in Melbourne

Melbourne is awash with Eagles blue & yellow and Hawks brown & gold colours being worn with pride by their supports. In Friday’s grand final parade our nephew, Jamie Cripps, was enjoying the moment as a West Coast Eagles player. … Continue reading

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Bryah Station

We finally get to visit Bryah Station. This map of Western Australia shows its location. Dane’s family sold Bryah many years ago and unfortunately in recent times, with no one living at the station, the homestead has fallen into disrepair. … Continue reading

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Exploring the Murchison

After meeeting up with our brother-in-law Dane we began exploring the area between the Murchison and Gascoyne rivers. We set up camp on a little ridge overlooking the plains. Dane prefers sleeping outdoors in his swag…with Fenton (the dog) nearby. … Continue reading

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Heading North

We have just returned from 10 days camping north of Meekatharra between the Gascoyne and Murchison rivers. Our brother-in-law, Dane, grew up on Bryah Station and we decided to take a short holiday to visit the area with him. Departing … Continue reading

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Historical York

On our recent caravan trip the only town we stayed overnight in was York – the oldest inland town in WA. Founded in 1831 on the banks of the Avon River, York has some lovely old buildings, many still in … Continue reading

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So much to see!

We next travelled to Kokerbin Rock to see Australia’s third largest monolith, after Uluru and Mt Wudinna in South Australia. Mount Augustus, also in WA, is twice the size of Uluru, stands at 858 metres, is 8 km long, but … Continue reading

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Caravanning Again

Our first few days we have spent at Congelin Campground, a bush camp about 20 km from Williams. Tracks and walking trails take you through the Dryandra Woodlands where white barked wandoo, powder barked wandoo and sheoak are home to … Continue reading

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Back to WA

We are now back in Western Australia and thankfully it has been a trouble free trip. We have done 14,500 km and both the Navara and caravan have been great, even on the very poor quality NSW roads. We were … Continue reading

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Spear Creek

Having left Broken Hill we travelled back into South Australia to Spear Creek Caravan Park – a tourist park on a sheep station in the Flinders Ranges in the upper Spencer Gulf. The station, a 7,000 hectare property running about … Continue reading

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The Long Paddock and other things!

Travelling around we have seen the ‘long paddock’ being put to good use. The long paddock is traditionally a designated Travelling Stock Route for drovers to feed their stock as they move them from one region to another as the … Continue reading

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Orange – colourful and green!

Orange, also known as the Colour City, was in full bloom when we visited. The city sits at an elevation of 865m and has cold winters making it ideal for apple, pear, cherry orchards and grape vines for cold climate … Continue reading

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Petrol Heads Delight!

I have taken over from Kerry for this blog. A bonanza for a petrol head like me – two motor shows in two days. We just happened to stay over an extra day in Mudgee and, by chance, found there … Continue reading

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Happy Days in Mudgee

The historic town of Mudgee is situated on the Cudgegong River and only about three hours from Sydney. Many of the beautiful old public buildings date back to the 1850’s and although a little dry in the area the gardens … Continue reading

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Imagine my surprise!

We recently stopped to use the public conveniences, which I must say, were pretty good compared to some we have used along the way. Imagine my surprise when I stood up, flushed, looked down and then saw these little eyes … Continue reading

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