Category Archives: Caravanning

Kununurra

We are finally getting some relief from the unseasonally hot spell up here in the Kimberley’s. It is starting to cool off and we are certainly appreciating the change; especially the overnight temperatures. Apparently, Kununurra is the newest town in … Continue reading

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We have arrived at Lake Argyle

The trip from Katherine to Lake Argyle is very scenic, especially at Victoria River. The red rocky cliffs make for a dramatic change after the flat plains. We stayed the night at Timber Creek in the company of some smallish … Continue reading

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Highlights of Katherine

Although the temperature is hot, 37 deg with a bit of humidity, the blessing is that there are no flies. You can open your mouth without fear of a fly or two going in! We took a cruise on the … Continue reading

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From Alice to Mataranka

One of our greatest challenges has been the change in weather. In Alice Springs the temperature was about 15 deg during the day with a very cold wind and 0 deg overnight and two days later we are in Mataranka … Continue reading

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Alice Springs & the West MacDonnell Ranges

We have arrived in Alice Springs during one of the busiest weeks on their calendar. Every caravan park is booked out. We wanted to stay for 4 nights and so have had to spread our stay between 3 caravan parks. … Continue reading

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Kings Canyon

Our next stop is at Kings Canyon in the Watarrka National Park about 300 km from Uluru. Fortunately the roads are all bitumen and in good condition. The cold wind is still blowing. The skies are bright blue. The redish … Continue reading

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Uluru & Kata Tjuta

Yalara is made up of approx 1,000 permanent residents; of which about 300 are indigenous who live in a small community on the edge of Uluru and the rest are employees of Ayers Rock Resort and it’s servicing businesses. During … Continue reading

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Lake Eyre

Today we joined the WrightsAir scenic flight from Coober Pedy over to Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre and on to Anna Creek Painted Hills. It was spectacular to see from the air but unfortunately the photos don’t do it justice. … Continue reading

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The road to Coober Pedy

From Adelaide we travel back to Port Augusta and turn north. After following the west side of the Flinders Ranges for a while we then get to treeless plains. At our overnight free camp we are treated to a lovely … Continue reading

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Thank goodness he was right for the footy?

Since leaving home Jim has succumbed to the flue and been pretty crook along the way. ¬†We visited the doctors in Gawler and he is now on antibiotics to help with the chest infection (bordering on phenomena – so the … Continue reading

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Crossing the Nullarbor

Leaving Perth we start our necessary trek across the country. Whilst I have heard several folk whinge about the trip we actually find it a relaxing way to start our holiday. We chat about all the adventures ahead and reminisce … Continue reading

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A few days away in the Caravan

The main reason for the trip was to visit Albany to see the ‘Field of Light: Avenue of Honour’ honouring 100 years since the Great War on display at Mount Clarence. Albany was the port which carried 41,000 ANZAC troops … Continue reading

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Dardanup – what a surprise!

Dardanup is just up the road (only 95 km away) and yet we never stop to have a look around. It is close to Bunbury, which we pass through every time we go to Perth, but it’s just one of … Continue reading

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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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