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  • Day284

    Blackdown Tableland National Park

    June 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We are back!

    This is the first post since Tassie. From TAS we've driven all the way up to the northern part of Queensland (which is where we left off before Tassie).

    This is a hidden gem lost in the middle of Queensland. This National Park is mainly made of Sandstone which makes the rivers sandy with crystal clear waters and amazing rock pools. Swimming was compulsory!Read more

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  • Day210

    Tasmania

    April 6 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    TASMANIA WE LOVE YOU.

    We spent 4 months exploring Tasmania and would have stayed longer if the Van was equipped for the Tasmanian winter.

    We explored every corner and there was never a dull moment. From beautiful sunny days to 60klm winds that felt like they would blow the van away, we experienced the lot.

    Some of the highlights

    Mona Museum
    Walls of Jerusalem multi day hike
    Great Lakes Trout Fishing
    Gordon Damn
    Three Capes Multi day Hike
    Macquarie Harbour/ Strahan
    Bay of Fires
    Water House Conservation Area
    Wine Glass Bay
    Coles Beach/ Bicheno

    No matter where you go in Tasmania it is beautiful. There is such a variety in the landscape and terrain. If you love nature and the outdoors you will LOVE it. There is a real peacefulness and freedom that Tasmania has to offer, as well as amazing produce, wine and people. Highly highly recommend
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  • Day101

    The Apple Isle

    December 18, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    We had a quick run through Victoria, stopping in to see our lovely friends Ajay and Hannah. But only for one night, as we had a ferry to catch! Finally we were heading to Tassie, which we had been looking forward to. The Ferry journey was easy and stress free.
    We got to Tassie, past through COVID-19 temperature checks and questions and off we went into the bush. We chose a remote spot on the map Waterhouse Conservation Reserve, that was all free camping and absolutely beautiful. ( for those who like to be in the middle of no where and on the beach :) ) we spent 2/3 nights at our camp spot, as we really enjoyed it. We had our first Swim in Tassies cold waters, had an unsuccessful fish and worked on some bush crafting. We had an encounter with a tiger snake slithered up to our car, and parked himself in the tree and watched over us for the rest of our stay.
    10/10 our first free camping spot in wild of Tasmania :)
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  • Day96

    Mallacoota

    December 13, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Mallacoota was a small town, quite remote that we had picked out when looking at the map, it seemed like a nice spot that was off the beaten track to go stay and get away from the crowds.
    On our way to Mallacoota and all down the south coast from Eden (NSW) to Gippsland (VIC) all the bush land had been burnt by the 2019/2020 bushfires. It was very eye opening to see the devastation of those bushfires, and it was heartbreaking to think about how many animals would have perished. It was also difficult to see people’s homes destroyed.
    The regrowth of native plant however was impressive, with much of the forest being covered in new growth, which after talking to a local was amazing to see, and slowly she had been noticing all the birds and wildlife reappearing.

    Mallacoota had many lovely free campsites available and ON THE BEACH too!! We had a fabulous time there, running on the beach, doing bush crafts and fishing! We caught too big fish while we were staying there, one salmon and our first tailor - on the small rod too!!
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  • Day95

    Prawns Prawns - Huskisson

    December 12, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 19 °C

    Had a sneaky little trip to Huskisson which was definitely a detour but well worth it to see Abby Marco Charlotte and John for the weekend. Had a busy weekend full of great food, bush walks, runs on the beach, pub lunch and PRAWN FISHING. Was fabulous.
    We spent 2 nights prawn fishing, Marco and Abby had the full gear ready for prawn fishing with Waders, prawn lights, nets.. we went in with our wetsuits and head torches ! But still had great success. We took enough home for a nice dinner and about a kilo for Christmas too!!
    Was lovely to spend time with them all :)
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  • Day93

    Gold Diggers

    December 10, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Met up our friends, ex COVID house mates and now travel buddies to dig for gold and spend several ours engaged in bush crafts. Jess, Vico and Kitta had settled in a lovely free camping spot by the river near Sofala.
    Vico taught us how to pan for gold, and gifted us his very own gold pan, that he had found many golden speckles with. Hopefully we have the same luck and find our fortune in gold one day.
    We also engaged in bush craft, making Christmas presents, bows and other nicknacks with the materials lying around the camp site!

    We then packed up and moved towards Hillend, another small historic town famous for gold, this camp site was not flash, with dirty water (dead🧭 fish and horse poo everywhere) so spent some quality time together cooking, drinking and playing games. However the fun is always in the journey. On our way there robin decided to put his 4WD hat on, and went head on into a big deep pile of mud. Getting the car completely bogged with all four wheels under mud. After 2 hours of digging, Jess came to the rescue by spotting some fellow travellers, and bellowed out for them to come help PLEASE!! With a winch and a sigh of relief, the beautiful strangers saved the day!!

    Next stop in our journey was place called Wyangala Water. A lovely spot near a lake, we continued with our bushcraft and fun times over beers - however the wind got the best of us in the end and we snuggled up warm in the Delica, while Jess and vico fought the elements in the tent!

    Was a fantastic few days, can’t wait to meet up again in TAS for some more adventures in the bush :)
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  • Day86

    Myall Lake / Seal Rocks

    December 3, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 20 °C

    We detoured throught the famous Seal Rocks (no pics sorry) where some 29 boats sunk. And did the short walk to the lighthouse.

    We camped at Neranie Campground, overlooking lake Myall, which is a sandy lake with crystal clear mostly fresh water. Great spot!

    Went for a run/walk on top of the hill by an old cemetery.
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  • Day84

    Wooli

    December 1, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    A 40min detour from the highway lead us to the lovely little holiday town of Wooli. Where a long thin strip of land divides the river from the sea. We spent the night free camping not far from the river mouth, spot chosen by Lara, called the "the little hiddy hole" with ultimate river front view!
    We generally leave by 6am, but stayed at that spot for our morning routine and got approached by the ranger at around 9am. He very kindly asked us to move on due to locals complaining at the influx of campers and they are shitting in the bush.

    We did the coastal walk around Diggers Camp, Robin did some kitesurfing as the wind was chokky blocky!
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  • Day80

    Mount Warning

    November 27, 2020 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Apologies to our dear followers for missing a few footprints due to lack of pictures (having too much fun)!

    We are now on our way down to Tasmania (We are taking the ferry from Melbourne).

    We've been waiting on the Mount Warning track to open while we were in Byron Bay. And were hoping that it would be open by now but still isn't... So we decided to do it anyway!

    We camped overnight at the base of the mountain and woke up at 3am to see the sunrise from the top.

    Many challenges :
    -We had to walk an extra 45min due to the track being closed.
    -Lara had some blood sugar issues.
    -Walking at night, watching for snakes (saw 1) and spiders (saw plenty and were covered in spider webs)

    We pushed throught and made it to the top 45min after sunrise, but what a view! 360° view of the Border Ranges in the west, Nightcap in the south, tweed river in the north and the coast in the east. And what a treat to be the only ones on top of the mountain!

    We got caught by the ranger on our way down, but luckily enough he did not charge us! 🤐
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