May 2018 - June 2019
  • Day38

    Day 38

    July 4, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Wow how cold -2 degrees this morning that makes you get up and going early, 20kms into Cooma for breakfast at Macca's, super busy with all the snow goers heading up the mountain. On to the Monaro Hwy to Nimmiitabel and then a right turn direct south to Bombala and then over the Border back into Victoria and through the bends till we get to Cann River for a quick toilet stop. On the Princess Hwy heading west towards home, passed by Orbost and then stopped at the Newmerella rest area for a cuppa, Nowa Nowa and Bruthen the last towns on our trek home before arriving at Bairnsdale and then home at 11:30.
    Think kitty was very happy to see us 🐱💕💕
    What a great trip we had this time, met so many great people and saw so many fantastic and amazing spots, time to start planning the next adventure now. 😃👍🤓We will be saying goodbye to the mighty 200 series cruiser that has served us so well over the last 6 years of our caravanning adventures and saying hello to the new fully decked out dual cab 79 cruiser !!
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  • Day37

    Day 37

    July 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Up early this morning and off to Kenny and Pays truck shop in Dubbo to get the wheel alignment done on the caravan, thanks Russel for a great and fast job to get us on the road by 10 this morning, yep heading south to the cold weather. On the Mitchell Hwy first town was Wellington a lovely place that we have stayed at before, then onto Molong where we turned on to the B81 and headed through Cudal and Canowindra and then onto Cowra for our first fix of junk food for 5 weeks at KFC yum yum 👅. Still on the B81 the Lachlan Valley Way we went through Breakfast Creek and the onto our normal overnight stop at Boorowa, decided to keep on motoring to the Hume Hwy and then onto Canberra as per usual takes a lot of thinking to get onto the bypass, all good punched out the other side and on the lookout for a camp spot, went through Michelago, Bredbo and we stopped at the numeralla free camp at 5:30, good spot tucked off the road with toilets, phone, TV, got the diesel heater on, chicken Kiev and veg for dinner with a couple of drinks, all good 👍Read more

  • Day36

    Day 36

    July 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    We had a cool night and the kitchen has changed at the bowling club and the food was not as good as it was, got away from Lightning Ridge at 8:30 heading south on the Castlereagh Hwy heading to Walgett and then onto Coonamble for a cuppa beside the river and got a great photo of a painted silo. Gilgandra was the next town we passed through and then we stopped just out of Dubbo at a truck stop for lunch, pulled in at the midway caravan park in Dubbo for the night not a bad park and the weather is ok at 17 degrees. Checked out the town centre which is big, pretty much a small city and then we went out to the shopping centre just like a mini Westfield, super busy here much prefer the outback.Read more

  • Day35

    Day 35

    July 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    A little bit noisy last night till the road trains stopped but otherwise all good, on the road by 8 this morning, taking a shortcut from Mitchell to St George good road a small amount of single lane the rest of the 200km was very good. Stopped at St George to top up with fuel and to grab some cold pasties for lunch, and had a cuppa had to find a dry spot had a lot of rain here overnight. Onto the Castlereagh Hwy heading south next stop was Dirranbandi for lunch it rained nearly all the way there and the temperature is only 13 degrees here back to reality after 5 weeks of warm weather, Hebel Gate was next to pass through and then the NSW QLD border, we got into Lightning Ridge about 2 o'clock our stop for the night. Had some good rain here too but a little warmer at 17 degrees, lucky we booked as the van park is full school holidays now so busy everywhere, off to the bowling club on the courtesy bus for drinks and dinner a tradition when we are here 👍Read more

  • Day34

    Day 34

    June 30, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 23 °C

    Well it's time to make our way home now only overnight stops till we get home now, left Barcaldine about 8:30 this morning heading south along the Landsborough Hwy our first town we passed through was Blackall nice town will put on the list for next time we up here, about 50kms down the road we stopped at the Barcoo River for a cuppa, next on the list was Tambo the home of the Tambo Teddys and the famous Fanny May burgers, a bit further down the road was Augathella pulled in for lunch but the power was out everywhere as they were upgrading the lines so we kept on motoring to Clara creek rest area for lunch and Teresa cooked up dinner in the shuttle chef, beef stew 🐮. Kept on truckin in to Morven and then headed east on the Warrego Hwy and passed through Mungallala and then on to Mitchell our stop for the night, staying at the Major Mitchell caravan park, nice park and town we walked into town nothing was open being Saturday, there is a thermal pool and all the shopping you would need for a few days stay here and 4 pubs in town, great weather still 23 degrees at 5 tonight just chilling having a drink 🥃 tea is already cooked in the shuttle chef happy days thanks Teresa 😊🍻Read more

  • Day33

    Day 33

    June 29, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Probably our last day of hot weather today here at Barcaldine, a magic 27 degrees, went for a walk this morning around some of the back streets, pretty tidy town with some nice old Queenslander homes. Checked out the Australian heritage workers museum, a big display with lots of history on all things that helped make a Australia the way it is today, did some shopping and picked up some plants to bring home. Walked along the Main Street past all the pubs 6 in total, the big windmill, some sculptures made from barb wire and the good old tree of knowledge which every time we have stopped does not seem to make us any smarter. Filled in the avo by driving out to Lloyd Jones Weir camping area, not very inviting lots of caravans camped on dirt, toilets, dump point and bins can see why they stay there for extended time. Another 15 minutes south towards blackall you turn off to Lara wetlands station camp about 13 kms of sandy road, looks like a great place to stay will put it on the list for next time. Happy hour at the van and beef schnitzel and veg for dinner 🍻👍🥃Read more

  • Day32

    Day 32

    June 28, 2018 in Australia

    Nice and quiet overnight at Muttaburra great for sleeping, moving again today a little bit further south, 150kms of bitumen pretty good Road half of it is single lane, stopped in at Aramac for a look on the way through a small town probably a bit bigger than Muttaburra. Got into Barcaldine tourist park and was met by Geoff the owner who farms cattle as well, very interesting to chat too, about 1 km out of town so we drove into town and had lunch at the commercial hotel, big chicken Parma was real good, needed to walk of lunch so we wandered up and down the street checking out the shops. A small tea tonight after our big lunch and a few drinks, just enjoying the great weather.Read more

  • Day31

    Day 31

    June 27, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Off to an early start this morning about 200kms of dirt to do heading for Muttaburra, the road was pretty good overall mostly single lane ran into the road crews part way down got a bit messy where they had been watering the track. Stopped for a cuppa about 1/2 halfway not much out here pretty hard country lots of stone, got into Muttaburra about 11:30 averaged about 80km/h, staying at the council van park nice and clean and pretty busy. Went on the tourist drive this arvo out to the old and current cemetery, the old hospital, the union camp for the striking shearers in the 1890's, the union hole where they got the water out of by horse and dray, the Muttaburrasaurus dinosaur display centre and the Broadwater hole on the Thomson river, swimming and camp spots. Neat little town with a pub, shop and post office/info centre 👍Read more

  • Day30

    Day 30

    June 26, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Out of bed early this morning and said our goodbyes to Julia Creek, on the road east at 8:15 heading for Hughenden all bitumen pretty lumpy and bumpy in some sections but overall good, had a quick look at Richmond on the way through a nice spot to put on the list for another trip. Got into Hughenden setup and then headed down the street for lunch and look at the shops, had a pie from the bakery just average, went to the info centre and checked out the museum very interesting full of dinosaur history. Drove out to Mount Walker about 10 kms south of town, you can drive right to the top for 360 degree views as far as you can see, nice van park but just on overnight stop.Read more

  • Day29

    Day 29

    June 25, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Day 3 here at Julia Creek, great spot to rest and chill out, walked down to the Main Street on the morning and had a look in the shops, found some nice timber products but just a bit too big for us to bring home, Teresa picked up a couple of cookbooks from the newsagents in stead. Spent the day doing a few jobs on the van and car, back down the street in the car to pick up beer the super important job as Iron Jack beer is hard to get up here in the far north got the last slab 😁👍 school holidays have started and the park is full again tonight, happy hour time now 🍻 cheers !Read more