May - June 2017
  • Day1

    Day 1

    May 31, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 9 °C

    Left home at 8:30, said our goodbyes to everyone and then yippee first day of our unmapped and unplanned road trip, we are heading to Melbourne and out the ring Road, stopped for lunch at Macca's at 12:30, headed out of the city on the freeway to Ballarat then up the B220 to Lexton and then we arrived Avoca at 2:30 for our overnight stop.
    Weather very chilly only 11 degrees ,nice van park with good amenities, we took a walk down to the town centre and had a look around, small country town shops.
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  • Day2

    Day 2

    June 1, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Left Avoca at 9.30 am very chillie heading for Mildura, we continued on the B220 to St Arnaud, Donald, Litchfield, birchip, Ouyen and arrived at Mildura about 3pm, set up havin a cuppa then off down town to have a little bo peep. Caravan park is right on the Murray river, good amenities and nice shady sites which would great in the hotter weather but not so good when it is frosty in the morning.Read more

  • Day3

    Day 3

    June 2, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Got up this morning to a slight frost very chilly, as we have no plan we decided to have a lazy day in Mildura did some shopping, very good shopping lots to look at in town and stocked up on supplies as we are going to head off in to the outback where the shopping is very limited. Lots in the van park, most of them stopping here for a bit and then doing the grey nomad exodus to the top end. Lots of paddle steamers up and down the river, would be a very busy place in the summer months.Read more

  • Day4

    Day 4

    June 3, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Left Mildura at 9:30, stopped at Wentworth for fresh bread and then headed up the high darling Road to Pooncarie, then stopped for lunch up the road at Murley Cooley Point on the Darling river, was going to stop here overnight, but there was an engine driven pump running and lots of bindis so we decided to move on and arrived at the Menindee lakes at 3:30.
    Set up on the banks of lake Pamamaroo, the weather is fantastic and so is the scenery, first night free camp, got the Oz pig out enjoying the sunset.
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  • Day5

    Day 5

    June 4, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Chilled out for the day on the banks of the Menindee lakes, what a great spot to spend a couple of days, very peaceful and not overcrowded, took a walk up to the spill way in the morning which was about 1 km from our camp, there is a toilet block located down there and lots of great spots to camp along the walk.
    Teresa spent the avo playing solitaire and cooking tea and I took the rc trophy truck for a spin in the sand,
    Magic weather anyways it's beer o'clock now, cheers !! And another great sunset over the water.
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  • Day6

    Day 6

    June 5, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Left Menindee lakes at 8:30 and headed for Broken hill, got in at 10:30 and stocked up supplies and fuel.
    Off to Tibooburra via packsaddle roadhouse, stopped here for lunch in the van and went over to the roadhouse for an ice cream. Got into Tibooburra about 3 very busy at the van park, and the flying doctor charity outback bash was in town for the night. There is only about 60 kms of gravel road and rest from Broken hill to Tibooburra will be sealed in the next couple of years.Read more

  • Day7

    Day 7

    June 6, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌬 16 °C

    Hanging out here for the day, caught up the washing and gave the car and van the once over before we head further into the outback.
    Took a walk down town, has been a lot of work to the pubs and buildings in general town area since we were here last everything looks good, very neat and tidy.
    There are 2 pubs in town we went to the Tibooburra Hotel for drinks and dinner, had a chat to a few of the guys driving in the flying doc bash and dinner with a couple who are broadacre grain growers from Forbes, meal was great a good night overall.Read more

  • Day8

    Day 8

    June 7, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Left Tibooburra at 9am up the silver city highway to noccundra, arrived at 1 and setup camp on the banks of the Wilson river. The pub is just across the road 200mt's and it has public toilets and a $1 donation to use the shower. The road was all dirt with lots of stone, very hard on everything, stopped at the warri gate at the qld border and deflated the tyres.
    Off to the pub for tea and a few drinks tonight, no mobile reception here, pulled up a seat at the bar with a few grey nomads chatting about travels and cruiser utes. Had a home cooked style meal in the dining room on the one long table with 6 others, very interesting dinner conversations, a great night in the end.
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  • Day9

    Day 9

    June 8, 2017 in Australia ⋅ 🌫 13 °C

    Another great day in the outback, left Noccundra at around 9 bitumen all the way to Eromanga, stopped for a look around and at the dump point we ran into a couple of people we had dinner with last night, chatted for a while with a fella who was first married at 69 and now 78 and he is happy as ever travelling around the country with his wife. Eromanga doesn't look that inviting to camp the night so we will move on and take a short cut to the Quilpie Windorah Road, road was mapped as dirt but was bitumen all the way. Decided to head out to Windorah to refuel got in at around 3 as per usual the van park was very full. Headed down the pub for a drink in the avo and then cooked dinner on the baby q, weather getting more mild as we head north.Read more

  • Day10

    Day 10

    June 9, 2017 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Hanging out in Windorah for the day, took a walk down the street and went into the info centre and grabbed a few things, there is a new caravan park being built across the road from the old one to cater for the growing grey nomad population. Town is looking very neat and tidy good place to spend a few days, down to the pub again for a drink, met an old mate from Raymond Island who was having battery dramas in his Colorado, told him he should of brought a Cruiser, back to the van for more drinks and dinner.Read more