We flew to Perth to visit our son, Matt and his wife, Chloe, and to pick up the campervan we had purchased. We had a week visiting and then headed to Bunbury to visit more family and then headed out south east on our adventure home
  • Day18

    Gulgong

    January 23 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Found this little gem by accident.
    It's a old gold mine town made famous for its pioneering photography and being the town in the background of the old Aussie $10 note. With dust storms and fires approaching we didn't spend much time here but would like to come back and explore this well preserved town with its quaint shops, cafes and museums.
    My grandfather was stationed here as a police constable as a young man and he and my grandmother lived here and many nearby outback towns. My dad was born later on in the police residence at nearby Narromine.
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  • Day16

    Broken Hill

    January 21 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    Back to Broken Hill for a stopover on the way home. We had visited here in September and did all the sightseeing things. If you would like to see what Broken Hill has to offer see my previous trip on Find Penguins "Outback NSW".
    Went back to some fav spots - gin cocktails and dinner at the Palace Hotel followed by sunset up at the Mine. Lots to see and do here, esp for the arty minded!
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  • Day16

    Petersburg

    January 21 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Lovely little town. Lots of nice buildings and history to this town. It was a railway town. Worth investigating! Maybe even some Wiltshire relatives here!

  • Day16

    Orroroo

    January 21 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Nice little town with a tree avenue down the centre. Visit the Giant Red Gum - it's only 350m off the main drag and it was impressive.
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  • Day16

    Port Augusta

    January 21 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Big industrial town - if there was much for the tourist here we didn't find it! Ok for a stopover but Kimba is a better choice. They did have a nice old wharf that was getting a facelift (but there was no cafes along here!?). There is resident wharf cat and they had the BEST orange juice!Read more

  • Day15

    Kimba

    January 20 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    Kimba is a lovely little town half way between Perth and Sydney. Famous for its "silo art", and it's Big Galah. We free camped in the community recreation area. It was great, with showers, toilets and shade!
    We were planning to go to Port Augusta for the night but decided to stop here and we were glad as when we passed through Port Augusta it wasn't much. Highly recommend you stay here!
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  • Day15

    Streaky Bay/Scerles Bay

    January 20 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    As we had a few big days straight driving we decided to take the scenic coastal route to Port Augusta. Smokey Bay and Streaky Bay were little townships in the bay, famous for oyster farms. It was low tide so it was shallow.
    Scearles Bay however faced the ocean and it was magnificent! Kms of pristine, beautiful beach and we had it all too ourselves!
    On the way back to main road we passed this unusual lake inlet that was bright turquoise in colour and there were remains of an early settlement village.
    There was a sea lion colony off on coast but it was 20km on a tough dirt road so we didn't go there.
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  • Day14

    Ceduna

    January 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Got into Ceduna to stay the night. The time zone changed so it was later than expected. Checked into a park and had dinner that night at a nice waterfront club.
    Not much here unless you like fishing from the wharf! Would be fantastic if you had a boat.
    There were flocks of birds flying around getting ready to roost which put on a good show.
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  • Day14

    Nullabor

    January 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Famous Nullabor Roadhouse. Must have been a tough lot back when they crossed the plains exploring the country. Nothing here but the service centre, but it's a lot better than the original one!
    We actually had an exceptional crossing. It was cool for this time of year, overcast so not sunny, not much wind, and not much traffic. Even had a bit of rain!Read more

  • Day14

    Head of the Bight

    January 19 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    This place is definitely worth taking the trip out to!
    It's a great Ranger run place with viewing platforms and cliff boardwalks where you can see the beautiful limestone cliffs and clear aqua waters of the Great Australian Bight. From May to August you can see Southern Right Whales frollicking around just below the boardwalk. It was a great spot to take a break from driving.Read more