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What Shocked Us About Wave Rock

We visited WaveRock today and it was pretty good BUT... I've gotta say we actually preferred Pildappa Rock (South Australia's Wave Rock) We found Wave Rock, Hyden to be very commercialised. Galvanized staircases bolted into the rock, signage everywhere telling you NOT...

Coffin Bay National Park

Coffin Bay National Park An unexpected extended stay in the Port Lincoln area lead us to explore the National Park in Coffin Bay. For a National Park we never intended to look through. We ended up staying 4 nights and loved it! Cost $12/night to camp (plus National...

Top Things to do in Port Douglas

Do you only have time for a quick weekend away in PORT DOUGLAS and want to know what NOT to miss while here? Have a read of what we got up to while we were in the area…. Day One: Check-in to the Big 4 Glengarry Holiday Park, situated approximately 7km from the town...

Orange, Blayney and Carcoar

Whilst free camping at the excellent Carcoar Dam site, we had lots of opportunities to visit surrounding areas by car. Sunrise at Carcoar Dam Orange We did a trip down memory lane when we spent a day in Orange as both Rob and I used to live here at different stages of...

Free camping in Forbes

Wheogo Park, right in the heart of Forbes is a free 48 hour campsite. It is just off the Newell Highway making it a very convenient place to spend the night on your travels through the area. It is on the southern bank of the Lachlan River as it runs through Forbes and...

Free camping at Bogan Weir

The reason we went off road and thus got bogged was that we missed the driveway into the Bogan Weir. It is just 7km from Peak Hill not the 15 we had been told. (Just 150m past the causeway). This lovely spot is so quiet (other than the birds) that I think it must be a...

Beardy Creek Free Camp

Beardy Creek is approximately 8 kilomteres north of Glen Innes on the New England ... It is a free camp with a forty eight hour maximum stay. (Camps Australia Wide 7 #148) I am standing up on the track which the truckies would use. There is plenty of room for large...

Free camping at Babinda

Babinda has a lovely park set aside for free camping just about 60km south of Cairns. The park is on the other side of the  railway line from town but still within easy walking distance - maybe 600 metres.   Babinda Rest Area itself has good shade along the river...

Free Camping in Rockhampton

Who knew you could Free Camp right in the heart of Rockhampton at Kershaw Park. Image from Aussie Musing: We had neglected to take a photo at the campsite! I think it is awesome that a city such as Rocky would allow free camping right in the middle of the city. In...

Improving your 4WD’s Fuel Economy

Let’s face it; four wheel drives aren’t exactly the most fuel efficient cars, but the places they can take you more than makes up for the extra cost. When you are parked up on one of the best beaches in the world with no one in sight, the hole burning in your pocket...

What do you carry in your 4WD?

There's a fine balance between packing too much gear into your 4WD, and not having enough. We've found it takes some time to find that balance, and you continually get better at taking what you need, and nothing more. However, if you are using your 4WD off road, you...

42 things you must know about 4WDing

Anyone can buy a 4WD and take it off road. Unfortunately, this means a lot of people are heading off road without the faintest idea of how to use their 4WD, and what to do when things go wrong. I've witnessed this on countless occasions, where vehicles and people have...

7 Fantastic Camp Sites near Perth

There's nothing better than throwing the camping gear in your car and getting away from the city for a couple of days. There are so many amazing places to camp at, and you don't have to travel for hours on end to get to them. Here are 7 fantastic camp sites near...

  There's nothing better than throwing the camping gear in your car and getting away from the city for a couple of days. There are so many amazing places to camp at, and you don't have to travel for hours on end to get to them. Here are 7 fantastic camp sites...

Historic Bodalla Anglican Church

Rob and I love looking at the architectural structure of old buildings particularly of old churches. And the Historic Bodalla Anglican Church doesn't disappoint. It was built in 1881. You can read the details of the history at the Narooma Anglican.com. So feast your...

Free camping on the Snowy River

We drove into Orbost around 2pm where we went shopping then headed for a free camp out the Marlo Road, free camping beside the Snowy River. The Snowy River runs into the sea nearby at Marlo. There are several free-camps right on the banks of the Snowy River just south...

Cape Conran & Marlo

Cape Conran Coastal Park is about 30 mins from Orbost towards the coast past Marlo. We didn't stay here but there are 135 campsites, 7 cabins, 1 lodge and wilderness retreats located at Cape Conran. You can click the link above for all the details on the types of...

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