Lord Howe Island – Australia’s Hidden Gem

Back in January 2014, to celebrate our ten year wedding anniversary we visited an Australian hidden gem, Lord Howe Island. It is a place we have wanted to visit for a long time, we even considered going here for our honeymoon, but unfortunately, the plan fell through and we went elsewhere. Since our first child …

Would You Rather? Travel Edition

Have you ever played the ‘would you rather’ game? It is a popular activity for our family when travelling, particularly on a long journey. We have created a travel version with 25 stimulating questions. The would you rather game is a great conversation starter, that can potentially go on for a long time, ideal for …

Big Things of South Australia

Australia is well known for its big things, larger than life objects scattered across the country, and South Australia has its fair share of them. Here are images of those that we have visited. You gotta collect them all! Also, check out our full list of Australian Big Things. [updated in September 2021 with the addition …

Topend Tour – A Split Down the Middle in 2021

In 2021 we embarked on an ambitious caravan trip from Darwin in the far central north of Australia to the Great Australian Bight in the south. We call it an ambitious trip because we had attempted the same thing a year earlier which had to be aborted, and still similar conditions remained as there was …

Topend Tour Daily Diary

For our Australian Topend Tour in 2021, we travelled for over 50 days, mostly around the Northern Territory of Australia. We have written blogs about sections of this trip, such as Coober Pedy and Corroboree Billabong. Below is a brief summary of each day of the trip, which serves as a reminder of how many …

Houseboat Cruising on Corroboree Billabong

A few days on a houseboat on the Corroboree Billabong is possibly the highlight of our 2021 Topend Tour. Corroboree Billabong is a waterway system that is part of the Mary River Wetlands. It is located about 90 minutes from Darwin along the Arnhem Hwy, on the way to Kakadu. Kakadu offers spectacular cruises on …

10 Great Things for Families to Do in Coober Pedy

As part of our central Australia trip take two, we passed through South Australia on our way back to the West. Along the Stuart Highway, it is hard to miss the interesting and quirky town of Cobber Pedy. We are always looking for interesting things to do with our family. Here are our top-ten favourite …

Big Things of the Northern Territory

Australia is well known for its big things, larger than life objects scattered across the country, and the Northern Territory has its fair share of them. Here are images of those that we have visited. You gotta collect them all! Also, check out our full list of Australian Big Things. [updated in September 2021 with the …

Here We Go Again – Take Two Top-End Tour

It’s been a year since we headed off on a planned Aussie adventure. It was a memorable trip, not because of what we did, but because of the events which were unfolding around us. The planned 3-month trip in 2020 was cut short for reasons that do not need explaining. After only a week on …