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 …

Karijini’s Gorgeous Gorges

Karijini National Park, in the Pilbara region in the north of Western Australia, is a spectacular place to explore, and should be on the bucket list for anyone who loves nature’s beauty. There are many absolutely stunning gorges and water holes to explore, which are hidden oases in stark contrast to the seemingly unending dry …

Heading Out Back – Western Loop 2020

Instead of another flying overseas holiday, we have bought ourselves a Jayco Hawk wind-up van and are heading off into our own backyard, taking the kids exploring the outback of Australia for a couple of months. our test run, camping at Chuditch campground in Dwellingup With the spreading coronavirus in the news, now is probably …

A Few Days in Canberra [was easy to entertain the kids]

There are so many things to do for families in Canberra, despite its reputation to the contrary Australia’s capital Canberra, in the Australian Capital Territory, is highly underrated as a tourist destination. To start with, most overseas travellers don’t even know it is the country’s capital, and would struggle to find it on a map. …

Touring Kelly Country

To add a little more interest to our road trip from Melbourne to Sydney, we decided to make the first day a history lesson and follow the trail of Ned Kelly, Australia’s notorious outlaw. Ned Kelly was a bushranger who is now a folk hero, well known for the body armour he wore in his final shootout with …

Hitting the Tracks at Wharncliffe Mill

When one of our friends first suggested camping at Margaret River during winter we were not convinced. Heading south of Perth at that time of year was guaranteed to be very cold. As there were many other families deciding to go we reluctantly joined in the hope of a fun weekend. Having a bunch of friends to share …

Fonty’s Pool is Cool

As usual we went looking for accommodation for our summer holiday camping trip a little late. We had been planning to stay at Fonty’s pool campground ever since we passed by on our around Australia trip in 2006 (it was full then). The only time available this year was just before Christmas, which was not when we wanted …

Back In Time At Donnelly River

As we drove into Donnelly River we were instantly reminded of why we like it so much here. This was our second visit, and the rows of old miller’s cottages speak of another time when the pace of life was much slower. As we arrived, our phone and internet connection to the outside world was …