|Dates:||9 Sep 2016 - 20 Jan 2018|
|Duration:||1 year, 4 months|
Our Trip around Aus
Nana Glen. Shannon and Ryan’s place. So beautiful. Roast Pork and great company..
Alstonville Showgrounds..$110 for 5 nights
Evans Head Air Show volunteering..we meet the organiser for the air show at Merna Mirna so here we are ..
Brett and Georgia’s place.. Dean and Jess came down as well.. last family catch up x
Yamba.. Stan offered us free onsite accommodation so yes please.. close to wharfs etc on the pushie..
Tintenbar. Opp Georgia’s Mum and dads place for Xmas.. lovely catch up
Ballina. Camped outside my house in our van!!
Alstonville Showgrounds.. $22 per night
Hosanna Farm Stay.. Family Xmas away.. with the company of Lucy..$38 per night
Back at Dean and Jess’s for 2 nights..
Back at the factory..
Luke and Cas’s place. Grace and Archie.. free camp whilst caravan is being repaired. Our bosses house..
Home for next 5 weeks. Morningside Brisbane Both scored jobs at Glass 360 at Morningside. Staying onsite at factory free. Turned into 9 weeks
Dean and Jess. Arana Hills.. Yay back with 1 child, 1 more soon
Gympie.. Lindy and Davo visit celebrated with Moet' and a talking stick
Wuruma Dam. Free camp. Teresa and Les whom we met in tassie. Red claw yumo
Bundaberg with Kim and Steve. $76 2 nights
Calliope Free camp. Beside river
Rockhampton free camp in middle of town. Footy fever..update had our 1st lot of rain since Mt Gambier...
Duaringa pub outback.. $20 with power..
Higher Ground Farmstay. Drought ATM so very dry. 45 in temp. River here so able to swim $7
Emerald. Free camp by the river..
Lara Wetlands Station. $20 per night.. 110 year old heritage listed wetlands. Thermal Springs, canoes and photography..oh and yes green grass...sneaky free night.
Longreach free camp. Roosters and chickens.. Camp on Thompson River. Longreach hall of fame and home of Qantas. Kangaroos at dusk
Middleton out in middle of nowhere.. Population 3. Free camp opp pub..
Winton. Home of Waltzing Matilda.. Free camp beside a billabong
Bengeacca Creek. Free camp by river.
The Dam on route to Boulia. Free camp with Steers, emus and white cockatoo..
Mt Isa caravan park.. $20 unpowered..
Camooweal Free camp by the Georgina river. Full of bird life..camera ready
Soudan Bore. Free Camp. Roadside. Freaking windy and dusty..
Devils Marbles.. Free
National Transport Hall of fame. $50. 1 sneaky free night. 3 nights total. Said cya to ryan and Shannon
Uluru by Sunrise. Free camp.. Watching the rock change colours.. Awesome spot
Kings Canyon. $100 2 nights.free upgrade to ensuite site(125p/n) winning. Dingos everywhere..
Curtain Springs Cattle Station free camping. Boy do they get you on beer $91 a Caron of 30 cans
Desert Oaks Free highway stop.. Heading to Uluru
Australian transport hall of fame.. Camp site $60 4 nights
Ellery Creek Big Hole..$20 3 nights
Wallace Rockhole. $16 powered.. Camped with Ryan & Shannon.
Hermannsburg. 1st aboriginal mission in NT.. $10 per night..stayed 3 nights total $20
Alice Springs.. Free camp again..
Trephina Gorge NT. National Park. $20 for 3 nights.. Great spot.
Free camp 7 klms out of Alice..
Alice Springs.. Night with John and Liz. $50 a night
Ooriminna Station. Wwoofing job.. Let the games begin..yes Red Dirt..
SA and NT Border. Free camp
Coober Pedy.. $10 a night with power. Off to the Breakaways tomorrow for the day..2nd $15
Lake Hart Salt Lake.. Free camp and had a fire
Port Augusta. Free camp.. Had a pedicure.. Thank goodness..
Merna Mora station.. Paid job
Port Pirie. Free Camp in the Flinders Ranges..
Palmer. Free camp side of road on way to Flinders Ranges
Kingston SE.. Free camp opposite Jetty and right in town.. Perfect.. Weather is clearing
Allendale East.. Polly & Cheryl's house
Portland, Vic free camp in town..
Colac. Free camp
Spirit Of Tassie.. Devonport.. Back to mainland.. Great 4 mths..
Chudleigh.. $5 per night with sneaky power
New Norfolk. Free camp beside Derwent river. No river views but nice spot
Bruny Island. $5 per night. Staying at the pub camp. 1 night free
Longley Pub. Free camp have a meal or drink.. Yes please
Sorell. $7 per night..
Dunalley Free camp behind pub. Port Arthur exploring
Triabunna. Off to do Maria Island..Free camp near Marina
Pondering Frog. 12 Klm from Bicheno.. Free camp donation.. Day trip to Coles Bay. Photo is of a working bee hive
Fingal.. Free camp with power and water. Nice spot for day trippin. Site of old saw mill..
Westbury. Stop over to East Coast..
Tullah.. Mt Murchison in back ground. No one else here. Amazing spot on Lake Rosebury..
Sulphur Creek.. Free camp overnight. Room with a view. X
Smithton is our home for a month. Geoff working making windows.
Glenorchy Showgrounds. Just in Hobart to register for Wwoofing and go and watch Storm and Bulldogs play footy..
Oatlands..went for a bike ride to Parattah. 14 klms return. Historic town. Free camp
Sheffield town of Murals..They are pretty impressive. Went to a dairy farm and milked cows..
Chudleigh as a base camp to explore Grest Lakes area
Evandale 20 klms from Launcesron.. These guys in our backyard
Scotsdale Free Camp..saw a Platypus tonight in the ponds..rode the Rail Trail and saw a Paddymelon and Geoff saw a Tassie Devil
Derby.. Right beside river.. North East Tassie
Diana's Basin!! 8klms from St Helens Beautiful spot.. Can't wait to fish..
6 klms out of St Helens. Our 1st woofing job. Pigs, goats, chooks etc
Triabunna. Free camp.. On our way to St Helens to do a Wwoofing job..
Port Huon. Home of the largest salmon ship in the world.. It's 79 Mtrs x 16 Mtrs Which is in port ATM
Glenorchy Showgrounds Hobart $150 for 7 nights..
Wynyard.. Stopover at Craig and Sandra's for Xmas..Free Nights
Sulphur Creek.. Our 1st free camp for tassie. Could it get better??
Devonport. 1st night in Tassie.. Just got off the boat..
Spirit of Tasmania.. Fab day for a jaunt over to Tassie
Melbourne. Dingley Village... Ready to catch the boat to Tassie
Korumburra. On way to Melbourne to catch the ferry..showground $20 per night
Dalyston.. Using as a base for exploring Philip Island.. $5 per night local footy ground
Yanakie.. Shallow Inlet..Day trip to Wilsons Prom.. Amazing day..
Wilsons Prom amazing
Port Albert.. Very windy 48 klm per hour and gusts to 60. Beautiful spot..
Marlay Point.. In Gippsland area..Lake Wellington
St Mary's Church at Bainsfield..this church was hand painted by an Italian back in early 1931 - 1938. He was paid 3lb a week to paint.
Lakes Entrance.. We just based our self at this spot for the day and in the evenings we went out to a rest stop 12 klms outta town. Free camp
Woods Point Camping.. 20 klms from Orbost.. Forestry site. Rough steep up and down road in.. Great spot on the Snowy River..
Genoa.. Free Camp. Base to explore the East Gippsland
Pambula..home for a couple of nights.. Ahhh Power and washing..
Termeil. South of Ulladulla. Beach one side of camp and lake other side.. Rough track in..
Wollongong.. Staying at Mark and Aasha's.. Free Camp
Bulahdelah stop over. Free camp beside Myall River..
Urunga.. 1 week with Lindy and Davo. Fun times to be had
Port Macquarie back home for my 40th Class Renuion.. Class of 1976.
Ellenborough Reserve.. 37 degrees roughly.. No shade!! Free camp
Tia Falls.. 20klms past Aspley Falls. Truly breathtaking.. Lovely walks.Free Camp
Apsley Falls 19klm from Walcha..great walks
Bingara is our stop. Free camp beside Gwydir River.. Magical..these horses are running free and are breed for NT police.
Cranky Rock Nature Reserve. 5lkms East of Warialda. Walks, birds and ancient rocks..
Inverell.. After leaving Tenterfield for Wells Crossing got a little lost, found again Wells Crossing nice but moved on. Lost again doing dirt roads. Finally reach Inverell showgrounds.
Our 1st encounter with the slippery kind.. Red Belly Black Snake
Tenterfield Showgrounds.. Time to regroup. Water Power Charge etc.. lots of washing
Granite Arch.. In Girraween National Park..Amazing place.. Did 3 walks.. Great swimming holes as well
Girraween National Park. Great spot. Camping with Sue & Steve..
Crooked Creek 8klms west of Drake.. Great grassy area. Free Camp.. Thanks to Narelle for the tip..
Evans Head.. Great spot on the water front
Ballina out front Sue & Steve's.. My dear friend Amanda.. May your star shine bright.. 💫RIP..💕
Back in Ballina for a couple of days. Sorting out our affairs and such..Bi.Centennial Park is our free camp site..
Brett and Georgia's place. Camped on the street. Their new home is awesome. Dean came and stayed so had a family Rummiking night.. So much fun.. X
Jess's parents place at Closeburn.. We did a meet the Fockers and turned up in our van.. Fab night was had. This is where we say goodbye to Dean for a while:(
Boonah..view from the top of Mt French..
The Gorge.. At the foot of Mt Edwards. Fabulous spot for kayaking, campsite beside creek..
Glengallan Homestead. Built 1860 then went into ruin. 2001 was restored with a grant of $2 mil from government.
Clifton is our stop for a few nights.. Powered site. $10 per night.. The Aussie movie The Thornbirds was shot here.
Day trip to Pittsworth then on to Cambooya to the Bull and Barley Inn for lunch dating back to early 1900's..it got its name from 2 locals. 1 grew Barley and the other had Beef cattle..so hench the name..
Nobby.. A little town near??? Pittsworth is closet. Home of Dad and Dave.. Staying in a park opposite Rudds Pub.. 1st day of rain..
Exploring on our bikes..unused rail line
I miss the ocean but I 💙 the bush.. Trying to catch some Yellowbelly..Cecil Plains Weir free camping..
Dalby Cattle Sale Yards..
Dalby Cattle Sale Yards..most were selling around $3.30 kilo..
A local night visitor to our camp..Possum
Free Camping at Bowenville beside a creek in middle of the bush..
Early morning walk.. Jondarayn Woolshed
Great working historical property run by volunteers. Beautiful Clysdales
Jondarayn Woolshed at Jondarayn. Home of the legendary Jacki Howe famous for sheep shearing back in 1892.. His records still stand.
Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers
Toowoomba for the Carnival of Flowers festival
Wooroolin as stopover.. Wooroolin wetlands.. We took a bike ride around the wetlands.. Very nice spot and free camp.. Even better..
Hangin in Greens Creek with Lindy & Davo..
Coochin Creek. Excellent Mud Crabs. Deano came and joined us in his swag..
Coochin Creek. Deano setting crab pots
Coochin Creek camp
Redcliffe Back on home stomping grounds..
Ballina. Start of trip
|Dates:||9 Sep 2016 - 20 Jan 2018|
|Duration:||1 year, 4 months|
Our Trip around Aus