37 – The Last 1000kms

Kosciuszko National Park – Melbourne via Victoria’s High Country 11 – 15 December   From Kosciuszko NP we dropped off the high country and down across the border to Victoria for our final hoorah. We were headed to Mountain Creek campground at the base of Mt Bogong. Back in Apr 2013 we came up here Read More …

36 – Kosciuszko

Sydney – Kosciuszko National Park 5 – 11 December   We left our campsite next to the Shoalhaven Zoo and headed down along the NSW south coast till we hit Jervis Bay. It was a hot day, and our AC fan still being broken meant that we were quite ready for a mid morning swim Read More …

35 – Inland to Sydney

Hunter Valley – Sydney 27 November – 4 December   We continued our tour of the nation’s wine areas with a day in the Hunter Valley. Without knowing the area well we picked out some random places on a map – some well-known names, others based on their outlook or logo, and then to round Read More …

33 – Sunshine, Surf and Strolling

Sunshine Coast – Byron Bay 8 – 18 November   Back on the mainland and it was time to check out some of the beaches that Queensland is famous for. First up it was down the Sunshine Coast – whilst sunny it was also rather windy so spending too much time on the beach resulted Read More …

32 – Fraser Island

4 – 8 November   Well we have come to our last (planned) off-road adventure, and one which we have been looking forward to for long time; Fraser Island.  Situated 250 odd km north of Brisbane, it is the largest sand island in the world at just over 123km long and 25km at its widest Read More …

31 – I Goat to go to the Gorge

Airlie Beach – Hervey Bay 30 October – 3 November   After just under 3 months living the tropical lifestyle, it was time for us to head south across the Tropic of Capricorn into the temperate zone again. We haven’t been for a long drive for a while… why not Goat it to a Gorge? Read More …

29 – Elusive Cassowaries

Cairns to Townsville 19 – 24 October   A Cassowary is a large flightless bird which supposedly roams the tropical rain forests in the far north of Queensland. Think an emu on steroids (citation needed).  Given our past success with seeing rare Australian wildlife we were quietly confident we would come across one somewhere down Read More …

28 – Where the Rainforest Meets the Sea

Cooktown to Cairns 14 – 19 October   Being finally back somewhere which resembles civilisation, we’re going to have to start getting used to people again, more traffic on the roads, more people in the campgrounds, and just generally more European backpackers wandering around.  Civilisation does have it’s benefits however; fresh milk is easy to Read More …