National Parks NSW – Brou Lake

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Our favourite places to set up camp are often to be found in National Parks, Forestry and Reserves. Each State approaches the provision of these camps in different ways. Some like Victoria see these places as belonging to the public, and therefore generally encourage their free use, while others have usually quite reasonable maintenance and camping charges applied. But in general they are great places to camp. The campsites are usually comfortably generous with a minimum of facilities… ie drop dunnys and you are required to have a measure of self-sufficiency. Continue reading

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Time to Renovate on the Road

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We’ve been travelling now for some years and have reached a point where our beloved home on wheels is in need a bit of work. Like a house, the van suffers all that wear and tear you experience from constant use. On-going maintenance is a must! But what people don’t talk about or perhaps don’t experience as they use their vans intermittently, is refurbishment.

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There’s Gold in Them There Hills

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Sofala NSW – The Turon River Gold Fields

We are camped up in one of our favourite haunts… along the Turon River near Sofala, deep in the hinterland of Central NSW. When most Grey Nomads are on their northern sojourn, chasing the sun, The Man and I have elected to winter in the chill southern States this year. We are looking forward to enjoying the frosty mornings, the sweet morning chorus of the birds as they choose their winter mates, and prepare for the deep winter and the break of spring that will bring the promise of a new generation.

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Travel Aus’ for Just 99c

Available for the greatly reduced price of 99c for a short time are the collated stories of ‘Discovering Australia & Her Lore’ in ebook.

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The stories of travelling Aus’ 2013-14 will be available from 20th April for one week only at this price which is 75% discount. Just follow the links.

The 2015 ebook edition following your adventure through Australia will be available from 19th May, for one week only at 99c, or available at other times for the normal price of US$3.99.

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Camping Tales

sunset gunn beachHaving just experienced the tropic savannah wilderness of Litchfield NP in the Top End, I find myself sitting on the edge of the ocean, to the roll of the endless waves against a sandy beach. We set the swag up last night, just north of Darwin, to watch the lights of the city and those of Casuarina from a beautiful spot called Gunn Point.

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Travelling Around and Camping Out

Litchfield experienceI wanted to do a blog purely on camping out. Mainly because we usually use the freecamps, National Parks and Forestry’s when we can and this is the true and traditional Aussie camping out experience. This is a choice of ours and a clear preference of many, although we do have a holiday every now and then in a holiday park… or caravan park, like everyone else who uses occasionally or actually prefer these ‘plug in’ settings every now and then.

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At the Edge of the Rainforest – Kuranda FNQ

Rainforst campThe last week has been delightful. Camped up in the Rainforest of Far North Queensland, under the canopy of the Hinterland escarpment of Kuranda is a wonderful experience. We are clearing some of the dreaded lantana from the rainforest, restoring its majesty and enjoying its peace. Lantana is one of those pesky weeds, which was bought into Australia during colonial times in the height of idiocy as a decorative plant.

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