Archive for June, 2014

Barrington Tops

Where: Barrington Tops, Central Eastern NSW Permits: None Costs: National park camping fees apply. Difficulty: The main tracks are easy gravel….until it rains or snows. Lots of harder offroad tracks to explore. Days required to do it justice: 3+days When we turned a corner near the Barrington Tops National Park and found a lady on horseback, an Akubra hat on […]

Camping Oz-style

We’ve been diligently taking photos of all the campsites we’ve stayed in over our trip so far. It’s a great record of all the diverse and amazing places we are all able to visit in Australia. Here’s some of our favourites from the past few months:  

King Parrot

In Australian forests where all the animals seem to colour-blend into the surrounding foliage it was amazing to see these bright red King Parrots floating around. They are very curious birds and this one sat watching us for a good ten minutes from the awning of the van.


Where: Croajingolong National Park, East Gippsland Permits: None Costs: National park camping fees apply. Different rates for each campground ranging from ($20-23) Difficulty: Easy gravel tracks which may get a little boggy after rain Days required to do it justice: 3+days ‘Croajingolong’….hard to say, hard to spell and a place I’d never heard of before. But that’s the beauty of […]

The first grey nomad?

  Tucked in a corner of the National Museum of Australia in Canberra is a kooky 1930’s caravan which is the best inspiration to any of us travelling Australia in a caravan. This circus like contraption was created by Harold Wright during the depression years as the base for his tool sharpening business. He set […]

Angry Birds

Up until a few days ago I have always had a soft spot for Kookaburras. They’re an iconic Aussie bird, and every time I see one the old ‘kookaburra sits in the old gum tree’ song automatically spills out my mouth. However while camped at Croajingolong National Park on the south coast of Victoria we […]