Road Trip Around Australia | Getting Set Up

So you’ve decided you want to road trip around Australia and you’re in the planning stages now? This is a great idea! We had the same idea, but finding the answers to the many questions I had, proved time-consuming and a little bit frustrating. Though we searched high and low, the answers were all over the place. So we decided that we wanted to help others; those that are as excited about travelling around Australia as we were, who have a seemingly insatiable desire to read everything they can about the topic, and who love planning everything that they possibly

Caravan Park Etiquette | How to be a good caravan park neighbour

Caravan park etiquette is probably a bit of a weird topic to be writing about, but when we were travelling around Australia in our camper trailer we mostly ended up down the back of the park or in the unpowered area. So it’s only since we’ve had our caravan that we’ve joined the ranks of people that line the road ways in row upon row of caravan | awning | 4WD, caravan | awning | 4WD … The picture below is of the Big4 Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut where the sites were not big enough for each person to park

Our Top Six Camping Essentials for a Road Trip Around Australia

Of course everybody is different, we have different ways of camping, different priorities and certainly, different budgets. This list of our top six camping essentials are what WE think are essential. You’ll probably be different, but it may also make you consider some items you hadn’t thought about already. Disclaimer – some of these links are affiliate links, which means that if you buy we will receive a tiny percentage commission. There is no extra cost to you. Please see our affiliate disclosure for more information. 1. Camp chairs And I mean good ones. You know these are what you’re

Why We Didn’t Free Camp Sooner

In my last post about our budget blow out, I mentioned how we could have saved so much money if we’d gone free camping (or at least cheap camping) a lot more than we did. So why didn’t we free camp Australia sooner? Well, there are a few reasons, some of which are valid and some of which are more excuses than reasons. But whether they’re reasons or excuses, they still held us back from free camping around Australia as much as we could have. But if you’re heading out on your own road trip around Australia and want to

How to Blow Your Budget on a Road Trip Around Australia

‘How to Blow Your Budget on a Road Trip Around Australia’… now there’s a title I didn’t ever want to be writing. I really would rather write a post on ‘How to Spend the Millions Left to You as an Inheritance by a Long Lost Great Uncle’. But alas, my knowledge base is firmly in the ‘how to blow your budget’ camp, so that’s what we’ve got. I’ll show you how we did it, so that you can follow in our footsteps. Oh, NO! I mean, so that you can learn from our mistakes and avoid having to face this same

Trying Our Hand at Free Camping

Things are heating up around here… literally. For the first time tonight we needed to keep some of the tent flaps open so that we could get some breeze flowing through the tent. It would be too easy to start whinging about hot it is, but I still haven’t got the cold chill of a New Zealand winter out of my bones, so I’m loving the weather. And hearing reports of my friends and family still freezing their buns off back home, makes me grateful all over again. This blog post covers 31st July to 6th August, from Gladstone to

Self-Sufficient Camping

Self-sufficient camping – that’s when you don’t need anything else that a house, or caravan park would normally provide. You’re able to provide all of those things yourself. I’m talking about the basics like: food, water, shelter, warmth and going to the loo, and let’s not forget about the disposal of all the waste we create; rubbish, waste water and human waste. Our intention is to be able do self-sufficient camping as often as possible. We have two reasons for this; 1) it’s generally cheaper, because you’re able to take advantage of free or cheap camping that doesn’t provide any

Portable Fridges

Portable fridges has been one of those topics that I knew I needed to know about, but I wasn’t exactly keen on researching and spending time figuring out the nitty gritty of it all. How do portable fridges work, what do you need to do differently compared to your house refrigerator, what do I need to be careful about etc etc. I didn’t want to be bamboozled by a salesman nor did I want to have to do all my research once we got to Australia, so I’ve prepped myself by learning all I can beforehand. Now I realise that

The Basics of Battery Power for Camping

I have been putting off writing about the basics of battery power for camping for a couple of weeks now, it’s a subject that I know I need to know about… but it’s been quite confusing and I’m not sure I have the whole picture. Actually I know I don’t have the whole picture yet because I’m still confused and I don’t know what I need! If you’re like me and your brain starts to hurt whenever you start reading things like ‘deep cycle battery’, ‘inverter’, ‘anderson plug’, ‘amp hours’ or ‘watt meter’, then hopefully this post is helpful to you.