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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales October 6th 2019

Barossa Valley to Albury We have spent three nights at Red Heads Vineyard, exploring the Barossa Valley. The kids loved Barossa Valley Chocolate Company and Maggie Beer's farm, while Lachie and I enjoyed Seppeltsfield winery. Hahndorf Inn was full of delicious German beer, and not far away we made it to the big rocking horse in Gumeracha. Next to the rocking horse there is a park retreat for wildlife, and the girls really liked feeding the animals. We spent our last night in the region at Alex's house in Gawler with good food and company catching up with our friend from uni. Our biggest day of driving yet, we travelled from Gawler to Melbourne where we camped not far from the caravan factories in Campbellfield. We spent the morning checking out caravan manufacturers as we ... read more
Daisy chains
Seppeltsfield winery
Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Oceania » Australia » South Australia September 29th 2019

Kalgoorlie to Barossa Valley In Kalgoorlie we visited Museum of the Goldfields before driving to Harms Lake Rest Area where we camped for the night. Another long day of driving in the car and we stopped at a rest area north side after Mundrabilla. The sunset was sensational with beautiful pink and purple hues. We crossed the Western Australia - South Australia border and drove along the Great Australian Bight and Nullarbor, camping at Cohen Rest Area for the night. Smoky Bay was a little town we ventured into and bought a dozen oysters for Lachie, and then continued south to Perlubie Beach where we stayed for two nights. The beach was lovely, and we managed to get a little shack to camp next to. The ocean was shallow for a fair way out, so ... read more
Mundrabilla Sunset
The Bight
Isabelle and Lucy at the Bight

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia September 22nd 2019

Munglinup to Kalgoorlie On our drive heading east, we stopped at Esperance Caravan Park where we could do a big grocery shop, wash some clothes and fuel up before heading to Cape Le Grand National Park. In the national park we camped at Lucky Bay. The beaches here are beautiful, and we came across some kangaroos who forage around the beach and campsite coming very close to us to see if we would feed them. One even had a joey in her pouch! Not far from Lucky Bay we did a few day trips to Hellfire Bay- definitely our favourite beach for the trip (if only the water was warmer!). The sand here is soft and white, kind of like walking on cooking flour, and there is a distinct squeak it makes when you walk ... read more
Lucky Bay
Hellfire Bay
Lucky Bay

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia September 15th 2019

Wellington National Park to Munglinup Busselton was our first destination for the week, so we set off to Busselton Jetty which is 1841m long, the longest wooden piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. While walking the Jetty we saw a large school of fish, manta ray and 3 dolphins! We enjoyed an ice cream before heading to Peaceful Park where we camped on a private property for two nights. Being so close to Margaret River we have been able to explore the wineries and breweries, visiting Cheeky Monkey Brewery, Margaret River Dairy Company, Grove Distillery, Providore and Margaret River Chocolate Company where we shared a delicious chocolate fondue. We spent a further two nights camped at Margaret River Tourist Park, and while it has been raining a lot, we still managed to visit Brown Hill ... read more
Valley of The Giants
Busselton Jetty
Busselton Jetty

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia September 8th 2019

Perth to Wellington National Park The weather has been wet and cold in Perth, but luckily Karrinyup Waters Resort had a nice warm spa we enjoyed each day for our 4 night stay. This week has been busy for catching up with relatives. Sheree's aunt Lorraine and cousin Jon live in Perth, and we have really lover seeing them, even fitting in a birthday dinner at Hillary's Marina for Jon. We explored Kings Park which had an amazing kids playground. Juliet surprised us all by climbing up a tall tower after Isabelle and Lucy had reached the top! Further south on the coast we stayed two nights at Discovery Parks Woodman Point, and had a play date at Kwinana Adventure Park with Lachie's cousin Katie, and her kids Lil and Gus (although Gus is only ... read more
Kings Park
Juliet our little climber
The tall tower all three girls climbed.

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia September 1st 2019

Cape Range to Perth On our journey south we stopped in at Carnarvon to buy more groceries, then headed on our way to Edaggee Rest Area for the night. We were excited for the girls to see Shell Beach which is made up of millions of cockle shells. We overnighted at Eagle bluff and couldn't wait to see how many dolphins would visit Monkey Mia the following morning. At first there were 2 - a mother named Piccolo and her calf, then half an hour later we saw 4 beautiful bottle nose dolphins. Despite the cool change in weather we stopped at a playground by the beach at Denham to have an ice-cream and play before driving to Galena Bridge South Rest Area. The road into Kalbarri National Park was smooth and bitumen this time, ... read more
Full of smiles
Sisterly love on the hike in Kalbarri

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia August 24th 2019

Karijini to Cape Range It was a long day of driving from Karijini to a rest area just south of Learmonth Airport. It was worth it so we could get an early morning start filling up with fuel, water and stocking up on some food in Exmouth before heading into Cape Range National Park for 6 nights. Our first 4 nights we spent at a very pretty beach called Osprey Bay. The water here along the cape is incredible in colour and so clear, we have been snorkelling at Oyster Stacks and Turquoise Bay which has been great. The walk down Yardie Creek was very rocky and hilly, but gave beautiful views out to the ocean. For our last two nights in Cape Range we have camped at Mesa, also a short walk away from ... read more
Isabelle loves the beach
Juliet and her bucket

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia August 17th 2019

Broome to Karijini We started off with a long drive from Broome to Port Hedland, where we stayed in a free camp at the turf club for the night and stocked up on more groceries. South of Port Hedland we stopped the night at one of the most magnificent free camps we have come across - Albert Tognolini Rest Area. We enjoyed the sensational sunset over the valley with a small campfire while the kids enjoyed a swing Lachie had made up. Not too far down the road we arrived at Dales campground in Karijini National Park where we camped for 4 nights. Dales Gorge was stunning with red rock contrasting with the white snow gums. We had a swim at Fern Pool and enjoyed sitting on the rocks by Fortescue falls. The following day ... read more
Our car and caravan Vs road train
The Spider Walk
Port Hedland Salt

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia August 10th 2019

Bungle Bungles to Broome We spent a long day driving towards Broome and the mundane roadside bush changed into beautiful old boab trees as we headed further west. Overnighting at menhir roadstop, we were less than 2 hours away from Broome and itching to catch up with Aunty Emma, Uncle Nik and baby Harry. We've had such a great time with family, swimming at the pool, playing with Isabelle's new frisbee at the park and learning how to make pizza dough with Uncle Nik. Juliet turned 2, so we celebrated with a cake, and headed to Cable Beach for a BBQ lunch, dip in the water and danced to some music at the twilight markets. It's been so lovely having time to relax with and watch as the girls played with their newest cousin Harry ... read more
Cable Beach Broome
Splashing at Cable Beach on sunset
Massive Boab Tree

Oceania » Australia » Western Australia August 4th 2019

Leliyn (Edith Falls) to Bungle Bungles Edith falls has been a beautiful place to rest, but we needed to start heading west from Katherine and ended up free camping at East Baines Rest Area for the night. Early the following morning we crossed the Northern Territory/Western Australia border, and continued on to a little free camp at Dead Horse Springs right near Lake Argyle. While we didn't have access to the lake, we did visit the picnic area below the dam wall which was a beautiful spot. It is amazing just how big the lake is, and so incredible that diamonds are mined from this region, with plenty of freshwater crocodiles around. Kununurra was our next stop, and we enjoyed two nights with friends Jenny and Shane. Once again we were spoilt with a roast ... read more
Echidna Chasm-Bungle Bungles
Cathedral Gorge-Bungle Bungles
Lake Argyle

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