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We were in Brady's lake Tasmania soaking up the sun with over 34C temperatures. This was in the start of February 2020. The following day we went to Derwent Bridge which was from memory about 32 odd km away. The temperatures got down to 1 degree at night and sleet during the day. BIG difference.…
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Water Hill Tower Lookout Queenstown Tasmania view of Queenstown Football Ground

Queenstown Football Ground – Donation – Tasmania

Queenstown Football Ground is located in the heart of Queenstown so you can walk in to town or & to the famous the steam train railway. Camping At Queenstown Football Ground The camping area is around the football oval and can fit many vans of all sizes. Keep driving to the end if you want…
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Derwent Bridge – Free* Camp – Tasmania

Derwent Bridge Wilderness Hotel has a large parking area out the front that is suitable for many rigs of every size. This is a great spot to stay and go and see “The Wall” as so many do. More on that later for those who haven't heard of the amazing Wall. Camping At The Hotel…
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Tassie Mountain roads

Road conditions in Tasmania

Are you planning a trip around Tasmania ? Wondering what the road conditions in Tasmania are like ? Have heard stories the west has heaps of hills ? well lets touch on a few of those and more subjects below. Before vanning around Tassie we were told by several people things like " the roads…
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Brady's Lake camping by the water Tasmania

Brady’s Lake Camp – Free – Tasmania

We had checked out Brady’s Lake before, on one of our road trips. As well as a few other lake side camps down the same road. Brady Lake seemed the best for us and our van. Brady’s Lake Camp Brady’s Lake is 34km south east of Derwent Bridge right on the lake. Big enough for…
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Hamilton Campground Tasmania caravan by river

Hamilton Campground – $5pn – Hamilton – Tasmania

Hamilton Campground was only 30 minutes from our camp at New Norfolk so we didn’t have to drive far. The camp at Hamilton is 80km north west of Hobart. Hamilton Campground This is a largish grass area by a the river Clyde. When we arrived I didn't think we would fit in as there were…
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Willow Wood New Norfolk Camp

Willow Wood – from $10 – New Norfolk – Tasmania

Willow Wood is a property owned and run by Lex and his dog Angus. It's overlooking the Derwent river with horses in the next paddock. Lex has some fascinating stories to tell and gives guided tours around his property. The camp is 36 km west of Hobart and is a great cheap alternative to other…
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Geevestone RSL Tasmania bar

Geeveston RSL – $10pn – Tasmania

Geeveston RSL is 60km south of Hobart and boast a couple of great camps. We chose the RSL as reviews said how nice the hosts were. They were right. Geeveston RSL Camp The camp is a large well maintained grass area by the RSL. Some spots are by the river where you might spot a…
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Sorell Rv Stop over

Sorell RV Stop Over – $7.50pn – Tasmania

You will find Sorell RV Stop Over 25 minutes from Hobart. Which makes it an ideal spot to stop for a few days, or a couple of weeks, to check out Hobart and the surrounds. Sorell RV Stop Over As you drive in you pass the dump point and fresh water tap. So you can…
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Ye Olde Buckland Inn Tasmania

Ye Olde Buckland Inn – Buckland – Tasmania

The Buckland Inn is 40km NE of Sorell. An old pub with camping at the back. Buckland Inn Camping We checked this camp out on our road trip a couple of days before. That was at another pub camp at the near by Spring bay hotel. The Buckland Inn was a lot quieter so had…
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Spring bay hotel Triabunna Tasmania bar

Spring Bay Hotel – Donation – Triabunna – Tasmania

The Spring Bay Hotel is in South East Tasmania and is nicely placed opposite the wharf. We decided to stay a couple of days so we could check out the surrounding areas. We did a circle down to Dunally, Sorell, Buckland and back. Checking out other camps in each town. Spring Bay Hotel Camping Camping…
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Pondering Frog Cafe Bicheno Tasmania

Pondering Frog Cafe – Donation – Bicheno – Tasmania

What a great name, “Pondering Frog Cafe” and it's a good place to sit and ponder where you will visit today. We stayed for a few days and got to see the Wineglass bay area, Campbell Town and Ross. Camping At The Pondering Frog Cafe As you drive in you will see the layout of…
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fulltime travel around australia with laz and sue

Larry and myself Suzie have always had a passion for adventure. We decided in 2012 to save for a caravan and travel around Australia full time. We also decided the best way to do this was to move to and work on Hayman Island, in the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia.

In July 2016 we bought a Jayco Starcraft and from there on,  the adventure began..............

 

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    • Jeanette
    • April 2, 2017
    Reply

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      • LazLaz
      • April 2, 2017
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      *chuckles*… your on a roll Jeanette …. *high five*. :thumbsup:

  1. Reply

    Hi,
    What an absolutely fabulous group and site, and by far the best, most informative,well written, great photos and videos. Well done both of you for a well managed and professional site. we are in a number of groups, but Iove this one !! We are very new to all of this after just retiring, and have an Avan Ovation Motorhome, so its just 2 wheel drive touring for us, with a mixture of Free Camping, National Parks and Caravan Parks etc. Next week we will be driving from our home in Ballina NSW [where we retired to after 30 years in Sydney] to hopefully Margaret River/Perth area. We plan on stopping in the Flinders ranges, Clare/Barossa, Fleureau Peninsular, Coccklebiddy to see the Bird Sanctuary etc etc, and travel back via Melbourne perhaps, before the end of October, as we are advised the Nullabour Plain heats up a bit after that … so its a 6 month trip. We are so pleases to find such a great site, so keep up the great work. We will try and add some photos and videos, but don’t have a Drone for aerial footage [our son has in his video production business though] …. Marie & Colin ….

      • LazLaz
      • May 27, 2017
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      Hi Colin and Marie, thanks for the comment. It’s certainly a great lifestyle with plenty of great places to see even in a 2wd and loads of awesome people you meet along the way. We had to bypass Margaret River area due to time commitments in Mandurah region but hope to make it back that way during the next lap. Yes you’re right the Nullarbor can get very hot at certain times of the year. Make sure you stop off at the lookout next to the WA/SA border on the bight. fantastic free camp there overlooking the ocean https://www.fulltimecaravanning.com.au/the-australian-bight/
      Happy and safe travels

    • vikvik
    • August 20, 2017
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    Hi all …
    Just joined after seeing this on FB about the Nullabor, Just recently got a motorhome and that was going to be the first trip… Now I ask, are motorhomes ok on here too…??? One big happy family right…??? But I have seen the odd bit of them and us on the net…
    Mainly from what I can see cos of council self containment policy… Not my fault…!!!
    Just got here, going to have a look around, like what I see , keep up the good work…!!!
    Course the dunny info is what I first looked up, learnt a bit too I might add…

    vik… thanks…

      • SueSue
      • August 20, 2017
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      Hi Vik, great to have you join us 😀
      Everyone is welcome here, no mater what your traveling in or camping in 🙂 We hope our post help everyone that wants to hit the road or is already on it.

      I’m glad your finding some use in our info Vic. We have plenty to look at and plenty more to come.

      Happy travels 😀

        • vikvik
        • August 21, 2017
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        Well newbies to the “Hit the road Jack” like me need all the tricks we can get, no better way to learn than from other like minded folk…!!!
        Did a big caravan trip when I wore a younger mans clothes and could do all the hitching,reversing etc with one finger,alas those days have gone so the next best thing,a motorhome. Both are a compromise in some way (Been done to death that argument) and this is the path SWMBO and I chose.
        1990 was the last time we crossed the Nullabor with the caravan and two rug rats, the new long road was just finished 😉 Was sooo smooth, wonder what it’s like now…???
        We zoomed through as most did back then, no way this time, there were no whale platforms to watch from back then ,prolly were still killing them…???
        Thanks for the welcome, great work…!!!

        vik…thanks…

    • Coral
    • May 2, 2018
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    Hi What a great site, we are just preparing for our journey, long way to go – hopefully on the road in 2019. I was just wondering how you added the google map with destinations. are you able to show us not so computer literate people how to mark our journeys and details. We will be travelling with 3 dogs so will be so great to keep details easily of great rest stops and places we love. I will continue to follow your journey to learn for our journey. May we meet up on the road one day. Thank you for this great blog and site. happy travels

      • LazLaz
      • May 3, 2018
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      Hi Coral

      The google maps is done via a plugin for WordPress (plugin is called google maps easy). WordPress is a website platform that you design and make websites with. If your not making a website then something like Wikicamps https://www.wikicamps.com.au/ will also give you option to add a track and points on a map as you travel. You can then share that with friends.
      Hope that helps
      Happy travels

    • Loyla Whitworth
    • August 4, 2018
    Reply

    So your device is not suitable for a Motorhome?

      • LazLaz
      • August 5, 2018
      Reply

      If your referring to the WITI device from Leisure Technologies then your better off with a car alarm or immobiliser for your motorhome as the functions of the WITI is more suited to trailers and caravans with electric brakes.

    • Glenda Lunn
    • August 11, 2018
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    Hi Sue & Laz, so excited to find your site as there’s so much great information. I was really interested in your Nullarbor camp sites item as it’s one of my husband and my dream trips, it’s great to see someone say how good it is and not Nullarboring as we often hear. Looking forward to whatever ever you post in the future. Cheers Phil & The Dragon (Glenda) ?

      • SueSue
      • August 11, 2018
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      Hi Glenda AKA the lovely Dragon 😉 and Phil,
      If The Nullarbor is your dream trip you will love it. As you have seen in our post, it has so many great free camps. We loved the quietness and scenery.
      Thanks so much for your comment and I hope you find more information that might help with your travels.
      Happy camping 😀

    • Daryl
    • June 27, 2019
    Reply

    Just wondering if there were other caravaner’s in Adelaide that may be interested in going away weekends we are a couple of friends in senior years to form friend circle we are still relatively new to vanning, and enjoy simple weekends away we’d love to hear from you and some feedback what a great site thank you.

      • SueSue
      • June 29, 2019
      Reply

      Hi Daryl,
      Please head to our Facebook page and ask the question. We can then share it with others and they can message you etc.

  2. Reply

    Hi all, have just joined this great site. We are Travelling and working and living on the road full time next year. Very excited.

  3. Reply

    Hi travell companions, I’m about to share the road with you all, counting down the days till the end of Feb. No plans, no end date, just travel with my dogs and a leap of faith. See you around the traps 😊

      • LazLaz
      • February 6, 2020
      Reply

      Hi Jules, how exciting for you, hope to see you on the road one day

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