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Big 4 Helensvale – Gold Coast

The Big 4 Helensvale is the park we chose to stay at while visiting my mum for the night (Sue's Mum). It was only for one night and we didn’t want to take the van to such a busy location. This Queensland Big 4 is on the doorstep to all of the Gold Coast theme…
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Cooroy RV Stopover – $10pn – Queensland

Cooroy RV Stopover is in a lovely little town on the Sunshine Coast and only 8km from Eumundi. This Camp is a fantastic place to base yourself so you can visit both forests and coastal locations. Cooroy RV Stopover This is a basic camp. You will find a couple of large grassed areas ether side…
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Cheery Nomads – from $10pn – Maryborough – Queensland

Marry Poppins fans will totally understand why this grown woman had to stop and visit Maryborough. This is the birth place of author Pamela Lyndon Travers and home to Marry Poppins traffic lights. Yes, you read that right "Traffic lights" :oD OK to the camp site... Cheery Nomads Cheery Nomads is a small Kui park…
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Gin Gin Showgrounds – $20pn – Queensland

Fifty kilometres west of Bundaberg is Gin Gin (I'm sure there's an alcohol related joke here but I can't come up with one right now ;o) Gin Gin Showgrounds Arriving, we followed the sign that points you to the caretaker. Booking for one night then returning later to pay for another so we could head…
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Kolonga Camp – $15pn – Queensland

Kolonga is 43km north of Gin Gin. The camp is on part of a 100 acre property in the area. Only open for three months of the year, when the gray nomads head north, this is a must stop on your way. It's on WikiCamps and that's how we found it. Calling the number to…
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Calliope River Rest Area – Free 48hr – Queensland

Calliope river has two enormous, 48 hour camps. You will find this 28km out of Gladstone. Camping areas are either side of the river. On the north side, near the Historic Village, it has a large grass area and places to park over looking the river. On the south side it's more one large flat…
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Poinciana Tourist park – Yeppoon – Queensland

For those of you that stay in tourist parks along the coast, I applaud you. Unlike you we are not accustom to busy parks. Heading in to Yeppoon we felt the stress levels rising, we are not city folk any more. Ok it's not a city but it felt like one! As we don’t normally…
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Capricorn Caves Tourist park & Caves – Qld

Between Marlborough and Rockhampton you will find the Capricorn Caves. They have on site camping sites for caravans and camping. Capricorn Caves camping After parking the caravan where the sign said, I found the reception/Cave entry/cafe and paid. Paying for entry to the the cathedral cave while there. If you stay you get 10% discount…
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Waverley Creek Rest Area – Queensland

Waverley Creek is a 20hr Free Camp, 11 km south of St Lawrence on the Bruce Highway. This is basically a large central grass area surrounded by parking spots. Large rigs will fit if you get there early enough to get a space. We arrived at around 11am and people had already arrived for the…
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Carmila Beach Camp

Carmila Beach – Queensland

Carmila Beach is between Mackay and Marlborough. This $10pn, Two Week Maximum Stay camp is virtually on the beach. We headed here for a look as we were staying down the road at Flaggy Rock Recreation Grounds (See that camp here) Carmila Beach Camp Driving along the first part of the concrete/tree lined road we…
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Flaggy Rock Cafe – $10pn -Queensland

Flaggy Rock has a few cheap camp grounds this one is on the highway. We headed here to check it out and have some lunch. The Camp The cafe has a gravel area that a few vans can park on. It's close to the cafe for food and drinks if you want any. There is…
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Gunna Go caravan Park – Queensland

If you're gunna go you gotta go to Gunna Go! Finding the words to write this one is hard. If you have read our first post on this park back in 2016 you would know how much we like it. (have a read of it here) This is a family…
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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

    ????????????????????????

      • Laz
      • April 2, 2017
      Reply

      *chuckles*… your on a roll Jeanette …. *high five*. :thumbsup:

    • Colin Peckham
    • May 27, 2017
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    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 ….

      • Laz
      • May 27, 2017
      Reply

      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

    • vik351
    • 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…

      • Sue
      • 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 😀

        • vik351
        • 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

      • Laz
      • 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?

      • Laz
      • 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
    Reply

    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) 😁

      • Sue
      • August 11, 2018
      Reply

      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.

      • Sue
      • 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.

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