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Bourke Free Camp – Darling River – NSW

You will pass North Bourke free camp if you're heading to or from the QLD/NSW border (border closures permitting). Therefore this riverside camp is a handy one to checkout. We decided to grab some lunch from the local servo and have a picnic by the river. Overlooking The Darling River. North Bourke Free Camp When…
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Finding Farm Work While Travelling

Why Farm Work? Larry had been looking at finding farm work again for a while. Earlier on in the year he applied for a job on a robotics farm. As some of you know he loves his tech and gadgets, this would have been right up his alley. Certainly the farm would have been an…
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Mulga Creek Hotel- Byrock – NSW

The Mulga Creek Hotel is one of those classic Aussie pubs that you go to spend the night but end up staying longer. You’ll find it 1 hour south of Bourke or 1.5 hours north east of Cobar. Mulga Creek Hotel Camp Arriving at the pub, we asked staff about camping for the night. Both…
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Nyngan – Free Camp – NSW

Travel around 1.5 hours east from Cobar and you will find Nyngan. This was a handy town to stop for us as we needed to use the dump point. Nyngan was only around 30 minutes from our Pub Camp At The Hermidale Hotel. If you watched the 2021 season of "Farmer Wants A Wife", you…
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Caravan Fridge Repair – Rewire, Gas & Insulation

Our Caravan Fridge Repair was for our 218 litre Waeco RPD218 compressor fridge. We noticed that it wasn't cycling as much as it used to. Only turning off for short periods over night. As we freedom camp most of the time we were noticing our batteries were dropping a lot more than usual. We have…
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Hermidale Hotel – Hermidale – NSW

The Hermidale Hotel is about 1 hour east of Cobar. Located on the Barrier highway so it’s easy to find and stop for a break or for the night. Hermidale Hotel Hermidale Hotel We headed into the pub when we arrived to ask about staying the night. You can connect to power for $20 or…
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Meralda Station – Cobar – NSW – $20pn

After Larry finished his job on the Riverina Broadacre farm, we spent a couple of nights at Meralda Station. This 400 acre property is close to Cobar town centre yet it's far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. The road is bitumen so you don’t have to worry about getting here. Meralda Station Entrance…
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Rankins Springs – Free Camp- NSW

Rankins Springs is a small village in the Riverina region of NSW about 45 min from Griffith. We had passed the Free Camp and pub a couple of times as we were staying down the road at Weethalle showground. Having heard the food was good we had a Sunday drive to check out the Free…
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Weethalle Showground – $10 – NSW

We came to Weethalle Showground as Larry was offered a short term seasonal job on a near by broadacre farm. This was something Larry had wanted to try his hand at for a while. Driving big machinery on a farm rather than working on a cattle station which he liked but has already tried. More…
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Barellan Showground – NSW – $10

Barellan Showground is around 40 minutes east of Griffith. We headed to Barellan for a look around for a future stay. The new caretakers, Mark and Denise came out to greet us and were happy to show us around. Caretakers Denise & Mark Mark has helped put more water points in and you will find…

Lake Cargelligo – Two Donation Camps – NSW

Lake Cargelligo 2 For One Lake Cargelligo has two camp sites by the lake. The smaller one is named "Deadmans Point" and the larger is called "Frogs hollow". We visited both camps after our drive to near by Ungarie and Burcher (Also donation camps) 1. Dead Mans Point Lets start with the smaller camp. This…
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Ungarie Showground – NSW

Ungarie is in the central west of New South Wales 1.5 km from Forbes showground. This showground is a donation camp. We didn't stay here but I wanted to have a look. We were passing it on our Sunday drive through Burcher to Lake Cargellio. These are also donation camps! Entry Ungarie Showground Camp A…




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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


      • LazLaz
      • April 2, 2017

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

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    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

      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
      Happy and safe travels

    • vikvik
    • August 20, 2017

    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

      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

        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…!!!


    • Coral
    • May 2, 2018

    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

      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 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

    So your device is not suitable for a Motorhome?

      • LazLaz
      • August 5, 2018

      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

    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

      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

    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

      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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    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

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

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