Full time caravanning around Australia with Laz and Sue

We started fulltime travel around Australia in November 2016. There's currently no end date planned. With so much to see and do around this beautiful country we wanted to document our journey in this travel blog. We will be sharing our travel as we keep doing the big lap. Our hope is to inspire and encourage anyone thinking about travelling Australia to do it now.
We would be happy if our journey can help others to "live the dream and not just dream it".
Follow us travelling around Australia and drop us a message if you’d like to see something feature on our site. We travel with a Jayco Starcraft caravan. We stop at various free camps and cheap sites along the way and usually choose places we find on WikiCamps.
We look forward to meeting some of you on your travels.  
Remember…. "Don’t just dream it…. do it".

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Lookout Number Nullarbor, camping over the australian bight in our caravan

Crossing the Nullarbor – Our 7 Camps

Nullarbor.. We loved crossing the Nullarbor, many people don't. I think it's all part of the adventure. Everybody waves back at each other here, It's like your all part of the same club. Didn't matter if you were a car or a caravan people still waved. We have previously written about each place at length. Having been asked recently about where we camped, we have made this post. It combines those 7 camps in one place. Many people say the Nullarbor is between Ceduna, SA…
NZ toilet puzzle world

10 Toilet Tips and Tricks for Caravanning and Camping

Lets talk toilets! Before sitting down to read please bring your sense of humor and a strong stomach. You are free to stop reading now. If you're sitting on the throne as you read please remember to wipe your hands and your phone when done ;)  Our Toilet We find if we use the toilet as normal it can last about 3-4 days before needing to be emptied. This depends on how much fluid and solids we put in there. More importantly how much water…
Lyndon rest area fire pit

Free Camp – Lyndon River – WA

Lyndon River Free Camp Only 45 minutes from beautiful Coral Bay. This campsite has all the basics you need from a good free camp. It reminded me of Minilya free camp, about 20 minute away. A toilet is available 24 hours and is reasonably clean. Great to have a dump point on site as well. A few concrete tables and benches are around the camp-site. People seem to gravitate and parking close to these. Multiple fire-pits with hooks for cooking are around the place. As…
walking along Coral Bay beach

Coral Bay & Bayview Holiday Park – WA

Coral Bay-- Coral Bay is a small remote coastal village. This marine reserve has clear water and a white sandy beach. You can snorkel right off the beach and see beautiful coral and fish. Activities You can book anything from fishing charters, quad biking to swimming with whale sharks. We would have loved to swim with the sharks but the season had ended :( Next time! Viewing the coral from a glass bottom boat and seeing manta rays is still available. Of course you can…
Minilya free camp western Australia

Free Camp – Minilya River – WA

24 hour Free Camp  Minilya's Location -- Minilya free camp is a large area next to the river. Although most of the year it's a dry river. It's a great spot to stop for the night. Some people pull in to break up the journey, as it's in a great location. Apart from being near Minilya Roadhouse it's also about 1 hour 30 minute north of Carnarvon. As well as 1 hour south of our visit to Coral Bay. If you are heading to Coral…
About to fix a generator

How To Find Work While Traveling

Working Your Way Around -- Unless you are lucky enough to not need to work while you're traveling or you run a business from the road. You will need to find a job along the way.   There is no doubt that finance is the biggest reason people hold off on their dream. Before we make that final decision to pack in our jobs and sell almost everything we own, we question. How will I find work traveling? Where will I find a job? What…
capricorn holiday park Pizza oven Carnarvon

Carnarvon & Capricorn Holiday Park – WA

Carnarvon has many caravan parks. A good thing as a huge amount of travelers pass through. And I do mean a huge amount. We had a look online and on WikiCamps to find the best park for the best price. We were camping at Wooramel Station so decided to take a drive and check them out. Capricorn Holiday Park To begin we had a look at a couple of parks around Carnarvon then drove in to Capricorn Holiday Park. Stopping at the reception before having…
Wooramel Station fire-pit

Wooramel River Retreat – $13pp pn– WA

Wooramel Station -  Wooramel is a large 356,000 acre working cattle station. Now part camp-ground with oodles of rustic charm. As you drive in you see cows and goats wondering around. The odd Emu having a look, then kicking up a dust storm as its running away. The station is about 1  km down a graded road. Suitable for any car or van.  The Camp-ground Arriving at the reception, you get a good indication of what the rest of the place is going to be…
Billabong Rest Area

Billabong Rest area – Free Camp – WA

Billabong Rest Area   Pulling in to the rest area we had a look around. To begin with, it's not a big area but it would certainly fit around 15 vans. As we were the first to arrive we picked our patch of dirt. A spot away from the road noise. Music was playing outside the roadhouse next-door till 9pm but we could hardly hear it. [gallery link="file" columns="2" size="medium" ids="3635,3631"] As the day progressed more vans and campers arrived. One large bus with a…
Galena Bridge River with fulltime caravanning

Galena Bridge River – Free Camp – WA

Galena Bridge Campsite - This 24 hour camp at Galena bridge was a nice surprise. I was expecting some dirt and a dry river bed. We were more than happy to see a flowing river. Driving in to the huge area we passed a lot of vans. All parked up with river views. Consequently not many places were left looking over the river. After all it was around 10.30 am. As a rule we are all told to get to a camp early. I have…
Principality of Hutt River

Principality of Hutt River 5pp pn- WA

- The Principality of Hutt River - Have you ever wanted to meet royalty? Well this is your chance! ;)  The Principality of Hutt River (PHR) is a micro-nation right here in Australia. Approximately 1 hour 15 minute south of Geraldton and 55 minute north of Kalbarri.  Founded in 1970 by H.R.H Prince Leonard. Leonard decided to turn his farmland in to his kingdom when a dispute with the government took place. This was over wheat production quotas. H.R.H Leonard abdicated after 47 years, in…
full time caravanning Australia map

6 Months Full Time Caravanning – Statistics

Gunna-Go to Oakabella Our full time Caravanning life started in 2016. We started at Gunna-Go Caravan Park, Queensland. Six months later we were at Oakabella Homestead in WA. We were now driving through our sixth state in six months This is the background, statistics and figures for those 6 months. We have highlighted links to some relevant posts for more in-depth details. Background Basics Like everybody we had questions of how, what, when and where. Spending months, in-fact years Googling and saving for our adventure.…


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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 about four years ago 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


      • Laz
      • April 2, 2017

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

    • Colin Peckham
    • May 27, 2017

    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

      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

    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

      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

        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…!!!


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