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FREE CAMP -2 weeks! -Texas, QLD

Texas in Queensland - FREE CAMP You can stay in Texas  beside the river for up to 2 weeks! (there is a donation tin folks!). As we drove over the bridge in to Texas. ( I love saying I went to Texas, it's the small things hey) the camp was immediately on our right. We passed…
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Ebor showgrounds

FREE CAMP – Ebor – Sports and recreation ground, NSW

EBOR FREE CAMP.. This camp in is in a great location and is surrounded by greenery and trees. 112 km west of Coffs Harbour and 79 km east of Armidale. This grassy camp has 2 long drop toilets and few undercover benches to sit at. Take your own dunny paper! It's just off the main…
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Wandoan historical camping

Wandoan – QLD – Juandah Historical Site – $15 Donation

Juandah Historical site - Wandoan has a few places to camp but we chose Juandah historical site.  On driving in, I felt immediately that we had made the right choice. There was old machinery, rustic buildings and open spaces A chap came out to great us and gave us some basic info before his wife…
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Duaringa Hotel – QLD – from $5

  The Duaringa Hotel  The back of the Hotel has a large grassy area at the back of the pub, some with slabs a couple with power and water. You can park for $5 and use the toilets, showers and washing machine. The facility's were not that clean when we were there but if your…
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Nebo motor in and van park – QLD – $18

Nebo  Motor In and Van Park Peak Downs Hwy Nebo $18 with or without power and water $30 each deposit if you require the amenities key Nebo was our first stop off. We had looked on Wiki Camps (as we do) and found this cheap camp.    It looks like just a servo when you…
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Gunna go caravan park – QLD

  Gunna Go Caravan Park If it was not for Wiki Camps we might have missed this fantastically run place. We have mentioned Gunna Go before but I have to mention it again (as I believe)  it deserves all the accolades I can give it. Gunna-Go is 30 min South of Bowen and 1 hr 30…
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Weighbridge time

Weighbridge time We headed off on our first real long distance journey since purchasing a caravan. All packed up with our worldly possessions and filled all the tanks and fridge up. I was curious if we would be needing to downsize even more items from the van. Always thinking about if we are meeting the…
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Picking Up Our New Home And Shake Down Trip

Picking up our caravan Our brand new Jayco Starcraft was ready a couple of months earlier then we anticipated. I guess most people would get excited about that (and we were happy it was ready) but we were not taking off for a few months yet. So we would have to work out where and…
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solar on caravan

Going Off Grid And Self sufficient

  Caravan accessory for full time on the road As we researched into full-time travel, it was clear that we could not just buy a caravan and hit the road. We needed more ( bugger, I thought you bought a van, hooked it up and away you go, Nope!). As we wanted to be completely…
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24hr Free Camp Leap Hotel – Mackay – Queensland

24Hr Free Camp at The Leap Hotel QLD This was our first free camp and recently went back for a visit.  We wanted to see if anything had changed. The camp used to be 48hrs but was now 24hr, still a great deal if you ask me. Mackay is only a 20 minute drive away.…
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First fully loaded trip to Glen Erin Bush Camp – QLD – $25

  Going on a first trip We had to stay in the Whitsunday for a few more weeks due to work commitments but wanted check out other places. We looked on Wiki Camps and found Glen Erin Farm stay and Bush Camp. Only 30 min North or Proserpine and 10 min South from Bowen. We…
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Downsizing for Hayman

Down Sizing To A Caravan/RV

A House to Hayman The first bit of downsizing our belongings was due to moving out of a large, four bedroom, rental house. Into one bedroom on Hayman Island. It's amazing that the bigger your space the more stuff you buy to fill it. We sold our large items on Gumtree and local Facebook pages…
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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
    Reply

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

      • Laz
      • April 2, 2017
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      *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
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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

    • 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
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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) 😁

      • 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 😀

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