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Flaggy Rock community and recreation center camping

Flaggy Rock Community & Recreation Centre

Flaggy Rock is 100km south of Mackay. Having looked at a few places to choose from in the area, we chose the Recreation Centre. You also have a choice of the beach side camp. The camp by the store is fine and if you want power the local Kui park is convenient also. Flaggy Rock…
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Smart Caravan / RV Features

Some people play golf in their spare time, some like to fish, watch rugby or read a book. For me I go through phases where I want to learn all sorts of new things. However one phase that always keeps coming back, is my overwhelming urge to play with gadgets and smart techie stuff. In…
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Glen Erin Farm Stay – Bowen – Qld

Glen Erin Farm Driving in to Glen Erin, you see mango trees as far as the eye can see. Cow's are often on the private graded dirt road, leading in to the property. Taking their sweet time to get up and move out of the way. Sheep also wander on the other side of the…
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Home Hill 48hr Stop

Home Hill Comfort Stop You will find Home Hill between Bowen and Townsville in north Queensland. It has a huge 48hr stopping area for travelers. I had always read that this was a free stop, until recently when I discovered it has a donation box. So almost free and that's just as fantastic! After our…
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Burdekin Cane Farm Stay, Ayr, Qld

Farm Stay This working farm stay has camping amongst the mango trees overlooking a creek. Roaming geese and chickens wander by your van as do the owners friendly dogs. Leo and Fay (the caretakers) keep the grassy sites well watered and cared for. They also keep the firewood and paper stocked for the large fire…
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Working As You Travel

Working in Paradise Who could pass on the opportunity to work on the Great Barrier Reef ? We couldn’t! Working as you travel can be in unique places. Most people have heard of Hamilton and Daydream Islands. We headed to the most Northern island in the Whitsunday's, Hayman Island. Hayman is a luxury 5 star,…
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Wagin Showgrounds

All Our Showgrounds, Sports and Recreation Camps

This is a list of Showgrounds, sports and recreation camps that we have visited/stayed in so far on our travels. This is only a fraction of what is available around Australia. We cover our stops in 5 states, so far! Some of these are free, some are a donation and some are low cost. QUEENSLAND Gin Gin…
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Mobile Mammogram On The Road

Mobile Mammogram – Big or Small Lets Save Them All October, Australia's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) - www.canceraustralia.gov.au -…
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Ballimore Pub camping

Pub Camping Around Australia

Pub Camping was something we knew nothing about before we hit the road full time caravanning. Once we found out about the Facebook page “Country Pub Camping” all that changed. So many people were posting photos and comments about all the pubs that allow camping it was an eye opener. Pub/hotel camping is not only…
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Smalleys Beach Camp Cape Hillsborough Queensland

Smalleys Beach Camp – Cape Hillsborough – Queensland

Having checked out a couple of island beach camps we headed to Smalleys beach on the mainland. Smalleys Beach is at Cape Hillsborough National Park. This stunning location is less than 7pp. About 45 minutes NE of Mackay you hit the narrow 4km gravel road that will take you to the entrance. This is fine…
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Steens Beach – Whitsunday Island – Queensland

When looking for a small secluded camp, on a Great Barrier Reef island, look no further than Steens Beach. Heading here in our friends boat we spotted whales gracefully gliding through the calm waters. Hoping to see them breach as you see on TV but to no avail. Still, seeing them on the humpback highway…
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Halliday Bay Golf Course Camp – Queensland

You can find this beach side camp at Halliday Bay, 40 minutes north of Mackay, 1.5 hours South of Airlie Beach and only 10 minutes to Cape Hillsborough. Whether you're into golf or not this camp is not one to be missed. This is all about location location location. See the short video at the…
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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
    Reply

    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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