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Avon Downs Rest Area – Free Camp – NT

Avon Downs ... After leaving Barkly Homestead and heading towards Queensland we stopped for a break. Stopping at Avon Downs in Ranken. This 24 hours rest stop is 56 km before the NT/QLD border. History ... This is a basic stop on the main highway opposite a police station, with some interesting history. The longest…
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Barkly Homestead Roadhouse Northern Territory pool

Barkly Homestead Roadhouse – Northern Territory

Barkly Homestead is a remote roadhouse and yet the nicest we have stayed at. From the dinner to the caravan parking, all very nice. This was our stop after Banka Banka Station a great but basic camp. Barkly Roadhouse was a little bit of luxury we were not expecting. After topping up with fuel we…
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Banka Banka Station Northern Territory donkey

Banka Banka Station – From $10 – NT

Banka Banka is 290km south of the Daly Waters Pub and 100 km north of Tennant Creek.  Banka Banka Camp Once at the gates of the camp the rustic charm hits you. You are greeted by a couple of vintage, rusty old vehicles. I was met at the gate on arrival by one of the…
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caravan security tips for free camping

Caravan Security Tips When Free Camping

Caravan security is always a question when free camping and sometimes in caravan parks. If someone is out to steal a van or other items, they will go out prepared. Then there are the opportunist thieves that might see an easy target. The harder you make it for them the more likely they will be…
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Daly Waters Pub - Northern Territory outside

Daly Waters Pub – from $9 – Northern Territory

Daly Waters After enjoying Bitter Springs in Mataranka we headed the 153 km South to Daly Waters Pub. You have to love an iconic Australian pub and this one is up there with the best. Daly Waters Camp At the time we were here the ground was dirt. Although you come to expect that out…
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Mataranka Bitter Springs Northern Territory swimming

Mataranka – Bitter Springs Caravan Park – NT

Mataranka is the place to visit Bitter Springs and Elsey National Park. Bitter Springs was one of those places we had heard about and seen photos of. After talking to Kaye and Peter at our previous stops (Timber Creek and Kathrine) we decided it sounded great. They had been before and new the nearest place…
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Boab Caravan Park NT

Boab Caravan Park – Katherine – Northern Territory

Boab Caravan Park is in Katherine South and is attached to a service station. It was recommended by Kaye and Peter who we meet at Timber Creek, our first stop over near the WA/NT border. Boab Service Station We missed the park at first as you have to drive through the petrol station. Once we…
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Vehicle Accessories

What vehicle accessories if any do you need ? It's a interesting question that will vary greatly on your budget, your intentions on the road and your lifestyle choices. What we are listing below are the items we bought for our vehicle and whether we now consider it as being worth while or not. On…
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Mathison rest area Northern territory

Free Camp – Mathison Rest Area- Northern Territory

Mathison rest area is 104 km South West of Katherine. This free camp gave us time to pull up and make a coffee. I love that we can pull up anywhere and plug in our espresso machine. Our 2000w inverter helps with that of course. As we are full time on the road and the…
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Timber Creek Roadhouse river

Timber Creek Roadhouse – From $15 – Northern Territory

Timber Creek Roadhouse... We had left Western Australia and were now in the Northern Territory. Loving our six months in Western Australia,  although, a few month's were spent working as we travel. WA's beautiful coastline is as stunning as the Whitsundays in Queensland. Eighty mile beach and Coral Bay were highlights. Of course my favorite…
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Saddle Creek Rest Northern Territory

Free Camp – Saddle Creek Rest Area – NT

As we started to travel East we stopped at some rest areas that are also free camps. We all need to take a break when heading to our destinations and sometimes the rest stop is the destination for the night. Saddle Creek was our rest stop on the way to Timber Creek where we were…
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Kununurra – Kimberlyland Waterfront Holiday Park lake

Kununurra – Kimberlyland and surrounds – WA

From the Bungle Bungles free camp we arrived in Kununurra. Choosing Kimberlyland Waterfront Holiday Park as it was on Lake Kununurra and had great reviews. The park The reception staff are all helpful and happy people. Letting us have a look around before we chose our spot. It's the end of season so the park…
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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

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      • 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 😀

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