The best little cheap camp in Mataranka

After the walks and excitement of Kakadu, we were looking forward to some down time, especially if it entailed floating in warm water. We headed off from Mary River Roadhouse and did an overnight stop at Edith Falls which was gorgeous. We definitely could have done a couple of nights at that campground. An early …

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Definitely Kaka-du!

Ahhh, Kakadu. We had always planned to do Kakadu before we got to Darwin, but as things turned out, we had to wait until after our stay in Darwin.  And in the lead up to our Kakadu adventure, we’d been hearing and reading a number of reviews that had sparked the whole Kaka-du vs Kaka-don’t …

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A little bit of luck in Litchfield

Litchfield was our next destination and we were super excited to be finally heading there.  We got a fairly late start from Darwin after dropping off my laptop to Humpty Doo for diagnosis after discovering it had stopped working, we knew that we would be pushing it to find a National Park campground for the …

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Territory Day in Katherine

We arrived at Katherine to a barrage of signs and posters advertising fireworks for sale - one day only! We then realised that we’d hit Katherine just in time for Territory Day! Territory Day seriously boggles my mind as it’s the one day in the NT that people can legally buy fireworks and set them …

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A drop in the Lake… Argyle

Of all the places we were really looking forward to about Western Australia, Lake Argyle was right at the top of the list.  And it didn’t disappoint. We stayed at the caravan park, situated at the edge of Western Australia's largest, and Australia’s second largest man made lake.  Back in the 60’s, the idea was …

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Quobba: Funny name, awesome place

We’ve noticed that Station stays are quite a common accommodation option as we keep heading North, something that I noticed and admired when we stayed at Willow Springs in the Flinders Ranges. In this day and age, diversification for farmers is essential to keep their farms viable, and so in addition to farming sheep, goats …

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A fascinating look at historic Geraldton

So here we are, in Geraldton where we've spent the past few days catching up with Corey's Aunt and cousin, getting our car serviced, catching up on well overdue blog posts (limited phone range has made it sooooo hard!) and immersing ourselves in the history of a prolific shipwreck coastline. I had in my mind …

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Jurien Bay sunsets

After a week in Perth, we were itching to get back to some bush camping and gorgeous locations and Sandy Cape at Jurien Bay didn't disappoint.  We spent three nights at the Sandy Cape Campground, using it as a base to explore the Pinnacles and chilling out on the beach. On the way to the campground, …

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Catching up in Perth

We’ve said a couple of times how meeting people has been one of the best aspects of our trip so far. We’ve been lucky to meet some fabulous people so far, some of which we know we will keep in touch with long after our trip has finished. Bill and Belinda and their family are …

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Margaret River Magic

Unlike Pemberton (which ended up being an awesome surprise), Margaret River was definitely on our must-do list. We had heard that it was a fabulous area to explore and so we ended up booking into Conto Campground, approximately 20km south of Margaret River township for four nights. Recently renovated, Conto Campground was very roomy with …

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