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Old 20-12-2019, 09:09 PM   #631
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Just got back home from Robe, fantastic getaway if a little short for such a journey, definitely going back again soon.
Took a run to Tantanoola cave and Mt Gambier on Wednesday, hadn't been there for 38yrs so was good to get back again.
Territory soaked up the miles pulling the camper, icc showed outside temps of 49* around Tailem Bend but she never missed a beat.

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My Princess and I at the Blue Lake
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On the beach at Robe
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Old 21-12-2019, 08:19 AM   #632
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Wow... I can see how that lake got it's name... so bright, I must endeavour to get over that way some day.
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Old 14-02-2020, 10:43 PM   #633
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Hey fellow campers, been a bit quiet in here of late so I thought I'd give ya's a shout out to see who's out and about.
I'm currently kicking back in the Mannum caravan park on the banks of the might Murray for the night. It's only a 1 nighter but it comes with an awesome back story.
8 months ago a friend of mine mentioned how he'd like to solo kayak the entire length of the Murray and I gotta be honest, at 87 I thought he was crazy but figured he'd have a crack and realise what a mammoth journey it is and pull the pin early on in the piece, well, he called us up last week and asked if we'd be interested in meeting him in Mannum at the end of his 79th day so here we are and in all honesty I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world, just simply inspirational stuff.
Not a bad park either.
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Old 15-02-2020, 07:26 AM   #634
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Leaving in 5 weeks to go north for 5 months. Parrachilna,innaminka,birdsville,mt.isa,barcley,ka kudo,darwin,lichfield and then the gibb river road(bucket list) unfortunatly have to be back for the bend 500 or would be gone longer
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Leaving in 5 weeks to go north for 5 months. Parrachilna,innaminka,birdsville,mt.isa,barcley,ka kudo,darwin,lichfield and then the gibb river road(bucket list) unfortunatly have to be back for the bend 500 or would be gone longer
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Old 16-02-2020, 07:39 AM   #636
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Already got camp sites and park n view we go every year with the stepson
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Old 16-02-2020, 07:49 PM   #637
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Waiting for Alpine Way to be reopened so we can take our new camper down to Geehi…
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Old 16-02-2020, 08:26 PM   #638
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Nothing planned until Easter when we go back to mambray creek.

Got to do the brakes on the van before then.
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We did a quick trip up to Maroochydore in Jan.





A quick pit stop in Port Macquarie



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Stayed on a friend's property in Diddillibah for a couple of nights.



Then one night at Alex Beach Tourist Park

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Gday fellow forumers, putting the feelers out well in advance as the wife and I start to plan for my long service leave later in the year.

We’ve got the new van ordered, should be ready the end of June, and we’ll travel down from Darwin to grab it in Victoria. Might take the kids to see some snow if there’s any hanging around close by at that time of year and catch up with some mates at Uluru as we pass each other on seperate travels, lucky buggers will be on their way home to Perth after doing the Gibb.

The big departure date however is the end of September and plan on being home for Australia Day 2021. So effectively 4ish months. We plan to head over QLD way then work our way down and around to SA and head up the guts again for home. WA will come at a later date as we both grew up in South West WA and anything up north is close to home from Darwin.

We did a similar 4week trip back in 2012 BC (we call it Before Children) in reverse though. It was a quick trip to see the major sites as neither of us had really been to the east coast beforehand.

We now want everyone’s help to plan the big trip, so if you know of any great secrets that can’t be found on google then let me know. From camping spots to specific towns, great food to the ‘odd’ must see, we’re all ears and your help would be appreciated. We are also mindful of the hard time a lot of places and people are having due to recent and ongoing events so even if the suggestion is to raise awareness and get some customers through the door then please suggest.

We will be travelling with our two boys, currently 6 and 3. Will be 7 and 4 whilst on our travels. We will have the Hilux and Masterpiece van and plan to do a fair bit of free camping. Should be self sufficient for a week I suspect.

We plan on documenting our travels subtly on social media between friends, family and the travelling community. We are definitely not ‘influencers’ by any means but would like to try and do our bit to promote travel within our own country, spend a few dollars helping the economy and stay away from those nasty viruses.

Sorry for the long post but in short if you have any suggestions that would be great.

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Leaving in 5 weeks to go north for 5 months. Parrachilna,innaminka,birdsville,mt.isa,barcley,ka kudo,darwin,lichfield and then the gibb river road(bucket list) unfortunatly have to be back for the bend 500 or would be gone longer
Another good spot in Darwin area is Dundee Beach if you like fishing or just great sunsets away from the majority.

Jealous of the Gibb trip, maybe next year for us....
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