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Monthly Archives: January 2014

How exciting – we get to pick her up We finished up our camping trip by heading to Brendale and Aussie Swag Campers to pick up our much awaited camper trailer. We have purchased the Ultra D (Diesel) and she is a home on wheels.  To see all the inclusions, you can look here.  By the way, the Aussie Swag Ultra D won the 2013 Off Road Camper Trailer of the Year –… Read More

I came across these videos well after I had posted our blog on the Nindigully Pig Races so thought I’d provide you with a new post so you can enjoy some of what we did at the time. The band you see in the videos is Simply Bushed and I’ve become a bit of a groupie I think.  The songs featured in this blog are all iconic Australian songs. Anyway, sit back and… Read More

Statistics: Total Time Away:  21 days Total Distance Travelled:  5,743km Total Fuel Used:  711 litres Total Fuel Cost:  $1,123.00 Most Expensive Fuel:  Cooktown ($1.73/l) Cheapest Fuel:  Gympie and Goondiwindi ($1.55/l) No. of Nights Free Camping:  4 nights No. of Nights at Caravan Parks:  16 nights Total Cost of Accommodation:  $520.00 Avg. Cost of Accommodation:  $32.00 Total Cost of Sightseeing:  $90.00 Total Cost of Food:  $952.00 Mechanical Problems:  0 Tent Problems:  slight repair… Read More

Deep down, we were stretching out this part of the trip as much as possible.  Neither of us were ready to go home, but we had to be in Brisbane first thing the next morning to pick up our new camper trailer 🙂 On the road, we passed some roadworks (naturally) and I just loved the colour combinations of the deep red of the dirt and the vibrant green of grass and… Read More

After our 3 nights at Airlie Beach, we packed up and headed off back down the coast getting closer and closer to Brisbane and Canungra.  As we packed up though, the little family of ducks that had been ever present during our stay, crossed in front of us looking for grass to eat.  We had seen these ducks further up the coast as well but they had been too far away to… Read More

We booked into the Seabreeze Tourist Park at Airlie Beach and again were told we could just wander round and pick our own site 🙂  As it was now school holidays, caravan parks were getting a little busier.  This caravan park appears to be undergoing some fairly extensive renovations and extensions – looking all for the good.  When we were there, they were laying new slabs for more caravans and trailers under shady trees.  The… Read More

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