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Charleville – Nindigully – approx 433km Stoked up the fire this morning and first light here is a lot earlier than it was in Birdsville as well as much warmer overnight temperatures – was 6.7° this morning at 7am as opposed to -1° at Birdsville in the morning. After we packed up, we decided to drive on just a little further because we felt we weren’t in the right spot. What did… Read More

Well, that 6 months went quickly.  One minute we are lightly discussing the possibility of accepting a posting to Darwin – the next minute, there’s 4 weeks left til we head off.  Where did the time go? We’ve done a lot of ‘down sizing’ of ‘things’ that we’ve somehow accumulated over the past 6 years – where does all that stuff come from?  There were certainly a few ‘what was I thinking’… Read More


MILES – MITCHELL After last night’s stunning full moon and clear skies, we awoke to an overcast sky and a chilly morning. We had a peaceful night’s sleep out here on our own with no highway noise to disturb us. After a leisurely breakfast, we packed up and headed into Miles to stock up – remembering that we have made a conscious decision to shop locally along the way to support small country… Read More


Well, we are finally on our way to Birdsville and the Big Red Bash.  We’ve been looking forward to this for some time and are keen to get on the road. We don’t have too far to drive – we are trying to average about 400km so that we aren’t tiring ourselves out with driving all day.  It’s nice to get somewhere and enjoy the solitude of the camp site and the… Read More

So, we have been looking forward to this trip for quite some months now.  Having booked tickets last October we have been counting down the months and days. The Birdsville Big Red Bash is a new annual event in it’s third year and has been growing exponentially from inception. With Big Red as the backdrop to the stage, the event plays host to iconic Aussie singers and bands and this year is no… Read More

Glen Innes here we come! In 10 days, we get to pack up Matilda (our Camper Trailer) and head off to Glen Innes for the Australia Camper Trailers National Meet for 2014. The fun goes for a whole week and there’ll be workshops, plenty of socialising, getting out and about and generally meeting up with like minded people. This is our first National Meet with the Organisation and we are really looking forward… Read More

Easter tripping to Victoria We had been planning this trip to Rutherglen in Victoria for quite some time as we were meeting up with an extended family group for a week of camping by the Murray River. It was also the first real trip we had in our Aussie Swag camper trailer. We also took two of our dogs – both the Jack Russell’s. Canungra – Narrabri We left Canungra about 6:30… Read More

The beauty of Camp Lake Fire It’s been ages since I posted on our trips. Truth is, we haven’t been able to get away for a while. This trip to Camp Lake Fire was a weekend away to test the new Aussie Swag Camper Trailer . We only had 2 nights away so we wanted to make the most of it. We packed up the 2 little dogs – Jack Russell’s – Pepe and… Read More

Planning our next trip Well, it’s been a while since our last trip but we are off soon for an extended Easter break. I am taking an extra week off before uni officially goes on a break for mid-semester (so I’ll just have to make sure I’ve got all my assignments up to date). Damian has his leave organised and we are heading to Victoria to Rutherglen (via the Newell Highway) to… Read More

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

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