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Australian Travel Writer and Photographer 💙 Caravan Holidays.

9 Top Tips for Free Camping

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For those contemplating free camping it can seem a little daunting, but with a bit of preparation you may find it will be your favourite (and cheapest) way to experience a caravan holiday in Australia.

The phrase free camping can cover a few different options from roadside stops on highways, to more remote off the beaten track coastal camps, or even low cost camping where you pay a small fee via an honour box to stay in a council managed campground.

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Stuart Highway Adelaide to Darwin – the Stats

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For those planning a driving holiday along the Stuart Highway which runs from south to north of Australia, here are a few facts and figures as they stacked up for us on a 4 week (25 day) getaway. Our travelling ‘rig’ is a Toyota Landcruiser 200 series V8 diesel, and our caravan is a 22ft Jayco Silverline.

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Damage to Caravans – Oopsie Daisy Sh*t Happens

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Even to experienced caravanners, accidents happen, but boy they damage the ego as much as the van. We had a little incident a couple of months ago but it has taken until now to be completely fixed so we can laugh about it now…I think.

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Jayco Modifications – Wardrobe Hanging Space

We’ve had our (new to us) Jayco Silverline for around 18 months now and have done quite a bit of travelling on and off road, so it has given us time to live with it and work out any changes we’d like to make. For the most part we love it, the layout and finish is perfect for us but one thing has been an impractical nuisance from the beginning so a bit of modification was called for.

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Caravanning Food – Challenge Accepted

It started as friendly banter between campsites in the caravan park but we took one-upmanship to a new level with an over the top wine and food matching evening with a little help from some friends. What started out as a decision to have a crab and squid linguine meal one evening with our freshly caught seafood soon turned into an all-out degustation for four, where we finished up matching drinks with each course and produced a menu of dishes that we would be happy to order out anytime.

See how you think we went with our menu.

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The Sights and Sounds of Summer Caravanning

It doesn’t get much better than propping your caravan on a beachfront site during a South Australian summer. No matter what the weather does from day to day you always have a moving picture in front of you.

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