Caravan Correspondent

Freelance travel writing and caravanning in Australia.


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Great Reads for Holiday Time: Island Home – a Landscape Memoir by Tim Winton

Some people might find this book is a little heavier going to read, I know I did, but I also think it’s a really important one to read. I want to love reading Tim Winton books but I do find his use of language goes over my head sometimes. I find his elaborate and complicated manner of writing makes me have to think too hard to find reading his books easy, but if you can get past that or don’t have a problem with it, he certainly has a way of describing the Australian landscape, lifestyle and people completely and precisely.

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Stop Shop & Support

In the November issue of Liquid Life & Leisure Magazine online, you can find some real ways to help communities doing it tough in rural areas around Australia. The current drought has been named as the worst on record for the Murray Darling Basin, Australia’s biggest river system. In some places drought conditions have been affecting them for more than 3 years. I think sometimes we take for granted where the food in our supermarkets comes from and only pay attention when prices go up and we find out the reasons why.

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Lake Hart SA


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Hello And Welcome To My Website

Caravan CorrespondentI thought it was time for a post to explain who I am and why the website? Firstly thanks for stopping by and whether you found it by accident or were searching for something, I hope I can help you. If you’re travelling in Australia and in particular if you are planning a road trip I might be able to help you find some interesting places to visit and ideas on what to do when you get there.

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The Red Centre is in the Top Ten for 2019

Did you know that the Red Centre in the Northern Territory has been named 4th on Lonely Planet’s top ten regions for 2019? To me the red centre really does feels like the beating heart of the country and when there I feel an energy that is perceptible.  The big must see places include the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Watarrka National Park (Kings Canyon) and of course Alice Springs.  But don’t stop there. The MacDonnell Ranges, East and West are full of breathtaking gorges, unique wildlife and scenic walks and Palm Valley and the Finke Gorge National Park.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Australia

May this year marks 90 years that the Royal Flying Doctor Service has been operating in Australia. This is a group that I donate to every year because of the uniqueness of what they do and how necessary it is in our vast country.

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Tourism Awards Time in Australia

Every year around this time the Australian State Tourism Awards and Brolga Awards in the Northern Territory happen. So keeping an eye on the results for this year in South Australia, Western Australia and in the Northern Territory, I can vouch for these winners:

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Heading down the track.

The homeward stretch began as we left Darwin behind with its coldest day on record, struggling to get above 21 degrees all day. Too cold here, time to head south (Ha Ha, that’s one for our Darwin friends).

We stayed one night in Katherine then moved on to stay the next at Bitter Springs, Mataranka.  There were noticeably more caravans and campers on the road as it got closer to the Easter weekend. Still we could pull up wherever we liked and the sites were big enough to stay hitched on to the car for a quick take-off the next day.  Continue reading