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7 Weird and Wonderful Reasons to Drive the Stuart Highway

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The Stuart Highway is an epic drive from one end of Australia to the other. From south to north it’s full of wow moments and surprising sights. Here are just a few.

Everything Natural on a Grand Scale

The differing landscapes take your breath away. The things you don’t see every day but are so grand in scale that you can’t help but be impressed. For instance at Port Augusta there is a huge wind farm popping up on the edge of the highway which will have 50 wind turbines as part of a solar-wind hybrid plant and renewable energy project.

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Travel The Explorers Way SA to NT

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An epic Aussie road trip is to drive through the centre of the country from south to north, along the Explorers Way ~ Stuart Highway. Read my latest story for what to see and expect on this drive, on CamperMate https://blog.campermate.com.au/getaway-guides/nt/travel-the-explorers-way-a-caravanners-guide/

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Top 10 Australian Travel Blog Stories

Now more than ever you are probably looking for a little distraction from the overload of doom and gloom gripping the world. Yes we need to hear and heed advice that is coming out daily if not hourly from the experts, but for our sanity we also all need to unplug ourselves from this constant feed and just breathe, relax and chill.

In an effort to put a bit of joy and wanderlust back into your day I have selected a few of my favourite posts for you to read. They show what I think are the best of what this wonderful country has to offer and places, people and encounters that will stay with me forever. They are in no particular order of preference but if you’re in need of a laugh, some majestic scenery, amazing wildlife encounters and all the reasons to be optimistic about future travel in Australia then click away.

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I’d love to get away more often, but…

I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard a sentence start with that. In fact I only heard it this week again from a total stranger who was asking how often we get away in our caravan. My response was ‘as often as we can, it just takes a little forward planning’.  Seriously, if you are someone that has made that statement think about what is stopping you from enjoying your caravan, camper trailer or tent more often, and start making the change.

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Jayco Sterling Caravan

Our fourth and current caravan is a 2007 built, Jayco Sterling, 24 foot long and with an ensuite. As you can see it was a massive leap out of the 70s to our current van but there was good reason for it.

With more and longer caravanning trips planned we weren’t extremely confident of the old van’s capabilities of handling thousands of kilometres on the road with all types of road and weather conditions being thrown at it. So it was time to drag ourselves into the current century and buy something modern.

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A room with a (different) view every night

One of the things I love about caravanning road trips is having a different view out of the window every day or so. No day is ever the same and even if you’re staying in one spot the view can change dramatically from day to night. What can look quite bland during the middle of the day can look completely different with a spectacular sunrise or sunset, casting a whole new light, literally, on your camp site.

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