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Australian Travel Writer and Photographer 💙 Caravan Holidays.

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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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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Environmentally Friendly Caravanning

South Australian beachI think if you ask most caravanners, the biggest motivation for caravan holidays is to enjoy the slow travel lifestyle including being immersed in all aspects of the country. Every landscape, deep red dirt, stark white sand, bone shaking gravel roads, the dead straight black tar or winding ribbons of roads are all aspects of the journey. Then there are the forests, deserts, cliff edges, plains and lazy days on coasts. With all the devastation of bushfires and droughts experienced throughout the country lately, it has had me wondering how much caravanning contributes to carbon emissions and what can be done to lessen our impact on the country while enjoying holidays on the road.

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Welcome to Kondoli ~ Victor Harbor SA

There’s a lookout area that you can drive into as you enter the town of Victor Harbor on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia that’s often overlooked by those of us familiar with the area. The view is always something that grabs your attention as you drive into the town and is one that makes you go wow as you see the big blue expanse of water come into view. From here you can also see Granite Island and the causeway that leads to it, and the hills of Victor Harbor with houses sprawling in all directions.

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Rock n Roll Festival in Victor Harbor

The Rock n Roll festival has rolled in and out of Victor for another year. For three days every September this popular seaside town in South Australia is taken over by classic cars, rock n roll music of yesteryear, market stalls, food trucks and lovers of 1950s fashion.

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The Great Ocean Road Turns 100 Years Old

Great Ocean Road VictoriaOne of the most iconic road trips in Australia is the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and September 19th this year marks 100 years from the day that commencement of its construction began. One of the most unique things about this epic drive is that it’s the world’s largest war memorial, built by returned World War 1 servicemen.  It’s one of those road trips in Australia that is on everyone’s ‘one day’ list and I finally got around to driving this way in April this year.

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