Reflections on our Big Caravan Trip

After spending 3 amazing months caravanning through South Australia, Northern Territory, Western Australia and a little bit of our own state Victoria, there are a lot of highlights to remember. So here's a summary of things we would like to recommend. At the end I have also included a few cautionary items. In South Australia …

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Eastward bound to Kalgoorlie

After a week in Perth we hooked up the caravan and started the drive east, which would eventually bring us back home. First day we drove just under 400 kms to the little wheatbelt town of Southern Cross, passing through a succession of small towns including Northam, Meckering, Tammin and Merredin. We stayed at the …

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Kings Park – Perth’s Garden Gem

Sadly Perth's winter weather had taken a turn for the worse but a few days after our excursion to Fremantle we took the train into Perth and took a bus up to Kings Park. We had been here in spring one year previously so we thought it would be interesting to visit in late winter. …

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Bountiful Banksia country

As our next planned stopping point was Jurien Bay we made our way cross country from Western Flora Caravan Park at Arrowsmith towards the coast. Initially we were on Highway 1 before turning onto the Coolimba-Eneabba Rd that took us across towards the coast where we joined onto Indian Ocean Drive (State Route 60). Along …

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There’s a lot more to Western Flora Caravan Park than just camping

After a quick overnight stop in Geraldton we continued driving south. The Western Flora Caravan Park just off the Brand Highway in Arrowsmith was our next destination. Our Tom Tom sat-nav indicated we had arrived but we were in the middle of nowhere so we kept driving and eventually saw a signboard for it. We …

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Australian Arid Lands Botanical Gardens

Arriving early afternoon in Port Augusta from Gawler allowed us the opportunity to visit and spend some time walking around the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Gardens on the outskirts of town. As we drove in we noticed some wonderful iron sculptures of native Australian plants on the gateposts. After driving about a kilometre we reached …

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