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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Crossing the Nullabor, Border Village to Penong

After setting off east it wasn't too long (less than 20 kms) before we made our first sightseeing stop for the day. Bunda Cliffs carpark offers an awesome view to the east along the Great Australian Bight.I don't feel photos do it justice. Heavy shadows make it hard to know what the best time of …

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Crossing the Nullabor, Fraser Range Station to Madura

The next day our journey was about 400kms. Along the way today we were going to stop at quite a few little roadhouse stops. We would also drive along a 146.6 km straight road stretch. This sounds like it could be boring but in actual fact, even though it was straight, it had quite a …

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Crossing the Nullabor, Kalgoorlie to Fraser Range Station

The next day we headed off, initially south to Kambalda on Alternate Highway 94, on to Norseman then east on National Highway 1 for a further 100 kms. We left the caravan park in Kalgoorlie about 8:45. We took a short break at Kambalda. This allowed me time to complete the third hole of 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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Little Lesueur National Park has lots to offer.

Less than half an hour from Jurien Bay is one of those rare gems we were fortunate to visit whilst in Western Australia. Lesueur National Park may not be big but for plant/flower enthusiasts it is fabulous. After travelling part of the way there on a sealed road the last part is gravel. However on …

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The Pinnacles at Nambung National Park

The fascinating rock formations known as the Pinnacles can be found half an hour's drive south of Jurien Bay. There is an entry fee of $15 currently to enter this national park. Once we had parked we headed into the Pinnacles Discovery Centre to learn more about these rock formations sculpted by wind and rain. …

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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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