On the Road

A short guide to caravan towing

Driving a vehicle is one thing, but driving with a caravan in tow is a completely different kettle of fish! Here’s a checklist to set yourself up for a safe and secure caravanning adventure this winter. Weight Before you start packing your caravan, and certainly before you drive off into the sunset with your caravan … Continued

The latest caravanning accessories

Each year, impressive new developments are made to improve the handling, quality and comfort of your caravan. From clever storage solutions to streamlined navigational technology, caravans are fast becoming more than just a nondescript home on wheels. Here are three of our favourites. Lightweight construction materials From installing lightweight aluminium frames to developing fibreglass composite … Continued

To buy or to build?

With so many options and customisable additions available, deciding whether to build or buy your own campervan is far from a straightforward decision. Here are three pros and cons of building your own campervan. Pros Features: Depending on your travelling habits and the size of your crew, some features of prefabricated campervans may be of … Continued

Don’t let winter keep you off the road

While it might be tempting to bundle the caravan into the garage, shut the curtains and retreat indoors, the benefits of travelling in winter are well worth braving the cold: the roads are quieter, the air more refreshing, and when the sun rises over the stony mountains, it brings with it an atmosphere quite unlike … Continued

The Gunbarrel Highway

Seventy years ago, before the Gunbarrel Highway existed, the remote outback it traverses was close to impassable, with only grizzled bushmen daring to confront it. Cue Len Beadell, the man employed to map the area for proposed British atomic bomb testing sites. One of the last great Australian explorers, Beadell opened up several isolated desert … Continued

The Canning Stock Route and the Overland Telegraph Track

Two of the best-known and most impressive routes in Australia’s history are the Western Australia’s Canning Stock Route and the Overland Telegraph Track, between Adelaide and Darwin. During the 1890s, the discovery of gold near Kalgoorlie in southern Western Australia led to a rise in the region’s population, meaning that pastoralists working in the Kimberley … Continued

Caravanning water storage options

Water – it’s one of those things you don’t often have to think about, but when you’re travelling long distances and for days at a time, it’s something you can’t afford to forget. Modular, fixed water tanks Unlike ordinary water tanks, modular tanks come with the advantage of being connected to multiple tanks, allowing a … Continued

Test your mettle between Broome and James Price Point

This winter, test your four-wheel driving skills on one of the most challenging, but most beautiful, tracks in Western Australia. The trip between Broom and James Price point features sublime ocean and coastline scenery, and a strikingly vivid combination of nature’s brightest colours, including red cliffs against pure white sand and the electrifying blue of … Continued

Fit out your caravan to fit more in!

Custom interior storage Built-in custom storage is a worthwhile long-term investment for frequent caravanners that will make you the master of setting up and repacking your camp site. Particularly impressive are custom shelves fitted under beds, subdivided drawers to keep even the most breakable glasses from rattling, and lift-out compartments that blend seamlessly into walls. … Continued

Caravanning add-ons for happy travels

Caravanning gives you an unbeatable sense of freedom and it’s a fantastic way to learn about the great variety of life across Australia. While there is a lot to love about life on the road, if you scrimp on accessories, you might find yourself longing for the comforts of home a little sooner than expected. … Continued

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