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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

Peel to Pilbara

Located on the west coast, the Peel region is your gateway to some of Western Australia’s most impressive scenery and a great place to spend some time warming up for adventure. Visit Waroona for a stop at the Lake Navarino Forest Park and escape into peace and serenity for a while, or practice your winter … Continued

Striking cultural gold in the Outback

When you think of cultural institutions, you usually think of the grand ones around the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York or the Sydney Opera House. But Western Australia’s Golden Outback is home to many equally important cultural institutions, built to display items of cultural significance to a range of local … 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

Start an outback adventure on the Explorers Highway

Follow in the footsteps (or hoof prints) of Scottish explorer John McDouall Stuart’s 1861 convoy as you travel from Adelaide to Darwin on the Explorers Highway. It took Stuart and company almost a year and a half to cross the continent, through unforgiving, unchartered lands, from Adelaide to Darwin. Stuart’s experience and care for his … Continued

Carnarvon National Park

Just under an hour away from Emerald in Queensland, you’ll arrive in Springsure, a town on the cusp of the absolutely stunning Carnarvon National Park. There’s a lot to see and do here, and there’s no doubt that it’s one of the most striking features of Queensland’s outback, but keep in mind that there are … Continued

Emerald by name, emerald by nature

While Queensland might be known for its arid inland landscapes, azure coastlines and tropical rainforests, this region, roughly three to four hours west of Rockhampton, offers up some lesser known, but equally breathtaking attractions. Considered to be the hub of the Central Highlands, Emerald will whet your appetite for the region’s stunning natural features, with … Continued

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