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Off-grid power solutions for your caravan

Heading out for a trip into the wilderness and roughing it with no power? Here’s how to plan carefully and install a reliable off-grid power set-up. Knowing your power needs The first step to setting up your caravan for an off-grid getaway is to figure out how much power you need. If you haven’t taken … Continued

All that glitters in Victoria

Today, Victoria’s once-prosperous goldfields bear riches of a very different nature. Expect splendid Georgian and Victorian architecture, history by the bucketful, and some of the state’s most sought-after gourmet goodies and boutique wines, all in the heart of Victoria’s rugged bushland. Ballarat An hour and a half’s drive from Melbourne, the streets of Ballarat epitomise … Continued

Queensland’s inland delights

While most tourists flock to Queensland’s idyllic coasts in winter, there are just as many fantastic inland sights to explore. Emerald to Alpha Emerald is the mecca of industry in Queensland; a trading point for coal, gemstones, cotton, wheat, cattle, maize, sorghum, sunflowers and more. Spend the afternoon at Lake Maraboon, Queensland’s second largest lake, … Continued

The Outback Intro Loop

Plunge into New South Wales’s formidable desert backyard and discover a region that is as rich in natural beauty as it is in character. The Outback Intro Loop is your ticket to a world far removed from the state’s well-trodden shoreline drives and Sydney’s icons. On the contrary, there will be times when the road … Continued

Off-road tracks for winter

Take your four-wheel drive for a spin on these two brilliant remote tracks ideal for the winter months.  Anne Beadell Highway – South Australia/Western Australia Len Beadell, one of the last explorers of Australia, was responsible for surveying many of Central Australia’s most isolated desert from 1947 to 1963. The Anne Beadell Highway is named … Continued

Discover Western Australia’s Wheatbelt

Drink in undisturbed stretches of wild, outback vistas on the self-drive experience of a lifetime: Western Australia’s Wheatbelt. Home to some of Australia’s richest biodiversity, Mother Nature steals the show in this region – and has done so for a not-to-be-sneezed-at 2.7 billion years. Ancient granite outcrops bend all preconceptions of physics, and thousands of … Continued

Natural masterpieces on the Outback Way

The Red Centre isn’t just an Australian treasure; it’s a global one. One of nature’s genuine masterworks, it’s our continent’s throbbing heart. Vibrant Indigenous cultures have thrived here for millennia – and remained unknown to outsiders until the 19th century, when white explorers began their fruitless search for a long-gone inland sea. Modern conveniences have … Continued

Unwind in the Southern Highlands

If you’re after a slow, chilled out winter weekend away, the Southern Highlands is a magical part of New South Wales to spend some time unwinding. This scenic south-east region is easy to reach within 90 minutes of Sydney and under two hours from Canberra. The area boasts fertile ground that produces exquisite cool-climate wines. … Continued

Top tips for outback caravanning

 It’s a delight to travel off the beaten track to remote locations, but when you’re towing a heavy caravan, travelling in the outback becomes a little trickier. Before you head off, it’s important that you have the right gear, the right knowledge, and the right plan and expectations to keep you, your vehicle and your … Continued

Strike gold in Western Australia

Look no further than these brilliant Western Australian locations for a true-blue taste of the Goldfields. Laverton Laverton is nestled in nearly inhospitable soils in the Northern Goldfields, on the fringe of the Great Victoria Desert. About as remote as the Golden Outback gets, this far-flung patch of civilisation once epitomised Australia’s Wild West, but … Continued

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