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The Big Lap Part 11

As they say, all good things must come to an end, so this edition, we’ve brought you the last part of Australia’s iconic Big Lap. Broome to Port Hedland 598 kilometres While this journey is long, you’ll be rewarded on your drive with the delights of Eighty Mile Beach, the longest uninterrupted beach in Western … Continued

Caravanning from the back seat: The unknown town on the Great Ocean Road – Kennett River edition

Below is an article by Tom McGay for our regular Caravanning from the back-seat feature. From Torquay to Apollo Bay to Warrnambool, the Great Ocean Road has loads of awesome towns but some just don’t get enough recognition. A town that is definitely worth a night’s stay, but gets nowhere near as much hype as it deserves … Continued

Let’s get back to basics!

There’s nothing better than a camping trip to leave behind the stresses of everyday life and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature. Packing is an important part of planning any trip but are you bringing along too many things? Nowadays there are so many gadgets and camping add-ons out there, but you can end … Continued

National Parks: Victoria

Caravanning Australia continues our ‘National Parks’ series, this time in Victoria. This state boasts some of Australia’s best national parks, with daytrip, overnight and longer camping options. From snowy peaks to eucalypt forests to beach walks, there is plenty of adventure to throw yourself into. Here are Caravanning’s picks (a hard task with so many … Continued

Western Australia’s Wheatbelt wonders

From July to December each year, Western Australia’s Wheatbelt region is lit up with one of nature’s most beautiful displays – wildflowers bloom in all varieties and colours. This part of Australia is home to more than 12,000 species, 60 per cent of which are endemic to the state. Here are some wildflower spots to … Continued

Get your caravan fitted out with the right gear

Australia is one of the most beautiful places to travel in a caravan, with lots of untouched wilderness and stunning natural sights to see. Camping has never been more comfortable, safe and easy with lots of gear developments out there. With so many options to choose from, it can be a challenge to work out … Continued

Spring is in the air

In response to the pandemic, the Floriade festival is moving out of its traditional home in Commonwealth Park, to more than 130 locations all across Canberra. Dubbed Floriade: Reimagined, the festival combines in-person and virtual experiences to present a fresh take on the iconic spring celebration. With the flowers blooming after a long and hard … Continued

Travelling safely during COVID-19

After months of restrictions and lockdowns, Australians are keener than ever to explore this amazing country. But it’s important to stay safe with a few simple precautions so that you can travel with your mind at ease. Staying on top of cleaning and taking extra measures means that you can help prevent the spread. Here … Continued

Go back in time on the Heritage Highway

Winding from Launceston to Hobart, the Heritage Highway traces the path of convict history in the early 1800s. Steeped in history, beautiful nature and many sights to see, the route is a dive into the past for visitors curious about Australia’s colonial history. The route is only a two-hour drive if you drive straight from … Continued

Inside Australia’s haunted attractions

Australia is well known for its beautiful beaches, unparalleled natural beauty and vast spaces. It also happens to be home to some of the most haunted places in the world – from creepy mansions to eerie jails. Let Caravanning Australia guide you through some other-worldly destinations that will give you the chills. Port Arthur, Tasmania … Continued

Eclectic experiences

Broken Hill and the Central Darling region possesses a rugged charm that makes it an endless source of travel inspiration. If you’re looking for a different kind of outback, look no further for stunning landscapes and unique personalities. Here are some suggestions to get you dreaming about your next outback adventure. Art in the outback … Continued

National Parks Series: Queensland

Australia is home to an abundance of phenomenal national parks, ranging from rainforests to beachside landscapes. Caravanning Australia has highlighted the wonders of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory and now we’re onto the next glorious state. Queensland doesn’t disappoint and its national parks are some of the most renowned in the country. … Continued

Caravanning from the back seat: How to beach day the right way

Below is an article by Tom McGay for our regular Caravanning from the back seat feature. Coronavirus hasn’t been great at all for both national and international travelling. Along with places in heavy lockdown, non Covid affected areas are still feeling the repetitive nature of this troubling time. I’ve found beaches are the best way to have … Continued

First road trip series: Travelling with pets

So, you’re close to setting out on your first adventure across the country but something’s missing – your trusted companion! Taking your four-legged friends along for the ride will be an unforgettable experience but there are precautions that need to be taken. Here are Caravanning Australia’s top tips for travelling with your furry friends. Plan … Continued

National Parks Series: Northern Territory

So far, we’ve travelled to Western Australia and South Australia to explore their renowned national parks – now, join us as we head to the Northern Territory. Countless international tourists visit the Northern Territory every year to explore its profound nature wonders, and with international travel halted, Australians should continue to travel to these phenomenal … Continued

Caravanning from the back seat: 5 new gadgets for travelling that your family has to have

Below is an article by Tom McGay for our regular Caravanning from the back seat feature. Every traveller’s worst nightmare is under packing! I know from experience after a 10-hour drive just finding out you forgot to pack clothes or camping equipment is super frustrating. Below are 5 new gadgets 2020 has brought us that you should … Continued

Caravanning from the back seat: Margaret River edition

Below is an article by Tom McGay for our regular Caravanning from the back seat feature. Margaret River is a beach lover’s dream destination. Enjoy the warm waters of Western Australia, the epic Margaret River Pro in April and the glorious fishing spots. Below are some of Margaret River’s most kid friendly attractions and even a secret … Continued

Australia’s quirkiest locations

From gnome colonies to underground curiosities, many places of the weird and wonderful variety can be found in our very own backyard. Here are some of Caravanning Australia’s top Australian locations that break the mould. William Ricketts Sanctuary Mount Dandenong, Victoria In the idyll of the Dandenong Ranges among its towering pines and lush ferns … Continued

Your first road trip: Budgeting for a trip

The next stop on the ‘Your first road trip’ series is an essential component – budgeting. While this may not seem as exciting as brainstorming locations to visit, budgeting correctly will help get you to these glorious destinations. Here are Caravanning Australia’s top tips on budgeting correctly for your first road trip: Prioritise your trip … Continued

National Parks: South Australia

With international travel at a standstill, exploring Australia will be a must do for Australians looking for their travel fix. Australia has a diverse range of natural landscapes yearning to be explored. Visiting national parks is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the beauty that Australia has to offer. Here are Caravanning Australia’s top … Continued

Silver screen destinations in Australia

We Australians take pride in our picturesque landscapes, diverse locations and welcoming communities. Hollywood has taken notice over the years, using our phenomenal land as a backdrop for their big budget productions. Have you noticed Australia in any of your favourite films? Some of these locations may surprise you! Australia, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh … Continued

Planning an eco-friendly road trip

Purchasing an environmentally friendly vehicle can be quite pricey – and you also run the risk of not locating a charging station in time while on an adventure. Shrinking our carbon footprint while on road trips can positively benefit the world but the costs can be quite high. There are changes that are easy to … Continued

National Parks: Western Australia

Australia is home to an abundance of diverse national parks that are filled with phenomenal natural landscapes. From rainforests and flowing waterfalls to hidden gorges and cliff faces, many can be found in the national parks in your home state or territory. Caravanning Australia sheds light on which national parks to visit with our newest … Continued

Your first road trip: Caravanning fails

Planning your first domestic road trip can feel daunting, so advice from seasoned travellers can always bring comfort. Here are some of Caravanning Australia’s favourite contributors to give some insight into things to avoid: Beach driving: @_dontwannagohome_ ‘Sure, it’s exciting to drive on beaches and it’s even better waking up in the morning, taking one … Continued

Explore your state: Tasmania

In our last state for this series, we dive into Tasmania’s beautiful landscapes. Did you know that almost half of Tassie’s land mass consists of national parks and World Heritage Areas, with misty peaks and flowing rivers? Fittingly shaped like a heart, Tasmania has a lot for travellers to fall in love with, especially after … Continued

Caravanning around Australia: essential tips from Carasel Towbars, the Aussie towbar experts

Written by Lauren Thomas. Whether you’ve been caravanning for years or you’re thinking about adding one into your life, these helpful tips will ensure your next caravanning holiday is safe and hassle-free. Purchasing a caravan is an exciting thing, especially when it means travelling around Australia with your family, friends and loved ones. While it’s … Continued

Explore your state: Victoria

With mountains to climb, beaches to lounge on and waterfalls to gawk at, Victoria is replete with gorgeous sights and destinations. While Victorians are still restricted to travelling, it’s never too early to start dreaming. Make lasting memories on the road with some of Caravanning Australia’s recommendations for your next adventure. Snobs Creek Falls, Eildon Just … Continued

Your first road trip: Advice from seasoned travellers

Are you ready to get on the road and tackle your first caravanning journey? When planning your first road trip, advice from well-travelled voyagers is golden. Here are some of Caravanning Australia’s favourite contributors with their key advice for newcomers on the road. Travelling with pets: @4xpaw_crew ‘Travelling Australia with dogs is becoming easier – … Continued

Explore your state: New South Wales

Get excited to travel in the beauty of New South Wales – regional travel is back on the cards and we know you’re itching to hit the road. With natural beauty in bucketloads, what are you waiting for? Load up your caravan and make sure you check out some of Caravanning’s favourite spots off the … Continued

Your first road trip: How to plan

Welcome back to the second installment of Caravanning Australia’s ‘Your first road trip’ series. Head over to Part 1 to learn more about towing a caravan, which is essential to a safe journey. Going with the flow is a welcome pastime for seasoned travelers, but for first timers, planning your journey is the safer option! … Continued

Explore your state: Queensland

With eased restrictions on the horizon, caravanners across the state can rejoice at the opportunity to enjoy the sea, sand and surf that Queensland is famed for. In addition to its coastal delights, there is also volcanic country and lush scenery steeped in Aboriginal culture. Here are some of Caravanning’s top tips on how to make … Continued

Explore your territory: Northern Territory

Abundant with untouched beauty, unique Australian flora and fauna, and winding waterways, the Northern Territory is an incredible caravanning region. The recent relaxation of travel restrictions means that you can lose yourself in the heart of the Australian outback. Caravanning Australia has some hot tips for how to make the most of your outback adventure.  Mataranka … Continued

Caravanning from the back seat: WA Hidden gems

Below is an article by Tom McGay for our regular Caravanning from the back-seat feature. Whether it’s the city or the laid-back countryside, Western Australia always calls for a good time. With many popular destinations, some of the lesser known attractions become overshadowed. Below are three hidden gems located in WA that are perfect for families. Fremantle … Continued

Your first road trip: Towing a caravan

With domestic travel gearing up and international trips placed on the back burner, now is the perfect time to start planning your Australian caravanning journey! Planning a caravanning trip can be daunting to begin with, and that’s why Caravanning Australia is here to help. Welcome to our newest blog series, ‘Your first road trip’, where … Continued

Explore your state: South Australia

Known for its breathtaking sinkholes, playful wildlife and picturesque landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see, there are plenty of adventures awaiting you in South Australia. With the easing of restrictions to allow for regional travel, it’s the perfect time for South Australian to get out and explore their state. Not sure … Continued

Inland NSW

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about New South Wales? It’s easy think about the impeccable coastline but what about what’s inland? Caravanning Australia has you covered with a few places to visit in the heart of New South Wales. Ned Kelly Raid Trail, Jerilderie For any Ned Kelly enthusiasts, … Continued

Baby it’s (getting) cold outside

It’s that time of year again – we’ve said goodbye to the warm summer nights and are welcoming in winter. While it may be colder outside, it doesn’t mean that travelling can’t be done! Here are a few of our top tips for surviving the cold when on the road. Preparation Undertaking a thorough check … Continued

The Big Lap Part 10

We’re getting closer and closer to our major destination Broome! Welcome back to Part 10 of Caravanning Australia’s Big Lap. We have now entered Western Australia after an adventurous trip through the Northern Territory. If you missed out, read through Part 9 first and then meet us back here – you won’t want to miss … Continued

Murray River Adventures – Part 3

Welcome to the final leg of our trip along the Murray River. Part 1 saw us exploring Albury–Wodonga and heading towards Echuca, and Part 2 took us to beautiful Swan Hill. Now, sit back, relax and enjoy as we saunter along towards Mildura.   Swan Hill to Mildura 264 kilometres, three hours and 30 minutes … Continued

What the new travel restrictions mean for your state

As restrictions are easing across the country, travel dreams have been reignited. A simple weekend escape can make all the difference for caravanning, camping and travel lovers. With all the news circulating about which restrictions are being lifted across the country, it can be difficult to pinpoint what can be done in your state. Caravanning … Continued

Nothing but the Best in the South West

The Western Australian coastline is full of beautiful scenery, history and culture to explore. Autumn is the perfect time to rug up, enjoy the scenery as it deepens into rich, warm tones and savour some delicious wines.   If you’re looking for an adventure, look no further! Margaret River: Margaret River is home to one … Continued

Towing hints and tricks for caravanners

Travelling in a caravan is a phenomenal way to tick your dream destinations off your bucket lists, but preparation and practice is key! Here are some tips and tricks for towing a caravan: Assessing the weight Kerb weight relates to the overall weight of the vehicle, driver, fuel tank and oil. Understanding the weight is … Continued

South Australian Outback Adventure – Part 2

Welcome back to our three-part outback adventure, where we travel to the Flinders Ranges and Explorers Way. Part 1 detailed our trip from Adelaide to Hawker and the onto the remarkable Flinders Ranges. Keep reading to find out where we head to next! Day Three: Coober Pedy Say goodbye to the Wilpena Pound Resort bright … Continued

Murray River Adventure – Part 1

Caravanning Australia is back with another travel guide, dedicated to the famous Murray River. Follow us on our journey from Albury–Wodonga to Mildura in our three-part series. One of Australia’s longest and most prolific rivers, the Murray River has been an integral part of Australian history for thousands of years. The first custodians named it … Continued

South Australian Outback Adventure – Part 1

Ready for an outback adventure? Caravanning Australia has you covered! In our three-part blog series, we will dive into the heart of Australia and take a trip to the Flinders Rangers and Explorers Way. Day One: Adelaide to Hawker Travelling along the Princes Highway towards Hawker, the trip will be an estimated 404 kilometres, around … Continued

Caravanning from the backseat: Halls Gap Edition

Below is an article by Tom McGay for our regular Caravanning from the back seat feature. One of the most exciting towns to visit in Victoria Is Halls Gap! From sandstone mountains, to amazing wildlife such as wallabies and echidnas, Halls Gap is an iconic destination located in the Grampians. The Grampians are filled with beautiful views … Continued

The Big Lap Part 7

Welcome back to Part 7 of Caravanning Australia’s The Big Lap – if you haven’t read Part 6, go back and catch up. We’ve just finished up in Townsville, Queensland and we’re continuing the journey towards Broome. So, stick around because the next few parts are going to be quite an adventure. We’ve said our … Continued

Supporting Australia

Though we’re only three months into 2020, our country has experienced catastrophic weather and health events like never before. With the fires, drought, flash flooding and now a global health pandemic, it can feel as though it’s been one hit after another. The silver lining with all of these events is that in times of … Continued

Supporting Australia: Nymboida

As part of our new feature Supporting Australia, guest writer Julie Martyn travelled to the rural town of Nymboida, New South Wales. Something very special is happening in Nymboida. About 30 kilometres southwest of Grafton, New South Wales, this little hamlet nestled among the mountains is raising itself from the ashes, literally. Its cafe faces … Continued

Darwin bucket list

Have you ventured to the Top End? While it may seem far to those who live in other capital cities, the beauty of Darwin is not to be missed. From historical artefacts to natural wonders, Darwin will be unlike any other adventure you’ve taken. We’ve broken down a few sights that must be seen while … Continued

Australia’s Coral Coast

Who’s ready for a road trip? The Australian Coral Coast stretches an astonishing 1,110 kilometres, which for some can feel quite daunting. Here at Caravanning Australia, we want to help break down the best destinations to visit along the Coral Coast, as it is an Australian treasure that needs to be seen! Hutt Lagoon The … Continued

Let’s be safe this summer season

A guide to understanding the warning signs around fires As we hit the halfway point of summer, we need to be mindful of the dangers that are still present. Our country’s long-running bushfire threat is still imminent, which means preparation is key. For avid travellers who are roaming for the rest of the summer period, … Continued

Take the drive: Queensland’s Barcoo Way

What better way is there to explore south-west Queensland than by following the Barcoo River? This epic road trip will take you through some picturesque scenery into towns that are bursting with history and culture. This journey begins in the town of Tambo, the oldest town in Central West Queensland and the closest to the … Continued

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