2013 - Around Australia
Our first big trip in the new van, we departed Rockhampton in
July. I faithfully recorded this trip in Blog fashion,
Report is here.
2014 - NSW Coast - Gold Coast to Old Bar
We terminated our 2013 trip around Oz in Forster, NSW in
November and headed home for Christmas. In early 2014 we continued
our 'Round the Block trip staying at many places down the NSW coast,
as far as Old Bar (just north of Forster). From there we headed back
north, staying at places we had skipped on the way south. All up, we stayed
at Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Lennox Head, Ballina, Evans Head, Yamba,
Grafton, Coffs Harbour, Nambucca Heads, South West Rocks, Port
Macquarie, Old Bar.
2015 - Half Loop Around Australia
This trip took us west from Rockhampton to 3Ways, down through the Centre...Alice Springs, Ayres Rock
etc., into SA, through to western NSW, back up to western QLD and
home along the coast.
The Trip Report is here.
2016 - Dinosaur Country
West from Rockhampton again but this time we stayed a couple of
days in each town... towns we normally just passed through on our
way somewhere else. Emerald, Barcaldine,
Longreach, to Winton, then back to Barcaldine and headed south to Blackall,
Augathella, Charleville, then east to Mitchell, Roma, Miles,
Chinchilla Dalby, Toowoomba. From there we headed down the Range to
the Gold Coast for a few days. Then off North again, to Gympie,
inland to Kilkivan. Goomeri, up to Ban Ban Springs then across to
Biggenden and on to Childers. From there, it was Highway 1 home to
Rockhampton with an overnighter at the Gin Gin Rest Area.
2017 - Queensland Coast - Cairns to Sunshine
From Rockhampton we travelled north, stopping in Home Hill,
Airlie Beach, Mission Beach then on to Cairns. After a week in
Cairns, returned south stopping at Townsville, Yaamba, Gin Gin then
to Mooloolaba for a week. From Mooloolaba back north to Hervey Bay
for a week then on to Rockhampton.
2018 - Four States in Four Months
This year was to be another trip
around Australia. The Plan was, to take about 6 months to do it,
seeing many of the places we missed in 2013. It was also to include
a month in winter, on the Goldfields of Western Australia. Blame it
on old age, but when we were too far away from home to turn back, I
discovered I hadn't packed the Metal Detector and other Prospecting
gear. So instead, we excluded WA and cut the trip back to four
months, visiting Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South
Australia. Still a great trip. Itinerary here.