Travelling Australia... One Trip At A Time

An Overview of the Trips we've taken since 2013

2013 - Around Australia - Anticlockwise
Our first big trip in the new van, we departed Rockhampton in July. I faithfully recorded this trip in Blog fashion, The Trip 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 Coast
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.


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