We have been planning another adventure in Australia for quiet some time and are incredibly lucky to  have friends staying in our home and looking after the cats while we are away.

When all is packed and ready our plan is to leave Melbourne in May driving up the East Coast to Sydney then inland to Darwin. After this we hope to cross the Northern Western part of Australia and down the west Coast to Perth. From there along the South Coast back into Melbourne and home again…

As days unfold I will update makes changes to this page as our adventure happens.

Packed and ready to go.


Friday 3rd of May arrived and were ready to head off down the Princess Highway for a trail run in our caravan. Leaving latter than planned, we hit peak hour traffic on the Monash Highway but this eased as we passed Pakenham. We drove through the night arriving in Lakes Entrance to stay at our friend’s place for the night. This is our first experience of towing a caravan and were greatly relieved it all went well.



Home among the trees and caravans

The following day found us traveling to Mallacoota to set up camp for the weekend. Such a peaceful place at this time of the year.

Looking East to Gabo Island.
Stormy clouds and rainbow over Bass Strait.
Mallacoota Inlet

Leaving Mallacoota on Monday we headed back along the winding Princess Highway through the Croajingolong National Park to Lakes Entrance. Next morning we woke to a classic May autumn day.

We left Lakes after lunch to pick up our caravan from Bairnsdale. Hitched up again and drove into the setting sun to arrive safely home that night.

While some sleep we plan and pack and repack…

The long autumn sleeps are truly here…we are going to miss these creatures when we do leave. We are held up due to car issues but hey I would rather it happen here and not on the road. In the meantime I have been working in the workshop making steel bollards.