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Gnomesville WA

Have you heard of Gnomesville, Western Australia?

20km from Dardanup, Western Australia is Gnomesville.  Apparently, there are more than one version of how it all started and so a sign was erected detailing “The True Beginning”.  There are thousands of gnomes scattered around the site.  Many have been left there by individuals, whole families and various groups of people, including a caravan club.   We had heard of Gnomesville before we left home and so Maureen purchased a gnome to take and leave at the site. We even saw some gnomes which had a message indicating that they had been left by visitors from other states. Thanks to

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Botanic Gardens, Adelaide SA
Bucket List

12 Must See and Dos in Adelaide, for your South Australia Bucket List

If you want to know what to see and do in South Australia’s beautiful capital, here goes. We were only there for three nights, but took in so much! Markets, churches, food, trams, gardens, history, culture and wine! Don’t forget the shopping. Plus we’ll give you the tip on where to camp and still be close to the city. Here’s a dozen reasons to visit Adelaide: 1. Take a tram If you travel within the city mile, it is free to hop on and off and a great way to get your bearings as well as travel on the cheap.

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Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area, New South Wales

Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area is located between Wyong and Swansea, just north of Budgewoi on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast.  A few snaps from Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area – Deadman’s Beach, near Frazer Campground by Tim Gilbert. He said it was well worth the early morning walk. Lake Munmorah State Recreation Area image Tim Gilbert There are lots of picnic areas and lookouts. It is also a spot for rock fishing and whale watching in the season. Walks include: The Moonee Beach trail is 4 km return – Grade

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Camping Tips

FREE online daily games for the Road: Wordle, Worldle, Waffle, Heardle and more!

Here’s some games you can play for free – you just need internet. Wordle Is Wordle a great little camping brain teaser for one (if you have signal) or is it really just a trumped up game of hangman? (Personally, I love it. And hearing about people’s strategies like using different letters for your second line, favourite start words or changing it up…) Wordle 269 3/6 🟨🟨🟨⬜⬜ 🟨⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩 Worldle My geography teacher dad would have loved this! You have 6 guesses, and after each guess you are pointed in the correct direction with a distance away from the correct country.

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Here’s Heatley and I on the Room with a View hike.

Check out 3 new pub camps, tips for touring and a new giveaway!

Here’s Heatley and I on the Room with a View hike. The Easter bilby has disappeared and now it is back to school and another long weekend! Will you be camping or attending a dawn ANZAC service? Or both? Today we bring you essential tips for touring around Tassie including the new ferry port in Victoria. There’s three FREE pubs stays from NSW to QLD, a Veterans Camp in WA – with a donation site for all travellers nearby. Then we share our trip to a famous NT national park – in the wet season! Finally, we offer over $330

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Edge Of The World, Arthur River, Tasmania

Must do: Edge of the World, Tasmania

We threw a pebble off ‘The Edge of the World’! Our team member and resident Tasmanian, Leisa Cooper, urged us to visit. She said, “If you include the west coast in your journey, (its wild and beautiful) past Stanley and Marrawah there’s a little spot called the ‘Edge of the World’.   “It’s the starting point to the longest uninterrupted stretch of ocean in the world, 16,000 km the nearest land mass to the west is not Africa, but Argentina and to the south Antarctica.” Leisa said, “It’s where they collect Cape Grim Water, as it’s the purest air and water

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BHP Mt Whaleback Tour at Newman WA
Life on the Road

52 years between visits: BHP Mt Whaleback Tour at Newman, Western Australia

I visited the Mt Whaleback iron ore mine in September 1969 which was the year that its ore was first shipped overseas.   Along with 23 girls and guys in our early twenties we chartered a bus to take us on a tour of the Pilbara region of Western Australia, sleeping under the stars on camp stretchers and cooking meals over camp fires.  Fast forward to last September, 52 years later and I am visiting the Pilbara region for the second time.  This time in the comfort of a luxury caravan with Maureen, my wife of 50 years. In 1969 Mt

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Ludwig Leichhardt's Dig Tree in Comet, Queensland

Definition: What is a Dig Tree?

Ludwig Leichhardt’s Dig Tree in Comet, Queensland As early explorers travelled Australia, they would sometimes bury items – and mark the tree above the stash. For instance, we visited Ludwig Leichhardt’s Dig Tree in Comet, east of Emerald in the Central Highlands of Queensland. It was from his second expedition in 1847, where he buried a powder canister with despatches of his plans. A replica of Ludwig Leichhardt’s Dig Tree in Comet Queensland The tree was originally from the junction of the Comet and Nagoa Rivers, before it was removed for safe keeping to Brisbane. View the tree at the Railway Station

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Albany Whale Station, Western Australia

MUST SEE: Australia’s last whaling station at Albany, Western Australia

We are very grateful to the lovely volunteer at Albany Visitor Centre who urged us to “stay another day” and visit Whaleworld and the rugged Torndirrup National Park.  We drove out to east of Albany to Frenchmans Bay to Australia’s last operating whaling station:  Cheynes Beach Whaling Company. It is so close to the number 1, Tourism Australia’s Best Aussie Beach for 2022 – Misery Beach. The beach may well have been named for the butchered whales – as their remains of offal and teeth stained its shores. Make sure you see its turquoise waters and granite cliff when you’re there! They literally down tools

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