Stirling for Lunch

Stirling’s affluence is evident the moment you turn off the freeway and slow down to a suburban pace. The homes, boutique shops, street sculptures and town planning all point to an old part of the Adelaide Hills that has been moneyed since the first house was built. The town was founded in 1854. Its rapid…

Esperance

Esperance. The beaches. The Great Ocean Drive. The vibe. The cafes and the festivals. We heard so much about this town and the abundance of beautiful places to visit. From endless beaches along a pristine coastline with white sands and crystal clear turquoise waters, Esperance would seem to have it all. And it has. But…

Desert Crossing: The Nullarbor Plain

In a country that doesn’t know the meaning of small, the Desert of the Nullarbor Plains is a prime example of how vast this land is. Nullarbor means no trees; affectionately dubbed the Nullar-boring. Stretching 1, 200 km at its widest and spanning 200, 000 square kilometres, it is the world’s largest expanse of limestone.…

Wudinna, South Australia

A stone’s throw west of Kimba is another town with a strong heritage in agriculture – Wudinna. Information brochures speak of the giant granite outcrops with unique rock formations that can be seen throughout the region and we saw plenty of these. However, in the main street, service stores dominate and huge harvesting combines park…

Kimba

Halfway between Sydney and Perth is Kimba with the best community campground at which we have stayed. Well done Kimba. Hot showers for just $1, dump point, toilet, picnic tables and freshwater. It was a magic two nighter out of the wind and very few flies. The early pioneers often referred to the area as…

Zooks, it’s Zee End

Finally, some stats of our Big Fat Aussie Road Trip that has lasted 11 months. We’re at our final destination for this leg of the road trip and will pick up again in late Summer early Autumn next year. We left our home town of Toronto, NSW 14th June last year and move into our…

Yarrangobilly

The Yarrangobilly Campground is at the northern end of Kosciuszko National Park. The park is better known as the venture playground for Winter sports enthusiasts and hikers, it also hosts campers at ‘primitive’ campgrounds. Primitive means few if any facilities but there were long drop toilets. Campsites are not marked but campers tend to find…