Some of our Favourites

4 Dec

As we are nearing the end of our adventure, everyone asks us about the best places. As so many places have been brilliant, its hard to pick a winner. So the following lists are an attempt to highlight some. To the great people we have met along the way, please feel free to add/comment.

Before we embarked on this road trip, we also got some good advice from fellow travellers. So for those of you who might follow us one day, here are our lists – hope they help you out.

Best Beaches

  • Greens Pool (near Denmark, WA) – if only the water was warmer!
  • All beaches around Esperance, WA
  • Gnaraloo Bay (near Carnarvon, WA)
  • Coral Bay (WA) – even more amazing under the water
  • Cable Beach (Broome, WA) – not the nicest beach but the nicest sunsets
  • Horseshoe Bay (Bowen, QLD) – almost perfect
  • Bunker Bay (Margaret River area, WA)
  • Port Smith – beautiful but for the sandflies
  • Horseshoe Bay (SW Rocks, NSW)

Best Caravan Parks

  • Big 4 coconuts (cairns, QLD)
  • Arno Bay (SA)
  • El Questro (Kimberley, WA)
  • Karinyup (Perth, WA)
  • Big 4 Howard Springs (Darwin, NT)
  • Discovery Clare Valley (SA)
  • Bedrock Village (Mt Surprise, QLD)
  • Duke of Earl Bay (near Esperance, WA)
  • Big 4 (Hastings Point, NSW)
  • Blue Dolphin (Yamba, NSW)

Best Free/cheap camps

  • Gregory River (near Lawn hill NP, QLD)
  • Windjana Gorge NP ( Kimberley, WA)
  • Parrys Beach (near Denmark, WA)
  • Spring Creek? (near Bungles, WA)
  • Waroora Station (near carnarvon, WA)
  • Lincoln NP (Port Lincoln, SA)
  • Sandy Cape (near Jurien Bay, WA)
  • Mission Beach (council van pk, QLD)

Best Playgrounds

  • Donnybrook, WA
  • Carnarvon, WA
  • Waterparks/slides in Darwin, NT
  • Waterslide in Port Lincoln indoor pool, SA
  • Yallingup maze, WA
  • Lake Tinaroo, QLD
  • Southport waterfront, Gold Coast

Most useful items we packed 

  • Annex Floormat (that you can land a helicopter on!)
  • Bikes
  • Coffee machine
  • Foxtel
  • Bucket loo
  • Engel as a freezer

Least useful items we packed

  • Jackets, jeans and ugg boots
  • Kayak
  • Annex wall
  • Chemical loo and shower tent
  • Electric Razor

Things we wont miss!

  • Showering with shoes on
  • Sand in our bed
  • Tiny fridges
  • Frozen beers
  • No bath mats
  • Emptying the night (wee) bucket
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7 Responses to “Some of our Favourites”

  1. Glen December 4, 2013 at 8:45 pm #

    Gold!
    Thanks very much, we have already crossed a couple of those off the list an added a few (including coffee machine). We will need to discuss the toilet options!

  2. donnapmiles December 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Good list. el Questro and Gregory River certainly 2 of my faves. ningaloo Reef used to be empty and free too. Looking forward to seeing you

  3. aussietnt December 4, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    This list is unreal. Thankyou! I’m sure we’ll make use of your suggestions sometime in the future!

  4. Melanie Louth December 4, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    So looking forward to seeing you home soon, but sad that your family adventure has come to an end. It’s been wonderful sharing your trip with you through this blog. xxx

  5. Matt December 5, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    Wow – what a great trip to be able to list such a list. I’ll be sad when it’s over as my vicarious travels will end too.

  6. Steve & Cecily Webster December 5, 2013 at 10:01 am #

    It has been great following your journey since meeting you in Coffin Bay. Have loved re-living some of our travels through your blog and meeting up again in Brissie. At that time your van was looking a little less “pristine” and more “travel worn” than in your blog heading! Happy re-settling.

  7. Margy Reed December 9, 2013 at 7:46 am #

    Love your list, hope it helps other future adventurers! The wee bucket would have to be my can’t do without item for camping as well!! See you guys soon.

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