The first post of a series for our trip from Perth to Sydney, to Coffs Harbour, and back again. Across the Nullarbor and a few places in between!
1st Night, Norseman, in the bush. A great run, about 640km, from home through Brookton, through Hyden (past wave rock), to Norseman.
Day 2, Norseman to Mundrabilla (80km west of border). What a great spot, it’s a rest stop with endless camp options and a long-drop if you dare use it. We always take the trusty Jimmy’s Thunderbox 🙂
Day 3, Streaky Bay, SA. This place is unreal, I would happily pack the camper and come spend a week or two here, brilliant spot!
Day 4, Streaky Bay to Mambray Creek (Mount Remarkable) SA.
Mambray Creek is a lovely little camp ground, (paid, parks and wildlife maintained), good showers. Southern Flinders Ranges. Very busy (with animals), LOADS of wildlife, we had emu’s roo’s, huge 1.5m+ goanna’s just walking through camp! It was hot as hell 40+ and the fridges worked overtime to keep icypoles and beers cold 🙂 Woke up in the morning and the camper battery was down to 65% remaining, most power I’ve used in a night so far!
Day 5 & 6. Both nights were supposed to be bush (free) camps, but it was hot, how hot?
Needless to say, we chickened out of the bush camp idea and phoned the nearest caravan park with a pool. BIG4 in Mildura, and BIG4 in Wagga Wagga both came to the rescue. For $34/night for the family, we setup and sat in the pool with some coldies for a few hours.
Also bought two of these fans, they are AWESOME. I had my cordless drill and batteries with me, and the batteries work in these fans, or run em off 240V. They rocked, the whole trip!
I looked on Wikicamps and saw that people suggested we ask for a grassy site down the back of the camp, it was worth it, unreal. River down there, I did a spot of fishing but didn’t hook up. Sadly, was after a Murray Cod and ended up with nothing :/
Leaving Wagga, obligatory stop at Dog on the Tuckerbox. It was also our 10yr wedding anniversary whilst in Mildura, my wife bought me an Akubra. Love it. Looking the part now.
5 nights in Sydney at Lake Narrabeen park, lovely spot, right on the lake. It did rain for the first few days (non stop might I add, and I mean NON STOP). I had to go buy a tarp to cover the camper because after a while we ended up with a little water coming in a few spots, nothing major. Tarp worked well.