We stayed in Punsand Bay for a 7 nights and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We explored the beaches and the WW2 plane wreck sites around the area. We spent more than a few hours at the bar enjoying some cold beverages. The food here was pretty good too. Our gazebo with the midgee proof insert was […]Read More
Roadstar Caravan Owners Group Get Together 2018
One of the great benefits of social media is the ability to link up with people who share a similar passion to yourself. Its no secret we are big fans of Roadstar caravans and we dearly love our Safari Tamer. We are always keen to chat to other Roadstar owners when ever we meet up […]Read More
Queensland Gemfields and Central Coast
After Having such a good time at Gemtree fossicking for garnets, we decided to make a trip to the gem field region of Queensland. We drove to the small township of Sapphire and found a great little freecamp to base ourselves at for a couple of nights while we explored the area. It was a […]Read More
Central Queensland Full of Surprises
After the Plenty Highway, we were keen to get back onto the beaten track. Were were due to be in Brisbane and later Maryborough so a trip through the heard of Queensland was next on our agenda.From Boulia we headed north to the major mining town of Mt Isa where we could stock up on […]Read More
The Plenty Highway in a Roadstar Caravan
One of our objectives for this trip was to get off the beaten track and explore some of the country’s remote desert tracks and, coming out of Uluru and needing to get to Queensland, the Plenty Highway seemed like a great opportunity. The Plenty Highway is around 500km of dirt road that takes you from […]Read More
Caravanning Grand Finals
This weekend marks the biggest sporting weekend of the year for Aussies. Both national football codes have their grand finals and this year’s are packed full of emotion, tradition and interstate rivalries. Its everything Australia is known for. Physical games, dedicated fans and good times with family and friends. I’m a long suffering Richmond supporter […]Read More
After 30,000 KM – We Still Love the Toyota Landcruiser.
Recently, we were driving home along Victoria’s Goulburn Valley Highway after spending a relaxing weekend with friends in Gough’s Bay, near Lake Eildon. For anyone unfamiliar with this road, it is a fairly typical B grade highway in Victoria, with a single lane in each direction and dotted with occasional overtaking opportunities, tight sweeping bends […]Read More
Why is Gross Combined Mass (GCM) So Important?
Following on from the police operation at Newmerella, lots of discussions have taken place on social media and various caravanning forums. That is an excellent outcome. If we don’t all start talking about the issues raised, we will never be able to solve our weight issues. One thing is obvious and that is many people do not […]Read More
New additions to Olaf
With our impending trip to Stradbroke Island rapidly approaching, I thought it was about time I got busy with some additions to our Landcruiser, Olaf. First off was the installation of a ScanGuage to monitor Olaf’s vital information like transmission temperature and fuel use. Next was to put some 12v power outlets in the rear […]Read More
Petrol or Diesel for Towing Big Loads?
Having previously owned both diesel and petrol vehicles and also having towed with both, I thought I had this question well and truly sorted out in my own mind years ago. These days, I think the answer is not so clear cut. Let me explain: I once owned a Land Rover Discovery V8 petrol 4WD. […]Read More