We love the excitement of packing a picnic, heading off on a mystery tour, and indulging in the experience of visiting small forgotten towns in the hopes of discovering what lies within.
Milawa is a small town off the Hume Highway on the way through to Bright. We have passed through it many times without stopping, but after a little research for a nice quiet caravan park to stay for a long weekend, we chose to stay at the Milawa Caravan and Tourist Park to explore the area.
It’s always the last thing you do or you only do it when you are desperate!
We are talking about your vehicle’s operation manual. You should read it and be familiar with it. Why? Because one day you will need to know what to do when the “something” happens.
Beaufort is a lovely town just a two hour drive from Melbourne, along the Western Highway which runs between Adelaide and Melbourne.
Located just 30 minutes from either Ballarat or Ararat, it is the perfect place to spend a few days to explore all the attractions of the area, as well as have a relaxing break.
Just think, you are out and about travelling Australia, enjoying the outback or your favourite northern coastal winter retreat and making some memories, then all of a sudden a Federal Election looms. What do you do?
We decided to spend a couple of days experiencing some of Melbourne's tourist attractions but first we had to find a caravan park close to Melbourne CBD. There are two options on the west or northern sides, BIG4 Ashley Gardens Holiday Park at Braybrook or Melbourne BIG4 Holiday Park at Coburg. We have stayed at both which allow easy access to the city. We visited...
Pam & Alan have now been travelling Australia for almost 2 years in their home/office 21’Caravan and Ford Ranger. We ask them some questions –
We hit the road nearly two years ago now, with our two existing camp chairs, both Spinnifex non padded high backed adjustable chairs. Fine for occasional camping and sitting around the camp fire with your feet up on a milk crate, but after two years of use, working full time on the road we were developing “numb bum” syndrome.
Living full-time on the road in our 21ft caravan we value our eco-friendly DreamPot. It’s easy to use, efficient and always delivers a hot meal after a long day on the road.
DreamPot is thermal cooking, a portable, easy-to-use, cooking appliance which uses only a fraction of the power or heating source to achieve magnificent meals anywhere or anytime. DreamPot is an Australian family operated company which has made meals for travelers much better since 1964.
Here is one of our favorite recipes
We have made up a shopping list of ten most used “gadgets” we have on board and use at every camp site. Keep this list handy for the next up and coming CIA VIC official Caravan and Camping Shows. Look for the official logo and know that you are attending an official Victorian Caravan Industry event.
It is great to have your bikes with you when travelling on the big trip or even a short break. It’s a healthier way to get around and explore the area or visit the shops instead of always taking the vehicle for short trips.
If your storage hot water systems runs on electricity, gas or solar, it will contain a sacrificial anode. This is a highly reactive metal component which protects the system from corrosion. Most hot water heaters use them to protect the tank and other components which spend most of their time immersed in water.
A Residential Address is required for Medicare, Vic Roads, Electoral Commission, Australian Tax Office and Insurance Policies require a Situation of Risk address. In these cases we have used a relative’s address, our Accountants office address and our Insurance Brokers office address if the computer generated ‘field” will not accept Australia Wide.
Your good old drinking water food grade hose is more important than you actually realise. In our case, living, working and travelling Australia full time in our caravan, the hose gets coiled up, placed in it’s bag and rattles along on the caravan A Frame when travelling. Then at the next site, it’s thrown out onto the ground, clicked onto whatever size tap is provided and that’s it. We just take it for granted and expect it to perform faultlessly.
Until one day ....
Be Courteous when Towing a Caravan
When out and about on the road remember that you are sharing the road with lots of others. We hope that these tips will help you and others to stay safe.