Mount Buller

NOW: Mount Buller, Mount Stirling and Mount Cobbler After a grocery stop in Mansfield we headed on to Carters Road at Meerijig. The day use area here was quite pleasant but the camping area was a bit second hand so we continued on to Buttercup Road. After setting up a forestry worker came through to…

Jamieson

NOW: Jamieson, Granny’s Flat. When you travel the Alpine Way it’s easy to call in at the wineries and berry farms. We were just in time for the last of the fresh raspberries. At Bright and Myrtleford old tobacco kilns can be seen from the road. The local talk is that medicinal cannabis is to…

Dargo High Plains

NOW: Dargo High Plains, Talbotville, Blue Rag and Hotham When we sought advice from our Melbourne buddies about where to camp in the High Country they told us it didn’t really matter as there were great campsites everywhere. Well they were right! From Licola we travelled through Heyfield and Maffra and into Sale where the…

Walhalla

NOW: Walhalla, Licola and the Alpine National Park. We really are on the dirt now travelling on gravel roads through Matlock, Aberfeldy and into Baw Baw National Park. The road started out a reasonably good dirt road and became narrow just as we met a Parks truck coming up the hill from the riverside camp…

The Dandenongs

NOW: The Dandenongs – Kirth Kiln, Gembrook, Marysville. In the 1940’s the First World War made petrol a scarce commodity. Those with cars became creative and developed charcoal burning “boilers” to fuel their cars. This charcoal was made in kilns like the one which has been restored at Kirth Kiln near Gembrook in Victoria. There…

North East Victoria

NOW: North East Victoria – Gippsland Lakes. Our first stop in Victoria was Mallacoota where we happened to be in town for the Mallacoota Bream Fishing Competition. We’ve seen it on TV before and now watched as each entrant weighed in their bag of 5 bream. The winning angler had 5 bream weighing nearly 1kg…

NSW South Coast

Now: NSW South Coast – Kangaroo Valley, Ulladulla, Narooma, Eden We actually got up early to travel through Sydney and then south to Kangaroo Valley. Our biggest travel day with the temperature topping 40 degrees – thank goodness for air conditioning! When we arrived at Bendeela Campground the mist was settling in the valley after…

Macleay Valley NSW

NOW: Macleay Valley NSW – Trial Bay in Arakoon State Conservation Area, South West Rocks, Crescent Head and Point Plomer The seaside township of South West Rocks sits on the coast where the Macleay River enters the ocean. Camping at Trial Bay you can look back across the ocean and see the town at the…

Hitting the Road

Before we left home I ordered our meat cryovaced and frozen flat so that we could pack it into our Engel which we run as a freezer in the back of the car. We filled the food box with our favourite coffee blend for the plunger pot, some sauces that turn barbeque or one pan…