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Kalbarri is a fairly well known holiday destination on the mid WA coast. However, most people only ever see south of the Murchison River. What if I told you there's a station north of the river that's twice the size of Singapore, and you can access pretty much every single bit of it? By access, I mean camping, brilliant 4WD tracks, untouched history and incredible natural beauty like you've never seen before. Continue reading here.
There was a time not so long ago where I could give you a basic run down of the different camper trailers sold in Australia. Believe me, those days are long gone; now there are hundreds of different makes and models, with more differences than you can poke a stick at. So, where do you start? Continue reading here.
The WA coastline is well known for it's untouched beauty, with some of the best beaches in the world. Over the years I've covered a fair bit of what it has to offer, and loved every minute of it. However, every now and again a place appears that stands head and shoulders above the rest. I thought Carrarang Station was as good as it got until visiting Steep Point, and then I went to Dirk Hartog Island, which blew them both out of the sky. Dirk Hartog Island is an incredibly special place; if you haven't been before, put it on your bucket list! Continue reading here.
Buying a 4WD isn't a cheap exercise, no matter how you look at it. When you browse through potential 4WD's, you'll see some have huge lists of modifications and accessories and others have none. It begs the question; should you buy a 4WD in stock condition, or one that's been modified? Continue reading here.
4WD recoveries generally involve a lot of force, and if something breaks it can do a lot of damage. There's been more than a handful of people killed in Australia over the years when 4WD recoveries have gone wrong. One of the biggest risks in a 4WD recovery is that something metal breaks. If this happens, and its under tension (like a winch rope or snatch strap), its going to take off faster than you'll be able to see. Continue reading here.
Western Australia has some truly spectacular places to visit. I can think of plenty of places that stand out for me - the Gibb River Road, Cape Leveque, Karijini, Bremer Bay, Ningaloo Reef and the list goes on. I've got another one to add to the list though; Francois Peron National Park! Continue reading here.
Steep Point is the Western most point of Australian mainland, located in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, some 900km north of Perth. It's known as one of the best land based fishing locations in the world, and has some of Western Australia's most impressive coastline.
With massive cliffs, beautiful beaches and an incredible isolation you'll be sure to have an amazing time. Continue reading here.
As of yet, we aren't sure what it will be replaced with, but it will all be documented here.
If you are interested in it, here's the details: Continue reading here.
If you haven't heard of it before, today is your lucky day. Wikicamps is an app you can download on android, apple and windows smart phones. The app is used to find camping areas, points of interest, caravan parks and more. However, its the way in which it does this that is most useful. Continue reading here.
We've just returned from 9 nights out at Steep Point, and 6 in Denham itself. Organising the trip was a fair bit of work to ensure we had enough fuel, water, food and firewood and that the 3 trailers made it out there without any damage, but the effort was well and truly rewarded Continue reading here.
Bell Gorge is another incredible place to stop and explore along the Gibb River Road, in Western Australia. It's one of the major attractions, and shouldn't be missed. You can either visit for the day, or stay at Silent Grove Camp ground. Continue Reading here.
A lot of 4WD's run viscous fan hubs. Over time, they deteriorate and eventually stop working. This means your engine has very little air being sucked through via the main cooling fan and as a result it can overheat. The viscous fan hub is one of the most commonly overlooked components on a 4WD, and whats worse is it plays one of the most critical roles. It's a recipe for total disaster; when did you last check yours? Continue Reading here.
Setting up a decent 12V system in a 4WD or Camper Trailer takes time, money and a bit of knowledge. I knew when we purchased our Outback Expedition Deluxe Camper trailer, I'd have to do a few upgrades to get it the way we wanted. We currently run a 55L Evakool Fridge/Freezer in the Land Cruiser, which has been fantastic, but its always a fine balance trying to keep some things frozen and others not. On top of that, you can never have enough fridge/freezer room!
With a 9 day trip to Steep Point on the cards, we had to be 100% self sufficient, and had to get something organised. Continue reading here.
Mornington Wilderness Camp is not always on the 'must visit' list when people do the Gibb River Road. That's partly because its an extra 180km round trip, plus extra driving to see the gorges. However, the main reason is people just don't know how truly beautiful and amazing it is, and stick to the better known locations. (Windjana, Tunnel Creek, Bell Gorge, Manning Gorge, Mitchell Falls and El Questro). Continue reading here.