footloose and fancy free in oz

A bloke, his better half, and a 4WD truck, in the wild blue yonder of the red continent

Table of contents

Click on headings to access the stories

Prologue

Background, planning, motorhome purchase & return trip Darwin – Brisbane

– up until Nov 2012

Modifications and upgrades galore

Motorhome modifications and final preparations
– Dec 2012/Jan 2013

Heading out of town, at last

Bribie Island, Glasshouse Mountains, Earth Frequency Festival
–  23 Feb 2013

Rain, rain and – just for a change – more rain

Tweed Coast to Byron Bay
– 6 Mar 2013

A stowaway and a National Park

Yuraygir National Park, Wooli
– 14 Mar 2013

Cool experiences in the high country

Yamba, Angourie towards Northern Tablelands, New England National Park, Armidale, Uralla,Comboyne
– 7 Apr 2013

From Crowdy Bay to the Crowded City and back again

Crowdy Bay towards Sydney
– 1 May 2013

Northward bound

Brisbane stopover, Hervey Bay, Toogoom
– 16 May 2013

Bundy, Sapphire, and other gems

Bundaberg to Gemfields – Emerald, Sapphire, Rubyvale
– 25 May 2013

In the back of beyond – mines galore and a surprise festival

Bowen Basin; Clermon, Mackay, Happy Daze Festival
– 31 May 2013

Scenic delights between Whitsunday and Townsville

Airlie Beach, Bowen, Townsville
– 12 Jun 2013

Going troppo towards the top end

Tyto Wetlands, Kuranda, Kuranda Roots Festival,Wet Tropics, Daintree, Bloomfield Track to Rossville, Bushweek Festival, Cooktown
– 11 Jul 2013

Where we’ve been so far

Map update
– 12 Jul 2013

Good bye beaches, hello high country

Cairns, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands, Chillagoe, Irvinebank Hillbilly Festival
15 Aug 2013

Atherton Tablelands – the final spread

Wet Tropics Rainforests, Millaa Millaa, across the Great Dividing Range, Ravenshoe
– 26 Aug 2013

Along the Savannah Way to the Gulf of Carpentaria

Outback towns Georgetown, Croydon, Normanton, Karumba, Burketown
– 5 Sep 2013

Trials, tribulations and triumphs along the Top End

Detour from Savannah Way to Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park, Hell’s Gate, Boorooloola, Katherine to Darwin, Litchfield National Park
-26 Sep 2013

Map update

-26 Sep 2013

Into the red hot centre

Darwin, Kakadu National Park, Edith Falls, Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park, Global Solar Challenge, Alice Springs
– 14 Oct 2013

Rocks star in the desert

Alice Springs, Western McDonnell Ranges, Finke River, King’s Canyon, Uluru/Ayer-s Rock, Kata Tjuja, Coober Pedy
– 6 Nov 2013

Southern Exposure

Salt lakes, Eyre Peninsula, Adelaide Hills, towards Fleurieu Peninsula
– 12 Dec 2013

Late Update #1: Fleurieu for Christmas

Fleurieu Peninsula: Victor Harbour, Port Elliot, Goolwa
From Dec 2013 – Jan 2014
– 19 Mar 2014 (pub.)

Late Update #2: Victoria – hot, cold and sizzling

Melbourne area, Ballarat, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley, Gippsland

– 31 Mar 2014

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