Category: camping

The romance of sleeping in a swag

How romantic is it to throw out your swag and lie there looking at a million stars while you fall asleep? To wake up with birds singing, and kangaroos hopping around your campsite. Then get up, rekindle last night’s fire and brew some coffee for breakfast. Aah, freedom. There is another side.

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Where to collect wood for a campfire in the bush

I’ve discovered where all the firewood is in the park. Unfortunately it’s not even close to my campsite. I went for a walk to Spriggina Lookout today after I got back from the Ridgetop Tour. I’m doing the startrails tour tonight, so just wanted a short walk to get some exercise. It’s only 2km up …

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Are you ready to go bush camping?

My campsite at Arkaroola with the campfire and my swag

This is how to ease yourself into bush camping if you’re at all nervous or unsure. Dinner’s cooking on the campfire, and my swag is ready for me to hop in. I’m in beautiful bush surrounds with absolutely nobody else about. The sun is setting behind the Flinders Ranges, there is a mass of birdlife …

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Arkaroola – yellow footed rock wallabies and ice on the swag

Sun reflecting on the ice on my swag

It is so easy to get lazy. Here I am at Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary, after a drive through stunning scenery, with the sunset blazing mauve on the ranges, and kangaroos and wallabies everywhere beside the road, and I couldn’t be bothered cooking dinner. Wine and kettle chips it is tonight. People in campsites nearby have …

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Does it get cold in Australia?

Ice crystals on the roof of the car

Somebody could have told me Yunta is the coldest place in Australia! I woke up this morning and there was ice on the swag. Ice. Real ice. It cracked when I folded the canvas cover back and get out of bed.

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Wilcannia, emus, goats, but no kangaroos

Goats. There are millions of goats roaming outback Australia. And I saw a lot of them today. As you do when you’re outback, I was keeping an eye out for animals. I really wanted to see kangaroos and emus (without running into them with the car), but what I saw were goats. Everywhere, there were …

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