Category: camping

New podcast

On the Cordillo Downs Road to Innamincka

I’m very excited. I spoke with the amazing Gemma for her award winning travel podcast “Girls that Travel”. We talked solo women travellers, outback travel, and having a wild dingo in my campsite one night when I was all alone in the Simpson Desert. I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I …

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Top tips for travelling around Australia

We all make mistakes, but some of them can be deadly. Now that restrictions are easing, and people are making plans to travel again, here are some simple tips to help you avoid what could be dangerous mistakes. Or that could save you lots of money.

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Driving the Old Tele Track

After spending almost 5 months in Adelaide on family matters, with only small weekend trips away, I felt the need to do something a bit bigger. “I need to do something challenging” I said to Doc “Something that will push me out of my comfort zone, and even scare me.” Well, the Tele Track certainly …

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Bathurst Bay on Cape York, where time stands still

There is little more disconcerting in life than waking up, climbing out of your tent for your early morning pee, and being greeted by a round of applause. When you’re all alone. That’s what happened to me at Bathurst Bay.

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4WD outback travel shows

Twelve months after my first solo trip across the Simpson Desert I’ve completed my second. I’m still sorting out my notes, so stories will appear soon. It’s also twelve months since I put in my audition for Low Range. It’s way overtime for a mainstream 4WD show to have a female presenter on board – it …

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Things that will (possibly) kill you in the Australian bush

I never used to go camping. Too cold, too many insects, too uncomfortable. Then Doc dragged me kicking and screaming into the outback in a swag, and I was hooked. All my objections were overcome. Modern camping is comfortable, campfires help with the cold, or you can just go north where it’s never cold, and …

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