Category: Queensland

Exploring Outback Queensland

Back in September, we spent three weeks touring around Outback Queensland – from Birdsville up to Julia Creek, and nearly everywhere in between. Since then, time has got away from us a little, so we’re playing catch-up with our blog posts on here. Back at Birdsville After staying with Julie near Mitchell, Queensland, we continued to head west. We revisited one of our favourite camps from our last trip west – when we went across the Simpson Desert – on the banks of the Cooper Creek at Windorah. The Windorah to Birdsville leg always catches us a bit by surprise...

Life among the Mulga

We’re off on another trip, heading west – chasing big sky country and red dirt. Our first stop was catching up with Trinity’s friend Julie, on her 70,000 acre property south of Mitchell, QLD. Her family run 3,500 merino sheep and 150 head of cattle on mulga country. Trinity and Julie have been best mates since they met back in Vet School, and any excuse to make the 8-hour drive out for a visit is a welcome one.     Dealing with the drought Life out there is tough right now. They’ve been dealing with drought for years. Julie told...

A spontaneous weekender: Thallon & Nindigully

You know those weeks where it all just feels a bit too much? You’ve been putting in the overtime, there’s work that needs to be done on the house, the lawn’s looking a little long… Hands up who else has been feeling a bit like that recently? Losing Trinity’s father a few years ago was the wake up call we both needed to realise that life doesn’t wait for anyone. All we have is the here and now. While our careers and our home are important to us, so is the down-time we get to spend together.   We both...

Bribie Island 4WD Ladies Day

Looking for a beach within 2 hours of  Brisbane where you can drive on the sand, swim, camp and fish? Located roughly 70 kilometres north of Brisbane city, Bribie Island offers all of this and more.   When considering where to hold our second Ladies Day meet-up drive, we needed a location that catered for a wide range of driver skills. We didn’t want the experienced drivers to get bored, but we also needed somewhere that suited beginners. A beach was a bonus in the amazing summer weather we’ve had lately! Bribie Island fitted the bill perfectly.     About...

Is this the Sunshine Coast’s best Dog Beach?

In desperate need of a break after an emotionally draining few weeks, we packed our bags and headed off to the Sunshine Coast for the Australia Day weekend. We were in search of a dog beach, op shops (we’re avid bargain hunters), good food, and some much needed R&R. Well, Sunny Coast, you certainly did deliver!   Where we stayed We booked ourself another Airbnb for the weekend – a fantastic dog-friendly spot in Palmwoods called Winston Cottage. If you’re new to Airbnb and book a stay via the link in this post you’ll receive $55 in credit towards your...

Condamine River Road Ladies Drive

Last weekend we organised a day drive along the Condamine River Road in south east Queensland. Our idea behind the drive was for it to be a “Ladies Day”. After Trinity bought her Suzuki Jimny a few months ago, she was keen to meet some other like-minded women. Knowing few ladies with their own cars, we spread the word via friends, forums, and Instagram and opened the day to not only ladies with their own cars, but also those who wanted an excuse to have a go behind the wheel if they weren’t the regular drivers.     We ended...

Outback New South Wales

The final leg of our recent trip was through Outback New South Wales. After driving across the Simpson Desert, exploring the Oodnadatta Track, and taking a look around Innamincka, we welcomed a change of pace. For years I’d been fascinated from afar by towns such as Broken Hill and Bourke and was keen to see them for myself.   Entering Outback New South Wales After leaving Cameron Corner we headed towards Tibooburra. Keen for a pub meal on a rather chilly night, we decided against camping in the surrounding National Park and headed into town. After being unsuccessful finding accomodation...

Crossing the Simpson Desert: Our Experience

Driving across the Simpson Desert is a bucket-list trip for any keen 4-wheel-drive owner. It’s been on the cards for us since we did our trip to Cape York roughly 12 months ago. Around Christmas time we decided we’d make it happen this year. We spent our spare time for the next 6 months getting the car ready, planning our camp and car storage set-ups, and investigating all we needed to know about the Desert. I can now say with certainty that it’s been worth it! We had a fantastic time, and the Simpson will go down in the memory...

Top 5 Must-Do Activities at Cape York

While planning our next big trip (Simpson Desert crossing later this year – watch this space!) I’ve been reflecting a lot on last year’s Cape York trip – what we planned for, what went wrong, what we got right, and the amazing places we got to experience. And wow, does it have some great places to visit! So with that in mind, I wanted to share with you our TOP 5 MUST-DO ACTIVITIES at Cape York. Number 5: Camp at Loyalty Beach We spent a few days using this campground as our base while exploring the Tip, and I highly recommend it. After...

Cape York Highlights

Finally I got around to putting together a video from our Cape York trip. Finally! I had borrowed our brother’s GoPro for the trip but my old computer was a little too slow to handle the footage, so I had to wait until I upgraded. The video features all the usual highlights for Cape York – plenty of footage of the Old Telegraph Track including photos and/or videos of most of the creek crossings (yes, including Gunshot Creek!), Bramwell Junction and the enormous termite mounds you’ll find there, a few of the old ruins, the WWII plane wrecks, Elim Beach, and even...