I’m about to hit the road for 7 weeks with my family and our camper trailer.
Out there, off-line, off into the big blue yonder.
I come from good outback travel stock.
Years of childhood memories in the back of the Ford Falcon station wagon hitting dirt tracks and long stretches of highway, taking us to towns and histories we’d only heard about in text-books.
Five years ago we home-schooled the kids and lived life on the road for 7 months while doing a wonky lap of the map and taking on iconic routes across Australia.
But we’ve got unfinished outback business, so we’re about to do it all again.
A hybrid version of nomadic wandering, but worth doing all the same.
Two kids and a Camper is a tween, a teen, a work-weary couple, a soft floor camper trailer and a Prado with dodgy air con and no blue-tooth. (ah the good old days)
Our outback Qld, WA and SA route will do its absolute best to cover (in no particular order):
- Lake Mennindi
- Broken Hill / Silverton
- Innamincka Track and Coopers Creek to see Lake Eyre filled with water and birdlife
- Innamincka Track – a Burke and Wills pilgrimage and the famous Dig Tree
- Cordillo Downs station
- Strezlecki Track to Birdsville
- Mt Isa – dinosaur adventures!
- Tennant Creek and Barkly region (and the famous Daly waters Historic Pub)
- Buchanan Hwy to halls Creek
- The Bungle Bungles
- WA coastline
- Ningaloo Reef, Shark bay
- Karijini National Park- the Hammersley range
Perth to Albany
- Kalgoorlie / Coolgardie
- Nullarbor Hwy
- Burra SA
And back home again.
We can’t quite commit to the order. We can’t quite predict the detours.
But we can launch ourselves into the adventures with joy.
I’ll be checking in from time to time on the blog with our latest destinations, The Skipper’s bush mechanic triumphs and The Squids odd piece of content uploaded on to our YouTube site