AnswerID: 360515 Submitted: Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 13:10
Gday Reeks, We spent the good part of 4 years on the road with 2 kids 2004 - 2008 (by the time we stopped one chiild was 5 and the youngest was about 15 months). We worked about 8 months a year and travelled between jobs. Spent everything we earned over those 4 years (about 50,000k/year give or take).
Travelling is addictive and can get expensive. Try to keep it all very simple. Free camp when you can or use the National Parks, the kids will enjoy being out and about - don't worry about them not socialising - there a plenty of families on the road doing exactly the same thing and the kids always seem to find other kids to play with.
Don't pack too many toys or clothes...
If you have room pack some form of washing machine - its about $4 a load at a caravan park.
Keep the kids under 2 years of age if you can when booking into van parks, amusement parks etc - they'll charge you for anyone over 2 years ?extra power and water? Last BIG4 van park we stayed in was $30 powered site and $7 for each child over 2.
We didn't get to see everything, probably never will. Have a great time, don't rush, ask lots of questions, it may take a few weeks to get into the swing of things. Cheers.
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FollowupID: 628317 Submitted:
Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 14:26
thank you, thats all good advice.
what type of vehicle would you suggest? campervan? motorhome? stationwagon and tent??
any other learnings?? better clockwise or anti? or doesnt it really matter??
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