Many people Travelling Aus with young kids? We are leaving in July!!!

Submitted: Friday, May 14, 2010 at 23:47
ThreadID: 78485 Views:3458 Replies:4 FollowUps:3
This Thread has been Archived

Related Pages

Hi all
Well I have rented out my house, given notice at work so there is no turning back now!!!
We are leaving Melbourne mid July on a trip around Aus for 12ish months!!! with a 3 year old and 1 year old, are we crazy??? I hope not, kids travel well and we will be in no hurry.
We are tavelling in a GUII Patrol and Towing a Jayco Hawk Outback.
The last 5 weeks of work are going to drag cant wait to get going.
Would love to here from people that have done or are doing something similar.
Hints, tips, Must sees, Small towns with Big events (eg Birdsville Races) anything!!!
Only real plans so far is:
-to get up to around Port Douglas by end of July spend 3 weeks or so
exploring Cape York.
-Windorah for the International Yabby races on the 1st Sept.
-Birdsville Races on the 3rd Sept.
-Need to be back in Melb Mid Dec for a couple of weeks.
-Tunarama in Port Lincoln 21st Jan.
-Meet up with Friends in Perth end Feb
Looking forward to hearing from you or catching up with you on our trip.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: fugwurgin - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 09:50

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 09:50
the only tip i can offer is enjoy it! we are 2 months into a 9 month trip around port augusta at the moment, uluru next week. We have a 2 year old, also travels well. he is kept busy with the sights and sounds of each new place we visit. he burns his energy at parks, paygrounds and has a dvd player in the car to fill in the gaps. We have nature dvds and mostly educational dvds on for him, he loves the animals. i am amazed at how much he is learning just from being on the road, taking in new things. he is toilet training aswell so we are staying at a lot of caravan parks for the ammenities. we are also doing the occasional free camps. the trip is working out cheaper than we expected too which is a bonus. We are travelling in a rodeo towing a camper trailer. we chose the camper trailer for the extra room that caravans dont offer, we have a full annexe which is perfect for him to play under when its raining, gives us some space too. we have a basic itinery but that changes all the time, a set direction but no real timeframe to be anywhere special, just flip a coin when we come to an intersection lol. i suggest getting Camps 5 book and checking out badgers caravan park reports website, just google badgers caravan park for reviews of caravan parks, we found it very useful when deciding on a park. if you are self sufficient free camping will save you a lot of money, we are finding most caravan parks charge us for our 2 year old which adds to the cost. i hope you and your family have the time of your lives, We are. cheers
AnswerID: 416752

Follow Up By: Haleys - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:56

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:56
Thanks for the reply, I have got the DVD players sorted!!! but dont usually need to use them much, just good to buy us another hour or so if the winging starts before we are ready to stop! I have already got a copy of camps 5 but will have to check out badgers website. Enjoy the rest of your trip.
FollowupID: 686868

Reply By: BundyLuva76 - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:47

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 10:47
Once again....enjoy it!!! We have been travelling for 18months, have been stopped in one spot for work for a few months and just about to hit the road again next week. We have 2 boys who are 10 and 8 now and they have thrived on the things they have learnt and experienced while on the road. You will meet alot of other families along the way who are doing the same thing!! We have made life long friends while travelling, one family we met have 2 children just slightly older than your own and will be in the Cape York area around the same time as you.
I hope the time between when you leave and now doesnt drag on too much for you but I'm sure you will be kept busy getting organised to head off.
If you want to contact us with any questions at all feel free:
AnswerID: 416758

Follow Up By: Haleys - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:02

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:02
Thanks Simone
Glad to hear there are plenty of families doing the same, Not that I mind having a chat to the grey nomads!!!
Do you have a time frame or just going to keep going?
What have been the highlights so far?
FollowupID: 686870

Follow Up By: BundyLuva76 - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 13:59

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 13:59
We originally planned to travel for 12 months and here we are 18 months on and still going.
There are so many highlights and one of them would have to be the great people you meet. Some of the others so far are-
Kings Canyon
Dolphins at Tin Can Bay QLD
Fraser Island
Swimming with Sea Lions near Streaky Bay in S.A
Lucky Bay, Esperance W.A
Kalbarri W.A
....and the diverse country you see in between all of these places.
FollowupID: 686879

Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 12:15

Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 12:15
Hi There,

GREAT To hear!!! You will have the "Best Time Ever"!!! we have just completed a 16mth stint travelling Oz with the 3 kids (we stopped sooner than we had liked, but school work became an issue :-( )

Enjoy all this great land has to offer.

AnswerID: 416765

Reply By: Steve and Viv - Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 01:42

Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 01:42
You'll have a ball, we did.

Here's a link to our blog which you may find helpful
steve and viv's blog
AnswerID: 416834

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (1)