While traveling through Australia you can easily find your budget going faster than your travels. Yes, it is not cheap to travel around in this beautiful country, but there are also a lot of things you can enjoy for free. Continue reading “The best things in life are free”
Traveling New Zealand with a non-self contained camper van
We are passionate about the outdoors and freedom camping allows you to stay in more remote area’s. When I read that in order to stay at a free campsite you need to travel in a self-contained vehicle, one that has a toilet and a grey water tank and we had not booked that, I tried to upgrade our car. But they were no longer available. Freedom camping might be off limits for us this trip…. Continue reading “Traveling New Zealand with a non-self contained camper van”
Camping in New Zealand
We’ve just come back from two weeks of camping in New Zealand, and it was a blast. But before we go into more detail about the different places we have visited, I thought I’d do a short introduction about the general things we have learned and encountered in this islands country.
So, if you are planning on spending some time among the Kiwi’s and thinking of hiring a camper-van, read on for some handy tips and tricks. Continue reading “Camping in New Zealand”
Tassie Day 1: Arrival
With the kids having their quarterly two-week break and me having an unexpected gap in my planing at work, we decided last minute, that a short vacation was in order. One of the places that was on our bucket list was Tasmania, and with flights being relatively affordable, the choice was an easy one.
So we booked the flights, added a camper-van, packed our bags and off we went. Continue reading “Tassie Day 1: Arrival”
Easter weekend in Walhalla
No, this is not a town where they mine tourists, as the sign might suggest. Walhalla is an old Victorian gold-mine town that got deserted in 1915, but has been kept very much as it used to be and is now a touristic village.
After a suggestion from someone on the Dutchies in Melbourne Facebook page, we decided to pack up our camping gear and head out to mountains. It is only a two hour drive East of Melbourne, so easy to reach. Continue reading “Easter weekend in Walhalla”
Recipe: campfire brekkie
(For all the non-Australians out there, brekkie is the local slang for breakfast.)
Any food tastes better when you’re camping. This is especially true for a hearty breakfast with bacon and eggs. Which is why in this recipe, it’s not only about the ingredients but also the surroundings. Continue reading “Recipe: campfire brekkie”
7 essentials for Australian Bush Camping
Are you planning to go bush camping in Australia or just want to know a bit more about it? There are seven essentials that you need to know about. And yes, some of them are different from other continents. At least according to us. Continue reading “7 essentials for Australian Bush Camping”
Is this a good camping spot?
Arriving in the dark, late last night, it did look like a good spot. The Wilsons Promontory seemed like a great place to wake up in and celebrate my birthday. Continue reading “Is this a good camping spot?”
Do you need police, fire or ambulance?
Our second night in the bush: It is a beautiful evening and we are alone in Buandik bush camp in the western side of the Grampians. The other couple had left and the two guys have not returned to camp yet, so it is just us. That little green dot between the trees is our tent.
10 p.m. Oliver is picking up his mobile phone dialing 000. Which gets answered with: “Is it really an emergency? Do you need police, fire or ambulance?” How did we end up calling the emergency number? Let me take you back to minutes before. Continue reading “Do you need police, fire or ambulance?”
My food got stolen by a kookaburra (bird)
This holiday we went to a camping place there was almost nothing except a toilet and undrinkable water so we had to bring drinking water by ourselves. Now what happened to me… Continue reading “My food got stolen by a kookaburra (bird)”