This is the Touring Wombats (Neil & Merrisa) travel blog for our 2020 East Coast of Australia & Far North Queensland adventure. We left home on 20th June after the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic curve had flattened, the state borders were opening up again and it was winter in Melbourne, so we joined the thousands of grey nomads heading north!

Since we began our journey back in June the “2nd Covid19 wave” hit Victoria and things were a bit difficult – being a Victorian. We were soooo lucky to spend most of our time in Queensland; the safest state to be in at the time. We have now returned home in Melbourne, after 161 days on the road.

Posts are ordered with most recent at top of the page. All links open in a new browser window. Hope you enjoy our blog!
cheers, Neil & Merrisa

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  1. Finally got to read your FNQ blog. I’ve enjoyed it very much, not least because it is a very similar itinerary to ours. Particularly good photos too. It was good to meet you both. Thank you from the receiver of earrings, South Mission Beach 😉

  2. Hi there Neil and Merrisa, I have just been through your blog, it looks like you are having a fantastic time, Janice has been keeping me updated on your travels, we are going to North Haven near Port Macquarie NSW for a week on Friday 20th, we hope that you have time to drop into our little part of the world for a visit on your way through, we would love to catch up again, Kind Regards Gary Seton

    1. Thanks Gary. We’ve had a fantastic trip but looks like we will miss catching up with you and Janice this time but we’ll be doing a Bailey caravan owners “tagalong” in April to May which ends in Newcastle so hope we can catch up then. Cheers – Neil & Merrisa

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