Welcome to our travel blog – Up the East Coast of Aussie and Far North Queensland

It was winter in Melbourne and we patiently waited for the borders to re-open after our wonderful country was “locked down” under the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. Well, the time to get out there again arrived and we headed off on 20th June 2020 aiming to get into Queensland on 17th July (along with thousands of other grey nomads).

At the time we had planned to be away from Melbourne for about 3 months but then Victoria was struck by the “2nd Covid19 wave” so we continued exploring the top end of Queensland extending our trip to 5 months.

This blog covers the adventures we’ve experienced during this fantastic journey of discovery around our great country.


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Other Touring Wombat blogsā€¦

This is number six in our series of travel blogs. You can catch up on our other travel blogs at…

Up the middle of OZ & turn left

Our 6 month caravan adventure of Australia from March 2018 to November 2018, travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide then up the middle via Alice Springs to Darwin, then to Broome WA, down the west coast of Australia and back across the Nullarbor to Home in Melbourne. Traveling over 25,000 kms through this amazing country, meeting heaps of friendly folk and enjoying a lifetime of experiences.
The link is www.halflap.touringwombats.com

Bailey Tagalong20

This trip was with a group of 16 other Bailey caravans for 3 weeks in March 2020. Similar to this trip, this time we started in Broken Hill and traveled through outback South Australia ending up in Port Fairy (Victoria). It began on 12 March 2020 but was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic to the pint where it wasn’t completed as originally planned.
The link is www.tagalong20.touringwombats.com

Bailey Tagalong19 – Rivers, Mountains & Seaside

In this blog we travel through the Victorian high country with 18 other Bailey caravans for 2 weeks in March 2019. We then continue on with friends Neil & Sharon for 3 weeks to Queensland spending the last 2 weeks travelling solo down the east coast of Australia back home to Melbourne.
The link is www.tagalong19.touringwombats.com

Mediterranean Cruise

In this blog we travel through the eastern Mediterranean on a 23 day cruise on board the Holland America’s MS Koningsdam with Neil’s 2 sisters, Janis & Leanne along with their respective partners Andrew & Clint. September 2019
The link is www.themed.touringwombats.com

Mini Trips

This one covers the smaller (week-end to a week or two) type of traveling that we do.
The link is www.minitrips.touringwombats.com