• National Parks
    Culgoa Floodplain national park

    Culgoa Floodplain National Park

    Culgoa Floodplain National Park is one of those out of the way parks you’ve never heard of. Located on the border with New South Wales, its 200km SW of Saint George in outback Queensland, or 730km West of Brisbane. It’s a remote area park so…

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  • Gear
    Shevron window sox insect protection and ventilation for sleeping in your car

    Window Sox Review – Insect Protection and Ventilation for Sleeping in Your Car

    Window Sox, made by Shevron in Western Australia, are a simple device which fit over a car door. With the window down, they provide the interior with shade, ventilation and prevent insects entering. Due to sleeping inside my vehicle on a simple two piece bed…

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  • National Parks
    hell hole gorge national park waterhole big rock

    Hell Hole Gorge National Park & Adavale

    I wonder how it got its name, so ominous. Hell Hole Gorge national park. I’d never heard of it till recently when a subscriber suggested it to me. The park has only been publicly accessible since 2015 when a new road was constructed allowing public…

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  • National Parks
    Mariala national park no 3 bore sunset

    Mariala National Park

    130km West of Charleville, along Adavale Rd, meters beyond a cattle grid, you’ll discover a simple blue and white sign marking you’ve entered Mariala National Park. It contrasts sharply with the surrounding orange sands, backdropped by straggly thirsty looking brush and trees. There’s a map…

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  • National Parks
    Carnarvon National Park Carnarvon Gorge

    Carnarvon National Park

    Carnarvon Gorge Carnarvon Gorge has long been a well  visited highlight of the sandstone belt country. You’ll find it 600km north-west of Brisbane. Inside the gorge are numerous opportunities to explore, depending on how far up you wish to hike. Salvator Rosa Salvator Rosa section…

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  • Preparation
    defender front axle 10 to 24 spline conversion with detroit truetrac

    Defender 10 to 24 Spline Axle Conversion with Detroit Truetrac

    10 to 24 Spline Conversion To improve strength, reliability and offroad traction performance during remote area touring of Australia, I’m rebuilding my Land Rover Defender front axle with upgraded components. The build includes replacing: the weak 10/32 spline half shafts with Maxi-Drive 24/23 spline uprated…

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  • National Parks
    Lake Nuga Nuga National Park

    Lake Nuga Nuga National Park – A Birding Paradise

    I’m always looking for unique parks that are relatively unknown, those little treasures in corners of the country where people venture less. I’d seen Lake Nuga Nuga National Park on a map a week earlier, a Central Queensland hotspot for wildlife. Since it was on…

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  • National Parks
    robinson gorge expedition national park

    Expedition National Park & Lake Murphy

    It was a name which sounded enticing, conjuring visions of early 4×4 pioneers blazing trails across wagon routes in old Series 1 Land Rovers, roof racks packed high. Its name, Expedition National Park. This was where I was heading. I’d seen it on a map…

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  • Queensland
    Miles Historical Village Museum

    Miles Historical Village Museum

    Miles, a small town East of Roma, on the Warrego highway is home to a little gem worth visiting if passing through. Two old fire engines under a shed, the red paintwork fading, will be the first thing to appear catching your eye if coming…

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  • Uncategorized
    Trip around Australia land rover defender

    2018 Trip Around Australia – Day 1

    June Twelve 2018  marks Day 1 of my second trip around Australia.  Since returning from my last trip in December 2015, I have been slowly preparing to return to the road again. Much has been done to my Defender in that time to ensure reliability…

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