Tag Archives: Australia

Relaxed, Simple & Fresh, Geraldton’s Ocean West Has It All

Ocean West Geraldton

  I have to say that when we arrived into the town of Geraldton, about 400km north of Perth, were we a little fed up. We’d just encountered about 5 days of incredibly high winds on our journey south along West Australia’s coastline, which when you’re (trying) to sleep in a tent on top of […]

Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park: The Perfect Home Away from Home

Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park

  From the moment we stepped into Wintersun Caravan and Tourist Park, we instantly let go a sigh of relief! Having just been battered by wind for 5 days in Cape Range National Park and Coral Bay, we were delighted to finally find somewhere we could put up our tent, safe in the knowledge it […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 18

Sunset Karratha

  This page contains affiliate links meaning BWSP may receive a small commission on any purchases. So this week was full of excitement … not! Distance Travelled: 379km Spot of the Week: Best Western Karratha Central Apartments, WA Camp of the Week: Barradale Free Camp, WA Tip of the Week: Expect the unexpected! Life is […]

Visiting the Ningaloo Reef? Then Stay in the Heart of the Action with Potshot Hotel Resort

Potshot Ningaloo Reef

  Diving, snorkelling, kayaking or sailing the Ningaloo Reef should be very near the top of any traveller’s Australian bucket list. With a UNESCO World Heritage Marine Park that starts at the shoreline, as well as the chance to see humpback whales, whale sharks, turtles and hundreds of tropical fish, exploring this underwater marvel is […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 17

Australia, Karijini National Park, Hamersley Gorge

  This page contains affiliate links meaning Big World Small Pockets may receive a small commission on any purchases at no extra cost to you. We had both been looking forward to this week a lot, mostly because Karajini National Park had been on our wish list for a long time. And it certainly didn’t […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 16

Australia, Cygnet Bay, Horizontal Waterfall

  Seriously, the country of Australia really is a never ending catalogue of ridiculously beautiful scenery! I can’t imagine how it will get better every day, but it just keeps happening. Somehow it might even be possible that there are nicer places down the West coast, but to top the Kimberley region is going to […]

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm: The Most Unique Place I’ve Stayed in Australia

Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

  It may have taken us almost 6 months, but thanks to our great road trip around Australia, we’ve finally realised that the best places tend to lie at the end of the dirt track. And perhaps, you could say, the longer the dirt track, the better the prize! And so it was with Cygnet […]

10 Essential Road Safety Tips You NEED to Read Before Driving in Outback Australia

Outback Road Safety Tips

  Driving through Outback Australia is one of the most quintessential road trips you can make. Like Route 66, one of the best US road trips, journeying through rural and remote Australia will have you experiencing and exploring some incredible destinations you’d never get to see without your own set of wheels. But do be […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 15

Camp Chairs

  Ever since we set off from Noosa over 6 months ago, the one place we have both been dying to check out is the tiny Western Australian town of Broome. Somehow it’s felt like the culmination of our voyage – the fabled gold at the end of the rainbow – and this week we […]

6 of the Best: Highlights & Budget From Half a Year Of Our Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia

6 Month Highlights from the Road

  Hard to believe, but it’s been 6 months since we packed up our life in Noosa and began our budget 4wd trip around Australia. Well, 3 months of work and 14 weeks of travel later and we’re not even close to halfway around this big island! But it’s not all about the destination right; […]