Tag Archives: National Parks

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 […]

How to See the Best of the Galapagos on a Budget

Ecuador, Galapagos, Iguana

  The Galapagos Islands aren’t typically a place that you’d associate with budget travel, but the great news is that it’s definitely possible to take a trip there without breaking the bank. Yes, these islands are more expensive than other destinations in South America, but there are plenty of ways to explore the Galapagos on […]

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; […]

3 Epic Northern Territory National Parks That Guarantee You An Off The Beaten Track Adventure

NT National Parks

  From Kakadu to Litchfield, Uluru-Kata Tjuta to Nitmiluk, Australia’s Northern Territory is jam-packed with awesome national parks that are as giant and grand as they are diverse and dazzling. Boasting so many attractions however, what these big name Northern Territory national parks aren’t always thin on is crowds. Yes, sometimes it is hard to […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 13

Cockburn Ranges

  This page contains affiliate links meaning BWSP may receive a small commission on any purchases. Woo hoo, this week we finally made it to Western Australia!It’s been a seriously long way from our old home in Noosa, Queensland, but definitely well worth the drive! Distance Travelled: 676km Spot of the Week: Goorrandalng Campground, Keep […]

Nature’s Way on a Budget: Ideal Itinerary For Discovering Australia’s Top End

Top End Road Trip

  I’ll let you in on a little secret, Australia’s Nature’s Way is one of this country’s most epic, cinematic and stunning road trips there is … and that’s saying something! From the towering gorges of Nitmiluk National Park, to the waterfalls of Litchfield National Park and the giant splendour of Kakadu, this great drive […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 12

Tuwakam Track

  Back on the road at last. We loved Darwin and enjoyed our time there very much, but a road trip means you need to be on the road, so here we go again. Distance Travelled: 1612km Spot of the Week: Wangi Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT Camp of the Week: Bullita Campground, Judbarra / […]

Top Kakadu Accommodation Choice: Cooinda Lodge

Cooinda Lodge Review

  Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory is Australia’s largest national park at over 20,000sqkm. If you’re not really sure what these means in real terms, then let me put it to you bluntly. IT’S HUGE, like the size of a small country, huge! In order to do this UNESCO World Heritage site justice […]

The Great Budget 4wd Trip Around Australia – Week 11


This page contains affiliate links meaning Big World Small Pockets may receive a small commission on any purchases at no extra cost to you.   Car breakdowns are inconvenient at the best of times, but when they happen in a remote part of the Northern Territory, the whole situation can be a bit of a […]

If You Only Do One Thing in Kakadu National Park, Do This!

Yellow Waters Cruise Review

  When it comes to Australian National Parks, Kakadu is the big daddy of them all. At 20,000 sqkm it’s the size of small European country and covers a huge diversity of landscapes, from low-lying wetlands through to towering escarpments. Driving from one side of the park to another can easily take you several hours […]