Come take a drive and see for yourself what the vibrant and colourful Banana shire region has to offer.

Come with us and discover more hidden treasures as we head south along the Great Dividing Range.
Sweeping vistas, seasonal produce, stunning National Parks and a sprinkling of remote towns… this is our beautiful backyard!

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Distances are long, towns are few and far between. this is dinosaur country, Waltzing Matilda country, Qantas country and THE LAND WHERE ICONIC AUSTRALIAN STORIES WERE BORN – this is ‘Outback Queensland’ at its best!

The region is brimming with history and tiny towns just begging to be discovered.

Come with us on a journey through the towns of Outback Queensland… each with a unique and wonderous story to tell.

This big, beautiful country will take a lifetime to explore in full, but these unsung towns should be on every wanderer’s radar as they make their way north, south, east or west!

Sand dunes, salt bushes… and the mighty Simpson Desert!

Dream big and plan your next adventure close to home…

Crossing the Simpson and cresting the legendary sand ridge of Big Red has been high on our ‘really-want-to-do-that list’ since our last visit to Birdsville.

This is a trip where you tick off landmarks, not attractions – the hot mineral waters of Dalhousie Springs and Purni Bore, The Lone Gum, the obligatory photo to mark the meeting of three states at Poeppel Corner, salt lakes, the boggy Eyre Creek, and last but not least the highest dune at 30 metres and the last of more than 1100 – ‘Big Red’.

NOW is the time to explore their own backyard… so sit back and relax in your armchair and come on another incredible journey with us!

From Alice to Australia’s most remote pub… Mt Dare!

Linking the Northern Territory’s Alice Springs with Mt Dare Hotel in South Australia’s Witjira National Park, the Old Andado Track, now known as the Binns Track is a minor dirt road through the western fringe of one of the world’s great sand ridge deserts, namely the Simpson.

This 438-kilometre track from Alice Springs via Santa Teresa and Old Andado Homestead took us a bit over 7-hours and was certainly a good introduction of what to expect on the Simpson Desert.

A town called Alice…

We all know this title has probably been used dozens of times before as a heading, but I just couldn’t resist using it again… and be warned ‘don’t call this city in the outback ‘The Alice’… it’s ‘Alice’ or ‘Alice Springs’ as we were told by many locals!

Surviving the Tanami…

With the ‘Simpson Desert’ on the top of our ‘to-do-list’ we decided the shortest route to Alice Springs from Halls Creek was via another iconic Aussie 4WD track – the Tanami.

This less travelled track crosses the north-eastern corner of the Tanami Desert and carves a 1100-kilometre rugged path through flat, lifeless, and featureless desert from Halls Creek to Alice Springs.

The Magic of the Bungle Bungles…

Purnululu Bungle Bungle National was high on our list of places to revisit when we decided to come back to the Kimberley…

It really is a beautiful part of the world and a place you really must see for yourself to appreciate. It’s sacred, special and beautiful… and the perfect destination for those looking to get off the beaten track in Australia.

The harsh beauty of the wild and untamed Kimberley… culture, history, nature and so much more!

Impenetrable coastline, unforgiving deserts, vast boab-studded spinifex plains and desolate ranges.

This wild, remote land of spectacular scenery that spreads over huge distances is Australia’s last frontier.

If you are looking for an adventure and want to experience the real outback, then join us on our road trip and enjoy the wonders of the Kimberley!

the long road through the heart of the Northern Territory…

For the chance to see nature at its grandest you really need to put the Northern Territory at the top of your to do list… it’s certainly worth spending some time here.

Don’t give up on your caravanning and camping plans just yet!

Once this whole covid crisis is over you will be just itching to get back out on the road… so start planning your next road trip from your camp chair!

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Leaving Darwin…

After almost a week of carvan park camping we were pretty excited to be back on the road taking in the scenery of the ‘Top End’ once again.

With Katherine and the turnoff to Western Australia ‘just down the road’ (a mere 316-kilometre journey ahead of us), we decided to take our time and stay a night or two along the way just to check out the many sights and attractions close to the highway!

From an outpost to a city and 150 years of history… come with us as we explore Darwin.

This small tropical city has taken quite a battering over the last 150 or so years; first by the Japanese air force during the Second World War and later by Cyclone Tracy in 1974, which took 65 lives and devastated the city.
Come with us to the beautiful city of markets and beautiful sunsets where no one moves too fast in the heat or have a worry in the world… and usually finish a sentence with – ‘no worries mate!’

Off the beaten track… join us on the Reynolds 4WD Track where the water falls and water holes just get better!

With this period of uncertainty and the prospect of long days at home for so many people, treat yourself to some reading respite and log on to tassiesnowbirds.com
We haven’t been everywhere, but we have lots to share and we want to inspire other people who are planning their own lap around Australia…
… so start dreaming of your ultimate road trip.
Map your route and start planning your next big Aussie adventure for 2021. Now more than ever Australian communities are struggling due to the Corona Virus and the impact of summer bushfires… and we need you to secure your rooftop tent, pitch your tent, hitch up your van or jump in your camper and come on a camping holiday!
Hit the road and get out there… you never know what you will discover along the way!
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The Reynolds Track might be a short track of 44-kilometres, but we spent 3 very enjoyable days on an interesting and sometimes challenging track visiting some beautiful and less frequented waterfalls and camping at some beautiful campgrounds in a relatively unspoilt National Park.

This is one of our favoured destinations on the ‘Top End’ and as for the waterfalls and their swimming holes… well they just get better and better.

The Territory is calling…

The Northern Territory is more than just an outback adventure!

It is a land of beauty with iconic geographical landscapes, gorges, dense rainforests, vivid blue seas, beautiful swimming holes and hot springs and 4WD tracks…. all worthy of a snap at every turn and just begging to be loaded on your Instagram and Facebook feed.

Boodjamulla National Park (Lawn Hill)…

If you’ve never heard of Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park then you are not alone… we hadn’t either until our last trip to the ‘Gulf Country’ a couple of years back!

This hidden gem, once part of Lawn Hill Station, is a lush magical oasis in the midst of an inhospitable landscape, and was another delightful find on our Aussie road trip.


Come with us to this hidden jewel in the north west of Queensland… it truly is a magnificent part of our world with its rich history shaped first by the Aboriginals who wove their stories of dreamtime across the landscapes.

NORTH OF ROCKY…

The national parks, beautiful waterholes and beaches, and a sprinkle of the unknown on this journey certainly turned it into another amazing Aussie adventure and although not quite off the beaten track as we would like, it is certainly a coastline worth exploring.

Our Murray River journey continues…

Our ‘Mighty Murray Drive’ is over and we have had one amazing time.
There is certainly something special about ‘The Mighty Murray’- the beautiful ‘River Red Gums’, the friendly people, the gorgeous river towns dotted along the way, and so many amazing free river camps.
I really hope you have enjoyed our journey as much as we did…we can’t recommend this drive enough!

Western Australia bound…

Camping in the wilderness can sometimes be a bit of a challenge, but the amazing experiences and sights more than make up for it and there’s nothing better than sitting around a campfire and seeing more stars than you thought existed or waking to the sight of the sun rising over the dry earth each morning.

The Top End… Bitter Springs, Katherine, Edith Falls, Pine Creek, Kakadu & Darwin!

As we come out of the wilderness of endless miles of red dust, spinifex grass and grazing Brahman cattle allow us to take you on a little journey of some of the Top Ends more exquisite attractions, waterholes, waterfalls, floodplains… and a beautiful city perched on the tropical edge of Australia’s north coast! We are so in awe of this gorgeous country and it is a privilege to part of it!

GULF COUNTRY…

The Savannah Way can be completed by choosing a number of different routes but the track we have chosen to tackle over the next week or so will take us along the toughest route of all… 1350 kilometres of rugged outback tracks of bulldust, corrugations, water crossings and Aboriginal communities in the most isolated part of northern Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Crossing the Savannah Way from east to west… our journey begins!

Over the next few months we will traverse three Australian states and territories, lots of national parks and true-blue Australian outback on our incredible drive from one side of the continent to the other.

This next step of this journey would take us across 1350 kilometres of gravel road through the Gulf Savannah, over rugged outback tracks and water crossings, through Aboriginal communities and into the Northern Territory as we pass though Burketown, Tirranna Roadhouse, Doomadgee, Hells Gate Road House, Borroloola, Limmen National Park, Lorella Springs, Roper Bar and then back onto the Stuart Highway at Mataranka.

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Shake, Rock ‘n’ Roll, out along the track…

Our journey to the Cape was coming to an end…we had been on a fantastic adventure! We loved the vast open spaces, the waterfalls and huge skies, the excitement of driving long stretches of dusty roads, rugged tracks, muddy water crossings and over rocky outcrops. There was something magical about sitting, listening to the world around us, reminiscing about the day just gone and planning for the day ahead… we had so much fun!

Cape York… here we come!

This untouched piece of Australia is apparently very beautiful; magical, vast and rugged… but potentially very dangerous, and we knew it wasn’t a matter of simply pointing Harry Hilux north to the ‘Tip’… we would have to work at it!
Join us on our journey along the Old Telegraph Track, to Australia’s northern most Tip, Thursday Island and much, much more…

Heading north

In a country characterised by long stretches of road, stopping at rest areas where picnic tables, rubbish bins and toilets are generally provided is a necessity for drivers and Victoria do a great job of looking after their travellers, they have some awesome rest stops.