🌲 KINBOMBI FALLS, QLD 🌲
Our very first Free Camp when we hit the road was at Kinbombi Falls, about an hour west of Gympie, Qld.
The camp was beautiful and had flushing toilets onsite. We couldn't believe how lucky we were to be able to stay in such great places for free! 🌿
Being newbies, we were like over excited puppies. On one hand, we wanted to just park up for a week and do nothing - the lead up to hitting the road had been insane (mentally, emotionally, financially and physically). But we were also just itching to keep moving and see what else was out there. After all, this was only stop #1 . 😎🗺
⛺️ We compromised and ended up staying for two nights. It was really hard to unwind and get used to this being life now. It was all a bit surreal actually. In hindsight, another night there would have been great, but it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things.
📍 What was your first Free Camp (or which do you think will be your first one when you hit the road)? .
KINBOMBI FALLS CAMP REVIEW
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::: Yeeew - 12 months full time travel and counting ::: what’s your longest travel stint? A N D who’s your number 1 travel companion?
📍Hamersley Inlet, Fitzgerald National Park ~ Hopetoun, Western Australia 🇦🇺
Not everyday is jam packed with activities. Some days we drive around and around sight seeing and sussing out potential awesome free camps. These are the days we usually come across things we would never expect. Like this really cool windy road through a valley that leads to the ocean!!
Sisters 😍 closer then ever,
and equally petrified of snakes!! They saw a little snake today and screamed so much! Poor little buggers we're frozen stiff and shaking when I ran out to them. Poor little snake was equally scared on slipped away 🐍
Nice Trevally off the point 🔥 These were actually one of the nicest fish we've eaten all trip oddly enough! Didnt worry me, one would feed us all for the night 😎👌🏼 The colour of the water is seriously something out of a movie 🤤
:: What are 5 things you need in a holiday? :: .
You start !! We’ll share ours on tomorrow’s story ... unless you can already guess from all our previous posts😉
📍Shelley Beach lookout ~ West Cape Howe National Park, Western Australia 🇦🇺 ~ $13 vehicle entry fee applies unless you have a NP pass
~ Road access to the lookout and Shelley Beach is good, however, too steep for caravans/vans
~ All other roads in the NP are 4wd only
~ Tent camping available beside the beach. When we visited there was only 1 couple with the whole camp and beach to themselves .. bliss
~ For the high flyers, the lookout permits hang gliding ... the ramp in which I bake on ;)
~ We stayed at a nearby beachside #freecamping location ‘cosy corner’, a 15 minute drive to the NP ... good ol WikiCamps strikes again 👌
💲 BUDGET POST 💲 (sorta..) It's been 4 months since we got back on the road after the latest stint of work in QLD!
In that time, we've seen a whole lot! We passed from QLD to the NT and through to WA.
We've explored beaches, gorges, swimming holes, fishing towns and so much more. We've experience amazing sunsets, eaten delicious local foods and met some awesome travel friends along the way!
I've done all the adding up of expenses from the last 4 months. I had planned to share them. But I'm far too embarrassed 😂 I see lots of posts getting around about people who spend $500 pw with a family of 5 😲 So, we'll just keep some of these latest stats to ourselves haha.
Here are a few other stats: 🚗 We've driven 12,476kms (well Blaine has)
⛽ Cheapest diesel: 146.9/L - Kununurra, WA
⛽ Most expensive diesel: 205.0/L along the Gibb River Road - Mt Barnett Roadhouse and Drysdale Station
TOTAL fuel cost - $3,674.97 - averaging $230pw
Campsites 🏕 ❗Favourite free camp - Albert Tognolini Rest Area, WA (amazing views)
❗Favourite cheap camp - either Ningaloo Station ($70pw) or Warroora Station ($100pw)
TOTAL accom cost - $1,863.80 - averaging $116pw 🍻 Alchol
I'm actually pretty impressed with Blaine's effort on this one 🤣 I don't drink very much so this one is mainly his... TOTAL alcohol cost - $1,380.70 - averaging $86pw 🍕🍟 Food
TOO BLOODY MUCH 🤣😂 🎣 New additions to the setup/stuff we cart around
〰️ LOTS of fishing tackle, rods, reels etc
〰️ New fridge - @nationalluna
〰️ New MSA drop fridge slide - @msa4x4
〰️ 2 x new @oztrailaustralia camp chairs
〰️ New GoPro Hero 7 〰️ New 115w solar blanket and BCDC1250D charger from @redarc_electronics (installing this weekend!😍)
〰️ And lots of other bits and pieces! Who knows where we store it all 🤷🏻♀️ We've had good budget weeks ($283) and baaad budget weeks ($2,209) 😲 but the main part is that we are absolutely loving spending our money in this amazing country! 🙌
We are working hard on a MASSIVE project we've got going on here at @ozbiglap HQ. .
I don't want to give too much away, but I can tell you that it's going to be the ULTIMATE tool to use when it comes to packing up the house for travel.... shhhh 🙊
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If you're looking for something else to help you out with your travel plans, you can check these out in the meantime:
💲 Travel Budget Planner,
📊 Travel Expense Tracker,
🧳 Road Trip Packing List,
📱 Travel Apps Guide,
🔑 Caravan Pack Down Checklist.
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