About The Grey Nomads

If you are one of the growing army of grey nomads discovering, or hoping to discover, the joys of the open road in this wonderful country, then this site is for you. Whether you are a baby boomer travelling indefinitely, choosing to spend the winter months up north, or simply enjoying a few short trips a year, you are part of the growing grey nomad community in Australia. Whether you are travelling in a caravan, motorhome, campervan, camper trailer, fifth wheeler or a tent, this site is the place to read about people like yourselves … and about the issues affecting the grey nomad lifestyle in Australia.

In The Spotlight

Grey nomad regrets

‘I’ve been there … but now I’m back I really wish I’d done that’

Veteran traveller Steve Jones laments the opportunities he let slip through his fingers. For as long as I can remember, travel has been...

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Nomad News

Kilcoy caravan park fire
22 Aug

Six caravans destroyed in van park fire drama

Six caravans have been destroyed following a fire and explosions at a caravan park in Kilcoy, north-west of Brisbane. The wind fanned the initial fire and enabled it to jump from van to van, and then witnesses report hearing something...

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Choosing a Rig

Build your own

Build your own

Despite spending untold hours inspecting new and second-hand motorhome dealerships, Max and Carol struggled to find a model that ticked all the boxes. “We had a small Coaster for 3½ years and that experience gave us very specific ideas of...

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Grey Nomad Characters

Solo grey nomad


Vida, 65, comes from New Zealand  but is most at home on Australia’s open roads. She normally travels alone but can accommodate visiting family members in her 2006 Jayco Expanda.  She manages to find space for essential like golf clubs and...

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