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

Reversing a caravan

Back to basics … some simple tips on how to reverse a caravan safely

For many grey nomads, reversing the caravan is one of the most stressful parts of taking the Big Lap. Here, Jeff Palmer from...

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Nomad News

Kimba seeks free camping grey nomads
14 Nov

Our free camp is great, so how do we make it greater?

Whereas many small communities across Australia are still wrestling with the ‘issue’ of whether offering free camping is a good idea, the South Australian town of Kimba is long past that stage … and is instead focussing its energy on...

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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

John is a grey nomads free camper


Solo traveller John R, 77, (aka yeoeleven) is happy to call the open road – and his Coaster bus – his home What do you travel in? 1980 Toyota Coaster Bus. It suits me because it has plenty of space....

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