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

Maddy Gough on the Australian Swimming Team

‘I learnt to swim on my childhood Big Lap … and I never stopped!’

Maddy Gough fell in love with the water while on a two-year camping trip … now she’s on the Australian Dolphins swimming team!...

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Nomad News

Grey nomads back on the road
02 Jun

‘Slowly does it, but at least we’re back on the road’

Like many grey nomads, Rod LeNaine-Smith has had his caravanning plans thrown into chaos in recent months, thanks to the pandemic-inspired travel restrictions. However, he and partner Wendy Dowling are luckier than most in that they live in South Australia...

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Choosing a Rig

What to look for in a rig

As grey nomad numbers surge, so does the choice of rigs available. To the uninitiated or the inexperienced it’s a dizzying decision. With so much to choose from how do you know what is right for you? A few considerations...

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Grey Nomad Characters

Marg, Leon and Chad enjoy travels in their Winnebago

Marg, Leon and Chad (the spaniel)

Marg, 62, Leon, 70, and Chad the Cocker Spaniel are on the road full-time. What rig do you travel in? ‘Essie’, our 26ft Winnebago Esperance with slide-out suits our lifestyle. I (Marg) am the driver and don’t think I could...

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