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

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Rise of the ‘grave nomads’ brings forgotten outback stories to life

The phenomenon of cemetery tourism is transforming the Big Lap experience of growing numbers of grey nomads … and it seems we ain’t...

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Nomad News

Wombats in Tasmania and possibly nationwide, are under threat from a devastating disease
(pic: JJ Harrison)
24 Oct

Deadly disease threatens the wombat population

As scientists have been fighting to save the Tasmanian devil from extinction, it seems that another native species is under threat from a potentially devastating disease. According to ‘The Mercury’, an outbreak of sarcoptic mange in the Narawntapu National Park in...

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Choosing a Rig


Second-hand or new?

Buying a new caravan, motorhome or whatever gives you a measure of reassurance that everything is going to work pretty much as it should do, although there are inevitably a few teething problems with many vehicles. Happily, these teething problems...

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Grey Nomad Characters

Grey nomad characters

Peter & Kathy

Cairns residents Peter, 75, (going on 50) and Kathy, 57, travel as much as they can in their 13’ Jayco. They reckon they don’t need a bigger van as the sun is normally shining  … and they virtually live under...

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