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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Could ugly ex-mining sites be made into elegant cities down under?

The mining boom generated an enormous amount of wealth for much of Australia, but it also created a few headaches … not least...

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Nomad News

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17 May

New ‘dingo fence’ to be built on Fraser Island

A massive new fence is to be built on Queensland’s Fraser Island, following a spate of dingo attacks on children. The Guardian Australia newspaper reports that the state government is to spend $2m building the fence around Orchid Beach on...

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Choosing a Rig

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‘We spent three years shopping for a caravan … here’s what we learnt!’

John and Jan Saunders spent a full three years searching for the perfect rig to take them on their dream trip … and they learnt a thing or two along the way. Here, John, shares his insights into what to...

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Grey Nomad Characters

Grey nomad characters of the road

Brad and Maria

Brad, 50, and Maria, 51, are living the dream … permanently! What rig do you travel in? A 1660 Executive by Supreme, towed by a 2005 HiLux Extra Cab, that has a custom-built camping box (which we affectionately call the...

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