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‘We loved every minute of our five years on the road’

There’s a famous phrase that says ‘life begins at 50’ but, in Allan Johanson’s case, life – or at least a new, exciting,... Read more

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Woman falls to her death at national park lookout

A woman has died after falling from Boroka Lookout in Victoria’s Grampians National Park. Police Minister Lisa Neville said it appeared the 38-year-old... Read more

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Would you hop out of the car here for a ‘good’ pic?

Most grey nomads who have done some travelling in Western Australia will be familiar with the asbestos-filled Outback town of Wittenoom. Many will... Read more

Rain affects grey nomads due to Madden-Julian Oscillation

Still waiting for the rain? Not for much longer!

The wet weather long promised by the La Niña weather system is finally being delivered … by the bucketload! The ABC reports that... Read more

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Sunshine Coast ‘free camp’ is free camp no longer

Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Council is warning would-be campers that a former hinterland free camping site is a free camping site no longer. Apparently,... Read more

expensive grocery items in remote communities

Action needed to reduce food prices in remote areas

Most grey nomads who have travelled in remote areas will be all too familiar with the sometimes extraordinarily high price of basic items... Read more

Composting toilets at Inskip Point

Gastro outbreak raises campsite hygiene concerns

The Queensland camping area that was forced to close last week due to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness is to re-open today …... Read more

Port Pirie seeks grey nomads

Port Pirie seeks suitable location for new RV park

Port Pirie is keen to offer visitors a brand new Recreational Vehicle (RV) park, but the South Australian town appears stumped as to... Read more

Inverell's Copeton Dam foreshores

Popular camping spot back in business after upgrade

Campers are now being welcomed back a popular camping spot near Inverell in New South Wales following some major infrastructure upgrades. The northern... Read more

WA border opens

WA will still open borders to NSW and Vic tomorrow

Western Australia’s border is set to reopen to New South Wales and Victoria tomorrow as scheduled. The state’s Premier Mark McGowan has announced... Read more

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