So on the 15th August we welcomed the newest member of our family, Toyota Hilux, 2018, SR5, graphite grey. Now I have 3 babies and I’m really not sure which one I love the most 😉 My eldest quickly christened her Luxy, I can live with that. I did all the mods in the following order: Seat Covers and Scotchguard on the rest of the … Continue reading The Ute!
If you ask the internet what the best tow vehicle is, the resounding answer from 99% of people is: “the one I’ve got, all the others are rubbish” So buy what you like the most, you’re going to be the one driving it! A full lap is probably around a thousand hours behind the wheel so it better be somewhere you like to sit!! Every … Continue reading 4WD TIME!
I knew we’d be towing, given the amount of stuff our family of 4 takes with us when we’re going to the beach for a day, let alone a year. I’m not going to get into GCM, ATM, GVM towball weights etc. here as there’s plenty of info out there but will say, if you dont know about it yet, get across it. Advertised towing … Continue reading Towing
This trip is a one off for us so we will be in our house until Day 1 and then no fixed abode for 12 months without any real opportunity to stop and change our set up once we’re on the road. Without any existing real experience of 4 wheel drives, caravans or towing we ideally want to get the rig as close to ideal … Continue reading Where to start…
The Big Lap! Travelling around Oz – forests, deserts, sand dunes, water crossings, beaches and crocs!! Mountains, mud and red dust and rocks…and probably more red dust. With 7 years in Australia under our belt and frequent trips to the Victorian high country for camping trips in summer and ski trips in winter we’ve already had a slight glimpse into the massive scale that this … Continue reading 4WD TOURING AROUND AUSTRALIA
Grasping at the invitation of our lovely Freycinet neighbours to show us a small bay off the more beaten track in Freycinet National Park we set off in convoy, with blue skies and high hopes. Following the road up to the Cape Tourville Lighthouse there is an un-signposted left hand turnoff approximately 2 mins drive before the lighthouse carpark. Ambitiously turning the car to 4WD, … Continue reading Bluestone Bay
Having had a day or so playing with our new friends all day, we all popped up the road to Douglas Apsley National Forest to a waterhole for a change to splashing around in the sea. It was a bit too cold still to hang out in the water but once out and dry again we bumped into a Tassie family with two little girls … Continue reading Bush School – Douglas Apsley National Park Waterhole