Planning and Decisions – Cape York Roadtrip

Our friends put out the word a couple of months ago, “We are planning to journey to the top end in June/July. Who is going to come with us?”

Riverside Walwa on the Murray River, VIC

ampervans and caravans lining the waters edge, our days are spent swimming in the fast, cold water of the river or hiring a canoe With our tents, campervans and caravans lining the waters edge, our days are spent swimming in the fast, cold water of the river or hiring a canoe from the Upper Murray Cottages and spend an afternoon guiding our canoes with the current for a few hours.

Jounama Creek, Snowy Mountains. Free Camping

Jounama Creek is great for a summer swim with magnificent mountain trees for shade and during Autumn and Spring, the campfire makes for a restful break away from the rat race. During winter, it could be snowing!

Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Easy to prepare, a one pot wash up and really delicious, this chicken and chorizo paella will be a favourite on your van travels. Tastes even better when re-heated for left-overs. The flavours have intensified.

Mendooran Pub and free camp

Why choose Mendooran for our first stopover? Two reasons, that I know of. It has a friendly country pub with fantastic meals and the prettiest free camp on the banks of the river with basic amenities.