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Port Macquarie

By Simon Bayliss The drive to the coast from Tamworth was sensational, especially through the beautiful mountain forests of Cottan-Bimbang National Park and then the descent to the coast. Our stay at Port Macquarie for the next few nights is at the Leisure Tourist Park about 5km up the Hastings River from town. So much to see and do in…
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What’s Up Downunder Blue Mountains to Byron Bay Podcast

Travelling as far as we do on what sometimes seems to be long trips – although in theory never over three weeks – there are so many memories made. One of our Producer Directors, Chris Hazlett, has become a bit of a podcast expert. On the last night of each of his trips he calls together cast, crew and guests…
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Byron Bay

By Simon Bayliss The drive to Byron Bay was long and nice for most of the way, dual carriageway, but the Woolgooga to Ballina is still the old single lane road; but a lot of works along the way is a great sign this section of the Pacific Highway will soon be dual carriageway all the way to the border.…
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Merimbula – Heart of the Sapphire Coast

This year on our 2018/2019 Go Make Some Memories Convoy for Charity we are heading up the Sapphire Coast. While we explore this beautiful part of Australia we are also taking the 8 best of the best caravans/RVs and putting them on show. Our first stop is the heart of the Sapphire Coast, Merimbula, then we will head up the…
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Artfully exploring the wonders of Elliston

Our next stop on the Dometic Follow the Sun Convoy for Charity is Elliston, a beautiful town situated on the shores of spectacular Waterloo Bay. On our way to Elliston, we decide to take the scenic route, a recurring theme on this trip, we stopped off at Leo Cummings Monument. This Monument is in memory of Leo Cummings, a local who was…
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Blackheath to Colo

By Simon Bayliss Having all met up the night before at the Blackheath Glen Caravan Park, cast, drivers, and crew are up early and there is a palpable buzz of excitement among the group as we chat about the planned route on our first leg of the Blue Mountains to Byron Bay trip. Joining Macca and Robby for the drive…
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What’s Up Downunder Simpson Desert Podcast

On the last night of this epic trip from Maree to Birdsville, somewhere in the Simpson Desert, our cast and crew sat down and chatted with What’s Up Downunder Director (and podcast producer extraordinaire) Chris Hazlett and spoke about the trip. It was a great chance to reminisce, have a giggle and reflect on what a journey it had been.…
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Colo to Tamworth

By Simon Bayliss A beautiful morning greeted the team and it was time to break our riverside campsite and hit the road for the 350km trip to Tamworth, along Putty road then the Golden Highway taking in Singleton, Muswellbrook and onto Australia’s Country music capital. The drive along Putty Road and then the New England Highway made for a wonderful…
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