The beautiful historic town of Uralla, New South Wales

“Thunderbolt Country” Uralla is a beautiful historic town situated 23km from Armidale. Uralla celebrates it’s historic connections to the bushranger “Captain Thunderbolt”. He is the main features at the local museum; his body is buried in the local cemetery; they have a statue in the main street, and approximately 7km out of Uralla is Thunderbolt…

Our Next Adventure – Northern Territory

The Our Family Getabout crew has some seriously itchy feet after working in Mt Isa for 10 MONTHS! It is time to hit the road and have some freedom again. But where are we going? To explore the NT We love the slogan and that’s exactly what we are planning on doing. Exploring as much of…

Cheapest Caravan Parks in Melbourne

My absolute favourite city in Australia so far is Melbourne and it should be on your bucket list to explore. When I was researching my options of where to stay I was shocked at the site fee caravan parks were charging (including kids). We are a family that is travelling on a tight budget so…

All you need to know before you go on the Spirit of Tasmania

So you are considering travelling on the Spirit of Tasmania. No doubt you have looked online and completed a quote only to realise the Spirit of Tasmania can be a little expensive. Don’t panic, we can help you with lots of money saving tips and show you how easy it is to prepare your caravan…

Caravanning with kids: What to pack when illness strikes

Just because you have decided to travel around Australia it doesn’t mean your immune from sickness on your travels. Imagine living your dream and caravanning with your kids, when bam, everyone gets gastro! It’s definitely one of the worse parts of travelling with kids. We don’t get sick often now, it’s probably because we are…

10 ways families travelling around Australia fund their trip

It would be hard to estimate how many families travelling around Australia! The most common question is “How do they fund their trip around Australia”? It’s no secret, travelling around Australia can be expensive! Between the high fuel cost, huge internet fees and every caravan park charging extra for your kids to stay too! It…

A wet stay at Airlie Beach

When we visited Airlie beach back in 2014 we arrived on a picture perfect day. The sun was shining, the water was stunning and we couldn’t wait to explore everything this place had to offer. We checked into the Island Getaway Holiday Park and started thinking about booking a boat trip to one of the local…

Caravan Repairs: Learn from our mistakes when we broke down

How many repairs does it take to do a caravan repair? Three apparently! Our nightmare caravan repair story What do you do when you arrive at your free camp only to see your caravan on a major lean like the Tower of Pisa? You’re in a small town, it’s really late in the afternoon and your…

Has our first year with Distance Education been nightmare?

Pass me a glass of wine because I have survived 2 Terms of schooling on the road!! Phew, seriously there were times I didn’t think we would make it. We are now officially in Term 3 of Distance Education and travelling full time and now found our rhythm. The first term was definitely a learning curve for…

Tips to reduce condensation in your caravan

In all the years we’ve been travelling in this caravan we haven’t really hit constant cold wet weather……until now! It’s not the greatest time to be travelling when it’s freezing cold and constantly raining. But then you have the battle of CONDENSATION!  We have been travelling through Victoria and then stopped in Ballarat in June/July for…