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Tenterfield

Tenterfield (pop 4,066), is located a 3 hr drive from Brisbane, Queensland. Or a couple of hours choppy, bumpy and occasionally jolting ride north from Beardy Creek in the slow moving Ripley. Man…some of our ‘A’ roads are in rubbish condition.

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Uralla

Awoke to a chilly white morning. Even Juno, who usually bounces around on top of us until someone takes him out for a pee, took a squinting one-eyed look out the window before nuzzling even more deeply into his well curated warm spot, flipping legs up in the air, and relapsing into deep sleep. Eventually […]

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Bendemeer

Late afternoon and we pulled into the Bendemeer campground about 35 minutes north of Tamworth. The sharp elbow turnoff is a little concealed, and is followed by a short 200m drive up an easy (but dusty) dirt road. (GPS: Lat: -30.887562 Long: 151.156970). On a whim we decided to go check it out. What we […]

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Tamworth

Right up front I can tell you I am not a big fan of country and western music. I think this is a direct result of going on holidays to central Australia way back when I was a lad. My friend, who was driving me around in his beat up Toyota Land-cruiser, had a collection […]

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Cowra (and the flood).

Arrived in Cowra late afternoon and made a bee-line for the famous Japanese gardens. The other thing Cowra is famous for is the attempted mass break out of Japanese from a POW camp in 1944. The gardens were well worth the stop. $15.00 adult admission, dogs free (and it was nice to see a dog […]

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Boorowa

Leisurely morning pottering about and checking we had not forgotten anything vital before finally mounting up and pointing Ripley north.

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May trip north.

Well its been a little while now since Ripley took us for a decent ride. But that is all about to be sorted. In a couple of weeks Kelly, Juno and I will be heading north on a 4 week trip up to the Sunshine Coast.

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Homemade Wanderlust.

Jessica ‘Dixie’ Mills is an avid hiker/backpacker living in the USA. In 2015 she successfully completed a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail that runs a total of 3,500 kms up the east side of the U.S. from Georgia in the South to Maine in the north. During that hike she began documenting her journey […]

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Why Ripley?

  Why do we call our camper van Ripley? Well, its simple really. I have been avidly following the YouTube travels of Jorge and Jessica in their 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro for a while now. They named their kick-butt beast Ripley, and although this serious 4WD adventure machine is on a totally different foodchain to our […]