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When it comes to choosing a caravan there are so many things to consider, so many manufacturers to investigate and so many mistakes that are all too easy to make. How do we know this? Because this is not our first caravan and it wasn’t an easy road that led us to the very happy place that we are in right now.

1. What caravan have you got or do you want, and what is behind that decision?
2. What are 3 things you wish you’d known before you bought your caravan?

So many questions with answers that can potentially be very insightful! 😁👇🏼

#aussiedestinationsunknown #titaniumcaravans #caravanning #caravan #caravanningaustralia #dometic #fulltimetravel #vanlife #australiancaravan #travelaustralia #enerdrive #cruisemaster #merida #meridabikes
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Ride as much or as little as you like, hit the long trails or the short ones, the blacks or the blues … just ride!✌🏼

#justride #merida #meridabikes #aussiedestinationsunknown #adumtb #yakima #dharco #dharcoclothing #methelmets #emtb #emtbaustralia #mtb #mtbaustralia #fist #fisthandwear #yakimaracks #yakima #mtblife #mtblove #emtblife #emtblove
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We thought it was about time we re-introduce ourselves! 👋🏼😁

US - Miriam + Chris. We met almost 11 years ago on RSVP.com.au. Yep. The dating site! ♥️ When Miriam changed her location from Hobart to the Gold Coast, Chris jumped on board and the rest, as they say, is history!

Together we have been working towards our dream of living and working on the road for many years. What was a part time passion project has turned into a full time job and dream come true. Please note that I said JOB and not holiday! We spend more hours working now, than before we hit the road full time. But we aren’t complaining - we have the best office in the world!

CHRIS. Chris was raised in South East QLD and spent most of his childhood surfing and camping on the Gold Coast beaches and sand islands, and travelling up to North QLD to visit his family in Cairns. 🌴
There are many old family photographs of Chris with his cousins out on the reef and tropical islands, fishing, boating, swimming, camping and exploring – it really is in his blood! While Chris was born here in Australia, most of his family are Mauritian and still speak Creole.
🚲 Chris comes from a background of extreme sports like motocross, mountain biking and stand up jet-skiing and he has a long list of previously broken bones to prove it! He has owned and run a signage and graphics company for many years, and now runs it from the road.

🧘🏼‍♀️ MIRIAM is a Lifestyle Coach, Personal Trainer, Certified Nutrition Coach and is interested in all things holistic and healthy! 🥑 She has owned her business MiMFiT for over 20 years and now runs it online. 💻
Miriam was born in Launceston, Tasmania and moved overseas when she was 8. She spent her childhood years as a missionary kid in Costa Rica, the Amazon Jungle and the Andes Mountains of Ecuador. 🏔
She returned to Launceston where she stayed for a while before moving to Adelaide and then Hobart and then onto South East QLD where she lived for 10 years. 🏝

So there you go! That’s us! Got any questions? Hit us up in the comments 😁🙌🏼

#aussiedestinationsunknown #adu #fulltimetravel #travelaustralia #travelaus #aussie #australia #titaniumcaravans #gcitraytec
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How important is being able to free camp or go off road to you? Does it play a part in what caravan/tow rig you choose? 🤔

Being fully off road and set up to free camp for days and weeks on end was the best decision we ever made! 🙌🏼 Sure we had great times in all of our other setups, but what we have now has made all aspects of caravanning and touring easier and less stressful.

We often find that the best spots are hard to get to and remote with no drinking water nearby.

Both of our Enerdrive lithium battery systems (in the Chevy and caravan) keep us powering along using appliances like our coffee machine, thermomix, air fryer, induction cooktop while we are in the middle of nowhere (or a beautiful somewhere!). We have over 550 litres of water on board including the 180L in the Chevy, and enough pantry space to store food for weeks!

We also have on board air thanks to @airbagmansuspension to adjust our tyre pressures as necessary. Very handy as we are quite often nowhere near a servo!

We love our Chevy with @gcitraytec canopy and our @titaniumcaravans … but just you wait to see what we have in store with our new caravan! The build kicks off next week and we can’t wait 😁 More offroad and more off the grid? Maybe! You’ll just have to wait and see. What do you think we will be doing in our next van?

#lakecadibarrawirracanna #outback #outbacksa #freecamp #freecamping #airbagman #freecampingaustralia #adugoesoutback #aussiedestinationsunknown #adusa #skulls #weird #sunset #caravanningaustralia #caravan #fulltimetravel #australia #skull #travel #travelaustralia #travelaus #travelgram #australia #australiagram #explore #exploreaustralia
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It’s been so long since we’ve seen the ocean 🥺 We love the outback but can’t wait to get the salt water back in our hair! 🌊

#oceanviews #alucab #rooftoptent #ocean #oceandream #beach #beachlife #aussiedestinationsunknown #adu #letsgoeverywhere #travel #travelling #fulltimetravel #explore #australia #aussie #aussietravel #travelingram #traveling #australiagram
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Blue Derby after the rain means waterfalls and rivers that are flowing hard! I found this snap today when I was hunting for something else 😁Blue Derby has to be our favourite place to ride - we can’t wait to get back there 🤙🏼
Ps. Have you taken a Merida e160 for a test ride yet? If not - get onto it! They’re the best way to ride further and see more cool stuff 🙌🏼

#bluederby #merida #meridabikes #e160 #mtbaustralia #mtb #mtblife #mtbadventure #ride #emtb #emtblife #emtbnews #emtbikes #aussiedestinationsunknown #adutas #adu #adutourstassie #tasmania #ridetasmania #exploretasmania #discovertasmania #australia #dharco #gopro #goprohero9 #gopromafia #goprooftheday
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Turquoise … the colour of summer. Shame it’s the middle of winter right now 😅

Don’t you just love the turquoise MaxTrax? Just in time for Father’s Day🙌🏼 Check out our latest blog post for other awesome gift ideas for dad! Link in bio 😁

#fathersday #fathersdaygifts #giftidea #giftideas #turquoise #turquoisemaxtax #aquamaxtrax #adumaxtrax #offroad #4x4 #4x4australia #adu #adutas #aussiedestinationsunknown #nikonphotography #nikonaustralia #maxtrax #maxtraxarmy #chevy #chevrolet #silverado #4x4 #beach #silveradonation #methodracewheels #gcitraytec #yakima #yakimaracks #photographers #photoofday
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COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Congrats to @justin_worden_ and @yvon.thomassen 🔥 Win 2 x $250 Caravan RV Camping Gift Vouchers! We have partnered up with Caravan RV Camping this Father's Day, and you could win 😁🙌🏼
Entry is easy. Simply click the link in our bio, fill out your details (on the @caravanrvcamping website) where asked, and wait!
Of course, we would love it if you could like this post and leave us a comment. What would you buy if you won? Tag a few mates you think would like to win too! Good luck! 😁 For conditions and entry details, please see website.
Competition ends 23rd August 2021 at 9am.
‼️Please watch out for scam accounts. We will NOT notify you by DM. You will be notified by email. We will not ask for credit card details. We do not have any other accounts that look similar to this one. (Just the @aussiedestinationsunknownshop and @_adumedia_ accounts) All others are fake.

#caravanrvcamping #competition #win #fathersdaygiveaway #fathersdaycompetition #adu #aussiedestinationsunknown #aducompetition #competitontime #caravanningaustralia #vanlife #roadtripaustralia #travel #camping #travelaustralia #campingaustralia
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COMPETITION NOW CLOSED. Congratulations to @grablifebythegourlays 😁
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🏆 Win a DOMETIC OUTDOOR SURVIVAL KIT 🏆

What’s in this kit? Awesome @dometic gear! Scroll down for HOW TO ENTER👇🏼👇🏼

In the kit:
1 x 660 ml thermo bottle in Mango
1 x 600 ml thermo tumbler in Mango
1 x bottle open
1 x multi tool thing (😅)
1 x torch
1 x stubby holder

HOW TO ENTER:
✅ Like this post
✅ Tag your mates in the comments of this post who you love to share your outdoor adventures with!
✅ Like and follow both ADU Instagram Page and Dometic Instagram Page
✅ Comment and engage with our page for the duration of the competition (this is how we remember you when we come to pick a winner!)

Don't forget that you can always use our code ADUCREW for a discount off outdoor gear on the Dometic website (yes, this includes the ridiculously comfy Firenze chairs!)🤙🏼

🗓 Competition ends 12pm on Wednesday Aug 19

🏆 We will announce the winners publicly in stories and post them on our website that afternoon. If we get no response within 7 days we will redraw the winner.

🇦🇺 Competition open to Australian residents only.

#competition #adu #adudometic #dometic #thermo #bestdrinkbottle #bestcampgear #caravanning #camping #win #aussie #travel #caravanningaustralia #caravanlife #caravanaccessories #campinggoodies
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Caption this 😁👇🏼

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What an adventure we’ve had traveling the ‘most historic track in Australia’! 🤙🏼

Since we left Alice Springs five and a half weeks ago, we have bounced our way along 2290 km of dirt road. Yep. We’ve sprayed a whole lot of rocks out from under these Toyo’s!

Here’s roughly how it went (roughly, get it?! 😂)

Alice Springs to Finke 160
Finke to Kulgera 140
Kulgera to Finke 140
Mereenie Loop Road 140
Gosse Bluff Crater 60
East McDonnell Range (Ruby Gap) 160
Lamberts Geographical Centre of Aus 24
Chambers Pillar 100
Finke to Mt Dare 105
My Dare to Dalhousie return 140
Mt Dare to Oodnadatta 248
William Creek to Algebuckina return 175
Oodnadatta Track from Oodnadatta to Coober Pedy 194
Coober Pedy to William Creek Return 166
William Creek to Marree 204

Of course included in those km is the iconic Oodnadatta Track from Oodnadatta to Marree. There were a few dirt track detours along the way - and some of the most amazing places we have been were on those little detours!

The Oodnadatta is an adventure in itself. The side of this 620km dirt highway is littered with sidings, mound springs fed by the Great Artesian Basin, sand dunes, remnants of the old Ghan, rocky outcrops, ruins, rail bridges, salt lakes, vast plains and tableland dotted with flat top mesas. You will find endless broken glass, rusty old cars, sculptures and maybe even a camel or 5.

But one thing you won’t find much of is internet or phone reception which makes for a lovely break and some incredible nights of star gazing.

We’ve just hit the black top in Marree - and have enjoyed dinner at the pub 😍

Bring on the Flinders Ranges! And a night or three at Farina. Chris can’t wait to check out the bakery 🥧😁

Stay tuned for some Oodnadatta spam over the next week or so - depending on when we have internet to share 📸✌🏼

#oodnadatta #oodnadattatrack #adu #adugoesoutback #adusa #aussiedestinationsunknown #titaniumcaravans #travelaustralia #roadtripaustralia #outbackaustralia #outback #southaustalia #dirtroad #caravan #caravanlife #fulltimetravel #touringaustralia #outbackroads #southaustralia #outbacksouthaustralia
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Coober Pedy is known for its abundance of opals, but drive just 33 km out of town and you’ll find this gem - The Breakaways 😍

This striking rocky landscape is where 29 movies, doco’s and/or reality shows have been filmed! Yep. 29 have had scenes shot right here and it’s easy to see why. It’s the perfect backdrop for alien and post-apocalyptic landscapes 👽 🛸 You really feel like you’re looking at a moonscape 🌝

Mad Max, Pitch Black, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Fire in the Stone, Arrowhead and the list goes onnnnnn …..

These colourful low hills that have broken away from the Stuart Range, hence their name 'The Breakaways’, are the hottest place in Australia with ground temps soaring to 65°C !! 🥵 and are thought to have formed through the evaporation of an ancient inland sea 🌊

Say what? I know … everything about this place is bizarre. Even the landscape!
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The more time I spend in the Australian outback, the more I feel at home here on these rough, dusty roads. I mean c’mon. These sunsets are enough to melt anyone’s heart 🌅♥️ ...

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We’ve been here in Coober Pedy for 9 days 😯 It’s such a shame that 7 were spent in lockdown as there is soooo much to see in this quirky little outback town!

We’ve squeezed in what we can (stay tuned for the pics 📸) these past two days and we’ve had a blast doing it.

We’ve met some amazing people who call Coober Pedy home and have heard some amazing stories! Everything about this place is unique - let’s just say the word ‘bizarre’ has been worn out during our stay 😆

Now … it’s back out into the great unknown - the land of no reception 👋🏼
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🚀 👽 Ah Coober Pedy, you’re a quirky little town! We’re feeling a little spaced out 🌝 ✨🤪

#cooberpedy #cooberpedysa #pitchblack #movieprops #adu #adusa #adugoesoutback #aussiedestinationsunknown #southaustralia #explore #exploreaustralia #aliens #spaceship #weird #travelaustralia #discoveraustralia #travelsouthaustralia
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Coober Pedy - you are such a unique little town! We’ve been so excited to get out and explore 👏🏼
So far we’ve seen … this sign. Oh, and the IGA 😂
We are now in lockdown and really didn’t get to see much before hunkering down 🔐 😔
Hurry up & let us actually explore all the cool stuff we’ve been reading about 🙏🏼
So - what are your tips? What should we cram into the 2 days we will have here? 👇🏼👇🏼

#cooberpedy #cooberpedytruck #outback #outbacksouthaustralia #australia #adu #adugoesoutback #adusa #aussiedestinationsunknown #exploresouthaustralia #visitsouthaustralia #travel #travelphotography #travelaustralia #photography #lovetotravel #travelcouple #coupleswhotravel #liveyourbiglife
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UPDATE - congrats to @dingasdeb and @whimsicaldesigns_andrea_ our WINNERS! 🏆😁

🔐♥️Win TWO LOCKDOWN LOVE PACKS for you AND A MATE! ♥️🔐What’s in the packs? 3 awesome @tidyturfmats 😁🙌🏼 Scroll down for HOW TO ENTER👇🏼👇🏼

1 x How’s the Serenity Mat, 1 x Adventure Mat and 1 x Bonnie Doon Mat.

🌱How’s the Serenity Mat
The caravan fold down step mat is perfect for the first step into or out of your van. This mat features two velcro straps to easily secure the mat firmly onto your fold down step or step stool. This is the original step mat with velcro straps and one of our favourites!

🌱Adventure Mat
This mat is our most versatile and features a velcro strap to easily secure when you roll it up to take on your adventure. We like to think this mat is a take anywhere kinda mat, just throw it in the back of your car.

🌱The Bonnie Doon Mat
This caravan inner step mat inserts perfectly into the door cavity of your caravan. Making it the 'Dirt Buster' for your home on the road.

These mats are great for getting rid of any excess debris that’s stuck to your feet or your shoes … think sand, wet grass, mud and whatever else you, your mates or your kids might have stepped in! 🌱🌿🏖💦 We love them and have them all over the place! 🥰

HOW TO ENTER:
✅ Like this post
✅ Tag your mate in the comments of this post who needs these mats in their lives!
✅ Like and follow both ADU Instagram Page and Tidy Turf Mat Instagram Page
✅ Comment and engage with our page for the duration of the competition (this is how we remember you when we come to pick a winner!)

Don't forget that you can always use our code ADU10 for a discount off any purchase on the TTM website 🤙🏼

🗓 Competition ends 12pm on Tuesday July 27 (hopefully this is when SA will come out of lock down!!)

🏆 We will announce the winners and contact them via private message that afternoon. If we get no response within 7 days we will redraw the winner.

🇦🇺 Competition open to Australian residents only.

#competition #adu #adutidyturfmats #tidyturfmats #campingmat #caravanning #camping #win #aussie #travel #caravanningaustralia #caravanlife #caravanaccessories #campinggoodies
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We’d just traveled from Mt Dare, the day before we’d been to Dalhousie and we were just about to head to Oodnadatta. What a ripper of a T junction! 😁🙌🏼 And what a ripper of a journey! These were the worst roads we’ve ever traveled as they’d suffered extreme flood damage and had only just reopened. But hey, we didn’t let that stop us! What’s a few (million) corrugations, puddles, washouts and insanely rocky river beds? 🤪

#dalhousie #oodnadatta #mtdare #outbacksa #outbackaustralia #outbackadventure #adu #adugoesoutback #adusa #aussiedestinationsunknown #titaniumcaravans #gcitraytec #hardcoreoffroadcaravans #caravanningaustralia #fulltimetravel #aussie #travel #adventure #travelaustralia #visitcentralaustralia #liveyourbiglife
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We don’t care how far we have to drive, or how isolated we may become … if it means we get to see unforgettable places like this, we are IN! 🙌🏼 Do you give it a miss if the tracks’s a bit rough or the destination is really remote? Or are you adventure seeking crazies like us?? 🤪 There’s nothing wrong with either, but hey - we love a good adventure! Even if it means not knowing what’s around the next corner 😁🤙🏼

#adventureseekers #travelaustralia #adugoesourback #adunt #chamberspillar #castlerock #cuinthnt #adu #chevy #chevytrucks #gcitraytec #4x4 #4x4offroad #4x4australia #exploreaustralia #adventure #adventures #explore #exploreaustralia #remoteaustralia #remotetravel #outback #outbackaustralia #northernterritory #northernterritoryaustralia #travelgatewayau #aussiedestinationsunknown #liveyourbiglife
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We’ve had this truck parked up in some pretty speccy locations … what do you think of this one? Palm Valley - where you’ll find palm trees and cycads in the middle of the desert! 🌴 🏜

#palmvalley #westmacdonnellranges #gcitraytec #chevy #chevysilverado #silveradonation #alucab #4x4australia #exploreaustralia #outbacknt #visitnt #discovernt #explorent #discoveraustralia #liveyourbiglife #shotonnikon #travelgatewayau #northernterritory#outback #outbackaustralia #photooftheday #adunt #aussie #aussiedestinationsunknown #adu #adugoesoutback #nikon #cuinthent #travelaustralia⁠
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The West MacDonnell Ranges … we’ve spent the past week exploring his incredibly diverse part of the NT and still didn’t get to see it all! This pic was snapped at the magical Redbank Gorge, one of our (many) favourite places in this area 😁🤙🏼

#redbankgorge #westmacdonnellranges #cuinthent #adu #adunt #adugoesoutback #aussiedestinationsunknown #australia #visitcentralaus #gopro #goproanz #goproadu #gopromafia #nt #travelaustralia #exploreaustralia #caravanningaustralia #outback #outbackaustralia
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🌴 Palm Trees in the middle of the desert? Yep - we finally made it to Palm Valley and -we had to drive along the oldest river in the world to get there (Finke River).

This place every bit as incredible as we’ve heard and we were totally blown away at this little oasis in the middle of the desert!
As you drive in, it’s almost like you’re on the set of CARS, in Arizona! 🌵

The Red Cabbage Palm (where the valley got its name) is only found in this area and there are only about 3,000 fully grown plants.

We’ve had a blast exploring The West MacDonnell Ranges this past week - and we think a night in the Alucab at Palm Valley was the perfect way to end it! 😍🌴

It’s about 136km from Alice Springs, so definitely close enough to do a day trip if you aren’t set up for camping. But … if you have an offroad caravan or camper trailer or rooftop tent … we highly recommend spending a couple of nights at the campground. It’s fantastic with toilets, showers, fire pits and is right by the river 😍

Have you been here or is it on your list? If not … add it! 🙌🏼

Ps. This was my attempt at ‘opening my eyes on the count of 3’ - I’d left my sunnies behind! As you can see, it was an epic fail 😑🤪

#palmvalley #larapinta #finkegorgenationalpark #adu #adugoesoutback #adugopro #aussiedestinationsunknown #adunt #gopro #goproanz #gopromafia #cuinthent #nt #exploreaustralia #blundstone #travelaustralia #travel #travelgram #travelblogger #caravanningaustralia
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As full time travellers, we spend a lot of time by ourselves, and as much as we love our own company (🤪) it’s been amazing spending the last 6 weeks with Greg, Donna and the kids from @campedia.com.au 🥰

🔥 I snapped this pic of Greg & Chris on our last morning together, out enjoying each other’s company by the fire before sunrise. It’s not often you can say you’ve traveled with another family for so long (6 weeks!!) and still loved each other at the end! 😅

It’s been 4 days now since we’ve parted ways … they went north and we are heading south! We miss them already ♥️

#travel #sunrise #camping #adu #adugoesoutback #aussiedestinationsunknown #campedia #travelling #australia #cuinthent #nt #outback #travelgatewayau #westmacdonnellrange #travelaustralia #campingaustralia #caravanningaustralia
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The NT Outback - where even the rest stops are like WOW 😍

This is Point Howard Lookout, just one of many places you can pull over for a picnic, snap a pic,
or even camp for the night on the West MacDonnell Range loop. And it’s also one of the very few places that you’ll find rubbish bins! 🗑🙌🏼

Thanks to Greg from @campedia.com.au for snapping this for us! 😁🙏🏼

#redcentreway #photography #travelgatewayau #westmacdonnellranges #australia #liveyourbiglife #outbackaustralia #adu #titaniumcaravans #gcitraytec #adugoesoutback #adunt #cuinthent #nothernterritory #exploreaustralia #travel #travelaustralia #roadtrip #fulltimetravel #caravanningaustralia
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Not a bad little ‘rest stop’ 😁 Overnight camping allowed thank you very much 🙏🏼⁠

Morris Pass lookout is where we stayed before hitting the Mereenie Loop Rd from Kings Canyon to Alice/West MacDonnell Range ♥️⁠

#cuinthent #titaniumcaravans #caravanningaustralia #fulltimetravel #caravan #views #travelgatewayau #freecampingaustralia #freecamp #nt #adugoesoutback #adu #aussiedestinationsunknown #adunt #travel #travelaustralia #explore #exploreaustralia #northernterritory
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