Welcome to the Touring Wombats website
This is the master website for the various trips we make around Australia in our Bailey Caravan & each trip gets it’s very own “travel blog website. These travel blogs are “sub-domains” of this main site.
We’ve explored a lot of this great land of ours, but we really have only “scratched the surface”. Check out the map of our travels via this link.
We hope that you enjoy following our travels. Neil & Merrisa.
You can access each travel blog via the links below…
This is the current trip we have been organising with our group of Bailey Caravan friends to South Australia in September 2023.
There’s no travel blog yet (we haven’t started) but the website component has been created to assist the members of this years Tagalong to get some information about the trip, where we are staying and some of the activities planned for the trip. We have 17 caravan’s in our group & not all will be Bailey’s.
The link is https://tagalong23.touringwombats.com
This particular travel blog covers the smaller (week-end to a week or two) type of traveling that we do.
The link is https://minitrips.touringwombats.com
These trips include:
- Sandy Point, Inverloch & Cowes (Phillip Island) – February 2023
- Renmark, Cullulleraine and Murtoa – January 2022
- Mansfield – December 2021
- Ocean Grove – February 2020
- Bendigo – November 2019
- Wimmera/Mallee Silo Trail – November 2019
- Lake Lascelles Freecamp – November 2019
- Buronga, NSW for Melbourne Cup Week – November 2019
- Edward Fischer Expo @ Geelong Gallery – June 2019
Up the East Coast of OZ to Far North Queensland
Leaving our Melbourne home on June 20 2020. Once the Covid19 restrictions began to lift we packed up and shot off on our next adventure. Heading along the east coast of New South Wales and into Queensland on 17th July. We were extremely lucky with our timing as the Queensland border was re-closed 3 weeks after we crossed it – phew & woohoooo!!!
The link is https://ec20.touringwombats.com
Up the middle of OZ & turn left
Our 6 month caravan adventure of Australia from March 2018 to November 2018, travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide then up the middle via Alice Springs to Darwin, then to Broome WA, down the west coast of Australia and back across the Nullarbor to Home in Melbourne. Traveling over 25,000 kms through this amazing country, meeting heaps of friendly folk and enjoying a lifetime of experiences.
The link is https://halflap.touringwombats.com
This is our major trip for 2022. Leaving our Melbourne home on July 15 2022. We headed north on our way to yet another Bailey Caravan Tagalong – 28 days through QLD beginning in late August. We decided to take a detour on the way via Jerilderie and then up the Kidman Way to Griffith, Cobar, Bourke, Cunnamulla, Charleville, Longreach, Winton, Emerald, Carnarvon Gorge, Roma then over to Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast for the start of the Bailey Tagalong on 28th August (click for route map).
The link is https://tagalong22.touringwombats.com
Leaving our Melbourne home on April 20 2021. We joined yet another Bailey Caravan Tagalong – 28 days through NSW – the Hunter Valley, Waterfall Way and mid NSW coast with 20 other Bailey vans. At the conclusion we slipped into Southern Queensland for major repairs to our caravan ad a bit of R&R, returning home 129 days later.
The link is https://tagalong21.touringwombats.com
This trip was with a group of 16 other Bailey caravans for 3 weeks in March 2020. Similar to the Tagalong19 trip we did in 2019; but this time we started in Broken Hill NSW and traveled through outback South Australia ending up in Port Fairy (Victoria). It began on 12 March 2020, but was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic to the point where it wasn’t completed as originally planned.
The link is https://tagalong20.touringwombats.com
Bailey Tagalong19 – Rivers, Mountains & Seaside
In this blog we travel through the Victorian high country with 18 other Bailey caravans for 2 weeks in March 2019. We then continue on with friends Neil & Sharon for 3 weeks to Queensland spending the last 2 weeks travelling solo down the east coast of Australia back home to Melbourne.
The link is https://tagalong19.touringwombats.com