Travelling around Australia with kids!!!

Hi all
I am packing up the Patrol towing a Jayco Hawk Outback and setting off with the wife and 2 kids, 1 and 3. I would love to hear about others that have done similar.

We are planning to go for around 12 months and have no real plan except to not be up north for the wet season and not to be down south for winter.
Would like to hear about how much people spent per week, must sees, Regrets, experiences, anything.
Also would love to hear from people thinking of doing the same!!!



Posted By Haleys on 10th March 2010

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Hi Everyone, I'm interested to hear how you all got on travelling in Australia with your kids. Any tips or knowledge is appreciated. Mick.

Posted By mick on Monday 27th February 2012 @ 03:16:13


we are also in the planning of a year trip around with a 5 and 7 year old....and need suggestions on schooling we have ordered our van a new age red robin 21ft to be ready in June 12, leaving us time to organise our adventure


Posted By mark on Saturday 13th August 2011 @ 12:16:54


We are planning the trip around Australia too. Does anyone know the best size caravan to use? is a 24ft too big.


Posted By Sheree on Wednesday 13th July 2011 @ 15:02:43


Hi, we are planning on travelling around Australia for 6 months and need tips on caravan sizes. We are looking at a 91 19ft, 90 24ft with shower or a 2002 18ft. Plus is a tandem axle better than single. Is a 24ft too big and 1990 too old? sorry for all the questions but it's doing my head in. thank you anyone.


Posted By Sheree on Tuesday 12th July 2011 @ 20:20:00


Hi there, we are planning the same thing, except not going for quite a few months. We have 3 children... 6, 5 & 3. We are so excited about this trip. When are you starting and where are you based at the moment?

Angie & Steve.


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Posted By Angie on Sunday 12th June 2011 @ 16:40:14


We have just come back from our trip around Oz in November 2010. Had a wonderful time. Check out our blog


Posted By Peta on Tuesday 1st March 2011 @ 16:29:27


My wife and I recently came into possesion of my fathers Toyota Coaster bus/motorhome which due to ill health he never got to use.

We were going to clean it up and sell it but then had the crazy idea that maybe we should do a trip of Australia first.

We have a 2 yr old boy. We both are scared of this idea but excited also.

We have tired of our half renovated house and jobs and would look at selling up everything and heading off.
Starting fresh when we've had enough, maybe even in another town/state who knows.

Logic and sense may talk us out of it still. Anyone know of some good blogs of families doing the same thing to give us some more inspiration?



Posted By Joel Fitzgerald on Monday 20th December 2010 @ 09:53:43


Hi there, we are also looking at travelling around Aus with a 6 and 4 year old but starting from Christchurch, NZ. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated especially around what 4WD to buy / caravan / budget etc. Apart from that all suggestions would be appreciated.


Posted By Smithy on Wednesday 24th November 2010 @ 11:55:29


Hey Garth

We too are doing the same with our two children aged 6 and 4, just waiting for harvest to be over, should be around end of Jan the way things are going, then doing south w.a to perth, flying to exmouth, then back to perth then leaving to head back up north with the cruiser and van.

Have you had any info from anyone with cost's tips etc? I would love to hear some if you have.

Might see you on the rd :-))


Posted By onechance on Saturday 20th November 2010 @ 20:28:55


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