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150cruiser

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So we've completed the round Australia road trip. It took just under 8 months and we had the pleasure of running into other conqueror owners.

We're just finishing it off, but our blog for the trip is below.

https://touringcaboose.com/category/our-trips/the-big-lap-2016/
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Awesome blog!
We have just hit the road today to travel around Oz. We are heading to Brisbane first as I have a short term contract and then we are free.

I've also uploaded a blog page which we plan to update - http://www.dogfriendlyaustralia.com.au

Any recommendations or must DOS in qld?

Cheers

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. We missed the centre and southern part of Qld as we just shot straight up the coast from Sydney and pretty much hugged it to Cairns and now need to go back as it's realitvely accessible from home.

Loved the Cape and want to head back on a fishing tour through there and the gulf. Loved driving the savannah way

Don't miss Fraser, Lawn Hill, Cooktown, Bloomfield track and Eddie's campground on Elim Beach... Cobbold gorge is also nice but a little touristy and on the expensive side from memory ( we were a family of five).. The List unfortunately is endless
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Awesome, will look them up for sure! Cheers and safe travels
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Dogexploreroz, if you have a few days in or around Cairns, go and have a look and swim at Josephine falls. The Turnoff is just south of Mirriwinni on the Bruce Highway about 55 kms south of Cairns. But only if it hasn't been raining up on the tablelands because the extra water funnelling down the gorges of the creek can be dangerous after rain. Josephine Falls is on the lower slopes of the Great Dividing Range near Mt Bartle Frere, the highest mountain in Queensland. Without the threat of rain it is a magical experience and safe. I lived in Cairns during the 90's and took my 3 daughters there several times. My youngest was about 3 when I first took her down the water slide and ferried her across the cool deep rock pool to the rocks on the other side.

The access is along a path through the rainforest that takes about 20 minutes to walk to the rock pool. At the rock pool you will find a natural rock water slide that drops into a deep cool rock pool. At the entrance to the path where you park are electric BBQ's if you want to cook your lunch.
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That sounds awesome, thanks for that. Will look it up for sure. We plan to stay a few weeks around that kind of area up towards Daintree area.

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Hello 150cruiser (Craig),
Started reading you blog - nice work.
Mods:
Front awning - Conqueror has a Tropical Fly for the front bed. Send an email to sales@Conqueroraustralia

Jockey wheel storage - I'm about to trial fixing the wheel to the gas bottle storage lid. I've ordered a 60mm clamp and this will be mounted to the lid using 2x alloy plates either side of the lid. Photos in the fullness of time.

Exterior lighting - we to wanted to fix a permanent LED spot above the slide-out kitchen. However, on our recent trip to Birdsville and New England region of NSW, we found that having the LED strip light too close to the kitchen introduced additioal protein to the meal. So we now have one LED strip light behind the cook, and the other forward of the kitchen. Some shadowing, but less protein.

All the best, Filbee56

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WillShe

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Hi All..

We are 1 year into our retirement and we have made the decision to do the lap around Australia and hope to be away for 12 - 14 months.... renting the house and heading off.  My question is has anyone done this trip towing a 490 with a Land Rover Discovery? And if so what 'extras' did you do it to? 

We have a Disco 4 TDV6 and it tows the 490 beautifully.  We did a 10,000 klm trip out to Uluru including the Birdsville, Oodnadatta and Walkers Track and it performed really well with no extra gizzmos on it. On our lap we will want to do Cape York and Gibb River again, the last time we did those we hired a pop top Troopie which was amazing.

Any suggestions would be fabulous....

Thank you 150cruiser for your blog.... have nearly finished reading it and it is great.  We have done a lot of the trips you have done some with the 490 and some with a hire Troopie... Take my hat off to you travelling with the 3 little ones.

Just loving our litle 'beastie' and can't wait to hit the road....

WillShe
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