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The Privilege of being able to travel Australia is not lost on us

The Privilege of being able to travel Australia is not lost on us.

Getting to this point hasn’t been easy. We certainly aren’t wealthy, we don’t have any other assets other than our home. My business is a poor cashflow business, I can go for months with no income. I could make more if I wanted to sell real estate again but it doesn’t provide any flexibility with time. That no longer works for us.

Let me tell you a little bit about our personal story.

Kevin and Adele

Natures Window in Kalbarri National Park, October 2016

For those that don’t know us well and don’t know our history, I was 31yo in 1995 when we lost everything. Not a single dollar to our name. We had a furniture business, the market turned and I was naive. The bank sent us a letter of demand on my birthday or they were going to repossess our home. They gave us until the end of the month and we sold our beautiful home at Boondall Qld for less than we had paid for it, the day before it was due to be repossessed.

Matt

Our two sons, Matthew and Cameron when they were little at our Boondall home

We were left with nothing, no money, no home, the van had to go as it was only 3 seats and there were now 4 of us and besides, it was rusted out and it was worthless. Family and friends were delivering groceries to us or we sold off furniture and what we had in garage sales to raise funds for our meals for the week. No exaggeration, that’s exactly how it was, just the 4 of us and desperate times.

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Matthew’s 3rd birthday at Boondall just before we moved out, Nov 1995

We ended up with a beat up Mitsubishi Magna which if it got us from A to B there was a real risk it wouldn’t get us back to A again. Adele’s parents gave us the money to buy a car to allow Kevin to start a career in real estate. We were so close to bankruptcy but I was determined not to have that on my resume.

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Kevin’s real estate agency in Nundah Qld, 2005

I worked my arse off again in Real Estate and it was very good to us and allowed me to make enough money to get back on track. It took a few years but then we got lucky with being given AMP shares and it was enough for me to open my own agency on a tight budget. I built that up over more than 5 years before selling it but eventually my next investment lost a lot again. With that venture we lost $750,000 in cash plus loans plus share value equal to approx $2.25m.

When my father died in 2008 the desire to grow a big business was lost and I set about chasing what I really wanted in life. I started asking myself some questions.

Who did I really want to be? What did I want my legacy to be? What was really most important to me?

My answers were really easy. There were 3 things that were non negotiables.
1. Family
2. Real Friends
3. No stress

 

Kevin Fishing

Relaxing on a Houseboat on Gold Coast Broadwater in 2014

We lost Adele’s Dad to cancer not all that long after my Dad passed and with that Adele, Matthew, Cameron and our Mums became total priorities. Rather than needing lots of friends we focused on our very best friends and tried to keep regular contact. Anything that created stress wasn’t healthy and didn’t make me happy so I just eliminated it.

I didn’t allow stress to come in to my world wherever I could control it.

Burleigh

We love the Gold Coast

Travel became a great stress relief. We took very regular long weekends away, mostly to the Gold Coast but we went to Sydney or Melbourne when we could and on the odd occasion to the Sunshine Coast. We went to New Zealand a few times and 2 trips to Thailand. Then we found Houseboating and enjoyed 5 trips in 11 months around the Gold Coast Broadwater.

Houseboats are so much fun.

House Boating

Kev’s 50th birthday was celebrated aboard Houseboat ” The Prestige”

All of this led us to where we are today, a commitment to 2.5 years driving around Australia under our logo, Indefinite Leave.

We had earnt this opportunity. For almost 25 years we worked long and hard, mostly 7 days a week and the sacrifices we made were enormous. Adele had long careers with a bank and Westfield and was ready to rest.

We love to travel and the ability to spend such an extended time frame enjoying this adventure on the road is not lost on us. Travel has become such an integral part of us and this just made sense.

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Auski Roadhouse at Karijini National Park, Sept 2016

In fact, travel quite possibly played a bigger part in keeping us together early in our relationship than we realize. Just 9 weeks after we met Adele left for 3 months to travel Europe. Of course back in 1987 there were no mobile phones, no Facebook and no texting. All we had were postcards and snail mail. Waiting every day to check the mailbox was filled with excitement and then despair.

When in Paris

Paris 2015. We love to travel overseas too.

We wrote to each other numerous times over those 3 months, sharing lots of our inner thoughts and feelings. We were engaged just 9 weeks after Adele returned and married 8 months later. That was 29 years ago in August 1988.

Wedding Day

Our wedding, August 1988

We have endured, like most families, some fantastic highs and some very big lows. It’s those lows though that you learn from the most. As we have searched for happiness we now know what matters to us and makes us happy.

Travel is our drug and we have the bug.

We certainly respect that a lot of others are not in the position to just pack up and leave everything behind as we have done. Many, many would love to. If we had one dollar for every time someone has said to us “I’m so jealous, we would love to do what you’re doing” we could fund our entire trip.

Whilst it was an enormous decision for us, for others it’s just not possible for a variety of reasons.

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Entering Karijini National Park, Sept 2016

We were so confident about this adventure that when people said to us, “Don’t buy a Motorhome without renting one and trying it first, what if you don’t like it” we found it just gave us more clarity that we knew this was right for us. Our research had opened our eyes to what an amazing Country we have right here in our own backyard and it was time to explore it.

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Entering Kakadu National Park, July 2016

We were ready to become closer to nature, learn much more about our history as a country and discover everything our incredible nation has to offer. Next time we were to meet some backpackers we were going to be able to say we’ve been there too rather than listen to them talk about our own country they seemed to have seen and knew more about than we did.

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Meeting some Possums at Barracrab Caravan Park Clairview, Easter 2016

As you read our blogs and see our photos on social media and think to yourself, those lucky Bastards, it’s ok, we know we are privileged, we know we are achieving an amazing dream that so many others would like to share.

We hope however that one day you will be able to do it too. If it’s something you plan to do, keep working towards it. You too can enjoy this amazing adventure.

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Snorkelling at Quobba, WA, September 2016

In the meantime I hope our journey inspires you and gives you the motivation to one day say Stuff it, we’re packing up and leaving.

Tell us about your plans to travel around Oz?

Safe travels,

Kev, Adele and Matt

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. Cath

    October 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    Wow that’s quite a story! We’re travelling in the opposite direction to you – we actually camped on the site where you had been in Jabiru and met your cousin! I’ve been reading your Qld blogs as we’re now in Mission Beach heading south.

    We have a story too – our caravan burnt down while we were doing our big lap. We pressed on and spent eight weeks touring in a tent before getting a replacement van. We’re in our 11th month of 14 – we need to be back in Melb in mid-Jan. We will be so sad to go back but hopefully our travels will just be on hold for a little while .

    • Indefinite Leave

      October 19, 2016 at 9:27 pm

      Hi Cath, that must have been daunting. Can’t imagine how awful that must have been, hope you didn’t lose anything of too much sentiment or value. I wonder which cousin you met, I’m guessing Rod and Dot? We met my Mum’s cousin Phyllis and her husband in Jabiru lol. Thank you for reading our blog and glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Kathy de Groot

    October 20, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Sorry to hear of all your problems but totally agree family and health come first. Glad you are enjoying your trip. We all have to make decisions to suit us and like you we bought a motorhome and are slowly preparing our house for sale sadly in a slow market. In saying that we are ready to move on and have no idea where we will live. That is part of the adventure. ? I could work for another 18 months but want to spend time together with Harry. Money is an issue so that is why we will downsize. As we live on acreage it is a pain to come home to a messy yard. All the very best. It takes a lot of guts to do what you have done but I’m sure you will benefit in the long term. ?

    • Indefinite Leave

      October 21, 2016 at 1:03 am

      Thank you Kathy,
      That’s ok, they’re all in the past 😉
      Hope you can sell your property soon and get out on your own adventure.
      Take care, hope to see you out there soon.

  3. Vicki Burnett

    October 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Glad you guys are enjoying this beautiful country we are privileged to call ours & I love it when I read stories like yours, of rising from the ashes & just getting out there & doing it…..that’s the Aussie way
    Thanx for sharing your story guys….keep on enjoying, as I know you’s will ?

    • Indefinite Leave

      October 21, 2016 at 1:00 am

      Hi Vicki,
      We sure are, it’s so amazing. So glad we met up with you guys, talk again soon 🙂

  4. Marg HALLIDAY

    October 20, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    We decided to sell up everything and hit the road almost 6 years ago. The 1st year away, Hubby had several mini strokes, so after 11 months in Tassie, I took him back to Ballarat Dr’s and yes confirmed my thoughts, also was diagnosed with Parkinsonism, so again we headed off, this time around Australia. 3 years later in W.A we were told he DID NOT have Parkinsonism and that the drugs had done massive damage, I am His carer, and he an aged pensioner. No diagnosis, but deteriorating rapidly, now after a further 2 years diagnosed with P.S.P (Progressive Supre Nuclear Palsy) 1 in 100.000 world wide, still travelling, but do lots of house/pet sits to offset both the time and pension, don’t ever want a house again, our Winnebago Esperance is our HOME, brilliant medical facilities everywhere we go.

    • Indefinite Leave

      October 21, 2016 at 12:59 am

      Ohhh Marg, we are sorry to hear of all your hubby’s health issues. Must have been a tough few years. My father was misdiagnosed 3 times, first told it was just a cyst, then told it was benign, another time they said they had got it all. He passed 9 months later from melanoma cancer.

      Keep travelling and enjoying our country. We wish you both the very best. We love our Esperance too 🙂

  5. Mick

    October 22, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Hi guys, thanks for being so honest in describing how you got to where we want to be. After losing $2.5M it is encouraging that you can now afford an envious lifestyle that costs around $1600/week. Can I ask whether you still have a mortgage and whether you have rented your home out whilst you travel? Safe travels and look forward to continuing to live vicariously through your travels.

    • Indefinite Leave

      October 22, 2016 at 11:53 pm

      Hello Mick,

      Yes being in Real Estate I understand the value of property. If you sell out of your home it’s now so hard to get back in. We have our home tenanted and so far all is going well.
      I think our cost to travel per week will be a lot less in the next budget report but time will tell. It’s probably important to note that the loss of $2.25m which we incurred was in value rather than cash. It included shares and company loans too.
      Thanks for following us and reading our blogs and feel free to ask any questions anytime 🙂
      Cheers Kev

  6. Mick

    November 2, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Nice, I like the cathartic nature of your story. We are on a parallel path. My “ah hah” moment was cancer. Told it was 10% or 80% chance dependent on the outcome of the next op, 3 months after the first one! Lots of time to think and my list was similar to your first two!
    Trace and I feel similar about the lucky bit! We say “we worked damn hard for that luck!”

    Finally to share our little trick tokeep perspective on our “luck” we say each evening…”well what did you do today” and say something like …” walked along cable beach at sunset” or “sat outside with a wine and some Wallabies”. This helps us remember our privilege.
    Travel well, keep healthy
    Mick and Trace

    • Indefinite Leave

      November 3, 2017 at 11:27 am

      Thank you Mick 🙂
      Sometimes you just have to have those moments where you ask some questions….

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I Can’t Do 4 Walls

I keep saying it, over and over, to anyone who asks and those willing to listen.

I can’t do 4 walls again.

I don’t know everything about my future and I reserve the right to change my mind, but after 2.5 years of living in Darwinny our Motorhome, I love it so much I don’t want it to change for my foreseeable future.

Adele is happy either way, she loves this life but could also go home. I think that’s mostly because she misses her Mum a lot and to be close to our sons Matt and Cameron.

During our time back home, we just had 4 months in Brisbane, we had lots of times where we were invited to friend’s places, sometimes even offered a place to stay. We received text messages from friends “I’m away for the weekend, the spare keys are under the mat, go relax in a bed and use the pool for a few days” would be texted to us and we were so grateful for their offer and thoughts for us. We love that we have so many wonderful and kind friends.

We did a housesit for my niece and it was awesome, beautiful pool, nice home, Foxtel, heaps of room to park the Motorhome. It was perfect, except I found within just a day or two I was back doing what I used to do, sit and watch TV, stay at home and not be productive. I wasn’t LIVING!!

We visited family and friends in their homes and all I see is “stuff”. The same stuff we used to have. All those possessions I thought that made me happy. Every now and then you’d blow off the dust and get a broom to the cobwebs and use my “stuff” again but for the most part it would just sit there doing nothing. Just money wasted which made us believe we needed to go back to work again week after week to fund the life everyone else has and we were copying.

Our friends and family may read this but I’m sure they’ll understand the context of what we mean. We discussed this with them anyway. We passionately respect and love our family and friends but a house just isn’t where we’re at any more.

When my Dad passed away I found myself asking the question “there has to be more to life than work and do chores”.

We really miss our Mums, both of us have lost our Fathers now, and we miss our sons Matthew and Cameron. We miss our friends. I miss playing cricket and all my mates. It’s not easy to just pack up and leave and it’s even harder to stay away.

For me, my entire life of 51 years before we left was lived in Brisbane. I grew up living in the same family home, we didn’t move house even once, until I was married. Adele had lived in different places and moved around different homes, but I hadn’t. I was very used to routine and stability. Given my personality that was probably a good thing.

We recently spent 4 months in Brisbane and the South East seeing everyone we could, pushing my business and exploring places we had never seen in our own “backyard”. I didn’t enjoy the traffic being back home in Brisbane, the hustle and bustle doesn’t do it for me now, but it’s still home and our Family are all there. It is home and always will be.

It was during this time back in the City that I realised I yearned for things I learnt to love when road tripping around Oz. 3 specific things stood out that I missed.

• Sunsets
• Open fires
• The Stars at night

Nobody at home talks about seeing an amazing Sunset. There’s something special about them that we just love. The colours, the differences when there’s a cloud or fire in the distance, the different views across oceans or rivers, over barren land and between mountains or ranges. Sunsets can be so different yet all so spectacular. We just don’t appreciate them at home.

Cooking over an open fire, sitting around it with a Rum in hand and chatting to new friends, seriously, does it get any better than that.

I love waking up in the morning, getting the coals fired up again and cooking some bacon and eggs. Lighting a fire in downtown Brisvegas is a sure fire way to upset the neighbours and have the local Council issuing a huge fine.

While settled in over that fire at night, it’s so wondrous to look up and absorb the big picture. Who am I, why am I here, what else is out there, what would it be like to go to the moon, how amazing is life and how our planets work. I really enjoy looking up to the stars at night, imagining a life where I get to choose my tomorrow.

Yes, don’t box me in.

How does that song go:

Oh give me land, lots of land, and the starry skies above
Don’t fence me in
Let me ride through the wide open country that I love
Don’t fence me in…….

Did I mention, I can’t do 4 walls…..

Safe travels

Kev & Adele
Indefinite Leave

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10 Reasons to Travel Australia Instead of Going Overseas.

There’s nothing better for the soul than travelling, it opens our eyes, our minds and our hearts. The big choice to make is if to head overseas or explore our own country. There’s so much to see in this world but here’s 10 great reasons to Travel Australia first.

1. Australia is Safer. With everything happening around the world right now, I feel pretty safe in Longreach, Broome, Esperance, 1770 and the thriving downtown metropolis of Rainbow Beach 😊

2. Shit AUD. The Aussie dollar is too low to be over excited about heading overseas.

3. Our Beaches. Unless you’ve got to know our own beaches why go overseas to see there’s?

Check out our Best Beaches here –
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4. Weather. We really do have perfect weather here. Head north for winter, south for summer and be anywhere in Oz for Autumn and Spring.

5. You will meet really interesting people. We have met some of the most inspiring people on the road such as John, the 72yo former teacher and sheep farmer who I got talking to for 3 and a half hours around the camp kitchen BBQ in Katherine. Fascinating guy and hard to believe he had left Perth, been to Melbourne and was now in the NT travelling at his age…….. on a Motorbike.

John is just one of many wonderful people we have met on our adventure.

6. Learn our History. There’s so much about our own country’s past just waiting for you to discover.

7. Sunsets. The setting sun in 1770, Darwin and Broome just have to be seen. I could name so many more places including most of the WA coastline but I’ll let you discover some yourself.

8. Better for our economy. We hardly manufacture anything anymore, mining took a nose dive and therefore Tourism is becoming a vital industry for our economy. Let’s spend our money here and give our kids jobs.

9. Make friends. Travelling Australia almost guarantees you will make a whole lot of new friends.

10. Children. Your kids will grow enormously and learn on the road. They will thrive by spending genuine quality time together as a family.

As that famous brand says: Just Do It……

Safe travels

Kevin & Adele
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Detailed Item List For Your Trip

Detailed Item List For Your Trip
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There’s a lot to think about regarding what to take on your trip around Australia.

No need to stress about it, we’ve made the list here for you.

Space and Weight will quickly prove to be your enemy so pack smart, pack light and limit it to only what you really need.

Of course, you may have other things you need to take and you may not need or want everything on this list but it’s going to give you a very comprehensive starting list to ensure you don’t forget anything.

Remember to pack the minimum you need and don’t exceed your weight limits.

If we have missed anything, please let us know 😊

Alarm Clock – Battery operated
Alfoil
Allen Keys
Aluminium Water bottles
Ampfibian 15amp to 10amp Converter
Anti-theft Tap Handle
Axe
Back Pack for hiking
Baking Trays – Lightweight, store in oven to save space
Basket Utility – Collapsible, doubles as laundry basket & stores dirty dishes
Bath Mat
Bath Towels
Batteries – Range of sizes and/or Rechargeable
BBQ & BBQ Lighter
Beach Towels
Beach Umbrella
Beanies
Binoculars
Blanket/s – Store flat under your mattress
Blender
Blower
Board Games
Books
Bottle Opener
Bucket – Collapsible and others with lid for fishing or handwashing
Bulldog Clips
Bungee Cords
Cake Tins – Silicon are good
Camera, Accessories, Batteries, Spare Battery, Charger Cord
Camp Oven
Camping Chairs
Camping Table
Can Opener
Cards – Credit/ Bank/ Store cards/Club or RSL Membership
Cards – Insurance/ Roadside Assist/Medicare/Health Fund
Carwash and Wax
CD’s
Chainsaw
Chux
Cleaning Cloth
Cleaning Supplies
Clippers – For cutting his or children’s hair if applicable
Clothes – Roll or fold as hanging space is limited. Dark Clothes that require no ironing
Clothes Line, Portable/Fold Up
Coat Hangers – Spares to hang wet clothes on to dry
Coffee Mugs
Coins – Supply of $1 coins for Laundromat
Compass
Coolant – Spare supply for vehicle
Corkscrew
Cutlery – 3 sets for full day supply
Cutting Boards – Lightweight
Dental Floss
Deodorant
Dinner Plates – Plastic Lge and Sml, also Corelle are good as don’t break
Dishwashing Detergent
Disinfectant
Disposable Roasting Trays
Dog bowls, leads, runner
Door Mat
Drain Cleaner
Drill, cordless is best
Drinking Cups
Driver’s License
Drone – Accessories, Charger and Spare Batteries
Duct Tape
Dust Buster/Vacuum Rechargeable
Dustpan and Brush – Long Handle
Electric Beaters
Electrical Appliances as preferred
Electrical Tape
Electrical Extension Cord
Electricity Lead 20metres +
Electrical Power Board 6 Outlet
Engine Oil
EPIRB – Check in date
Esky – Soft Sided Small for Picnics or when away from Caravan/Motorhome
Face Cloths
Fan – 12 Volt or Rechargeable, Ryobi is good
Fan – Sirocco (Hard Wired)
Fire Blanket
Fire Extinguisher – Check the date and that it is full
Fire Starters
First Aid Kit
Fishing Gear, Fishing Net, Tackle
Floor Cleaner
Fly Net Hats
Foam Mattress – Spare stored under mattress for comfort and visitors
Frypans – Lightweight and stackable where possible
Fuses – Spares
Garbage Bags – Large & Small
Gas Bottles – Check still in date, 10 years from manufacture or last test
Glad Wrap and Glad Bake Paper
Glad Zip Lock Bags S, M & L
Gloves – Woollen & Disposable
Go Pro or other action Camera, Spare Battery & Charging Cord
GPS or use Maps on Mobile Phone
Grey Water Hose
Hair Brush
Hairdressing Scissors
Hair Dye – DIY Hair care
Hammer
Hammock
Hand Towels – Kitchen and Bathroom
Handwash – Kitchen and Bathroom
Hats and Caps
Head Torch for fishing and going to the amenities at night
Hot Plate for Campfire cooking – Lightweight
Hydraulic Jack suitable for weight of your vehicle
Ice Brick for use on Picnics or Hiking
Ice cream Scoop – Plastic
Ice Cube Tray
Insect Repellent Spray/Creams
iPad and Charger Cord
Jerry Cans – Diesel and Petrol for Generator
Jumper Leads for flat battery use
Kettle or Electric Jug
Laptop and Charger Cord
Light Bulbs – Spares
Light/Lantern – Portable for Outdoor use
Lip Balm
Map of Australia to mark route travelled
Matches – Waterproof
Measuring Cups – Collapsible are good
Measuring Jug – Plastic
Medication
Memory cards, for Cameras, Drone, Go Pro etc
Microwave Containers – Store inside microwave to save space
Mixing Bowl – Plastic
Mobile Phones – Charger Cords & Earpieces
Mop
Mosquito Coils
Mouse Traps
Mouth Wash
Nail File, Nail Scissors & Nail Clippers
Note Pad, Pens & Pencils
Outdoor Matting
Oven Bags
Oven Mitt & Glove
Pain Relief Tablets
Paper Clips
Paper Plates and Paper Cups
Paper Towel
Pegless Clothesline
Pegs – Loose
Pension Card and Health Care Card if applicable
Perfume
Picnic Blanket for Picnics and Beach Use
Pillow Cases
Pillows
Pizza Tray
PJs – 2 sets for Summer & Winter
Playing Cards
Pliers
Pool Noodles – very handy for snorkeling or floating down springs
Portable Fridge – Waeco or Engel (additional refrigerator/freezer space)
Phone Bank Chargers – Portable
Prescriptions – Scripts to be filled (check in date)
Printed Maps, Atlas or Camps Book
Printer (optional)
Radio – Battery Operated
Raincoat or Rain Ponchos
Razors – Disposable
Reading Glasses and Spare set of magnified glasses as back up
Reef/Rock Shoes
Rope – Great for temporary washing line
Rubber Bands
Runners or “Closed-In” Walking Shoes – Some Tours Compulsory
Salt & Pepper Shakers – Plastic Lightweight
Sarong/s
Saucepans – Lightweight and stackable where possible
Scissors – Kitchen and General Purposes
Screwdriver Set
Seniors Card or National Seniors Card as applicable
Serviettes
Sewing Kit for mending
Shampoo, Conditioner and Toiletries
Sharp Knives & Sharpener
Shaver & Charging Cord
Sheets – One Set only (wash and dry within same day)
Shoes – Casual and going out
Shovel – Fold Up and Long Handled for campfires/coals
Shower Bag – Hang up style for CP showers
Shower Gel
Sleeping Bag – Store flat under the mattress
Snake Bite Kit
Snatch Straps
Snorkel Gear – Snorkel, Goggles and Flippers
Soap
Socks
Spanner Set
Spatulas
Sponge – Clean Caravan or Motorhome and Solar Panels
Spreadsheet with Insurance Policy Numbers, Passport Numbers, important details etc
Stapler
Speaker – Portable for playing music
Sticky Tape
Storage Containers for storing food, cakes – Stackable or use zip lock bags
Strainer for Rice/Pasta
Sunscreen
Supa Glue
Swim Shirt/Rashie and Swim Shorts
Swimmers and Boardies – 2 sets/pairs
Swiss Army Knife
Table Cloth
Tarp
Tea Towels
Tensions Rods to stop unsettled items falling out of fridge or cupboards
Thongs plus back up pair
Tissues
Toaster for use when on power otherwise use frypan to dry toast
Toilet Cassette Chemicals
Toilet Cleaner
Toilet Paper – 2 Ply best for breakdown in Toilet Cassette
Tongs – Kitchen & BBQ
Tool Set
Torch – Battery Operated or Rechargeable
Towels – Bath and Beach
Travel Iron (only used a handful of times)
Truck Brush – Long Handled to wash the caravan or motorhome
Tyre kit including Gauge, Tyre Inflator and Tyre Patch/Plug Kit
UHF – In car setup plus Portable Walkie Talkies
Umbrella – Rain and Beach
Wash Basin – Collapsible is great
Washing Powder, Washing Soaker & Washing Spray
Watch – Waterproof preferably
Water Containers – Collapsible 20L ones are ideal
Water Filter – Spare Canister if built into caravan or motorhome
Water Filter Jug and refill tablets
Water Hose – Blue Drinking Water hose
Waterproof Camera
WD 40 Water Based and Silicon Based
Wet Wipes
Wheel Chocks
Wheel Levellers to level the MH
Wi-Fi Dongle
Winch
Wine Glasses
Wooden Spoon

Medicine’s:
Kids Panadol
Thermometer
Icepacks
Bandaids

Toys:
Box of mixed Lego
Playdough
Sandcastle Set (Spade, Bucket etc)
Ball Games
Marbles
Box of Arts & Craft stuff (lots of it!)
Scrapbooks
Textas
Colouring in Book
Scooter & Helmet
A few Books (buy & swap them at Op Shops around Oz)
Card Games
Connect 4
Guess Who Game
Dominoes

Clothes:
Warm Clothes
Summer Clothes
Some good Clothes for going out
PJs
Socks
Underwear
2x pairs Thongs
Walking Shoes
1x pair good Shoes for going out

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To purchase any products for your trip you can use any of the links below.
Computers – Computers and accessories
Books – Books
Health products –Health & Personal Care
Kitchen and cooking – Kitchen and cooking
Toys and games – Toys & Games

Safe travels

Kevin & Adele
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