Our Wayfaring Life

Welcome to Our Wayfaring Life! We are Emma, Daryl and a border collie, Chika traveling around Australia indefinitely in our caravan. Join us as we share our adventures, provide information, tips and ideas for caravanning Australia on a budget.

Fossicking is prospecting or rummaging through often abandoned mine areas to find precious gems, gold, fossils and the like. This week we had a go at fossicking in the Gemfields on the Queensland Central Highlands Region.

The Carnarvon National Park is located in the Queensland central highlands approximately 720km drive Northwest of Brisbane or 400km from Rockhampton. The main feature of the park is the 30km long Carnarvon Gorge with it’s impressively high colourful sandstone cliffs, diverse natural sites and the Carnarvon Creek running through it. The gorge also has a numerous sites of cultural significance to our first people including rock art and to do with women’s business, some of which are open to the public to visit via a series of walking tracks.

Byron Bay Australia’s most easterly town, famous for its beaches, rainforests and a vibrant community wasn’t originally on our ‘to do’ list but as luck would have it we recently made it our home for two weeks, our longest continuous stay in one place since we started our wayfaring life.

So it is that six months living on the road traveling Australia in our caravan has passed. It’s hard to believe. But what a time we have had! See our expenses, how we have been able to maintain our $500 per week budget and what we have learned traveling in our caravan.