Welcome to our travel blog – Up the middle of Oz & turn left

We own a Bailey Caravan and after moving into retirement on Australia Day 2018 we headed off on our 1st “Grey Nomad” trip of Australia on the 16th March 2018.

The journey began when we attended our first Bailey Australian Owners Caravan gathering in Tanunda, Clare Valley in South Australia. Following the gathering we headed up the Stuart Highway to Darwin then Kakadu and over to Broome in WA. The journey then took us down the west coast, across the Nullabor back to home in Melbourne.

This blog covers a six month trip covering 25,000 kms exploring this amazing country, meeting heaps of friendly folk and enjoying a lifetime of experiences. We hope that you enjoy following our travels. Neil & Merrisa.


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Bailey Tagalong20

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 www.tagalong20.touringwombats.com

River Mountains & Seaside – Bailey Tagalong19

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 four 3 weeks to Queensland spending the last 2 weeks travelling solo down the east coast of Australia back home to Melbourne.
The link is www.tagalong19.touringwombats.com

Mediterranean Cruise

In this blog we travel through the eastern Mediterranean on a 23 day cruise on board the Holland America’s MS Koningsdam with Neil’s 2 sisters, Janis & Leanne along with their respective partners Andrew & Clint. September 2019
The link is www.themed.touringwombats.com

Mini Trips

This one covers the smaller (week-end to a week or two) type of traveling that we do.
The link is www.minitrips.touringwombats.com