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By keef and annie hellinger, Jul 22 2017 09:39AM


In 2017 we explored Singapore, Australia , the Cook Isles & New Zealand with our dear friends Chris & Allyson. At the end of the trip Annie & I spent time in Singapore / Malaysia with our family and Chris & Allyson visited Hong Kong.

A lot of planning and pre booking went into this adventure to ensure we had a great time. We flew to Singapore for a stop over of 2 days to break the journey down under. We visited East Coast Park and the wonderful Quentin's restuarant.

We arrived in Perth a bit jet lagged but excited and cruised the Swan river to Freo. After a few nights we picked up our Britz motorhomes and initially explored Monkey Mia (sadly no dolphins due to inclement weather) then onto the tropics of Western Australia and a spin in Apollo 11 at Caenarvon before doing the loop thru the Wheatbelt and Wave Rock back to Perth via Albany. Esperance and Kalgoolie at this time were off limits due to some massive rains which washed out essential roads. We then took the luxurious Indian Pacific Railway to Adelaide across the Nullabor Plain. After that its was a quick flight to Alice Springs where we visited the fab Desert Park , ate Roo, avoided the cockroaches and pondered the insoluble Aboriginal problem.

Then it was back to Adelaide to pick up another motorhome to explore some of South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) before ending in Sydney for time with families. K&A flew down to Launceston in Tassie to visit rellies before returning to Sydney.

From here we touched down in Auckland briefly before spending a fab but somewhat wet and humid week of chillin' in the Cook Isles in the Pacific ocean on the main island of Rarotonga, snorkelling, BBQ-ing or whatever took our fancy, i. lager at the Rarotonga brewery. Then its was back to Auckland to pick up another pair of motorhomes to explore both North & South island of New Zealand, crossing between the two via the Interislander ferry. After much Boysenberry ice cream we returned to the UK via 2 weeks with family in Singapore and C&A 3 days in Hong Kong. Saw so much and had such a fun time shared with our pals.

What an amazing journey - travel definately broadens the mind.

Western Australia in particular

In our Britz hired vans. Arrived in Perth, WA from Singapore. We saw the town before picking up the motorhomes and seeing Monkey Mia, Carnavon, Rottnest Island & the adorable quokkas, Margaret River, Cape Leeuwin, Albany, Northam, Wave Rock, the wheat belt and a whole lot more before picking up the wonderful Indian Pacific railway to Adelaide.

Our van at Monkey Mia, Western Australia
Our van at Monkey Mia, Western Australia

To see a quick summary video with lovely Clannad / Paul Young soundtrack click HERE

If you want to see the more of the 2017 trip in Western Australia then click this link thanks

By keef and annie hellinger, Aug 1 2016 07:42AM

I have taken time to revisit our old holiday website and hopefully improved the videos and photo slideshows as well as make the website much more "mobile" friendly. It now doesn't look too bad on your phone.

We loved this holiday and it is reawakening the travel bug in us.

To go directly to our 2007-8 holiday site please click HERE thanks

Please enjoy and let us know what you think

PS Music on the website slideshows is by the fabulous Fijian band Rosiloa (or Black Rose), just click on the speaker symbol to listen

Leaving Vanua Levu, Fiji by bi-plane over coral reefs
Leaving Vanua Levu, Fiji by bi-plane over coral reefs

By keef and annie hellinger, Apr 8 2015 05:39AM

UPDATE Nov 2020, due to the fact that Flash is removed Dec 2020 all of these mobile views are replaced by responsive code, please see BLOG 143 for further info.

I have reworked all our motorhome travel websites to ensure they are in technical parlance "responsive embedded" and suitable for use on all mobile phones.

They always worked on laptops, macs , desktop pcs and tablets but were a little quirky on phones.

Why not try them out on your phone and let us know of anything we could do better, many thanks and happy motorhoming!

motorhome-travels now on mobile phones
motorhome-travels now on mobile phones

from our travels to southern hemisphere by motorhome in 2007-8. click HERE to try out on your phone or other devices

from our travels across the whole of canada west to east in 2010 by motorhome. click HERE to try out on your phone or other devices

from our travels to malaysia,singapore ,new zealand and australia in 2013 by motorhome (mostly) click HERE to try out on your phone or other devices

Old MotorHome Travels Website for Unmigrated Blogs 1-67 available via INDEX
Old MotorHome Travels Website for Unmigrated Blogs 1-67 available via INDEX

See them HERE