We couldn’t come to Australia and not experience the campervan lifestyle. Our Hippie Camper is wonderfully basic and a bit tired, but we got an incredible last-minute deal, a whole set of new chairs and kitchen equipment, and it’s ours for six nights.
After all the months in North America, we had to familiarise ourselves again with driving on the left and also the mechanics of using a gear stick.
North of Cairns is where rainforest meets the reef. Temperatures are lovely and the beaches remind us of Costa Rica, although there are few people swimming because of all the crocodile and box jelly fish warnings. We drove up through beautiful Palm Cove, before parking-up just outside Port Douglas.