Category Archives: Travel2explore Outback Tour

Slipsy daisy…

Our accommodation in Lightning Ridge was at Lorne Station, a 10,000 acre cattle property about 5 minutes out of town down a dirt road. We were given the run of the original homestead, which proved to be a comfortable place … Continue reading


Did we find opal????

Lightning Ridge is known as being one of Australia’s best places to find opal and indeed today some was found by a group of Dutch motorcyclists and a random Aussie. We awoke to a day of wind and cloud cover … Continue reading


An introduction…

Apparently yesterday Australia became a lot less like Holland for our Dutch friends. I think it may have had a lot to do with the temperature rising to 34°C as they rode from Dubbo to Lightning Ridge. The landscape made … Continue reading


Welcome to sunny Australia

As part of the preparation for this trip Dave and I spent many hours on Skype with our friend Edwin about the logistics for this tour. One of the questions that came up involved what to bring gear wise. Dave … Continue reading


They’re here!!

So today our Dutch friends arrived, 8 weary travellers with eyes gritty from lack of sleep. A quick ride to the hotel and we were off to unload their motorbikes through customs. With the costs of hiring Australian bikes prohibitive … Continue reading


A day late but we are on the road

Like all good journeys ours started a little later than planned (motor bike dramas) but we are on the road at last. For those who have just joined this epic journey here’s the back story for the adventure we are … Continue reading