Our Great Australian Adventure Road Tip began with the first leg of Sydney to Echuca, only 778.7 kms a 8 hour and half hour drive by car.
Traveling such distances, if done regularly enough, as women , you come to know the rest stops that are necessary along the way.
Whist Snake Gully looks like the perfect place to picnic, if you drive on just a few meters more you arrive at The Dog on the Tucker Box.
It is an institution.
(You have to sing the song too, even if you don’t know all of the words, kids love it, especially teenagers)
A must see.
A must stop.
They have toilets.
It’s not a service station.
They also had a magical cage, all locked up with amazing things to be thrifted, hubby and I were keen...but they were closed🤦️
(My kids look interested right?!? Nope.
They found the ‘Biggest Redback Spider EVER!’ and that was holding their focus.
We all got an ice cream or ice block because it was hot, real hot, burning your face hot. 46 degrees Celsius hot. My golden gaytime was delicious #aussieas even though the melt was too fast in that weather.
Next rest stop/ little town to visit is Holbrook, NSW.
This place is in the bush, the country, far from the ocean. The main feature of the town is a lil old SUBMARINE!
It’s crazy and awesome and wonderful, such a sight to behold!
Apparently the sub is still considered operational as it can be used for parts. Internally it is inaccessible to the public but the kids can climb all over the outside.
This town is culturally significant to my family because one of my great-grandmothers was born here to an Irish immigrant family who bred Draught Horses (Clydesdales)
Still in NSW looking forward to crossing the border!
#sydney #dogonthetuckerbox #holbrook #submarine #snakegully #australia #thrift #kids #spiders #iconic #vintage #dopevintage #history #women #travel #travel australia #travel australiawithkids #luckycountry #family #family history #photography #wrensvintagegreen #happyhippie #gypsysoul