RV Daily News Bites – COVID impacts on holiday-makers.


With half the country in COVID Lockdown, the other half must be traveling around the country judging by the pictures of long queues on social media. And while COVID might be someone’s loss, it can be another’s gain. Check out our latest news bites.

Lead image: ABC Perth

Daly Waters resembles Bourke Street

The word has certainly got around that the meals at the Daly Waters pub are pretty decent and the caravan park there is a nicer choice than the back of the roadhouse on the main highway. This picture taken by Val Watkinson shows the queue to get into the caravan park on Monday and by all accounts, the crowds were not letting up. As one visitor later commented he had just left and it was still packed solid. Apparently, the owners were doing an amazing job accomodating all the visitors.

Daley Waters is a fantastic experience. Try the grilled Barramundi…if you can get in…!

A long wait for expensive fuel

Over in the West, it’s a similar story. This picture was taken by Diane Tomkinson of the entrance to the Sandfire Roadhouse on the Great Northern Highway, south of Broome. This is the lineup for travelers waiting to fill up their rigs. At $1.81 per litre, there was a real surprise for them at the end.

Still, that price is not as bad as it was this week at the Barkley Roadhouse. $1.90 per litre. Nothing like getting away from it all.

Lake Argyle checkers…!

Still in Western Australia and this is the traffic jam of caravans waiting to check into the caravan park at Lake Argyle. According to Gary Hope, the photographer, this picture was taken at 11.30 am on Friday, 16th July. There were 70 vehicles on the waitlist and they were still arriving and queuing up.

I’ve been to Lake Argyle twice now and you are much better off going during the off-season. The place is virtually deserted so you’ll have your pick of the sites. What’s more, the pool temperature is actually tolerable (it’s bone-chillingly freezing this time of year) and you certainly won’t have to worry about social distancing. Crazy times.

Second chance at tickets to the Mundi Mundi Bash.

If you had your heart set on going to the Mundi Mundi Bash in Broken Hill but you missed out on tickets, well, today may be your lucky day. Thanks to the COVID situation in Victoria and NSW, many ticket holders won’t be able to attend and they have elected to get a refund rather than reschedule for next year’s event.

“The first time tickets went on sale back in March all 10,000 sold out in under two months so we’re expecting these tickets to go quickly,” said Greg Donovan, Festival owner and Managing Director of the Outback Music Festival Group.

The new event dates are September 23-25 2021, placing the event in the warmth of spring and in school holidays across Australia.

Foodie Trails back on Network 10.

RV Daily’s popular caravan travel program, Foodie Trails, is being replayed on the Channel 10 Network at 8.30 am on Saturday mornings. If you missed it, now is your chance to watch it and see some of the amazing places the crew visited during the program.

Please note, the competition referred to in the program has closed. We apologise for any confusion caused.




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