Exploring unknown destinations!

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat - Landcruiser and roof top tent

Need Time Away is a travel blog devoted to exploring our country, with all it’s uniqueness. Through it we share our passion for discovering new places, and the adventure of the journey to the unknown. Starting in 2016, we have traveled when we can while still working full time. One day we hope to be able to travel full time. Until then, we make a point of getting away regularly and enjoying all that this country has to offer.

We are Al and Bec Cooke.  Read about how we started travelling here.

We hope that our journeys will inspire you to take the leap and see new sights – beautiful landscapes and abundant flora and fauna.

Caravanning, camping, glamping, off-road driving…we don’t mind.

It’s all exciting.

Chevallan Archery Park

Our recent adventures

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Our Time Away in 2020

We started 2020 out with all the best goals, hopes, and intentions. Our time away in 2020 was very different from what we had anticipated. In preparation for writing this blog post, I re-read our "Welcome to 2020!" post. We had so many…
Lake Moogerah
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Our weekend at the Scenic Rim, Qld.

Three years ago, our car nearly blew up…that is to say, it nearly exploded. Why am I telling you this? Because that is the reason why we recently spent an extended weekend in the Scenic Rim in southern Queensland. The background story A…
Photography Equipment

Preservation of your travel photos and videos

Travel photos.  We all take them, often by the hundreds.  They are on our mobile phones, camera, GoPro, drone, and anything else that has a lens and storage.  But where do they end up after that?  Often, if you are like I was, dumped on…