Welcome to the Bailey caravan owner’s Tagalong21 website and our travel blog.

It has been established as a communication tool for the group of intrepid 21 Australian Bailey Caravan owners who plan to set out in April 2021 on a 28 day journey from Cessnock in NSW; travelling over 1,400kms through Central & Coastal New South Wales and ending up in Stockton NSW – check out these pages for more…

  • Travel Blogthe story of our trip, with pictures, links etc
  • Blog Indexlist of travel blog posts, making it easy to quickly find a certain post
  • Tour Mapsa couple of maps – our travel route & where we’ve come from (JPEG image format)
  • Members Websitea website created to assist our Tagalong Members enjoy their trip, with the following pages…
    • Itinerarycontains a table of time-frames, locations etc
    • Locationscontains links to each location the tagalong visits
    • Attendee Infoinformation to assist the Tagalong21 attendees
    • Some Rulessets out some rules for the group to follow
    • Bailey Roo Photosthe photos of what our mascot gets up to
  • Searchprovides an excellent search engine for the website

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Any blue text on this site is a web link which will open in a new browser window when clicked.

The information provided on this website is provided to assist the members of the Bailey Tagalong21 trip in a general way and is to be used as a guide only. The organisers of this Tagalong are all volunteers and will not be held responsible for any issues, accidents, mishaps or injuries sustained by the participants of the Tagalong.

This website is a sub domain (mini website) of the Touring Wombats set of travel blogs run by Neil & Merrisa Alexander.

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Bailey Tagalong24

This is the current trip we have been organising with our group of Bailey Caravan friends to New South Wales in April-May 2024.

There’s no travel blog yet (we haven’t started) and the website component is being created to assist the members of this years Tagalong to get some information about the trip, where we are staying and some of the activities planned for the trip. We are hoping to have 20 caravan’s in our group & not all will be Bailey’s.
The link is https://tagalong24.touringwombats.com


Bailey Tagalong23

This trip happened in September 2023 in South Australia, beginning in Renmark then travelling to Leasingham, Melrose & Whyalla. It was then onto the Eyre Peninsula staying in Port Lincoln, Coffin Bay, Elliston and finishing up in Streaky Bay (travelled 3,219kms over 27 nights).

After the Tagalong 4 Bailey vans travelled west across the Nullabor to Western Australia, travelling for another (travelled 8,179kms over 56 nights)
The link is https://tagalong23.touringwombats.com


Up the East Coast of OZ to Far North Queensland

Leaving our Melbourne home on June 20 2020. Once the Covid19 restrictions began to lift we packed up and shot off on our next adventure. Heading along the east coast of New South Wales and into Queensland on 17th July. We were extremely lucky with our timing as the Queensland border was re-closed 3 weeks after we crossed it – phew & woohoooo!!!
The link is https://ec20.touringwombats.com


Up the middle of OZ & turn left

Our 6 month caravan adventure of Australia from March 2018 to November 2018, travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide then up the middle via Alice Springs to Darwin, then to Broome WA, down the west coast of Australia and back across the Nullarbor to Home in Melbourne. Traveling over 25,000 kms through this amazing country, meeting heaps of friendly folk and enjoying a lifetime of experiences.
The link is https://halflap.touringwombats.com


Bailey Tagalong22

This is our major trip for 2022. Leaving our Melbourne home on July 15 2022. We headed north on our way to yet another Bailey Caravan Tagalong – 28 days through QLD beginning in late August. We decided to take a detour on the way via Jerilderie and then up the Kidman Way to Griffith, Cobar, Bourke, Cunnamulla, Charleville, Longreach, Winton, Emerald, Carnarvon Gorge, Roma then over to Mudjimba on the Sunshine Coast for the start of the Bailey Tagalong on 28th August (click for route map).
The link is https://tagalong22.touringwombats.com


Bailey Tagalong20

This trip was with a group of 16 other Bailey caravans for 3 weeks in March 2020. Similar to the Tagalong19 trip we did in 2019; but this time we started in Broken Hill NSW and traveled through outback South Australia ending up in Port Fairy (Victoria). It began on 12 March 2020, but was heavily impacted by the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic to the point where it wasn’t completed as originally planned.
The link is https://tagalong20.touringwombats.com


Bailey Tagalong19 – Rivers, Mountains & Seaside

In this blog we travel through the Victorian high country with 18 other Bailey caravans for 2 weeks in March 2019. We then continue on with friends Neil & Sharon for 3 weeks to Queensland spending the last 2 weeks travelling solo down the east coast of Australia back home to Melbourne.
The link is https://tagalong19.touringwombats.com

7 Comments

    1. Hi Michele. I will try to remember but its a long way off and the Tagalongs usually have a different team of organisers. Best thing to do would be to keep a look out on the 2 Bailey Facebook groups towards the end of this year or early next year.
      Cheers, Neil

    1. Hi Linda, there’s usually a Bailey Tagalong each year in about March to April. We’ve got a full group this year. Keep an eye out on both of the 2 Bailey Facebook groups for next years one anytime from November onwards. Each Tagalong is run by a different group of volunteers and its generally accepted that we keep it to about 20 vans.
      Cheers, Neil

      PS – if you look at my main website you can check out the 2019 & 2020 tagalongs via the Web links…
      touringwombats.com

    2. Hi Linda,

      Each year a different set of people volunteer to organise and run the Bailey Tagalong. I was one of the organisers this year, but I usually assist with creating a website which is a mini site part of my main touringwombats.com website (this year it was called tagalong21.touringwombats.com).

      Each year the organisers will use the 2 Bailey Facebook groups (Bailey Caravans in AUS & Bailey Australia Owners) to seek who wishes to join. Places fill pretty quickly so you’ve got to be quick. We generally ask for a $500 deposit which goes toward paying caravan parks deposits. The $500 also ensures we get commitment for those wishing to attend and not those who say “Oh, I might like to go” etc.

      So, my only advice is to keep an eye out on Facebook for the next one. Facebook and Messenger are the primary communication methods.

      Hope this helps.
      Neil Alexander

  1. Hi,
    Caravanning News (www.caravanningnews.com) would like to run a story on the 2021 Bailey Caravan Adventure. Would it be possible to email me a few paragraphs on how the event is progressing, please. Many thanks.

    1. Hi Dennis,
      I’ve sent a couple of emails now asking for further info about what it is you’d like me to send.
      Can you please contact me to discuss further. Our group would love to share the story of our Bailey Tagalong21. They had a ball over 4 weeks touring through NSW. 21 caravans and it actually ran very well.
      Neil Alexander

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