The Huon Trail & D’Entrecasteaux Channel trip

Our first trip with the Toyota Commuter conversion to a campervan.

We selected one of our favorite trips with awesome views along the Huon River and the Channel.


The first stop was at Huonville to get some provisions and from there to Franklin where we used to camp with our old Mazda T3500 bus converted to a motorhome.

Franklin is located on the shores of the Huon River and has excellent camping facilities at an affordable cost ($10 per night or $30 per 4 nights). There are excellent restaurants just around the corner from the camping site, Aqua Grill is one of them.

From Franklin, we drive on the A6 to our stop overnight destination, Dover on the shores of Port Esperance which is on the Channel.

The weather was magnificent and a hot 30c so Eva, our Golden Retriever wasted no time in go to the beach and have a nice bath.

Dover apart from offering all the needs for a comfortable stay also is a good base for exploring all the attractions nearby including National Parks, the Hasting Caves, Thermal Springs and Southport among other attractions.

Next morning we went to explore the other side of the Huon River crossing the bridge before Huonville CBD and heading to Cygnet as our first stop. From there our first stop was Randalls Bay and then Eggs & Bacon Bay.

The views on the turn of the main road to Randalls Bay are magnificent.


Randalls Bay is a quiet and small location with a nice beach which offers nice fishing spots and snorkeling opportunities.

Eggs and Bacon Bay

Another nice beach and spot for a picnic with beautiful views.


From Randalls Bay, we continued along the coast to Verona Sands. The views from there to the Huon Island and the Channel making this spot a must.

From there we continued the road to Gordon which also offers a good camping and affordable spot with water and toilet facilities all next to the water for $5 a night!


Woodbridge and was our last stop and from there home.The views in this road are among the best in Australia and highly recommend a trip to do.

Here are some more images from the trip.


The three above images are from Big Roaring Beach, Surveyors Bay


View from Esperance Coast Road, Dover


Dover, view from the fishing boat’s wharf


Randalls Bay Road

Fitting and installing the pipes

We have done more plumbing work. All the pipes now are connected to the tank and the mixer and only need the water pump to finishing the job. We used a domestic mixer that has 2 ports, one for cold water and the other for hot. We fitted a valve at the end of each pipe so we can use the cold water pipe for the water supplied by the pump and the hot water pipe we can use for the main water supply. The only that we have to do is close the added valve on the port that it is not in use. Follow the build in  Instagram


More work have been done

And not much left to do apart of the DC wiring system.

Today we have the AC done and ready for certification, we have done the front bench back wall and we have the cushions.

We will have the van inspected for changing from commuter bus to a campervan next Tuesday and if all well it will be ready for registration and road ready.

Here are few photos of the progress.