MOBILE HOME: Maureen and Nicholas Fitzpatrick are looking forward to spending many more winters in their caravan at Yeppoon.
MOBILE HOME: Maureen and Nicholas Fitzpatrick are looking forward to spending many more winters in their caravan at Yeppoon. Madeline Mcdonald

SA couple keeps caravanning lifestyle alive

THEY may not be permanent Queensland residents but South Australian couple Nicholas and Maureen Fitzpatrick call their caravan on the Capricorn Coast home for three months of the year.

They have been living out of their caravan at The Causeway Caravan Park in the winter months for the past eight years.

Maureen, 70, said travelling around Australia in their caravan was their favourite hobby.

"We've travelled nearly all of Australia in this caravan," she said.

"It's taken us to so many wonderful places. It's just really freeing and there's no rules when you have your own mobile home; you're totally free to do what you want, when you want.

"You haven't got to keep packing your suitcase and it just means we have a home away from home when we travel."

Nicholas, 73, said they bought their caravan in 1996.

"We got it after always seeing caravans pass our home," he said.

"It's a pretty affordable hobby to have; it only costs us between $30 and $40 for registration.

"We just love everything about it and always enjoy the trips in it."



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