In August 2014 we bought a 4WD. In November we leased our newly renovated home, and in December I made the tough move to quit my job – all to experience life as ‘young nomads’.
In February 2015 we set off with faith in our hearts that all this wasn’t crazy, and yes, we’d made the right decision.
160 days on, and nearly 25,000 kms later it couldn’t be more obvious to me that leaving it all behind to travel Australia is the best thing we’ve ever done.
Let me show you where and how we’ve spent the past 160 days. Click on the links for more trip info.
4 days in Victoria
Day 1 – In Princetown on the Great Ocean Road we wasted no time getting acquainted with the sea.
28 days in South Australia
Day 12 – Caught the ferry from Jervis Bay, South Australia to Kangaroo Island. We took our 4WD and spent one week isolated on some of Australia ‘s most beautiful beaches. This is Stokes Bay.
Day 24 – In Lincoln National Park South Australia the weather was fine enough for some pants free fishing.
90 days in Western Australia
The most memorable beach of Western Australia just near Rossiter Beach in Cape Range National Park, WA.
Day 69 – We had the pleasure of spending nearly two weeks with family in Perth where we camped near Margaret River, celebrated Aunty Vicki’s 50th, watched the local footy and enjoyed many trips to the beach. Here we are basking in the sun over brunch at Little Creatures Brewery, Fremantle.
Day 80 – Woke up to the most incredible sunrise at Herald Bight in Francois Peron National Park, Western Australia. Heaven.
Day 89 – On the Ningaloo Reef Drew swam with Whale Sharks, a very generous gift from his family to celebrate his upcoming birthday.
Day 93 – We chased waterfalls for a few days in Karijini National Park, Western Australia. This is Ferns Pool.
Day 114 – After a long hike into El Questro gorge we rewarded ourselves with a cool dip. The Gibb River Road, Western Australia.
31 days in the Northern Territory
Day 128 – Tjaynera Falls in Litchfield National Park warmly welcomed us to the Northern Territory.
Day 144 – An experience we will never forget – flying over Uluru, The Olgas and Lake Amadeus. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
Day 148 -Day 155 – Spent an incredible week in Alice Springs with my beautiful Mum and Step Dad. They came all the way from East Gippsland to see us, watch Camels race and drink many cups of tea. We enjoyed sharing part of our adventure with them and creating special memories.
Day 160 – We are spending a few peaceful days in Ravenshoe, a pretty little town on the outskirts of the Atherton Tablelands in North Queensland. Today we visited Millstream Falls.
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