Travel Stats & Expenses|Overlanding Australia

Just like that today marks 365 days since we began our travels around Australia! Leaving in February 2017 we had a big decision to make – where to go? We had already explored a large amount of Northern NSW (near home), we didn’t want to spend majority of our trip freezing our arses off down South, up North was in Wet season and we had previously explored Tasmania; so we thought why not head to beautiful WA!!! We had plans to meet up with family and friends in July for a once in a lifetime trip to Cape York. You might think we are absolutely crazy driving all that way, yes it added a few more KM’s, yes we technically ‘did’ the ‘Big Lap’ in 6 months, its definitely not the most ideal route but it also meant we had the most amazing time by chasing the seasons and it was what worked best for our plans at the time, we don’t regret a thing!


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You’re so lucky!!!

We constantly receive questions and comments such as: 

  • How long have you been travelling for?
  • What’s your favourite place?
  • How much did your car cost to build?
  • Oh I’m so jealous you guys are so lucky!

Hang on what? What was that last one? We’re so lucky!? How? Because we worked our arses off to be here? 

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Your 4-legged best friend and National Parks

How we still visit National Parks whilst travelling around Australia with a dog – what are your options!


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Our first puncture!

After more than 60,000km on this set of BF Goodrich KO tyres we got our first puncture. Most likely from a sharp rock, I’d say prior damage from The Gibb River Road over the past few weeks.

First puncture in over 60,000km!

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Light Stand/Tripod

When overlanding you want to keep items to a minimum to save on space and more importantly weight, I like things we carry to have a double purpose where possible.

I modified an LED light to fit onto the camera tripod. This now gives us a

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Defender gets a name

The Defender gets a name and a whiteboard installed on the dash. 

We named our Defender Charlie. We decided to make a whiteboard out of a piece of perspex. Here we can write notes while on the road such as jobs to be done or things to buy etc. We have used some velcro to fix it to the dash so we can pull it off to write on it. 

Tips|Spirit Of Tasmania Ferry


Spirit of tasmania ferry travel tips

Thinking of visiting Tasmania? Do you want to take your vehicle with you? 

In 2015 we spent a few weeks travelling Tasmania. We absolutely loved it there and recommend it to anyone especially if you can take your own vehicle to take your time to explore at your own pace. We have put together a few tips to get you started for the first and most important part – getting there!

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