Our journey through Queensland included small towns, flat desert planes, and remote outback camping. The scenery varied from the central lowlands’ flat expanse to the lush waterfalls of Millaa Millaa. A dense rainforest, the oldest living one in the world, borders the Great Barrier Reef, the largest living structure in the world. Queensland is a […]
The legendary big lap is a route that circles the continent of Australia following highway 1. Since 85% of the Australian population live within 50km of the ocean this lap also leads through every major city except Alice Springs in the center of the continent.
From 2019 to 2021 we lived in a Toyota Coaster motorhome that we lovingly called Lil’ Beaut. We put over 40,000 kilometers on that bus as we explored the Big Lap with a little detour down to the center. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime.
Check out how much it cost and our favorite places below.
We completed the Big Lap!!! Rainforests, vast red deserts, dramatic cliffside beaches, hidden pools, white sand beaches with crystal clear cerulean waters more than fulfilled my lifelong dream to see and experience Australia. The wonderful people that we’ve met or helped us out along the way, the countless hours of conversation, and the unforgettable experiences
Western Australia is vast open land with many wonders to explore. With the majority of the population of the state living in and around Perth there is much to explore. If you are planning to explore Western Australia – which I highly recommend – below are 25 places along the way that we loved. Everything
Everyone experiences things beyond their control that impact their lives. As nomads, this has caused various quick changes in our plans. One time, we stood on the street in a tiny town in Costa Rica with no lodging as night was falling. Our Airbnb could not be found and the owner was not responding to
The border between Queensland and the Northern Territory extends down almost half the length of the continent of Australia. Yet there is only one paved interstate that connects the two. In the Northern Territory, we turned at the three ways and headed towards Queensland. The long, straight road stretches across a flat plane. Along the
Sometimes we are drawn to a place because it is a historical wonder, like Machu Pichu. Sometimes it’s the significance and geological wonder of a place like Uluru. Other times it’s the overwhelming natural majesty of places like Torres del Paine. But with the Whitsundays, it was a photo. The now-seemingly-proverbial Instagram moment when you
The Daintree rainforest is said to have been the inspiration for the movie Avatar. Walking among its ancient trees that reach high into the sky and navigating in the dense undergrowth, I can see why it could be the inspiration for many mysterious and wonderful things. Not only is it visually pleasing it sounds like
“Thomas, what is that sound!” Lina exclaimed waking Thomas up in the middle of the night. “It’s just a bird out in the forest,” he mumbled half asleep. Lina and Thomas live on 63 acres of pristine tropical wetlands in Mission Beach, Queensland. They also own a conservation block for the preservation of the cassowary
The Northern Territory (NT) is a vast open land with deserts, escarpments, monoliths, rain-forests, beautiful swim holes, and rivers where prehistoric creatures thrive. The NT is more than twice the size of Texas. Yet, the tiniest state in the USA, Rhode Island, has almost five times more people. The amount of land compared to the
I stood at the edge of the boat looking down at the ocean a few feet below me. Anxiety tightened in my stomach and wrapped its tentacles around my throat making it difficult to breathe. All I needed to do was take one giant stride. I had a weight belt on and a full BCD