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.

Road crossing the river at Cahill's Crossing

Kakadu or Kakadon’t with 2WD

“Can we see much in Kakadu with a 2WD?” I asked multiple people and googled the heck out of the question.   Everyone with a 4WD said, “No, with a 2WD it’s Kakadon’t.”   Another caravanner said she was convinced at the visitor center to just take a flight over Kakadu as she wouldn’t see much with

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Trin sitting on tons of Jasper

A Bed of Jasper: Marble Bar

I’m fascinated by the comfort that water brings. Its life-sustaining power is so simple, so soothing. Especially as I sit here by a slow-moving deep river in the middle of an arid desert just outside of Marble Bar.  From Port Hedland we turned inland to see what we could see in Marble Bar. There did

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Trin standing on the trail leading to the top of Mount Bruce looking over the red landscape of Karijini National Park.

Karijini National Park

Karijini National Park is one of Western Australia’s top tourist destinations. After seeing pictures of the narrow trails to hidden pools and scrambles through gorges I added it to our bucket list.  Getting to Karijini Swimming with whale sharks along the Ningaloo reef was amazing, but it was time to move on. We pointed Lil’

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