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 Loop around Australia. We included a dip down the center to Uluru too. It was definitely the trip of a lifetime.

Check out how much it cost and our favorite places below.

The Twelve Apostles on The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is famed to be one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. We had been looking forward to our venture along this scenic route. I wondered if it could be as good as the Kiama Coastal Walk or as scenic as the NSW South Coast. The Great Ocean Road …

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Our Toyota Coaster Lil' Beaut camped in the town of Wollomombi as the sun sets

Life in a Bus

“Whooowee!” a child from across the river yelled. “Whooowee!” an echo from our side answered. I thought it was just Dundee that did that, but I guess it’s common here. We were camped at Pebble Beach beside the Murray River on the border between Victoria and New South Wales. It is one of the last …

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Waterfall in the Mt Fields National Park. In the Tasmanian Wilderness area

Tasmania Wilderness

The Tasmania wilderness area is the largest conservation area in Australia covering almost 20% of Tasmania. This area also contains one of the few temperate rainforests in the world. Our first excursion after purchasing Lil’ Beaut was into the wilderness area of Tasmania. Mt. Fields National Park Moss covered the forest floor and its fallen …

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