Australia is an outdoor adventure waiting to happen. Most of the country’s 25 million citizens live in cities – surrounded by concrete, buses and hordes of suited-up office workers. Very few venture out into the wilderness to explore the trails and tracks that start where the asphalt ends.
Don’t get me wrong. I do enjoy cities. When I’m not exploring the outback, I spend my days bouncing between trendy cafes of Sydney’s Bondi Beach and Potts Point. I like bars, clubs (what’s left of them in Sydney) and walks along Sydney’s dramatic coastline. I’m grateful for the beauty, the convenience and the luxury that the city has to offer.
But city life doesn’t cater to 100% of my soul.
I always find myself craving the Australian outback. I get giddy with excitement when I see the colour of the road turn a very specific shade of red. I experience joy every time I open the fuel flap of my 4WD and see red sand caked all over the cavity.
Speaking of 4WDs, I love the feeling of driving on vast Australian sandy beaches. I’ve been to Fraser Island, Moreton Island, Double Island, Stockton and South Ballina. Each of them is special in its own way.
Join me on my mission to escape the city and explore the Australian outback by 4WD.