Who are we?
We’re a young couple from Melbourne, Steve & Lauren, who have embarked on our Big Lap of Australia with our two dogs, Ellie & Crumpet. We always knew we wanted to travel and after years of planning (and procrastinating) we had finally managed saved enough to fund our very own Aussie Big Lap. We left our suburban Melbourne home in April 2018, said goodbye to our friends, family and the exhausting rat race our lives had become.
This trip for us has been lifechanging and were only just beginning. The places we have been and the things we have experienced have simply blown us away. This is a truly magnificent country and we are so blessed to be able to get out there and explore it each and every day. You learn to appreciate the little things in life. We don’t need big house and a fancy car to be happy, as it turns out all we need is a cold beer, a roaring campfire and a beautiful sunset.
Our Set Up
We have a 2012 Nissan Navara as our tow vehicle, who we lovingly refer to as ‘Rodney’. We have had quite a bit of work done as we are travelling alone and wanted peace of mind that if we ever get stuck, we’re set up well enough to get ourselves out of trouble. You can absolutely do a big lap without a heap a modifications, especially if you aren’t doing anything too tough or remote. We also tow a 2015 Johnno’s Off-road Deluxe camper trailer, which is absolutely perfect for what we need. It’s compact enough that we can take it just about anywhere and comfortable enough that we don’t miss having an actual house (too much!).