After 12 years of travelling the world, bouncing between continents and chasing the planet’s best landscapes and adventures, on June 1st we finally hit the road to explore our own backyard.
Through our jobs as professional content creators and bloggers, we’ve been fortunate enough to visit some incredible destinations, from the glaciers of Antarctica to the alpine meadows of Tajikistan, the beaches of the Cook Islands to the ancient cities of Iran, and countless spots in between.
But despite all our international endeavours, Alesha and I had actually spent very little time seeing what Australia has to offer.
All that changed this year, and when we found ourselves stuck in Sydney as the world came to a stop, we decided now was the right time to pivot our business and focus on our home country.
Even after spending more than a decade in over 60 different nations, nothing prepared us for just how stunning Australia would be.
Living out of our campervan, Marlee, we’ve driven about 8000km so far in New South Wales and Queensland, and have barely scratched the surface of what makes this country so spectacular.
The plan was to visit as many places as possible, from outback towns to coastal villages, ancient rainforests to sprawling deserts, endless beaches and jagged peaks, documenting our experiences through photography, videography and storytelling as we went.
While Australia is essentially closed off to the outside world, it’s become our mission to promote tourism within our borders after the turbulent year our country has suffered. First with the bushfires, then floods, and now the global pandemic.
We didn’t know what to expect when we left Sydney, and now 3 months after we started our road trip having only seen a portion of two states, we realise there is more to experience in Australia than we can fit into a lifetime.
The images below tell only a fraction of the story of what we’ve seen along the way.
They may not do our home country justice, but we hope you enjoy them as much as we’ve enjoyed capturing the beauty of Australia.
All photos were taken on Sony A7Riii and A7Riii cameras, and a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone.