Ningaloo, where it all started

Ningaloo and Cape Range National Park are very, very special places.

This video I created is just a snippet of the natural beauty that you can discover if you can make the journey.

Leonie took me there for the first time when we first moved to Australia in 2001. We had a flimsy tent in the back of our very old but very reliable Mitsubishi Magna wagon.

Things seemed simple back then, which without three children it was of course, and we’re hoping to re-taste some of that simplicity with our new van life.

I remember we had a blustery night in Denham before snagging a camping spot in the national park, and being exposed to the beauty and magic of the place.

Just looking across the reef, you have no idea about the abundance of sea-life accessible just a few feet off the beach.

We’ve been back since many times – camping, with the Jacobson’s community camper trailer and most recently we hired a caravan.

It was this last time in July 2017, when we had so much fun together as a family of five, living the simpler life, laughing hysterically between ourselves over every evening meal, kids making new friends, that made us think there must be more Ningaloo’s around Australia.

When we got back to Perth, it wasn’t too long before we looked into seeing if it was possible and making the commitment to end my 10 year career with Dimension Data and spend 18 months exploring Australia in a van!

Carpe Deim Indeed!