outdorians Photos & Videos

3 weeks ago

🎉We celebrate another birthday since simplifying, selling up and taking off! . 🎈Happy Big 10th Birthday to our amazing little shooting star 💫. . He’s explored more of Australia’s hidden gems 💎 than most Aussie adults ever will, he’s travelled on some serious rough tracks and taken it all in his stride, schooling on the road, getting to know his entire family on a completely new level and learning to respect nature 🌱, himself and others in a way others his age may never develop. He’s been on TV, on the radio, @abcaustralia online. He’s climbed the highest peak in Aus and touched the centre of Australia 👌🏼🤠- he’s danced in front of 9000 people at the @bigredbash and that just the beginning 🙏🏼. . 🙏🏼 He’s growing up to be the most incredible young man- and Ryan and I couldn’t have asked for anything more with our decisions to travel long term. . Although we are spending his special day in the same location we did last year/ it is with family, friends and he couldn’t feel more blessed. 🎈 . Photo cred: @sundaynighton7 with @mattdoran22 at the 2019 @bigredbash 📸

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1 month ago

Phillip island locals - the Cape Barren Goose. These guys were everywhere and most were travelling in pairs. In my opinion they are super photogenic. We found one injured on the side of the road with a broken leg or something hindering it moving anywhere and so many people had just driven right past it. We called the local wildlife rescue and waited with it until they came. I like to think it was healed, rehabilitated and released to see out another beautiful day roaming the island. 🌞

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🤔 Full time Travel with Kids.... . Most people who haven’t travelled say kids don’t get the socialisation they need if they are living on the road (compared to being at school). . Here is just one of soooo many examples of how this is just not true. Yes at school they get a bigger selection of kids to play with.... but they also have a larger collection of people they may not get along with too. . This picture is of only 2 families kids. Ours and our gorgeous travel friends the Riordens. . 7 kids mixing together- with different ages, genders, interests, school grades and past experiences- and I tell you what.... they hit it off from moment one of meeting. . We’ve never been concern about our kids socialising on the road- and what makes us even more proud, is the respect and manners all 3 of our boys show towards other adults and older travellers. . Something they may not have as bigger opportunity to learn and practice back at home. #winning #lifeontheroad 👌🏼

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It’s that obligatory Alice 📸. . Loved our time in Alice Springs. We only spend a short week but we met some incredible families staying at the Heritage Railway and Truck Museum campsites. Ryan flew back to Sydney to work over 4 of the days and the boys and I got to experience the most incredible opportunity while he was away- coming up next 👌🏼🤩 . Life in the centre was pretty amazing. Can’t wait to be back her in a few months time on our way to WA 🤠👍🏼

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Ellery Creek in Winter 🥶 . Don’t be fooled- the weather was fine, but the temps under the surface were numbingly painful like stabbing knives.... just see the outstretched hand for the “OMG this is freaken freezing” indicator 😂😂😂! . Lucky it was sooo beautiful there- one of the most captivating of the water holes ♥️ (Read more about our West Macs Adventure in bio link)....

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🌱 Ellery Creek Big Hole. This place had a truly significant meaning to Ryan (more in our recent magazine article- link in our bio).... When we arrived there was this real magic kind of vibe. . The vibrant colour of the water and the greenery surrounding Creek- it was just spectacularly stunning 😘.... The water temp was a little unnerving thou.... (guess it was the middle of winter 🥶).

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👌🏼🤠 Red Centre Way Sign 👉🏼 And that concludes our West Mac Ranges Adventure catch up! . From here we enjoyed the John Flynn Memorial site on our way to Alice Springs where we spent some time meeting amazing people, Ryan flew home for work and the boys and I had a very extraordinary experience..... . All coming up. So stay tuned 👌🏼😉.... In the mean time- check out the wicked article we wrote for @outbacktravellermagazine about our entire West Macs Adventure, including Kings Canyon.... and be inspired ♥️ Link in bio.

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1 month ago

👔HAPPY Fathers DAY🍻 Wishing all the Super Dads; Dad-Dads, Step Dads, Grandads and Stand-in Dads the most magical day with your tribes 💙 . 🥳 👔🍻 👖 Photo 📸 - Simpsons Gap, NT ♥️ 👌🏼🤠👍🏼

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Well today marks a whole year on the road for us. This time last year, if someone had told me we’d be living in Kosciuszko National Park working at a snow resort I wouldn’t have believed you but here we are. Traveling leads to many opportunities that sometimes you’ve never even thought about doing. Turns out the NSW high country and living in the snow isn’t as cold as it seems and these days we call a 5 degree day bloody hot 😂 anywho, we’ve seen some absolute magical places and we’ve only made it 1/4 of the way round. So here’s to at least another year or more of campfires, no showers, rough nights, perfect nights, changing setups, car troubles, smashed solar panels (yes 2), and last but not least new places. It all keeps it interesting 😂. The Great Southern Land is surely spectacular 🙌

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🖐🏾 The Ochre Pits, Burt Plain NT 🦶🏽 . 🌾 The pits consist of several layers of multi-coloured, layered rock that was traditionally used by Indigenous Australians in ceremonies read more on the incredible indigenous history via our fb 👌🏽 . We enjoyed a short walk in and loved being able to teach the boys all about the mineral ochre painting- something we are now doing this term for our #roadschooling History subject 🤓.

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Ormiston Gorge 💦 is another of the West MacDonnell Ranges popular spots to visit. . A relatively smaller water source compared to than the others in the West Macs, this gorge is only a short 300m walk in from the parking area. You can camp and people can swim- although June was not the month for us to text out the freezing waters, however the sun was warm and the view was well worth the short easy stroll in! 👌🏼 . Very pretty, very green, very still ♥️

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💦 The Redbank Gorge.... Continued 👉🏼 After the incredible journey in, we had this gorgeous view and an opportunity of total serenity to take in. The photos here just don’t do it enough justice.

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💦 Gorge two for the West Macs was the incredible ‘Redbank Gorge’! . What looked tame to start was a super fun challenge to finish.... but the final crest of the boulders was incredible and totally worth it.... . 🤩 I think that’s the adventurous thing about exploring- the destination is only half adventure.... it’s the getting there that makes it so special 🤩. . (Just like us though, you’ll just have to wait to see the final destination til tomorrow- the Landscape version doesn’t do it any justice 👌🏼)

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🌾 Being in the outback takes away the pressures of life’s busy, societally driven race.... It gives so many incredible opportunities for kids to grow, learn and become. . Since leaving 17 months ago we’ve never looked back ever and said- maybe we shouldn’t have- instead we constantly ask so where to next 👌🏼🤠👍🏼 . 👣 Adventure Awaits 🌿 . It’s easy- and we are always here to help, guide and inspire you to do it too!

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😌Sunrise over Glen Helen Gorge . Truly majestic 🌿 . You can’t beat that very often? Perfect sky, tranquil wildlife ambiance, still water and glowing red rock. . West MacDonnell Ranges are something to admire at all times of the day ♥️ . We get ready to share all our impressive gorge visits over the coming week- enjoy!

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Glen Helen Gorge, West MacDonnell Ranges in the NT are simply superb 👌🏼. . One of the first things on our to do list when we arrived the awesome @glenhelenlodge was to wander the short walk down to the gorge. . The first of all our West Mac Gorges and one of the prettiest too. . No swimming for us- mid June and as you can see jumpers and beanies- but a spectacular sight to see and admire. 🤩🌿

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2 months ago

🗺 Next in the adventure- we hit the incredible West MacDonnell National Park Ranges where we first settled our selves into the Finke River Two Mile camping area. . A lovely spot by the water at ‘Big Gum’ 4WD access free camp for 2 days to get up to date with the boys school 📚work for coming week, before heading across the road to the Iconic Glen Helen Lodge for a few special days of exploring, mesmerising sunsets, fun, food and folk music. . The area around the West Macs is truly majestic no matter the time of day and we’re you happen to be sitting.... ♥️

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2 months ago

Gosse Bluff ☄️ meteorite site, West Macs. . Back to our winter adventure (sorry for delay).... Gosse Bluff creator was originally a 22km wide site believed to be caused by a comet of frozen carbon dioxide, ice and dust over 140million years ago. Over time, the creator has eroded away now leaving a 5km diameter 180m high creator like feature. . The second photo is from Tyler Pass Lookout back over to the created. Such a magic spot. Gosse Bluff is No.2 of our meteorite site hunt.

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2 months ago

♥️ Notice anything super awesome about these pictures??? 😜Surprise- we had an unexpected visitor or 4 on our final day at the @bigredbash .... 🎶 @mattdoran22 you’re a rockstar! You made our little Man’s year with your visit.... Thank you @sundaynighton7 for the most incredible opportunity to have an early morning chat👌🏼🤠👍🏼 . 🎥 Awesomely we Trekkers were incredibly lucky enough to have been hunted down and ask to share a little about our selves... Now we don’t know what you’ll see (hopefully not our messy festival fever kitchen) but we know it’s going to be a great segment. 🤠🌾

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2 months ago

How bout that Purnululu colour palette 😍 This stunning slice of the Kimberley is probably better known for the beehive shaped domes that characterise the Bungle Bungle Range, but it's the narrow slot canyons and ochre colours in the gorge walls that'll really put your shutter in overdrive. Look out for the full story from @theearthtravellers coming to an inbox near you - link in bio to subscribe!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Image by @theearthtravellers ⠀ .⠀ Use #outdorians for a chance to be featured!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #bunglebungles #purnululunationalpark #thekimberleyaustralia #anotherdayinwa #westernaustralia #parkswa #nationalpark #explorewesternaustralia #outdoorpeople #letsgosomewhere

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2 months ago

🌾🌿🍃Palm Valley, NT 🍃🌿🌾 Palm Valley was an exceptionally unique place to visit. Located in a valley of the Krichauff Range, what makes this section of the 46,000 hectare Finke National Park so special is that it is the only location in Central Australia that grows the Red Cabbage Palm. We loved exploring and walking the many Palm Valley tracks, our most memorable was the 5km Mpulungkinya (Palm gorge) Walk. The walk began with a climb up and through bushland before descending into the gorge with gorgeous rock formations, creek sections and the most incredible view of huge palms that looked magnificently out of place. The drive in was a true range of 4WD challenges; a decent water crossing, a few deep sandy sections and some rock crawling.

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🏕 Morris Pass Lookout. 🌾 This was a spectacular spot to camp up for the night after a long day at the Canyon. The views were endless, the sunset through the clouds was spectacular, there was plenty of sites and best part- getting to hang out with the lovely family we had met after our stella Kings Canyon hike, @cvan_life. . One of the special things about travelling remotely is meeting like minded family just as crazy as you who enjoy the fun of corrugations and red dirt... Enjoy or accept- they basically mean almost the same thing in the outback haha. . Free camping is not for everyone- we do it often because we are fully set up to stay off grid, we enjoy the freedom, it allows us have extra experiences and purchase a whole lot more food for the 3 bottomless pits all currently having a growth spurts.

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2 months ago

One of Len Beadells blazed trees along the great central road just south of Giles Meteorological Station. These plaques acted as street signs and this one in particular marked the turn off to the Sandy Blight Junction Road. Gills pinnacle is in the background

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We'd like to say you just never know what's over the next headland, but on the NSW North Coast there's a pretty good chance it'll be a hidden beach, quite like this 💎 uncovered by @woolgoolgaoffroad during his recent stay at Evans Head. Subscribe to our newsletter (link in bio) to get the full story in your inbox!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Use #outdorians for a chance to be featured!⠀ .⠀ #evanshead #northcoastnsw #nswcoast #northernriversnsw #visitnsw #nswbeaches #vitaminsea #exploremore #travelnsw #lovetravel #travelinspiration

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It's well worth extending your winter roadie along the Great Ocean Road to visit Port Fairy, one of several quaint seaside towns that make up the Winter Whale Trail. There's vantage points aplenty where you can witness the migration of our gentle giants of deep - and the sunsets ain't half bad either! ⠀ .⠀ Never miss a story, subscribe to our newsletter! Link in bio⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Use #outdorians for a chance to be featured!⠀ .⠀ Image by @glenn_marshall_adventurer ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #portfairy #winterwhaletrail #greatoceanroad #victoriaaustralia #visitvic #sunrisesunset #travelinspiration #travelaustralia #lovetravel

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Campsites like this 🙏 perched up on the grassy banks of the Finke River. During the first 2 months of our trip we swagged it and tented it in our crappy old oztrail swag and our trusty sturdy 20 year old @southerncrosscanvas tent. Then we upgraded and also got a @southerncrosscanvas swag custom built which was absolute luxury. Alas, Tasmania conquered us and we realized we were no longer in the flat sandy desert and getting off the ground ASAP was a must. So.. while working in the Grampians in Victoria we sent all our gear home and upgraded to a @hannibalaus rooftop tent and also built some extra shelving in the back of the car. We’ve almost been on the road for a year and yes there’s still many changes we’d make to our setup, and we are always making little improvements.. but I think we are pretty happy with our cruiser set up for now 👍 I’d been camping my entire life from a youngen just in an older style “stockman” swag and stretcher on weekend to 3 week long camping trips, but when you’re living on the road it does require many extra comforts you don’t think about!

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A visit to Litchfield National Park gives you a pretty good idea of what makes the NT's Top End so awesome, and it's less than 90 minutes from Darwin! #outdorian Toby Ley's latest article goes deep into this wondrous land of waterfalls and rockholes, check it out the @goseeaustralia blog. And don't forget to subscribe to the newsletter to get all the latest adventure tales in your inbox, link in bio!⠀ .⠀ Use #outdorians for a chance to be featured!⠀ .⠀ Image by @theearthtravellers ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #litchfieldnationalpark

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☄️Henbury Meteorite Crater 🌾 . Located 15km up the Ernest Giles Track, the Conservation Reserve contains 12 craters that were formed when the Henbury Meteor, weighing several tonnes and accelerating to over 40,000 kilometres per hour, disintegrated before impact. 😱 . The largest (pictured) is 180m wide and 15m deep. 🧐 The scattered fragments of the Henbury Meteorite consist mainly of iron and nickel and are extremely heavy. Over 500 kilograms of metal have been found on the site, the largest weighing over 100 kilograms. . Let’s just say this started a section of lessons on all the red centre meteorites and we loved learning and exploring as many as we could!!! #roadschooling 👍🏼

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👊🏼🤨Because this is how we role! . We can’t quite figure the exact reason why we always choose the dusty dirt track over the black top.... 👣 “There is just something about the untamed roads that just calls to us” -Amy @trekkingdownunder. . 👌🏼🤠👍🏼 . From Rainbow Valley we hit up the 100kms of unsealed track all the way to Luritja Rd, but not before stopping to explore the Henbury Meterite Craters (but that’s tomorrow’s story 😉). . 🌾 The Ernest Giles Road is one of the more remote roads in the Northern Territory. This outback unsealed track runs from the Stuart Highway to the the Luritja Road. It is 4WD only as there are some big dips, corrugations and deep sand on occasions- and just as we would have expected we loved every breathtaking minute of the drive.... . I think the #birdseyeview says it all 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼.

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3 months ago

It's a smooth and spectacular paddle to the end of Yardie Creek in Cape Range National Park. You're not gonna see a whale shark, but keep your eyes on the cliffs for the chance to see black-butted wallabies and birds of prey watching over their nests.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Use #outdorians for a chance to be featured!⠀ .⠀ Image by @powershala ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #yardiecreek #caperangenationalpark #exmouthwa #anotherdayinwa #westernaustralia #explorewesternaustralia #standuppaddle #sup #outdoorpeople #exploremore

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We survived The Simpson 🐪 🌾 👣” We came, we drove, we conquered!!!!! . 7️⃣ days 6️⃣ nights 5️⃣ desert tracks 4️⃣ wheels driving (well most of the time 😜) 3️⃣ states 2️⃣ way crossing (Westbound and East) 1️⃣ insanely incredible adventure 🤠 . We jump ahead in our posting schedule quickly to bump in this highlight during our recent out of reception adventure (whilst we are still playing catch up from the huge red centre one!!!) . The Dual Simpson Desert Crossing has quickly become our most favourite adventure of our almost 16 months on the road. . We are going live 20/7 on fb to talk about all these recent outback adventures. Keep in touch jump over and check out our fb page 👣 . More to come from the Simpson Desert 🐪 (but we’ll keep it in order of all our best bits!)

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