Australian Road Trips - Featured Families

Here we feature Australian Road Trips and the families that are doing it - We figure, the best way to find out more about Travelling Australia With Kids (TAWKing) is by answering our TAWK Ten Questions by those are are doing it or have done it. 

Answering the TAWK Ten Questions, our Featured Families give you their answers to:

  1. Who they are, with a bit of a bio.
  2. Why did they make the decision decision to TAWK?
  3. How they got organised and how they prepared?
  4. What has been their biggest joy?
  5. What has been their biggest challenge and how they overcome it?
  6. Where they have enjoyed the most and where they were disappointed. (now a combined question)
  7. How did they get organised with schooling, what did/do they do and how did they come to that decision?
  8. What surprised them most about the trip?
  9. What would be three pieces of advice they would give to a future TAWKer?
  10. How do they think that this adventure has changed their family?
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Australian Road Trips 2021

In No Rush

We are the Rush family. We have been on the road for 6 months (since April 2021) we are a family of 6, Mum -  Mandi, Dad - Conon, and 4 kids, Sam - 14, Shaylea - 9, Sienna - 7 and Anita - 5. We have a Jayco  Expanda. We also travel with Mandi's parents - Diane and Robert, they have their own caravan, a Jayco Starcraft. 

We decided to start TAWKing when Conon's best friend got sick with Cancer, and passed away shortly after. We decided that life is too short to be confined to a house doing the daily ritual. We decided that we wanted to give our kids great long-lasting memories and spend more time together. 

Read more of our story here...


Hi, we are AdventuringPals, a family of 4, mum and dad (Eshlyn and Elvin) with two young boys (Jaiden and Jordan) and we have been working and travelling around Australia since March of 2019. We tow our 2010 Jayco Expanda with our Mitshubishi Triton and that is our home.

We are active on the common social media sites and have a webpage but our YouTube channel has been the main focus with weekly uploads. It's been a great way to document our travels for our own future reflection and to provide other families and travelers with insight into some amazing locations around the country.

We answer the TAWK 10 Questions here...

Overland Exposure

We are the Courtney family. Dan, 34, landscape photographer & veteran, Manda, 33, admin, social media & photography assistant, & Aria, 3, chief distraction officer - together we make up 'Overland Exposure'.

We hit the road in November 2020 and have no end date. We are travelling in our Iveco Daily 4x4 and Retreat Fraser caravan. We make a weekly YouTube episode along with social media posts and blog articles to inspire and educate other families to get on the road too. We love sharing advice, hints, tips, hidden gems, adventures and of course our photography.

Read our answers here....

The Happy Hobo's

We are The Happy Hobo's.  Harvey, Paulette, Kaden 15 & Libby 10 plus our two dogs a chocolate Labrador Milo & Yorkshire terrier Pep.

A mixture of circumstances lead to our decision to go for it.  We have always enjoyed travelling and had itchy feet. We sadly lost our home , possessions and cat to a electrical fire in 2018. Covid hit Victoria and Paulette's dad passed away in the UK and we were unable to return for the funeral due to Covid. 

So lessons were learnt over the last few years of what is important: Time as a family making memories. ❤

We answer the TAWK Ten Questions here...

5 Pods in a Van

We are the Podolak family, also known as 5 Pods in a Van, from Ipswich.  We are a family of 5 with Me (Michael), Krisy and 3 kids Poppy (8), Leo (7) and Autumn (6).  We initially decided to travel Australia in 2019 after some discussion that life and the best years with our kids were getting away from us.  

The recent Covid outbreaks have definitely demonstrated to us that we need to do it now or time will get away from us again.  So here we are, finally setting off on our exploration of Aus

Click here to see us answer the TAWK Ten Questions.  

Speed Dating Australia!

We are the van Wijk Family.  Mum (Pippa), Dad (Wayne), and 3 kids April (14), Fraser (13) and Erin (11).    We bought a 1990 14ft Windsor Windcheater 2 years ago to renovate specifically for a trip around Australia.  At the start of 2020 we postponed due to Covid. At the start of 2021 we decided it was now or never as a family as our children were getting older.  We called our trip "Speed-Dating Australia" and travelled for 100 days circumnavigating Australia from April-June.

A good read for families who are thinking of travelling with older kids!  Read more here.

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