Off Road Touring - Are You Suited to the challenges?
East Coast Australia - Melbourne to Noosa Heads
Our own Enthusiasm for roof top tents and Large 4wd Vehicles is born of the desire to take that unknown route, to stay where you stop, to tread lightly and be gone again by daybreak. In Australia - while it seems most of our wild life is lethal - There is Harmony in Nature - and staying away from other people and immersing yourself in nature feels safer to me. If you have gone that bit further than anyone else, you will probably not get disturbed in the night by hooligans.
While our videos below show some very remote locations, others are within 10kms of cities and towns - This style of 'Stealth' Overnight off grid camping is a way of life for me after a lifetime of Surfing till dark, finding a place to sleep in Vans and Panel vans, Parks, Swags, Tents - Whatever - Lessons learned are to get a bit out of the way of council workers and stay invisible from other people and you won't have trouble.
If your not afraid of the unknow route, and your mentally prepared to take what you get - (And enjoy the challenge) , Off road touring style of travel is awesome. Van Life Style of Travel is similar in many ways - however Vans don't tent to have the same level of comfort in rugged terrain - And clearance and Bogging issues with getting stuck without winches etc can be a nightmare. (So I stuck mostly to the road during my Van style touring travel).