Welcome to the world of Jan and Mike. We have been enjoying camping and caravanning for a number of years now, but like many people our age—baby boomers—we have decided to leave work and home and see as much of Australia as we can while we are still fit enough to enjoy it together. We had a taste of this a couple of years ago when we traveled the Kimberley and Pilbara for 3 months while taking long service leave. It was simply too short a time as we had made a conscious decision to spend some time at the places we visited, taking time to smell the roses.

Getting to spots where we can enjoy seclusion along with the various activities we enjoy is important to us so  freedom camping is our first choice. We don’t use the term free camping because it is things other than economics that drive us. In a word it is lifestyle. We have found that there are some places—too few—that offer this type of lifestyle, and they will always get our patronage.


Happy camping,

Jan and Mike Mateljan.