Did you struggle at all with the realities of traveling and sleeping in the Outback?
“It’s fair to say that I’m more of a ‘Hilton Hopper’ than a camper – and the accommodation wasn’t exactly five stars! Each night we slept in swags or tents. Being over 40 degrees, it was pretty sweaty and restless each night. Not to mention there were all manner of peculiar creepy crawly creatures wandering across my body. Added to this, there were 30 exhausted blokes in close proximity around the campground, so the noise of snoring was like being surrounded by a pack of farm animals.
That being said, there was so much to enjoy along the way… I had never visited the Northern Territory before, so adventuring through the Kakadu National Park was a huge treat. The landscape is so unique and prehistoric. We got to see incredible waterfalls, mountain ridges, billabongs, wild birds, crocodiles up close, and rock engravings that were over 10,000 years old. We were also privileged to meet so many of the locals and get truly immersed in the culture.”