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Around Australia at 80ks Book by Meredith Schofield

Two humans, one dog and a bright yellow kombi on the road trip of a lifetime

Meredith, her husband Sean, their rescue pup, Bandit, and their beloved yellow kombi, Etta, are on a Great Australian Road Trip. And they’re taking you with them.

With international travel on the back-burner and half the country keenly anticipating the end of lockdowns as we come into summer, there has never been a better time for Aussies to explore our own backyard.

Around Australia At 80ks follows this motley quartet’s adventures and misadventures as they make their way around our great southern land. Bursting with inspiration, insider tips, dog-friendly travel advice and stunning photography, this book is the holiday we all need.

This great Aussie road trip took Mez, Sean and Bandit across four states, one territory and over 22,400 kilometres. They drove over dirt roads, down four-wheel drive tracks, onto ferries and boats, to the edges of cliffs, across beaches and up mountains. They ventured through dust storms and croc-infested waters, over red dirt, into some of the most ancient lands on Earth, and along some of the most isolated roads in the world. All in their trusty vintage 1975 kombi, Meredith’s camera at the ready and with a true sense of wanderlust to fuel their journey.

As a photographer, Mez knew this once-in-a-lifetime adventure would offer her the opportunity to capture Australia in her own unique way, particularly after the dramatic changes to our landscape since the devastating bushfires.

When it comes to travel, Meredith is full of encouragement and enthusiasm. ‘It took guts to head out across this great big country in an old yellow kombi. 
I hope every page gives you a little more of the confidence and comfort you need to set out on your own adventure. If we can do it in a 1975 kombi you can do it too!’
Along with awe-inspiring images, Around Australia At 80ks is jam-packed with hints and tips for keen travellers, from dog-friendly highlights and best camping spots, to locating the tastiest cheap eats and the finest coffee. Around Australia At 80ks provides all the inspiration you need to get out on the road! 

Publisher: Affirm Press, 28 September 2021 
Category: Travel
Paperback: 256 pages 
ISBN: 9781922419545

Price: $24.95 from

About the author

Meredith (aka Mez) is an Australian photographer, writer and educator, based on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Specialising in landscape, travel and documentary photography, her passion is in telling stories and capturing images that evoke a response – visually, emotionally, intellectually or otherwise. Outside of photography, Meredith is an avid car collector and restorer. She can often be seen at her local beach with Etta, her beloved yellow kombi, Bandit, her dog, and Sean, her husband. They travel around Australia getting off the beaten track to discover this amazing vast and wild country. 
Around Australia At 80ks is her first book.


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