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Here are some stories that happy campers who have rented an Apollo vehicle in Australia want to share. Click on a listing to view the full story, images and videos if they have been included.

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  • Mary Reisberg
    Before it's too late!
    I dream of seeing Australia before it's too late.While my eyes are still bright enough to capture early morning sunrises, frost on the windscreen as we drive through a misty mountain forest.While my legs are strong enough to clamber down sanddunes and jump tiny waves at an isolated beach.I dream of cooking an easy meal in a compact little onboard kitchen, then sitting outside with wine in hand, as the twilight birds chatter and we dream of the next destination... read more
  • Susie Sarah
    On the road again!
    I must have inherited gypsy genes.  When l suggested that buying a bus and hitting the road was my idea of a good life he was horrified.  "What are you" he gasped, "a hippie!"  I suspect he thought l wanted flowers painted all over the thing.We headed off as soon as l turned 50 as he transferred, hopscotching from store to store as a supermarket manager.  I found work wherever we stopped.  We left Numurkah in Victoria and headed along... read more
  • Vanessa Sands
    A selfless act
    I'm extremly close with my mum, and feel that no one would deserve this amazing prize more than her and her partner. These last 2 years alone she has helped me through alot from recovering from surgery, the loss of our beloved dog Kleo died aged 16, picking up the pieces for me when needed, me losing my job and getting deeper and deeper into debt, helping me get out of that debt by paying it for me, being there... read more
  • antonietta silvestri
    The Ultimate Adventure
    We (my husband and 4 daughters, and friend, her husband, and 3 daughters) are planning a drive around Australia in November 2013. At first we thought the 4 of us adults would go but the children aged 19 to 9 would not have a bar of it and decided they were coming too. So the planning is underway, with the girls pairing up as first aid monitors, entertainment planners, and packing wardens.We the adults have also been assigned roles (the... read more
  • Debbie Roberts
    Our Christmas Adventure
    Hi,I'm so excited, we are about to embark on our first Apollo Adventure on the 15th December, we are flying down from our home in Broome to spend christmas with out families, we have recently had another baby so we have to come down and show her off.In doing this we must transport alot of stuff to accomodate her every need, we also have 2 boys ages 12 and 7 and they are so excited, I decided to hire a... read more
  • Janine Fitzpatrick
    What's a Dream Road Trip?
    The one where I try to imagine my dream road trip, and come up with my top 5 tips for enjoying one. read more
  • Carol Dunn
    A holiday in Northern territory
                                                                                                                                 I have always wanted to travel to the Northern Territory for a holiday as we had so many great holidays in the rest of Australia now all that is left is to see the Territory we have herd so many great things about it .We traveled to Perth in the Train meet some lovely people from the states & if the Territory is as good as our other trips around Australia than we will have a ball read more
  • Cherie Dorreen
    Coast to coast
    We've always loved travel, on a recent road trip Melbourne - Sydney return we discovered we were pregnant. It couldn't be a more perfect summer camping at different locations along the coast sharing beautiful sunrises and sunsets warm and  basking in the Aussie summer. We decided then and there that we would bring our child up experiencing,learning & seeing the best that Australia and my home country NZ has to offer.We're planning our first trip away this year and an... read more
  • Karen Smith
    KI
    We decided to do a travel around Kangaroo Island. Im from NSW and have always wanted to go to KI. I love the quiet, Auzzie atmosphere of places. Im a massive animal fan, and I really wanted to witness the beautiful koalas, kangaroos and seals that just happily enjoy their environment without being disturbed. We travelled to Flinders national park, saw thousands of seals at every beach we went to, and millions of little wallabies. I was surprised we didnt... read more
  • Minttu Jussila
    Finnish NOT SO WHITE CHRISTMAS (or February)
    I am currently staying in Australia with my partner and I am looking forward to spending this Christmas away from the snowy and freezing Finland. The awesomest thing is that my mum and her husband are coming here for a 3 week holiday!!I'd love to show them the real Australian scenery and wildlife... (as my mum wishes to see all the kangaroos and crocodiles live in the nature!) :D She has only travelled in Europe so this will be something... read more
  • Widi Winarto
    My dream
    My dream is to retired buy a motorhomes and off around Australia and New Zealand for at least 2 years and perhaps found a place that we both lfell in love with and settled there for the rest of our life. read more
  • Beverley Jones
    No Worries!
    Since retiring, our trips travelling round Australia and New Zealand have been the most memorable journeys we have ever made. From Cairns to Melbourne and then Perth back to Perth via the Red Centre and the Kimberley gave us a glimpse into the wilderness and vastness that is Australia. Most of this was in a Motorhome fully supported by Cheapa Campa (Apollo). The minor things that needed fixing were attended to straight away and there was always someone at... read more
  • Kerry Pringle
    Where God goes for his holidays...
    Whe I was kid my Grandparents were the Manager of a set of 5 cabins that sat above a cliff face at COFFIN BAY SA, I spent a major part of my life there whilst growing up. We walked its sandy roads for miles to get to the 'back beaches' where massive white sandhills went on forever and this became our own private beach, and was truly worth the walk. I believe this will be my heaven when I leave... read more
  • Kathy Smith
    Road Trip - Australia Top End
    I've already written about our wonderful road trip to parts of Queensland and the Northern Territory, but now I'd like to share some of the magical photos. There are places you can only get to by 4 wheels (or 2, or 6, or 8 - depending on your vehicle of choice) and a spirit of adventure.  We unfortunately weren't in an Apollo Motorhome on this trip, but rest assured that next time we will be!  When you are in places... read more
  • Benjamin Spurrier
    Meeting my brother in Tasmania
    I went to see my brother for a small holiday who lives in Tasmania.Long story short ,he had never driven much outside of Hobart since he first moved there, three years ago.So we went to hastings caves and some other amazing national parks and found some quirky pubs along the way.I said to my brother "how can you live here for three years and not even go for a short drive when natures at your door step"Since then he has... read more
  • Pauline Moon
    An English Girls trip 'Outback'
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  • robyn worth
    beer and wine
    Our road trip started from Katoomba NSW to Adelaide SA and back thru the great ocean road and home.  The Australian outback is amazing and diverse, our next road trip driving from Darwin NT over to Broome WA and all the way down WA to Albany or Adelaide would be amazing.  I hope to do it in style with an Apollo, (not an Astra) and with more room to move.  I still have nightmares thinking about all the boutique wines and beers we... read more
  • Cathy-Anne Kelly
    THE BALLARD OF KELLY'S CAMPER
    Our camper trips have made us laugh,from east to west and north to south.A time we valued all together,exploring all, no mind to weather.Why life's too short to sit at home!Our happiest times are when we roam.When setting up was sometimes tricky,A drive through site should make it easy?"Great, its done, be back with some snacks to savour!"But "Oops...I forgot to unhitch the trailer!""Is it new to you luv?" a grey nomad chuckeld,the wife, the kids, the lot ramshackled!But we... read more
  • Daniel Hall
    Bashful Barina
    Our small family of 3 just loves Road Trips.  A recent 2000km return trip to Sydney from Brisbane was just awesome but would have been wayyy more enjoyable and comfortable in an apollo motorhome.  We home to travel in one soon around New Zealand.  CheersDaniel read more
  • Kris Laird
    Gotta do it with my family!
    20 years ago I took the train to Perth from Melbourne 3 months later travelled back with only $10 in my pocket, off then to Thredbo for a job in the snow, after a stint in Sydney packed up and drove to Darwin picking up 2 hitch hikers on the way. After 2 years in Darwin living and working, travelled os. Whilst in Banff Canada decided the snow life was the go and returned to Thredbo. There I met the NRMA man, married him, now... read more
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