Hello and thanks for stopping by!

This blog is about all things outdoors. Trips, gear reviews, info, links, adventures and anything else. Currently based in Victoria, Australia my time is spent Hiking, 4WDriving and fishing in Victoria and beyond. I found when researching equipment online there were only a few blogs/sites offering information on locally accessible products and thought along with trip reports and reviews I could contribute some of my knowledge to help others get out there and experience this amazing, diverse country.


New Zealand born and raised I relocated to Australia in May 2011. My journey began in The Gold Coast, Queensland where my partner and I purchased a camper van and decided to drive North. This is where my love of the Australian outdoors began. We eventually made it to Perth Western Australia where we lived for 3 years. After being introduced to 4WDriving in order to access fishing spots I was hooked (pun intended)!  So our trusty pop-top camper was sold to make way for my first Toyota Hilux. During my time in Western Australia I drove to Broome on three different trips including the Kimberley region in one of them, to say I love the North West of Australia would be an understatement. Moving to Margaret River in the South West of WA in 2014 saw me spending time exploring and fishing some of the nicest coastline in the country. In 2016 we drove along the bottom of Australia to Victoria to our current home living in the Yarra Valley. At first I found it hard missing the wonderful coast of Western Australia, but since them I have discovered trout fishing and the wonderful bush and alpine regions of Victoria and am loving every chance I get to get out there!

I thought it was time to start documenting and sharing some of my stories with anyone willing to listen!

Cheers, Mat