Mike has always had a passion for 4WDing, traveling and exploring Australia. He has owned a variety of businesses over the years that have incorporated these pursuits. Ranging from Private Charters, Tagalong Tours, Backpacker Tours, Travelling Classroom Tours and Overseas Children’s Study/adventure Tours.
On a camping trip to Cairns, travelers at the local caravan park heard he knew a lot about Australia and came to him for advice on their travels. “I kept hearing the same story – Australia is expensive to travel. What is there to see and do that is free?” That’s when the idea for Australia Free was first implanted – a book written so that people can have a great holiday and not break the bank. We all know that Australia has a lot to offer, but who would have thought that so many of its most spectacular and most interesting attractions are FREE for you to enjoy. Zoos, waterfalls, museums, town tours, boat trips, camp grounds/rest areas and any must see and must do’s when travelling around all of Australia is what this book/app is all about.
At heart, Mike simply loves showing off Australia to others. He is a keen camper and is the inventor/designer of the famous 4WD product, the ‘Foxwing Awning’ which is produced by Oztent
Mike’s personal recommendations. There’s nothing to compare with advice from someone who has actually been there before you. This is not a collection of hearsays and rumours. Mike has personally travelled to, photographed and recorded each and every site and attraction cited.