Competition Winners Ready to Reconnect with Nature in Tasmania

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For David Stuart and his family, caravan and camping trips truly are all about reconnecting. Next Monday David, his wife Clarissa and their children Alexander and Matia will depart for a trip, won through Caravan Industry Association of Australia’s ‘Reconnecting is Key’ competition. They’ll reconnect with nature in Tasmania!

While the Brisbane family are regular campers, their trips usually involve a lot of sun and surf- a stark contrast to the cooler Tasmanian weather!

“The kids are pretty excited; they’re hoping to see snow which would be a first for them!” David said.

“I’m looking forward to the history and some of the walks, and I’ve just bought a camera so am looking forward to doing some photography while we’re there.

“My wife and I adopted both of our kids from the Philippines, so we often take holidays to the Philippines as well to keep that connection going for them.”

This connection with the Philippines is actually part of the reason David entered and won the ‘Reconnecting is Key’ competition.

David and Clarissa are involved in a Philippines adoption group, where they connect with similar families and do group activities- including camping trips!

The family’s usual trailer setup

 “A while ago I was planning a camping trip for myself and the kids, and I put it out to the group to see if any of the other dads wanted to come with their kids and they all jumped at the opportunity,” David said.

“I booked about 12 or 13 sites at the time at Mudjimba, and we do it every year now.”

“They gave us a card about the competition and away we went, and ended up winning!”

Throughout their trip, the Stuart family will travel through Hobart, Port Arthur, the Bay of Fires, up the East Coast, across to Launceston, Cradle Mountain, Strahan and back to Hobart, staying at a number of BIG4 parks along the way.

They are planning on making the most of the activities and sights on offer and will make use of walking tracks, and are also planning a boat tour and a visit to Mt Wellington.

“We are really looking forward to using the Apollo camper,” David said.

“We’ve gone for a smaller one and the money we’ve saved there will put towards cabins some places, since it could be quite cold!”

What’s Next?

Follow the Stuart family as they travel across Tasmania by visiting our website.

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