Living the dream

10 Australian road tripping families to follow on Instagram.

Ever wanted to quit your job, sell the house and travel the country with your family? It might seem a bit impulsive at first but, looking at Instagram, it’s surprising how many Australian families are opting to live the nomad life and travel across the country in a van.

These families have chosen to travel full-time with their children and document their travels on social media or via a travel blog. With the increased popularity of social media influencers, these families are gaining more than 300,000 followers and inspiring others to see more of Australia.

Their accounts are filled with incredible photography, traveller tips and advice, unique wildlife encounters and family portraits. It’s enough to make you want to pack up the car and head on a long family road trip.

Listed below, in no particular order, are 10 Australian families you can follow on Instagram. Needless to say, these families will inspire you to travel Australia.

Elise Cook, @elisecook, 318k followers

Elise’s Instagram content is incredible. Elise travels around Australia with her husband in their Kombi van called Scout. Her slogan is, “it’s a good day to have a good day”, and she is a great social media influencer to follow for some travel inspiration.

Civilian.Life,, 12.4k followers

Kallie, Dylan, Lincoln and Zephyr are a family who converted a 1984 Nissan Civilian, which was previously used as a church bus, into a tiny home on wheels. The family are travelling around Australia in their bus called Nelly and share amazing photos from their travels.

Trip In A Van, @tripinavan, 32.6k followers

Justin and Bec Lorrimer packed up and sold their home to live the dream. Travelling Australia with their three kids was something they always wanted to do. Since leaving in December 2015 they haven’t looked back.

The Blonde Nomads, @theblondenomads, 31.5k followers

Rob, Tracy, Marli and Ziggy sold everything to travel and live their best life. The family regularly post amazing images of Australia. They share their passion for life, adventure and the great outdoors.

One day we should, @onedayweshould, 9179 followers

This family sold everything to travel around Australia full time. Posting inspirational pics, tips, budgets and family insights, they can help you plan your own lap of the country.

Y Travel Blog, @ytravelblog, 41.9k followers

Choosing moments and memories over possessions, this family decided to adventure around Australia and start a blog. Determined to prove that life doesn’t stop after having kids they started their Y Travel Blog in 2010. 

Life in the slow lane, @lifeintheslowlane, 31.7k followers

Liss Connell is a dreamer and traveller who has ventured across the country in her vintage 1959 Sunliner caravan. In her posts she shares her passion for the freedom of van life.

As we wander, @_aswewander, 12.5k followers

Luke and Jess use Instagram as their travel diary documenting their road trips across Australia. They have explored Queensland, Northern Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria. Their images and videos are incredible.

We who roam, @we_who_roam, 27.3k followers

Bec and Gary have travelled around Australia in their big red Sprinter van. They decided to ditch full-time work to give their best shot at life on the road.

Adventures in a bus, @adventuresinabus, 17.5 followers

Tom and Cat purchased a 1997 Toyota Coaster and renovated it into a home on wheels. It was previously a 22-seater school bus. The couple share amazing footage of Australian landmarks and life in the bus.