Australia Farewell

A Roo in the vines

22 Dec Australia Farewell

Today is the last day in over a year of working and travelling in Australia. It has been a life changing journey full of epic adventures, incredible places, and extraordinary people.

I have been exceptionally lucky to have experienced Australia unlike many people have done before. In only one year I traversed some 40,000km, visited the tourism highlights of every state, took over 20,000 photos, and countless hours of video. I owned and sold the car of my dreams, created a strong relationship with a beautiful young woman, had one of the Best Jobs in the World, and to top it all off, I met so many likeminded inspiring and ambitious people who are now lifelong friends.

This journey has been one of exploration and understanding, a truly memorable year full of ups and downs, new experiences and new ideas, new people and new stories to share. It has been an undertaking unlike anything I could have ever imagined, to have had the opportunity to create and live the ultimate Australian travel adventure, and to share it with so many amazing people is something I will never take for granted and will be forever grateful for.

The past year has been a chance for me to push my own limits, to discover more of the things that really matter to me and to go further, to trulyย focus on creating something bigger than just sustaining this lifestyle. I now believe that I am not only a traveller who lives for the moment and dreams of the future, but one who believes in a connected unity between people who together through actions today can empower communities to build a stronger and more positive future tomorrow.

This last 14 months in Australia have been nothing short of extraordinary and I must be completely honest to say that, to you the reader, the people who have been a part of this incredible experience and the ones who have followed my journey from the beginning, thank you. Without your support the successes of the last year would never have been possible. You are legend and I truly hope to see you again soon, somewhere, someday.

Greg

p.s. Please see below a collection of some of my favourite shots from the last year. I hope you like them ๐Ÿ™‚

Sunset at Glenelg Jetty Road

Sunset at Glenelg Jetty Road

Swimming with the Sea Lions

Swimming with the Sea Lions

Mom with Chloe at - KI Wildlife Park

Mom with Chloe at – KI Wildlife Park

Marc Leo on Seal Bay

Marc Leopold at Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA

Daver filming in far north Queensland

Daver filming in far north Queensland

Me and The Frenchies - Elisa and Max at Arkaroola Ridge Top 4WD Tour

Me and The Frenchies – Elisa and Max at Arkaroola Ridge Top 4WD Tour, SA

Matt Waller diving at Walla Reef in Port Lincoln National Park

Matt Waller diving at Walla Reef in Port Lincoln National Park, SA

Claire and Nalini at the Cleland Wildlife Park

Claire and Nalini at the Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills, SA

Chris, Jen, Kaycie, and I in Kakadu

Chris, Jen, Kaycie, and me in Kakadu, NT

Drinks with the Port Lincoln crew on Chinese New Year

Drinks with the Port Lincoln crew on Chinese New Year, Adelaide, SA

Best tech guy in SA!! Legend bro.

Alain the best tech guy in SA!! Legend bro. Adelaide

The skydive crew from Far North Freefall Mission Beach

The skydive crew from Far North Freefall, Mission Beach, QLD

Lizzy, Richie, Nellie, and I at Coral Bay

Lizzy, Richie, Nellie, and me at Coral Bay, WA

The Mentor Me crew at the Adelaide Oval first day!!

The Mentor Me crew at the Adelaide Oval first day!! SA

The SATC Christmas party with a few folks picking out my lens from the crowd!

The SATC Christmas party with a few folks picking out my lens from the crowd! Adelaide, SA

The Instameet crew on Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef!

The Instameet crew on Green Island in the Great Barrier Reef! QLD

Dave and I and just a portion of the extended family of the Walkers in Wujal Wujal

Dave and me and just a portion of the extended family of the Walkers in Wujal Wujal, Far North Queensland

Elisa and Max!!

Elisa and Max!! Daintree Rainforest, QLD

Nath, Nell, Rich, and I on the Eyre Peninsula of SA!

Nath, Nell, Rich, and me on the Eyre Peninsula of SA!

The man, the legend, Mark Phelps.

The man, the legend, Mark Phelps. Adelaide, SA.

This girl! :)

This girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

Jen, Kaycie, Chris, and I at the giant croc somewhere in northern Queensland.

Jen, Kaycie, Chris, and me at the giant croc somewhere in northern Queensland.

Max, Elisa, and I being awesome!

Max, Elisa, and me being awesome! Flinders Ranges, SA

The AOL.com Americanos on KI, such an awesome trip!!

The AOL.com Americanos on KI, such an awesome trip!! SA

Absolute legend, Craig Wickham!

Absolute legend, Craig Wickham! Kangaroo Island, SA

Hassie from Coodlie Park with Marlot and Francesca at the Pride Rock lookout on the property of Australian Wildlife Adventures - Western Eyre Peninsula

Hassie from Coodlie Park with Marlot and Francesca at the Pride Rock lookout on the property of Australian Wildlife Adventures – Western Eyre Peninsula, SA

Dana part owner of Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, with Chloe and Alphie!

Dana part owner of Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, with Chloe and Alphie! SA

Touring the ocean with the Victor Harbor crew and Big Duck Tours

Touring the ocean with the Victor Harbor crew and Big Duck Tours, SA

Best Jobs crew at Vivid Opening Night from the Rocks, Sydney

Best Jobs crew at Vivid Opening Night from the Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Sunrise with April Vokey and Rodney Fox Shark Diving - Neptune Islands

Sunrise with April Vokey and Rodney Fox Shark Diving – Neptune Islands, SA

Redbull Germany Film Crew on KI

Redbull Germany Film Crew on KI, SA

Sunset with the best Shark Diving crew while returning to Lincoln from the Neptunes

Sunset with the best Shark Diving crew while returning to Lincoln from the Neptunes, SA

Swimming with the Sea Lions

Swimming with the Sea Lions, Hopkins Island, SA

Part of the Best Jobs crew at Vivid Opening Night from the Rocks, Sydney

Part of the Best Jobs crew at Vivid Opening Night from the Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Mr. Graham Freeman the absolute man at Vivid Opening Night from the Rocks, Sydney

Mr. Graham Freeman the absolute man at Vivid Opening Night from the Rocks, Sydney, NSW

Mom Dad uncle Cam and Tarah at - KI Wildlife Park

Mom Dad uncle Cam and Tarah at – KI Wildlife Park, SA

Eddie from Elim Beach in Far North Queensland

Eddie from Elim Beach in Far North Queensland

Ethel Beach - Inneston National Park - Southern Yorke

Ethel Beach – Inneston National Park – Southern Yorke Peninsula, SA

Aussie Sea Lion swimming, Baird's Bay, SA

Aussie Sea Lion swimming, Baird’s Bay, SA

Sunset from The Pines over Spencer Gulf

Sunset from The Pines over Spencer Gulf, Yorke Peninsula, SA

South Coast KI near Remarkable Rocks

South Coast KI near Remarkable Rocks, SA

Rosellas at Glen Forest Farm near Port Lincoln

Rosellas at Glen Forest Farm near Port Lincoln, SA

Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island

Seal Bay, Kangaroo Island, SA

Road leading from Penneshaw to Prospect Hill and the western part of KI

Road leading from Penneshaw to Prospect Hill and the western part of KI, SA

Underwater with Calypso Dive Charters - Neptune Islands - PL

Underwater with Calypso Dive Charters – Neptune Islands – PL, SA

Super Koala - Hanson Bay - KI

Super Koala – Hanson Bay – KI, SA

A Roo in the vines

Are you here for the winery tour? A Roo in the Vines – Adelaide Hills, SA

Sharks Jump!! Amazing, fav shot of the day. Calypso Dive Charters - Neptune Islands - PL

Sharks Jump!! Amazing, fav shot of the day. Calypso Dive Charters – Neptune Islands – PL, SA

A baby Echidna!!! Bubbles the Puggle - Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

A baby Echidna!!! Bubbles the Puggle – Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park, SA

 

Greg Snell
gregorsnell@gmail.com
20 Comments
  • Ben
    Posted at 13:10h, 22 December

    Awesome set of images Greg. Truly a marvellous year! See you on the road one day very soon, I hope.

    Safe travels buddy!

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 13:29h, 22 December

      Thanks Ben!! So happy to know you’ve followed along on this epic journey since the get go! I wish you only the best heading into 2015! You’ve got an amazing year ahead ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers and catch ya on the road!

      Greg

  • Leo
    Posted at 14:26h, 22 December

    Mixed emotions I’m sure, my friend. I’m sure you’ve leaving with a kangaroo pouch full of great memories though. Be good. And if you can’t be good. Be careful ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:51h, 23 December

      Marc!! Mate, so great to see your comment. It’s been one hellva ride (insert Aussie accent). Thanks again for all the work, especially in those initial months. You were a major factor in the successes of the Best Jobs, thanks for that mate! See ya in Japan to shred some pow!!

  • tyler lucian
    Posted at 15:03h, 22 December

    Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing such a great experience

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:51h, 23 December

      Thanks for following along Tyler!! It’s been an awesome journey mate, cheers!

  • Elisa & Max
    Posted at 18:48h, 22 December

    What a year bro! But the best is to come! Best of luck for the next steps and see you soon in Europe,
    Merry Christmas buddy

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:52h, 23 December

      Yew!! Wheels up ๐Ÿ™‚ So excited for 2015. Let a new chapter begin!!

  • Scott Tisson
    Posted at 20:38h, 22 December

    Awesome pics mate! Nice way to round off what looked like an incredible year, hope to catch up some day for that beer man ๐Ÿ™‚
    Take it easy & have a great Christmas
    Scott

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:53h, 23 December

      Haha!! You know it brother. Need to get some tips from you. I’ll probs come over to the UK sometime in 2015, or come meet up for a tour in Europe bro. Skydiving in Spain!?!

  • sherri cecile
    Posted at 21:41h, 22 December

    Thanks for allowing me to travel with you (figuratively ). Where to now?

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:54h, 23 December

      No worries Sherri, thanks for following the adventure!! I’m in LA now headed for Toronto this afternoon.

  • Wes Rundle
    Posted at 07:34h, 23 December

    You sure do capture it all so well Greg!

    Many emotions take over when reading and viewing your travels man. I get proud, excited, envious, happy, and even jealous at times! You are doing amazing things man, keep it up, you inspire me to not take a second for granted and to live my life to the fullest!

    I look forward to seeing what is next!

    All the best!

    Wes

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:11h, 27 December

      Thanks brother, that comment is really awesome and I know you mean every word of it, cheers!! This is just the end of one chapter. Time to look forward and keep pushing the limits. Stay in touch and see ya in Europe!!

      Take care,

      Greg

  • Stuart Mutch
    Posted at 10:14h, 23 December

    Really enjoyed looking at your photos Greg!

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:13h, 27 December

      Thanks Stu!!

  • Libby Love
    Posted at 19:13h, 25 December

    Hi Greg,
    Its amazing to see all the pictures of the places, people, wildlife you have seen in the place i call home! Its such an amazing place that captures the spirit! All the best for the future!
    Libby
    p.s thank you for sharing.

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 06:14h, 27 December

      Hi Libby, thanks for the comment and for following the journey! Australia is truly an amazing country and I fully enjoyed my experience there!

      Cheers and have a great summer season!

      Greg

  • Joan Adelaide Farquharson Guthrie!!!!!
    Posted at 15:12h, 31 December

    You are quite a guy Greg! You live life, people and places to the extreme. A unique gift! Australia really lucked out with your prescence.

    May the next ‘chapter’ be as exciting as the thousand of other’ ‘ chapters’ in your vibrant life. Where is it to be??

    Cheers and love, Joan and Serge( Bolivia and Brazil days)

    • Greg Snell
      Posted at 18:17h, 09 January

      Hi Joan and Serge,

      Thank you so much for the comment. I am happy you enjoyed the posts and photos! I will be in Europe for most of 2015 with a few side trips focusing on a new project currently in development.

      Have an awesome 2015!!

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