World travellers, Victoria Brewood and Trent are about to hit South Australia, to drive the fifth leg of the 13,000km, year-long, around-Australia Van-Tastic Adventure, blogging and filming their way through Kangaroo Island, the Barossa, Flinders and into the outback, tackling whatever adventures come their way and telling the world all about them.
Victoria and Trent were selected from among dozens of aspiring film-makers from around the world to drive Geoff, the Van-Tastic van, for the six weeks of the South Australian leg of the Van-Tastic Adventure, which has seen teams of two steer Geoff to adventures in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, so far, investigating and promoting the best fun to be had by travellers in each state.
The South Australian Tourism Commission, Van-Tastic and the South Australian tourism industry have teamed up to provide Trent and Victoria with a host of adventures to report on during their trip. They’ll be wine-tasting in SA’s wonderful wine regions; heading deep into the Outback on a walking safari in the Flinders Ranges and trying their luck, mining for opals at Coober Pedy. They’ll be in Adelaide for the Fringe Comedy festival – second in size only to Edinburgh’s Fringe festival – when the entire city becomes the butt of its own jokes.
There are plenty of wildlife encounters lined up: swimming with wild tuna and sea lions at Port Lincoln; getting up close and cuddly with koalas on Kangaroo Island and – if they’re up for it – diving with the ocean’s most fearsome predator, the Great White shark.
Applications are still open for the final, Western Australia leg of the Van-Tastic Adventure, a competition designed for enthusiastic and adventurous travellers who are willing to tackle – and capture on video – one leg of an Australia-wide road trip.
The winning team of one or two travellers will be flown from wherever they live to Australia and will spend six weeks driving across the country in Geoff the Van-Tastic van, which is fuelled up and kitted out with camping equipment and all the technology to enable them to capture their adventure on video and in blogs.
Applications for the Van-Tastic Western Australia leg close on February 28. The Van-Tastic Adventure finishes in Perth in June, 2010. At the end of the adventure, the viewing public will vote for the best video produced during the year-long, 13,000 kilometre adventure – and the winning team will take home $10,000 cash.
To apply for the remaining leg, and to see how the first teams fared on their holiday of a lifetime, visit: http://vantastic.worldnomads.com
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