THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
THERE’S A lot that goes into selecting a spot to shoot a camper trailer. There needs to be a mix of terrain so we can gauge what the trailer’s actually like to tow. If it wiggles around at high speed or pokes you in the back over every bump we need to know. It’s also gotta be technically challenging so we can assess how the camper performs offroad. And lastly, it needs to be somewhere scenic. No one wants to read a review of a camper in the local McDonald’s carpark. So what do you do when the manufacturer only has one model in the whole world and you’re given the keys for just one day? You get creative. I’m lucky enough to live in the Blue Mountains, but the campgrounds are often busy, and always bollarded. The National Park also exclusively serves international tourists on tour buses, so there’s not much pristine bushland to go exploring without a gate in the way. But there’s still plenty of back roads they haven’t managed to put gates on yet, and some happen to get you to some of the most magical spots you’ll find. This campground on top of a cliff looking out over a massive valley is the result of exploring a simple side track I’ve driven past countless times. You never know what’s out there if you don’t go looking, so don’t be afraid to miss the turn-off to the booked-out campgrounds and find your own slice of paradise.