Australia’s most loved maths geek, author and comic, Adam Spencer, will share his first ever road trip experience around NSW, in a new online video series that celebrates the Australian spirit as we head into Australia Day on 26 January
With COVID-19 changing the way we travel, the NSW Government and Australia Day Council of NSW is getting behind regional communities in NSW to encourage people to start planning their visits to amazing destinations across our state when it is COVID-safe to do so.
This new 10-part series, Love an Aussie Road Trip, is designed to showcase the best of regional NSW and whet the appetite for when the time is right to get out and about safely.
The series takes us through Mudgee, Parkes, Dubbo, Wellington, Gloucester, Port Macquarie and South West Rocks just to name a few of the pitstops.
Australia Day Council of NSW Chair Andrew Parker said “Australians love a road trip and this summer we’re bringing the iconic road trip to all the community. After a challenging past year, we can more than ever celebrate Australian regional communities, which have so much to offer, from fresh produce, inspiring landscapes, adventure to sporting experiences.”
Each episode tells an inspiring story with Adam embarking on wide-ranging adventures and connecting with various communities around the state, from a French winemaker in Mudgee and a moon-landing hero in Parkes to a long-board surfing legend in South West Rocks.
“The humble road trip is embedded in our Australian identity, it’s responsible for a lifetime of memories, connecting with different people and endless stories. Adam’s road trip series through regional NSW provides some much-needed humour and new perspectives for when we can all safely hit the road again,” Mr Parker said.
Adam said: “The closest I’d come to a road trip before this adventure was an overnight drive to Adelaide for a university debating tournament in 1990.
“I was blown away at how much there is to do in regional Australia and how simple it is to pull
off. We visited places we’d always wanted to go - and places we’d never heard of. We rode camels on a beach, witnessed the cutting edge of radio astronomy, hugged 500-year-old gumtrees, and were humiliated by some very talented 10-year-old soccer players.
“But it was the conversations with Australians from all walks of life along the way that is most memorable. An Aussie Road Trip is the best way to remind a city slicker like me how resilient and inspiring people are outside of the big smoke,” Adam said.
The Love an Aussie Road Trip campaign has been launched in the lead up to Australia Day 2021 - a time to celebrate our resilience and solidarity and reflect on the remarkable ways that communities have responded in these challenging times.
Australia Day for many will be different this year, with less physical gatherings and events but this doesn’t mean we should stop connecting with each other. The Love an Aussie Road Trip campaign encourages that connection with the sharing of stories.
Australia Day is also an opportunity to celebrate our cultural diversity and rich migrant heritage that is very much part of our unique Australian identity.
From 19 January through to Australia Day on 26 January 2021, episodes will be released, exclusively via www.loveanaussieroadtrip.com.au.
The website is full of handy tips to assist road trippers, both new and experienced, to plan their next adventure with plenty of ideas for the future when it’s safe to get out and embrace our communities.
Love an Aussie Road Trip includes a tool kit, with tips from Adam and travel inspiration ideas, plus details from the many amazing regions Adam visited during his 10-day journey.
The Love an Aussie Road Trip series is proudly produced by the NSW Government and the Australia Day Council of NSW to support regional communities and foster the Australian spirit.
Stay connected: @australiaday26 #loveanaussieroadtrip #AusDay2021