Big Oz Explorers

Big Oz Explorers


This amazing team of four decided to do what we all dream about doing. They took the leap of faith and sold everything they own to travel Australia! It was an idea they pondered for a couple of years before they decided to just do it. Like any family, they were big on making memories to share with their kids as they grow older, which was how their YouTube channel and name ‘Big Oz Explorers’ was born! Plus as a bonus they just love using our North Storm gear on their adventures!

The Big oz explorers 4 wheel drive cruising along a deserted beach.
The Big Oz Explorers off on an epic 4×4 beach exploration!

Background of the Big Oz Explorer family

Chris is a Machine Operator that recently resigned his full time position at a quarry that wasn’t too far from the family home. He has had a long career in the industry, visiting various locations up and down the coast of Queensland.

Sian is an Enrolled Nurse with the Queensland Government. Her home base is at the Logan Hospital which she has been working at for nearly 3 years. She is currently on maternity leave as she travels the country for the next 12 months.

Big Oz Explorers camping out by a lake. Photo shows their 4 wheel drive and caravan parked by a green calm lake in queensland australia
Big Oz Explorers set up with the place to themselves. Perfect!

Jayda is their 6 year old daughter who loves the outdoors, unicorns and fishing. She is an extreme lover of Michael Jackson being able to quote every word of his songs!

Photo of the Big Oz Explorers daughter Jayda holding a fish she just caught in front of a lake
Jayda showing off her prize catch! Way to go Jayda!

And last but not least Jack, their 9 month old baby boy. His interests are sleeping, eating, screaming and laughing till his eyes water.

Photo of a baby with a beanie on he is very cute
Jack the littlest adventurer of the Big Oz Explorers family – too cute!

We are so stoked to have the Big Oz Explorers on our team at North Storm! It’s wonderful to watch their explorations and see where their journeys take them every week. YouTube channel link below. Check it out!

Big Oz Explorers Give Our Backpack A Hardcore Workout

More about Sian and Chris

Why do you love to travel?

The ‘Big Oz Explorers’ enjoy being adventurous and checking out new locations. New locations give Chris goosebumps and get him super excited! They love finding a random track off the side of the road that can lead into the unknown; a beautiful park, seaside getaway or even some extreme 4×4’ing! Sian and Chris love a challenge and trying new things.

Who is your idol, hero? Who inspires you the most? 

The ‘Big Oz Explorers’ were both stumped with this question. They agreed that inspiration can be found in the most unusual places and never seems to come from one place. The couple both enjoy other adventurous people and families like themselves. An example of this is Brodie Moss, who has created a living from his lifestyle on the WA coastline which is their favourite location in Australia!

If you could travel anywhere in Australia where would you go? And why?

The ‘Big Oz Explorers’ are very excited to get the WA where the dirt is red and dusty, the beaches are clean and white, and the water is crystal clear blue. To be able to see this with their own eyes is a dream which will come true in 2020!

What motivates you each and every day?

The ‘Big Oz Explorers’ believe you should live every day like it’s your last day. If you aren’t here tomorrow at least you have enjoyed every moment of your life! By travelling Australia, they are trying to give their kids the best start at life with experiences that some will never have… This is SO motivating for them!

What do you want to accomplish in your lifetime? Goals?

The ‘Big Oz Explorers’ want to be self funded, on the road entrepreneurs living the simple life for as long as possible. They hope to create a brand from themselves which represents Australia and what it means to travel Australia full time. They hope to raise two well rounded children from this once in a lifetime experience.

What do you use your North Storm gear for?

The ‘Big Oz Explorers’ like to use their waterproof backpack for beach outings and ‘wet’ locations. Due to the regular recordings they do with their YouTube channel, it’s important for them to have a bag which is safe for all the camera equipment, microphones and drones. They often take the Macbook Pro in the inside laptop holder of the bag when they know Sian will have an opportunity to edit an upcoming episode.

explore Imbil State Forest
Big Oz Explorers discovering – Imbil State Forest, Queensland

Where to find the Big Oz Explorers?

Instagram: @bigozexplorers
Facebook: @bigozexplorers
YouTube: Big Oz Explorers

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