This short video made by Australia Post highlights the nomadic adventures of the Badger family as they travel Australia in their yellow Kombi named ‘Summer’
After Keenan Badger was diagnosed with a benign brain tumour that required surgery, the family totally re-evaluated their life priorities and found an old Kombi van in a Bathurst barn.
They christened the Kombi Summer for the memories it evoked of cruising the coast, exploring beaches and picnics in the sand. A month-long trial run in Tasmania convinced them that they were more than ready for this adventure and so they began planning their great Australian road trip.The Badgers charted a route from Western Sydney to Broken Hill, across to Port Augusta in South Australia, straight up the middle to Darwin, down the Western Australia coastline to the Nullarbor Plain and through South Australia back to Sydney. The whole trip would take nearly six months and cover just over 25,000km. Throughout that time, they would be living entirely in the Kombi. — Australia Post.