About Us

Aussie European Tour – About Us

We are a retired Aussie couple, Rob and Krys Henshaw, whose usual permanent address is Tweed Heads on the border between Queensland and New South Wales,  on the southern end of the Gold Coast, Australia.

We have two lovely daughters, Renee and Shannon.

Renee and her husband Glen have a daughter Setinne (5 years old) and Shannon and her husband Chris have a son Eli (4 years old).

We have been keen travellers for quite a while – more details of our trips can be found under the “Past Tours” tab on this site – countries we have traveled in are  as follows:-

Argentina                    Australia                    Austria

Belgium                       Brazil                          Bulgaria

Canada                        Chile                            China

Croatia                        Czech Republic          Denmark

England                      Estonia                        Fiji

Finland                       France                        Germany

Greece                        Holland                      Hungary

Italy                            Latvia                          Lithuania

Luxembourg            Malaysia                     Mexico

New Zealand           Norway                       Peru

Poland                      Portugal                      Romania

Serbia                       Singapore                   Slovenia

Slovakia                   Spain                           Sweden

Switzerland             USA                             Wales

In Australia we drive a V6, 3 litre diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee with air suspension and tow an off – highway EcoTourer folding fibreglass caravan with shower and toilet.

Jeep and Eco Tourer with the top up for camping
Jeep Grand Cherokee and EcoTourer with the top down for towing

The EcoTourer is self contained with cassette toilet, grey water holding tank, 160 litre fresh water tanks, reverse cycle airconditioning, 200 watts of solar panels, 2 x 120 AH AGM batteries and a Redarc BCDC1240 40amp DC-DC battery charger, and a 160 watt portable solar panel..

Most of our touring in Australia to date has been on the east coast of Australia as well as trips to Carnarvon George and the Birdsville Track.

We spent October through December 2016  touring Tasmania which included taking car and van from Melbourne to Devenport on the “Spirit of Tasmania” car ferry for about 10 weeks of freedom camping.

For our 2017-2018 European Tour we flew by Qantas to Heathrow on March 7 2017, picked up a one-way rental car and drove to Stafford where our motorhome had been kept in secure storage by Michael Steers from UKmotorhomefinder. who found the motorhome and arranged the purchase for us.

We are flying from Brisbane to Frankfurt on March 24 2020 by Emirates to begin our next European Tour and have not booked returned flights as yet.