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.
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.