As a kid growing up, my two sisters and I spent a lot of time camping and getting back to nature – that’s what we did all the time as a family – camping. I loved it then, and I love it now. Through camping, we got the type of fun and recreational experiences my parents were seeking for themselves, and getting back to nature quickly became a way of life growing up in the Michael family. Every spare weekend we had – we were camping.
During one of our family camping trips, my folks discussed the possibility of drawing on their retail experience and turning their passion for camping into a family business. They wanted to make camping easy for everyone to enjoy, and they wanted to encourage other families to get outdoors and explore everything Queensland has to offer with their kids.
More than 20 years on, Camping Country Australia is still proud to be a family-run local business. My wife Kerri and I took the business over from my folks, so they now have more free time to camp and explore this marvellous country of ours.
We want to continue the legacy my parents started by sharing our life long acquired wealth of camping knowledge and skills with those who walk through our doors. We also have one other aspiration…