Littleton, Colorado (PressExposure) November 13, 2009 -- Tim Akroyd â British film-maker, blogger and winner of the WorldNomads.com Van-Tastic Adventure in Victoria, Australia â has hit the road, making a bee-line in Geoff, his colorful Van-Tastic chariot, for Apollo Bay on the Great Ocean Road.
Victoria is the third leg of the Round- Australia Van-Tastic Adventure, which will send teams of travelers from around the world on an adventurous road trip through every state of Australia. Along the way, theyâll blog, snap and video their adventures, in a bid to win them the grand prize of $10,000.
Tourism Victoria, WorldNomads.com and the Victorian tourism industry have teamed up to provide Tim with a host of adventures to report on during his trip, which started in Sydney on November 3, and ends in Melbourne on December 15.
Tim has spent his first few days getting used to the Aussie climate (after wintery England) and surfing Johanna Beach on the Great Ocean Road. âThe highlights so far have been catching my biggest wave ever at Johanna Beach â and living to tell about it! Iâve been blown away by the intense colours of the place â greens and blues â the weatherâs been perfect and weâve had awesome sunsets every night,â said Tim of his time so far.
Tim plans to touch down in Melbourne, November 17-19 before heading down the Mornington Peninsula and to Phillip Island for the penguin parade. Then itâs north through Gippsland for some horse-riding; Bulla for mountain-biking; the Grampians and a last dash along the Great Ocean Road to arrive back in Melbourne in time to hand the baton on to the winners of the next Van-Tastic leg: Tasmania.
For the past five years, Tim has been making âSnowfixâ, the worldâs most popular skiing and snow-boarding podcast, as well as a TV ski show that screens across Europe on the Extreme Sports Channel. Throughout his Victorian trip, heâll be drawing on his film-making expertise, his on-road and off-road adventures â and the local âtalentâ he meets along the way â to fuel his blogs and fill his video posts on the Van-Tastic website.
The competition is still open for adventurous film-makers to apply for the last three legs of the Van-Tastic Adventure. To see Timâs posts, apply for the remaining legs, and to see how the first teams fared on their holiday of a lifetime, visit: [http://vantastic.worldnomads.com]