VAN LIFE in OUTBACK AUSTRALIA HAS BEGUN (it’s beyond wild!) Ep.1

VAN LIFE in OUTBACK AUSTRALIA HAS BEGUN (it’s beyond wild!) Ep.1

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Occy and I have set out on our OUTBACK adventure in the van. We have never been to Central Australia and think it’s finally time for that to change!


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Occy and have moved into my van to join the van life movement in Australia, allowing me to live, work and travel full time! We are currently overlanding outback Australia 🙌🏼

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  1. koocheekooo on May 21, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    Well that was fun in a harrowing way. 🐶 Thanks!!

  2. caspergrimaldi on May 21, 2023 at 12:23 pm

    your music choices are magnificent

  3. Anita Pal on May 21, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    The quality of your cinematography and audio is OUTSTANDING!!! Very evident you put a lot if hard work into your videos. You seriously deserve an award

  4. Elaine Ferry on May 21, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    What a Gorgeous Sunset shot!!!!

  5. Jen V on May 21, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Knowing that you’ll probably never see this comment so long after an upload, but I just needed to say this…The soaring music, the suns rays, the sweeping vistas, the desolation & the beauty. You’ve captured it all. Thanx for having us all along for the journey.

  6. Brenda Arredondo on May 21, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    Beautiful!!! What month was this video taken? We are planning on going this June but are wondering if it will be too cold?

  7. Elsie Norback on May 21, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Well, the back country probably really needed the rain.

  8. Wayne Lloyd on May 21, 2023 at 12:34 pm

    Awesome video. What did they you end up doing about AT tyres on the van?

  9. James Gillibrand on May 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Just found you, I’m now hooked

  10. peter brewer on May 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Still think of you both traveling all over the world every time I see you Max, so take care and be safe give Occy a belly rub for me cheers

  11. Elsie Norback on May 21, 2023 at 12:35 pm

    Nice music choice with the wild Outback footage. Made me think I was in a remote, exotic country.

  12. Art T on May 21, 2023 at 12:36 pm

    Max this video has to be your best I just keep coming back to it. So brilliantly done. I don’t comment much been following you from the days you started. Always a joy when you post a new video. Cheers to you brother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Keith William MacHendry on May 21, 2023 at 12:37 pm

    This is Superbious Max, I lived in Australia for a while in my youth & worked in Parkes & also in an oil & gas site in north South Australia. Thank you for this wonderful video & Occy is a braw dug as we Scots say. 🙏🏻 I also use Audible & have many many of their audible books & I absolutely love them. Take care both of you great blokes.

  14. dinoninja47 on May 21, 2023 at 12:40 pm

    Omg I think that’s a copperhead snake 🐍 😳

  15. Nhlanhla Hawksley Nyuswa on May 21, 2023 at 12:42 pm

    Broe the music at the beginning is actually in my home language… Shoutout King

  16. Bloom by Christine on May 21, 2023 at 12:43 pm

    Max, you’re a filmmaker mate. It’s your calling. Watching Occy by your side doing push ups was the highlight❤

  17. Anastasia Shaboltas on May 21, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    As a person who recently discovered your channel and binge-watched many of your videos, I need to say that you have grown so much as a videographer and narrator. The landscape, the music, the doggy 🙂 all that gives me calmness and joy 💜

  18. Marian the Writer on May 21, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    I enjoyed watching this journey with Max and Occy. Looking forward to watching the next video. Kind of funny because I’m Australian but I have never been to the outback. PS. No Max that snake is not beautiful at all. lol 😂

  19. Pamela O on May 21, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    Ok so I found you when I saw the tour of your new van and I am hooked. Can’t wait to see where you will go – I have never been to Australia nor seen many shows that feature it. So this should be a great experience. I am a retired nurse living in New Jersey, USA. My health is not the best so I get to see many countries through videos on uTube. Thanks for sharing your life – look forward to watching you and Occy explore Australia.

  20. Jo C on May 21, 2023 at 12:48 pm

    I absolutely love Poddy Creek Rest Area. The views are amazing and sunsets are so beautiful. One of my favourite places in outback Queensland

  21. benjamin wyatt on May 21, 2023 at 12:49 pm

    the way he saw an entire animal carcass and just went "oh that’s a bit ominous"

  22. Pr0BLeM? on May 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    I farted in a python’s face in South Africa and it’s like jump back and just slowly went away😂

  23. SimpleCrazyBOCs on May 21, 2023 at 12:50 pm

    so beautiful

  24. noneya on May 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Giving my age away but the highway across the Nullarbor used to be the same. Adventures as a kid so much fun

  25. ztul laub on May 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    snake be like: stop runnin around me already!

  26. Mary Marinkovich on May 21, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Beautifully filmed, scored, narrated and produced. The authenticity, and friendship of this man and his dog is searingly honest. It is a gift shared freely. Everyone should watch it. Thank you Max & Occy!

  27. Bianca Janse van Rensburg on May 21, 2023 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Max. Greetings from sunny South Africa. I’ve been watching your videos. Love them. I enjoy your honesty and openness and Occy is a stunner of a doggo. I’ve been wondering if you’ve ever looked into getting some sort of doggie cam for him? It’s always fun to ‘see’ the World from their perspectives. Thanks so much for the great videos and sharing the beautiful places that you’ve travelled.

  28. James Wagner on May 21, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Someone give this man a film award. Jesus

  29. Rod Ruth on May 21, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    Max, how old is Occy now….?

  30. KaKae Culbertson on May 21, 2023 at 12:55 pm

    I love hanging out with your adventures, but thank you for the reminder to get off the phone! I’m going for a beach walk before the rain cones. ✌️🤗

  31. Kevin Colt on May 21, 2023 at 12:58 pm

    Just to point out, someone who experiences something and hasnt experienced anything else, its different than someone who has experienced everything else and is now trying to experience this one thing.

  32. Elsie Norback on May 21, 2023 at 12:59 pm

    You could actually use some mud and snow tires, basically off road tires.

  33. Gary Winkworth on May 21, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    goldstone was an excellent movie. if you havent seen it you should

  34. Paul's Outback Garden Australia on May 21, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    You say Outback Australia… well that’s actually past Bourke to the Centre and Beyond….am I right?

  35. Gary Winkworth on May 21, 2023 at 1:05 pm

    pythons not poisionus but they can still give you a nasty bite.

  36. Debby TT on May 21, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Your music, photography awakens the goodness and hope – And your voice and laugh is a bonus!🙏✨

  37. MaryAnne Wilson on May 21, 2023 at 1:07 pm

    Just checked out Lifeline Canada thanks to your video. Thank you.

  38. Gail Hitson on May 21, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    Occy is at risk of heatstroke with his thick furcoat. It’s a beautiful place for sure, but it looks very hot. My best wishes to you both!

  39. Liz Childress on May 21, 2023 at 1:08 pm

    I’m late catching up on all your adventures as I’ve been traveling for a few months. I just want to tell you how lovely this video is. One of my favorites ever. The wildlife was beautiful to see and your respect for it is equally beautiful. Give Occy a scratch for me. 💙

  40. N on May 21, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Absolutely lovin it! The immersive sounds used, stunning footage, skillful editing and the narrative are simply perfect! 💛💛💛

  41. Joe C on May 21, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Beautiful video. Thanks for bringing your adventure to the Bronx, New York. We can get a look at the other side of the world.

  42. Shauna McCartan on May 21, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Brilliant video and so inspiring.
    Thank you 🙏🏻

  43. Chris on May 21, 2023 at 1:09 pm

    Came here from Vanwives. Super awesome of you to help with the hot tube! Excellent video mate! I hope to ship my Jeep to Australia in a few years and spend time exploring! Liked and subbed. Love from Seattle Washington. Be safe,be kind.

  44. Sarah Mottram on May 21, 2023 at 1:10 pm

    Always love, max, how your hands and loving arms are never far from gorgeous occy..🥰🥰❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  45. Big Blue Media on May 21, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Love the opening sequence and the music. Beautifully filmed throughout.

  46. Karen Clemson on May 21, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    Absolutely love audible couldn’t live within it. Love ya max and occy

  47. Let's Be Real with Kylie on May 21, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    love it thankyou

  48. Rozzy on May 21, 2023 at 1:14 pm

    Only just discovered you both on utube this morning and loved this episode looks like I’ll go back to the start and subscribe thanks for sharing Max

  49. Embeded Fabrication on May 21, 2023 at 1:19 pm

    it looks like there’s a lot of bugs in the outback

  50. T G on May 21, 2023 at 1:20 pm

    Just found you. I have been to outback during my days backpacking. Beautiful land and best of all the stars.

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