The Big Lap Series
The Ultimate Road Trip Around Australia
- 10 episodes in Full HD
- Running time - 466 minutes
- Suitable for all ages
Leaving behind friends, family and Melbourne city life, the Baile family (Steve, Jen, Savanna & Sara) embark on a 46,600km road trip around Australia.
The following 16 months is packed with adventure, drama and new discoveries as they chase their dream to reach all of the 'extremes' of the continent.
From the Snowy Mountains to the Kimberley, Cape York to Tassie and everything in between, The Big Lap will show you the REAL Australia like you've never seen it before.
The Big Lap Series has inspired thousands of travellers from Australia and overseas to get out and discover more of this amazing country and we know that you will love it too.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"We have watched the complete series and started re-watching it today. It has given us lots of ideas for when we get to travel around Australia. Thanks Steve and Jen as you guys did an unreal job." - Christine Edwards-MrsEdz
Discovering Lake Argyle
The amazing story of the East Kimberley from the pioneering Durack Family to today
- 1 Episode + 2 Bonus Films (138 minutes)
- Suitable for all ages
- 2 Bonus Films - Includes the complete original Kununurra Diversion Dam and Ord Dam construction documentaries (Streaming only)
NEW 2019 EDITION
Join Filmmaker Steve Baile on a journey through time as he explores the birth of Lake Argyle and the Ord River Scheme, along the way uncovering the region’s rich pioneering history and showcasing the spectacular rugged East Kimberley.
During peak flood in the wet season, enough water flows down the Ord River in a single hour to supply Perth for 10 years making its volume of water second only to the Amazon in South America.
Today this water is harnessed by the spectacular Lake Argyle, Australia’s largest man made body of fresh water and the reservoir that feeds the Ord River Scheme, one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in Australia’s history.
Discovering Lake Argyle includes film footage from the original dam construction documentaries, interviews with local experts and spectacular high definition aerial cinematography.
INCLUDES 2 BONUS FILMS: The complete original Kununurra Diversion Dam and Ord Dam construction documentaries (Streaming only)
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"Saw the Lake Argyle film last night, a very impressive development and now a must visit during our visit to the North West." - Jason Jones
South Australian Outback Adventure
A 5,500km road trip adventure through the South Australian Outback and across the Simpson Desert
- 3 episodes in Full HD
- Running time - 183 minutes
- Suitable for all ages
- Lifetime access to Stream & Download
Following the success of their epic road trip around Australia and ‘The Big Lap’ film series made from it, the Baile family are back in their latest road trip adventure, this time on a mission to explore the vast South Australian Outback and cross the mighty Simpson Desert.
With 20 days to cover 5,500 km, they’re leaving the camper trailer behind and travelling as light as possible with everything they need on board their 80 Series Landcruiser.
Crossing the Simpson Desert is one of Australia’s iconic road trips that has to be on every serious road trippers bucket list and for the Baile’s the time has finally come.
With over 1000 sand dunes to tackle, the track across the Simpson Desert is a 400 km roller coaster that will test the limits of any vehicle but reward those who take up the challenge with a genuine and unforgettable outback experience.
But just getting to and from the Simpson Desert is half the adventure!
Join Steve, Savanna, Sara and Sienna on this non stop road trip adventure around outback South Australia through the spectacular Flinders Ranges, Oodnadatta Track, Coober Pedy, Dalhousie Springs, across the Simpson Desert to Birdsville then back through Innamincka and the Gammon Ranges.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"I really enjoyed the first series, The Big Lap, and this one is just as good but with the added fun of travelling with the girls now they are older. It is a tough trip to do and some off-road experience is needed to stay safe, but you made it look possible for anyone to do if they have a mind to. Well done on another epic trip!" - Jane Barnes
The Big Lappers Guide Book
The Ultimate Guide To Driving Around Australia
- 300+ pages and growing
- 200+ chapters
- 150+ web-links to useful sites
- eBook (PDF) format
- FREE updates for life
About this eBook
When it comes to planning your road trip around Australia, The Big Lappers Guide Book is simply the best place to start.
With over 300 information packed pages, this guidebook answers hundreds of questions that aspiring Big Lappers have like:
- How much money will we need?
- How will we finance our trip?
- What if we need to work along the way?
- What sort of vehicle and van/camper do we need?
- How to setup our camp kitchen?
- How do we free camp?
- What remote communications do we need?
- What happens if something goes wrong?
And many many more.
The book is organised into small bite sized chapters (over 200 of them!) in logical order from the very early stages of planning your trip, through to getting everything organised and the actual trip itself.
From personal experience we spent years planning and working towards our own Big Lap and I know that we had endless questions because we wanted to get it right. As a young family it was going to be the experience of our lifetime and we wanted to make the absolute most of it.
I wished I had this book then!
It’s taken me several years and hundreds of hours of research and writing to complete this first edition and I’m proud of the finished product.
To make The Big Lappers Guide Book even more useful I’ve included over 150 web-links to other websites, blog posts, Facebook Groups, products, suppliers, apps and other resources that will help you with your research and planning. I've even created a clever short URL system so that the web-links will never be out of date even if the destination website changes.
Free updates for life!
While this first edition is packed full of of 300 pages of information, this is just the beginning.
When you buy your copy of The Big Lappers Guide Book you get every update from today onwards, for life.
You can come back to our website at any time in the future, login and download the latest edition of The Big Lappers Guide Book.
We’ll even send you an email to let you know when the latest edition is available with a link to take you straight to it.
There’s no ongoing cost or subscription and no need to buy the book again in the future to get the updated version.
I know that a lot of people (us included) spend years planning their Big Lap so I want to make sure that you’ll have the latest info at your fingertips from today until the day you ht the road and even while on the trip itself.
eBook (PDF) Format
We all have our tablets, smart phones and laptops so the time has come to embrace the eBook (PDF) format.
The Big Lappers Guide Book is in PDF format which can be read easily on any digital device which can view a PDF (pretty much everything!)
Whether an eBook (PDF) is 50 pages or 500 pages makes no difference to the cost of distribution - so I’ve packed in as much information as I can and will keep adding more with new every quarterly edition.
It’s starting at 300+ pages and will grow to 400, 500 and beyond as I keep researching and writing and you send me your feedback and new questions to answer.
With a printed book there is always a cost with every page you include so naturally the volume of information and limited.
The Big Lappers Guide Book is also interactive with live web-links that you just click on and they will open a browser and take you straight to the website - beats typing in the URL!
But what if I want a printed copy?
You can get one. The Big Lappers Guide Book is formatted at A4 size and in such a way that it can be easily printed. You can print specific pages or sections on your own printer or copy the eBook to a USB stick and take it down to Officeworks and get them to print and bind a complete copy for you.
The Big Lappers Guide Book is the ‘must read’ guide for anyone dreaming about or actively planning their Big Lap around Australia.
Road Trip Planning Tools
Download our other road trip planning tools from our Members Hub:
- Big Lap Budget Spreadsheet (Spreadsheet)
- Ultimate Road Trip Packing List & Weight Calculator (Spreadsheet)
- Slash The Cost Of Your Big Lap (eBook)
*The two bonus dam construction documentaries included with Discovering Lake Argyle can only be streamed, not downloaded.