Our favourite parents Hamish and Zoë Foster Blake have gone large for their latest yeet around the country as Tourism Australia’s ambassadors, and once again I am asking: mum and dad, please take me with you.
For their newest video, Hamish and Zöe have tripped around the country in search of the biggest things – not the Big Banana, Big Pineapple, Big Prawn or Big Koala, but the actual naturally big things our country has formed for us to marvel at. The kinda stuff that makes you step back and go “whoa” in no louder than a whisper, in pure fear you might disturb the energy of the whole place.
The incredibly attractive couple zip around the country to find and experience our best, and biggest, natural attractions, like The Otways in Victoria (which Hamish dubs “the Big Tree Place”), Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, Kangaroo Island in South Australia (and it’s adorable little seals with big hearts), the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, and the “big, red wonderousness” of Purnululu National Park in Western Australia.
It’s stunning, and it makes me want to just go and soak up as much nature as I can.
This newest vid, which follows the luxurious city escapes the Foster Blakes showed off earlier this year, is all about enticing Aussies to do an extended holiday in our own backyards this year. Go big, or go home – literally.
“We feel intensely awed by this hugely varied and vast country we live in, and how lucky we are to have so many epic experiences in our backyard,” Hamish and Zöe said.
“So many of the reasons we travel for – wildlife adventures, forests and hiking, wining and dining, and epic family experiences – are right on our doorstep, and the best way to do them justice is on a big holiday. Go bigger! Stay longer! Eat more! Adventure more! Need we say more?”
But you know what this also means? More Instagram content that makes me yearn to get the heck out of town for a while.
I mean just look at this.
I’m just gonna stare at this in fullscreen mode and take some deep breaths for a while. I’m nothing but a tiny boat on a very big expanse of water. All is well.
Hamish, Zöe, may I stress: please, take me with you next time.