About Steve & Alison

Steve Kruger and Alison Kruger are full-time expedition explorers who are just out there living life. We spent many years sitting in offices, dreaming of a life outside exploring the roads less traveled. As well as exploring, we like to digitize these travels using the skills we learned from years of work. We present them on this website for a few reasons:

  • Preserving what life is like
  • Inspiring others to chase their dreams
  • Sharing beautiful images of what there is to see and experience
  • Having something to read when we decide to slow down and not travel as much

We have been influenced by films like “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Hector and the Search for Happiness”. Their messages are happiness is a journey, not a destination, and you are the only one responsible for it. We recommend you watch these films if you are unsure what we mean.

We believe that life is too short to be spent sitting in an office, dreaming of a life outside. We want to live our lives to the fullest, and we want to inspire others to do the same. We hope that our journeys and photographs will inspire you to get out there and explore the world.

We know that life is not always easy. There will be challenges and setbacks. But we also know that the best things in life are worth fighting for. So don't give up on your dreams. Keep exploring, keep learning, and keep growing.

We are all on a journey, and we are all responsible for our own happiness. So go out there and find your own happiness. Explore the world, meet new people, and try new things. And most importantly, never give up on your dreams.

We hope you enjoy our journeys and photographs as we travel the life road we all must navigate.

Alison Kruger


Alison was a career accountant who got tired of being an accountant and established her own company that specialised in software configuration. She was a country girl that went to the big smoke and never felt comfortable in the city! Escaping to the bush was at the start, a survival technique, but soon it developed into a deep love of nature and a source of adventure. This helped her develop a “can do” attitude and a get up and go to match. Alison's photography is one of the most popular features of 4WDAUS. She has a keen eye for capturing the beauty of the natural world, and her photos have been featured in magazines and newspapers around the world.

Steve Kruger


Steve grew up in Wollongong before moving to Queensland and setting up a home and life for himself in Toowoomba where he studied. His career included accounting, IT sales and a combination of the two, IT Accounting support. He is a passionate photographer and loves to capture the beauty of the Australian outback. He has taken thousands of photos of his travels, and he shares them on his website and social media channels. His photos are stunning, and they capture the essence of the Australian outback. They are a testament to Steve's love of photography and his passion for adventure.


Amesz Expedition Vehicle

Whilst both our noses were hard against the grindstone, we dreamed of owning an expedition vehicle (4WD truck) with the ability to take us for many months at a time off the grid and in any direction that takes our fancy. We want to own a quality expedition vehicle, Australian built, with a good name which would be reliable and tough.

To this end we purchased an Amesz Canter 4WD Motorhome, nicknamed “4WDAUS”. To us it gave us the ability to travel in most weather conditions and the ability to be close to the type of country we love and appreciate most. Wet, dry, cold or hot, 4WDAUS allows us to be comfortable living off the grid. 4WDAUS also gives us the ability to sit in one place and wait sometimes days for the perfect light to get some great photos.

Having a solar power system  gives us a platform to live without noisy generators so we can hear nature about us. So today we travel, ticking things off the bucket list and adding to it just as fast! Life is just fantastic.