Paddy Pallin is proud to be helping to kit out the Jonseys on their epic journey from the centre of Australia to Port Augusta.


The Jonesys; Justin, Lauren and Morgan, have just embarked on a family journey – they are walking from the centre of Australia to the ocean.

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The Jonseys are undertaking the trek from the centre of Australia to the Coast near Port Augusta, via Uluru (the symbolic heart of indigenous culture in Australia) and other iconic Australian locations.

Justin will drag the provisions the need to survive (including at stages enough water for two-week stretches at a time) and Lauren will pull Morgan along. They will reprovision every two weeks or so at pre organised dumps at homesteads and towns
along the way. Where possible we will supplement our diet with food hunted and gathered along the way.

The Jonseys are aiming to travel from Docker River (Kaltukatjara) near the NT/WA border and travel via Kata Tjuta, Uluru, Mt Connor, Kulgera, Finke, Oodnadatta, Lake Eyre and Lake Torrens to Port Augusta. This should take about three months to complete. It is an extremely sparsely populated area of Australia and the intention will be to minimize walking on any portion of sealed road.


The Jonseys are into their 3rd week with a planned finish in October.


Justin (more affectionately known as Jonesy) has been lucky to have made Adventure his life and career.

After 11 years growing up in the jungles (both concrete and real) of Indonesia he moved to Australia where he joined rank with the masses; completed his schooling, went to uni and started a career. The regular path…

Searching for something more, over the past 16 years he’s embarked on a life of ’no regrets’ and done some pretty hectic expeditions:
• Paddled a kayak from Australia to NZ.
• Skied from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole and back.
• Paddled across Bass St. and down Australia’s longest river (the mighty Murray).
• Reopened a lost trail in the Okefenokee Swamp, Georgia USA

He’s a pretty simple bloke who loves nothing more than finding out what’s over the horizon, at the top of that hill or just down the path…

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Lauren’s an American girl living in an Australian world. Born and bred in Seattle, she grew up in a city with a keen appreciation of nature, mountains and playing outdoors – usually in the rain!

Happiest when discovering new places and learning new things, Lauren moved to Sydney Australia to do a masters degree in Sustainable Development. Always quick to give a tree a hug with a business and masters degree thrown in for good measure – she found herself working in the corporate world helping businesses to follow their purpose and be more sustainable.

Lauren has worked in business and corporate sustainability strategy for over 15 years and is an expert in using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. Having worked in strategic roles in large corporates globally, she understands the value, innovation and collaboration that triple bottom line thinking,
shared value, CSR and sustainability can bring.

Morgan is a fiesty 12 month old who lives in the present moment and is constantly exploring the world around her. To her, every little thing is a big adventure. We can learn a lot from our kids if we just allow ourselves to slow down and spend time with them.


This is the question I’m sure we all want to know!! And after speaking to both Justin and Lauren their reasons are personal and differ for the both of them. With that in mind I will leave it up to them to explain in their own words at the following links Lauren & Justin.

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The team at Paddy Pallin wish the Jonesys all the best and you can follow their progression here at the Paddy Pallin blog or on their trackerInstagram and Facebook.

About The Author

Dave Casey

Dave has worked as an International Expedition Leader and in Outdoor Education for over 15 years. He has extensive travel and guiding experience in Australia, NZ, Asia, South/North America and Europe. In his spare time Dave is a keen bushwalker, mountain biker and climber while also dabbling in some mountaineering and sea kayaking.

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