On the road for adventure ... again
AFTER returning from a road trip around the country the Moss family of Ballina are now in the running to win the title of Australia's most adventurous family.
Jason and Heidi Moss and their children Fox, 7, and Ryder, 5, did everything from sandboarding to diving on their holiday.
"We were just living in a van under the stars for a year so I suppose to even take a trip like that means we are an adventurous family," said Mr Moss.
Using footage from the trip, Mr Moss entered the National Geographic Channel Nissan X-Trail Adventures competition.
Last week they got a call to say they are among three families who have won $5000 in cash to spend on a five-day holiday to a destination of their choice.
"I was sulking around thinking we hadn't won, so when we found out I popped the champagne cork and was jumping up and down," laughed Ms Moss.
The family will leave Ballina with a film crew soon to travel to Fraser Island.
"I want to get footage of us leaving Ballina and surfing at Byron to just show off this beautiful area," said Mr Moss.
The public will be able to vote for their favourite video and the family with the most votes will receive a Nissan X-Trail valued at $50,285.
Mr Moss said the car would be a big improvement on the 1986 Ford Meteor he drives to his work at Roads and Maritime Services.
"I've never owned a new car before and it would mean I could get rid of my old bomb."
Ms Moss said she was looking forward to a luxurious stay at the island's Kingfisher Bay Resort, as well as splurging on luxuries the family couldn't afford on their own road trip.
"Fraser Island looks like it has lots of dolphins, dingoes, turtles and everything an adventurous family would enjoy…it looks like paradise."
The contest is at http://natgeotv.com.au/nissanxtrail.