This is Gigi, an Austral Pacific manufactured in Brisbane back in ’97.  It was chosen among other brand for some of the characteristic that made them famously enjoyable to work with & to drive. Large displacement engine with large size fuel tank fibreglass skin and roof plus full size bins with three axles for better side wind stability high driving position and a strong Scania K113 chassis. Purchased at the end of 2016 it replaced the ’88 Austral Tourmaster so to fulfil the original project…
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A Little Introduction

This site is for all those people who did made the choice of living “on the road” and enjoy their time travelling around Australia.

Grey Nomads  Gipsy  Travellers  Wanderers  Rovers  Vagabonds they are all welcome here…

Started in 2012 as a simple forum il Mozzo has evolved to what it is today. Here you should find all you need to make your next trip or vehicle project an enjoyable adventure.  In December 2016 il Mozzo went under a complete redesign and it is still evolving today. New articles new pages new products new utilities are added daily…  From the Blog or the forum where you can find plenty of topics and ideas… Next is the Bazaar a full size on-line shop with hundreds of products new and second hand…  Surveys are just what’s left of an old school project but new surveys will become available from time to time.  Finally the Utilities is just that! A collection of useful utility ranging from links pdf documents to excel spreadsheet designed to make our daily project easier…

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Gigi’s Log Book Chapter – 27

By |July 19th, 2019|0 Comments

This month it has been great! I'm finally getting good sleep at night and the weather has been excellent (cool and dry). It doesn't look like much work has been done, but it is [...]

Webasto Diesel Cooker X100 Review

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Today the Webasto X100 Diesel Cooker got some serious testing done, and for a very good reason. Back when I did purchase it, I didn't really paid too much attention to the installation manual. [...]

Caltex.. Just testing how stupid you are…

By |June 30th, 2019|0 Comments

Its really a shame, when large petrol companies are constantly dishonest towards the consumers, in every possible way.. Here in Australia, we pride ourself of being a smart Country, but the truth is some [...]

Gigi’s Log Book Chapter – 26

By |June 19th, 2019|0 Comments

This month I celebrated a milestone of this project, as I moved into my new home. 🤗🤗🤗 After 20 months of fun and intensive labour, I finally made it. Is not over yet, but [...]

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“Once you travelled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”

Pat Conroy

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”

Mark Twain

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

St. Augustine

“The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.”

Samuel Johnson

“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.”

Paul Fussell

“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.”

Jack Kerouac

“People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.”

Dagobert D. Runes

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”

John Steinbeck

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.”

Lin Yutang

“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.”

Aldous Huxley

“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.”

Samuel Johnson

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

“Traveling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.”

Cesare Pavese

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”

Henry Miller

“To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.”

Freya Stark

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.”

Miriam Beard

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware.”

Martin Buber

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Jawaharial Nehru

“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.”

Paul Theroux

“To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.”

Bill Bryson

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.”

Charles Dudley Warner

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”

Lao Tzu

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.”

James Michener

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.”

Tim Cahill

“I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.”

Mark Twain

“Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.”

Benjamin Disraeli

“Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.”

Elizabeth Drew

“Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.”

Anatole France

“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.”


“What you’ve done becomes the judge of what you’re going to do – especially in other people’s minds. When you’re travelling, you are what you are right there and then. People don’t have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.”

William Least Heat Moon

“I soon realised that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.”

Lillian Smith

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.”

Aldous Huxley

“Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like a picture in a frame or a gem in its setting, so that the intrinsic qualities are made more clear. Travel does this with the very stuff that everyday life is made of, giving to it the sharp contour and meaning of art.”

Freya Stark

“The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.”

G. K. Chesterton

“A wise traveller never despises his own country.”

Carlo Goldoni

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realise that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.”

Mark Jenkins

“When we get out of the glass bottle of our ego and when we escape like the squirrels in the cage of our personality and get into the forest again, we shall shiver with cold and fright. But things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in.”

D. H. Lawrence

“I would rather own a little and see the world than own the world and see a little”

Alexander Sattler

“It is not down in any map; true places never are…”

Herman Melville

“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float; to gain all while you give; to roam the roads of lands remote; to travel is to live”

Hans Christian Andersen

“Don’t just dream about it… Go out and do it!”


“There are two kind of people in this world… The ones busy living and the ones busy dying… The choice is yours…”

Quoted from Shawshank Redemption

“You don’t need magic to disappear…   All you need is a destination.”


“Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventures. Let the noon find thee at other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home.”

Henry David Thoreau

“ Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.”

Gustav Flaubert

“Travelling is not something you’ re good at. It’s something you do.

Like Breathing”

Gayle Foreman

“The best education I have ever received was through travel.”

Lisa Ling

“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

David Mitchell

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”


“Is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.”

Edmund Hillary

“A life of travel is one you’ll never want to escape from.”

Bertahan Luxing

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.”

Oliver Wendell Holmes