About us

 Chris and Sandra of Mountain Shack Travels

Want to know more about us then read on.

Chris and Sandra have had a passion for traveling, camping and photography for many years. In 2008 they established Mountain Shack Publications to self publish Australian based guide books to inspire others who like themselves have a love and passion for the Australian bush and for what is now coined as “overlanding”. Prior to this both Chris and Sandra spent much of their working life in the health care field both having a background in nursing and working for the NSW Ambulance Service for many years. Following a move to the Blue Mountains which piqued their interest in exploring the great Australian bush the pair set about escaping into this vast wonderland at every opportunity. This became more evident when they purchased their first 4×4 in 2004, a Holden Rodeo Dual Cab Utility. With this new acquisition came more exploring both on and off the beaten track and it wasn’t long before they began building up their 4×4 tourer. Apart from the usual 4wd add ons of a bullbar, winch, driving lights, dual battery system, canopy and rear storage drawers (a suspension upgrade and snorkel were fitted later as funds became available) an Australian made Shippshape Rooftop Tent was added which they still use today and is one of the best investments they ever made.    

Along with their own publications (check out the ebook tab on this website for all their current publications) they have had articles published in a number of various travel magazines over the years. (See a list of published articles below to date). In conjunction with magazine articles Chris and Sandra have images for sale on several stock photo sites including Alamy, Shutterstock, 500px and Adobe Stock. Prints of some of their favourite shots are also available for purchase via the Prints tab on this website. They are also adding Travel Blog Posts on a regular basis  to inspire others into the wonderful, intriguing and picturesque countryside far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern day.

Chris and Sandra have also assisted their friends over at  with field research on their popular camping guide series. Check out their website for some excellent camping and 4wd guide books as well as a growing list of coffee table style books to choose from.

When not on the road travelling Chris and Sandra are lucky enough to reside on their bush property high up on the Central Tablelands of New South Wales a few hours west of Sydney and just over the beautiful Blue Mountains. They share their mountain hideaway with a myriad of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, echidnas and the odd wedge tailed eagle.

Published Articles by Chris and SandraNo photo description available.

October ’09 – Long Plain Camping

October ’10 – Front Cover Photo

May/June ’18 – There’s Gold in them there hills

July/Aug ’18 – Incredible Carnarvon

Sep/Oct ’18 – South Coast Sojourn

July/Aug ’19 – The magic of Namadgi

Jan/Feb ’20 – Huts, huts and more huts

Summer ’21 – Pondering the Pilliga and beyond

Autumn ’22 – The Red Centre at its best

Go Camping Australia Magazine

We thank you for taking the time to get to know a little bit about us.

If you wish to commission us for a writing or photography assignment please get in touch via the Contact Us tab.

Happy and safe travels

Chris & Sandra

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