by Bill Hand
Specialist Outback safari coach operator Bill Hand shares stories of the years he and his wife Doreen ran Sundowner Coach Tours.
From the early 1960s through to their retirement in 1994 they saw many changes, and Bill was constantly improving and testing equipment on the coach so it was a “one off ” and “go anywhere” vehicle. They looked for exciting challenges and attracted a loyal following of regular passengers.
Many of their adventures could not be duplicated today due to bitumen roads, fences, permits and numerous regulations and restrictions which were necessary with the mounting number of travellers.
They feel they were privileged to experience what became the last days of the Australian wilderness.