Your New Freedom...

Your New Freedom...

March Edition

Welcome to our first ever KombiLife, VanEssa Mobilcamping news. Our aim is to provide you with some inspiring stories to get you in your Kombi and exploring our beautiful country. Send us your stories enjoying the KombiLife in your van, including some photos.

The next Kombi event is the Manly Kombi Rally - see below for more details. Have a look at some of our new and interesting products and please support our friend Craig by picking up your copy of VW Magazine.


The Ma
nly Kombi Rally

It's on again this year on Saturday 23rd March 2019 - yes this Saturday.

Come along and enjoy the Kombi Life. We will be there from 9am to 4pm so make sure you say hello. Watch the video (to the right) to see all the action from last year.

Your Story

Neil from Mooloolaba QLD just returned from a trip.

We have just returned from a trip from Sunshine Coast down to the Great Ocean Road, through McLaren Vale and up to Adelaide then across Australia to Nelson Bay and then up the NSW coast slowly and then home. Was 6,250km and about 4.5 weeks all in the VW Multivan using your VanEssa gear! Great trip! I think you might have to start paying me a referral fee as the number of people who came up asking about the setup was amazing! Read more... 

If you have a story about Your Freedom Kombi, send it to us your story with some photos.

Honey Badger Nick Cummins

with us at Big Red

We know this is a bit of old news and you may have already seen it but since this is our first email, we did not want you to miss out on this great video showing the capability of your Kombi. Did you know that Midnight Oil will be at the Big Red Bash this year? Great reason to head out into the Simpson for a little adventure in your Kombi. VW will be an official sponsor again this year. Check out this video (left).

Popular / New Products

Skycamp 4X Roof Top Tent - for up to 4 people

Perfect way to increase the sleeping capacity of your van. Super easy and quick to set up and most importantly pack up.


Velour Carpet - Rear Load Area - VW T6/T5 Multivan - Black

With the elegant and sturdy carpets for the boot the luggage slips less on the aluminium rails.



VW T1 Bus Portable BBQ Grill - Stainless Steel

This Stainless Steel BBQ has a VW T1 Bus Embossed on it. The BBQ tools are also available.



VW Magazine

Have you grabbed your copy of VW Magazine? I know it is not entirely "Kombi" but there are some good stories in there. In fact one of our stories were included in the last issue.

VWMA is an Australian owned and published enthusiasts magazine serving both the aircooled and watercooled Volkswagen scene nationally. Published quarterly (Feb, May, Aug, Nov), the magazine is available through newsagents Australia wide or via subscription, and covers every aspect of the hobby, from the very early models through to the latest innovations, motorsport, offroad, kit, custom, books, toys and shows.

Featured Camping Recipe



  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 25 g unsalted butter chilled cubed
  • 175 ml milk


  1. Mix the flour with the salt in a large bowl. Add the butter and rub it into the flour with the tips of your fingers, until it resembles fine crumbs.
  2. Stir in the milk with a round blade knife (butter knife) to make a soft, but not sticky dough.
  3. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and shape into a soft, smooth ball.
  4. Set the ball of dough onto a tray or baking sheet and flatten gently to make a round about 17cm across. Cut a deep cross in the dough and brush lightly with milk.
  5. Bake at 190C for 30 minutes until golden.
  6. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Of course you should cook it in your camp oven if you are camping but a great idea too is to wrap it around a stick and cook it over the fire - the kids will love it.


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