Family trapped in caravan park after travel ban leaves them stranded
A family of social media influencers has found refuge in a Queensland caravan park after new travel restrictions were put in place across the state.
Mertene and Nathan Wallace had only just set out from Lennox Heads on a 12-month trip around Australia with their three children in January.
But with their house sold, they had nowhere to go when the coronavirus pandemic became more serious and the country went into lockdown.
"We were staying in Agnes Water," Ms Wallace said.
"The owner [of the caravan park] came up to us and said look we are probably going to have to shut.
"With three kids in tow we thought we have got to find somewhere we can stay for the longterm."
With no home to go back to, the couple found a safe-haven in Hervey Bay, setting up camp in a caravan park for the foreseeable future.
The couple also run businesses online and have had to adapt to living, working, and schooling their children from a campsite.
"Because they are here, there and everywhere, you just need to find a routine that works for them and also us," Mr Wallace said.
"And because of our business we have also got to sure we fit in time for us as well."
Fully self-contained in their "beach house on wheels", the family will be able to remain at the site for the time being.
However their future remains uncertain, with no clear end until travel bans are lifted.
"It's really hard to know if further restrictions are coming," Ms Wallace said.