Buying A Drone For Touring Australia? WATCH THIS FIRST! (what to get/ how to fly it/ rules etc…)

G’day guys,

We often get asked about our recommendation on buying a drone for travelling in Aus – there’s lots to consider and a pretty wide range of drones available. I hope this vid helps you decide on whether a drone is for you.

CASA Drone Rules;
https://www.casa.gov.au/knowyourdrone/drone-rules

CASA apps;
https://www.casa.gov.au/knowyourdrone/drone-safety-apps

Australian National Guidelines for Whale and Dolphin Watching 2017;
https://www.environment.gov.au/marine/publications/australian-national-guidelines-whale-and-dolphin-watching-2017

WA Biodiversity Conservation Regulations 2018;
https://www.legislation.wa.gov.au/legislation/statutes.nsf/law_s50938.html

Cheers!
Cam, Tiff and Chloe,
wildtouring1@gmail.com

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50 Comments

  1. Adam Macfie on March 11, 2021 at 12:11 am

    Top advice Cam – cheers.

  2. grjh58 on March 11, 2021 at 12:13 am

    Great to see a new video, Thanks for info on drones as currently looking to purchase for our big lap πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

  3. Annette Jones on March 11, 2021 at 12:14 am

    Thanks for this vid. πŸ‘πŸ» You have just saved me about 1K!
    Shame about stepping in the πŸ’©!

  4. FurtherUp TheTrack on March 11, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Cam thank you for the great video and what happened to your first three drones i.e. what caused their demise?

  5. Deirdre Fisher on March 11, 2021 at 12:17 am

    Good explanation, i hope dji sponsore you. Not only as an avid user but for your detail in all conditions. Thank you.

  6. Tony Munro on March 11, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Well presented, thanks.

  7. bradymn1 on March 11, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Would like to see a Vid on how your previous drones came to an end. So we can all learn πŸ™‚

  8. Maria Annetts on March 11, 2021 at 12:24 am

    Thank you so much for this, it was very helpful.

  9. Margo John on March 11, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Great informative vid, as always. Thanks for highlighting that there are many layers of governance over drone legal drone use and not necessarily consisent across state borders. Absolutely do your research before just popping a drone up and setting off! Nice touch including this dog minefield misstep, having three dogs ourseles, we had a good laugh over that one. Been there, stepped in that ourselves!.

  10. S P on March 11, 2021 at 12:26 am

    Just went and bought first drone after watching this 🀣
    DJI Mavic Air 2

  11. 4Xplore on March 11, 2021 at 12:27 am

    Great review Cam. I’ve had the Mavic Pro Platinum since it’s release and still going great, just waiting for the Mavic 3 to be released then I’ll upgrade.
    I purchased an iPad mini to use instead of my phone plus it doubles for main Off-road navigation.

  12. Weekend Roaming on March 11, 2021 at 12:28 am

    I think SA has similar rules for flying drones, not allowed in national parks unless you purchase a permit to fly. The abundance Cliffs on the Nullarbor is a big one for having to have a permit. Lots of people aren’t aware they need a permit to fly their drones over the cliffs for that epic shot.. I’m saving my pennys for one. I have a cheap drone and it’s so hard to fly and control.

  13. Low Range 4X4 Adventures on March 11, 2021 at 12:28 am

    Hey Cam, great info, thanks for that! It can be so hard to know if you are doing the right thing when it comes to flying your drone

  14. Bruce Lawrence on March 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    I have a Mavic Air and using a phone i had a lot of trouble viewing the screen on a sunny day, so i bought an Crystal Sky monitor and it is great, problem solved, and the screen is bigger but they are expensive.

  15. Infinity Drone Solutions WA on March 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Hi Cam, great video mate. I still wouldn’t buy a MA2 over the M2P though. I think the camera on the pro is worth every cent IMO 😜
    Looking forward to your next upload mate πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ»πŸ€™πŸ»

  16. Poey D on March 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    The Drone footage is next level Cam

    Thanks for another great video

    Ps : Wear ya thongs mate πŸ’©πŸ©΄

  17. Louis d'Oliveira on March 11, 2021 at 12:29 am

    Hi Cam. Like the hair. Now i seriously want a drone. Hi Chloe. Godspeed.

  18. Westralian Offroad on March 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Great vid man. Big help for me.

  19. Gavin Lang on March 11, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Geat vid, Cam. Cheers

  20. Tammy Ryan on March 11, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Hi Cam thanks for doing this video it was really informative and makes it seem less scary! I have one question and that is can you control the camera angle while flying or do you even need to?

  21. Kelvin Weeding on March 11, 2021 at 12:35 am

    Good timing on dropping the vid……
    Torn between Mavic Mini and Air
    We are wanting still shots more than video
    Thoughts

  22. chrisjie on March 11, 2021 at 12:37 am

    To have something that is so easy to fly and with that footage quality for the price is insane. The majority of the laws sound like common sense. But there will always be a few elements that are over the top. Better than having a free for all.

  23. Kevin Turton on March 11, 2021 at 12:40 am

    Great review Cam, not sure about the poo though.

  24. Michael Hermans on March 11, 2021 at 12:43 am

    Hi Cam
    Great video as usual
    Have you had problems with your Gimbal when driving on corrugated roads?
    Another UTuber has but maybe it fixed now

  25. Andrew Shaw on March 11, 2021 at 12:44 am

    We have a Mavic Pro. Love if

  26. DOUG Neville on March 11, 2021 at 12:45 am

    G’day mate, really will explained.I have the original DJI Mavic pro ,an exceptional aircraft…

  27. Jimmy Cook 1 on March 11, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Very nice
    Very helpful thanks
    Cheers
    πŸ‡­πŸ‡²πŸ˜„πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ»

  28. Harold Harold on March 11, 2021 at 12:47 am

    thanks that was good ..could i ask is the… mini mavic 2 …as good as the …. mavic air 2 .. im thinking why not go for the small one ???

  29. Triton Jackmam 5.6 on March 11, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Ha cam πŸ‘ cool presention 4th drone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ can u use a Samsung tablet for the screen ?? Thanks mate

  30. Paul Gerk on March 11, 2021 at 12:47 am

    Another good and informative video. I have a Mavic Pro with not so many sensors great drone though. Have a couple of Gopro’s and mounts for the fix wing Jabiru cheers

  31. Nags on March 11, 2021 at 12:50 am

    πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ right in the dog πŸ’©πŸ€£πŸ€£

  32. Karl Umlauff on March 11, 2021 at 12:50 am

    What’s the contact details of your wife’s decal business? May need a few decals for our camper.

  33. Greg Paterno on March 11, 2021 at 12:50 am

    Yer your back good on you cam πŸ’ͺπŸΌπŸ‡¦πŸ‡ΊπŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

  34. noproblem2big on March 11, 2021 at 12:51 am

    About 8mth ago I managed to buy a new Mavic Air on sale from Officeworks for only $600.00 less than 1/2 price great toy…it also takes great group photos, it’s like a tripod up in the air.

  35. Roaming DR650 on March 11, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Nicely explained Thanks for that.
    Cheers.

  36. Western Australia Now and Then on March 11, 2021 at 12:55 am

    We certainly recommend DJI drones BUT I am not a fan of their apps. We switched to the Litchi app which is very powerful and also easy to learn. It works with the older DJI drones as well such as the Phantom 3 and effectively turns the P3 into a P4.

  37. Nora Finley on March 11, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Thanks for the lessons Cam. Sorry about you step on dog’s poo lol

  38. Peter O'Keefe on March 11, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Hey Cam great informative episode, pleased to see little Chloe and Tiff in the background, can’t wait till your all back on the road really missing your regular updates. Keep up the great work !!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  39. Debbie Louez on March 11, 2021 at 12:58 am

    We have found the same in the top end restrictions everywhere

  40. Glenn Baker on March 11, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Steeping in dog sh$t and still going on .Thats commitment.

  41. Denise Shumaker on March 11, 2021 at 1:00 am

    Awesome demo Cam, you’ve given hubby many tips! Cheers mate πŸ‘Œ

  42. K Parker on March 11, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Great information there guys. I’ve been looking at getting one but haven’t taken the leap yet! The footage you guys get is inspiring. Thanks for your info and preferences on which one you rate. Would only get DJI anyway. I’m cautious because years ago I bought a very expensive petrol driven plane and smashed it to bits on my maiden flight!🀣🀣 You have put me at ease a bit. Cheers guys.πŸ‘πŸ‘

  43. Gary Lee on March 11, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Great clip, very good info Thanks.

  44. Clint Rzoska on March 11, 2021 at 1:03 am

    Nice work Cam, Queensland has made it not worth having one IMHO, No Drone Fly Zones. Just a shame when minorities wreck it for the majority.

  45. DAD 4x4 Adventures on March 11, 2021 at 1:04 am

    Great informative video mate….I do love my DJI drone – I can also add that in my opinion it is well worth purchasing the initial insurance that DJI offer. When I crashed my MP2 DJI were amazing at sending me a replacement very quickly!!
    I must admit when you stepped in the dog turn i smelt it all the way from here!!

  46. Shaun Gibbard on March 11, 2021 at 1:04 am

    I was looking at a drone today I think I’m going to more research thanks Cam

  47. Craig Leech on March 11, 2021 at 1:06 am

    Another awesome video πŸ’―πŸ‘ŒπŸ˜Š

  48. Benny on March 11, 2021 at 1:07 am

    So between purchase and smashing it into a tree, it will avoid trees πŸ™‚
    I was thinking they might be useful for finding tracks, especially less used tracks. What kind of distance can you get the DJR to respond in lightly treed location?

  49. Fishing Mission WA on March 11, 2021 at 1:08 am

    Great vid mate and it’s nice to hear a review based totally on experience.
    Bloody good onya

  50. The Adventures of Zoom and Bettie on March 11, 2021 at 1:08 am

    As someone who’d never had a drone before, we bought the mini mavic about a year ago – and it’s been so good!! Such a great entry point, and we haven’t felt too restricted with the basic model! Would love to upgrade at some stage – but it’s a want and not a need! Did you see DJI’s new FPV drones – they look insane!

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