Craig “Macca” McGown was born in Maryborough Queensland.
He was raised in a working class home in a family with a love for camping. During his time growing up the family progressed through the standard camping career of equipment from swags, through the tent style range to caravans and his fondest childhood memories reside in the times away in these.
Macca’s post school life has again circled around outdoor and outback living seeing him with careers as an infantry soldier and a member of the Australian Army Shooting Team and a carpenter specialising in outback and remote area construction for most of his career. He travelled all over the north of Australia doing station and remote community work and constructing facilities in national parks.
Macca’s love of the outdoor lifestyle saw him move into manufacturing and prior to his television and outdoor living ambassador career was the largest manufacturer of soft floor camper trailers in Australia. His passion for inspiring others to embrace the exploration and freedom Australia has to offer is worn on his sleeve and he is always keen to pass his knowledge and experience onto anyone wanting to learn.
Macca is the quintessential Aussie bushman and larrikin with the ability to traverse Australia’s harshest environments in a methodical, no nonsense manner and an “I’ll get you there, and home again” attitude.