As long time naturists and full time teachers in Adelaide, our dream of establishing a nudist facility in South Australia took an unexpected turn in 1974 when an advert for 100 hectares of land with 1.3km of beach frontage caught our eye.
Not only was the property much larger than we had been seeking, it was also 350 kilometres further south, near the old seaport of Robe. However we were so captivated by the breathtaking beauty and the peaceful atmosphere of the area that we were soon persuaded that this was the place in which to concentrate our future.
After a successful scramble for finance we bought the property and named it "Sunland" and Australia's first (and still the only) ocean beach nudist resort, was born.
Thirty years of part time work went into building the necessary camping ground infrastructure for holiday guests and revegetating the drifting dunes that lie behind the foreshore.
When we retired from teaching in 1994 we moved from Adelaide and built our home at Sunland. This enabled us to continue the development full time and share our patch of paradise with other naturists from around the world.
At the end of 2011 our youngest daughter Wendy moved to Sunland permanently so that we could retire and enjoy the fruits of our labour. Wendy is now running Sunland with her partner Jimmy and also enjoying the naturist lifestyle.