Camplify’s CEO strikes the ultimate work life balance in Lake Mac

Published on 28 April 2022

Justin Hales is CEO and founder of Camplify, Australia’s largest private campervan, motorhome and caravan rental platform. And he’s just made the move to Lake Macquarie.

Justin Hales CEO Camplify

Ready for more space, nature and relaxation, Justin and his wife Sarah had long been searching for a serene home with a central location. In other words, Belmont ticked all the boxes.

They’re not alone either, with Lake Macquarie making the top five most migrated to LGAs in Australia thanks to its next-level liveability and convenient access to Newcastle and Sydney. 

For Justin, these lakefront suburbs offer an invaluable opportunity to balance work, rest and recreation. His favourite way to unwind after a long day at the office? Getting out on the water and exploring the beautiful beaches, parks and restaurants along its shores.

“It's been fantastic to actually be able to have a great work-life balance,” says Justin.

“I really feel like I’ve been able to disconnect. When we moved out here, we bought our first boat and it’s really been a brilliant way to destress from work.”

Serving up all sorts of adventures around its coast, Lake Macquarie embodies the ultimate outdoor lifestyle and connects perfectly with what Camplify represents.

“Camplify is an adventure lifestyle business, so it's great to grow it from a location that really defines that.’’

As for Camplify, business is booming. Since 2015, this start-up has grown to a public company operating in four countries. And with enormous demand for both vans and hirers, there are many more exciting developments in the pipeline. 

All things considered, it’s easy to see why such a dedicated business leader chose Belmont as his base. An exceptional place to live and thrive, Lake Macquarie should be on everyone’s map – entrepreneurs, executives and investors included.

“As a business owner, having access to both Newcastle and Sydney, as well as being able to be in touch with the local community and outdoor lifestyle is wonderful – I’d recommend it to anyone.”


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