'Rusty is perfectly happy at home on his Goondiwindi farm until his family goes on holiday to the beach. He finds himself left at home with Farmer Gruff and Grandma Jude, who are not interested in playing with him.
'Fed up, Rusty sets out on his own holiday, hitching a ride onboard a semi-trailer. After an exciting adventure on the road, he winds up in South Australia, a very long way from home. Despite being treated like a VIP guest, he desperately misses his family and is delighted when he discovers they are also missing him. Reunited back on the farm, Rusty and his family realise that holidays and adventure are fun, but nothing compares to the comfort of home and loved ones.' (Publication summary)