Where to?

The planned route, heading south first to go clockwise around

It’s a fine balance between having enough of a plan to be safe, know how long it’s going to take and how much it will cost, however we don’t want to lose the idea of having a six month holiday and ‘just winging it’. The idea is to sleep when we’re tired, eat when we’re hungry, drive when we want to drive and just chill out when we want to chill out.

We were originally going to go the whole way around, which included northern Queensland right up to Cape York, however we’ve decided we’re going to save the Cape for a completely seperate trip of its own at a later date. For starters it’s a bloody long way up and we’re already racking up enough k’s this trip. Secondly the Cape is a pretty challenging (i.e. FUN!) drive and probably best attacked with a convoy of cars and not on our own.

The above map doesn’t really show the right path, as much of the path we’ll follow isn’t really on Google Maps, however below is a rough guideline of where we’ll be.


  • Snowy Mountains (NSW)
  • Victorian High Country (VIC)
  • Wilsons Promintory (VIC)
  • Bendigo (VIC)
  • Great Ocean Road (VIC)
  • Cape Otway (VIC)
  • Cape Nelson (VIC)


  • Adelaide (SA)
  • Port Augusta (SA)
  • Flinders Ranges (SA)
  • Wilpena (SA)
  • Nullabor (WA)
  • Esperance (WA)
  • Albany (WA)
  • Margaret River (WA)
  • Rottnest Island (WA)
  • Perth (WA)
  • Geraldton (WA)
  • Kalbari (WA)
  • Monkey Mia (WA)


  • Carnavon (WA)
  • Ningaloo (WA)
  • Exmouth (WA)
  • Karratha (WA)
  • Chichest (WA)
  • Karijini (WA)
  • Newman (WA)
  • Marble Bar (WA)
  • 80 Mile Beach (WA)
  • Broome (WA)
  • The Kimberley (WA)


  • The Kimberley (WA)
  • Katherine (NT)
  • Darwin (NT)
  • Kakadu (NT)
  • Tennant Creek (NT)
  • Alice Springs (NT)
  • Ross River (NT)
  • Finke Gorge (NT)
  • Watarrka (NT)


  • Uluru (NT)
  • Simpson Desert (SA)
  • Innaminka (SA)
  • Strezlecki (SA)


  • Cameron Corner (QLD)
  • Cobar (NSW)
  • Nyngan (NSW)
  • Coonabarabran (NSW)
  • Fraser Island (QLD)
  • Wamuran (QLD)
  • Gold Coast (QLD)
  • Byron Bay (NSW)


  • Start thinking about pointing our noses for home





6 thoughts on “Where to?

  1. Ahh, Dave,
    Think you might find that Katherine has hopped over from WA to the NT.
    More about the Cape when we are older,

  2. man…I hate it when they go and move towns around like that! Makes it very hard to plan a trip.

    Thanks for the heads up Jem…should now be corrected

  3. So pleased to see Cobar on the itinerary in September. Enjoy your trip. Put Demi’s number in your phone 0400 312 901 for Perth (and she frequently goes to Margaret River and Rottnest). Brett will be over there in May.

  4. Sensational planning – who’d expect anything less from you. Have you (& Tara) done 4WD course? Don’t forget a couple of sets of spare keys. BTW, I love the manly pose in pic #21.

  5. Hey kids, when are you due in Coonabarabran? I’m heading up through there in the last week of September on my way to Dirranbandi for my cousin’s wedding!!

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