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The Great Aussie Adventure

I’ve worked out my ‘great Australian adventure’. Here’s an image of the route:


Over 18,000km, taking me 40 days. Here’s how I’ve planned it out:

  • HOME
  • Leave Canberra, head to the east coast.
  • Follow the coastline down to south of Melbourne.
  • Head across to Ballarat, enjoy some tourist attractions I remember from my childhood.
  • Head south to the coastline.
  • Follow the coastline to Adelaide.
  • Head north to Pt Augusta.
  • Head southwest to the Great Australian Bight.
  • Follow the coastline across the Nullarbor Plain, do some whale spotting.
  • Head north to Kalgoorlie.
  • Explore some gold mines.
  • Head west to Perth.
  • Rest, spend a few days with my friend Mel.
  • Head north, do some National Park tours (The Pinnacles, etc).
  • Continue north, feed some dolphins (Monkey Mia).
  • Head northeast.
  • Explore some more National Parks (The Bungle Bungles, Kakadu, Katherine Gorge).
  • Head north to Darwin, resting there for a couple days.
  • Head south to Alice Springs.
  • Do more National Park tours (Uluru / Ayers Rock, Olgas, etc).
  • Head north again for a bit, then east to Queensland.
  • Spend a couple of days in Cairns.
  • Tour the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Head south to Whitsunday Islands.
  • Take a 3-day sailing trip around the islands.
  • Head south to Brisbane, catching up with a friend of mine.
  • Rest in Brisbane a few days.
  • HOME
  • Head south, ending up back home.

I think it’s going to be quite an adventure. Lots of research, plans, preparations, bookings…. Wheee!

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