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Our journeys around Australia

All The Way Around

In September 2004 we packed up our home in the UK and flew into Perth to spend a year touring around Australia in a car and caravan.

Our route around Australia

Our route initially took us north as far as Exmouth before returning south again. This got us away from the cool Perth spring weather and also gave us the opportunity to shake out any problems with the car and caravan.

We then set off anti-clockwise around Oz. Our only deadline was to be in the Cairns area in May in order to cross the top end in the dry season to get back to Perth by the end of August 2005. We returned in 2007 and spent 3 weeks travelling around Tasmania.

The site is arranged as a journal and follows our journey around the country. Click here to go to the first page. There are also some maps that show details of our camping locations. Click on the one of the States in the menu at the top of the page and you will find a map of the state and a list of the entries for that State. If you hover over the yellow dots some details of the campsite will be displayed.

All the photos were taken by us and all the creatures you see were photographed in the wild.

We hope you enjoy our site and maybe find it helpful if you are thinking of making the journey yourself. Please get in touch if you want further information by clicking the link below.

Trevor & Ali Smith

 

Subcategories

Western Australia

Western Australia

Camping locations in Western Australia

See below for our entries in Western Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

Western Australia is vast, it occupies over 977,000 square miles which is about one third of the Australian Continent. It only has a population of 1.8 million of which 1.4 million live around the Perth area so WA is not a very crouded place! Perth itself is the remotest capital city in the world.

camp-symb Indicates where we have camped. Hover over the dot for details of the campsite. Click on the dot to view our entry for this location.

South Australia

South Australia

South Australia 

See below for our entries in South Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

South Australia occupies about 13% of the Australian landmass with an area of 380,000 sq miles and is the dryest State. It has a population of about 1.5million, most of whom live in Adelade.

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Victoria

Victoria

Victoria 

See below for our entries in Victoria.

 

Victoria is the smallest mainland state with an area of 87,000 sq miles but the most densely populated and urbanised with a population of around 5.5M.

Victoria's claim to fame is that you can experience all four seasons in one day, and it's true!

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New South Wales

New South Wales

New South Wales 

See below for our entries in New South Wales.

 

New South Wales covers an area of 309,000 sq miles and with a population of 6.9m.

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Queensland

Queensland

Queensland 

See below for our entries in Queensland.

 

 

Queensland is the second largest state covering an area of 670,000 sq miles and with a population of approx 4.2M who mostly live along the Pacific coast.

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NOTE: Queensland National Parks were changing to a Pre-Booking system. To ensure a site, you had to phone and pay for for a booking number in advance. Most sites did not have phone connections so it might be worth checking in advance. It was a crazy system and hopefully it won't last.

Northern Territory

Northern Territory

 Northern Territory

See below for our entries in the Northern Territory.

 

 

The Northern Territory is the third largest division after Queensland with an area of 521,000 sq miles but is the most sparsly populated with a population of around 220,000. It is not a State but is managed by the federal government. The largest city is Darwin with a population of around 120,000 and most of the rest of the population live in small towns dotted along the Stuart Highway which runs south from Darwin.

camp symbol Indicates where we have camped.