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Our journeys around Australia

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All the way around

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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.

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WA at the start of the journey

Western Australia 2004

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 crowded place! Perth itself is the remotest capital city in the world.

camp symbol Indicates where we have camped.

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WA at the end of the journey

Western Australia 2004

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 crowded place! Perth itself is the remotest capital city in the world.

Camp Symbol Indicates where we have camped.

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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.

camp symbol Indicates our camping locations.

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.

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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.

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Tasmania

Tasmania

Tasmania

See below for our entries in Tasmania.

 

We returned to Australia in November 2007 and rented a campervan for three weeks and toured aound Tasmania.

Tasmania has an area of 26,000 sq miles and a population of about 500,000. The south west is mostly wilderness with 37% of the state being National parks and World Heritage areas. It is the second driest State after South Australia.

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Melbourne to Perth

Melbourne to Perth (The long way)

The route we plan to follow in 2009

See below for details.

In 2009 we flew into Perth and visited our son for a week before flying across to Brisbane to spend several days in the Byfield National Park with some friends.

We then flew south to Melbourne to pick up a car and camping equipment and then drove back to Perth via the centre.

After a week or two in Perth, we headed north to Exmouth to visit the Ningaloo Reef again.

In all we drove 14,000 km.

Rather than the luxery of a caravan, this journey was done using a tent!

 

We flew the red dotted routes and drove the yellow routes.

 

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Kimberley 2011

Kimberley Trip 2011

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Our latest log entry is at the bottom of this page.

Click HERE or click on the map to see how far we have got. 

In 2011 we visited the Kimberley region. Our journey started in Perth and headed up the west coast and across the top via the Gibb River Road and on to Darwin.

We arrived in the Kimberley just after the wet season so the waterfalls were flowing nicely. Some of the roads were still closed but we still got to see plenty and the creeks wern't be too deep to cross.

We were camping again on this trip and had good weather most of the time!

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Ocean to Ocean 2013

In 2012-2013 we travelled from Perth to Victoria to meet up with some friends in Mallacoota. From there we headed North through New South Wales and into Queensland to visit other friends in Brisbane. If the weather and road conditions permit we were then planning tohead due west to Innamincka in South Australia and then follow the Strzelecki track south to Port Augusta and then back to Perth.

We were camping all the way and the map below shows our camp location.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see our blog entries.

This is our proposed route but the return trip from Brisbane is very weather dependent!

Our camping locations

 

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Tamala 2014

A Quick Trip Up The Coast

Perth to Shark Bay route

In 2014 we will be travelling to Perth to see Jack our new grandson and then doing a short (500 mile) trip up the coast to Tamala Station in Shark Bay.

We will be camping all the way and the map below shows our last location.

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 Our camping locations

 

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UK Tour - 2014

UK Tour

After our trip to see our new grandson we returned to the UK and met up with Ros from Brisbane and took her around the UK.

No tents this time as we will be travelling in a motorhome.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see our blog entries.

 

 Our last camping location

 

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Canada

Canada

Our journey started in Toronto where we had a stopover for three nights before flying across to Vancouver where we picked up a motorhome and toured 4000kms around the Rockies and Vancouver Island.

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to see our blog entries.

 

↓ See below for our Blog entries ↓

 Our camping locations

canada route

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Panoramas

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Arctic

Arctic Norway

 

 

In March 2017 we flew up to Tromso in Arctic Norway and joined the Hurtigruten coastal ferrry for a 4 day return trip to Kirkenes followed by two nights ashore in Tromso.

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