follow the red line to see how we make our way around australia.

the orange line is how we plan to continue … but that could change depending on how things turn out.

waypointarrivedistancenotes
total trip285 days40,445 km (incl side trips)6,226 l diesel consumed (sorry climate!)
home12 nov 2018215 kmhome sweet home? or a second lap?
fingal bay caravan park8 nov 2018398 kmthe last stop before we get home
park beach caravan park coffs harbour28 oct 2018234 kmso big and so quiet; this will be a great base for the next days
byron holiday park25 oct 2018252 kmwe got into a traffic jam on the way! we haven't had one of those since ... april!
ocean view caravan park (landsborough)22 oct 2018148 kmgreat views but very noisy (next to the road)
tin can bay tourist park20 oct 2018106 kmat the south tip of fraser island
pialba beachfront park18 oct 2018241 kmhervey bay, the whale nursery
captain cook holiday village17 oct 2018531 kmstopped here to pat some kangaroos
takarakka bush resort15 oct 2018285 kmgreat park @ carnarvon gorge with amazing wildlife
anakie gemfields caravan park14 oct 2018371 kmgemfields! gemfields!! gemfields!!!
longreach tourist park13 oct 2018181 kmgot in really late, set up int he dark; there isn't much to see anyway
winton tatts campground12 october 2018216 kmthe best park in winton ... maybe we should have gone with the bush camp option
hughenden allan terry caravan park10 oct 2018386 kmthe aircon is a life saver!
townsville rowes bay park3 oct 2018332 kmreally quite right now, all the school kids have gone back
malanda falls caravan park2 oct 201877 kmon the hunt for tree kangaroos ... and maybe another platypus
cairns big4 coconut resort1 oct 201865 kmpost office is closed due to public holiday ... we have to stay for a night
big4 port douglas30 sep 2018416 kma long day across the bottom of the cape york peninsula
cooktown holiday park28 sep 2018108 kmvia the bloomfield track; steep ascents & descents through the rainforest
noah's beach daintree26 sep 20189 kmbush / beach camp in the rain forest
lync haven daintree24 sep 2018147 kmin the rainforest with lots of animals
cairns big4 coconut resort15 sep 201877 kmthis park is the size of a smaller european country and has more entertainment options - wow!
atherton woodlands big 413 sep 2018151 kmwet & cold ... is this good or bad?
pinnarendi station12 sep 2018184 kmgreat station stay; we'll have pizza tonight
cumberland historic chimney bush camp11 sep 2018351 kmvery nice camp by the side of the road with a chimney and a lagoon
karumba point holiday park10 sep 2018502 kmthe park is pretty empty now, it's starting to get warm up here
adel's grove8 sep 2018531 kma very nice spot on the lawn hill creek
barkly homestead roadhouse7 sep 2018733 kma long long day through a not quite so interesting part of the territory
little roper stock camp6 sep 2018115 kmclose to the hot springs and lots of snakes to pat
katherine - riverview park3 aug 2018304 kma few days in katherine before we start heading east
jaribu kakadu resort1 sep 20180 kmjust across the road; we wanted to stay for the festival
jabiru anbinik resort30 aug 2018140 kmsoooooo hot here ...
mary river wilderness retreat28 aug 201896 kmthere is a creek behind our van with some crocs in ....
free spirit resort20 aug 201837 kmnot quite darwin, but close enough for us
berry springs -lakes tourist park18 aug 201887 kmquick stop before darwin; they have a wildlife park
wangi falls - bush camp16 aug 201852 kmnice bush camp right next to the falls
batchelor - banyan tree camp14 aug 2018130 kmbush & tropical ... great mix.
douglas hot springs - bush camp13 aug 2018196 kmgreat camp, fantastic hot springs!
katherine - shady lane tourist park12 aug 2018522 kmarrived very late after a long day - just need a place to sleep
kununurra - ivanhoe caravan park9 aug 2018238 kmnot because we loved it so much but because we have schoolwork to do
bungle bungle caravan park7 aug 2018238 kmas nice as a camp out here can be
kununurra - ivanhoe caravan park31 jul 2018121 kmwater, power, grass ... who knew there was such a place
home valley station29 jul 2018112 kma little more upmarket & with grassy sites
ellenbrae station - bush camp28 jul 2018188 kmnice setting in the bush; station has great scones
mount barnett - bush camp26 jul 201887 kmdusty but with a great swimming hole
imintji - bush camp24 jul 20181145 kmvery nice bush camp -but a noisy generator
windjana gorge - bush camp22 jul 2018127 kmgreat bush camp with flushing toilets and warm showers!
derby - birdwood downs station21 jul 201819 kmhorse riding in the kimberley - for nat
derby - kimberley entrance park19 jul 2018217 kmthe gibb is waiting!
broome caravan park16 jul 2018171 kmback again - chasing more dino footprints
dampier peninsula - whalesong camp12 jul 20184 kmamazing bush camp right on the cliffs
dampier peninsula - middle lagoon11 jul 2018171 kma bit rough but it's really nice out here
broome caravan park7 jul 2018370 kmnice clean park just out of town
80 mile beach - station stay4 jul 2018479 kmthe beach - 80 miles of it - is just over the dunes
karratha - balmoral park30 jun 2018524 kmwe finally left ningaloo - and we miss it already!
coral bay - people's park27 jun 2018152 kmstill enjoying the reef
exmouth - rac caravan park23 jun 201850 kmit's impossible to get a spot out in the national park, we had to come back to exmouth
cape range np - ned's camp18 jun 201850 kmwe had to set up in the wet - but it should be better tomorrow
exmouth - rac caravan park16 jun 201890 kmsafe bet before we go bush camping in cape range
bullara station camp15 jun 2018372 kmgot rave reviews on wikicamps - has the funkiest amenities we've seen and good burgers and coffee (not together)
cheela station camp14 jun 2018108 kmwe left tom price late and this looked like a good option
tom price - tourist park13 jun 2018110 kmback to get the windscreen fixed
dales camp ground10 jun 2018110 kmamazing bush camp right next to dales gorge
tom price - tourist park7 jun 2018543 kmarrived late & it was raining - no good
coral bay - bayview cp30 may 2018233 kmnever been in such a crowded place - like sardines
carnarvon - wintersun park28 may 2018440 kma long drive ... and there is really not much between geraldton and carnavon
kalbarri - murchison river cp27 may 2018150 kmthe same park we stayed at when we were here first time
geraldton - big4 sunset beach23 may 20185 kmnice park on the beach. staying to get the disco serviced.
geraldton - ocean west21 may 2018402 kmgeraldton again. mum will fly out from here.
denham - ocean beach17 may 2018380 kmdenham is a lot nicer than i remember
horrocks beach caravan park16 may 2018476 kmnice, arrived just in time for sunset
perth - karrinyup caravan park8 may 2018405 kmagain .. need to get the auto box rebuilt
geraldton - belair gardens6 may 2017198 kmhad to stop here when the gearbox refused to play nice
jurien bay - tourist park4 may 2018451 kma bungalow again ... i miss the karavan!
busselton - beachlands park30 apr 2018245 kmwe're in a bungalow for a change; was cheaper for the 3 of us + oma
perth - karrinyup caravan park20 apr 2018304 kmfinally! can't wait to see all our friends again.
jarrahdene - bush camp17 apr 2018312 kmnice camp among the karri trees, clean long drop.
denmark - ocean beach park11 apr 201860 kmhuge park, green sites, great facilities - empty. why?
albany - emu bay caravan park6 apr 2018179 kmgreat park with new amenities
bremer bay - caravan park3 apr 2018399 kmlarge grassy sites, not far from the beach; might give the $400 orca tour a miss
esperance - bathers paradise park28 mar 2018307 kmnice owners; nice & grassy
fraser range station park27 mar 2018639 kmextremely friendly park, loved it
bunda cliffs - bush camp26 mar 2018570 kmgreat spot but very windy
streaky bay - caravan park23 mar 2018345 kmgreat new park, lots to see here
memory cove - bush camp21 mar 201853 kmfantastic site, very rough track to get there
port lincoln - tourist park20 mar 2018340 kmnice park just on the edge of the bay
port augusta - discovery park19 mar 2018318 kmwell kept park, we'll only stay a night
adelaide shores - caravan park15 mar 2018475 kmmassive park with lots of fun things for kids
rawnsely park station12 mar 2018172 kmclean park with a pool just south of the pound
orroroo - caravan park11 mar 2018330 kmnice little camp & friendly owner
broken hill - starview campground9 mar 201863 kmgreat bush camp near bh.
eldee station7 mar 2018162 kmnice maybe not quite as advertised.
copihollow - caravan park5 mar 2018257 kmgreat lake side camp ground.
mungo - main camp (bush)4 mar 2018112 kmthe best place to stay in mungo; showers @ the visitor center.
mildura - caravan park27 feb 2018245 kmstaying in a bungalo; kk requires a few small repairs so we can't sleep in it
big billy bore - bush camp26 feb 2018244 kmgreat bush camp; we were the only ones at the camp!
halls creek - tourist park22 feb 2018208 kmgreat park; coffee at the reception & can order breklkie croissants from the bakery
portland - caravan park18 feb 2018165 kmloved portland; the weather was a bit of a let-down but the park was nice
port campbell - caravan park13 feb 2018119 kmvery nice park; the only downside was the daily invasion of people with little sense of privacy
kennett river - caravan park11 feb 2018203 kmnice park, so many koalas
melbourne big 4 dandenong tourist park6 feb 2018358 kmnot the greatest park but quiet enough
marlo caravan park4 feb 2018372 kmwhat a very nice little park at the mouth of the snowy river.
canberra alive tourist park1 feb 2018327 kmthe only caravan park in canberra. seriously.

3 thoughts on “mapping the long way round.”

  1. i updated the planned route. it will be interesting to see how this is going to work out.

  2. since we’ve been backtracking a bit i’ve added a little yellow flag to show where we are at any point in time.

  3. i turned on https (secure http) … you should see a little lock next to the url when you visit our site. ūüôā

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