Aussie Adventures 2018 Pt 1

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2018 at 11:13

Member - Muncey 72

Since returning from our previous half lap around Australia we have talked continuously about doing another long trip. So the planning for this next trip started almost as soon as we got home back in July 2015.
We shall be travelling again in our Nissan Pathfinder which has had a snorkel fitted, new bull bar and under body bash plate along with new BF Goodrich tyres. Our home for the next 4 months will be our Challenge Outback Deluxe camper Trailer. With new wheel bearings and tyres it is ready to go.
For our dog Chalkie he again will stay home and look after the house sitter that will be staying at our place. We shall be home schooling only Harrison (Y9) and Morgan (Y7) this time as Alexandra has now finished year 12.
This adventure will see us heading North in April up the West coast from Perth, taking in the sights at Steep point, karijini national park, Broome and then Cape Leveque. Once in the Kimberly we plan to do the Gibb River Road again. We loved this area so much on our last trip that it was a must see again this time. Once through the Gibb we shall head directly East to Roper bar and follow the Savannah Way, stopping at Lorella Springs and other spots along the way. From Here we shall join the Burke Developmental Road and then onto the Peninsula Developmental Road and head to Cape York. Depending on road conditions at the time we may tackle some of the Old Telegraph Track. Once at the Cape we plan to explore the area and then head back south via battle camp road to Cooktown and then to Carins via Cape Tribulation and the Daintree rain forests. We are looking to spend a week in the Carins area before heading to Townsville via the coast road.
When we start to head west we may take the Flinders Highway across to Mount Isa and then onto Tennant Creek and then turn South to Alice Springs or we may take the gravel option from Winton onto the Kennedy Developmental Road then the Plenty Highway through to Alice Springs not quite sure yet. From Alice Springs our daughter will fly home to start University whilst the rest of us will visit Kings Canyon and Ayres Rock. From here we will be taking the Great Central Road through to Kalgoorlie and then Home.
All up we will be on the road for 4 months, with some packing still to do we are all getting very excited and nervous about what the journey will bring. If it’s anything like our last trip it will be amazing, there are so many different landscapes, climates, people, animals, sunsets etc within this big country nothing is ever the same. The countdown is on.

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