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Trip 2005 : Driving Around Australia


Cheryl and I took 4 months off work to drive around Australia. We started our trip on August 10, 2005 and returned December 10. In all, we drove just over 24,000 kms.

It's always better to let pictures and just a few words tell the story. The pages below have a lot of pictures so will take a while to load (sorry).


Map of travel around Australia



Here's the list of places we stayed one night or more at, though obviously we saw and did lots of things along the way as well.

Started Perth, WA
  • Kalbarri, WA (3 nights)
  • Monkey Mia, WA (1 night)
  • Carnavon, WA (1 night)
  • Coral Bay, WA (2 nights)
  • Exmouth, WA (3 nights)
  • Port Hedland, WA (2 nights)
  • Broome, WA (3 nights)
  • Derby, WA (1 night)
  • Halls Creek, WA (1 night)
  • Kununurra, WA (3 nights)
  • Katherine, NT (1 night)
  • Darwin, NT (2 nights)
  • Kakadu Adventure Trip NT (3 nights)
  • Tennant Creek, NT (1 night)
  • Alice Springs, NT (4 nights)
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock Resort), NT (1 night)
  • Alice Springs (1 night)
  • Tennant Creek, NT (1 night)
  • Mt Isa, Qld (2 nights)
  • Normanton, Qld (1 night)
  • Undara Volcanic NP, Qld (1 night)
  • Cooktown, Qld (3 nights)
  • Cairns, Qld (5 nights - also returned to Perth for 10 nights)
  • Ingham, Qld (1 night)
  • MacKay, Qld (1 night)
  • Yeppoon, Qld (2 nights)
  • Bargara (Bundaberg), Qld (2 nights)
  • Brisbane, Qld (2 nights)
  • Miami / Gold Coast, Qld (2 nights)
  • Lismore, NSW (3 nights)
  • Port Macquarie, NSW (1 night)
  • Bateau Bay, NSW (1 night)
  • Windsor (Sydney), NSW (5 nights)
  • Christchurch, NZ (6 nights)
  • Goulbourn, NSW (1 night)
  • Bright, Vic (1 night)
  • Lakes Entrance, Vic (1 night)
  • Mornington, Vic (3 nights)
  • Strahan, Tas (1 night)
  • Hobart, Tas (3 nights)
  • Port Arthur, Tas (1 night)
  • Bicheno, Tas (2 nights)
  • Low Head, Tas (1 night)
  • Cradle Mountain, Tas (2 nights)
  • Wye River (Great Ocean Rd), Vic (1 night)
  • Port Fairy (Great Ocean Rd), Vic (1 night)
  • Murray Bridge, SA (1 night)
  • Clare, SA (2 nights)
  • Port Augusta, SA (1 night)
  • Ceduna, SA (1 night)
  • Balladonia, WA (1 night)



Some Car Statistics


Total Distance Driven 24,012 kms
Total Amount of Fuel Used 2237 litres
Average Fuel Economy 9.3 ltrs per 100km (30.3 mpg)
Average Cost of Fuel AUD $1.30 per litre
Total Cost of Fuel $ 2,914.87
Highest price paid for Fuel $1.63 per litre
(Barkley Tablelands & Nullabor)






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