Melbourne to Perth
Even longer than last time! The return trip took 20 days to go around TAS, up the east coast, across the top end and down the west coast to complete one full lap.
Keeping the car (and myself) running in the October heat of the top end, after already 10 days on the road, was a lot more grueling than I expected. But I made it!
The schedule I developed was robust enough to allow for a few detours & side-trips, and the cost estimate was accurate enough that overall spending was only 8% over-budget, with fuel being 3% under!
There are some incredibly beautiful parts of this country, which I’m already planning to go back to. And there are some parts where it’s a miracle anything lives there at all.
Pictured: Mt Wellington, Hobart; Hunter Valley, NSW; NT/WA Border