Australia Leg

This page contains links to all of our posts as we go round Australia – oldest to newest.  The plan is to ride north from Sydney in early April 2011, up the east coast, turn left at Rockhampton, up to Darwin, left again at Broome and down to Perth.  After Perth, we’ll keep going or maybe fly to Asia, via Singapore.

Update June 2011 – change of plans…  We are now heading to Asia from Darwin and will save WA for the end of the trip.

NSW

April 7 – Day 0 – Thanks to Ross and Jeanette
April 8 – Day 1 – And we’re off!
April 9 – Day 2 – Ups and downs Bennsville to Swansea
April 10 – Day 3 – Beachside Cabanas – Swansea to Anna Bay
April 11 – Day 4 – Riding through the parks – Anna Bay to Bompah Point
April 12 – Day 5 – Riding the Great Lakes Region – to Booti Booti NP
April 13 – Day 6 – Rainbow Flats isn’t flat – to Taree
April 14 – Day 7 – Rest Day in Taree
April 15 – Day 8 – Express day on the Motorway – to Wauchope
April 16 – Day 9 – A bit of Wet – Wauchope to Jasper’s Peak
April 17 – Day 10 – Epic Day through the Great Dividing Range – to Walcha
April 18 – Day 11 – Rest day in Walcha
April 19 – Day 12 – Perfect day in New England
April 20 – Day 13 – Short but scenic day
April 21 – Day 14 The Celtic run to Glen Innes
April 22 – Day 15 Rest day in Glen Innes and two week summary
April 23 – Day 16 Luxury in Deepwater
April 24 – Day 17 Happy Easter – to Tenterfield
April 24 – Day 18 The Alternative route to Stanthorpe (QLD!)

QUEENSLAND

April 26 – Day 19 Rural Delights on the Granite Trail to Warwick
April 27 – Day 20 A Day of Two Halves to Toowoomba
April 28 – Day 21 Through the floodland to Esk
April 29 Day 22 Rest day in Esk
April 30 – Day 23 Around the Dams to Kilcoy
May 1 – Day 24 Into the ranges to Landsborough
May 2 – Day 25 – Hidden hills on the backroads to Noosa
May 3 – Day 26 – Life on the Road – rest day in Noosa
May 4 – Day 27 – Photos on a rest day in Noosa
May 5 – Day 28 – Back on the road to Kin Kin
May 6 – Day 29 – Into the Noosa hinterlands to Tin Can Bay
May 7 – Day 30 – Dolphin Day then on to Maryborough
May 8 – Day 31 – A great day with the Ritchie’s Maryborough
May 9 – Day 32 – 100,000 miles to Childers
May 10 – Day 33 – Bundy bound to Bundaberg
May 11 – Day 34 – Double day to Seventeen Seventy
May 12 – Day 35 – Rest day in 1770
May 13 – Day 36 – To Bororen with dead computer
May 14 – Day 37 – Surviving the Bruce Hwy to Mt Larcom
May 15 – Day 38 – Into the Tropics to Rockhampton
May 16-17 – Days 39 and 40 – Rest Days in Rocky
May 18 – Day 41 – Rocky Rest Summary
May 19 – Day 42 – Heading west to Duaringa
May 20 – Day 43 – Along the Capricorn Hwy to Blackwater
May 21 – Day 44 – Saturday morning ride to Emerald
May 22 – Day 45 – Through gemfields to Bogantugan
May 23 – Day 46 – Wind turns on us to Alpha
May 24 – Day 47 – Into the land of Jericho
May 25 – Day 48 – Cold day into Barcaldine
May 26 – Day 49 – Rest day in Barcaldine
May 27 – Day 50 – Blowing down the Matilda Hwy to Longreach
May 28 – Day 51 – Rest day 1 in Longreach – Qantas Museum
May 29 – Day 52 – Rest day 2 in Longreach – Stockman’s Hall of Fame
May 30 – Day 53 – Rest day 3 in Longreach – and 7 week summary
May 31 – Day 54 – Long day into Winton
June 1 – Day 55 – Rest day in Winton
June 2 – Day 56 – Another long day into Kynuna
June 3 – Day 57 – To Crocodile Dundee’s home in McKinlay
June 4 – Day 58 – Changing Scenery into Cloncurry
June 5 – Day 59 – To the ‘Isa’
June 6 – Day 60 – Rest day in Isa – and why Darwin?
June 7 – Day 61 – Rest day in Isa and guide to egg and bacon rolls
June 8 – Day 62 –  102k NW of Mt Isa into the bush
June 9 – Day 63 – The weather turns on the way to Camooweal
June 10 – Day 64 – Rain forces rest day in Camooweal

NORTHERN TERRITORY

June 11 – Day 65 – Hard day into crosswinds from Camooweal to bush camp
June 12 – Day 66 – Kinder days on the Barkly Hwy to Barkly Homestead
June 13 – Day 67 – A nice ride with Steve to bush camp
June 14 – Day 68 – Conquering the Barkly Hwy and on to Tennant Creek
June 15 – Day 69 – Tennant Creek chore day – interesting town
June 16 – Day 70 – Tailwinds on the Stuart Hwy to Banka Banka Station
June 17 – Day 71 – Stuart Hwy Express to Elliot
June 18 – Day 72 – Hard day to Dunmarra
June 19 – Day 73 – Easy day to ‘historic’ Daly Waters Pub
June 20 – Day 74 – WW II History day on the Stuart to Larrimah
June 21 – Day 75 – To spa country at Mataranka
June 22 – Day 76 – Rest day in Mataranka
June 23 – Day 77 – Expressway to Katherine
June 24-25 – Days 78 & 79 – Rest Days in Katherine
June 26 – Day 80 – Final rest day in Katherine
June 27 – Day 81 – Short day to Katherine Gorge
June 28 – Day 82 – Rest day in Katherine Gorge
June 29 – Day 83 – Park to park ride to Edith Falls
June 30 – Day 84 – Rest day in Edith Falls
July 1 – Day 85 – Officially into the Top End in Pine Creek
July 2 – Day 86 – Short hot day on the Stuart Hwy to Hayes Creek
July 3 – Day 87 – Dorat Road diversion to Adelaide River
July 4 – Day 88 – Rest day musings in Adelaide River
July 5 – Day 89 – Getting close to Litchfield NP at Batchelor
July 6 & 7 – Days 90 & 91- Exploring Litchfield NP
July 8 – Day 92 – Rough and dusty ride to Berry Springs
July 9 & 10 – Days 93 & 94 – Rest days at Tumbling Waters
July 11 & 12 – Days 95 & 96 – Final rest days at Tumbling Waters
July 13 & 14 – Days 97 & 98 To Darwin!
July 15-18 – Days 99 – 102 – Darwin rest days and heading to Asia
April – July 2011 Australia summary

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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4 responses to “Australia Leg

  1. I want a map…

  2. Thanks for the link. I will definitely be following your ride.
    PS I only voted for th Blue Clamont because that was (is) the colour of mine.

    Regards

  3. A map….

  4. iframe width=”425″ height=”350″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” marginheight=”0″ marginwidth=”0″ src=”http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=200463553665347194798.0004a0ab3dbed04f7d8ae&ll=-33.084438,151.80975&spn=1.547847,1.413356&output=embed”>View Leave Without Pay in a larger map

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