What to do in only 4 months?

Submitted: Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 04:07
ThreadID: 3577 Views:1334 Replies:7 FollowUps:2
This Thread has been Archived
G-Day all ! Can anybody please enlighten me as to what I can expect to see and do in only 4 months. Work commitments don't allow any longer time unfortunately. I'm planning a trip early next year (as far away from Sydney as possible). I would like to see the whole country but I know that miracles take a little longer! Perhaps I can do it in two trips. Any suggestions?

Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 08:42

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 08:42
You can see the whole country (drive all the way around it) in 4 months - but it will all go past in a blur and it's not worth doing.

Do stuff further from home - it's easier to to the east coast stuff when you have a shorter holiday.

I'd recommend going to Uluru, the Olgas, then up to Kakadu, up to Darwin, across to the Kimberley and down the Western Australian coast. Come back across the Nullabor and through the Flinders Ranges.

You should be able to go through Broken Hill/Silverton and Oodnadatta on the way to/from Sydney - weather would determine which way you go and come.

We did half of this in 2 weeks from Melbourne - but that included 36 hours straigh driving on the way home - not recommended and you don't see much at that pace except petrol stations.

Mind you after 10000k's of scrub you may find petrol stations are a good thing. At least they're a different colour.
AnswerID: 14131

Reply By: Bob Y. - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 13:32

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 13:32
Damien, My suggestion would be do Cape, Gulf, Kakadu, Kimberley, and maybe down through Tanami, to Ayers Rock, Alice etc.
From other response, you can do heaps in that time. Safe travels. Hooroo....
AnswerID: 14158

Follow Up By: Member - Melissa - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:51

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:51
don't forget Arnhem Land and Litchfield. Both would fit in very nicely with the route Bob has suggested.

:o) Melissa
0
FollowupID: 8456

Follow Up By: Suzuki Viagra - Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 02:33

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 02:33
Litchfield was good - I thought better than Kakadu really.

Steering clear of Northern/Central Queensland might be a wise move this time around though - the huge amount of rain we've had might make slow going on any of the highways (and especially the developmental roads) even if they're not completely impassable.....

Litchfield isn't a problem on either path.

If you want to go to more than the usual touristy bits - you need to know both when and where you're going. Many of the places worth a look off the main roads will require permits from the relevant Aboriginal owners....
0
FollowupID: 8500

Reply By: Member - Willem- Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 05:16

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 05:16
I would take a month to drive along the south coast to Perth. Then drive up the Canning(North) and down the West coast via the KImberley for the second month. Then drive across the Central Road to Uluru, Alice Springs and Environs taking as many back tracks as possible for the third month. In the fourth month drive up to Darwin via the Territory Explorer tracks and visit the Top End. Leave a week to return to Sydney from there via the Gulf Track, Birdsville, Innamincka, Cameron Corner, White Cliffs etc. About a third of this trip will be sealed road...the rest gravel. Leave home at the beginning of April. Take plenty of money with you as fuel will probably be $1.50 per litre in populated place and $2.00 per litere in the outback :-) Enjoy........Cheers, W
AnswerID: 14214

Reply By: Member - Rohan - Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 20:03

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 20:03
Hi Damien,

The wife and I are heading off from Melbourne on a 4 month trip on 1st May. We decided not to include any places that were in adjoining states (we're from Melbourne) as we can get back there with shorter trips. So our plans are to transit up to Cairns and basically follow the coastline via Darwin to Perth.

After months of planning we decided to drop the Centre so we could spend the extra time in the Kimberleys and around the south of Perth. This should allow us to spend as much time as possible as far removed from civilisation.

Enjoy the planning,
Rohan.
AnswerID: 14255

Reply By: diamond - Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 15:00

Sunday, Mar 02, 2003 at 15:00
right up the top of the page theres a link to trip itereraries why not let the good people from here do your thinking for you and also a good way to support the site
AnswerID: 14299

Reply By: forge - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 14:50

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 14:50
GA,DAY DAMIEN .
When are you going , the war ofice & i are planing a trip in Aurgst here in the west if interested . Forge.
AnswerID: 14354

Reply By: forge - Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 14:50

Monday, Mar 03, 2003 at 14:50
GA,DAY DAMIEN .
When are you going , the war ofice & i are planing a trip in Aurgst here in the west if interested . Forge.
AnswerID: 14355

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (13)