Around australia

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:03
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Hi everyonem i want to drive around australia, i live in the wide bay burnett qld, i will head north and so fourth. Can anybody advise the best route to take? including to see alice springs. I was thinking of coming back down for cape york to mt isa and across to alice springs and back upt to darwin? would this be best? any one who has a map of their track around australia? thanks for your time.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:09

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:09
Hi larsy

It all depends on what you like to see (outback, desert, seaside), and how long you have (six months, ten years).

The best route you can take is to head out in your chosen direction, and learn from others (locals and like minded travellers) along the way. The best plan is no plan. Enjoy the wonders.

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Follow Up By: Member - Josh (TAS) - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:17

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:17
I agree fully with Motherhen,
There is so much out there. Take as long as you can, cause it still won't be long enough. If you do make plans they will change anyway. The only plans we made were north, south, east or west lol. What we planned to see in between changed daily.

Have fun
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Follow Up By: larsy - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:33

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:33
Hi Thanks for the answers, i have no real thing that i want to see, what arises as i go along. I will be traveling with my wife and three kids...hmmm... in my big camper. we tend to do the first run now, and then again when the kids are older, then perhaps once i kick them out of home.lol jk.
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Follow Up By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:36

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 18:36
Involve the childen in the decisions on what they want to do and see (even if they are very young you will still know what they want and what they don't like), otherwise the trip will be hell.

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Reply By: D200Dug- Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 20:03

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 20:03
Get to the end of your driveway

and turn left

Keep going untill you get back home

Just travel and make it up as you go along
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Follow Up By: blue one - Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 23:19

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 23:19
Yep
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Follow Up By: D200Dug- Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 23:27

Saturday, Jun 19, 2010 at 23:27
We usually put on a Beatles tape / CD / MP3 when leaving home for a trip

" Roll up roll up for the magical mystery tour step right this way ! "
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Follow Up By: larsy - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 07:08

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 07:08
That sounds like a plan, i'll have to turn right, as left is south :) going to do a anticlockwise direction, oh i can't wait to get going.
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Reply By: ozwrangler - Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 20:22

Sunday, Jun 20, 2010 at 20:22
We're recently back after 5 months around Australia with 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 dogs.

Unfortunately, had to be Jan-May.

Had a rough plan, then changed it according to weather and road conditions.
Some places are closed during the wet season.

We ended up backtracking e.g. Darwin--> Central Oz --> (back north) --> Mt Isa. Couldn't get up to the gulf country due flooding.

Decided against central Australia for several days in 40+ degrees with kids after a few 40+ degree days near Adelaide. Not fun!

Some places need a bit of forward planning e.g. caravan parks in school holidays and places like Broome in peak season.
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Follow Up By: larsy - Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 07:00

Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 07:00
thanks heaps for the advice, we are thinking of heading of mid autum. next year. wow two kids and two dogs, that must of been a handful? i've got three kids one set of twins :). my poor puppy has to stay with nan and pop. thanks again
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