Lap of Australia Itinerary

There’s no place quite like Australia, and we spent the last 7 odd years working towards doing a big lap of Australia, and have since taken off from Perth for at least a year on the road, and maybe more depending on how it goes.

In this post, I want to cover our itinerary, with links to the places we’ve been. I’ll try not to go into too much detail here, as its going to be long enough! We are currently on the road, and will update this every week or so to give you an idea of where we’ve been.

Camped at Point Brown
We’re on a lap of Australia, and here’s our Lap of Australia Itinerary:

Western Australia

Day 1 – Perth to the weighbridge, and then out to Hyden where we camped at Flat Rock on the Holland Track

Day 2 – Flat Rock along the Hyden Norseman Road, filling up with our final bit of fuel before hitting Woorlba Rest area for a night

South Australia

Day 3 – Woorlba Rest Area to Madura Caves and then into South Australia and onto the Bunda Cliffs Camp sites

Day 4 – Bunda Cliffs to Scotts Beach

Day 5 – Stayed at Scotts Beach and visited Mexican Head and Fowlers Bay, along with Point Fowler

Day 6 – Stayed another night at Scotts Beach and enjoyed the area.

Day 7 – Scotts Beach through Ceduna to Wittelbee Conservation Park

Day 8 – Wittelbee to Point Brown

Day 9 – Point Brown to Perlubie Beach

Day 10 – Kicking back at Perlubie Beach

Day 11 – Stayed at Perlubie Beach and explored south of Streaky Bay by 4WD

Day 12 – Perlubie Beach to Pildappa rock and the Gawler Ranges at Yandinga campsite

Day 13 – Exploring 4WD tracks around the Gawler Ranges

Day 14 – Gawler Ranges through to Port Augusta for  food, water etc before free camping at Pichi Richi, and then into the Flinders Ranges for 3 odd weeks.

Day 15 – Pichi Richi to Mern Merna Station

Day 16 – Exploring Mern Merna Station and doing the Burnette 4WD track

Day 17 – Mern Merna Station to Parachilna Gorge

Day 18 – Parachilna Gorge to Moolooloo Station

Day 19 – Exploring Moolooloo Station and Ferguson Gorge

Day 20 – Moolooloo Station to Arkaroola

Day 21 – Enjoying Arkaroola and doing a number of Arkaroola 4WD tracks

Day 22 – Enjoying Arkaroola and doing the Echo Camp Backtrack 4WD track

Day 23 – Arkaroola to Chambers Gorge

Day 24 – Chambers Gorge to Willow Springs

Day 25 – Enjoying Willow Springs, and exploring Bunyeroo and Brachina Gorge

Day 26 – A drive out to Wilpena Pound, and then kicking back at Willow Springs whilst it kept raining

Day 27 – Willow Springs to Rawnsley Park Station

Day 28 – Enjoying Rawnsley Station

Day 29 – Rawnsley Station to Argadells

Day 30 – Enjoying Argadells

Day 31 – Argadells through Quorn to Stony Creek Bush Camp

Day 32 – Exploring Wilmington from Stony Creek Bush Camp, and heading to Alligator Gorge

Day 33 – Stony Creek bush Camp onto private property

Day 34 – Staying with friends on private property

Day 35 – Staying with friends on private property

Day 36 – Staying with friends on private property

Day 37 – Staying with friends on private property

Day 38 – Friends property onto Queen B campsite on Fitzgerald Bay

Day 39 – Kicking back at Queen B camp site on Fitzgerald Bay

Day 40 – Queen B onto Whyalla Caravan Park

Day 41 – Doing washing, shopping and tidying up at Whyalla Caravan and Tourist Park

Day 42 – Whyalla Caravan Park to Point Gibbon

Day 43 – Enjoying Point Gibbon

Day 44 – Enjoying Point Gibbon

Day 45 – Point Gibbon to Carrow Wells

Day 46 – Enjoying Carrow Wells

Day 47 – Carrow Wells to Red Cliff Beach

Day 48 – Red Cliff Beach to Moonlight Bay

Day 49 – Moonlight Bay to Bayview Park in Port Lincoln

Day 50 – Exploring Port Lincoln

Day 51 – Exploring Port Lincoln

Day 52 – Exploring Port Lincoln and getting the Isuzu Dmax serviced

Day 53 – Bayview Park to Fisherman Point in Lincoln National Park

Day 54 – Enjoying Fisherman Point

Day 55 – Fisherman Point to Horse Rock and the Wanna to Sleaford 4WD track

Day 56 – Horse Rock to Engine Point

Day 57 – Engine Point to September Beach

Day 58 – Enjoying September Beach

Day 59 – September Beach back into Port Lincoln for a key, then out to Memory Cove

Day 60 – Enjoying Memory Cove

Day 61 – Enjoying Memory Cove

Day 62 – Memory Cove to Mikkira Station

Day 63 – Mikkira Station to Yangie Bay

Day 64 – Yangie Bay to Black Springs Overflow and out to Morgan’s Landing across Seven Mile Beach

Day 65 – Relaxing around Black Springs Overflow

Day 66 – Black Springs overflow to Nyroca Camp

Day 67 – Nyroca Camp to Hall Bay

Day 68 – Relaxing around Hall Bay

Day 69 – Hall Bay to Walkers Rock

Day 70 – Relaxing around Walkers Rock, and exploring Elliston

Day 71 – Walkers Rock to Talia Cave and through to Point Labatt

Day 72 – Point Labatt to Perlubie Beach

Day 73 – Perlubie Beach to Port Augusta at the Augusta Caravan Park

Day 74 – Stocking up with food, and doing some Christmas shopping, plus refilling gas in Port Augusta

Day 75 – Port Augusta to Alford Recreation Park

Day 76 – Alford Recreation Park to Balgowan Campground

Day 77 – Balgowan Campground to Wauraltee Beach

Day 78 – Wauraltee Beach to Parara Campground

Day 79 – Parara Campground to Burners Beach

Day 80 – Kicking back around Burners Beach and Point Turton

Day 81 – Burners Beach to Gym Beach in the Innes National Park

Day 82 – Relaxing around Gym Beach

Day 83 – Gym Beach to Pondalowie Bay Bush Campground

Day 84 – Relaxing around Pondalowie Bay

Day 85 – Relaxing around Pondalowie Bay

Day 86 – Pondalowie Bay to Swincer Rocks

Day 87 – Swincer Rocks to Kadina Showgrounds for the Christmas parade

Day 88 – Kadina Showgrounds to Moonta RV overnight stay

Day 89 – Moonta RV overnight stay through Adelaide to Pink Gum Camp Ground

Day 90 – Enjoying Pink Gum Camp Ground with a visit to Hahndorf

Day 91 – Pink Gum Camp Ground to the front lawn of family in Victor Harbor

Day 92 to day 100 Enjoying Christmas and New Years in Victor Harbor and doing the Urimbirra Wildlife Park, walking to Granite Island, the Victor Harbor Steam train and the Goolwa Beach 4WD track to the river mouth.

Day 101 – Victor Harbor to Deep Creek Conservation Park

Day 102 – Exploring Deep Creek National Park and doing the Blowhole Beach 4WD track, and Boat Harbor Beach.

Day 103 – More hikes and exploration in Deep Creek Conservation Park

Day 104 – Deep Creek Conservation Park to Rapid Bay

Day 105 – Enjoying Rapid Bay with a day trip to Cape Jervis

Day 106 – Rapid Bay to a Hipcamp at Aldinga called Blissful Peace, and spending the afternoon on Aldinga Beach

Day 107 – Exploring Aldinga and Carickalinga

Day 108 – Aldinga to Belair Caravan Park in Adelaide

Day 109 – Enjoying the Adelaide Zoo

Day 110 – Relaxing around Belair Caravan Park after checking out Mt Lofty and the Botanical Gardens

Day 111 – Belair Caravan Park to 42 mile crossing campground in the Coorong National Park

Day 112 – 42 Mile Crossing Campground to The Granites near Kingston SE

Day 113 – Granite Rocks to Kingston SE RV park and out to Cape Jaffe

Day 114 – Exploring the Robe 4WD tracks

Day 115 – Kingston RV Park to Southend Tourist Park

Day 116 – Exploring the Canuda National Park

Day 117 – Southend Tourist Park to Tantanoola caves and then Bellum Pub in Mt Gambier

Day 118 – Exploring Mt Gambier including the Blue Lakes and Umpherston Sinkhole

Day 119 – Bellum Pub to and onto Kromelite Road Rest Area just out of Mount Gambier

Day 120 – Exploring Piccaninny Ponds and Port Mcdonnell

Day 121 – Kromelite Road Rest Area to Lake Leake

Day 122 – Relaxing around Lake Leake and saying goodbye to our folks who are heading back to Perth


Day 123 – Lake Leake into Victoria, and to Fort O’hare free camp at Dartmoor

Day 124 – Fort O’hare to McLennans Punt

Day 125 – McLennans Punt to Lake Mombeong

Day 126 – Lake Mombeong to Sawpit Free Camp

Day 127 – Exploring Portland and relaxing at camp

Day 128 – Sawpit Free Camp to Annya Camp

Day 129 – Relaxing around Annya Camp

Day 130 – Annya Camp to friends front yard on the way to the Grampians

Day 131 – Friends property to Glendinning Campground

Day 132 – Relaxing around Glendinning

Day 133 – Glendinning to Smiths Mill Campground in the Grampians

Day 134 – Exploring the Grampians, and doing Mackenzie Falls

Day 135 – Exploring the Grampians

Day 136 – Smiths Mill to Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park

Day 137 – Exploring more of the Grampians

Day 138 – Exploring more of the Grampians

Day 139 – Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park to Plantation Campground

Day 140 – Exploring Bee Hive Falls

Day 141 – Plantation Campground to Boreang Campground

Day 142 – Exploring Goat Track, Harrop track and back to Boreang Campground

Day 143 – Boreang Campground to Hawkesdale Golf Club

Day 144 – Hawkesdale Golf Club to Warnambool Surfside Park

Day 145 – Warnambool Surfside Park to Princetown Recreation Reserve

Day 146 – Princetown Recreation Reserve to Johanna Beach

Day 147 – Johanna Beach to Aire River West Campground

Day 148 – Aire River West to Aire Crossing (different, but amazing campground to the above)

Day 149 – Exploring Aire Crossing and Triplet Falls

Day 150 – Aire River Crossing to Beauchamp Falls Campground and checking out the Otways Redwoods

Day 151 – Walking to Beauchamp Falls

Day 152 – Relaxing at Beauchamp Falls Campground and checking out Lake Elizabeth

Day 153 – Beauchamp Falls to Blanket Bay Campground

Day 154 – Blanket Bay to Meredith Park on Lake Colac

Day 155 – Relaxing around Meredith Park

Day 156 – Relaxing around Meredith Park

Day 157 – Meredith Park in Colac to Jamieson Creek Campground

Day 158 – Relaxing at Jamieson Creek after doing the Jamieson Track

Day 159 – Relaxing around Jamieson Creek after exploring a few waterfalls

Day 160 – Jamieson Creek Campground to Hammonds Road North Campground

Day 161 – Doing 4WD tracks from Anglesea to Lorne

Day 162 – Relaxing at Hammonds Road North Campground

Day 163 – Hammonds Road North Campground to Fridays Campground

Day 164 – Fridays Campground to Amblers Crossing

Day 165 – Doing 4WD tracks around Lerderderg, Blackwood and Wombat State Forest

Day 166 – Amblers Crossing to Cobaw Campground

Day 167 – Cobaw Campground to Lakeside Campground at Lake Eildon

Day 168 – Relaxing around Lake Eildon, and checking out Eildon itself

Day 169 – Lakeside Campground on Lake Eildon to a Caravan Overnight Farmstay not too far away

Day 170 – Exploring the region around the Caravan Overnight Farm Stay

Day 171 – Caravan Overnight Farm stay onto the Rubicon and Cathedral Range 4WD tracks, before staying a night at Cooks Mill

Day 172 – Cooks Mill to Lake Mountain Camping area in the car park

Day 173 – Lake Mountain to Fishbone Flats

Day 174 – Fishbone Flats to Jack Scotts Reserve near Woods Point and checking out Comet Flats

Day 175 – Exploring the Mount Terrible 4WD tracks

Day 176 – Relaxing around Woods Point and spending the afternoon at Comet Flats

Day 177 – Jack Scotts Campground to Matlock and down Walhalla Road to Meringtons Campground

Day 178 – Meringtons Campground to Coopers Creek Campground

Day 179 – Exploring the Walhalla 4WD Tracks and doing the Walhalla Mine Tour

Day 180 – Coopers Creek Campground into Traralgon and to Glengarry Pub

Day 181 – Glengarry Pub to Paradise Valley Campground

Day 182 – Paradise Valley Campground to the Licola Free Camps at Pardalote

Day 183 – Exploring the area around camp and doing some of the Mt Margaret 4WD Track

Day 184 – Pardalote to Grannys Flat Campground on the Jamieson-Licola Road

Day 185 – Relaxing at Grannys Flat Campground whilst it rained most of the day

Day 186 – Relaxing at Grannys Flat

Day 187 – Grannys Flat to Mansfield and onto Klingsporn Bridge Track Parking near Mt Buller

Day 188 – Heading up to Mt Buller and Craigs Hut

Day 189 – Klingsporn Bridge Track Parking to Frys Flat Campground

Day 190 – 4WD tracks to Bluff Hut and Lovicks Hut

Day 191 – Doing more Howqua Flats 4WD tracks

Day 192 – Frys Flat Campground to Teatree Campground near Mt Buffalo

Day 193 – Exploring Mt Buffalo and Bright

New South Wales

Day 194 – Teatree Campground to Oura Beach in Wagga Wagga

Day 195 – Relaxing at Oura Beach

Day 196 – 200 Oura Beach to Wagga Bundaleer for 5 nights, catching up with family who flew in

Day 201 – Wagga Bundaleer to Bohena Creek Rest Area


Day 202 – Bohena Creek Rest Area into QLD and to Waterloo Plains Environmental Park in Wandoan

Day 203 – Wandoan to Rockhampton Waterski Club

Day 204 – Exploring Rockhampton including Kershaw Park, Mt Archer and the Rockhampton Zoo

Day 205 – Relaxing around Rockhampton

Day 206 – Rockhampton Waterski Club to Flaggy Rock

Day 207 and 208 – Flaggy Rock to Rowallan Park 

Day 209 to 214 – Rowallan Park to Airlie Beach and onto our Whitsunday Yacht Hire for 6 nights

Day 215 – Airlie Beach to Bluewater Park Rest Area just north of Townsville

Day 216 to 222 – Bluewater to Cairns Cool Waters Caravan Park for 7 nights catching up with family who flew in doing the Cairns Aquarium, Skyrail and plenty more

Day 223 to 229 – Cairns Cool Waters to Tropic Breeze in Port Douglas for 7 nights with family doing the Port Douglas Reef Tour, Daintree region and plenty more.

Day 230 – Tropic Breeze in Port Douglas to Miallo Creek

Day 231 – Relaxing around Miallo Creek, and preparing for Cape York

Day 232 – Miallo Creek to Cooktown Campout

Day 233 – Cooktown Campout to  Cooktown Peninsula Caravan Park

Day 234 – Exploring Cooktown and doing Isabella Falls

Day 235 – Cooktown Peninsula Caravan Park to Bloomfield Cabins and Camping

Day 236 – Doing the Bloomfield track

Day 237 – Bloomfield Cabins and Camping to Trevathan Creek Farm Stay

Day 238 – Exploring Archer Point and Trevathan Falls

Day 239 – Trevathan Camp to Elim Beach

Day 240 – Relaxing around Elim Beach and driving to the Coloured Sands

Day 241 – Elim Beach to Hann River Roadhouse

Day 242 – Hann River Roadhouse to Coen Free Camping

Day 243 – Relaxing around Coen Free Camping

Day 244 – Coen free camp to Weipa Camping Ground

Day 245 – Exploring Weipa

Day 246 – Exploring Weipa

Day 247 – Weipa Camping Ground to Moreton Telegraph Station

Day 248 – Moreton Telegraph Station to Fruit Bat Falls Free Camping and enjoying Fruit Bat Falls

Day 249 – Exploring Elliot Falls, Twin Falls and the Saucepan

Day 250 – Fruit Bat Falls Free Camp to Alau Beach

Day 251 – Alau Beach to the top of Cape York

Day 252 – Relaxing around Alau Beach and checking out Mutee Head and the WW2 wrecks

Day 253 – Alau Beach to Bramwell Junction Roadhouse

Day 254 – Bramwell Junction Roadhouse to Stewart River Free Camp at Brons Block

Day 255 – Stewart River down to Marys Farm Creek Stay

Day 256 – Checking out Mt Lewis

Day 257 – Marys Farm Creek Stay to Mareeba at Ringers Rest RV Park

Day 258 – Exploring Emerald Creek Falls and Davies Creek Falls

Day 259 – Doing the Clohesy Fig Tree and 4WD track

Day 260 – Ringers Rest RV Park to a couple of free camps and then to Chillagoe Tourist Park

Day 261 – Chillagoe Tourist Park to Chillagoe Cockatoo Hotel and checking out Archways Cave, Bogey Hole, Chillagoe Weir and Paradise Pool; see Chillagoe Caves.

Day 262 – Doing the Donna cave guided ranger tour along with Pompell and Bauhinia Cave

Day 263 – Chillagoe Cockatoo Hotel to Kauri Creek on Lake Tinaroo

Day 264 – Exploring Lake Tinaroo, Mt Edith, Gillies Lookout and various other attractions

Day 265 – Exploring the Atherton region from Lake Tinaroo

Day 266 – Lake Tinaroo to Herberton Historic Village and onto Malanda Falls Caravan Park

Day 267 – Exploring attractions around Malanda

Day 268 – Relaxing around Malanda Falls Caravan Park

Day 269 – Malanda Falls Caravan Park to Babinda Boulders

Day 270 – Babinda Boulders to Tully Gorge

Day 271 – Exploring Tully Gorge

Day 272 – Tully Gorge to Mission beach and up to Innisfail

Day 273 – Innesfail to Archer Creek Free Camp

Day 274 – Exploring Millstream Falls

Day 275 and 276- Archer Creek Rest area to Mt Surprise at the Planet Earth Adventures Caravan Park

Day 277 – Mt Surprise to Jardine Station

Day 278 – Relaxing around Jardine Station

Day 279 – Jardine Station to Gilbert River East

Day 280 – Gilbert River East to Point Fuel Caravan Park in Karumba

Day 281 – Exploring Karumba

Day 282 – Waiting for the rain to pass in Karumba

Day 283 – Karumba to Leichhardt Lagoon

Day 284 – Leichardt Lagoon to Georgetown Cumberland Chimney Camp

Day 285 – Georgetown back to Jardine Station at Ellendale Hole

Day 286 – Jardine Station to Copperfield Gorge and Einasleigh Free Camping

Day 287 – Einasleigh to Anabranch camp near Charters Towers

Day 288 – Anabranch to Lazy Acres Mango Plantation

Day 289 – Lazy Acres Mango Plantation to Ebuta Goat Farm

Day 290 – Exploring Townsville and getting random bits and pieces from the shops

Day 291 – Getting the Dmax serviced in Townsville and exploring more of the area

Day 292 – Ebuta Farm to Crystal Creek Beach Camping area

Day 293 – Crystal Creek Beach Camp to Jourama Falls Campground

Day 294 – Jourama Falls to Cloakeys Pub with a visit to Wallaman Falls

Day 295 – Cloakeys Pub to Blencoe Falls

Day 296 – Relaxing around Blencoe Falls

Day 297 – Relaxing around Blencoe Falls

Day 298 – Blencoe Falls to Murray Falls

Day 299 – Murray Falls to Big Crystal Creek Campground

Day 300 – Relaxing around Big Crystal Creek

Day 301 – Big Crystal Creek Campground to a friends place near Townsville

Day 302 – Getting spoilt rotten at a friends house and checking out Salmon Creek

Day 303 – Getting spoilt even more, and looking at Alligator creek

Day 304 – Friends house to Gumlu Tavern

Day 305 – Gumlu Tavern to Lake Proserpine

Day 306 – Getting blown away at Lake Proserpine

Day 307 – Lake Proserpine to Blackiron

Day 308 – Blackiron to Hold it Flats

Day 309 – Relaxing at Hold it Flats

Day 310 – Hold it Flats to Creek and Antique Camping

Day 311 – Relaxing at Creek and Antique Camping

Day 312 – Creek and Antique Camping to Ball Bay at Cape Hillsborough National Park

Day 313 – Relaxing around Ball Bay and exploring the Cape Hillsborough National Park

Day 314 – Ball Bay to Pinnacle Hotel Camping

Day 315 – Staying at Pinnacle Hotel and visiting Finch Hatton Gorge

Day 316 – Staying at Pinnacle Hotel and visiting Mia Mia state forest and doing the Captains Crossing Track

Day 317 – Pinnacle Hotel to The Diggings Campground

Day 318 – Exploring the area around Diggings Campground

Day 319 – The Diggings Campground to Eungella Dam

Day 320 – Relaxing at Eungella Dam

Day 321 – Eungella Dam to Mt Britton

Day 322 – Mt Britton to Cattle Camp near Sarina

Day 323 – Stocking up in Sarina

Day 324 – Relaxing around Sarina

Day 325 – Cattle Camp to Notch Point

Day 326 – Relaxing around Notch Point

Day 327 – Relaxing around Notch Point

Day 328 – Exploring Cape Palmerston

Day 329 – Notch Point to Carmila Beach

Day 330 – Relaxing around Carmila Beach

Day 331 – Carmila Beach to Lotus Creek

Day 332 – Lotus Creek to Stanage Bay (where our Dmax inner guard completely failed)

Day 333 – Stanage Bay to a friends block in Rockhampton, where we decided to head to Brisbane urgently for our Dmax repairs

Day 334 – Rockhampton to friends in Maryborough

Day 335 – Maryborough to families land on the Sunshine Coast waiting on our Isuzu Dmax cracked inner Guards to be repaired

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