Australia Route Map

Follow our journey around Australia on this page with a map of the route we’ve travelled. Each location is numbered, see the table below for links to the blog post for each location. You can also follow progress on Outbackjoe’s Facebook Page.

We have two other route map pages that cover our international travels.

Distance Stats

Odometer at Start of First Trip: 75,800km

Odometer Reading at End of First Trip: 130,925km

Total distance traveled on First Trip: 55,125km

Odometer at Start of Second Trip: 153,000km

Current Odometer Reading: 205,322km

Total distance traveled on Second Trip: 52,322km


number   Location of a particular blog post. See list below for links
black lineBlack Line: Original camping trip of ridiculous proportions Feb 2012 to March 2014
red lineRed Line: The hiatus in Perth March 2014 to May 2017
Green Line: Phase two camping trip of ridiculous proportions May 2017 to March 2019
holy trinityNotable Catch

Route Map

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1A: Farewell Fonzie, Goodbye Perth 57: Wagait Beach
1B: Return to Perth after a Year around Oz 58: Adelaide River
1C: Buggered Suspension Bushes 59A: West Alligator Head, Kakadu
1D: New Front Bushes 59B: 4 Mile Hole, Kakadu
1E: Vehicle Prep for Big Trip 60: Jim Jim Falls and Twin Falls, Kakadu
2A: Shelley Beach, West Cape Howe National Park 61: Daly River, Northern Territory
2B: Notable Catch: First Catch On Tour! 62: Edith Falls, Northern Territory
2C: First Thermomix Banana Smoothie 63: Savannah Way – Mataranka to Roper Bar
3: Albany 64: Savannah Way – Nathan River Road
4: Climbing Bluff Knoll, Stirling Range National Park 65: Towns River to Lost City, Limmen River National Park
5: Climbing Mt. Hassell, Stirling Range National Park 66: Notable Catch: Borroloola – Barra Time
6: Porongurup Wine Festival 67: Tablelands Highway, Nortern Territory
7: Moingup Spring, Stirling Range National Park 68: Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Walkabout Creek
8: Boat Harbour Camping Area, Wellstead, near Bremer Bay 69: Winton, Queensland
9A: Bremer Bay 70: Longreach, Queensland
9B: Wallabies at Bremer Bay Caravan Park 71: Muckadilla Hotel, Queensland
9C: Fisheries Beach, Bremer Bay 72A: Brisbane and New Years on Sunshine Coast
9D: John Cove Beach, Bremer Bay 72B: XXXX Beer Factory and Goma
9E: Dillon Bay Beach, Bremer Bay 72C: Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
10: Tooregullup Beach, Fitzgerald River National Park 72D: Getting Ready Again in Brisbane
11: Quaalup Homestead, Fitzgerald River National Park 73: Cooloola Beach, Great Sandy National Park
12A: Hopetoun 74A: Notable Catch: Fraser Island Great Dart Haul
12B: Cuttlefish Caught at Hopetoun Jetty 74B: Champagne Pools, Fraser Island
13: Munglinup Beach 74C: Dingoes on Fraser Island
14A: Skippy Rock and the Damien Debarkle 74D: Lake Mckenzie, Fraser Island
14B: Rat update after Skippy Rock 74E: Lake Wabby, Fraser Island
15A: Esperance 74F: Maheno Wreck, Fraser Island
15B: Leaving Esperance for Easter 74G: The Great Bogging, Fraser Island
16: Lucky Bay, Cape Le Grande National Park 75: Gimpie, Queensland
17: Condingup Tavern and Alexander Bay 76: Sunshine Coast Hinterland
18A: Seal Creek and Poison Creek, Cape Arid National Park 77: Holiday Break: Work in Port Hedland
18B: Notable Catch: Salmon at Poison Creek 78: Airlie Beach, Queensland
19: Point Malcom and Israelite Bay, Cape Arid National Park 79: Townsville, Queensland
20A: Mt Ragged, Cape Arid National Park 80: Bowen, Wooroonooran National Park and Mt Bartle Frere
20B: Climbing Mt Ragged 81A: Cairns, Queensland
21: Balladonia Road 81B: Great Barrier Reef Diving from Cairns
22: Balladonia 81C: Port Douglas Fishing Charter
23: Stops along the Nullarbor 82: Daintree and CREB Track
24: Crossing the Nullarbor into South Australia 83: Cooktown, Queensland
25: Notable Catch: Davenport Creek Beach Mulloway 84: Cape Melville National Park
26: Notable Catch: Denial Bay Squid Haul 85: Musgrave, Cohen and Archer River
27: Murat Bay, Ceduna 86: Chili Beach, Iron Range National Park
28: Leaving the South Coast 87: Frenchmans Track Cape York Peninsular
28: Googs Track 88: Captain Billy’s Landing, Heathlands Reserve, Cape York
29: Mt. Finke 89: Fruit Bat, Eliot and Twin Falls, Cape York Peninsular
30: Railway Ghost Towns and Glendambo 90A: Jardine River and Umagico, Cape York Peninsular
31A: Coober Pedy 90B: Mutee Head, Cape York Peninsular
31B: Crocodile Harry’s Nest, Coober Pedy 90C: Seisia and Bamaga, Cape York, Queensland
31C: Underground Bed and Breakfast, Cooper Pedy 90D: Punsand Bay, Cape York Peninsular
32: Uluru, Kata Tjuta National Park 90E: The Tip of Cape York, Queensland
32B: Climbing Uluru 90F: Somerset, Cape York Peninsular
33: Ellery Creek Big Hole, West MacDonnel National Park 90G: Thursday Island, Torres Straight
34: Barrow Creek 91: Heading Back South: Jackey Jackey, Old Telegraph Track, Weipa
35: Devils Marbles 92: Karumba, Gulf of Carpenteria
36: Whistleduck Creek, Davenport Range National Park 93: Normanton, Queensland
37: Wycliffe Well 94: Balgal Beach and Rollingstone, Queensland
38: Daly Waters 95: Charters Towers, Queensland
39A: Mataranka and Elsey National Park 96: Banana, Queensland
39B: Return to Mataranka 97: Claude Wharton Weir, Gayndah, Queensland
39C: Mataranka Bat Photos 98A: Noosa Heads, Queensland
39D: Mataranka Revisited 98B: Notable Catch: Brisbane and Bribie Island Flathead
40A: Darwin with Mum 99: We’re Back! Crows Nest National Park
40B: Bush Passionfruit on side of road 100: Back to Work!
40C: Weekend in Darwin 101A: Wilbinga Camp Labour Day
40D: Quick Trip to Darwin 101B: Wilbinga Beach Camp
41A: Katherine, Northern Territory 101C: Peak Beard at Wilbinga Camp
41B: Katherine Walk Around 102: Notable Catch: Myalup
41C: Using the Thermomix in Katherine 103A: Yeagarup, Lost Camera and Work
41D: Fireworks Catalog for Territory Day 103B: Yeagarup Beach Revisited
41E: How to Fix a Soft Plastic Lure 104: Four wheeling – Mundaring Power Line Track
41F: Removing Roof Racks 105: Ledge Point Camping
41G: Installing new Roof Racks 106: New Years Geraldton and Horrocks
41H: Dinner in Katherine 107: Leschenault Penisular Beach Camp
41I: Katherine Museum 108A: Notable Catch: Easter Camp Deepdene Beach
41J: Springvale Homestead 108B: Notable Catch: Anzac Day Camping
41K: Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk National Park 108C: Notable Catch: Free Food Salmon Camp
41L: Dead Bat Electrocuted on Power Lines 108D: Salmon Fishing Camp
41M: Katherine: Bloom Town 108E: Notable Catch: Salmon Fishing Camps
41N: Joe’s 31st in Katherine 109: Wrights Bridge Camp
41O: Katherine Mangos 110A: Notable Catch: Warren River First Trout!
41P: Snake in Backyard 110B: More Warren River Trout
41Q: Praying Mantis Eating Moth 111: Lane Poole – First Redfin
41R: The Dream is Over – Life Beyond Katherine 112: Back on the Road Great Central Road
42A: Flora River Nature Park 113: Uluru and Kata Tjuta
42B: Making a Spoon at Flora River 114: Kings Canyon, Palm Valley and Hermansburg
43: Katherine Hot Springs 115: West MacDonnell Ranges to Alice Springs
44: Oolloo Crosing 116: Tanami Track
45A: Douglas Hot Springs 117: Halls Creek and Bungle Bungles
45B: Robin Falls 118A: Kununurra and Wyndham
45C: Grove Hill Heritage Hotel 118B: Notable Catch: Big Ord River Barra
45D: Pine Creek 119: Lake Argyle
45F: Return to Grove Hill for the Party 120: Cape Domett
46A: Litchfield National Park 121: El Questro
46B: Return to Litchfield 122: Gibb River Road
46C: Litchfield, Tjaynera Falls and the Reynolds 4WD Track 123: Mitchell Falls to Port Warrender
47A: Darwin Territory Day Fireworks 124: King Edward River and Kalumburu
47B: Night out in Darwin 125: Gibb River Gorges
48: Buffalo Creek, Darwin 126: Windjana Gorge and Tunnel Creek
49A: Window on the Wetlands 127: Derby
49B Notable Catch: Barramundi at Shady Camp 128: Telegraph Pool
49C: Shady Camp, Mary River National Park 129: Broome
49D: Return to Shady Camp 130: Cape Leveque West Coast
49E: Point Stuart Wilderness Lodge 131: Cape Leveque
49F: Jumping Crocodiles on Adelaide River 132: 80 Mile Beach
50: Merl Camping Area, Kakadu National Park 133: Port Hedland, Roebourne, Wickham
51: Gunlom Falls, Kakadu National Park 134: Karratha to Carnarvon
52A: Dundee Beach 135: Devonport
52B: BFC V2 Commences 136: Highlands to Hobart
52C: BFC V2 Executive Summary 137: Notable Catch: Tahune Airwalk
52C: Boat Creek, Dundee Beach 138: Tassie South, East and North
52D: Notable Catch: Finnis River Mouth Catfish Bonanza 139: Twilight Cove and Eyre
53: Berry Springs 140: Nullarbor bearing failure
54A: Timber Creek and Gregory National Park 141: Nundroo
55B: Joe Creek, Gregory National Park 142: Melbourne and Great Ocean Road
55: Bullita Stock Route, Gregory National Park 143: Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas
56: Kununurra 144: From the Nullarbor back Home

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