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.


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: 165,322km

Total distance traveled on Second Trip: 12,322km

Fishing Rigs Lost: 22

Fish Caught: 62 (undersized and some pest fish excluded)

Herring: 4
Barramundi (here, here, here, here): 4
Catfish (here, here, here): 22
Eel: 1
Flathead: 1
Sooty Grunter / Bream: 2
Salmon: 2
Mulloway: 2
Blue Swimmer Crab: 1
Mud Crab: 3
Shark: 1
Threadfin Salmon: 1
Squid: 11
Cuttlefish: 1
Swallowtail Dart: 6


number   Location of a particular blog post. See list below for links
black lineBlack Line: Original camping trip of ridiculous proportions
red lineRed Line: The hiatus, back in the rat race in Perth
Purple Line: Second camping trip of ridiculous proportions
holy trinityNotable Catch

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

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