On September 4, 2005 Steve and Carolyn Usher left for a
six-month campervan tour of Australia and New Zealand. The route began
in Darwin, followed the west coast of Australia around to Perth, east
across the Nullarbor Plain to New South Wales, down to Tasmania, then
back up to Brisbane for Christmas and New Years.
On January 2, 2006 they flew to Auckland, New Zealand. Forty-seven
km south of Auckland their campervan blew it's brand new engine. They
switched gears ...and chassis ...and are now travelling by car, using
cabins in caravan parks. It's turning out to be a whole new adventure
in frugal travel.
Trip Reports will be published in this spot...Red lines
indicate progress to date.
10-14 Darwin to Litchfield
15-17 Kakadu to Katherine
18-23 The Kimberley - Bungle Bungles, Windjana Gorge, and Tunnel
24-Oct 2 Broome, Karijini National Park, Cape Range National Park
Shark Bay Marine Park, Monkey Mia, Kalbarri National Park, The Pinnacles
Cape Naturaliste, Ngilgi and Lake Caves, Karri Forest, to Esperance
Nullarbor Plain - 1200 km across the dreaded "treeless plain"
....but not so boring after all - lots of bones, lizards, and whales to
look at. A report told through the photos shot at 100 km intervals.
Eyre Peninsula to Adelaide
29 - Nov 2
Kingston to Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road
27 - Dec 5
Melbourne to Canberra to Sydney
Mostly Queensland - Warrumbungle NP, Glenn Innes, Girraween NP, Bunya
Mountain NP, Mon Repos Conservation Area and turtle rookery, Lady Musgrave
Island, and Tin Can Bay
Jan 2-7, 2006
New Zealand, North Island, Auckland to Wellington
New Zealand, South Island, Abel Tasman NP and West Coast
New Zealand, South Island, Arthurs Pass to Christchurch to Le Bons
New Zealand, South Island, Southeast Coast, Oamaru to Invercargill
New Zealand, South Island, Fiords and Glaciers