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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.

September 4-9 BrisbaneRoute Map

September 10-14 Darwin to Litchfield

September 15-17 Kakadu to Katherine

Sept 18-23 The Kimberley - Bungle Bungles, Windjana Gorge, and Tunnel Creek

Sept 24-Oct 2 Broome, Karijini National Park, Cape Range National Park

Oct 4-11
Shark Bay Marine Park, Monkey Mia, Kalbarri National Park, The Pinnacles

Oct 12-15
Perth

Oct 16-21
Cape Naturaliste, Ngilgi and Lake Caves, Karri Forest, to Esperance

Oct 22-23
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.

Oct 24-28
Eyre Peninsula to Adelaide

Oct 29 - Nov 2
Kangaroo Island

Nov 3-11
Kingston to Melbourne and The Great Ocean Road

Nov 12-26
Tasmania

Nov 27 - Dec 5
Melbourne to Canberra to Sydney

Dec 6-31
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

Jan 8-12, 2006
New Zealand, South Island, Abel Tasman NP and West Coast

Jan 13-19
New Zealand, South Island, Arthurs Pass to Christchurch to Le Bons

Jan 20-23
New Zealand, South Island, Southeast Coast, Oamaru to Invercargill

Jan 24-29
New Zealand, South Island, Fiords and Glaciers