Our first Australian road trip took us all the way from Melbourne in the far east to Margaret River in the far west.
We traversed the country, driving nearly 4,000km in total. we averaged 8 hours behind the wheel a day and spent 6 nights sleeping under the stars. It was certainly an adventure!
Here’s a round-up of the best, worst & weirdest moments of the longest drive I’ve ever embarked on.
Standing on top of the world in the Grampians.
Tracking our progress on a map every night to see how far we’ve come.
Camping on the edge of aforementioned cliffs!
Finally making it to t-shirt weather!
Feeling uneasy in the weird small towns.
The freezing weather at the start of the trip.
Getting changed in the car, urgh.
Hearing weird noises at night when we were camped in a deserted clearing.
Pondering where the inhabitants of the tiny towns buy their groceries. The nearest supermarkets were over a day’s drive away!
The provincial museums inside the road houses celebrating the finite history of each town.
Every township having its own Unique Selling Point such as a big tin bird, the longest jetty in the southern hemisphere, having more than 5 inhabitants etc.
Driving the longest straight road in the country, the whole 90 miles of it!
Seeing a camel as road kill. If that isn’t weird enough, the camel had been graffitied!!!