We invite you to follow our nine week road trip…
8 June -> 9 August 2021
Join us as we travel (anti-clockwise) along the route shown on the above map. We will also make various side trips/deviations as we go along. We will be travelling 10,000+km over a nine week period.
The catalyst for this road trip was the Alice Springs Beanie Festival (BF) which is held in June each year. Therefore, the BF being held on 24-28 June 2021 became the epi centre for road trip planning, and travel plans blossomed and evolved in both directions around those dates.
We travel by 4 wheel drive with all of our gear stowed inside the vehicle. This appears to be uncommon as a high percentage of the other vehicles we see has at least a roof rack stacked high, and/or trailer. Of course, there are also many caravans of various shapes, sizes and styles, motorhomes towing a smaller vehicle, a few 5th wheelers, and every now and then a motorcycle.
We opt to stay in roadhouses, motels, hotels, apartments, and we’ve got one house/pet sitting gig. In current covid times there are many more of us than usual on the road and accommodation can be hard to find, therefore, we chose to book every night of the journey in advance. Little scope for spontaneity these days, however, we did not want to end up sleeping in the Jeep, so booking ahead it had to be.
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