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The Alps in Australia

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Australia has some real mountains! – Quite a surprise for us after we had already travelled thousands of kilometres through the mainly flat and monotonous landscape of Australia. So, we had some great fun riding our bikes over the last…

The Art of Overlanding

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Wikipedia describes overlanding as such: Overlanding is self-reliant travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport, where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for…

Going for Gold

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Things have been pretty hectic with last-minute trip prep of late, but I decided it was well past time to start working through and publish some of the nearly written blog posts that have waited in the wings for a…

Embracing Airlie Beach

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Before we left on our round-the-world, Australia was high on our list of must-see spots. However, four weeks into our East coast road-trip from Byron Bay towards Cairns, we just weren’t feeling it. Tired of long days of driving and…

All the way through the south

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Once more, we had to cover huge distances in Australia on our way from the West to the East – a few thousand kilometres, all the way through the south of Australia. Luckily, our route took us through quite different…

The Land Down Under

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Australia, that enchanting land down under, where everyone has a great accent, looks like Hugh Jackman, and life is a beach. Or is it? I only recently realized in the 190-plus blogs I have posted on Next Big Adventure, only…

Hot hot and damn hot – Western Australia

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45° C in the shade, the sun burned down on us merciless – and since about 300 kilometres we hadn’t really noticed a change in the landscape. We had arrived in Western Australia – hot, dusty, and only very scarcely…

Melbourne in pictures

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Some cheap airfares made it possible to take a pre-trip trip to Australia to catch up with friends and family and to have a bit of a break from work. The first week of our trip was spent exploring Melbourne…

An Outback in the Outback

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If you’ve been a fan of Central Overland for a while, then you know I can be a bit cynical about over-baked trucks and SUVs. Having every possible widget on the finest possible platform is simply not imperative to overland…

Corrugations to Queensland

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We were really happy, when we were finally back on the road when we had waited for our motorcycles for such a long time in Darwin. After a short detour through the Kakadu National Park, we went east on the…

Finally – our bikes have arrived!

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About three weeks later than originally planned, our motorcycles finally arrived in Darwin. We had shipped them from East Timor in a container. Three weeks for a distance of only 700 kilometres. The shipping company Toll had changed the shipping schedule several…

Australia – we are shocked!

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After more than one year in Asia, it was a really strange feeling to be back in a country with a relatively familiar western culture. We were definitely not prepared for the shock that the contrast caused…  everything was different…

A holiday from holiday

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Day 61: KLMS Travelled – 11,932 Kylie + 2,047 hire car With Kylie on her way to Africa, we were faced with 2 glorious weeks of proper holiday time with my parents. No putting up tents, no dashing for midnight…

Quobba (the reunion) and Shark Bay

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Day 43: KLMS Travelled – 11,840 The leaflet for Quobba Station & Red bluff had been stuck on the front of our fridge for 5 years. We met the owners, Tim & Sara during a trip to Rome in 2007…

Ningaloo

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Day 35: KLMS Travelled – 10,106 The ‘Ningaloo Reef’ – we’d been dreaming of this destination for a long time and couldn’t wait to get there. The spectacular reef and its abundance of marine life earned itself a World Heritage…

Broome – Karijini NP

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Day 26: KLMS Travelled:  8,498 We’ve made it coast to coast! Driving up to Broome, we found a great  free camping spot at a pearl farm in Willie Creek -  it was so good to see the sea again –…

The Gibb River Road

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DAY 20: KLMS TRAVELLED 6,500 After Alice we scooted up the Stuart Highway to Tilmouth Wells RoadHouse ready to hit the notorious Tanami the next day.  We’d checked the road conditions and had been told that the track was ok…

The Red Centre Way

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Days on the Road 13 KLMS Travelled 4,103 Back on the tarmac we headed to Uluru – another long day at the wheel but realising that the next day was Anzac day, we were keen to attend the dawn service…

Oodnadatta Track & Lake Eyre – 3 TIMES!!

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Days on the road – 10 Kilometres Travelled – 2,502 After spending an extra in Wilpena following the previous days walk, we left the Flinders Ranges at 5:30am. We were conscious that we had to push on to make up…

Broken Hill & Flinders Ranges

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Days on the Road – 10 KLMS Travelled – 2,502 Broken hill is a fascinating outback mining town -silver and zinc were discovered here  back in the 1880′s and created decades of boom and bust cycles as people made and…

Rutherglen – Broken Hill

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Days on the Road – 7 KLMS Travelled – 1936 Following the stressful start, we managed to get visas in Canberra and were soon on our way to Rutherglen for our friends wedding. Watching one of our closest friends get…