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Road trip across Australia from Melbourne to Perth

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #8 – Final

Day #8, and the last day on the road, was around 600km from Kalgoorlie to Perth, following the Great Eastern Highway and the goldfields water pipeline that brings fresh water all the way from Perth.   (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #7

Our second last day on the road was largely a rest day – only around 200km from Norseman to Kalgoorlie.  First to the Superpit to see the southern hemisphere’s largest gold mine – a huge gash in the earth’s surface that drops over 500 metres down, with massive trucks hauling out ore and rock 24/7.   (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #6

The Nullabor has been conquered! We drove 712km from Eucla to the end of the Eyre Highway in Norseman. (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day 5

Today was 48 degrees celsius and possibly higher.  Oh my god, it was HOT.  I have never experienced weather anything like it. It was so hot that the road surface started melting. (more…)

Transcontinental road trip day 4

Our longest scheduled day was 754km, from the Barossa Valley, through the Clare Valley and Port Augusta to Ceduna. The first part of the day was a nice run through to Clare – more winery regions – but then the territory turned arid as we approached Port Augusta.   (more…)

Transcontinental Roadtrip #3

Happy New Year 2013! This is our rest day on the drive – a short day from Adelaide to the Barossa Valley.  Yuki’s new year custom is a lovely lunch – so we had our third new year’s day winery long lunch in a row.  It’s not o-sechi, but we spent some hours sitting enjoying at Saltram in Angaston. (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip – New Year’s Eve

Here we are in Adelaide for New Year’s Eve.  They put on a nice little compact fireworks display along the Torrens River. (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #2

Day 2 of our big road trip took us from Mildura to Adelaide. But not before we’d had an alfresco breakfast at Stefano’s bakery cafe and taken a ride on a paddle steamer on the Mighty Murray.   (more…)

Transcontinental Road Trip Day #1

Yuki and I picked up our car in Melbourne, and started driving back to Perth.  Day 1 took us from Melbourne to Mildura, via Bendigo & Swan Hill.   (more…)