Crossing the Nullarbor Desert, this journey takes in some of the most amazing coastal scenery Australia has to offer.
Click on any of the black place names in the map above to find out more about individual destinations.
Our journey starts in Melbourne, and follows the Great Ocean Road towards the beautiful Grampians, where we get our first taste of walking in the Australian wilderness. Heading through Mt Gambier and along the weird and wonderful Coorong, we take a few days to explore Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. Striking north to the Flinders Ranges, we get out first glimpse of the barren beauty of the outback, before stocking up with supplies in Wudinna, ready for the long drive across the Nullarbor Desert. Reaching Western Australia after tackling the desert in easy stages, we head south to the coast at Esperance, from where the road west to Albany takes us within spitting distance of lots of wonderful and accessible National Parks. After a stop among the karri trees in Pemberton, the road takes us to the southwest corner of Australia at Cape Leeuwin, from where it's an easy drive north to the delightful city of Perth.
The following is only a suggested itinerary, and is based round a journey by car, with overnight stops at camping grounds. All roads are suitable for normal two-wheel-drive cars. Important Note: Before setting off on any journey into the outback, it's important to ensure that the car is in good condition, and that you have a week's worth of water and food, in case of breakdown in the outback. It's also worth making sure that you have breakdown cover from a reliable national breakdown company, like the AAA or the RAC. Hopefully you won't find out why it's such a good idea...