Coasting through the Kimberley

a trip by Lenny Newton
From: September 19th 2014
Until: October 24th 2015

A trip from Hobart in Tasmania, to Kununurra in WA, where we collect the Landcruiser and set off for a three month Kimberley adventure and then return to Kununurra to sell the Cruiser and travel slowly back to Tasmania mostly along the East coast visiting NT, Qld, NSW and Victoria.
Trip Length: 13 months
Blog Entries: 157
Photos: 1113
Words: 51208

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
September 20th 2014 Once upon a time..... Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart
November 6th 2014 Going for our Truck Licence and other things Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart
November 29th 2014 First Weekends away in the Coaster Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Campbell Town
January 1st 2015 A busy week Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Bruny Island
January 26th 2015 January trips to the East Coast Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Freycinet
February 8th 2015 Training at Cockle Creek Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Cockle Creek
February 19th 2015 Preamble to the long weekend road trip Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
February 20th 2015 The long weekend road trip to end all road trips....up to Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
February 21st 2015 ...and then back to Hobart Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
March 8th 2015 Tasman Peninsula - the last hit-out in Tassie Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Tasman Peninsula
March 29th 2015 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 - Go! Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Devonport
March 30th 2015 A tour of the bus - Part 1 Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart
March 30th 2015 Day 3 - The Great Ocean Road Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road
March 30th 2015 Day 3 - The Great Ocean Road - 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Great Ocean Road
March 31st 2015 A tour of the bus - Part 2 Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart
March 31st 2015 Day 4 - Loch Ard Gorge to Nelson (Victoria / SA border) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Port Campbell
March 31st 2015 Day 4 - From Nelson to Kingston SE. Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Kingston
April 1st 2015 A tour of the bus - Part 3 Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Adelaide » Port Adelaide
April 1st 2015 Day 5 - Kingston SE to Redhill (SA) via Adelaide Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Port Pirie
April 2nd 2015 Day 6 - Redhill to Mulga Well (near Glendambo) Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Glendambo
April 3rd 2015 Day 7 - Mulga Well to Agnes Creek camp (near Marla) Oceania » Australia » South Australia » Marla
April 4th 2015 Day 8 - Agnes Creek (SA) to Yulara (Ayers Rock village) NT Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru
April 6th 2015 Days 9 and 10 at Yulara / Uluru / Kata Tjuta Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Uluru
April 7th 2015 Day 11 - Uluru to Salt Creek Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kings Canyon
April 8th 2015 Day 12 - from Salt Creek to Kings Canyon or how to bunker a bus Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kings Canyon
April 9th 2015 Day 13 - Kings Canyon Rim walk - an unlucky day Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kings Canyon
April 10th 2015 Day 14 - Kings Canyon to Alice Springs Oceania » Australia
April 12th 2015 Days 15 and 16 in Alice Springs Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Alice Springs
April 13th 2015 Day 17 to Tennant Creek Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Tennant Creek
April 16th 2015 Days 18 to 20 - Mataranka area Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Mataranka
April 17th 2015 Day 21 - Mataranka to Saddle Creek Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Timber Creek
April 18th 2015 Day 22 - Saddle Creek to Lake Argyle (including the famous Zebra Rock Mine) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Lake Argyle
April 19th 2015 Day 23 - Lake Argyle to Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
April 21st 2015 Days 24 and 25 - Kununurra (sorting the 'Cruiser?) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
April 24th 2015 Days 26 to 28 - Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
April 25th 2015 Day 29 - Anzac Day dogsitting at Jakes Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
April 27th 2015 Day 30 and 31 - Kununurra - more Wild Mango Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
April 28th 2015 Day 32 - Kununurra - meet the new baby! Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
April 29th 2015 Day 33 - Kununurra (still getting ready) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
April 30th 2015 Day 34 - Back to NT - the Zebra! Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory
May 1st 2015 Day 35 - Zebra Ultimate Safari (Ord Cruise) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Lake Argyle
May 2nd 2015 Day 36 - Back to Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
May 3rd 2015 Day 37 - return to Parry's and goodbye to the Coaster Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Wyndham
May 4th 2015 Day 38 - Marlgu Lagoon and back to Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Wyndham
May 5th 2015 Day 39 - Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
May 7th 2015 Days 40 & 41 - to Purnululu NP and Walardi campsite Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Bungle Bungles
May 8th 2015 Day 42 - Purnululu NP (north) and back to Warmun Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Bungle Bungles
May 9th 2015 Day 43 - Back to Kununurra and Town Caravan Park Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
May 10th 2015 Day 44 - Lake Argyle (Mothers Day cruise on Kimberley Cat) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Lake Argyle
May 11th 2015 Day 45 - Kununurra (Darryl weaves his magic) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
May 12th 2015 Day 46 - Kununurra (final day before we head off) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
May 13th 2015 Day 47 - On the Gibb River Road at last (to El Questro) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
May 19th 2015 Days 48-53 at El Questro Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
May 22nd 2015 Days 54 - 56 - ElQ to Home Valley (via Kununurra!) Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
May 25th 2015 Days 57-59 Repairs in Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
May 27th 2015 Days 60-61 Kununurra to Fitzroy Crossing via Halls Creek Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fitzroy Crossing
May 28th 2015 Day 62 - Geikie Gorge Cruise Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Geiki Gorge
May 31st 2015 Days 63-65 - a visitor at Fitzroy Crossing Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Fitzroy Crossing
June 1st 2015 Day 66 - Walk in Geikie Gorge Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Geiki Gorge
June 2nd 2015 Day 67 - Tunnel Creek and Windjana NP (back to the Gibb) Oceania » Australia
June 3rd 2015 Day 68 - Windjana Gorge to Mt Hart Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
June 4th 2015 Day 69 - Mt Hart to Mornington Wilderness Camp Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
June 5th 2015 Day 70 - Canoeing at Mornington with the Huxtables Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
June 7th 2015 Day 72 - Sir John Gorge canoe trip at Mornington Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
June 8th 2015 Days 71 and 73 - More Mornington Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
June 9th 2015 Day 74 - to Derby and the GRR finished Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Derby
June 10th 2015 Days 75 to 80 - Broome Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Broome
June 19th 2015 Days 81 to 84 - Cape Leveque Oceania » Australia » Western Australia
June 20th 2015 Day 85 - Mudcrabbing at Lombadina Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cape Leveque
June 21st 2015 Day 86 - Cygnet Bay Giant Tides Tour Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Cape Leveque
June 25th 2015 Days 87 to 90 - Broome Bird Observatory Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Broome
June 30th 2015 Days 91 to 95 - Back to Broome Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Broome
July 1st 2015 Day 96 - to Willare Roadhouse Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kimberley
July 2nd 2015 Day 97 - to Derby and up to the Horizontal Waterfalls Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Buccaneer Archipelago
July 3rd 2015 Day 98 - Horizontal Waterfall to Broome Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Buccaneer Archipelago
July 3rd 2015 Day 98 - Broome Whale Watching and the Staircase to the Moon Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Broome
July 5th 2015 Days 99 & 100 - back to Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
July 6th 2015 Day 101 - renewing old friendships in Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
July 8th 2015 Days 102 and 103 - Battery problems with the Bus Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
July 14th 2015 Days 104 to 109 - Waiting, waiting.... Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
July 15th 2015 Day 110 - Emma Gorge Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Gibb River Road
July 16th 2015 Day 111 - Cruiser sold and goodbye Kununurra Oceania » Australia » Western Australia » Kununurra
July 17th 2015 Day 112 - Timber Creek and Victoria River Cruise Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Timber Creek
July 18th 2015 Day 113 - back to Katherine (Victoria River escarpment walk) Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Victoria River
July 19th 2015 Day 114 - Douglas Hot Springs Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Adelaide River
July 21st 2015 Days 115 & 116 - Litchfield National Park Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Litchfield National Park
July 31st 2015 Days 117 to 126 - Darwin Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin
August 1st 2015 Day 127 - Jumping Crocodiles! Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Adelaide River
August 2nd 2015 Days 127 & 128 - Kakadu - Mamukala and Ubirr Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kakadu National Park
August 3rd 2015 Day 129 - Kakadu - Nourlangie Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kakadu National Park
August 4th 2015 Day 130 - Kakadu - Nanguluwur and Yellow Water Cruise Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kakadu National Park
August 5th 2015 Day 131 - Kakadu - Yellow Waters and Animal Tracks tour Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Kakadu National Park
August 6th 2015 Day 132 - Back to Katherine (Kakadu reflections) Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Nitmiluk National Park
August 7th 2015 Day 133 - Canoeing on Katherine Gorge Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Nitmiluk National Park
August 8th 2015 Day 134 - South to Mataranka via Cutta Cutta Caves Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Mataranka
August 12th 2015 Day 135 to 138 - at Longreach Waters Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Banka Banka
August 13th 2015 Day 139 - Elliot to Barkly Homestead Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Tennant Creek
August 14th 2015 Day 140 - Barkly Homestead to Mt Isa Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mount Isa
August 15th 2015 Day 141 - Mount Isa Oceania » Australia » Queensland
August 16th 2015 Day 142 - Mt Isa to Burke & Wills Roadhouse Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cloncurry
August 17th 2015 Day 143 - Burke & Wills to Karumba Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Karumba
August 18th 2015 Day 144 - Karumba to Normanton Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Normanton
August 19th 2015 Day 145 - The Gulflander (Normanton to Croydon) and then on to Georgetown Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Croydon
August 20th 2015 Day 146 - Georgetown to Atherton via Variety Bash at Mt Surprise Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Atherton
August 21st 2015 Day 147 - Atherton to Kuranda Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Kuranda
August 22nd 2015 Day 148 - Kuranda to Cairns Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns
August 23rd 2015 Day 149 - Meeting Mitch Oceania » Australia » Queensland
August 24th 2015 Day 150 - The Waterfall Way Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Wallaman Falls
August 27th 2015 Days 151 to 153 - Townsville Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Townsville
August 28th 2015 Day 154 - Ayr to Ilbilbie (south of Mackay) Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Mackay
August 29th 2015 Day 155 - Ilbilbie to Rockhampton Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Rockhampton
August 30th 2015 Day 156 - Rockhampton to 1770 via Gladstone Oceania » Australia » Queensland » 1770
August 31st 2015 Day 157 - 1770 LARC tour Oceania » Australia » Queensland » 1770
September 1st 2015 Day 158 - south to Bundaberg, Gympie and Eumundi Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Eumundi
September 2nd 2015 Day 159 - Eumundi Market with Lorraine and then to Landsborough Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Eumundi
September 3rd 2015 Day 160 - Landsborough to the Gold Coast Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast
September 4th 2015 Day 161 - south to Kirra Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast
September 5th 2015 Day 162 - Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Currumbin
September 7th 2015 Days 163 & 164 - Home at Kirra Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast
September 8th 2015 Day 165 - to Ballina via Byron Bay Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Ballina
September 9th 2015 Day 166 - a day in Ballina Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Ballina
September 10th 2015 Day 167 - Ballina to Yamba on Lenny's birthday Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Yamba
September 11th 2015 Day 168 - Yamba to Coffs Harbour (Moonee Beach) Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Coffs Harbour
September 12th 2015 Day 169 - Standup Paddleboarding at Moonee Beach Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Coffs Harbour
September 13th 2015 Day 170 - Rally Australia (Coffs Harbour) to Thora Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Coffs Harbour
September 14th 2015 Day 171 - Thora to Moonbi (Dorrigo NP and Waterfall Way) Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Armidale
September 15th 2015 Day 172 - Moonbi to Coonabarabran Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Coonabarabran
September 18th 2015 Day 173 to 175 - Coonabarabran to Wellington (via Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo) Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Dubbo
September 19th 2015 Day 176 - Wellington to Cowra to meet Mel, Steve and Regan Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Cowra
September 20th 2015 Day 177 - Cowra to Canberra Oceania » Australia » Australian Capital Territory
September 23rd 2015 Days 178 - 180 - Canberra Oceania » Australia » Australian Capital Territory
September 24th 2015 Day 181 - Canberra to Deniliquin Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Deniliquin
September 25th 2015 Days 182 & 183 - Deniliquin to Swan Hill (via Kerang) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Swan Hill
September 27th 2015 Day 184 - Swan Hill to Kerang (flat tyre) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Kerang
September 28th 2015 Day 185 - Kerang to Echuca (via Torrumbarry Weir) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Echuca
September 29th 2015 Day 186 - Echuca to Mt Tarrengower (via Bendigo & Maldon) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Maldon (Australia)
September 30th 2015 Day 187 - Mt Tarrengower to Vaughan Springs (Via Castlemaine and Chewton) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Castlemaine (Australia)
October 1st 2015 Day 188 - Vaughan Springs to Ballarat (via Daylesford) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Ballarat
October 2nd 2015 Day 189 - A day at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Ballarat
October 3rd 2015 Day 190 - Ballarat to Tarra Valley Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Gippsland
October 4th 2015 Day 191 - Tarra Valley to Seaspray Oceania » Australia » Victoria
October 5th 2015 Day 192 - Ninety Mile Beach, Seaspray to Golden Beach Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Gippsland
October 6th 2015 Day 193 - Golden Beach to Lakes Entrance Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance
October 7th 2015 Day 194 - Lakes Entrance to Eden Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Eden
October 8th 2015 Day 195 - A day in Eden and then back to Lakes Entrance Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Lakes Entrance
October 9th 2015 Day 196 - Cruising the Gippsland Lakes Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Gippsland
October 10th 2015 Day 197 - Lunch at Sale, then to Wilsons Promontory Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Wilsons Promontory
October 12th 2015 Days 198 & 199 - Wilsons Promontory (The Prom) Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Wilsons Promontory
October 13th 2015 Day 200 - Wilsons Promontory to Phillip Island Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Cowes
October 14th 2015 Day 201 - Phillip Island to Melbourne Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne » Braybrook
October 15th 2015 Cooking in the Coaster Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne
October 17th 2015 Days 202 to 204 - Melbourne Oceania » Australia » Victoria » Melbourne
October 18th 2015 Day 205 - Back to Tasmania on the NEW Spirit Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Devonport
October 19th 2015 Day 206 - Devonport to Cradle Mountain Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Cradle Mountain
October 20th 2015 Day 207 - Gowrie Park to Mayfield Beach Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Swansea
October 21st 2015 Day 208 - Mayfield to Hobart and home Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart
October 22nd 2015 The end ... what's next? Oceania » Australia » Tasmania » Hobart
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