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2001 Northern Australia PLAN

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Trip Plan for Northern Australian Safari

July – August 2001

Day

Date

From

To

KM

Saturday

July 7

Melbourne

Tailem Bend

620

Sunday

July 8

Tailem Bend

Port Augusta

415

Monday

July 9

Port Augusta

Cooper Pedy

539

Tuesday

July 10

Cooper Pedy

Eridunda

485

Wednesday

July 11

Eridunda

Yulara

242

Thursday

July 12

Yulara

 

0

Friday

July 13

Yulara

Kings Canyon

265

Saturday

July 14

Kings Canyon

 

0

 

 

 

 

2566

Day

Date

From

To

KM

Sunday

July 15

Kings Canyon

Alice Springs

436 (or less)

Monday

July 16

Alice Springs

Ormiston Gorge & Return

280

Tuesday

July 17

Alice Springs

Ross River

90

Wednesday

July 18

Ross River

Gem Tree

230

Thursday

July 19

Gem Tree

 

0

Friday

July 20

Gem Tree

Devils Marbles

400

Saturday

July 21

Devils Marbles

Daly Waters

477

 

 

 

 

1913

Day

Date

From

To

KM

Sunday

July 22

Daly Waters

Mataranka & Katherine

272

Monday

July 23

Katherine

Kununurra

510

Tuesday

July24

Kununurra

 

0

Wednesday

July 25

Kununurra

 

0

Thursday

July 26

Kununurra

El Questro

130

Friday

July 27

El Questro

Katherine

550

Saturday

July 28

Katherine

 

0

 

 

 

 

1462

Day

Date

From

To

KM

Sunday

July 29

Katherine

Kakadu

299

Monday

July 30

Kakadu

 

0

Tuesday

July 31

Kakadu

Darwin

247

Wednesday

August 1

Darwin

 

0

Thursday

August 2

Darwin

Litchfield

100

Friday

August 3

Litchfield

Douglas Hot Springs

120

Saturday

August 4

Douglas Hot Springs

Daly Waters

457

 

 

 

 

1223

Day

Date

From

To

KM

Sunday

August 5

Daly Waters

Barkley road House

524

Monday

August 6

Barkley road House

Mt Isa

450

Tuesday

August 7

Mt Isa

 

0

Wednesday

August 8

Mt Isa

Normanton

502

Thursday

August 9

Train ? (Wed??)

 

0

Friday

August 10

Normanton

Cloncurry

378

Saturday

August 11

Cloncurry

Longreach

523

 

 

 

 

2377

Day

Date

From

To

KM

Sunday

August 12

Longreach

 

 

Monday

August 13

Longreach

Windorah

309

Tuesday

August 14

Windorah

Birdsville

426

Wednesday

August 15

Birdsville

??

0

Thursday

August 16

??

Maree

520

Friday

August 17

Maree

Arkaroola

236

Saturday

August 18

Arkaroola

Wilpena

174

 

 

 

 

1665

Day

Date

From

To

KM

Sunday

August 19

Wilpena

 

0

Monday

August 20

Wilpena

Broken Hill

477

Tuesday

August 21

Broken Hill

Mildura

298

Wednesday

August 22

Mildura

Melbourne

577

 

 

 

 

1352

 

This allows for 9 spare days – based on return to Melbourne 31 August

Total trip distance – 12558 + local running

 

Estimated Costs – Fuel – @9KM/litre – 1400 litres @ $1.10/litre - $1535

Accommodation 56 Nights @ $20/night - $1120