I am planning a trip for 4-5 months through Queensland and the cape starting around the middle of next year.
I haven't done any real planning yet with regard to routes and places to stay other then I have the vague plan that my wife and young family will fly to Cairns, and I will drive from Perth to Cairns so the little ones don't do the heavy week of driving cross country. And the other plan is to budget for a caravan park cabin once a week or so to get out of the van.
Currently doing the vehicle prep at the moment so the costs and effort can be distributed over a year or 2. The vehicle is a 150 prado and the camper is a Jayco Dove outback.
anyway, thought that I would start a done and to do list for the trip, starting with the vehicle and van prep. This is as good a place as any to keep the list as I can access it from anywhere and slowly progress my way through the list. Any comments, suggestions or opinions are welcome.
Additional fuel filter
Under bonnet compressor
Canvas seat covers
Fishing rod holder
To do list:
New tyres for camper (ordered)
New tyres for wagon – to be done Q1 2018 (or as a special if opportunity arises)
Get camper serviced including springs and brakes (jayco dove outback 2005)
Rear storage and fridge slide
Relocate battery in Van to increase storage space
Relocate water pipes to increase storage
Water filter and electric pump
Seal up dust paths
Tidy up bed end awnings
Move spare wheel to make storage space on rear bumper
Move gas bottle and remove jerry can holder to make storage space on draw bar (wanna be able to fit babyQ here)?
Extra LPG port for baby Q
Solar for camper?
Solar for wagon?
Roof storage for camper (has 2 roof bars)
Roof storage for wagon (currently has 2 roof bars that clamp to side rails).
Battery monitor for wagon
Battery monitor for Van
Traveling spares list
Toyota fuel filter
Racor fuel filter
Toyota air filter
Miscellaneous 10mm and 12mm nuts and bolts
Electric and tie wire
Looking at the Route accrosss. Main criteria is to get to Cairns ASAP to meet up with the family.
comparing between hema and google maps
Perth to Leonora
9h18min according to google maps
Leonora to Warburton
21hr 27min according to google (WTF)
Warburton to Mt Ebenezer
21hr 46min according to google (WTF)
Mt Ebenezer to Alice Springs
havnt worked out the Alice to Cairns bit yet.