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    Day 63/180 Derby

    Jackaroo Odometer – 251 902 (ebook coming soon) After yesterday you will need to make some educated decisions on what your vehecle is capable of taking on and be realistic on your ability to head north through the Gibb river road (very harsh) or the Fitzroy  Crossing. My decision was logical to head along the Fitzroy crossing as time is

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  • Day 62/180 Broome and Dampier Peninsula

    Jackaroo Odometer – 251 319 (ebook coming soon) This is where you will have to choose your travels according to your vehicle capabilities. If you decide to head north past Melcombe Douglas Crocodile farm you can push right up to the tip of the Peninsula. However, if you don’t have a tough all terrain vehicle I suggest you stick to

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    Day 61/180 Broome

    251 012 (ebook coming soon) What a crazy tourist destination this place is! Backpackers galore and plenty of locals rocken out most nights of the week! The local backpackers bar and pool is something outta sight! The bar over the pool area always ends up a blast! This was the most fun I’ve ever had at a backpackers … if

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    Day 60/180 Eighty Mile Beach to Broome

    Jackaroo Odometer – 250    (ebook coming soon) Well if I had just a few words to describe the area I’d say “beach boys and girls” plenty of beach. Beach as far as the eye can see. If you want get your 4×4 down at low tide and head north… its a very very nice feeling to get the car

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    Day 59/180 Port Headland to Eighty Mile Beach

    Jackaroo Odometer – 250 942 (ebook coming soon) Depending on what time you arrived yesterday and depending on how much time you’ve used up on your trip will effect how long you should spend in Port Headland. My recommendation is to move on straight away and head north along the eighty mile beach and enjoy some of the amazing scenery! I would say

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    Day 58/180 Port Headland

    Jackaroo Odometer – 250 627 (ebook coming soon) Depending on your timeline, you can choose to take today easy and stop in each town along the road to Port Headland or drive directly there. My suggestion is always to take the road less travelled and stop in some of the areas not many people visit! I recommend you stop in at Point

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    Day 57/180 Karratha to Dampier

    Jackaroo Odometer – 250 360 (ebook coming soon) The mining town really does have a sense of industrialization. Big trucks and semi trailers hall down the highway consistently along to Dampier road and the airport is about the only other thing out here you’ll see on your drive. The town or region of Karratha really has its own identity. I think all

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    Day 56/180 Wittenoom to Millstream National Park

    Jackaroo Odometer – 250 290 (ebook coming soon) After yesterdays massive day at Karijini National Park most travelers won’t take the time to stop in at Millstream National Park. However you will be depriving yourself of another highlight in the region. Ask yourself this question…. will I ever be back here again? If the answer is no, then your immediate

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    Day 55/180 Karijini National Park

    Jackaroo Odometer 250 021 (ebook coming soon) When you arrive in Tom Price it will be midnight depending on when you left Exmouth. Its important you get a good night sleep because Karijini National Park is no small area. Its a massive national park with many highlights so make sure you have a full battery charged up! You’ll regret it

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    Day 54/180 Cape Range National Park to Tom Price

    Jackaroo Odometer 249 478 (In truth I actually spent a week on the Yacht with Bill and went surfing in some amazing locations. But the surf spots and what went down that week will remain a secret as requested by the Locals. But you can imagine) This is where you have a decision to make, either head north towards Karratha

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    Day 53/180 Ningaloo Reef

    Jackaroo Odometer 249 459 After some many days on the road feeling like the car is your only home, its nice to take a break and spend some time on the yacht! Bill was happy to let me stay with him out on the boat for a couple of nights and this is in fact what made me fall in

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    Day 52/180 Coral Bay to Exmouth

    Jackaroo Odometer 249 451 Here’s where things get a little tricky… you can decide to continue northwards by skipping Exmouth and gaining a few extra days if you are lacking behind. However, if you do that you might very well be missing the greatest experience you might ever have in your LIFE! Exmouth is home to whale sharks and yes the

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    Day 51/180 – Coral Bay

    Jackaroo Odometer – 249 363 Departing Carnarvon first light I took one last stroll out along the pier before setting off on the highway north. I spend most of the morning on the road seeing the sights…. you will be surprised how little of anything there is out here to see. I few river crossings with no water and possibly

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    Day 50/180 – Red Bluff to Carnarvon

    Jackaroo Odometer – 249 120 I woke early knowing full well this was my last chance to get in a quick surf in before heading north. I wasn’t disappointed, but there is no time to loose since its going to be a long drive back to Carnarvon doubling back over tracks I’ve already covered. Remember this part of the world

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    Day 49/180 – Red Bluff and Gnaraloo

    Jackaroo Odometer – 249 006 It was well worth staying the night, not just because I was extremely tired from a long days yesterday but this morning to wake up with pumping 4ft offshore left handers was a dream. It was in actual fact, perfection. I think these were some of the best days of the trip by far because of

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    Day 48/180 – Red Bluff

    Jackaroo Odometer – 248 989 (ebook coming soon) Trust me when I say the images don’t do it justice…. to awake this morning as the sun was rising over the ocean was incredible… it was like i’d seen the ocean for the first time. I came over the hill in my 4×4 to witness what some call the dreamiest view

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    Day 47/180 Wooramel – Carnarvon

    Jackaroo Odometer – 248 960 Its important you start out early today when leaving Shark bay because you have to double back over road you’ve already covered. So in order to speed things along I departed at 5am when the temperature is a little cooler and makes for a quite road without traffic this early. This way you should be

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    Day 46/180 Shark Bay

    Jackaroo Odometer – 248 750 Yes, Shark bay is what they named the bay which has dolphins! I thought it was funny as well! It was a great morning up early to watch them feed dolphins in the wild… apparently it started out with a local guy who feed the dolphins when they were young…. from there it just kept

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    Day 45/180 – Denham and Dirt Hartog Island

    Jackaroo Odometer – 248 720 Now I’m really on fire, day 45 and the Road trips been heating up… 43 degrees today and expect no cool change until the East coast…. Anywhere north from here is just HOT HOT HOT. Its worth noting that my air conditioner seems to be on the way out because its cooler in the car if

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    Day 44/180 Kalbarri Outback

    Jackaroo Odometer – 248 410 Interesting to note that although this is my 44th Day on the road, its only about now that its really sinking in that I’ve still go over nearly 140 days of this trip to go…. HOW MUCH BETTER CAN IT REALLY GET?!?!?! I’m having the best time ever!!! Also for the record, this is the

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