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WELCOME


to an Australian roundabout roadtrip

on well-trod tracks, some unchartered

  ...Sue + Ian             

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WELCOME


to an Australian roundabout roadtrip

on well-trod tracks, some unchartered

  ...Sue + Ian             

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about this site


about this site


 

 

CircleOz began as an across-Australia notion some years’ back, a vague plan to head into the wild blue yonder at the end of February 2017. Since then, things have stopped and started as time and life permit.

A circle? Mmmm, it has certainly turned out a little more complicated than initially mooted... so let's just see how it goes... to be honest, we could be anywhere right now.

The overall thinking was to firstly follow our noses (and the setting sun), with worthwhile detours due to some unexpected signpost or welcome tip-off along the way - to see everything that needs to be seen in this Antipodean island-oddity we've always called home... and all with the luxury of a `fluid' timeframe, a basic plan and an approximate route.

Eventually the website morphed into a wishlist, the planned, the maybe and actual, random scribbles and imagery - a living thing - subject to change from day to day, as is the real way of the world.

Initially the photos here are of days gone by, as we've been lucky to have already traveled to here and there - a scattering of picture-thoughts and captured moments in time, snippets of previous Australian adventures, of holidays, meanderings, accidental stopovers and visits.

The photos to come will be new, replacing the old. The videos are new, fledglings really, but hopefully of more interest as we go.

There are also VIDEOS AND FAVOURITE PHOTOS HERE.

And oh yes... THERE IS A BLOG, and a changing page - WE ARE CURRENTLY HERE, NEARBY, OR HAVE JUST LEFT

 
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`home' away from home


Series 78 Troopy truck with just enough creature comforts

`home' away from home


Series 78 Troopy truck with just enough creature comforts

 

TRUCK - 2014 Toyota Series 78 Troop Carrier GXL 4x4 SUV Diesel 4.5L Turbo, 5-Speed Manual. 180L extended range 2-part fuel tank, cruise control, bullbar, recovery points, winch and side steps

NAVIGATION (PLANNING) - OziExplorer Waypoint/Track mapping software for PC 

Hema Australia 4WD Raster Map Collection for PC 

NAVIGATION (EN-ROUTE) 

Hema 4WD Maps app 

Hema Desert Tracks Atlas and Guide

  • DNX9180DABS High End Kenwood AV Navigation with HD Display with Garmin on-road /off-road Maps and reversing camera 

COMMUNICATIONS

inReach Satellite Communicator 

GME UHF CB Radio system and aerial 

VISUAL -

- FYRLYT 5000 Driving Lights

FIT-OUT - by Trakka, including Low Profile Elevating Roof, insulated composite construction and gas strut assisted lift, roof bed, standing room height and cabin space. Polyester sleeve sides with screen ventilation. High pressure laminated cabinets and drawers. Insulated floor. Double burner spirit stove, portable sink basin, 50L 12/240 volt compressor fridge/freezer. 70L pressurized hot and cold water supply. Rollout side awning. Roof-mounted solar panels.

WHEELS - Dunlop Road Gripper F Light Truck Tyres 225/95R16 118/116S with steel rims 

- ARB portable Air Compressor and gauge 

- Puncture repair kit

- Hi-Lift Jack, Bottle Jack and wooden base

- Kaymar Twin Spare Mounting Kit and Rear Bumper

RECOVERY GEAR -ARB Premium Recovery Kit

 
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all about us


Two Australians calling Melbourne home

all about us


Two Australians calling Melbourne home

Haddon Corner, Queensland_ iancochrane

Fitzgerald River, Western Australia _ iancochrane

about Sue

A reader, mum and draughtsman. 

Life-likes include... some sort of order, with little regard for time; Yoga, Scrabble and shoes... and number one son.

 

Sue + Ian ?

Life-likes include... the environment, animals, street art, art and architecture, wine, film, food and friends, theatre, design, music, coffee, cycling and walking, hiking, humanity, health and travel... not always in the same order.

Flinders Ranges, South Australia _ camerontampling

about Ian

A writer, reader and draughtsman. 

Life-likes include... punctuality within the realm of an organized mess; Pilates, beer - and blogs... including but not limited to iancochrane.com.au  TravelnRavel.com

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september 2018 3500km Melbourne to Hobart return


Melbourne Vic to Hobart Tas via ferry and return (including early west, south coast and mountain adventures from as far back as 2008)

september 2018 3500km Melbourne to Hobart return


Melbourne Vic to Hobart Tas via ferry and return (including early west, south coast and mountain adventures from as far back as 2008)

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november 2017 3500km Chambers Pillar to Melbourne


Chambers Pillar NT to Melbourne Vic via Alice Springs, Mt Dare, Simpson Desert (500km) and Flinders Ranges

november 2017 3500km Chambers Pillar to Melbourne


Chambers Pillar NT to Melbourne Vic via Alice Springs, Mt Dare, Simpson Desert (500km) and Flinders Ranges

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october 2017 5300km


Tiwi Islands NT to Chambers Pillar NT via Darwin, Alice Springs, Finke River and Illuru - including the 2200km Binns Track

october 2017 5300km


Tiwi Islands NT to Chambers Pillar NT via Darwin, Alice Springs, Finke River and Illuru - including the 2200km Binns Track

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september 2017 2200km Cape Arnhem to Tiwi Islands


Cape Arnhem NT to Tiwi Islands NT via Katherine, Kakadu, Cobourg Peninsula and Darwin

september 2017 2200km Cape Arnhem to Tiwi Islands


Cape Arnhem NT to Tiwi Islands NT via Katherine, Kakadu, Cobourg Peninsula and Darwin

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august 2017 2500km karumba to cape arnhem


Karumba Qld to Cape Arnhem NT via Savannah Way

august 2017 2500km karumba to cape arnhem


Karumba Qld to Cape Arnhem NT via Savannah Way

 

SNAPS along the track -

QUEENSLAND - FAR NORTH

QUEENSLAND - OUTBACK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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july 2017 4400km Undara to Karumba


Undara Qld to Karumba Qld via Birdsville

july 2017 4400km Undara to Karumba


Undara Qld to Karumba Qld via Birdsville

 

some SNAPS along the track -

QUEENSLAND - OUTBACK

QUEENSLAND - FAR NORTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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late june 2017 1800km Cape York to Undara


Cape York Qld to Undara Qld via Weipa

late june 2017 1800km Cape York to Undara


Cape York Qld to Undara Qld via Weipa

 

some SNAPS along the track -

QUEENSLAND - OUTBACK

QUEENSLAND - FAR NORTH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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early june 2017 2300km Townsville to cape york


Townsville Qld to Cape York Qld via Chilli Beach and Captain Billy Landing

early june 2017 2300km Townsville to cape york


Townsville Qld to Cape York Qld via Chilli Beach and Captain Billy Landing

 

some SNAPS along the track -

QUEENSLAND - FAR NORTH

QUEENSLAND - NORTH COAST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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may 2017 3500km Byron to Townsville


Moreton Island to Townsville via Toowoomba and Canarvon Gorge

may 2017 3500km Byron to Townsville


Moreton Island to Townsville via Toowoomba and Canarvon Gorge

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late april 2017 800km byron to moreton


Byron Bay NSW to Moreton Island Qld via Stanthorpe

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early april 2017 1600km mudgee to byron


Mudgee NSW to Byron Bay NSW via Sydney

early april 2017 1600km mudgee to byron


Mudgee NSW to Byron Bay NSW via Sydney

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late march 2017 3100km kangaroo island to Mudgee


Kangaroo Island SA to Mudgee NSW, via Adelaide

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early march 2017 1200km Melbourne to Kangaroo Island


Melbourne Vic to Kangaroo Island SA via Great Ocean Road

early march 2017 1200km Melbourne to Kangaroo Island


Melbourne Vic to Kangaroo Island SA via Great Ocean Road