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9465 kilometers (5881 miles)

The path from Perth to Springbrook National Park, with lots of little and big jaunts in between. I’m working on different maps, but this is the idea (care of google maps). The flags are places we stayed at least a night, or had an especially interesting experience. Though it was a lot of driving, we stopped a lot and snacked on food from the esky (wait, sudden realization. Does the aussie word “esky”, or a cooler (or ice box), which I’ve been saying daily for the last two months, derive from eskimo? Oh heavens) and drank coffee from the thermos. Our longest drive was on xmas eve, just under eight hours, from Melbourne to Canberra.