THIS ITINERARY REPLACES THE ROUTE PLAN TO DARWIN, WHICH HAS BEEN RETIRED. The Escape from Oz will follow on from the Outstay Program. It will commence once I have reached Stage 3 of the Stages of Wealth.

The glacial but triumphant pace with which I rediscovered Tuggerah and The Entrance will probably serve as the template for the Escape from Oz. Street by street, suburb by suburb I will reclaim my former world.

How long before the Escape (in years!)?

Haven't had I persistent dreams of travelling through the north coast of NSW, and Queensland? Don't I dream of returning to Kiama like every second night?

Unless otherwise indicated, love is one factor which could slow my journey! Covid could be another.

GOSSY GOOD TIMES

Enjoying the new beer garden at Hotel Gosford

Gosford (2 Weeks) | HH2 (Three Months)

REACHING FOR THE PENINSULA

Gosford (One Month) | HH2 (Three Months)


CROSSING BROKEN BAY

Woy Woy (Two Months)

SYDNEY SENTRIC

Newport (Two Months) | Manly (One Month) | Cremorne (One Month) | Cabramatta (Three Months) | Campbelltown (Five Months)

SAVOURING THE SOUTH COAST

Picton/Bulli (6 Months) | Wollongong (6 Months) | Kiama (6 Months)

THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Bundanoon (3 Months) | Bowral (3 Months) | Picton (3 Months)

SYDNEY: REPRIEVE

Camden | Katoomba (6 Months) | Penrith (3 Months) | Parramatta | Epping

HUSTLING ON THE HUNTER

Raymond Terrace (visiting Maitland!) // Cessnock // Pokolbin // Singleton // Karuah

NEARING NEWCASTLE

Newcastle (6 Months) | Nelson Bay // Tea Gardens (crossing the ferry!) // Anna Bay // Bulahdelah (leaving the Sydney Basin!) // Singleton // Forster (plenty of semi high rise buildings here!) // Hallidays Point // Taree // Harrington // Port Macquarie // Kempsey


South West Rocks // Nambucca Heads (don't stay in the Blue Dolphin Motel!) // Urunga // Coffs Harbour // Woolgoolga // Corindi Beach // Brooms Head // Grafton // Maclean // Yamba // Nimbin (One Month) // Lismore // Byron Bay (One Month) //

QUEENSLAND QUINTESSENTIAL

Gold Coast (One Month) | Logan | Brisbane (Two Months) | Gympie | Noosa // Montville // Hervey Bay // Bundaberg // Gladstone // Rockhampton // Mackay //

I could hang around the docks in Airlie Beach or Townsville, updating Marine Traffic, trying to hitch a ride north. I could overcome my fear of flying, by taking a plane to Palm Island.

RELAXING ON THE REEF

Proserpine // Airlie Beach (One Month) // Townsville // Ingham (home to many Italians!) // Palm Island // Innisfail // Yarrabah Aboriginal Community // Cairns North (Digger Street) // Mossman // Port Douglas (One Month) // Daintree // Cooktown (Gunggara)

Hann River Map

THE BAMA WAY

Hopevale (home of the Guugu Yimithirr people!) // Yarraden // Musgrave // Coen // Silver Plains // Lockhart River // Bramwell Junction // Elliot Falls (Old Telegraph Road) // Seisia (for ferry from Cairns to Bamaga, click here.) // Thursday Island (Six Months) // Roko Island // Badu Island //

FOLLOWING THE FLY, AND OTHER RIVERS

Daru (PNG) | Oriomo | Wipin // Wim // Kapal // Malam // Aiambak // Iamara // Wasua (Domori Island) // Balimo // Lake Murray// Kiunga // Rumginae // Kwiapae (mine?) // Matkomnae

On to the Ok Tedi

Obo // Kikori // Ambua Lodge // Mendi //

OVER THE STAR MOUNTAINS


Telefomin // Mianmin (two day from Telefomin) // Duranmin // Hotmin // Frieda Strip // Green River // Bewani // Vanimo (Surf Paradise!)


Estimated Hotel Costs in Australia!

One World Orbit // Indonesian Island Hopping


But when the cat's away the mice sure do play... and freedom lies on the margins of the page!