THE ESCAPE FROM OZ!

(This itinerary replaces the Route Plan to Darwin", which has been retired. The Escape from Oz will follow on from the Outstay Program.)


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! Unless otherwise written, all stays will be for one week.

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REACHING FOR SYDNEY (FIRST PROBE)

Gosford (2 Weeks) | HH (2 Weeks)

LAKE MACQUARIE FORAY


Belmont (3 Weeks) | HH (2 Weeks)

REACHING FOR SYDNEY (SECOND PROBE)

Gosford (One Month) | HH (Two Weeks)


NEARING NEWCASTLE

Belmont (Two Months) | HH (One Month)

CROSSING BROKEN BAY

Gosford (Three Months)

SYDNEY SENTRIC

Palm Beach (Three Months) | Bondi Beach (Three Months )// Lakemba (Ramadan) // Cabramatta (Three Months) | Campbelltown (Three Months)

ON TO THE SOUTH COAST

Bulli // Wollongong // Kiama

THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS

Bundanoon | Bowral

HUSTLING ON THE HUNTER

Anna Bay // Raymond Terrace (visiting Maitland!) // Pokolbin // Singleton // Karuah // Nelson Bay // Tea Gardens (crossing the ferry!) // 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) | Brisbane (Two Months) | Gympie | Noosa // 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 // Palm Island // Innisfail // Yarrabah Aboriginal Community // Cairns North (Digger Street) // Mossman // Port Douglas (One Month) // Daintree // Cooktown (Gunggara)

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!)

Indonesian Island Hopping
Itching for Indochina