Summary of this trip:

  • Left home on 24th April 2013 and arrived home on 4th October 2013.
  • We were on the road for 164 days in total.
  • Towed the fiver 8,594 kms and drove another 6,082 kms sightseeing, making a total of 14,676 kms.
  • Used 1,554 litres of diesel and averaged 18.08 litres per 100 kms when towing the fiver.
  • Used 608 litres of diesel and averaged 10 litres per 100 kms when NOT towing the fiver.
  • The price of diesel varied from a low of $1.449 per litre in Townsville to a high of $1.845 at Belyando Crossing, Qld.
  • The total cost for diesel was $3,444.84 at an average price of $1.58 per litre.


  • Stayed in Caravan Parks: 164 nights.
  • Free camped: zero, zilch.
  • Total cost was $5.404.55 at an average of $33.16 per night.
  • Cheapest CP (in price) was $20.00 per night at White Cliffs,NSW and Yowah,Qld.
  • Dearest CP was $41.29 per night at Dicky Beach, Qld.

  • Our completed 2013 route.

    2013's sojourn was to visit our boys on the Gold Coast, which we have done since 2008. We travelled through Broken Hill, Yowah, Cloncurry, Normanton, Cairns, Sapphire, Dicky Beach and finally saw our boys on the Gold Coast.

    Left Home on 24th April and arrived back Home on 4th October - all sound and safe.

    Total distance travelled towing our fiver: 8,594 kms.


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