How much does it cost to go around Australia
Ever wondered how much it cost to go around Australia? The Pyke Clan in a Van have narrowed down the exact amount of money you need to take a year off and travel our beautiful country.
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12 MONTHS ON THE ROAD
➡We’ve spent $35,919.20 in total.
Includes gas bottles, rego, phone bills, insurances etc.
= $690.75 per week
➡The total grocery bill is $7,205.77
= $138.57 per week
➡Travelled 35,970 km’s.
➡Most we’ve paid for diesel – $2.50/L⛽
➡Total fuel bill is $6,833.13
= $131.40 per week
➡We’ve had one baby
Welcome to the Clan Milla
➡Visited 124 playgrounds.
➡Collected 61 stubby holders.
➡We’ve gone through 8 pairs of thongs.
(3) Kane , Lucas
(0) Mikaela, Milla
➡We’ve had 1 flat tyre.
➡Car servicing costs – $1368
➡We’ve had our towing mirrors and our Caravan stone guard stolen.
➡We’ve replaced one Caravan door handle, one TV antenna handle, one 12V TV, two solar panels, one toilet pump, one cracked water pipe and our awning.
➡Caravan costs – $3,560
➡We’ve stayed at 206 free camps.
Favourite free camp – Cosy Corner North in Binalong Bay, Tasmania
➡We’ve stayed in 159 Caravan Parks.
Favourite Caravan Park – BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
➡Total accommodation bill is $5,602.35
=$107.73 per week
➡Most-played driving song – Ride With Me by Nelly (boys know it as “the money song”)
➡Total activities bill is $2,124.25
Tom’s Highlights – Wineglass Bay, The Daintree Rainforest
Mikaela’s Highlights – West MacDonnell Ranges, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Uluru
Kane’s Highlights – Gold Coast Theme Parks, all the water slides
Lucas’ Highlights – Australia Zoo, all the playgrounds
➡Favourite Pub – Daly Waters Historic Pub
➡Total alcohol bill is $1602.43
➡A few essentials that make caravanning a lot easier –
Our washing machine (saves us so much money!)
12V fans (makes free camping a lot more comfortable!)
Our Waeco (thank goodness for extra freezer space and cold beer)
➡Families we have met along the way
Mountain Sun Sea, The Blizzards’ Big Lap, Rogers Great Escape, Sunset Seekers, Aussie Wanderlust (plus a few more who don’t have FB pages)
➡We’ve seen more then what we ever thought was possible. Australia truly is an amazingly diverse, beautiful country.
➡There’s been campfires, red dirt, blue skies, waterfalls, sunsets and sand in our toes.
➡We’ve watched as our kids flourish becoming independent, knowledgeable, adventurous little boys.
➡Our marriage has gone from strength to strength.
➡We’ve shared a drink and a laugh with so many new friends.
➡A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES
✨And there’s still so much left to see and do —No regrets✨