Originally Posted by smutje
Hallo Chris ,
danke für Dein Interesse und Rückmeldung . Möchte einfach gerne mit dem Baby(LT) einmal Australien umrunden und wieder liebe Leute kennenlernen .
Sind 16.000 km realistisch oder kommen da mehr zusammen ?
BABLEFISH TRANSLATED AS: Hello Chris, thanks for your interest and feedback. Simply gladly once Australia would like to orbit and again loves people to become acquainted with with the Baby(LT). Are 16,000 km realistic or meet there more? Smutje
I don't speak German (have been to, and have some friends in, Munich at ARRI, does that count?). Translating everything in Babelfish will get boring very quickly.. and I'm not so sure it gets the "true meaning" all the time..., but anyway..
Don't actually know how far it is around Oz... 16,000km would be a fair guess. Easily on the LT I would think. A few of "our" guys have done pretty long sections of it, if not all the way around (the Perth boys...for sure!).
Just give yourself plenty of time.
For example, Melbourne to Sydney is about 9 hours straight through, Sydney to Cairns (far north Qld) can be about 2.5 days straight through - I've done that in a campervan. Absolute minimum to get around Oz you'd need maybe 2 weeks riding long hours every day I would think... damn boring trip though without stopping to smell the roses!
I would think plan 6 weeks as a minimum to go right around and start to enjoy it. I think you have to watch out for the rainy season in the top end (now) as far as planning.. the rest is just whether its hot, cold, wet or.. in winter there is some snow in the Snowy Mountains that means no riding there for a couple of months, probably June - Sept for sure.
There are many great backroads as well as coastline to travel, so your 16,000km could expand if you had time.
Get onto Google Earth and do some planning to check out distances.