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2010 Australia Trip


My fifth Australian birding trip is planned for October/November 2010.  I plan to fly into Sydney, go north along the coast to Newcastle, then head to inland New South Wales.  From there, I plan to visit northwest Victoria, including Hattah-Kulkayne and Wyperfeld, then move on to South Australia.  This will be my first visit to the state of South Australia, and I plan to visit Gluepot Reserve, move on to the Flinders Ranges, north of Adelaide, and then work my way down to Adelaide, which is the capital of South Australia.  After that, I plan to drive along the coast of South Australia to the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, then around to Werribee, which is just southwest of Melbourne, in the state of Victoria.  I'll be visiting a combination of places I have seen before, mostly on my 2004 trip, and new places (inland New South Wales and South Australia).  It will be about 2600 miles of driving, not including local birding and side trips.  Below is a map of my route, and below that is my itinerary.  While on the trip, I plan to add links to commentary (Ramblings) and pictures (Photos), as I have done for the last few trips.


Here is a map of the entire country, to put my 2010 trip in perspective:



Scroll to the bottom of the page for a link to an interactive Google map, where you can zoom and scroll, to see details of my route.


For photos and commentary on the trip, click on the links below - (Photos or Ramblings)

Planned itinerary of 45 days

Depart Seattle on Monday, October 4, and fly via Los Angeles to Sydney


1. Sydney NSW, 4 nights, arrive Wednesday, October 6  Ramblings01  Ramblings02  Photos01  Ramblings03  Ramblings04 Photos02

2. Windsor NSW, 2 nights, arrive Sunday, October 10  Ramblings05  Ramblings06  Photos03

3. Newcastle NSW, 3 nights, arrive Tuesday, October 12  Ramblings07  Ramblings08  Photos04  Ramblings09

4. Gloucester NSW, 1 night, arrive Friday, October 15  Photos05  Ramblings10

5. Dungog NSW, 2 nights, arrive Saturday, October 16  Ramblings11  Photos06  Ramblings12  Photos07

6. Gilgandra NSW, 1 night, arrive Monday, October 18  Ramblings13

7. Macquarie Marshes NSW, 2 nights, arrive Tuesday, October 19  Ramblings14  Photos08  Photos09  Ramblings15

8. Lake Cargelligo NSW, 2 nights, arrive Thursday, October 21  Ramblings16

9. Griffith NSW, 1 night, arrive Saturday, October 23  Ramblings17  Photos10

10. Swan Hill VIC, 2 nights, arrive Sunday, October 24  Ramblings18  Photos11  Ramblings19  Photos12

11. Ouyen VIC, 4 nights, arrive Tuesday, October 26  Ramblings20  Ramblings21  Photos13  Ramblings22  Photos14  Ramblings23  Photos15

12. Calperum Station (Berri) SA, 1 night, arrive Saturday, October 30  Ramblings24 

13. Barmera SA, 1 night, arrive Sunday, October 31  Photos16

14. Flinders Range (Wilpena) SA, 2 nights, arrive Monday, November 1  Ramblings25  Photos17

15. Port Augusta SA, 1 night, arrive Wednesday, November 3  Ramblings26

16. Port Pirie SA, 1 night, arrive Thursday, November 4  Ramblings27  Photos18

17. Adelaide SA, 4 nights, arrive Friday, November 5  Ramblings28  Ramblings29  Photos19  Ramblings30  Photos20  Ramblings31  Photos21

18. Meningie SA, 1 night, arrive Tuesday, November 9  Ramblings32

19. Mt Gambier SA, 1 night, arrive Wednesday, November 10  Ramblings33  Photos22

20. Port Campbell VIC, 2 nights, arrive Thursday, November 11  Ramblings34  Ramblings35  Photos23

21. Werribee VIC, 5 nights, arrive Saturday, November 13  Ramblings36  Ramblings37  Ramblings38  Photos24  Ramblings39  Ramblings40  Photos25


Depart Melbourne and fly home to Seattle via Los Angeles on Thursday, November 18  Ramblings41


Below is an interactive Google map of my 2010 Australian itinerary.  You can zoom in and out, and you can drag the map around with your mouse by clicking and holding down the mouse button.


Click here for a link to a larger version of the interactive map.