We will leave Darwin in late January so the initial planning is getting to Darwin.
The biggest worry for this leg of the journey is the time of the year. Summer in Australia can be extreme, and most of the places along our route experience days of 40+ degrees celsius a few times each year. There are two aims to our Australian leg: see friends; and actually enjoy some of Australia's beauty. We travel a lot in the car but so often we find that we are chained to the idea of needing to reach the destination, passing some of the real character of Australia without stopping in. We'll take almost 4 weeks to get to Darwin, pass through the red centre and cover about 7,000km.