Australia Map of Places to See

The Big Lap around Australia is the trip of a lifetime. Even after exploring all seven continents, Australia is still one of our favorites. For 16 months we lived in Lil’ Beaut, our Toyota Coaster, and traveled 40,000 kilometers. The trip took us around the perimeter of Australia, through each state and territory, and down the red center.

Along the way, we saw the elusive cassowary, watched crocodiles feed when the tide came in, had a wombat shake our bus one night, woke to the sound of Kookaburras, and camped in a ghost town. It was the adventure of our dreams.

The map below can help you plan your own adventure. Zoom in to see where we stopped along the way. Dots with a paperclip icon are clickable for articles related to that area.

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Traveling the Big Lap cost us $20K USD ($32K AUD). That is an average of $1,260 USD per month ($ 2,051 AUD). Check out our charts with detailed spending and tips for saving for information on how much it cost us to do the Big Lap.

Check out our guides below to help you plan your trip.

Clear blue water of the HIll Inlet on Whitsunday Island
Our journey through Queensland included small towns, flat desert planes, and remote outback camping. The scenery varied from the central Read more
Trin on a mountain in Karajini
Western Australia is vast open land with many wonders to explore. With the majority of the population of the state Read more
Trin and Lil' Beaut in front of Uluru
The Northern Territory (NT) is a vast open land with deserts, escarpments, monoliths, rain-forests, beautiful swim holes, and rivers where Read more
A view from the Nullarbor road
Two roads converge into one seemingly endless stretch of bitumen that connects the east to the west across the bottom Read more
The Twelve Apostles on The Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
The Great Ocean Road is famed to be one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world. We had Read more
Bride standing among basalt lava by the Kiama coast line
Kangaroo Valley The sun had just pulled away its final rays and the night was quiet, surprisingly quiet given the Read more
Promenade by Marc and Debbie Spijkerbosh "Stepping into an artistic promenade - a journey of discovery and inspiration where natures's beauty surrounds us."
The Edge of the World lies on a rocky windswept coast and we were headed to its stormy shore. But Read more

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