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.