travelling around Australia

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 18:02
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Hi, would like to know if it is better to travel west or east when travelling around Australia. We will be leaving from Victoria .Have heard wind and sun can pose a problem going north up the west coast? We have unlimited time.
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Reply By: The Hob - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 19:31

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 19:31
Of course it is shorter to go anti clockwise as we drive on the left. LOL

In reality I don't think it matters. I have travelled across the Nullabor both directions and had a trailling wind each time. It is the luck of the draw. Coming down the WA coast I have felt head winds and also they changed and become following winds.

If you have the time just read the weather. If you are going to be travelling into a head wind just wait for a day or two and then go. Rain and heat are just as arbitrary. Having unlimited time you can pick and wait for weather.

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Reply By: Grumblebum & Dragon - Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 20:38

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013 at 20:38
WE agree with Alan

John and Jean
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Reply By: Motherhen & Rooster - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 08:40

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 08:40
Hi Two Evos

You have to travel each way at some time if doing a "perimeter tour" :O

But North South is a better way. Stay south in the summer and north in the winter - depending on your time frame zigzag between the two a few times, getting in Central Australia when not too hot as well.

Don't hug the coast in WA - the inland is much more interesting, scenic and accommodating for travellers.

If you meet a strong headwind anywhere (and it can occur inland as well as near the coast), best way is to just stop - usually it is calm again come morning.



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