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We thoroughly enjoyed meeting people at the various stopping places. Our times of arrival and even overnight stops changed with little notice due to lodging, weather, fuel availability, and maintenance.


Aircraft owners and pilots of land or seaplanes were welcome to join the journey for any distance or number of stops. A focus on safety was the main consideration in deciding timetables etc.  Each crew decided their route and stops. Sometimes, two or more crews planned to overnight at the same stop and shared lodging & meals. One of our goals was to enhance the reputation of light aircraft flight. 


5 Crews, Full/Partial
Clockwise 2024

Clockwise route


Grey = Possible stop refueling/comfort

Green = Confirmed overnight stop

Blue = Proposed overnight stop

Depart Caboolture Airport

30 Mar 2024

Gold Coast

Ballina Airport

Play Station 30 Mar

Port Macquarie

Lake Macquarie (Rathmines) 31 Mar

Sydney Romeo 405

Wedderburn Airport

Wollongong (Museum stop) 1  Apr

Moruya 2 Apr

Wonboyn Lake

Lakes Entrance 3 Apr

Rothwell (Pvt Strip) 4-5 Apr

Point Cook Airport 6 Apr

Portland Airport 6 Apr

Robe Airport


Eleanor Downs Arpt Kangaroo Island


Port Augusta 9 Apr

Port Lincoln

Streaky Bay 10 Apr


Nullarbor Motel Airport 11 Apr

Caiguna Road House 12 Apr


Esperance 13 Apr

Albany 14-15 Apr

Walpole 16 Apr

Margaret River 17 Apr

Busselton 17 APR

Murrayfield Aerodrome 18 Apr

Serpentine Airport 

Rottnest Island 19-20 Apr

Cervantes Airstrip (Pinnacles) 

Geraldton Airport 21 Apr

Big Rat Island 

Murchison River 

Billabong Airstrip & Roadhouse 

Shark Bay 22-23 Apr

Carnarvon Airport

Cape Cuvier – Korean Star Ship Wreck

Lake Macleod and Lake Macleod salt processing

Coral Bay

Exmouth Airstrip 24 Apr

Simpson Island (camping) 25 Apr

Montebello Islands WA

Karratha (Dampier)

Port Hedland 26 Apr

Eco Beach 27 Apr

Broome 28-30 Apr

Cape Leveque 1 May

Cockatoo Island

Horizontal Falls

Mount Barnett

Drysdale River Station 2 May

Mitchell Plateau

Kimberley Coastal Camp

Kalumburu 3 May

Honeymoon Bay 4 May

Mission Bay

Drysdale Gorge

Twin Falls

Faraway Bay

Seaplane Bay

Brakeley River Lodge

Kununurra Fuel 5 May

Bungle Bungle 

Lake Argyle

El Questro

Port Keats Airport

Darwin 6-8 May

Kakadu Park

Jabiru Airport

Maningrida Airport

Gove Airport 9 May

Groote Island

Lost City

Borroloola Airport & BP 10 May

Lawn Hill 

Sweers Island Resort

Burketown Airport

Karumba 11 May

Weipa 12 May

Ross crash setup Memorial site

Loyalty beach  (Bamaga) 13-14 May

Thursday Island 15 May

Haggerstone island

Lockhart River


Lizard Island 16 May

Cooktown 17 May

Port Douglas 18 May

Cairns/Lake Tineroo 19 May

Townsville 20 May


Paul Williams Airstrip

Whitsundays Airport 21-23 May

Marble Island

Great Keppel

Baffle Creek 24 May

Hervey Bay Airport 25 May



Home (Caboolture) 26 May 2024 

Approximately 60 days

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Southern Sun 2024 Anti-Clockwise
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Original Anti-Clockwise Route

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Point Cook 6 Apr 2024

Sydney  6 Apr 

Myall River  7 Apr

Southport  8 Apr 

Gladstone  10 Apr

Townsville  11 Apr

Cooktown  14 Apr

Thursday IS  16 Apr

Galliwin'ku (formerly Elcho Island)  23 Apr

Darwin  24 Apr

Napier Broome Bay  27 Apr

Broome  28 Apr

Port Hedland  28 Apr

Carnarvon  30 Apr

(delay for new engine)

Perth  11 May  

Israeilte Bay 15 May

Denial Bay  16 May

Port Lincoln 17 May

Beachport  18 May

Point Cook 19 May 2024

Approximately 44 days

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Rohan 2024 Up the Middle

Rohan's Hybrid Route

Gold Coast

Point Cook 6 Apr 2024
Ayres Rock
Alice Springs
Matarank Springs
Darwin (meet up with other crews) 
Kimberly tour

Broome Apr 27
Broken Hill
Gold Coast

Please note the dates are only scheduled and may change due to weather or rescheduling. Check our blog for up-to-date info. Or email

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