WW’s Week 7 Stats: 25/8 – 31/8

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 7 Stats

Place Start: Malak, Darwin, NT

Towns visited:

  • A week in Darwin!

Place End: Malak, Darwin, NT

Distance travelled this week: 379kms (Total 7636kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $0 (Total $2563)

Accommodation: ⛺️ $371 (Total $2180.80)

Food:🍱 $203 (Total $2142)

Booze: 🍷$0 (Total $180)

Eating out: 🍽 $0 (Total $390)

Coffee: $0 (Total $55)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $135 (Total $818)

  • Crocodylis Adventure Park, Darwin, NT

Misc: $234 (Total $512)

  • Melbourne-Darwin Flight Tom $234

Week’s Total: $943

Trip’s Total: $8533.80 (Per week average $1219)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

WW’s Week 6 Stats: 18/8 – 24/8

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 6 Stats

Place Start: Mataranka, NT

Towns visited:

  • Katherine, NT
  • Edith Falls, Leliyn Campground, NT
  • Florence Falls, Litchfield National Park, NT

Place End: Malak, Darwin, NT

Distance travelled this week: 937kms (Total 7257kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $393 (Total $2563) highest $1.46 per litre at Katherine

Accommodation: ⛺️ $189.80 (Total $1809.80)

Food:🍱 $355 (Total $1939)

Booze: 🍷$0 (Total $180)

Eating out: 🍽 $157 (Total $390)

Coffee: $32 (Total $55)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $286 (Total $683)

  • 2 Gorge River Tour, Katherine, NT

Misc: $161 (Total $278)

  • Gas $21
  • Hoses, fittings, bolts for utility cupboard Citronella candles and coil $139

Week’s Total: $1573.80

Trip’s Total: $7590.80 (Per week average $1265)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

The plastic hinges on the caravan utility compartment gave way this week. A couple of 100mm bolts were used to replaced the original plastic components proving to be much stronger!

WW’s Week 5 Stats: 11/8 – 17/8

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 5 Stats

Our travels this week brought us closer to Darwin this week!. We have had some wonderful free\low cost camping experiences this week, landing in an absolute gem of a place to stay, Little Roper Stock Camp, Mataranka!

Place Start: Wanngardi Caravan Park, White Gums, NT

Towns visited:

  • White Gums, Alice Springs, NT
  • Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve, NT
  • Tennant Creek, NT
  • Little Roper Stock Camp, Mataranka, NT

Place End: Mataranka, NT

Distance travelled this week: 1209kms (Total 6320kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $480 (Total $2170) highest 1.62 per litre at Tennant Creek

Accommodation: ⛺️ $172.70 (Total $1620)

Food:🍱 $50 (Total $1584)

Booze: 🍷$65 (Total $180)

Eating out: 🍽 $0 (Total $233)

Coffee: $0 (Total $23)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $20 (Total $397)

  • Adam Griggs Stock Whip Show $20 (stubbie holders)

Misc: $21 (Total $117)

  • Gas $21

Week’s Total: $809

Trip’s Total: $6017 (Per week average $1365)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

WW’s Week 4 Stats: 4/8 – 10/8

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 4 Stats

This week we were based in Alice Springs for the most our time. We had a great time at the McDonnell Ranges Big 4 Caravan Park along with some short stays outside in Alice Springs in the West MacDonnell Ranges.

Place Start: Alice Springs, NT

Towns visited:

  • Alice Springs, NT
  • Glen Helen Lodge, White Gums, NT.

Place End: Wanngardi Caravan Park, Alice Springs, NT

Distance travelled this week: 639kms (Total 5111kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $108 (Total $1690) highest 1.59 per litre at Alice Springs

Accommodation: ⛺️ $481 (Total $1447)

Food:🍱 $336 (Total $1534)

Booze: 🍷$50 (Total $115)

Eating out: 🍽 $110 (Total $233)

Coffee: $0 (Total $23)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Experiences: $377

  • Carmel ride for the family $323
  • Royal Flying Doctors Visitors Centre $54

Misc: $131 (Total $196)

  • Caravan Battery box repair $50
  • Gas $21
  • Kmart run: Sporting equipment, kids shoes and t-shirts $60

Week’s Total: $1593

Trip’s Total: $6017 (Per week average $1504)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

The hinge on the caravan battery compartment has broken. I have purchased the some materials to repair this at a later date.

WW’s Week 3 Stats: 28/7 – 3/8

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 3 Stats

Place Start: King’s Canyon Resort, Watarrka National Park, NT

Towns visited:

  • King’s Canyon Resort, NT
  • Uluru, NT
  • Ayer’s Rock Campground, Yulara NT
  • Erldunda Roadhouse, NT
  • Alice Springs, NT (McDonnell’s Ranges Big 4 caravan park)

Place End: Alice Springs, NT

Distance travelled this week: 972kms (Total 4472kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $510 (Total $1690) highest 2.19 per litre at King’s Canyon

Accommodation: ⛺️ $302 (Total $966)

Food:🍱 $524 (Total $1198)

Booze: 🍷$35 (Total $65)

Eating out: 🍽 $0(Total $123)

Coffee: $23

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Misc: ($65)

  • 3 day National Parks Pass $65

Week’s Total:$1459

Trip’s Total: $4424 (Per week average $1475)

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

None this week.

The heart of Australia!
Uluru!

WW’s Week 2 Stats: 21/7 – 27/7

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 2 Stats

The Wandering Wursthorns have been doing a lot of wandering these past 2 weeks, particularly into areas of poor or no mobile data\phone coverage! This has meant we now have a bit to catch up on with the blog.

I have to say having time off from the “digital umbilical cord” (internet connectivity) has provided a refreshing break from digital noise of social media and email. This is a good thing and helps us all appreciate what is happening around us as we travel.

Keep an eye out for our week 2 and 3 posts over the next couple of days as we have some downtime at the Big 4 Caravan park in Alice Springs, NT!

Our stats for Week 2!!

Place Start: Wilpena Pound, South Australia

Towns visited:

  • Hawker, SA
  • Quorn, SA
  • Port Augusta, SA
  • Woomera, SA
  • Gamdumbo, SA
  • Coober Pedy, SA
  • Marla, NT
  • Erldunda Roadhouse, NT
  • King’s Canon Resort, NT

Place End: King’s Canon Resort, Watarrka National Park, NT

Distance travelled this week: 1930kms (Total 3500kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $638 (Total $1180)

Accommodation: ⛺️ $384 ($664)

Food:🍱(includes a bulk food top up at Woolworths, Pt August, SA) $337 (Total $674)

Booze: 🍷$30 (Total $30)

Eating out: 🍽 $46 ($123)

Medical: 🚑 None! ($45)

Misc:

  • 2 Bottles of Gas $48 Pt Augusta, SA.
  • Water and Fuel Containers, Bike Lock, Toilet chemicals. $141
  • Fly nets x 6 for the Red centre and beyond! $60

Oops we forgot…..

  • All good this week. 😉

Repairs and Maintenance

  • This week we purchased additional water and fuel containers at the Hardware shop in Coober Pedy.
  • We also had our first experience of purchasing water from a bowser at Cooper Pedy. $1 for 30 litres!
  • As we arrived at Erldundra Roadhouse on Friday evening we discovered that the auxiliary battery in the Land Cruiser was leaking and deteriorating! After a moment of panic, I made an early morning (Saturday) trip into Alice Springs, a 400km round trip, to consultant an auto sparky about possible solutions. In the end the most economical solution was to swapped the spare AGM battery I had for the caravan into the car. The auxiliary battery is extremely important as it is running our car fridge\freezer which contains lots of the meat stock we have brought up from Melbourne. PJ at Auto Sparky, Alice Springs was an outstanding honest individual who could gave me the right advice even though it ultimately did his business out of sale. What a champion!
Leaking auxiliary battery in the Land Cruiser

WW’s Week 1 Stats: 14\7 – 20\7

Wandering Wursthorns’ Week 1 Stats

Place Start: Donvale, VIC

Towns visited:

  • Culgoa, VIC
  • Lyrup, SA
  • Berri, SA
  • Monash, SA
  • Quorn, SA
  • Hawker, SA

Place End: Wilpena Pound, SA

Distance travelled: 1570kms (Total 1570kms)

Fuel:⛽️ $542

Accommodation: ⛺️ $280

Food:🍱(includes a bulk food top up at Aldi, Berri) $337

Booze: 🍷$0 (no purchases on the road yet! All alcohol consumed has come from the caravan cellar!)

Eating out: 🍽 $77

Medical: 🚑 $45 (threadworm treatment)

Oops we forgot…..

  • Threaded brass water fitting for caravan that allows mains water to connected. Using a few spare fittings I have managed to work around this!

Repairs

  • As we pulled into Wilpena Pound I discovered the 12volt connection between the car and van had become disconnected during travel. The connector dragged along the road for some time destroying the connector. Fortunately the fuel stop at Hawker had a 12pin plug available at $39!! (I paid $20 on ebay before leaving.)