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NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:37:58 PM »
I shipped my ST over from New Zealand in March for the 2015 National Rally and a bit of a ride afterwards. Here’s some photos of the 17-day ‘afterwards' bit…
Thanks guys for a fantastic 2015 National Rally and the riding companionship both up to Toowoomba and then on to Esk.
Total distance 11,200 Km
534 litres of petrol
$825 petrol (includes obligatory coffee and pie at each roadhouse stop)





First was the ride from Windsor up to Toowoomba via the Putty Rd with the excellent company of BikerJimBob and JohnnyYTed



A fantastic Rally. Thanks for the organisation guys.



Nude swim at Crystal Creek, Townsville. Won't need a shower for another few days now...



Up Mossman way - Very nice indeed



And not bad accommodation either



Heading towards Mt Isa in 40 degree heat



So you do get water here sometimes



Nothing much else to see as you enter the NT



Yipeeee!



Now let’s go really fast!



It’s not the size that matters…



The devil really does have big marbles



Apparently there’s a bump as you cross the Tropic (or is that the Equator?)



Check out Kings Canyon? – Naah!



Have a look at one of the other gorges instead



A typical night on the road. Mate you've got some big bugs in this country!



Pretty early morning start



SA/NT had the best border crossing display



Coober Pedy long-drops



Could really use a corner right now



Still no corners in sight



Salt Lake selfie thanks to a passing motorist



What a relief! I was ever so worried about what to do if I caught up with another vehicle out here…



Woomera – A rocket parked beside some space junk



Dead cow beside roadside flower arrangement. There's gotta be a story behind that



Hmmm. Not sure what the value in this photo was



Falls Creek - Up into the Snowy Mountains to bypass the Melbourne Easter traffic



And on to Mt Buffalo and the hills behind Bright



Almost has a New Zealand feel about it



Last night in the tent on the way back to NSW



And almost back to Sydney again

A really cool 17-day trip!!
« Last Edit: April 18, 2015, 04:56:07 PM by RGardner »
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 10:17:36 PM »
 :-++ Rob, just  :-++
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 10:25:57 PM »
 ++ Great Photo's Rob Thanks for sharing  :like
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 10:01:59 AM »
Amazing, thanks for sharing
 

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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 10:08:21 AM »
Nice photos.  A fantastic variation of roads.
 

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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 02:02:59 PM »
Awesome photos, thanks for sharing mate :hatwave
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 02:48:26 PM »
Rob, thanks very much for a great set of photo's of the trip.
It brings back some memories of the roads I drove & rode going back a few more years than I would care to admit.
The quality of the photo's was great as well.

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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 04:34:41 PM »
Rob, that's a great photographic summary of your trip.  Thanks for sharing.   :thumbsup
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 05:44:00 PM »
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great ride report and pics Rob,  juST one question though... in your firST line you say May... how did you get it in Sydney in MARCH...  :Stirpot
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 08:24:44 PM »
Good effort!!!

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Nude swim at Crystal Creek, Townsville. Won't need a shower for another few days now...

No pics, it didn't happen .......



So you do get water here sometimes

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, that it a high water-mark!
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 09:06:21 AM »
Fantastic photographs of your trip mate, thanks for sharing
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Re: NZ Rob's Half Oz Trip
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2015, 09:08:59 AM »
Great report Rob. Like your photos.

You have more discipline than me. I find it hard to stop for a photo.
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