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Humpty
Posted: Sat May 31, 2008 7:23 pm Reply with quote
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In case any of you are interested in doing any long distance VW trips this year - there's a few of us coming over to Valla this year from WA. We're shipping rides to Sydney via Ceva Logistics and doing a driving holiday back again.

Any East-coasters wanting to do the drive can come with us and then have their bus' or bugs also returned to the east. Ceva can backfill in containers for $750 Perth to Sydney (I can get prices to other cities if needs be.)

So if anyone is up for a seriously cool cross-country cruise then the following applies:
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Worked out a 'very' rough schedule to give people an idea as to where we can travel on the way back. Based on 5 - 6 hours driving average per day (don't want to push the vans too hard):

Thu July 31 to Sun Aug 3rd - Valla VW Spectacular
Mon 4th Aug - Convoy Valla to Sydney with any sydney-siders returning home (approx 6.5 hours)
Tues 5th - Sydney to Bega (through Woolongong down the NSW south coast via Princes Highway)
Wed 6th - Bega to Melbourne
Thu 7th - Melbourne to Portland (via Great Ocean Road drive)
Fri 8th - Portland to Adelaide (about 6.5 hours)
Sat 9th - Oil Change and Valve adjustments etc with a VW shop in Adel. Rest Day
Sun 10th - Adelaide to Port Augusta (perhaps via Clare Valley wine region)
Mon 11th - Port Augusta to Ceduna
Tue 12th - Ceduna to Eucla (Whale Watching)
Wed 13th - Eucla to Norseman (via Cocklebiddy caves etc)
Thu 14th - Either north to Kalgoorlie and home or south to Esperance and back to Perth via the south west coast (if we aren't tired of driving and want to go home! LOL)

Some nights we'll camp out in the bus', some nights cheap motels or pubs.

Of course this is very rough and I suspect we'll take an extra day or so to take a look around during the trip - no hurry at all - heaps to look at. Depending on how we're traveling we can travel further or shorter on those days.

We're looking at fitting cbs to the vans for friendly chatter

Folks, for me this will be a one off event so if anyone's fence sitting I'd encourage them to join in as you won't get too many opportunities for such a cool driving holiday where you have backup transport and a good group to travel with. Yes it's a long way but taking it easy will make it a comfortable and fun adventure - great photo opportunities and a good time to appreciate this beautiful country of ours!

2 weeks - 4 states - vws! what a combo!!!

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samba
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:34 pm Reply with quote
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hmmm` had any show of hands yet brian?..k
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Humpty
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:43 pm Reply with quote
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Apparently so...

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Brian
Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:33 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 28 May 2008 Posts: 168 Location: Perth
six busses all confirmed so far Kieren

Got my split and two bays going from Perth to Valla, picking up another bay and two splits for the return trip - wicked!

You coming?

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lobus
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:05 pm Reply with quote
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I'm in, its going to be bigger than Texas so get in while the getting's good
Starting not far from here

via here



Eventually ending up here

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Humpty
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 4:24 pm Reply with quote
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Ive done that trip a few tips in my old Green Bug and it was a blast.... Would love to do it again.... If I could only get the time off.... And I still earned the bux I use too! Crying or Very sad Teachers aren't paid much you know!... Guess I'll live my life vicariously through you guys.... You need to keep this thread going for this trip fellas!.... Movie footage, photos, the whole nine yards!

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Brian
Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:14 pm Reply with quote
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Sure thing Simon - it'll be an adventure Smile

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