Wicked were the most affordable ones, especially as we discovered their special offer: 30 days for 2900 AUD (1900 EUR) including insurance and outback fees. But when we wanted to use the fifth gear for the first time on the highway, it made weird noises, I shifted back down immediately. After Fabs tried to use it too we decided that this would not work for the next 6500 kilometers and that we better turned around. So we went back to the garage and office of Wicked. When we arrived there again, they checked the car and admitted that it won't work out for our plans to drive to Melbourne. So they asked us wheather we'd want a brand new car. Sure we said yes and a bit later we stuffed all our luggage into a white, clean, brand new van.
|Our first kangaroos|
As soon as we were out of Perth, we realized that Australia really is a huge national park with a few bigger cities and a couple more small villages in it. When you leave the bigger cities, you find some connecting roads through savannahs, deserts, forests, jungles and what ever else the spectacular nature of Australia has to offer. The outback is huge and wild animals live
|Emus on our campground|
Western Australia is not too wild though. The mediterranean climate is perfect for a drive through beautiful forests and wineries. Every couple of kilometers one can taste wine, cider, honey, cheese or chocolate, some farmers offer also more exotic delicatessen. The quality as well as the price in this region are quite high, teasing and in the meantime a bit shocking after the pure opposite in SEA.
|In winter, you'd see a lake here|
|Plenty of beautiful beaches|
The entire national park around Lucky Bay is
Not to far from Lucky Bay we found the city of Esperance. Well, it is very small, but lovely. The public library offers affordable Wifi with reasonable speed, so we spent a couple of hours there to get back in touch with our beloved ones and to see what the rest of the world did while we were enjoying nature in the Outback.
All our pictures from the road trip between Perth and Esperance