Q. How long will it take?
A. About 55 days plus or minus 5 days
Q. How long is the trail?
A. At last count 1003kms (+\- 25kms)
Q. Where do you sleep?
A. Shelters are all the way along the trail spaced at a good days walk apart, ranging from 12kms to 25kms.
Q. What about showers and toilets?
A. No showers but long drop toilets at each shelters.
Q. Is it in the Australian desert?
A. No the trail is in the woods. It is dry but the Aussie bush has adapted to this and it's very green all the way along.
Q. Are the trees big?
A. Yes! A section of the trail runs through old growth forrest with absolutely giant trees that compete with the Redwood trees in the USA and the New Zealand Kauri as the largest trees growing anywhere in the world.
Q. What about water?
A. Each shelter has a rain water tank. This has proven to be a sufficient supply for hikers year round.
Q. How do you re supply your food?
A. The trail runs through small towns every 5 to 7 days where we can buy food. We will stay in town to rest shower and wash our clothes.
Q. How heavy is your pack?
A. Between 12 to 15 kgs depending on how much food and water we are carrying.
Q. Is it dangerous?
A. No, not really. The only danger might be snakes and they are very scared of people and stay well clear of us.
Q. Are many other people are around?
A. The trail is very popular with 100s of people hiking on the trail at any one time. Maybe up to 200 people complete an end to end hike each year. (The number is growing all the time)
Q. Is the trail very old?
A. Parts of the trail loosely follow old Aboriginal trails used for seasonal travels.
Q. Will you have phone coverage on the trail
A. I do today! 😊
it's Our Epic Trip...
David & Christine are from New Zealand and are embarking on a trip around the world the slow way, on foot and by personal vehicle. This could get interesting!