CAWA Trip 2018 – Budget Update 6

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We have now reached 24 weeks of our trip and only have two to go before we are home. The last month has seen us travel from the south-west tip of Australia in Augusta, through the tall tree forests, along the beaches of southern WA, visit Wave Rock and the Goldfields before making our way across the Nullarbor and enjoying the scenery of the Great Australian Bight. Whilst we stayed in caravan parks when it was cold we have now added some free camps reducing our costs. Fuel prices were high again across the Nullarbor and we have driven more than 22,000 kilometres on our journey.

Our costs this month and totals in brackets (171 days)

Kilometres covered – 4353 (22218)
Cost – $1276.31 ($6396.20)
Litres – 756.37 (3981.50)
Average km per litre – 5.53 overall
Average fuel cost – $1.673 per litre ($1.617 per litre overall)

Free Camps – 8 (45)
Low Cost (showgrounds, pubs, national parks, etc) – 1 (18)
Caravan Parks – 19 (102)

House Darwin – 8 ($1500)
Total Cost – $660.78 ($4209.15 excl house)
Average per night – $25.82 ($33.38 incl house)

Gas Refill – $0 ($117.98)
Laundry – $0 ($22)

Day Trips and Entry Fees above $50 – $320.18 ($5362.78)

This month included the Super Pit tour at Kalgoorlie, entry fees to Tree Top Walk and the Anzac Centre and the purchase of our painting in Esperance. Most other excursions were scenic drives and we used our National Park Pass and took packed lunches.

With only two weeks remaining my next update will be the final outcome of costs.



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