The Largest Island in the World.


Magun's Compass
Learn from the Travel Experiences of Others

Not everyone chooses to hitch for rides on the world's largest island.

Because there is so much of nothing in between anything, the waits can be long and not without dangers.

The Track is long and straight; the only road from Adelaide to Darwin.

On the other hand, an attempt to thumb it around the continent saves you money, and you gain more of an insight into the local character, than any guide book can give you.

The Hitching in Oz experience
goes a little like this

Let's take Melbourne as the starting point, although many prefer to choose Sydney:

"I won't hold it against you that you're a pom!" Stewie cries out, as his clasp nearly breaks your hand. "Tom tells me you're going to Queensland. I'll give you my brother's address."

The open hospitality one receives is genuine, and spontaneous.

In the mid-twenties Celsius of early November, a red-costumed Santa is already making promises to little children; as the songs of Yuletide ring out around the air-conditioned shopping-centres, and the casual shopper subconsciously buys.

How strange to think of Christmas
on the beach!

[The Walkabout]

[Melbourne to Adelaide]

Australia Index.

Nomadic Gatherings - Travels in Asia and Australia

Travel on trains and buses in Asia, then jump into cars with complete strangers in Australia and New Zealand as Michel introduces you to a collection of characters that bring Nomadic Gatherings to life.

If you can't afford to buy a copy of Nomadic Gatherings, the chapters are slowly being made available online - for free.

You may even decide that it really is worth having a hard copy in your hands; a useful read for those long bus journeys being written about, and for endless waits at ferry ports.

Nomadic Gatherings - Online Chapters.

Find out more about Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, The Middle East, and The Americas.
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