Leaving Haddon, up the center down the west coast
  • Day79

    Home at last

    September 27, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Day 79 and we are home nice to be home. Jess was happy. Well have done a break down of our costs on the road for 3 months. Traveling half way around Australia 🇦🇺

    Here is our honest break down of expenses and tips ✅

    ⛽️ Fuel - We drive a 2003 Mitsubishi Pajero exceed 3.8lt petrol motor

    ⬇️Minimum paid $132.9 c/L
    ⬆️Maximum paid $2.15 c/L

    🚗Total k’s 20,510km
    💰Total $6675.01($84.49 a day)
    ⛽️Total litres 4056.9
    〽️Usage 19.86 litres to the 100 k’s (90% towing)

    ❇️ We use the “Fuel Maps Australia” app to find the cheapest fuel.
    ❇️ We also use fuel vouchers where possible.
    ❇️ Headwinds suck... suck your fuel that is! Max 26 litres to the 100k’s.

    🛠 Car and Van Maintenance
    💰 $411
    3 tyres, tap in van, couple of gas bottles

    ⛺️ Accommodation
    79 days in total
    📍34days free camping
    📍65 days at caravan parks = $1672.40
    💰Total $21.16 a day
    Washing $88 =$1.11 a day

    ❇️ 2A 2C
    ❇️ We use “wikicamps” to help find our accommodation.
    ❇️ Join the TAWKERS group. Lots of caravan parks that have kids stay free.
    @travellingaustraliawithkids
    ❇️ Also worth joining is the other caravan park groups like discovery parks and big4. Some of their deals are great 👍
    ❇️ Chat to other campers around you, they may have just been where your going and have great tips for you 😃

    🍽 Groceries
    💰 $1720.13($21.77 day)

    ❇️ We are a family of 4(kids 9, 10)
    ❇️ We try to have snacks in the car for those long drives.
    ❇️ We have a fridge in the car so on the days away from the caravan we pack our lunch.

    🎡 Activities
    💰 $1035

    ❇️ Don’t forget about National Park entry fees. Uluru is $65 and Kakadu $100 for a family. Most others are only $13 we brought WA park pass for $46 for 3 weeks

    🐟🍟 Takeaway pub meals
    💰 $1434.55

    ❇️ We seriously don’t have that much takeaway so this figure shocked us but with a family of 4 it adds up quick 🙈
    💰 $18.15 a day.

    So purely our on road costs are...
    ⛽️ Fuel $6675.01 - $84.49 a day
    ⛺️ Accommodation $1672.70 - $21.17 a day
    🍽 Groceries $1443.65 $18.20 a day
    🎡 Activities $1035- $13.10 a day
    🍟 Takeaway pub $1434.55 $18.15 a day
    Miscellaneous $499

    💰 Total $12,759.91 - $161.51 a day

    Memories - PRICELESS!!!!

    So roughly that’s $1160 a week! 👍
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