The Journey

Robert, fellow skipper Mick Souter and cameraman Zorro Gamarnik have now completed their journey, the first-ever circumnavigation of Australia and Tasmania in an outboard-driven boat.

They departed Sydney on the 2nd June and travelled anticlockwise around the entire coast of Australia in two 5.4m Naiad RIBs (18ft dinghies). They arrived back in Sydney on the 11th September.

Their trip was divided into 77 segments, ranging from 60 to 420 miles. On 48 of the segments, two seats were auctioned to the highest bidder to raise funds for polio eradication and conservation.


Itinerary & Auction

Tuesday 31st MayDeparting Sydney  
Thursday 2nd JuneSydney to Newcastle  
Friday 3rd JuneNewcastle to Coffs Harbour  
Saturday 4th JuneCoffs Harbour to Brisbane  
Sunday 5th JuneBrisbane to Mooloolaba$300
Monday 6th JuneMooloolaba to Hervey Bay 
Tuesday 7th JuneHervey Bay to Gladstone$200
Wednesday 8th JuneGladstone to Yeppoon$0
Thursday 9th JuneYeppoon to Mackay$250
Friday 10th JuneMackay to Airlie Beach$140
Saturday 11th JuneAirlie Beach to Townsville$210
Sunday 12th JuneRest Day 
Monday 13th JuneTownsville to Mission Beach$300
Tuesday 14th JuneMission Beach to Cairns$100
Wednesday 17th JuneRest Day 
Thursday 16th JuneCairns to Cooktown$200
Friday 17th to Saturday 18thCooktown to Restoration Island 
Sunday 19th JuneRestoration Island to Thursday Island$200
Monday 20th JuneThursday Island to Weipa$200
Tues 21st to Wed 22ndWeipa to Gove (Nhulunbuy) 
Thursday 23rd JuneRest Day 
Friday 24th JuneGove to Elcho Island$0
Saturday 25th JuneElcho Island to South Goulburn Island$0
Sunday 26th JuneSouth Goulburn Island to Knocker Bay$0
Monday 27th JuneKnocker Bay to Darwin$200
Tuesday 28th JuneRest Day 
Wednesday 29th JuneRest Day 
Thursday 30th JuneDarwin to Anson Bay$200
Friday 1st JulyAnson Bay to Faraway Bay 
Saturday 2nd JulyFaraway Bay to Osborne Island 
Sunday 3rd JulyOsborne Island to Bigge Island 
Monday 4th JulyBigge Island to Kuri Bay 
Tuesday 5th JulyKuri Bay to Deep Water Point 
Wednesday 6th JulyDeep Water Point to Broome 
Thursday 7th JulyRest Day 
Friday 8th JulyRest Day 
Saturday 9th JulyDepart Broome 
Sunday 10th JulyArrive Port Hedland 
Monday 11th JulyRest Day 
Tuesday 12th JulyPort Hedland to Dampier$200
Wednesday 13th JulyDampier to Exmouth 
Thursday 14th JulyDepart Exmouth 
Friday 15th JulyArrive Carnarvon 
Saturday 16th JulyRest Day 
Sunday 17th JulyCarnarvon to Denham$0
Monday 18th JulyDenham to Port Gregory$0
Tuesday 19th JulyPort Gregory to Geraldton$3000
Wednesday 20th JulyGeraldton to Jurien Bay$2500
Thursday 21st JulyJurien Bay to Perth (Fremantle)$600
Friday 22nd JulyRest Day 
Saturday 23rd JulyRest Day 
Sunday 24th JulyPerth (Fremantle) to Busselton via Mandurah$360
Monday 25th JulyBusselton to Augusta$500
Tuesday 26th JulyRest Day in Augusta 
Wednesday 27th JulyAugusta to Albany$400
Thursday 28th JulyAlbany to Bremer Bay 
Friday 29th JulyRest Day in Bremer Bay 
Saturday 30th JulyBremer Bay to Esperance 
Sunday 31st JulyRest Day in Esperance 
Monday 1st AugustRest Day in Esperance 
Tuesday 2nd AugustRest Day in Esperance 
Wednesday 3rd AugustRest Day in Esperance 
Thursday 4th AugustRest Day in Esperance 
Friday 5th AugustEsperance to Eucla 
Saturday 6th AugustEsperance to Eucla 
Sunday 7th AugustEsperance to Eucla 
Monday 8th AugustEucla to Fowlers Bay 
Tuesday 9th AugustFowlers Bay to Ceduna 
Wednesday 10th AugustRest Day in Ceduna 
Thursday 11th AugustCeduna to Elliston$0
Friday 12th AugustElliston to Port Lincoln$10
Saturday 13th AugustPort Lincoln to Adelaide$150
Sunday 14th AugustDay in Adelaide 
Monday 15th AugustAdelaide to Kangaroo Island$200
Tuesday 16th AugustKangaroo Island to Robe$125
Wednesday 17th AugustDay in Robe 
Thursday 18th AugustDay in Robe 
Friday 19th AugustDay in Robe 
Saturday 20th AugustRobe to Portland$150
Sunday 21st AugustPortland to Apollo Bay
Monday 22nd AugustApollo Bay to Queenscliff$100
Tuesday 23rd AugustQueenscliff to Melbourne $200
Wednesday 24th AugustMelbourne to King Island$400
Thursday 25th AugustDay on King Island 
Friday 26th AugustKing Island to Strahan$500
Saturday 27th AugustDay in Strahan (weather delay) 
Sunday 28th AugustDay in Strahan (weather delay) 
Monday 29th AugustDay in Strahan (weather delay) 
Tuesday 30th AugustDay in Strahan (weather delay) 
Wednesday 31st AugustDay in Strahan (weather delay) 
Thursday 1st SeptemberStrahan to Bruny Island 
Friday 2nd SeptemberDay on Bruny Island 
Saturday 3rd SeptemberBruny Island to Hobart 
Sunday 4th SeptemberDay in Hobart 
Monday 5th SeptemberDay in Hobart 
Tuesday 6th SeptemberHobart to Triabunna$725
Wednesday 7th SeptemberTriabunna to Flinders Island$250
Thursday 8th SeptemberFlinders Island to Eden$125
Friday 9th SeptemberDay in Eden
Saturday 10th SeptemberEden to Ulladulla$200
Sunday 11th SeptemberUlladulla to Sydney$450