Hi all Hoping to tap the collective brains trust (again) as I am planning something fairly big (for us anyway). Let me take you through our background, the high level goals, then the mid level plan before asking you all to critique it, improve it or poo poo it if it is unrealistic. Background: we are a family of 5 so 3 kids aged 6-12. The kids can do good days driving but it then need to be broken up with activities or they go nuts (like all kids) so we can peel off 800kms in a day but need a day or 2 of rest after that. We are all very fit and active so love beaches, bushwalking (youngest did the 12km Rawnsley Bluff hike at the Flinders in July) etc. I tow a 2.8t caravan behind a well equipped Landcruiser but we prefer free camping and only hit caravan parks to recharge, restock and clean laundry… High level plan: we leave Sydney after Xmas and aim for Perth spending bulk of time in southwest WA (ie Albany, Margaret River etc etc etc) over January before locking up the van and truck in storage somewhere and flying home late Jan in time for school. We then aim to return in July for 3 weeks (autumn holidays are already booked with friends doing something else) where we want to pick up the kit and hit the coast between Carnarvon and Exmouth incl Ningaloo etc. I am happy to fly family into spots to carve off lumps of driving if it helps. My dad lives in Busselton and is an ex truckie so loves driving and is likely to drive my kit to a drop off point if a fly him home again. Detailed plan: I leave home early 26/12 and arrive in Port Lincoln late 27/12 (a 2 day monster mission). I do a shark dive on the 28th before picking up family from airport restocking and night at Coffin Bay. We then hit the Nullarbor on the 29th budgeting 4 nights to cross taking it easy so land in Esperance on 2nd Jan. We then spend 3 weeks looking around SW WA till we fly home on the 23rd Jan. I then ask the old man to drive to Broome (or Exmouth) where I pick up the van from him and we will have 23 nights explore the coast between Exmouth and Carnarvon before again flying home. My initial plan involved coming back in October, pickup the van and hitting the Kimberly but I think October is too late for this area. Any comment re this? Questions: Any major drama in my plan? It is ambitious but kids are getting older and I want to do some of WA coast before they become teenagers and are embarrassed by my presence…). Any awesome spots to put on the list of must do’s? Kids and the Nullarbor – madness or ok? Temps that time of year – ok to travel? Storing my rig – any great businesses do this well in WA? Any general comments or improvements?