Jim Mann (J&J)

Completed: 8 December 2018

  • Start date: 13 October 2018
  • Age When Completed: 75
  • Direction Walked: North to South
  • Others in Group:

    Joan Wright (65)

General Comments

Great walk requiring physical and mental stamina. It took us 50 walking days with 7 rest days in track towns.

Food/Supplies Comments

Dehydrated much of our own food and topped it up in the track towns.

Favourite Section

Too many to name. Each section had a character of its own.


Reaching halfway and keeping going.

Personal Reactions

Tiredness, elation


Many kangaroos, emus, some snakes, a racehorse goanna

Your Best Equipment

An umbrella against the sun and rain.

Your Worst Equipment

Walking poles.

Advice for Others

Take it at your own speed and enjoy the simplicity of the life on the track.