The Journey

Bob’s world record attempt will take him on a 15,000 kilometre journey to 40 different airports across Australia. He’ll take off in April 2019 from his home airport of Devonport and then travel up the east coast of Australia. He’ll stop at urban areas including Sydney and the Gold Coast before landing at regional centres like Townsville.

From the tip of northern Australia he’ll travel West to Darwin, Broome and Karratha. He’ll then fly south to Perth, cross over Western Australia to Adelaide before heading back home. He’ll stop off at King Island and Hobart before returning to Devonport after three weeks in the air.

In order to break the record, he must travel to the most northern, southern, eastern and western points of Australia.

Bob hopes to meet other young people and talk to members of the community throughout his journey. If you live near one of his planned stopped and are interested in meeting Bob, get in touch through the Surviving Turbulence Facebook page or by emailing



1. Devonport

2. Flinders Island


3. Lakes Entrance

New South Wales

4. Merimbula

5. Wollongong

6. Lake Macquarie

7. Coffs Harbour


8. Gold Coast

9. Bundaberg

10. Mackay

11. Townsville

12. Cairns

13. Northern Peninsula

14. Horn Island

15. Weipa

16. Normanton

17. Burketown

Northern Territory

18. Booroloola

19. Gove

20. Darwin

Western Australia

21. Kununurra

22. Derby

23. Broome

24. Port Hedland

25. Karratha

26. Canarvon

27. Geraldton

28. Jandakot

29. Albany

30. Esperence

31. Forrest

South Australia

32. Ceduna

33. Port Lincoln

34. Parafield


35. Bendigo

36. Tyabb


37. King Island

38. Cambridge

39. St Helens

40. Georgetown

41. Devonport

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