Less than ten days away now, and the excitement mounts.
Some interesting statistics:
The distance from Sydney to Perth in a direct line is 3,301 km
Our route (subject to deviations) is 5,736 km according to Google Maps. It will be longer once we include the side trips we have planned. It will be another 550+k for me if you count riding to Perth and back to Katanning.
The distance from Perth Au to Wellington NZ in a direct line (great circle) is 5257.6 km.