Hello. I did it all. I bought a van in 2001,went with a friend from Brisbane to Alice Springs in 5 weeks,because my mate didn,t had much more time. In 2005 I bought the BMW,I wanted to go from Perth more Norh,but it was already 38°C in Perth,and 42°C in Broome,that,s why I took the train,just because I din,t want to do the Nullarbor again.From Adelaide(the Indian Pacific has a stop there) I went inland to visit some friends in Brisbane. I did 15.000 km in 3 months. And in 2011 I shipped my Harley Electra-Glide,with Getrouted, from the UK to Melbourne,and back from Sydney to Barcelona,after a 30.000 km trip in 4 months.It takes 6 weeks on sea from the UK to Melbourne,and the same time back,but I own 2 bikes,so for me it was no problem,6 weeks without the Harley. I want to come back next year,or 2015,but I bring my own bike with me,with Carnet de Passage,no hassle for a TP assurance,no problem at the RACV,went to the port,connect the battery,waited for the inspetion,and could ride my own bike on Australian soil,just AMAZING. See you next year. Chris. P.S. I am Belgian.