Run Down Under

Designed in 2014, Run Down Under was the first country to be added to Run The World – a concept that originated with an excel spreadsheet, 750 inaugural members and an amazing concept to virtually run around Australia. The original map covers 14,080kms and passes through 98 towns and every state and territory of Australia. An additional map is unlocked once you have completed this journey with a further 15,490kms to tick off.

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Milestones

Sydney 286km

Millions of tourists come to Sydney each year to see the city's natural features that include Sydney Harbour, the Royal National Park, Bondi Beach, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. Man-made attractions such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge are also well known to visitors.

Brisbane 1,244km

Named after the Brisbane River on which it is located, the city has hosted several large cultural, international and sporting events, including the 1982 Commonwealth Games, World Expo '88, the final Goodwill Games in 2001, and the 2014 G-20 summit

Katherine 4,306km

Often called the 'Crossroads of the North' because of its location, Katherine is the fourth largest town in the NT and a modern thriving regional centre that offers a wide range of services to communities from the Western Australian border to the Gulf of Carpentaria on the Queensland border.

Perth 8,140km

Visit Australia's sunniest capital city and you'll experience more than just amazing sunsets over the ocean. Perth effortlessly blends urban cool with raw natural beauty and makes the perfect base for your unique Western Australian experience.

Adelaide 11,450km

A city that lives well beyond its conveniently designed square mile epicentre, flowing seamlessly into world-famous wine and food regions such as Barossa, just an hour's drive north, or coastal escapes in the Fleurieu or Yorke Peninsula. You'll be spoilt for choice.

Melbourne 12,328km

Home of the Tram, the Hook Turn, The MCG, the most liveable city tag and the economic hub of Australia. Melbourne is renowned for running events - there are not too many weekends where a fun run or major event isn't on - so there are no excuses here.

Burnie 13,043km

Burnie's hills hide impressive gardens and parks, and it is surrounded by beautiful beaches, sparkling water and fresh air. But there is no escaping the presence of a busy container port, the rail hub or the factory framework lining the highway around Emu Bay on the eastern approach to Burnie.

Finish 14,080km

Best known for its harbourfront Sydney Opera House, Massive Darling Harbour, the smaller Circular Quay port, the arched Harbour Bridge and esteemed Royal Botanic Gardens... it will also be known as the end of your 14,080km journey.

The journey

From To Distance KM Cumulative KMs
Canberra Goulburn 90 90
Goulburn Bowral 80 170
Bowral Sydney 116 286
Sydney Wyong 89 375
Wyong Newcastle 70 445
Newcastle Forster 147 592
Forster Port Macquarie 108 700
Port Macquarie Coffs Harbour 150 850
Coffs Harbour Yamba 115 965
Yamba Byron Bay 110 1075
Byron Bay QLD Border 65 1140
QLD Border Brisbane 104 1244
Brisbane Dalby 206 1450
Dalby Miles 127 1577
Miles Roma 140 1717
Roma Tregole National Park 183 1900
Tregole National Park Augathella 90 1990
Augathella Tambo 112 2102
Tambo Blackall 100 2202
Blackall Barcaldine 104 2306
Barcaldine Longreach 106 2412
Longreach Winton 178 2590
Winton Kynuna 164 2754
Kynuna Cloncurry 186 2940
Cloncurry Mt Isa 117 3057
Mt Isa NT border 203 3260
NT border Soudan Station 95 3355
Soudan Station Barkly Homestead 152 3507
Barkly Homestead Turnoff to Stuart Highway 186 3693
Turnoff to Stuart Highway Lake Woods 199 3892
Lake Woods Daly Waters 161 4053
Daly Waters Mataranka 147 4200
Mataranka Katherine 106 4306
Katherine Gregory National Park 179 4485
Gregory National Park Timber Creek 106 4591
Timber Creek WA Border 184 4775
WA Border Kununurra 44 4819
Kununurra Warmun 196 5015
Warmun Halls Creek 165 5180
Halls Creek Mueller Ranges 120 5300
Mueller Ranges Fitzroy Crossing 170 5470
Fitzroy Crossing Willare 230 5700
Willare Broome 130 5830
Broome Bidyadanga 138 5968
Bidyadanga Sandfire 150 6118
Sandfire Pardoo Roadhouse 169 6287
Pardoo Roadhouse Port Headland 111 6398
Port Headland Indee 70 6468
Indee Mulga Downs 162 6630
Mulga Downs Newman 209 6839
Newman Kumarina 241 7080
Kumarina Meekatharra 170 7250
Meekatharra Lake Austin 129 7379
Lake Austin Yalgoo 156 7535
Yalgoo Geraldton 192 7727
Geraldton Badgingarra 219 7946
Badgingarra Gingin 124 8070
Gingin Perth 70 8140
Perth Preston Beach 124 8264
Preston Beach Margaret River 153 8417
Margaret River Pemberton 139 8556
Pemberton Peaceful Bay 143 8699
Peaceful Bay Albany 93 8792
Albany Jerramungup 179 8971
Jerramungup Ravensthorpe 114 9085
Ravensthorpe Esperance 187 9272
Esperance Norseman 203 9475
Norseman Fraser Range 123 9598
Fraser Range Balladonia 97 9695
Balladonia Caiguna 152 9847
Caiguna Madura 156 10003
Madura Eucla 182 10185
Eucla Nullarbor Conservation Reserve 195 10380
Nullarbor Conservation Reserve Nundroo 169 10549
Nundroo Ceduna 126 10675
Ceduna Wudinna 211 10886
Wudinna Port Augusta 257 11143
Port Augusta Port Wakefield 209 11352
Port Wakefield Adelaide 98 11450
Adelaide Tintinara 210 11660
Tintinara Mt Gambier 224 11884
Mt Gambier Penshurst 166 12050
Penshurst Geelong 205 12255
Geelong Melbourne 73 12328
Melbourne Devonport (via Ferry) 0 12328
Devonport Launceston 90 12418
Launceston Hobart 200 12618
Hobart Tarraleah 127 12745
Tarraleah Queenstown 133 12878
Queenstown Burnie 165 13043
Burnie Melbourne (via Ferry) 0 13043
Melbourne Rosedale 182 13225
Rosedale Lakes Entrance 136 13361
Lakes Entrance Genoa 194 13555
Genoa Eden 47 13602
Eden Batemans Bay 200 13802
Batemans Bay Kiama 150 13952
Kiama Sydney FINISH 128 14080

Did you know?

  • Australia is an island. In fact, it is the biggest island in the world. Apart from being an island, it is also a continent, but it is the smallest of all the continents in the world. Australia is the 6th biggest country in the world.
  • 20 of the top 25 most venomous snakes come from Australia. In fact, the first 11 are all from Australia.
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the longest reef and the largest living thing in the world. It is 2,010 kms long and is so big it can be seen from space.
  • The longest fence in the world, referred to as the Dingo Fence, runs for 5,531 kilometres through Queensland and South Australia.
  • The national coat of arms of Australia has an emu and a kangaroo on it. This is because neither of these animals can walk backwards, symbolizing a nation moving forward.

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RUN DOWN UNDER 2

Once our first Aussie map was finished we saw the need to continue the journey and explore towns and cities not previously visited with Run Down Under. Following a brand new route that takes you through the red-centre and to Darwin and the Top end; we have another 15,000kms plus to keep you going on your journey around Australia.

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Milestones

Uluru 16,950km

Probably Australia’s best-known natural landmark. The ancient monolith was created over some 600 million years. It originally sat at the bottom of a sea, but today stands 348m above ground.

Exmouth 19,802km

One of the few areas in Australia that can boast the Range to Reef experience. You can hike through walk trails and gorges offering some of the best views in the west, or indulge in some relaxing at pristine sandy beaches with crystal clear turquoise waters.

Darwin 23,247km

Australia's only tropical capital city, the capital of the Northern Territory is closer to Bali than Bondi. Nature is well and truly part of Darwin's backyard − the famous national parks of Kakadu and Litchfield are only a few hours' drive away, and the unique Tiwi Islands are a boat-ride away.

Bamaga 26,568km

Welcome to the TOP of Australia! If you jog an extra 30km to Cape York, you will be at the most northern point of Australia - a bucket list trip for many Aussies.

Brisbane 29,570km

Australia’s most underrated city is a perfect location to finish lap number 2 of Australia. An energetic river town on the way up, with an edgy arts scene, pumping nightlife, lush parks and historic buildings… all folded into the elbows of the meandering Brisbane River.

The Journey

From To Distance KM Cumulative KMs
Sydney Bathurst 201 201
Bathurst Dubbo 200 401
Dubbo Nyngan 170 571
Nyngan Cobar 132 703
Cobar Wilcannia 262 965
Wilcannia Broken Hill 198 1163
Broken Hill Oodla Wirra 257 1420
Oodla Wirra Port Paterson 145 1565
Port Paterson Pimba 184 1749
Pimba Glendambo 112 1861
Glendambo Coober Pedy 255 2116
Coober Pedy Marla 234 2350
Marla Erldunda 254 2604
Erldunda Uluru 267 2871
Uluru Kaltukatjara 231 3102
Kaltukatjara Ngaanyatjara-Giles 102 3204
Ngaanyatjara-Giles Warburton 227 3431
Warburton Cosmo Newberry 402 3833
Cosmo Newberry Laverton 152 3985
Laverton Leonora 125 4110
Leonora Leinster 136 4246
Leinster Sandstone 152 4398
Sandstone Mount Magnet 154 4552
Mount Magnet Tenindewa 277 4829
Tenindewa Binnu 143 4972
Binnu Shark Bay 218 5190
Shark Bay Carnarvon 169 5359
Carnarvon Coral Bay 225 5584
Coral Bay Exmouth 138 5722
Exmouth Yannarie 198 5920
Yannarie Onslow 197 6117
Onslow Mardie Station 217 6334
Mardie Station Karratha 95 6429
Karratha Mundabullangana 180 6609
Mundabullangana Pardoo 192 6801
Pardoo Lagrange Bay 291 7092
Lagrange Bay Derby 319 7411
Derby Mount Hardman 173 7584
Mount Hardman Oord River 480 8064
Oord River NT Border 294 8358
NT Border Timber Creek 202 8560
Timber Creek Manbulloo 262 8822
Manbulloo Adelaide River 232 9054
Adelaide River Darwin 113 9167
Darwin Kakadu 211 9378
Kakadu Pine Creek 249 9627
Pine Creek Jilkminggan 230 9857
Jilkminggan Roper Bar 155 10012
Roper Bar Borroloola 377 10389
Borroloola QLD Border 264 10653
QLD Border Burketown 254 10907
Burketown Normantown 203 11110
Normantown Maramie 258 11368
Maramie Pormpuraaw 194 11562
Pormpuraaw Yarraden 232 11794
Yarraden Archer River 198 11992
Archer River Weipa 154 12146
Weipa Bramwell Junction 173 12319
Bramwell Junction Bamaga 169 12488
Bamaga Heathlands Resource Reserve 130 12618
Heathlands Resource Reserve Coen 312 12930
Coen Starcke 330 13260
Starcke Cooktown 156 13416
Cooktown Wonga 147 13563
Wonga Cairns 98 13661
Cairns Mission Beach 139 13800
Mission Beach Townsville 235 14035
Townsville Guthalungra 138 14173
Guthalungra Airlie Beach 137 14310
Airlie Beach Mackay 149 14459
Mackay Clairview 117 14576
Clairview Rockhampton 219 14795
Rockhampton Benaraby 125 14920
Benaraby Bundaberg 166 15086
Bundaberg Maryborough 110 15196
Maryborough Noosa 155 15351
Noosa Brisbane 139 15490