Between February 2002 and March 2003 I circumnavigated 12,504 miles around the Australian continent on my bicycle, or push bike as they say there. After that I went to New Zealand for three months and met up with a friend and ended up pushing the total mileage to 14,115.7 miles (22717.02 km). I spent 269 days on my bike, 272 days not on my bike, and getting 67 flat tires over those 17 months.
I started and ended my 13 month lap around Australia at Luna Park in St. Kilda/Melbourne.. The distance around Australia (including Tasmania) ended up being about 20,281km (12,600 miles).
One fun thing I did during my trip was to visit six "confluences", which is where a whole-numbered latitude/longitude mark intersects for The Degree Confluence Project.
Farted around town for awhile. Batchelor was a little wierd in that you couldn't really find the center of town, even though there was a sign explicitly stating "town center", which consisted of a store and post office.
Heading out of town both tires went flat. I really need new tubes, but there hasn't been a bike shop in 2,000k that has the ones I need.
Camped near the magnetic termite mounds in Litchfield NP. They are "magnetic" in that they almost align themselves to the north...this way the rising sun will heat up the flat side, then as the sun gets high it has less surface area to hit and the mound doesn't overheat.