Australia - Sydney - John & Derek Automotive Pty Ltd


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John and Derek have been looking after my volvo's for 5 years now, very fairly priced, great customer service and extremely knowledgeable. Parts and servicing wise, also cheaper than any of the local dealers and everytime i have ordered a part, it has arrived that day or by the next afternoon. I know Chuck said noone deserves a 10/10 , but John and Derek Automotive at Carlton, about 5 mins from my place, wooohooo, definitely are a 10/10. Thanks for turning my car back into the Swedish beast it should be, feels like a new car guys.


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I'll make sure I stop there after I make it to Australia...

And who said you can't drive from Massachusetts to Australia.


oh and ollie you mind if i crash at your place for a few weeks while i recoup for the trip home? ;)

No problem Erik, just make sure you don't forget your kayak. ROFL

Driving directions to Sydney NSW, Australia

16,451 mi – about 56 days 9 hours

Via Unknown road - remove

Boston, MA

1. Head west on Court St toward Boston Pl 486 ft

2. Turn left at Tremont St 0.9 mi

3. Turn right at Marginal St 0.2 mi

4. Take the Mass Pike/I-90 W ramp 0.1 mi

5. Merge onto I-90 W

Toll road

Entering New York 151 mi

6. Continue on Berkshire Spur W/NYS Thruway Berkshire Spur W

Toll road 6.7 mi

7. Take exit 22-61 for I-87 N/I-90 toward Albany/Buffalo 0.5 mi

8. Merge onto I-87 N/New York State Trwy W

Continue to follow New York State Trwy W

Partial toll road

Entering Pennsylvania 361 mi

9. Continue on I-90 W

Entering Ohio 119 mi

10. Take the exit onto I-90 W toward Toledo 26.2 mi

11. Slight right at OH-2 W (signs for Lorain/State Hwy 2 W/Sandusky/State Hwy 58) 25.6 mi

12. Continue on US-6 W 0.5 mi

13. Continue on OH-2 W 24.4 mi

14. Take the State Hwy 53 exit toward Fremont 0.3 mi

15. Turn left at W Fremont Rd 466 ft

16. Turn left at S Wonnell Rd 0.6 mi

17. Make a U-turn 0.2 mi

18. Continue straight onto S Wonnell Rd 0.5 mi

19. Turn right at W Fremont Rd 5.4 mi

20. Continue on OH-53 4.6 mi

21. Take the ramp to I-80 W/I-90 W

Toll road 0.5 mi

22. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for I-80 W/I-90 W/Chicago and merge onto I-80 W/I-90 W

Continue to follow I-90 W

Partial toll road

Passing through Indiana, Illinois

Entering Wisconsin 498 mi

23. Continue on I-94 W (signs for Eau Claire/I-94/St Paul)

Entering Minnesota 156 mi

24. Take exit 249 for I-694 N 0.8 mi

25. Merge onto I-694 W 29.8 mi

26. Slight right at I-94 W (signs for I-94)

Passing through North Dakota

Entering Montana 818 mi

27. Merge onto I-90 W

Passing through Idaho

Entering Washington 815 mi

28. Take exit 10 to merge onto I-405 N toward Everett/Bellevue 3.6 mi

29. Take exit 14 to merge onto WA-520 W toward Seattle 6.0 mi

30. Take the Montlake Blvd exit 0.5 mi

31. Merge onto Montlake Blvd E/WA-513 0.3 mi

32. Turn left at NE Pacific St 0.7 mi

33. Continue on NE Northlake Way 0.2 mi

34. Turn left to stay on NE Northlake Way 1.0 mi

35. Kayak across the Pacific Ocean

Entering Hawaii 2,756 mi

36. Slight right at Turtle Bay Hilton 0.1 mi

37. Turn left at Kuilima Dr 0.5 mi

38. Turn right at HI-83 10.5 mi

39. Continue on Joseph P Leong Hwy 1.9 mi

40. Slight right at HI-99/N Kamehameha Hwy

Continue to follow N Kamehameha Hwy 8.6 mi

41. Merge onto I-H2 S via the ramp to Honolulu 8.2 mi

42. Merge onto I-H1 E 4.5 mi

43. Take exit 13B to merge onto I-H201 E 4.7 mi

44. Continue on I-H1 E 3.8 mi

45. Take exit 23 for Punahou St 0.2 mi

46. Turn right at Punahou St 0.1 mi

47. Turn right at S Beretania St 0.1 mi

48. Turn left at Kalakaua Ave 1.9 mi

49. Kayak across the Pacific Ocean

Entering Japan 3,879 mi

50. Continue straight 0.3 mi

51. Turn right 184 ft

52. Turn left toward 県道263号線 0.2 mi

53. Turn left toward 県道263号線 0.2 mi

54. Turn right at 県道263号線 0.3 mi

55. Slight left to stay on 県道263号線 200 ft

56. Turn left to stay on 県道263号線 0.3 mi

57. Turn right at 国道125号線 0.4 mi

58. Turn left at 国道354号線 0.4 mi

59. Slight left to stay on 国道354号線 2.0 mi

60. Turn right to stay on 国道354号線 1.0 mi

61. Take the ramp to 常磐自動車道

Toll road 0.3 mi

62. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for 東京 and merge onto 常磐自動車道

Toll road 23.8 mi

63. Take exit 三郷JCT toward 首都高・銀座・湾岸線

Toll road 0.7 mi

64. Merge onto 首都高速6号三郷線

Toll road 5.7 mi

65. Take exit 小菅JCT toward 湾岸線・銀座

Toll road 0.4 mi

66. Merge onto 首都高速中央環状線

Toll road 0.4 mi

67. Take exit 堀切JCT on the right toward 銀座・箱崎

Toll road 0.3 mi

68. Merge onto 首都高速6号向島線

Toll road 5.4 mi

69. Take exit 江戸橋JCT toward 新宿・北池袋

Toll road 0.4 mi

70. Merge onto 首都高速都心環状線

Toll road 3.8 mi

71. Take exit 谷町JCT on the right toward 東名・渋谷

Toll road 0.3 mi

72. Merge onto 首都高速3号渋谷線

Toll road 6.9 mi

73. Continue on 東名高速道路

Toll road 215 mi

74. Continue on 名神高速道路 (signs for 名神・東海北陸道・京都・高山)

Toll road 104 mi

75. Take exit 吹田JCT toward 中国道・山陽道・宝塚・岡山

Toll road 1.3 mi

76. Merge onto 中国自動車道

Toll road 18.6 mi

77. Take exit 神戸JCT toward 山陽道・岡山・徳島

Toll road 0.8 mi

78. Merge onto 山陽自動車道

Toll road 192 mi

79. Take exit 廿日市JCT toward 山陽道・岩国・北九州

Toll road 0.8 mi

80. Merge onto 広島岩国道路

Toll road 7.4 mi

81. Take the ramp onto 山陽自動車道

Toll road 59.4 mi

82. Take exit 山口JCT to merge onto 中国自動車道

Toll road 40.5 mi

83. Continue on 関門橋

Toll road 5.9 mi

84. Continue on 九州自動車道 (signs for 九州道・福岡・熊本)

Toll road 59.1 mi

85. Take exit 鳥栖JCT toward 大分道・大分・長崎道・長崎・佐賀

Toll road 0.2 mi

86. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for 長崎道・長崎・佐賀 and merge onto 長崎自動車道

Toll road 75.1 mi

87. Take exit 高速長崎IC toward ながさき出島道路・(長崎市街)

Toll road 0.5 mi

88. Merge onto ながさき出島道路/国道324号バイパス

Toll road 1.9 mi

89. Take the ramp onto 出島海岸通り/国道499号線

Partial toll road 0.4 mi

90. Turn left at 江戸町通り 0.2 mi

91. Turn left 486 ft

92. Turn left 400 ft

93. Take the 長崎~奈良尾~奈留島~福江 ferry

Toll road 60.8 mi

94. Continue straight 0.2 mi

95. Turn right toward 国道384号線 0.3 mi

96. Turn left at 国道384号線 1.3 mi

97. Slight left at 県道27号線 7.0 mi

98. Turn left at 県道31号線 0.4 mi

99. Continue on 県道164号線 4.7 mi

100. Turn left to stay on 県道164号線 0.2 mi

101. Slight left at 国道384号線 2.9 mi

102. Turn left 0.6 mi

103. Kayak across the Pacific Ocean

Entering Australia (Northern Territory) 3,358 mi

104. Turn right at Myilly Tce 0.2 mi

105. Turn left at Kahlin Ave 0.2 mi

106. Turn left at Gilruth Ave 1.1 mi

107. Turn right at Goyder Rd 0.2 mi

108. Turn left at Stuart Hwy 598 mi

109. Turn left at Barkly Hwy

Entering Queensland 395 mi

110. Turn left to stay on Barkly Hwy 74.8 mi

111. Continue on Flinders Hwy 9.1 mi

112. Turn right at Landsborough Hwy 207 mi

113. Turn left to stay on Landsborough Hwy

Go through 2 roundabouts 177 mi

114. Turn right to stay on Landsborough Hwy 257 mi

115. Slight left at Warrego Hwy 57.3 mi

116. Turn left to stay on Warrego Hwy 0.3 mi

117. Turn right at Alice St 0.8 mi

118. Continue on Mitchell St George Rd 126 mi

119. Turn left at Balonne Hwy 3.3 mi

120. Turn right at Carnarvon Hwy

Entering New South Wales 73.6 mi

121. Continue on George St 0.8 mi

122. Turn right at Yarouah St 0.8 mi

123. Continue on Carnarvon Hwy 42.0 mi

124. Carnarvon Hwy turns slightly right and becomes Railway Pde 20.1 mi

125. Continue on Boolooroo St 9.2 mi

126. Continue on Mungindi Rd 1.8 mi

127. Turn right at Newell Hwy

Go through 1 roundabout 62.8 mi

128. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit and stay on Newell Hwy

Go through 1 roundabout 2.6 mi

129. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Kamilaroi Hwy 33.8 mi

130. Turn left to stay on Kamilaroi Hwy

Go through 2 roundabouts 83.1 mi

131. Turn right at New England Hwy

Go through 1 roundabout 52.8 mi

132. Turn left to stay on New England Hwy 29.4 mi

133. Turn right at Campbell St 0.2 mi

134. Turn left at John St 0.7 mi

135. Continue on Putty Rd 5.2 mi

136. Turn left at Broke Mount Thorley Rd 8.3 mi

137. Continue on Wollombi St 1.1 mi

138. Continue on Paynes Crossing Rd 18.4 mi

139. Continue on Great North Rd 4.0 mi

140. Turn left to stay on Great North Rd 10.5 mi

141. Continue on George Downes Dr 17.2 mi

142. Turn left at Mangrove Mountain Rd 1.7 mi

143. Slight left to stay on Mangrove Mountain Rd 2.7 mi

144. Continue on Peats Ridge Rd 3.0 mi

145. Take the ramp onto Sydney Newcastle Fwy 31.8 mi

146. Take the exit toward Pacific Hwy 0.2 mi

147. Turn left at Pacific Hwy 8.4 mi

148. Turn left to stay on Pacific Hwy 112 ft

149. Take the ramp onto Gore Hill Fwy 0.9 mi

150. Continue on Warringah Fwy 2.9 mi

151. Continue on Bradfield Hwy

Partial toll road 1.2 mi

152. Slight left to stay on Bradfield Hwy 407 ft

153. Slight left to stay on Bradfield Hwy 0.2 mi

154. Turn left at Grosvenor St 0.1 mi

155. Turn right at George St 0.3 mi

Sydney NSWAustralia

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